Mount Pearl Minor Baseball/Baseball NL Provincial Tournament Player Eligibility:
Players must be of the proper age for their division. A player can be younger for the division but not older. See the league registration form for the age groups for each division.
Players must also be a resident of either, Mount Pearl, Southlands or Brookfield Plains to qualify. Players from other associations may be considered if that association is not entering any team in the same division in a provincial tournament and if Baseball NL determines that it is the next closest association. . (i.e. A 13U (Peewee) player from Paradise is eligible when Paradise does not have a 13U AAA, AA or A team).
A player from any division may also play more than one provincial tournament provided they do not conflict on the same weekend and provided they are eligible under the above guidelines, however, from a Mount Pearl Minor Baseball standpoint, this will be discouraged as we try to have participation from as many players as possible. If a coach is requesting a player to play on a second Provincial Team, this must be brought to the executive and we will make decisions on a case by case basis.
Baseball NFLD has designated Mount Pearl as a major baseball centre which requires that our top team in any division of a Baseball NL Provincial tournament must be be AAA.
Our All-Star program starts at the the 11U division.
AAA and AA teams will compete in a Metro League with surrounding associations. If there are enough players we will put together A teams. The A teams will play in our house league during the season (on separate teams) and will practice together and play in local and provincial tournaments during the season. If players on the A teams do not show up to 75% of their house league games they may be removed from the A team.
A minimum of 11 players must be selected to any team. 11U AAA teams (Mosquito) must have 12.
Only players that have participated in the initial try-outs for All-Star teams will be selected with the following exceptions:
Players must attend 50% of practices to be eligible for the Provincial tournament.
Players must wear white pants. Team hats and jerseys are supplied by the association.
Player's must commit to attending the Provincial Tournament and the Atlantics if they qualify. Failure to commit other than injury or extenuating circumstances, the player will not be allowed to play all-star the following year. If a player backs out of an All-Star team without good reason (i.e. injury or extenuating circumstances) then that player will go back to house league and not be eligible to play a provincial tournament with another team. The player will also be prohibited from playing all-star the following season.
Any addition to a roster because another player is taken off of the roster is still subject to the above rules.
Coaches must have a Level I certification from Baseball NL to coach in the provincial and Atlantic Tournaments and a Level II certification for Atlantic National tournaments.
Team managers for each team are required to collect All-Star fees ($100.00 per player) and jersey deposits (100.00 per player) prior to jerseys and hats being distributed. All jerseys must be returned by September 30 of the same year or the deposit cheques will be cashed. The team hats are kept by the players.
All rosters must be sent to the executive to be approved before they are sent to Baseball NL.
All fund raising is the responsibility of the team.