Division - 18U
Player Birth Years - 2007, 2008, 2009, or Aug-Dec 2006
The 18U division is tiered and at all levels the teams travel to play other associations.
Richmond is excited to be have a regional College Prep team for 2024.
Players may try out for the College Prep (CP) team or AAA team which both offer a very competitive level of play. The College Prep and AAA teams will play teams from other associations at these levels.
Players not selected to the CP or AAA teams will be selected to the AA team which offer a more recreational level of play. The AA team will play AA teams from other associations.
Except for at the College Prep or AAA level, all players bat in rotation as 9 player ball is not in effect.
RCBA will be offering Winter Training for 18U for those players intending to try out for the College Prep team or AAA team for 2024.
Registration link - https://go.teamsnap.com/
Training with Richmond College Prep & AAA Coaches – 6 sessions (max 20 players)
Dates: Thursdays Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec 7 & 14
Time: 7pm – 8:30 pm
Location: The Ballyard @ Sport Central - 2611 Viscount Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2G8
Also, subject to weather/temperature the following will also be included:
Training at the Richmond Blundell Cage
Dates: Tuesdays Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 and Dec 5 & 12
Time: 5pm – 6:30 pm
Location: The Blundell Cage - 6380 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 1H8
Winter Training is a great opportunity for players interested in trying out for the CP and AAA teams to improve their skill development and provide the coaching staff the opportunity to evaluate players prior to the tryouts and the CP and AAA teams being finalized. That said, coaches understand that players may be playing other sports in the off season. Any players who are interested in trying out for CP and/or AAA but not able to attend winter training are encouraged to reach out to the coordinator in order to be kept apprised of tryout dates.
Information as to the tryout dates will be provided on this page / emailed prior to the end of Winter Training.
- Base paths are set at 90 feet
- Pitchers throw from 60' 6"
- Lead offs and stealing are allowed
- Games are 7 innings
- Balks are called on pitchers
- Running to first base on a dropped 3rd strike is allowed
Game and Practice Days
RCBA Scholarship Award
The Richmond City Baseball Association (RCBA) Scholarship program assists students in transition from secondary school to college/university.
The scholarships are awarded primarily for achievement in areas such as academic, leadership, community service, artistic endeavours and athletics.
The awards are open to students who will successfully complete the requirements for high school in British Columbia and are applying to attend a post secondary institution.
The RCBA scholarships are offered in denominations of $500 to $1000 up to a maximum of $5,000 annually.
Who Should Apply?
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident graduating from a B.C. secondary school who must have applied to or is planning to attend a post secondary institution.
- Students who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in community, athletics and school.
- Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or B average.
- Must be registered players within the current year of application.
The application form must be submitted with a reference letter from someone who is well acquainted with you and who can comment on your character, academic qualifications, and leadership. These individuals may include, but are not limited to, coaches, teachers, counsellors, principals, supervisors from work and volunteer positions, and/or community or religious leaders.
The deadline to apply for this award is May 31 in the year the applicant is graduating Grade 12.
How to Apply?
To apply, the candidate must complete the RCBA Scholarship Application Form, provide a certified copy of their high school transcript, and a reference letter.
RCBA reserves the right to decide if any or all of the awards will be disbursed in any given year.