Division - 18U


Player Birth Years - 2006, 2007, 2008, or Aug-Dec 2005

18U Coordinator - Warren Stevenson

For the 2024 Season, Richmond City Baseball Association (RCBA) is pleased to be offering AAA and AA level baseball for the 18U age group. 18U is a 3-year division with player birth years – 2006, 2007 and 2008 (or full-time high school students Aug-Dec 2005).

The AAA team will be lead by Head Coach Pat Whalen (who lead the AAA team to Provincials in 2023). Tryout information for the AAA Team is listed below

The AAA team is a competitive rep team to which No Fair Play rules (9 player ball) apply. BCMBA 18U AAA rules allow for unlimited imports (non-Richmond residents) to play on a team and players are not guaranteed placement on the AAA team regardless of their previous playing history with RCBA. All roster decisions will be made solely at the discretion of the coaching staff based on a combination of skills as well as available positions within the team.

For those not selected for the AAA team, Richmond will also be fielding an AA team which will offer a more recreational level of play (where 9 player ball is not in effect and all players bat in rotation). Additional information on the AA program will be available in early spring 2024.

The AAA tryouts are scheduled at the Blundell Elementary School diamond and batting cage for the following dates and times:

Saturday, February 10th - 1:30pm  - 3:30pm

Sunday, February 11th - 10:00 am - Noon

We look forward to building on a successful 2023 season.  The team is open to athletes who share the commitment to work hard at this next level of baseball and foster a team-first philosophy, both on and off the field.

To register for the tryouts, please use the following link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/416364

For more information on our 18U AAA program, please contact:

Warren Stevenson - RCBA 18U Division Coordinator 18u@richmondcitybaseball.ca
Pat Whalen - RCBA 18U AAA Head Coach (patrickwbaseball@gmail.com)

IMPORTANT:  For players not registered with Richmond City Baseball Association, as per BC Minor rule book (sec 7.07), although releases are not required, players outside of our Association’s boundary must notify/email their association & the RCBA 18U coordinator (18U@richmondcitybaseball.com) a min of 5 days prior to trying out for us or we face a $200 fine for every player that does not provide proper notification.  Please note that RCBA will not consider paying any of these fines and they will be on the individual player/family to pay.

Additional Information Below:

  • 18U AAA teams is competitive single season rep teams (April - August).
  • The league includes teams from all over the lower mainland as well as the interior and Vancouver Island and travel will be required to the island and interior and the team members will have extra travel expenses (ferries, hotels & meals etc.)
  • There are also additional team fees for AAA team members including, but not limited to: coaches' fees, third party trainers, tournaments, umpire fees, warm up jackets, etc. over and above the registration fees. These are anticipated to be approximately $1,000 - $2,000 per player however will be determined according to the team budget soon after the team has been finalized.
  • The AAA team generally has 2 practices per week and games are generally on Saturdays and Sundays including doubleheaders


  • 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

Practice and game days/times will be determined once registration is finalized and depending on coach and field availability.

Field location – Latrace Field



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:

  1. 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.
  2. Students who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in community, athletics and school.
  3. Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or B average.
  4. 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.