2024 Start of Season Newsletter

Apr 5, 2024

Click the following link to check out the newsletter for some great info.

2024 Start of Season Newsletter

In this edition:

– Welcome Letter from President

– Division & Team Overview

– 2024 Special Events

– New Umpire Guidelines

– Sponsorship Recognition

2024 Coaches Caravan

Mar 18, 2024

The Coaches Caravan is coming to Richmond on March 25th @ Latrace Field!

The following are the timeslots and divisions:

  • 5U to 9U Divisions 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • 11U and 13U Divisions 6:30 – 8:00pm

RCBA encourages all coaches, players and parents to attend this free event.

Visit the Coaching section of our website for all the info.

2024 Pre-season Newsletter

Feb 23, 2024

Click the following link to check out the newsletter for some great info on the upcoming season!

2024 Pre-season Newsletter

In this edition:

– Get Started with Coaching
– Important Dates for Tryouts & Evaluations
– Volunteer Opportunities
– Equipment Tips & Donations
– Chuckers Clothing Store

Early Bird 2024 Spring Registration

Nov 22, 2023

The early bird registration for 2024 Spring Season will be available starting December 1, 2023!

The following are the fees for each division. These fees will increase after the early bird period expires on Dec 31st.

5U (born in 2019) Price: C$100.00
6U (born in 2018) Price: C$150.00
7U (born in 2017) Price: C$175.00
8U (born in 2016) Price: C$215.00
9U (born in 2015) Price: C$215.00
11U (born in 2013 or 2014) Price: C$250.00
13U (born in 2011 or 2012) Price: C$275.00
15U (born in 2009 or 2010) Price: C$350.00
18U (born in 2006, 2007, 2008, or Aug-Dec 2005) Price: C$400.00

Just Play Ball

May 18, 2023

The Just Play Ball program is a Grasroots initiative developed and run by The Dugout Club since 2015 in Richmond, BC. All genders are encouraged to participate in its various programs offered throughout the year. Whether you currently play baseball or not, whether you belong to this association or that, come on out and “JUST PLAY BALL”. It’s exciting and a whole field of FUN if we all make it that way!

Please see the following for more information and links to the registration form:

2023 Chuckers Apparel Store

Feb 17, 2023

We are pleased to offer our apparel store!

The online store will be open for 10 DAYS ONLY beginning tomorrow Friday, Feb. 17th. Stock is limited so don’t delay on ordering!

Deadline to order will be Monday February 27th, 11:59pm, or while supplies last.

Delivery date is expected for the last week of March. We will reach out with more information on where and when to pick up your orders.

18UAAA Tryouts

Feb 6, 2023



Richmond City Baseball Association is pleased to announce that Pat Whalen will be the coach of our 18U AAA team this season.

Pat has achieved his coaching certification with Baseball Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and is an avid student of the game. He has coached baseball for over 10 years and has been an active board volunteer in youth baseball during this time, which included 2 years as President of Little Mountain Baseball in Vancouver. Pat was most recently the coach of Vancouver Community Baseball’s 15U AA Bantam Team, where his team was fortunate to participate in the Provincial Championships hosted by Richmond last season and witness the great work of our volunteers and baseball community in Richmond.

Pat grew up in Richmond, where he played baseball for over 15 years and has many great memories of his time playing the game, which included a number of years playing at our Latrace Field. He’s excited to be back supporting RCBA and create a positive experience for the players and their families this season.

Pat and his wife, Carrie, have 2 boys, and when not at the diamond, he works as an Executive Director of Workplace Health & Safety with one of BC’s Health Authorities – the Provincial Health Services Agency.


18U-AAA is a competitive single season rep team (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 per player however will be determined according to the team budget soon after the team has been finalized.
The AAA teams generally have 2 practices per week and games are generally on Saturdays and Sundays including doubleheaders
As AAA is a rep team, attendance for practices as well as home and away games is mandatory for all players

Additional Information Below:

No Fair Play rule applies, and all players/families will need to sign form once confirmed to team.
BCMBA Provincials (18U-AAA) – July 20 – 24, location TBD.
BCMBA 18UAAA rules allow for unlimited import (Non Richmond residents) players to play on a team.


18UAAA preliminary evaluations will take place as follows:

Saturday, February 11 11:00am – 1:00pm To be determined

Sunday, February 12 11:00am – 1:00pm To be determined

Please register for evaluations at the following link:

There will be a $20.00 registration fee associated with the evaluation process.

Evaluation Process

The coaching staff will evaluate all players in several areas:

  • Physical (speed, agility, quickness, balance, overall athleticism, etc.)
  • Fundamental (baseball skills: catch, throw hit, etc.)
  • Mental (concentration, attitude, competitiveness, etc.)

What the coaching staff is looking for:

  • team players
  • grit, competitiveness, determination & hustle
  • willingness to listen, learn and improve
  • ability to take instruction and make necessary adjustments
  • leadership abilities
  • baseball skills
  • mental toughness
  • physical tools

Following the preliminary evaluations, players may be invited for further evaluations prior to the team being finalized. As AAA is a competitive rep team, roster decisions will be made at the discretion of the coaching staff based on a combination of the above attributes as well as available positions within the team.


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 our association have to notify/email their association & 18U coordinator (me) 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.


For those on this email that are not going to be trying out for 18UAAA we will be sending further information in due course about the 18UAA Season.

If you have any questions please contact

2023 Spring Registration

Dec 14, 2022

The registration for 2023 Spring Season will be available starting January 1, 2023!

The following are the fees for each division:

5U (born in 2018) Price: C$100.00
6U (born in 2017) Price: C$150.00
7U (born in 2016) Price: C$175.00
8U (born in 2015) Price: C$215.00
9U (born in 2014) Price: C$215.00
11U (born in 2012 or 2013) Price: C$250.00
13U (born in 2010 or 2011) Price: C$275.00
15U (born in 2008 or 2009) Price: C$350.00
18U (born in 2005, 2006, 2007, or Aug-Dec 2004) Price: C$400.00