Minor B consists of two age groups which play separately:
- Minor B7 for players moving up from Tball.
- Minor B8 for 8 year old players.
This is also an instructional division with the emphasis on having fun while learning basic baseball skills. There are usually 13 players per team and a special pitching machine is used for consistency. Games have 5 innings. All players are rotated through the infield and outfield positions, and all players bat through the order.
The season begins in mid April and all games are played at the Minor B diamond at Balaclava Park (31st Avenue and Balaclava) in the early evening or on the weekend. There is usually 1 practice and 1 game per week. Team equipment, shirts and caps are provided, but players must have their own baseball glove (their own batting helmet and a protective cup is highly encouraged). There is an organized warm-up session before each game. Parents take turns as scorekeeper and doing field prep for each game. In Minor B, coaches and parents learn that the trained teenage home plate umpire (provided by the league for most games) is always right!
Key Minor B Documents
Here are the Minor B Rules PDF Minor B rules
Here is the pre-game warm-up structure
Here is the Practice Schedule. Practice Schedule
Game day Fielding Positions Template Minor A and B Field Positions Template JM2012