Rep A/AA Program


Rep is the representative program for the most committed and advanced players .  There is only one Rep team per age group which may be split into two teams, Minor and Major.  For example, 13U Peewee is for 2006/2007 aged players, but there may be a 12U Minor Peewee team added.  

Rep is for players with the desire to play at the competitive level and are willing to make the commitment to develop as a player at that level. Locally we will play in the NCOBA loop which is expected to have 10 teams at Peewee, 10 teams at Mosquito and 6 teams at Rookie.  These aged groups have reached the critical mass required to sustainable, highly competitive programs. There are lots of teams to play and the baseball is great!

There are currently 3 three age levels of Rep teams.  Click on the link to find more details specific to these teams:

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training is required for all Rep coaches.  These coaches have made the commitment to the highest level of training to coach at the local, regional and provincial levels.  See the Coaches page for details of coach training requirements.

Training is a KEY part of the overall South Bend OBA program, and this training is most intensive in the Rep program.  Trainers will largely work on individual skills with high performance training methods that focus on:

  • improving batted ball exit velocity and launch angle
  • increasing resilience of the shoulder rotator cuff and muscular complex
  • improving thrown ball velocity and developing an efficient pitching motion
  • building character through dedication, hard work and measurable results
  • adding core  strength in a developmentally appropriate exercise routine

Tyler Roth will be providing training programs for all Rep players. 

What you Get with Rep

Qty

Description

Training Sessions

24

Starts with the Spring Training indoor sessions which continues on into the summer.  Additional individual, small group or team training is available by our trainers.

Team Practices

30

These are on field, in season practices with the entire team.  Actual number may be weather dependent, but we will be on field as frequently as possible throughout the May-July season.

Regular Season Games

20-24

Number of games and schedule is determined by the governing body of the NCOBA league.

Playoff Games

2-4

Expecting Double elimination tournament format NCOBA playoff in the second week of August 

Tournaments

2-5

The number of tournaments is determined by the team and paid out of the team budget.

Uniform

 

Bears Jersey, authentic cap, white pants, practice shirt are included in the team fee.  If a team chooses additional items are available including jacket, shorts, backpack, helmet (matte royal blue required).

 

The season is laid out to have a strong developmental start, to ramp up throughout the summer and culminate in August with the playoffs.  Teams that win their local NCOBA division also win the rights to play in the Provincials held on the Labour Day long weekend.  Baseball Ontario will make the determination at what level teams are classified, A or AA, based on tournament and game results and that will determine which provincials a team will be lined up for.  The decision to commit to the provincials must be made in June, but winning your division means you are the best team in the area at your level.  NCOBA expects the best teams from the region to attend provincials.

 

Rep Season

Schedule

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Training

2

4

4

4

4

4

2*

 

Practice

   

8

8

8

4*

 

Games

     

4

8

8

4

 

Tournaments

       

1

2

1

1*

Playoff

           

2-4

 

* Provincials are Labour Day Long Weekend for teams that qualify.  Extra practices and training scheduled if they plan to attend.

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