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U13 (2011 - 2012)

2024 Schedule Update

  • U13 (previously Novice) (2011 - 2012) Tuesday/Thursday $185 
  • Season starts May 7/24 until August 1/24

The U13 division is open to players born in 2011 - 2012. Pending numbers, the U11 division will be merged with the U13 division. These divisions focus on developing and honing skills while incorporating more softball gameplay.


Softball Ontario/Softball Canada rules apply; however, BMSA local rules will supersede this when applicable. All Umpire rulings are final. No protests will be accepted.

Local BMSA Rules 

NO JEWELLERY. Jewellery cannot be worn during play, with the exception of medical alerts.

Uniform change for the 2024 season - Shorts are NOT allowed to be worn for games or practices for any player in U9 and above. Team Jersey must be worn at all times for games.

All Batters/Baserunners/On deck Batters MUST wear a helmet with a faceguard and a fastened chin strap.

Pitching update: Only players who have been identified as pitchers and/or have taken part in a pitching clinic will be allowed to pitch. We want to encourage those interested in pitching and assist in developing their skill.

All pitchers must wear a face mask. In lieu of a face mask, the pitcher may wear their batting helmet.

Games are to begin at 6:30. Teams may play with 8 players without penalty. The game will continue if 7 players are present, but the 8th batting position is an automatic out. No new inning will begin after 8 pm.

No stealing home. No 3rd drop strike or infield fly rules will apply in this division. Only Select teams will be taught and actioning these rules.

5 runs maximum per inning

Open Inning: Any inning that begins after 7:40 pm will be deemed an open inning. 

Run Ahead Rule (Mercy Rule): The game is complete if a team leads by 15 or more runs after 5 innings.

All players on the roster will bat in the lineup.

Base distance: 60 feet

Pitching distance: 38 feet