Junior Crush (AA / AAA): The Junior age group is for 13 & 14 year olds as per the little league age chart (located on the CMB Website). The Junior age group will hold try outs in mid to late March and all evaluations are conducted by a third party independent evaluator(s). CMB will determine the number of Junior teamâ€™s dependent on the number of players registered in the following age categories: Intermediate, Junior and Senior and the amount of diamond time allocated to CMB. Cochrane Minor Baseball may ask players to move up an age category to even out teams and maximize the number of players playing in Cochrane. In the unfortunate event that players are cut from the Junior team, CMB will work with other associations to help find them a place to play.
Coaches at this age will have attended NCCP clinics and will continue to develop their coaching skills by ensuring they are teaching the players the proper baseball skills and mechanics, developing appropriate strategies along with fair play and personal skills. Coaches at this level will ask the players to dedicate themselves to baseball to develop the necessary skills and team chemistry required to compete at this level.
Equipment needed: Players are required to have their own gloves, baseball cleats, athletic protector, white pants and batting helmets. Players are encouraged to bring their own bats as long as they meet the little league rules (See website for new rules mandatory for 2018).
Season dates: Crush players of this age will play mostly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and some Sundays starting in Mid-April and ending in late June. These teams will play throughout the District 3 little league area (Airdrie, Chestermere, North Calgary) and in Cochrane. CMB would also like to encourage our players of this caliber continue to play in the summer baseball program.