Gordon Head Baseball at Lambrick Park provides a comprehensive baseball program for players from various age groups, in eight separate divisions – 5U (Blastball), 7U (T-Ball), 9U (Novice), 11U (Mosquito), 13U (Pee Wee), 15U (Bantam), 18U (Midget) and SIBL (South Island Baseball League) – with players grouped according to age.
Our program has three distinct playing seasons, depending on player age and ability:
- Spring (April to June) – for recreational and developmental baseball at the Blastball, Initiation and Novice levels and for competitive city-wide house ball at the Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels.
- Summer (July and August) – for All-Star competitive baseball at the Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget level; and
- Fall (September and October) – for single level, recreational house ball for Novice to Bantam
Yes, we have been known to take children as young as 3 into Blastball as long as we feel they are ready. They would just remain in Blastball for more than the one year.
Yes. It is preferred that everyone attends assessments, but it is not a requirement. Players will be placed on a team based on the best information that can be gathered from previous years if they do not attend.
Do we have to live in the area to play baseball with the Gordon Head at Lambrick Park Baseball Association (GHLP)?
Yes, children are required to live in our defined catchment area. In special situations players are permitted to play 'out of catchment' but only with a letter of release from the President of the BC Minor Park in whose catchment the player resides.
If the scheduling information is not already on the website (see Calendar page, and the event Listing on the Home page, email the coordinator for your particular division. The coordinators will be able to provide an approximate idea of days and times that games are played during the week.
You'll find the list of their Executive and their email addresses on the About GHBA page.
The dates are fixed and the player's birthdate determines their division. No one plays up (or down) without the Division coordinators and Executive approval. The decision to move a player up is contingent on the available space and on the player’s ability. You would need to forward a request in writing (email) to the President of GHBA, who will then bring it to the board for decision.
GHBA tries to take all kids who register, even late registrations, but unfortunately that is not always possible. If they don't have enough children in a division to make up a new full team, and all the teams created are already at maximum enrolment, then the latest registrants may not be accepted.
As a late registration I was advised to hold payment until contacted by the division coordinator. When can I expect to hear something from the coordinator?
Division coordinators will try to contact all late registrations sometime in early April.