House League – Community Baseball
Northeast Zone Baseball offers House League programs for boys and girls from 4 to 18 years of age. The programs are designed for players who do not wish to play in a AAA (Performance) or AA (Competitive) program. These are entry level leagues and built for players who want to learn the game of baseball with a focus on “FUN”damentals. House league is for learning and developing players.
Players who play in House League 11U, 13U, 15U and 18U divisions are eligible to try out for Provincial A teams for the July/August provincial season. See Padres Provincial “A” section on this website for more information on our Padres A programs.
BlastBall is once-a-week program is held on Thursday evenings from the beginning of May to the end of June and is designed to introduce the sport of baseball to 4 & 5 year old boys and girls. BlastBall teaches all of the basic skills in a fun and exciting way, with continuous action and simple to follow rules. Teams are small – a maximum of 5 kids. Register yourself or bring a group of friends and register as a team.
Rally Cap is a program for 6 & 7 year old boys and girls. Teams play twice a week on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It is a grassroots program with an emphasis on skill development. It is designed to teach baseball skills, rules and strategy. It teaches competitiveness with an emphasis on good sportsmanship. Each team has 6 players and allows players to improve their different skills. Three teams meet at the diamond with 2 teams playing a game while 1 team practices in the outfield. The teams rotate throughout the time slot for equal playing and practice time. Check out the Rally Cap & Tournament pages for information on these fun events for our Rally Cap players.
9U is for 8 & 9 year old boys and girls and is a continuation of the Rally Cap program. Emphasis remains on skill development and sportsmanship. Two teams of 9 players meet at the diamond for games on Mondays and Wednesdays. Expect to practice once a week. 9U teams play in our NEZ League and wind up their season with playoffs. Teams participate in the NEZ Rookie Tournament and in Rally Cap Days. Check out the Rally Cap & Tournament pages for information on these events.
11U Baseball is for 10 & 11 year old boys and girls and is the category where players start to pitch. NEZ Baseball follows the Baseball Canada pitch-count rules so all players are encouraged to learn to pitch. Our 11U teams play on Tuesdays & Thursdays in a league with Fort Saskatchewan and Ardrossan. 11U teams play in our Tournament and participate in Rally Cap Days. Pitching clinics are held throughout the season. Expect a team practice once a week. Check out the Rally Cap, Tournament and Player Clinic pages for more information.
13U Baseball is for 12 & 13 year old boys and girls. Teams play Mondays & Wednesdays in a league with Fort Saskatchewan and Ardrossan. Baseball Canada pitch-count rules are followed so all players are encouraged to continue to develop their pitching skills. Pitching clinics are held throughout the season. Expect a team practice once a week. 13U teams participate in our NEZ Tournament. Check out the Tournament and Player Clinic page for more information.
15U Baseball is for 14 & 15 year olds. 18U Baseball is for 16, 17 & 18 year olds. Both boys and girls are welcome to play. NEZ 15U & 18U teams play in the Baseball Alberta Edmonton Rural & Recreation Baseball League and games may be played on any day of the week, throughout the Capital region. The season is May and June with playoffs ending at the end of June.