Amateur Baseball Updates

Mar. 17, 2022

2022 Amateur Baseball Season

*Northeast Zone, in Edmonton, has increased their winter camp numbers from 250, in 2019, to over 300, in 2022.  Kudos to all the Northeast Zone coaches for the positive delivery of baseball training classes.
*W.R. Myers High School, in Taber, has resurrected their high school baseball program after being dormant since 2018.  A special thank-you to Garrett Simmons and his coaches for reviving the baseball program.
*The Parkland Baseball Academy has increased their junior high numbers, over the past year, from 22 to 34.  Congratulations Shane Dawson and Sean Ericksen, regarding their role in helping increase youth baseball interest in the Parkland area. 
*Congrats to Centennial Little League of Calgary, who increased their registrations from 350, in 2019, to over 500 this year!

2021 Amateur Baseball Season

Congrats to the Webber Academy and the formation of their new baseball program.
*  Congrats to the PBA and Lethbridge school administrators working together, to form a high school academy in Lethbridge
*  Congrats to all the Alberta academies that have had an extensive Fall baseball schedule this year.
*  Congrats to all the communities  that have formed or increased their Fall baseball program this September.
*  Congrats to the 20 teams that participated in the Keith Jorgensen Tournament over the Labour Day Weekend.  The large number of teams makes it the largest invitational baseball tournament, regarding the 15--19 age group, in Western Canada.
*  Congrats to Bassano Minor Baseball!  The grew in numbers from 32 to 47 participants this past year; Bassano was able to form a Major and Minor team, regarding Little League classification, and brought in 8 first-year players
Kudos to all those that helped in any way, regarding the promotion of Alberta youth baseball.
January 2020

Grande Prairie has increased its Winter Camp participation 10% this season.  Congrats to the coaches and coordinators of the Northern Lights Academy!

Northeast Zone Winter Program (Edmonton)

Numbers have increased from 98 participants in the 2018/2019 session to 145 participants in 2019/2020.

Notre Dame Academy (Medicine Hat)

Participation numbers increased in 2019/2020 from 77 to 99 athletes enrolled

Dr Roy Wilson Middle School (Medicine Hat)

A new Baseball Academy is slated to begin in February 2020 at the Dr. Roy Wilson Middle School. Initial enrolment for 2020 will be 18 athletes.

*Congratulations to the Edmonton NE Zone executive, the Medicine Hat school officials at Notre Dame and Dr. Roy Wilson Middle School!

October 2019

Manning Minor Baseball has increased from 77 players in 2014 to 140 players in 2019

August 2019

Vauxhall Spurs WIN GOLD!!!  Players from Vauxhall, Taber & Brooks, who comprise the Vauhall Spurs team, won the Alberta-Montand State "A" Championship yesterday.

Congratulations Vauxhall Spurs!!!

July 2019 

Central Memorial High School (Calgary) Baseball program, run by Miki Kawahara, has increased its participation numbers by 5 players this past season. (from 14 to 19 players)

Beaumont Minor Baseball increased from 420 to 450 this [past year, an increase of 7%. Congrats to their coaches and executive!

Bonnyville is a small town, situated in east-central Alberta, between Cold Lake and St. Paul.  In just 5 years, their amateur baseball participation numbers have increased by 10%. For a population of only 6,000 residents, those numbers are impressive.  Congratulations to the Bonnyville baseball executives and coaches. 

May 2019

Edmonton Little League has increased its registrations 11% in 2019 across all association

Fort McMurray showed a 30% increase in registrations in 2018 and an additional 5% increase in the Spring of 2019

Congrats to both associations!


Calgary Babe Ruth registrations are up 5% this season

Notre Dame Academy, in Medicine Hat, has increased from 34 this year, to an enrolment to 72 for the Fall of 2019

St Josephs High School, in Red Deer, has increased from 14 participants this year, to a projected 27 for the 2019-2020 season

Congrats to all the Coaches and Executives on your organizations increased numbers


April 2019

Notre Dame Baseball Academy, in Medicine Hat, AB, has increased its membership from 34 to 72 this season!  

Congratulations to ROB MCDONELL and his Staff!!!


University of Calgary had 45 players turnout for their college program.  Last year they had 24; congrats to Coach Freeborn and his staff for turning things around.

Edmonton's South Jasper Place Association grew from 345 registrations three years ago, to 512 this past Spring!  Congrats to the executive of South Jasper Place!

Calgary Babe Ruth has 3 teams involved in Fall baseball three years ago.  This year they have 7; congrats to Miki KAWAHARA and the other Babe Ruth coaches.


Amateur Baseball has seen a great increase in baseball participants in AB over the last couple years:

Fort McMurray had an increase in participation numbers by 31% this past year.

Airdrie went up 22% last year in registrations.

Vermillion has increased from just under 100, to over 250 in the past 5 years.

Babe Ruth Calgary added a single A and double A team this past season.

Southern Alberta High School Baseball League added two new high school teams this past year.

High Prairie did not have a minor baseball program four years ago, today they have over 100 kids playing.

The number of girls playing baseball has increased dramatically throughout the province.

Bonnyville, in 2015 had participation of 211 youth players, but 2018----318 youth participants

Chestemere, in 2015, had 230 youth participants, but in 2018----405 youth participants

Lethbridge Little League, in 2014, had 493 registrations, but in 2018----626 youth participants

Taber Little League has doubled their teams in the following categories, in the LAST year----Major, Minor, Parent-Pitch

Calgary West Little League had 695 players in 2015, but in 2018 it has 1060 participants.

Red Deer Minor Baseball had 323 participants, in 2013, but in 2018 it has 989 youth baseball participants. 

Beaumont had 240 baseball registrants in 2014, and in 2018, they had 420.

Vauxhall Little League went from 59 participants in 2017, to 80 in 2018.

St. Albert Minor Baseball went from up to 934 baseball players, that is an increase of 90 from 2017 numbers.

Although Strathmore did not increase this past year, they enjoy an increase of 23% in 2017.

In 2015, Calgary Fish Creek had 980 players and in 2018 they had 1150 registrants. Wow...15% in 3 years! 

If your baseball organization has seen in growth in participation numbers the last few years, we want to hear about it! Send us your info at

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