Mt. Seymour Little League: Registration

Registration FAQ

  1. If my child has not played baseball for Mt. Seymour before, can I register him or her online?

  2. Is the online registration process 'secure'?

  3. Which division should I register my child for?

  4. How are teams selected?

  5. What is the cutoff date for registrations?

  6. Do I pay full price for all my children?

  7. What is the 'early-bird' rate about, and how much is it?

  8. I don't have Internet access - can I register in-person?

  9. Who can I talk to if I have other questions about registration?

  10. What are the registration fees?

  11. How do I access the online registration system?

  12. Will the online registration process allow me to submit requests, such as requesting a certain coach, or requesting that my child be able to play with specific friends?

  13. When & how will I find out what team my child is on?

  14. Do I need to live in Deep Cove to register with Mt. Seymour?

  15. What are 'assessments' and 'tryouts'?

  16. When does the season start, and how long does it last?

  17. What is the Refund Policy?


1.

Question:

If my child has not played baseball for Mt. Seymour before, can I register him or her online?

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  Answer: Yes, although you will need to provide some additional documentation to the league registrar via fax, mail, email a scanned image, or by bringing them to one of our 'in-person' registration sessions.

The additional items of documentation are:

  1. A copy of the player's birth certificate.
  2. Proof of residency - this is a copy of a utility bill - eg. phone, Internet, hydro or cable TV bill.

You can send the documentation to us in one of two ways:

  1. Scan and email them to registrar@msll.ca
  2. Mail them to:

    Mt. Seymour Little League
    P.O. Box 30053
    North Vancouver, Canada
    V7H 2Y8
 

2. Question: Is the online registration process 'secure'? Back to top
  Answer: Yes, the electronic registration process uses secure technology.  

3. Question: Which division should I register my child for? Back to top
  Answer: Please access our Divisions page, which describes the age groupings by division for the league.  

4. Question: How are teams selected? Back to top
  Answer: Please access our Divisions page, which describes how teams are selected in each division.  

5. Question: What is the cutoff date for registrations? Back to top
  Answer: The cutoff date for registration is February 8, 2014 - placement cannot be guaranteed, so register early! Players may be placed on a waitlist as divisions fill up. Payment of registration fees for any player placed on a waitlist will not be processed until the player is removed from the waitlist and placed on the regular roster of a team in the appropriate division.  

6. Question: Do I pay full price for all my children? Back to top
  Answer: No, each child beyond the first child registered receives a $10 discount. Be sure that you register all the children at the same time if you register them online in order to receive the discount.  

7. Question: What is the 'early-bird' rate about, and how much is it? Back to top
  Answer: In order to encourage our members to register early, and therefore to allow the league additional time to arrange facilities for tryouts, form teams, enlist coaches etc., we are offering an early bird rate. This consists of a $15 discount for all registrations received on or before January 12, 2014.  

8. Question: I don't have Internet access - can I register in-person? Back to top
  Answer: Yes - we will be having two 'in-person' registration sessions in 2013. We would encourage people who don't have home Internet access to consider the public Internet access that is available at either the Parkgate Community Centre, or at the Parkgate Library. You can obtain registration forms by printing the registration form available in the Forms section of our website, or by dropping in at the in-person sessions on one of the following dates:
  • Ron Andrews recCentre: Wednesday January 8, 2014: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Parkgate Community Centre: Saturday January 11, 2014: 11:00am - 1:00pm
 

9. Question: Who can I talk to if I have other questions about registration? Back to top
  Answer: Our registrar is Connie Cunningham. She can be reached via email at registrar@msll.ca.  

10. Question: What are the registration fees? Back to top
  Answer: The following table shows our fee structure - for a more complete description of the divisional breakdowns, please check our Divisions page. It will also assist in explaining why the age groupings overlap:

Division Age Early-bird Rate Regular Rate
Rally Caps 5-6 $140 $155
Rookie Junior 6-7 $140 $155
Rookie Senior 7-9 $140 $155
AA 8-10 $170 $185
AAA 8-12 $170 $185
Majors 9-12 $170 $185
Juniors 13-14 $195 $210
Seniors 15-16 $195 $210
Bigs 17-19 $195 $195
 

11. Question: How do I access the online registration system? Back to top
  Answer: Click here to access the online registration site.

The 2014 Registration Form can be downloaded here (PDF format).
 

12. Question: Will the online registration process allow me to submit requests, such as requesting a certain coach, or requesting that my child be able to play with specific friends? Back to top
  Answer: Yes, for Rally Caps, Rookie Junior and Rookie Senior divisions, the online registration system provides for requests.

For the older divisions, we typically select teams using a draft in order to ensure that teams are balanced and that all teams, and therefore all players, have an equal chance for success. For this reason, requests are not provided for these divisions.

Having said that, if you have some specific issues that feel need to be considered (conflicts with a certain coach etc.), please contact the Player Agent for your division.

The Player Agent is Carolyn McEachern at playeragent@msll.ca.

 

13. Question: When & how will I find out what team my child is on? Back to top
  Answer: The team selection process for most divisions will be complete by Feb. 5. Normally coaches will contact their players soon after their team has been formed, but we will also be posting team lists on the league website, so you can check here near the end of March if you haven't been contacted by your coach.  

14. Question: Do I need to live in Deep Cove to register with Mt. Seymour? Back to top
  Answer: In order to register for Mt. Seymour you must reside east of Lynn Creek. If you live anywhere west of Lynn Creek, you must register with one of the other Little League associations on the North Shore - Lynn Valley, Forest Hills, North Van Central, Highlands, Cypress Park or West Vancouver.

Go to the following website and input your address to verify you are within the Mt Seymour Little League boundaries: findmyleague.com
 

15. Question: What are 'assessments' and 'tryouts'? Back to top
  Answer: For some divisions such as Rally Caps, Rookie Junior and Senior, we select the teams by simply placing players from a certain school together, or by placing friends on the same team. But for divisions starting at the AA level, we want to keep score and maintain standings - in order to do this it becomes more important to use a method of team selection that balances the skill level of each team so that all teams and players have an equal opportunity for success. Assessments are used to evaluate each player so that we can distribute players in an equitable fashion.

Tryouts on the other hand are used in divisions where we offer an even more competitive opportunity for more advanced players. In these cases tryouts are held, and only the highest scoring players qualify for the team or division.

  • Tryouts are always optional - a player chooses to attend tryouts or not.
  • Assessments are always mandatory - they are an essential tool for balancing teams.
 

16. Question: When does the season start, and how long does it last? Back to top
  Answer: Most divisions will start playing toward the end of the first week of April, and will complete their playoffs toward the middle of June. For age groups starting at 9 years old there are various post-season All-Star opportunities that can extend the baseball season as far as the end of July, and for the Majors division, toward the end of August (if they go to Williamsport!).  
17. Question: What is the Refund Policy? Back to top
  Answer: Minors & Majors Division
  • Before Draft: Full refund minus $15 administration fee.
  • After Draft & Before 3rd Game: 50% refund.
  • After 3rd Game: No refund.
Other Divisions
  • Before 1st Game: Full refund minus $15 administration fee.
  • After 1st Game & Before 3rd Game: 50% refund.
  • After 3rd Game: No refund.
Please note:
  • $10 fee for all NSF cheques
  • $15 chargeback fee for any credit card charge backs