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18U AA Tryouts

Hello 57’s Players and Families,

I’m excited to be back at the diamonds for another exciting season!  We will be playing in the SPBL AA league as well as some additional tournaments. We will have both weekend and weekday games this year. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Players need to be registered with SCMB before tryouts.

There will be two nights of evaluations:

Wednesday, April 13th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 14th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Any players interested in attending the evaluations for the 18U AA 57’s, please email the attached form to eliaja.lafontaine@sasktel.com  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me.

Eliaja LaFontaine

Head Coach

Swift Current U18 AA 57s

18U AAA Tryouts

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

My name is Liam Choo-Foo and I will be the Head Coach of the 18U AAA Swift Current 57’s this season. Our team is planning to play in the highly competitive Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League again this year.  In non-Covid times the league played 30 games prior to play-offs, which are also our Provincials since this is a provincial league with a north and south division. By the time tryouts begin I will have our schedule in place. In order to play on the team there are commitments required: 

TIME 

  • Games every weekend from April 23 until playoffs ending July 24 
  • Easter is late so we will be practising through the holiday 
  • Some midweek games 
  • Practises every Tuesday and Thursday with some additional Wednesdays 

FINANCES 

  • League fees now include online streaming fees…$1850 
  • We will be bringing in guest instructors this year and giving them an honorarium (gift card) 
  • We will rent a van for midweek away trips 
  • Announcer…Colin Powers 
  • You can expect team fees to be around $900…hopefully less. 

SUPPORT 

  • Parents need to be involved…diamond maintenance, Gamechanger, scorekeeping, etc.  
  • We are hosting the Selects tournament this year for Baseball Sask 
  • This is the highest level of minor baseball played in the province, equal playing time is not something that will be guaranteed  

There will be two nights of evaluations with non-parent evaluators in place to help select the team.  There will be anywhere from 12-14 players selected.  If more than 12, then a player or two may have a specific role or be an AP, i.e.) pitcher only, which is something you need to think about. There will be a mandatory parent meeting prior to the 1st tryout session at 5:45. Players will be met individually after the last tryout and told if they were successful or not. Tryouts will not be instruction…strictly a showcasing of skills so they may finish early depending on the number of candidates.  Tryouts will be: 

Friday, April 8th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Thursday, April 7th Thursday tryout cancelled due to weather

If your child is interested in attending the evaluations for the 18U AAA 57’s, please complete the short registration form and email it to me at lchoofoo@gmail.com deadline Friday April 8th. If you have any questions about the team, league, or commitment level don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.  

Liam Choo-Foo Head Coach – 18U AAA Swift Current 57’s 

13U AAA Tryouts

View the attached letter from Wayne Kobley, 13U AAA Coach, regarding tryout and season information for the 2022 13U AAA team

Hello U13 Players and Parents 

My name is Wayne Kobley and this season I am the Head Coach of the 13U AAA Swift Current 57’s. 

The 13U AAA Swift Current 57’s will be playing in the Regina League again this year  with teams from Regina, White Butte, Yorkton, Estevan, Weyburn and Moose Jaw. The league will start May 1st and run until until end of July. We will also be registering registering in 2 or 3 tournaments this season including our home tournament. 

 The Spring and Summer will be busy with weekday practices , regular season double headers and weekend  tournaments.  

The 13U AAA Provincial Tournament is currently scheduled for the last weekend in July   and Swift Current was awarded  to host the 13U Western Canadian Championships, which will be played from August 19th – 21st. The 13U AAA Swift Current 57’s season will conclude after that weekend.  

Tryouts for the 13U AAA team will be held Monday April 11th and Tuesday, April 12th and at Kiwanis Field. 

 Tryouts will run from 5:30 – 7:30pm with the team being selected on the evening of April 12th and parents will receive an email.   

Practices will begin right after the team is selected to prepare for the upcoming season.  

Regular practice will be held twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30pm.  

Players need to be registered through SCMB before tryouts begin.  

If your child is interested in trying out for the team, please fill out the google form:  

https://forms.gle/L5xiQoVNQb1myUuB7

 by Sunday, April 3rd. I will send out a more detailed email to all registrants by April 8th.  

11U AA Tryouts

View the attached letter from Tom Christianson, U11 AA Coach, regarding tryout and season information for the 2022 U11 AA team

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

My name is Tom Christianson and I will be the Head Coach for this year’s U11 AA Swift Current 57’s  season. I am very excited to be back coaching the provincial team and looking forward to working with  your kids and developing their baseball skills even stronger. We will be playing in the Regina AA League  competing with teams around the Regina area. We will also be playing in the Regina AA tournament on  May 13th-15th, a tournament in Saskatoon June 10th-12th, and we will host our own tournament in  July. Our last weekend of ball is when we go to provincials on July 15th-17th. (Not host city as of yet). 

This season I will be coaching alongside 2 former players who played minor baseball in Swift Current  from the age of 5 until they were done last year in the U18 division. They are both very good baseball  players who competed at all levels of provincial teams, they love the game, and are fantastic working  with young baseball players. Your players are very lucky to have these young men helping out. I may also  be asking a parent(s) to assist as well.  

We will practice every Tuesday and Thursday starting on April 19th.  

Tryouts will be on April 12th and 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the 2 Mosquito Diamonds on 19th Ave NE. All  2011, 2012, and 2013 players are welcome to try out for the team but must be registered with Swift  Current Minor Baseball before the tryout start date. Players and parents will be notified if they are on  the team on the night of the 13th. We will be having a parent/coach meeting to review the season prior  to our first practice.  

If your player is interested in trying out for the U11 AA team, please email me at  tomchristianson@hotmail.com. Please also let me know which team your player was on last season if  they played baseball at all.  

If you have any questions about scheduling, tournaments, tryouts, or anything else, please feel free to  reach out to me directly.  

Tom Christianson 

306-750-2061

15U AAA Tryouts

View the attached letter from Craig Kilshaw, 15U AAA Coach, regarding tryout and season information for the 2022 15U AAA team

Dear Parents/Guardians:

My name is Craig Kilshaw and this season I am the Head Coach of the 15U AAA Swift Current 57’s. I’m very excited about the upcoming year of baseball and want to announce that we are now officially in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League. 

In the past, we have played in the Regina League, with teams from Regina and surrounding areas. This year, our league will consist of teams from Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton.  We are also awaiting the addition of a few more teams to the league, with confirmation coming in the next few weeks. 

We will be playing in 2 to 3 tournaments this season as well. One in Sasaktoon, July 8th-10th , another in Regina on the May long weekend (20th-23rd). I will also try to get the team into the Melville tournament when they open registration, dates TBD.

The Provincial tournament will be played on the August long weekend and the season will conclude by the second weekend in August.

We will be playing most weekends (Saturday and Sunday games) along with some weekday games.

Tryouts for the 15U AAA team will be held April 11th and 12th at Ford Field (Ford Field is located in the upper parking lot behind the Iplex.). Tryouts will run from 5:30-7/7:30pm with the team being selected the evening of April 12th.  

Practices will begin on Wednesday, April 13th 5:30-7:30pm and will be held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the beginning of the season and once games being we will hold practice twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm.

Players do need to be registered through SCMB before tryouts.

If your child is interested in trying out for the team, please email me at craigkilshaw@hotmail.com by April 2nd. I will then send out a more detailed email to all registrants by April 5th.

If you have any questions regarding commitment level, the team or tryouts, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Craig Kilshaw