Local League FAQ's (TNT Baseball Association)

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Frequently Asked Questions - Local League

When does the season start?

House League usually starts approximately one to two weeks before “May 24 Weekend”. The younger divisions start after the May long weekend – fully dependent upon the diamond conditions and the SSMBA Schedule.

How many games will our team play and where are they held?

Typically each team will play 14 games in a season. 7 of those games will be at one of our home fields in Alliston, Tottenham or Loretto, and the other 7 will be “away” games. We travel to other centres within the South Simcoe Minor Baseball Association (SSMBA).
Away games will depend on what other centres have teams in each division, but may include some travel to nearby towns. 


When we join, do we need to buy anything?

You need a jock or jill for all games or practices. NO exceptions.

You will need to purchase your own baseball glove, a good pair of baseball/soccer cleats shoes (no metal spikes), and a pair of white or grey baseball pants. Your coach will let you know at the beginning of the season what colour pants you will need but typically local league teams will wear grey.

A baseball hat, team shirt, belt, and socks are included with your registration as well as a Team Photo.

Is TNTBA a town organization?

No. TNTBA is a community volunteer non-profit organization called a ‘centre’ or ‘town’ under the umbrella of the South Simcoe Minor Baseball Association (SSMBA).

The SSMBA governs all house league rules for at least 16 centres across Simcoe County and parts of Dufferin and Grey County. Rules, Schedules and Standings, etc. are on the SSMBA website www.ssmba.ca

What night does my child play?

You will be informed of your practice day and time sometime in April or May, upon completion of the coach’s meetings. These meetings are set at the end of April and first week of May. Once head coaches are found and allocated a team, they are given choices for what will be their “home” night. This choice is largely dependent on availability of the volunteer coach’s time and this home night will represent both the team’s home game and practice time. Coaches will then have a Coach’s Scheduling Meeting with the SSMBA by no later than early May. At the completion of the SSMBA meetings, you will be contacted by your coach regarding your team’s game and practice times.

Is this softball or hardball?

It’s baseball. We use 9 inch baseball just like the Blue Jays. The lower aged players, up to 9U, will use a pitching machine, controlled by the coach. At 11U, “over-hand” pitching begins all the way through to 18U.