Baseball Alberta League Rules & Regulations

  • If an association would like to enter a second 18U AAA team the maximum imports allowed is seven total between the two teams, with a maximum of four of those seven allowed on the second team.

 

  • If a player’s home association does not provide AAA or AA that player still requires a transfer but will not be counted as an import.

 

  • If a player has been registered with an association in the 2021 Baseball Alberta season and either of the 2019 or 2020 Baseball Alberta season(s) at the AA or AAA level, that now becomes the home association for that player and would no longer be considered an import. That player will always have the option to return to play in their closest Baseball Alberta Association if they so choose.

 

  • If you do not make either of your home association’s 18U AAA teams you are not eligible to play AAA in that season. Associations may carry a maximum of 4 – 19 year non collegiate players in any one 18U category A, AA, & AAA.

 

  • For 18U AAA the maximum roster size is now 18 players.

Where aluminum bats are permitted, only approved “BBCOR” stamped aluminum bats in the 15U and above categories will be permitted for use.

Age/LevelMaximum DifferentialMaximum DiameterMaximum Length
11UNone2 3/432"
13U-102 3/434"
15U Boys-32 5/834"
15U Girls-52 3/434"
15U AAA*N/A2 5/834"
18U AA*N/A2 5/835"
18U AAA*N/A2 5/836"
18U Women-52 3/435"
Jr./Senior AA*N/A2 5/836"
Jr./Senior AAA*N/A2 5/836"
Jr./Senior Women-52 3/435"

*Wood or composite wood only

  • For 13U, 16U Girls, Junior Women and Senior Women National Championships, a max barrel of 2 3/4” with (i) a 1.15 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) or (ii) USA Baseball Model with BBCOR “wood like” BPF is permitted. For the 13U National Championships using up to a minus 10-length/weight differential is permitted. For 16U Girls, Junior Women and Senior Women National Championships using up to a minus 5 length/weight differential is permitted.

 

  • USSSA 1.15 and USABB bats will be both approved for play under Baseball Canada rules for the 11U and under categories. This allows for all previous & current 2 1/4”, 2 5/8” and 2 3/4” USSSA 1.15 certified bats to be used.

 

  • All Post Provincial Championships (Western Canada Championships and Baseball Canada National Championships) for categories 15U ‘AAA’ and above are wood or wood composite bat only Championships.

 

  • The 17U Canada Cup Championship is a wood bat only championship.

 

  • 15U and 18U Girls are eligible to use up to a -5 bat with a barrel no more then 2 3/4” diameter. Girls using bats that are NOT -3 must have them clearly marked (colored tape around handle). Umpires must be notified of this bat prior to the game.

‘AAA’ Division

The objective of the Provincial ‘AAA’ League is to provide a highly competitive yet developmental level of play for players/teams at the 13U, 15U and 18U age categories in a Province-wide format. Provincial ‘AAA’ Leagues will operate on a Province-wide basis for the entire season.

‘AA’ Division

The objective of the Provincial ‘AA’ League is to provide a competitive and developmental level of play for players/teams at the 11U, 13U, 15U and 18U age categories in a Province-wide format. Provincial ‘AA’ Leagues will operate on a 3-round seeding basis, with teams playing in a Regional format in May, a North/South Divisional format in June and a Provincial Tier format in July.

‘A’ Division

The objective of the Provincial ‘A’ Baseball League is to provide a longer developmental season of baseball for community level teams and players, allowing them to continue to play baseball through the month of July with an ‘A’ Provincial Championship at 11U, 13U, 15U and 18U age categories (based on registration).

Teams will be separated into regional areas (based on number and location of teams) for play in early July with every team qualifying for the Provincial Championships in an appropriate Tier based on results during the first two weekends of play. If there are too few teams registered to host the ‘A’ division of play, the teams entered will be given the opportunity/choice to compete in the lowest ‘AA’ Tier for play in July and will have an opportunity to qualify for that Tier’s Provincial ‘AA’ Championship

ROML – “Exclusive Baseball for Baseball Alberta Provincial Tournaments”

  • ROML – All Divisions / Senior & 18U* •
  • 80CC / MLH – All Divisions / 15U or below
  • 65CC / BCAF – 13U and Below

Rawlings baseballs are required at all Baseball Alberta League games. *The Rawlings R100 baseball is still approved for all Baseball Alberta League play excluding the Provincial Championships. The Rawlings “ROML” baseball is recognized as the Official Baseball of Baseball Alberta and will be used at ALL Provincial Championships