About Rally Cap
The Rally Cap program, which has been developed by Baseball Canada, is an initiative to enhance players' and coaches' first experience with the game. The program helps teams teach players the five FUN-damentals of baseball in a fun and safe environment. Players have the opportunity to perform different tasks in order to earn a coloured Rally Cap. Cap colours correspond with various levels of achievement.
The video below provides a brief outline of the main aspects of how the program runs: (Note: SRV will be running the program for young players aged between 5 and 10 and will be using the 6 v 6 game model)
The Cap System
As in martial arts, with the use of coloured belts, the Rally Cap program uses 6 different coloured caps to identify achievement levels. Each player will receive their coloured hat as part of their registration fee, as well as a team shirt.
Various drills have been developed to meet the needs of young players, according to their skill level and facilitating their progression in the program. These drills cover the 5 FUN-damental core skills of baseball, which are:
- Movement skills (agility, balance and coordination)
The Cap Levels, in order, are shown below. Click on a cap colour to see the relevant criteria:
Rally Cap, The Game
In Rally Cap three (3) teams will be on each playing area (diamond / field) at the same time. Two (2) teams will be playing a game while the other team will be practicing at a set of practice stations.
All six (6) players on the batting team will have a turn to bat during their team's inning, with the inning ending when all six players have completed their turn.
Once each team that is playing the game have had a turn at batting, teams will rotate so that one of the teams playing the game goes to the practice stations and the team previously at the practice stations coming into play the game against the remaining team.
So what are you waiting for...sign up today!!!
Upcoming Rally Cap Events
Watch this space for upcoming Rally Cap Events currently being planned.
Recent Rally Cap Events
My son absolutely loved coming each week and loved being able to see what skills he needed to get to the next level.
I loved the ethos of skill building without the competitive aspects, especially as all research points to children in this age bracket still benefiting from play based learning ( having fun) which in turn leads to attaining skills faster and retaining them for longer...