2019 Junior Academy Program 10U - 11U - 12U - 13U

Welcome to the Lethbridge Junior Academy youth baseball program. For the 2019 season each team will play approximately 20-22 games including exhibition/double header games and 3 tournaments (weather pending). An additional 4th tournament will be an option for individual teams to consider (at an extra cost) once the teams are formed. Each team can expect to practice weekly in coordination with the Little League schedule so athletes can play in both programs. The age cutoff will also be August 31, the same as Little League, no exceptions.


The fees for the 2019 season are $500/player (10-12U) $575 (13U), payable no later than April 1, 2019. Each player is also expected to raise $150 (profit) in the annual meat fundraiser.


The 2019 fees cover the use of indoor/outdoor facilities, equipment, uniform use, umpire fees, tournament entry fees (3), player apparel (hoodie, practice shirt and shorts, pants and hat). Any costs related to travel (accommodation, meals) are not included.


***There is a non-refundable $20 tryout fee per player, payable the day of tryouts.

    Registration closes March 4th, 2019

    Registration form must be filled out.


Tryout dates are March 9th & 10th - Information will be sent out confirming location and times.

***if tryout dates are conflicting? Please contact Shauna Gruninger to discuss.


The Junior Academy has invested into their coaching staff and will be trained with their NCCP certification for the 2019 season.




To register please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oplLrWnNQPbXST-JAFXkF7-ARw2X2JszAHxM0-L2J1g/edit



When do we start? As soon as the teams are confirmed, coaches will have practises start shortly after. We will have indoor use while the weather is cold outside. April - June


When do we play? Generally speaking you will be playing games on weekends and practising during the week. Please note that there could be some exhibition games scheduled during the week but you will have notice from your coach.


Will this conflict with Little League - Junior Academy has a working relationship with Little League and every effort has been made to minimize any conflicts.


What is the goal of this program? The Junior Academy was created to create more baseball opportunities for players who show continued interest in getting better within the sport. This program is considered a higher level of competition and will consist of playing some competitive teams from other areas.




Do you have other questions? Please contact Shauna Gruninger at 403-380-9183 or email shaunagruninger@gmail.com