The 13U Prospects Showcase is a new venture this year. The purpose of the showcase is to give players that are not on the league “AAA” team an opportunity to develop and participate in a high level of baseball and further develop their skills and interest in the game. The showcase is focused on non-“AAA” players that have a passion for the game and want to reach the next level. While many of the players on the teams may be first-year 13U players, some second year players that do not make the league “AAA” team could make this team. The date of the event is July 21-23, and is being held in Steinbach. All leagues are strongly encouraged to enter a team to facilitate the development of their future players.
In order to maintain the developmental focus of the event there will not be medals or awards handed out based on order of finish and the winning team will not advance to interprovincial competition. Teams may be seeded after the preliminary round(s) to maintain a competitive balance. Regions can enter a regional team, multiple regional teams, or can team up with another region if players are needed to make a team. Each team will have a minimum of 4 games on the weekend, and the entry fee is $350. Deadline to register a team or teams is May 15. For more information, contact Jason Miller, Baseball Manitoba Program Director at 204-925-5764 or baseball.jason(at)sportmanitoba.ca.