Winnipeg South Minor Baseball Association (WSMBA) sponsors AAA level baseball for 3 age groups:13U, 15U, and 18U.
The mission of our AAA program is to develop the skills of baseball players to a high level of excellence.
We promote strong character both on and off the field. We insist on good sportsmanship and proper behavior. Most importantly, we want everyone to have fun and enjoy AAA baseball - from the players, to the coaches, to the parents, and the fans. We also want our opponents, their fans, and the umpires to enjoy the experience of participating in baseball.
AAA baseball requires a significant time and financial commitments, depending on each individual team’s performance and tryout time. Once the team is formed, every player is expected to attend all practices and games. Absences could result in a reduction of playing time.
League play of 20 - 28 games, begins in May and continues into July. Also 2 - 3 weekend tournaments and possible exhibition games will be scheduled during the season. The number and location of tournaments is at the discretion of the individual team.
Commitment from parents of AAA players is also very important. In order for our association to be a success and for our children to maximize their enjoyment of playing AAA baseball, your participation is required.
The AAA program firmly believes that:
The expectation of all AAA players is to lead by example on and off the playing field. To help foster the leadership role in baseball, we ask that all AAA players volunteer in the baseball community in one of the following ways:
When players are participating at a Community Involvement event, they are representing the Winnipeg South AAA organization and are expected to dress in either full uniform (including jersey & game hat) or in black shorts, jersey & game hat, depending on the event.
All AAA players, coaches, parents, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will serve as a positive example to others. Players, Parents, and Coaches are required to sign a Code of Conduct that applies to them. The signed Codes will be kept by the Team Manager.
The Winnipeg South AAA registration fee is suggested annually by the WS AAA Committee and approved by the WSMBA Board of Directors. The registration fee for those players selected to WS AAA 13U, 15U, and 18U teams in 2020 is $800 per player. The $600 registration fees do not include any additional team fees (see below.) The additional $200 on the registration fee is considered a fundraising fee (see Fundraising below).
WSMBA will conduct child abuse registry checks and a criminal records check for all AAA coaches. These checks will be good for a period of 2 years. The checks will be coordinated by the VP High Performance and results reviewed by the WSMBA Executive if required.
WSMBA mandates that any player or coach, regardless of age, shall not participate in any game or practice if that person has consumed alcohol and / or drugs immediately prior or immediately after the activity, is under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs, or is deemed to be under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs immediately prior to, or during the game or practice by any individual in authority. Prescription drugs are included in this policy. If said prescriptions drugs alter of affect the judgment or performance of any player, that player may not participate.
WSMBA prohibits the use of tobacco, cannabis, or vape products in any form by all players and coaches during practice and games and all times while wearing a Winnipeg South AAA uniform.
Parents are reminded it is illegal in Manitoba to consume alcohol or smoke on or nearby the playing field. This includes any area designated for use by the fans.
The intention of our Fair Play Policy is to provide a guideline for Coaches on how to treat players fairly so that players receive a reasonable amount of playing time for development, over the course of the baseball season. WSMBA AAA Program believes that fair play holds a different meaning as age levels advance.
Winnipeg South Minor Baseball Association reserves the right to use any picture taken during camps, tryouts, and during the season/post-season play for instructional purposes, advertising, or posting on our website and social media outlets. Should individual players or parents have concerns with photos possibly being used of themselves or their player, please contact the AAA Committee Chair.
While we encourage positive promotion of the Winnipeg South AAA teams, coaches, and organization through social media, please be advised that our Social Media Policy is consistent with that of Baseball Manitoba with regards to conduct and discipline. This policy can be found on the Baseball Manitoba website at:
We encourage our AAA families to follow and participate on our Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter pages at wpgsouthaaa