Apr 14, 2022 | Jake Parkhill | 1487 views
2022 Season Preview
The 2022 season is fast approaching in Ancaster, as the league prepares for the first full season since 2019! Details include League Important Dates, regular season and playoff dates, as well as a brief preview of the Special Events that we are planning.
We are excited to bring to you a new season of baseball, full of fun, friends and making great memories at Ancaster's Little League Park.
Some key dates are coming up, and we wish to keep you informed on the upcoming 2022 season.
Intro to T-Ball will begin on Monday May 16 at 6 pm, and sessions will be held for the next 11 Mondays finishing on July 25. Players should hear from their coaches during the second week of May. We are planning on connecting with coaches in late April.
The season for Junior T-Ball through Major Little League will begin with Little League's Opening Day on Saturday May 14. Games to be held all day at Ancaster Little League Park beginning at 9 am, and continuing through the night until approximately 9 pm. This will be one of the few days in the year where every team will compete on the same day.
That means with the season scheduled to begin on Saturday May 14, we are hoping to get practices started that week beginning on Monday May 9. Working backwards, that means you should hear from your coach in early May, and coaches will have their annual coaches meeting in late April.
Junior T-Ball will run on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and will feature a similar format to the 2021 season. 6 on 6 baseball games with players filling the infield positions. The players not playing in the infield will go to the outfield and work on skill drills with coaches through the night. There are no stand alone practices this year in this division. The regular season will go from May 14 all the way through August 25th, with a Championship Day fun day on August 27th.
Senior T-Ball will have games on Monday and Wednesday nights (varying throughout the season) and a set practice night of either Tuesday or Thursday. The regular season begins May 14 and goes through Wednesday July 27. There will also be a Senior T-Ball Weekend, with each team playing 4 games June 24 through June 26. Playoffs begin August 2, and Championship Weekend is August 27 and 28.
Minor Little League will have games Monday (6 and 8 pm), Tuesday (6 pm), Wednesday (6 pm) and a practice on either Monday or Wednesday which will vary throughout the season. The regular season begins May 14 and goes through Wednesday July 27. There will also be a Minor Little League Weekend with each team playing 4 games July 8 through 10. Playoffs begin August 2, and Championship Weekend is August 27 and 28.
Major Little League will have games Tuesday (8 pm) and Wednesday (8 pm), and practices on Mondays. The regular season begins May 14 and goes through Wednesday July 27. There will also be a Major Little League Weekend with each team playing 4 games May 20 through May 22 Playoffs begin August 2, and Championship Weekend is August 27 and 28.
Intermediate Little League will have games Thursday (6 and 8 pm), occasional Friday (6 and 8 pm), and possibly a Saturday game (5 and 7 pm) and practices on Mondays. The regular season is set to begin on May 5, which means players will be hearing from coaches in late April, and the coaches meeting will be in coming up in late April as well. Playoffs begin August 2, and Championship Weekend is August 27 and 28.
We are also planning some wonderful events for the 2022 season with more details to come, but you will want to be on the lookout for details on Ancaster Little League entering a float in the 2022 Heritage Day Parade on Saturday June 11! Ever wonder if you can survive a night in the famous Snake Pit (Major Diamond)- on September 3rd and 4th, you will be able to find out with the return of the 24 hour game! On the Civic Holiday Weekend, Ancaster will welcome the best T-Ball teams in the World for the 52nd World T-Ball Championships! The last time we hosted the event in 2019, Ancaster walked away being the Winner of the Spring Valley Cup and Champion T-Ball Team of the Year; and our second team won the Triple A Championship trophy, in a very successful weekend. The Diamondbacks look to defend their home turf and championships July 29-August 1, 2022. And finally Ancaster Little League will welcome the best players from around Little League District 1 for the 2022 Minor Division District 1 Championships July 15 through the 21st. Teams from Ancaster, Dundas, Erindale, High Park, Oakville and Stoney Creek will compete in the week long competition to determine the District 1 Champion and representative at the Minor Provincial Championships later in the summer.
These events and more in addition to a great summer of baseball in Ancaster, and we are looking forward to bringing it you, this summer.