Policy:

The Kitchener Minor Baseball Association promotes fair play amongst it’s athletes.  This policy is to identify the minimum playing time rules for players playing rep baseball for the Kitchener Minor Baseball Association.  Due to the competitive nature of the league these teams play in, fair play does not mean equal playing time.  Fair play means players must all play a minimum number of defensive innings during the playing season.

Procedure:

8U – 9U

  • Must play minimum 66% of defensive innings for the following…
    • Regular Season ICBA
    • Exhibition Games
    • ICBA playoffs
    • OBA/Out of Country Tournaments

       13 player roster – 60%.   14 player roster 55%

  •  Must play minimum 50% of defensive innings for the following..

                OBA Championships

 Note: Player can not sit full games at OBA Championships.

Note: Player must not sit for a full game in 2 consecutive games in tournaments, ICBA playoffs or OBA Championships.

12U to 15U

  • Must play minimum 66% of defensive innings for the following:
    • Regular Season ICBA
    • Exhibition Games

       13 player roster – 60%.   14 or more player roster 55%

  • Playing Time is at Coaches Discretion for the following:
    • Tournaments
    • ICBA Playoffs
    • OBA Championships

Note: Player must not sit for a full game in 2 consecutive games in tournaments, ICBA playoffs or OBA Championships.

16U to 18U

  • Must Play minimum of 50% of defensive innings for the following:
    • Regular Season ICBA
    • Exhibition games

 Note: A player brought onto the team exclusively as a pitcher or catcher may sit less that 50% of defensive innings provided this exception was identified to the player n writing prior to being selected to the team.

 Playing Time is at Coaches Discretion for the following:

  • Tournaments
  • ICBA Playoffs
  • OBA Championships

 Note: Player must not sit for a full game in 2 consecutive games in tournaments, ICBA playoffs or OBA Championships.