Bantam 15U


Baseball for 14-15 year olds

The 15U Bantam division plays 7 innings per game. There are 80 feet between bases and 54 ft. from
pitching rubber to home plate. There is a maximum of 6 runs per inning for 15U A, except in the last
inning, where unlimited runs may be scored. Lead offs and stealing are allowed, balk balls are called on
pitchers and running to 1st on a dropped 3rd strike is allowed (if 1st base is unoccupied, or if 1st base is
occupied with 2 out).

This is a tiered division where athletes have the opportunity to try-out for our AA “Rep” program or can opt
into our A “Recreational” program for the spring season.

The A Program is offered for those who prefer to participate in a more recreational style of play. At this
level there is a greater focus on participation and increased opportunities to explore a variety of positions.
Players are assessed and drafted by coaches onto evenly balanced teams. The spring season runs from
April to mid-June. All players bat in rotation and Umpires are required for each game. 

The AA Program is designed for experienced players who are invested in the game of baseball. It is at
this level where players begin to focus on a few key positions and explore training specific to those
needs. 15U AA is a single season with 9-person ball being played. Season runs from April to beginning of
August with the potential to qualify for provincials. Umpires are required for each game. 

Interlock – Spring Season
Newton Canadian 15U A Bantam teams play in an interlock league in the spring with interlock rules.
There is travel involved to surrounding areas. League games can take place any day of the week.
Weeknight games start at 5:30pm in April and move to 6:00pm in May and June. All game scores are
recorded, and standings are in place to determine play off and championship games. Pitch counts are
applied to protect players.

Summerball: Bantam A offers a summer “All-Star” season. Tryouts usually take place in mid-May. The
season usually runs from late June through mid-August with the opportunity to qualify for provincials.
There are additional fee(s) for those participating in the summer program. There is travel involved to play
other teams.

Players are provided with their own jersey, belt, socks, and a Newton baseball hat. Other equipment
required for this division are white baseball pants, baseball glove, athletic cup, helmet and cleats. Team
bats are provided for use to those who do not have their own bats. Please see the current BC Minor
Baseball Bat Rules if you plan to purchase your own. Max bat size is 2 3/4 inch max diameter, max -10
weight to length ratio, composite, aluminum or wood combination

Please email our Bantam Coordinator at if you have any questions.