Competitive Baseball: These teams represent (hence the term "rep") Hammonds Plains in all major tournaments in the province, Atlantic region, and Canada (if successful in the National Play downs for our area).

This is generally very competitive baseball requiring cooperation and commitment from both the players and the parents (guardians). Rep teams are ranked as Triple A (AAA), Double A (AA), or A with AAA being the most competitive for the age group.

Rep teams are selected by the coaching staff and independant evalulators from a list of players in each division who registered to tryout for competitive baseball. The coaches’ selections are generally based on several factors including, but not limited to, desire, attitude and various skills and abilities depending on the requirements of the team. Players who are not selected for the AAA team are given the opportunity to tryout for the AA team, and so on until all rep teams are selected. Any remaining players, after tryouts are completed, are selected by the house league teams.

The number of rep teams in each division depends on the skill level and number of players registered to try out in each season.  There is generally team fundraising at the rep levels to offset the costs of tournaments. HPBA's Fair Play policy is in effect for all "regular season" games in competitive baseball, but coaches are free to play "as required" for national play downs, nationals,  provincial tournaments and playoffs.

All tournaments are at the expense of the individual teams.

11U Baseball for players who will be age 10 or 11 in this calendar year.  

The concept of base stealing with no "leading off" is introduced at 11U level and players do all the pitching. 11U rep teams compete in the Baseball Nova Scotia Bluenose League and generally participate in 3-4 tournaments during the baseball season.

All regular season home games are played at the LaPierre Field (Kingswood) in Hammonds Plains.  Their away games can be anywhere from Yarmouth to Cape Breton.  They will play two games and have two practices a week.  This will most definately include weekends.