Ajax Rep Baseball

2024 Rep Head Coaches

8uT1: Allen Reeder 

9uT1: Bryan Manuel 

10uT1: TJ Kemp 

10uT2: Phil Ribeiro 

11uT1: Mark Samson 

12uT1 AAA: Stan Simons 

12uT2: Jamie Cusack 

13uT1: Jeremiah Gonsalves 

14uT1: Andy Topolie 

14uT2: Mike Taylor 

15uT1 Elite: Paul VanWiechen
TEAM SELECTED

15uT2: Jamie Tessier 

16uT: Andrew Gibb 

18uT1: Jennifer Brokelman 

22uT1: Sanj Thakore
CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR TEAM INFO

 

If you have any questions about Rep Baseball, please contact Mike Calderaro 

Rep Program Overview

Our Rep program is open to players of all genders aged from 8-18.  "Rep" means that you are representing your local Association and this is the highest level you can compete at with the Ajax Spartans.

Rep teams travel within Southern Ontario and will usually enter 3-4 tournaments per season with at least one being an away involving an overnight stay at a hotel.  Rep teams generally play one to two games per week with some being on the weekends and the coach will usually run a practice a week as well. Off-season training is common and may run in school gyms or sports facilities/indoor fields. Often, this will 'ramp up' in February for the three months prior to the season, but some teams will practice throughout the fall/winter.

The Ajax Spartans Minor Baseball Association is affiliated with the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association (EOBA) and our loop goes from Pickering to the west, Kingston to the east and Peterborough to the north. As teams get older, they may also play affiliates from as far as Ottawa and into the Toronto/York Region loops for extra games.

Tryouts for our Rep teams are held in mid-September for the next season.  Tryout schedules are posted on our website.  To attend a tryout, you must first register with the ASMBA and have paid the registration fee and a nominal tryout fee. You must be a resident of Ajax, or else you would require a release from your home association (please email the Rep Convener if you have questions) The number of Rep teams will depend on the number of players trying out in their particular division and the availability of volunteers to coach and manage these teams.

Volunteer coaches and managers are always needed for our Rep teams.  As Rep teams are more competitive than house league, to become a coach or manager of a Rep team you must obtain a coaching certificate by completing a number of coaching courses and obtain a police background check with a Vulnerable section report.  Applications for Rep Managers (Head Coaches) are accepted in August, before the tryouts begin, and the applicant will go through an interview process.

The cost associated with being on a Rep team is higher than with house league as it is more competitive and there is travelling involved.  Each player must pay Rep fees which are due May 1st.  Each team manager will create a budget for the team to cover many of these costs and some teams do fundraising initiatives to offset these costs.

The Rep season begins in early May and could go to the Labour Day weekend in September. Playoffs are usually held in mid August and provincial championships over the Labour Day weekend except at the 18u level which are held earlier.

Rep baseball is definitely more competitive and more costly, but it is also a lot of fun for players who want to play a higher level of baseball and improve their skills.