The Bantam Selects Program was established in 1997 as a new initiative by the Baseball Sask Coach and Player Development Committee in order to identify future Team Saskatchewan Select players. Every year players were asked to tryout for their zone select team and then compete at the Bantam Select Tournament that is held the weekend after the August long weekend of every year. In 2002 the program expanded by naming the top players from the tournament to a Team Saskatchewan Developmental Camp. In 2003 was the first year for the annual Prospect Series vs Team Alberta. In 2006 the tournament was held during the September long weekend in Winnipeg at Canwest Global Park.
NOTE: This is a SHOWCASE tournament for our coaches to see the maximum number of kids in as many defensive positions as possible. The emphasis should not be on winning at all costs by the Zone Teams and more of allowing as many kids with an opportunity to be identified.
2017 BANTAM SELECTS
This year we will be running this a little different. We will not be holding the actual Bantam Selects Showcase Tournament as we have in the past. We will now be holding a Bantam Selects ID Weekend from June 10-11 in Saskatoon.
The 15U Head Coach will be Mike Lindsay with his Assistant Coaches Brett Walchuk and Chris Sastaunik.
Baseball Sask will be hosting the 2017 Bantam Selects ID Weekend from June 10-11 in Saskatoon at Nutana Diamonds. The format for the weekend will be for the players to be evaluated on Saturday, June 10th and then put into teams and play games on Sunday, June 11th.
We will use this to help evaluate players to be selected to the 15U Bantam Selects Team that we will be sending to the 2017 15U Baseball Canada National Championship in Summerside, PEI from August 24-28.