Mariniers (Competitive Baseball)
Trois-Lacs Little League offers players the chance to join a competitive Mariniers team (Mariniers) made up of a selection of the best players in each category (Rookie to Senior). Mariniers activities take place almost exclusively on weekends. The Mariniers represent Trois-Lacs Little League at provincial championships. In the Major, Intermediate, Junior and Senior categories, the winning team will represent Quebec at the Canadian Regionals. Should the same team win the Canadian Championship, it will represent Canada at the Little League World Series.
The player selection process for competitive teams is scheduled to begin in early March, with team activities usually starting in early April. The player selection process for competitive teams will be conducted by professional, independent evaluators.
- Local and away games (double header)
- Teams practices
- Development clinics
- Little League Quebec Provincial Championship
- Little League Canadian Regionals (except for Minor)
- Little League World Series (except for Minor)
- Minor League Baseball – Coaches Pitch (Rookie and Rookie development): players of 7 to 8 years of age (possibility for players 6 years of age)
- Minor League Baseball – Players Pitch (Minor and Minor development): players of 9 to 10 years of age
- Little League Baseball (Major): players of 11 to 12 years of age
- Intermediate League Baseball: players of 13 years of age only
- Junior League Baseball: players of 13 to 14 years of age
- Senior League Baseball: players of 15 to 16 years of age
House League (Recreational Baseball)
All registered Three Lakes Little League baseball players will have the chance to enjoy playing baseball in our house league according to their age, skill level and experience. The aim of recreational baseball is to enable youngsters to play baseball simply for fun and enjoyment. No selection, no statistics, no rankings: just fun! House league activities take place mainly during the week.
Regular season activities
- Training camp and evaluations (weekends)
- Games and Practices (weeknights)
- End of the year tournament (weeknights and weekends)
The overlap of ages over different divisions gives the opportunity for each player to develop in the best baseball conditions possible. The idea is not to overload or discourage a player but to put them in a category where he will be able to enjoy progressing while gaining confidence.
Although most players have the skill set and knowledge to play with players their age, under certain exceptions we could place the player in a lower or higher category. We want each player to have a fair chance to learn, have fun and be with their friend, it is important that we ensure security of all.
For example, a 9-year-old player that has never played and has limited knowledge of the fundamental of baseball could be assigned to a lower category like coach pitch to ensure his development while gaining confidence. To face a player pitcher or missing a relay could seriously injure them or demotivate the player. On the other side, an 8-year-old that has strong knowledge of the game and is highly skilled (strong pitch and hits) could injure a teammate during practice or a game. This player would probably be pulled up to a higher category in order to ensure his development and safety of all. Classifications will be evaluated during spring training by the baseball committee and coaches.