“RLL” began play in 2017 with two teams known as the Richmond Blue Jays and affiliated themselves with SVLL for both scheduling and travel purposes… (All Blue Jays games were played at King George Park, which boded well for the grassroots program). Due to Covid in 2020, the effort was suspended and players were encouraged to register either with South Van LL or with Richmond City Baseball as they ran the required "Development Only" programs during the early years of Covid.

While it began as an offspring of our “Just Play Ball” program - in which many of the kids wanted to stay together and try actual organized ball – it’s now going to take on a whole new dimension due to both our renewed cooperation with Richmond City Baseball along with the growing belief that player development and player retention are both enhanced when mostly the younger players at a critical age (11-13) are playing on fields and with rules better suited to their skill levels rather than being based on age or league affiliation.

While there's still many challenges ahead - some being addressed by running pilot programs with those open to new ideas - Richmond Baseball is super excited to be working with RCBA and the rest of our Affiliated Partners in advancing the game forward.

For further details on this or any other baseball related questions, you can contact info@richmondbaseball.ca whether wanting to play, umpire or volunteering to help out in any aspect of "The Game".

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