2018 Outlook

Blastball changed a bit for 2017 will continue in the same format for 2018. It be held on Wednesday nights. Hopefully at Mackin park.

The season begins on April 18th. Blastball runs for 8 weeks. All games/practices begin at 6pm at Mackin Park (lower centre diamond) and run until approximately 7:00pm. This year we have decided to hire a coordinator to run the division practices - with the help of parents of course!

Coquitlam Little League provides team shirts, hats, bats and other equipment needed to play baseball. Blastball players must provide their own helmet and protective cup. Gloves are optional as the ball is soft to encourage players to use two bare hands when picking up and catching the ball. Baseball pants and cleats are optional. It is common for players to wear runners, soccer cleats, track pants or sweat pants.


The youngest division within Little League is reserved for our 4 year old superstars who are picking up a baseball for the first time. For five year olds you have the option of registering in the Blastball or Minor Division.  To all you parents out there, you probably remember Blastball as T-ball, where players learn the basics and rules of baseball, however there is one major addition… the LOUD sound first base makes when a player STOMPS on it! Played with a soft baseball, gloves are not necessary but for safety helmets are still worn.

The home team in Blastball takes the field positioning themselves in the natural defensive positions, as the Away batter steps up to the tee to swing away. Running to first on contact the race is on! First player to make the base ‘HONK’ wins! An ‘out’ is recorded if the defense fields the baseball and throws it to the first baseman who steps on the Blast-Base before the runner, and the runner is ‘safe’ if they can HONK the base first! Fun play rules state that every batter hits every inning, so half innings are complete after the final batter.

Sheer fun and excitement on the player’s faces show the impact this game can have on our youngsters, as they learn the fundamentals of a much larger game. Hitting, throwing, catching, running, team play and sportsmanship are the building blocks of Little League and they are all included here with a loud ‘HONK!!!’

New this season, we are going to focus on skill development with our youngsters.  Our blastballers play exclusively at Mackin Field on Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm to 7:00pm starting Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Attention Blastball Coaches: For those parents (with or without baseball experience) that want to help out and coach but are not confident or don’t know what to do, we have developed a guide for coaches containing practice plans. There will be set practice plans for each practice day that will guide coaches on what drills to practices while incorporating games to make skill development fun for both players and coaches.

2018 Blastball Coach Manual can be found here.

2018 Blastball Team Parent Manual can be found here