Fees (how they are determined)

Hi Cardinal Nation,

The 2024 registration will open Feb 1st and close Feb 29th. for 11U – 18U. The Rally Cap divisions will have registration until March 31st.

This year’s fees are now posted on our website, unfortunately we have had to raise fees as most everything in the world we live in has increased in cost as well. We feel that giving our membership an idea of what the costs are and where your registration fees go will help in understanding these increases.

The Saskatoon Cardinals operating budget for 2024 is approximately $165,000. Last year we ran a deficit of about $16,000. The reason for this is that we had a surplus of money left over from the 50/50 draw we ran in 2021. We kept fees down and used our surplus towards expenses. 

Please don’t ask for a detailed breakdown, that information is always available at our AGM which everyone is welcome to attend.

These are the expenses we incur on a yearly basis: 

Uniforms and Hats 

Equipment and Baseballs 

Baseball Saskatoon Fees 


Saskatchewan Baseball Fees 

Coach Clinics and Criminal Record Checks 

The Baseball Saskatoon costs are the highest and some of you may be wondering what those costs are. 

Diamond rentals

Diamond Maintenance (Yes, Baseball Saskatoon rents the diamonds and does a lot of the maintenance as well!)


Umpire Clinics, unlike other sports, they pick up the cost of having umpires trained (as well as supply the equipment)

Equipment for diamond maintenance


Capital Improvements – This is for projects to improve baseball facilities in Saskatoon

To give you an idea of some of the improvements that have been done in the past:

  • The Nutana diamonds were about $3.5 million, the majority of that was through an anonymous donor, but the City of Saskatoon requires a reserve fund for the operation of the facility which Baseball Saskatoon has to put in $37,000 annually. 
  • Fencing and dugouts at Waygood, McCourt and Sifton Diamonds.
  • Fencing, dugouts and shale at the Kilburn Diamonds. 

Projects this year are

  • Batting cages at Waygood and McCourt. 
  • Revitalizing the Riversdale diamonds. 

In closing, we have some good news from the Berries organization, they are committing to providing jerseys and hats for all the Rally Cap programs in the city. We are also going to run another 50/50 draw this year.