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Picture Day - Saturday April 29th

04/28/2017, 1:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Picture Day will be Saturday April 29th

DARBY PHOTOS will be at the park on Saturday April 29th for your team and individual photo shoot. 

Please bring your envelope, which is required even if you only plan on receiving the basic free package (which includes team and individual photo).  If ordering more than the basic free package, please also make sure you bring along payment for your order (cash and credit card only) for the photographer on photo day. All prices include taxes and cheques are not accepted.

Team Coaches will book their preferred photo shoot time slot with DARBY PHOTOS on the web site link sent out to the coaches. 

Picture Day order forms/envelops will be distributed between April 15th - April 21st before scheduled games at Cloverdale ball park. The remaining teams can have a coach or designate, come by the concession stand and pick up your picture order forms for your teams.

Please note that the gravel field behind the school will be open for parking all day on Picture Day, which is much easier than pulling into the main park parking lot and having to turn around after discovering it is full.

CMBA’s Annual Pancake Breakfast on Picture Day

04/28/2017, 12:30pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

The concession will be open on Picture Day, rain or shine! 

CMBA’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Menu

Saturday April 29 from 8:30am – 11pm (or while supplies last)

Large Breakfast $5

  • 3 Pancakes
  • 2 Sausage Patties
  • A choice of Coffee, Tea, Water or a Tetra Juice

Small Breakfast $4

  • 2 Pancakes
  • 1 Sausage Patties
  • A choice of Coffee, Tea, Water or a Tetra Juice

Meatless Breakfast $3

  • 3 pancakes
  • A choice of Coffee, Tea, Water or a Tetra Juice

2017 Pitch, Hit & Run Winners

04/28/2017, 8:45am PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Thank you to all players who attended this years MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition.

Congratulations to the following competition winners who will advance to the PHR Sectional on June 3rd at Mathers Park in Abbotsford.

All winners listed below will re-compete in all 3 events at June 3rd Sectional:

Girls 7/8

  • Pitch (3 way tie)  - Sydney Page, Lauren Penner, Kayla Dean
  • Hit  (3 way tie) - Sydney Page, Lauren Penner, Kayla Dean
  • Run - Sydney Page
  • Overall - Sydney Page

Girls 13/14

  • Pitch - Emily Mackintosh
  • Hit - Emily Mackintosh
  • Run - Emily Mackintosh
  • Overall - Emily Mackintosh

Boys 7/8

  • Pitch (2 way tie) - Carter Gilfillan, Cameron Ogilvie
  • Hit - Kade Grewall
  • Run - Kade Grewall
  • Overall - Cameron Ogilvie

Boys 9/10

  • Pitch - Logan Riendeau-Gratton
  • Hit - Kaden Thind
  • Run - Jacob Ovington
  • Overall - Logan Riendeau-Gratton

Boys 11/12

  • Pitch (2 way tie) - Keenan Leclerc, Josh Pritchard
  • Hit - Ryan Holford
  • Run - Maxwell Kovach
  • Overall - Keenan Leclerc

Boys 13/14

  • Pitch - Jordan West
  • Hit - Markus Lund
  • Run - Griffin Duckworth
  • Overall - Markus Lund

All winners have been registered with MLB PHR and will receive an email with full details of upcoming Sectional competition.

For any questions or further information please contact vulcanobaseball@gmail.com.

BC Minor Select Tryout Dates

04/25/2017, 12:45pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Dates for the 2017 13U, 15U and the 16U Selects events have been set.

The 13U, 15U and the 16U will be traveling to the U.S. to compete in tournaments again this year. The 13U team will be competing in the 13U Triple Crown’s Tri -Cities Slugfest in the Pasco/Richland/Kennewick area June 16th-18th. The 15U team will be competing in the Pastime Tournaments Great Lakes Wood Bat Classic in Evanston, IL July 6th-9th. The 16U team will be competing in the GSL Summer Slam Tournament, Tacoma, WA , July 6th-9th.

Below are the information packages and registration links for each age group.

13u Select Information

13u Registration

15u Select Information

15u Registration

16u Select Information

16u Registration

 

Concession Shifts Now Available on DIBS

03/23/2017, 9:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

For those looking for an opportunity to fulfill their volunteer duty early, concession shifts are now available on the DIBS system.

This is a 4 hour shift in the concession, with possible duties including cash handling, grilling on the barbeque, food prep, deep frying and cleaning.

You must be 16 to work in the concession. Please don’t wear good clothing, and closed toe shoes are a requirement.

Children cannot be in the concession, so parents are asked to make appropriate arrangements while you are doing your volunteer shift.

If for some reason you need to cancel your shift within 72 hours please email the concession manager at concession.manager@cloverdalebaseball.com.

If the weather looks inclement please check the website before going to the park for your shift, to see if the park has been closed for the day. The web page should be updated by 4:00 pm. If you have two rainouts in 1 season your concession shift is considered fulfilled.

Dave Diachuk - Director of Coach and Player Development

10/22/2015, 9:30am PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Special Announcement

The Executive and Board of Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association are very pleased to announce that we have formally appointed Dave Diachuk to the newly created position of “Director of Coach and Player Development” for CMBA.

The creation of this position and the appointment of Dave Diachuk is the direct result of Cloverdale Minor Baseball’s desire to place a greater emphasis on Player and Coach Development in the future. Dave has been given the mandate to develop and implement a strategy that is consistent in both approach and method, which will equally benefit all of our coaches and players, whatever their level of play or experience.

Dave will be working closely with our Board to design, structure and implement age specific training and instructional criteria for coaches and players, and will be working directly alongside our High Performance Programs in Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget.

As a player, Dave was a member of numerous Provincial Championship Teams, a member of the BC Selects Provincial team and was selected to compete with the National Baseball Institute. As a Junior, Dave was honored to be a 1st team All Conference Selection in College and member of both the Canadian National Junior team and the Canadian National team. He played his senior year in Concordia College in Portland Oregon and once again was selected to the NAIA All Conference Team.

Dave started his coaching career in similar fashion to many of our CMBA coaches, T Ball thru Mosquito in Newton, 9-10’s in Langley Little League, and Pee Wee through Midget in Cloverdale. He was selected to be the Head Coach for the Fraser Valley rep for the BC Games (Gold Medal), and the Canada Games. 

In recent years Dave was selected to oversee the inaugural edition of the Langley Jr. Blaze, and has been a guest coach and an instructor for the fall, winter and spring training for the past 7 years in the PBL, a period in which those teams were Provincial Champions (2012 and 2013) Western Canadian Champions (2010) and Canadian Champions in 2013 and 2015. In addition he has coached at the BC Selects Instructional Camps for the past 11 years and participated as a Guest Coach with the Douglas College Baseball Program.

Dave is busy designing an extensive Winter and Spring Program for players and coaches in all Divisions, and these Clinics will be posted very soon on our website. This is an exciting time for Cloverdale Minor Baseball and we hope that all of you will join us in welcoming Dave Diachuk in his new position.

Smoking Ban in ALL Surrey Parks

07/17/2015, 4:45pm PDT
By City of Surrey

Dear Sports Association Representative,

Due to the ongoing hot and dry weather, city parks have reached a point in which the danger of fire is critically high. Many of the fires in BC have apparently been started by discarded cigarettes.

Smoking is prohibited in all Surrey Parks including all sportfields, open spaces, paths, driveways and parking lots and is subject to a $200 fine per occurrence (Park By-law #13480).

Your co-operation in this matter is compulsory. By-law Enforcement will be patrolling City Parks for compliance. If individuals are ticketed for smoking, who can be linked to a team and league; facility use permits may be immediately revoked, in order to better protect public property.

Sincerely,

Sonja Boston
Athletic Services Coordinator
City of Surrey

Batting Cage Rules & Etiquette

03/28/2015, 5:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Coaches, please make sure that you understand all rules and policies governing the use of the batting cage, as they are there to both promote high utilization of the facility while ensuring player safety.

  1. Please DO NOT enter the batting cage until the previous team has cleared out of the cage. This includes the seating area! It is very difficult to ensure that all players have collected their equipment if your team has crowded in and mixed their bags and equipment with the other team's equipment.
  2. Teams ARE NOT to run over their allotted time. When your hour is done – you’re done! This means no excuses like "one last batter" or "quick team meeting" or "we got in late". You must be OUT OF THE CAGE by the time your hour is done.
  3. Therefore, teams must start cleaning up their equipment 5 minutes prior to the end of their session, so they have vacated the batting cage on time. The clock on the wall in the batting cage (near the door) will be considered the official time for the batting cage.
  4. All teams are responsible to clean up the batting cage each time they are finished their session (balls in buckets and bats hung up). Please see the above picture as to what a properly cleaned up batting cage looks like. This is the condition that it should be left in after your session is over.
  5. DO NOT leave the nets open with balls, buckets, ot tee parts laying around.
  6. DO NOT (EVER) leave pitching machines in lanes on the turf when you leave.
  7. DO NOT leave L-screens in the lanes when you leave.
  8. The rule of thumb is if you remove anything from the wood platform at the south end, you MUST return it there when done.
  9. There is to be no smoking, food of any kind, or beverages (except water) in the batting cage.
  10. NO SPITZ are allowed in the batting cage. EVER! This includes the waiting area. You are not exempt by thinking that you can spit the shells into a garbage can or empty bottle. This includes players, parents, siblings, etc. NOT ALLOWED!
  11. NO GUM is allowed in the batting cage. We now have gum embedded in the turf that may never come out. This is a simple rule, and coaches are required to enforce it!
  12. Only clean runners or turf shoes are to be worn. NO CLEATS
  13. Only adults are to feed or operate the pitching machines.
  14. Batting helmets must be worn while batting.
  15. Balls are to be placed back in the buckets and not in your baseball bags.