Dave Diachuk and Aaron Myette will be conducting pitching and catching sessions for the winter off season in the Cloverdale Ball Park batting cage.
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.
Aaron is a 10 year professional baseball player spending time in the Major Leagues with the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds. Aaron Played for Team Canada in 2006 in the World Baseball Classic, and in 2004 on the Canadian Olympic Team in Athens, Greece. He is currently the pitching coach for the Women’s National Baseball Team.
These small group sessions are a great opportunity for all pitchers and catchers to learn and prepare themselves for the upcoming 2017 season and how to work and communicate with each other on the field.
All sessions will be held on Saturdays starting November 11, and run for 6 weeks. These clinics will be $80 for pitchers and $30 for catchers.
Ages and times are as follows:
13U Pee Wee
15U Bantam / 18U Midget
Space may be limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
Please email Mike Dance at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for any inquiries.
Bantam winter training consists of strength and condition sessions as well as baseball activities. There are two different options to choose from. Please see below:
Strength and condition and baseball activities- $275
Baseball activities- $175
We have four practices during the week. Details are as follows:
Mondays 7-9pm at the Cloverdale Batting Cage (Strength and Conditioning)
Wednesdays 8-10pm at the Cloverdale Batting Cage (Baseball Activities)
Thursdays 7-9pm at the Cloverdale Batting Cage (Strength and Conditioning)
Saturdays 8-10am at the Cloverdale Batting Cage (Baseball Activities)
Practices will start on Nov. 1st. These sessions will last for 6 weeks.
If you are interested in joining, please register: https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/020989177
Any questions, please send an email to Coach Bob at email@example.com
George Morneau will be once again be conducting off season hitting clinics for CMBA this fall.
Sessions are one hour long and will begin on November 6th. The cost for the 6 sessions is $60.
Please email Mike Dance at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for any inquiries. Space may be limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis
13U Pee Wee AA/AAA winter training will begin on November 2nd.
Training Dates and times will be as follows:
Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Batting Cage Nov 7-Jan 30
Thursdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm Batting Cage Nov 2 - Feb 1
Sundays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Batting Cage Nov 5 - Feb 4
To register for the winter training please send an email to Mike Dance at email@example.com
Cost of the clinics will be $150 for all of the cage sessions.
Note these clinics are open for all players that intend to tryout for 13U Pee Wee AAA/AA this upcoming season. Space may be limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis
Jimmy Vulcano will be once again be conducting off season hitting clinics for CMBA this fall. Jimmy has been coaching in Cloverdale for 13 years. His experience includes multiple medals at the provincial, western national, summer games and various provincial select teams.
This fall's 8 week hitting program will be held on Sundays in the Cloverdale batting cage. Each session is one hour in length, starting Sunday October 22 and ending December 10. The program includes video analysis and assessment, sound teaching of hitting mechanics, multiple station drills, live hitting, and important discussions on the mental aspects of hitting. Level of instruction will be scaled and customized to respective age groups/experience. These sessions are open to players who will be starting at the Tadpole, Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam/Midget levels in 2018.
Sessions run each hour starting at 10 am. The cost for the 8 sessions is $90.
-Sundays 10-11 am 9U Tadpole FULL
-Sundays 11-12pm 11U Mosquito hitting FULL
-Sundays 12-1pm 11U Mosquito / 13U Pee Wee FULL
-Sundays 1-2pm 13U Pee Wee FULL
-Sunday 2-3pm 13U Pee Wee / 15U Bantam FULL
Cloverdale Minor Baseball is looking for members who would like to become more involved in the association to fill a number of important volunteer positions, as listed below. Each position qualifies as fulfilling the required annual volunteer duty per registered player.
If you are interested in one of the positions, and would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Concession Manager is an executive position, requiring attendance at monthly board meetings. The Concession Manager oversees the operation of the concession (which is open from the start of April through the August long weekend), working with the concession crew chiefs to ensure the concession's proper staffing and operation, and working with the association treasurer to accurate financial control and reporting.
The Concession Manager position does not include physically working in the concession. They concession manager may optionally chose to also work as a paid concession crew chief, working in the day to day operation of the concession, which could also include the purchasing and ordering or product, and cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
Web Site Maintenance
Cloverdale Baseball requires one or two more people to help with the day to day maintenance of the web site. This requires people who have good communication skills, and some technical savvy. Ability to directly edit HTML code is a definite asset, as is experience with Excel (which we use to create import files for scheduled games, events, DIBS, etc).
Other Available Positions
Cloverdale Nationals College Prep & our affiliated Midget AAA program are running a Fall Ball Program to identify those players we will take into Winter Training and beyond.
This fall we are also putting together a Select Team to compete in the BLE Best of the West Qualifier in Kamloops and we are currently identifying players
Click the "College Prep Fall Ball Information" Heading above for FULL PROGRAM INFO
Toronto Blue Jays T12
Cloverdale Minor Baseball is very proud to announce that five of its own have been chosen to play at this years Toronto Blue Jays Tournament 12 event in Toronto. Tournament 12 (T-12) is a national amateur baseball tournament held at Rogers Centre in Toronto, September 14-17, 2017. The goal of T12 is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best 160 amateur Canadian baseball players with college eligibility, as identified by Toronto Blue Jays scouting staff. T12 acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many pro and college scouts as possible. Congratulations and best of luck to:
Daniel Gernon - Current Cloverdale National Midget College Prep Player
Tyson McInnes - Current Cloverdale National Midget College Prep Player
Representing Team BC at Canada Games in Winnipeg
Daniel Gernon - Current Cloverdale National Midget College Prep Player
The Cloverdale Spurs 10U All Star team topped off an improbable season with a victory over the White Rock Tritons in the Gold medal game of last weekend’s Provincial Championships in Richmond.
The Spurs qualified as the #1 seed in the Championship after going undefeated in league play and the team sporting an overall record of 26 wins and only 1 loss, that coming at the hands of the Tritons in the final game of the Can Am Cup. After victories over Comox, Abbotsford, Vernon and Tri City in the round robin portion of the Championship, Cloverdale knocked off Ridge Meadows in the semi –final, leading them to a return date with the Tritons in the Championship Game. The Spurs jumped out to an 8-2 lead, but White Rock battled back in the later innings. The Cloverdale defense held firm, and the Spurs walked away with a 10-8 victory earning them the Gold Medal.
Back Row: Coaches Darren Gebert, Cam Gair, Jeff Leith, Brian Ginther
Middle: Logan Ginther, Logan Gebert, Jack Roberts, Carter Leith, Joey Tanasichuk, Oliver Knorn, Ty Jeffrey, Cole Grandia
Front Row: Sawyer Laven, Lukas Dance, Cohen Ginther, Duncan Gair, Mathew Fortuna
Cloverdale Baseball is happy to announce that Melanie Poitras has assume the role of our Social Media Director, and will oversee information that will be posted to our association Facebook page, Twitter account, or other social media platforms.
While we have not yet formalized a policy on what types of information is appropriate to be posted onto the association web site versus Facebook or Twitter, you are encouraged to send Melanie any pertinent information to Melaniebrockbank@hotmail.com and she can determine where it should be posted (please send the information in the format to be posted as much as possible).
Cloverdale Baseball's social media info can be found on on our web site at Cloverdale Baseball Social Media Feeds, or directly on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CloverdaleSpurs/, or Twitter at https://twitter.com/cloverdalespurs (or tag us @CloverdaleSpurs on your tweets).