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Bantam AAA Roster

02/10/2016, 3:30pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for the Bantam AAA roster for the upcoming 2016 season:

Nico Bieha Oliver Lim David Reston
Keegan Bydeweg Liam Knight Nathan Sawyer
Logan Domanski Sam McArdle Adam Vilio
Noah Dube Nick Palmer John Vulcano
Rhys Folick    
     

We will be having a parent meeting on Thursday, Feb 11 at 7:00 in the community room at the Hwy 10 McDonalds to get the season started and we need at least one representative per child present to go over introductions, the season itinerary, budget and goals.  We will need several volunteer positions filled so come with something in mind.

For the boys that didn’t make the roster I thank you for taking the time to tryout and best of luck in the upcoming season.  If you have any questions about why your son didn’t make the team please feel free to contact me at bruiser1414@gmail.com and I will take the time to give you my feedback.

Cloverdale Spurs 18U Midget AAA Tryout Announcement

02/08/2016, 4:00pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Midget AAA Tryouts will held at the Agriplex in Cloverdale (17798 62 Ave, Surrey, BC) over two consecutive Wednesday nights February 17 and February 24 both starting at 8pm. As well on Sunday February 21 starting at 8pm all players will be required to attend a brief hitting assessment in the CMBA batting cage (17383 61A Ave, Surrey BC). 

Please note that players must wear runners or turf shoes, as no cleats are allowed in the Agriplex or the CMBA batting cage.

Players MUST pre-register with Head Coach Brian Ginther or Dave Diachuk prior to attending the tryouts.

Brian can be reached at brian.ginther11@gmail.com or 604-992-3048 and Dave at diamond8tor@yahoo.com  feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

BC Baseball 2016 Coaching Conference

02/05/2016, 3:45pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

February 19 - 21, 2016
Langley Events Centre

Join us at the BC Minor and Baseball BC Baseball annual Coaching Conference taking place from February 19 - 21, 2015 at the Langley Events Centre.

This coaching conference event is FREE for Cloverdale coaches. Please be sure that you are able to attend those dates before registering for the conference.

Wondering what kind of speakers to expect at a coaches conference like this? Check it out here! Robbie Alomar, Charlie Hayes, Gene Stephenson and Devon White headline Coaches Convention

If you are a coach who currently has a "certified" NCCP designation (I.E. Regional Certified or Provincial Certified), you are required to accumulate a minimum of 4 PD points per year to retain the "certified" designation. Attending the coaching conference is good for 3 PD points (and coaching a team is the other 1 PD point you need).

If you are a coach who has not yet started your NCCP certification, you can also get the NCCP Initiation Module while attending the coaching conference, just select the appropriate link when registering. For more information about NCCP certification, please see our NCCP Coaches Certification page.

To register for either the coach conference or the related player clinics, please go to the BC Baseball Coaches web site and select one of the "register" links from the top menu. If registering as a coach, in the appropriate fields enter "Cloverdale" as your association and "C240" as the association code so that the association will be billed for your registration.

For more information check out these documents:

Coach Schedule

Player Schedule

Player Assessment Schedule

02/01/2016, 11:00am PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

NOTE: The assessment Dates of Feb 26th - 29th are firm however the breakdowns are still being determined and the groupings will be updated on February 22nd

Prior to the start of the season, all players from Tadpole through Midget must go through a player assessment process, in able to allow us to balance teams through a standardized draft process.

The player assessments will all take place at the Cloverdale Agriplex, as per the schedule below. If you cannot attend during the scheduled time for your division and last name, you may attend one of the other slots for your division. If you cannot attend any of the slots for your division, please contact your division coordinator to make alternate arrangements.

Please note that Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA tryouts are by invitation only, based on evaluation rankings as well as on the number of AA teams being fielded in the upcoming year.  If there is to be one AA team then the top 24 ranked players will be invited to the AA tryouts, if there are to be 2 AA teams then the top 36 ranked players will be invited to the AA tryouts.

DO NOT WEAR CLEATS AS THE AGRIPLEX NOW HAS A CONCRETE FLOOR.   ALL PLAYERS ARE TO WEAR RUNNING SHOES

Friday February 26th 5:00pm - 7:00pm PeeWee Last Names TBD-TBD
7:00pm - 9:00pm PeeWee Last Names TBD-TBD
Saturday February 27th 8:00am - 9:30am Tadpole Last Names TBD-TBD
9:30am - 11:00am Tadpole Last Names TBD-TBD
11:00am - 12:30pm Tadpole Last Names TBD-TBD
12:30pm - 2:00pm Mosquito Last Names TBD-TBD
2:00pm - 3:30pm Mosquito Last Names TBD-TBD
3:30pm - 5:00pm Mosquito Last Names TBD-TBD
5:00pm - 7:00pm PeeWee Last Names TBD-TBD
7:00pm - 9:00pm Bantam Last Names TBD-TBD
Sunday February 28th 8:00am - 9:30am Mosquito Last Names TBD-TBD
9:30am - 11:00am Mosquito Last Names TBD-TBD
11:00am - 12:30pm Tadpole Last Names TBD-TBD
12:30pm - 2:00pm Tadpole Last Names TBD-TBD
2:00pm - 3:30pm Tadpole Last Names TBD-TBD
3:30pm - 5:30pm Bantam Last Names TBD-TBD
5:30pm - 7:30pm Midget Last Names TBD-TBD
7:30pm - 9:30pm Midget Last Names TBD-TBD
Monday February 29th 5:00pm - 7:00pm PeeWee AA Tryouts
7:00pm - 9:00pm Bantam AA Tryouts

 

Umpire Clinics for 2016

01/23/2016, 11:00am PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Cloverdale Minor Baseball will be hosting the following Umpire Clinics for umpires who want to umpire games in 2016. Umpires are required to attend a clinic each year to qualify to work games (gym session and classroom session).

As always, CMBA will pay the umpire registration fee for our umpires. When registering just select to pay by cheque, and we will take care of the fee for you.

Level 1 clinics are for those umpires who will be working only Mosquito and/or Tadpole games. Level 2 is for all umpires who will be working Pee Wee or higher games.

Level 1 - last name starting with A - M

Saturday, February 20th from 9:00am - 12:30pm @ Martha Currie Elementary School gym
Monday, February 22nd from 5:45pm - 9:30pm @ Cloverdale Ball Park batting cage

Level 1 - last name starting with N  -  Z

Saturday, February 20th from 1:00pm - 4:30pm @ Martha Currie Elementary School gym
Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:45pm - 9:30pm @ Cloverdale Ball Park batting cage

All Level 2

Friday, February 19th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm @ George Greenaway Elementary School gym
Wednesday, February 24th from 5:45pm - 9:30pm @ Cloverdale Ball Park batting cage

PLEASE SET THESE DATES ASIDE TO ENSURE YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH the CLASSROOM AND GYMNASIUM APPOINTMENTS SO YOU CAN UMPIRE IN 2016!

Any questions should be directed to our Umpire in Chief Gord McFarlane at 604-375-1760 or gordmcfarlane@hotmail.com.

On-line registration is available via the BCBUA web site:  https://members.bcbua.ca/?pg=clinics

2016 Spring Registration is now OPEN!

01/12/2016, 8:15pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Cloverdale Baseball is proud to open Online Registration for the Spring 2016 season!

Please click through our Registration tabs for Rates, Important Dates and the FAQ.

If you have questions about registration, please contact the corresponding Registrar before continuing:

Blastball to Tadpole: Steve Tordiffe - steve.tordiffe@gmail.com - 604.897.2737

Mosquito to Midget: Dave Palmer -  registrar.cmba@gmail.com - 778-549-0719

Jr Mens: Rae Andrews - rae.andrews@gmail.com - 604-574-1355 (Jr Mens team is FULL - contact Rae to be added to the waitlist)

Please follow the link below to Register!

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/726218110
 

To register to Head Coach or be an Assistant Coach, please follow the link to Register!

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/187364121

Cloverdale Minor Baseball Spring Tune-Up Clinics

01/11/2016, 4:30pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

CMBA will be offering a 7 week Spring Tune-Up training program at the Cloverdale Agriplex, which is located at 17798 62 Avenue in the Cloverdale Fairground.

All Cloverdale players of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Register at the link below

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/974734162

Please note the following schedule for these clinics:

Tuesday - Jan 5 to Feb 16 - 7 sessions - $70.00

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Tadpole Clinics (players born in 2007 / 2008)
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Mosquito Clinics (players born in 2005 / 2006)
7:30 – 8:30 pm – Pee Wee Clinics (players born in 2003 / 2004)

Wednesday - Jan 6 to Feb 17 - 7 weeks – $70.00

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Tadpole Group 2 Clinics (players born in 2007 / 2008)
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Bantam Clinics (players born in 2001 / 2002)

Additional Notes: 

  • All persons who desire to, or are thinking about coaching in 2016 in CMBA are encouraged to attend these clinics and be ready to assist, and upgrade their skills in their particular age group!
  • All participants will need to bring their own glove, hat (and bat if you have one) and be at the Agriplex 20 minutes ahead of their start time to commence their warm up prior to the session start!
  • All participants should wear sweat pants, old ball pants or uniforms, t shirt, sweat shirt, running shoes. No cleats, no shorts and no summer ball uniforms please!

Jimmy Vulcano Sunday Hitting Clinics

01/06/2016, 7:15am PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Jimmy Vulcano will continue  his Sunday hitting clinics for Jan/Feb 2016. There will be 6 sessions, each session is one hour in length and will be held in the batting cage. Clinics start on Sunday Jan 10th.  Sessions will include multiple station drills, live hitting, and discussions on mental aspects and approach. Level of instruction will be scaled to respective age groups.

The cost for the 6 sessions is $75 per player.

Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm Mosquito Hitting -  3 spots available

Sundays 12-1 pm Peewee hitting - 3 spots available 

Sundays 1-2pm Bantam hitting - 2 spots available 

 

For more information or to register please email Jimmy at vulcanobaseball@gmail.com

Coach Vulcano/Diachuk Winter Clinics continue

01/06/2016, 7:00am PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Coach Jimmy Vulcano and Coach Dave Diachuk will be continuing their Saturday morning pitching/Catching clinics for January/Feb 2016. Sessions with cover many important age appropriate aspects of pitching and at catching and includes live bullpens (age specific) and battery training. Groups are limited to 4 pitchers and 4 catchers maximum.  Sessions will run for 6 weeks starting Saturday January 9.  Cost for the 6 sessions is $75per player. Cash or cheque only please, cheques made payable to CMBA. 

 

Saturdays 10:00am-11:00pm 

Mosquito pitching- FULL

Mosquito catching - 4 spots available

Saturdays 11:00pm-12:00pm 

Pee Wee pitching -FULL

Peewee catching -2 spots available 

Saturdays 12:00-1:00  

Peewee pitching- FULL

Pewee catching- 2 spots available 

Saturdays 1-2pm 

Bantam pitching - FULL

Bantam Catching 2 spots available 

For more information or to register please email Jimmy at vulcanobaseball@gmail.com.

Midget AAA Winter Training

12/31/2015, 7:45pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Hope everyone enjoyed their much needed Holidays! Midget AAA Winter Training will resume January 7 at 8pm in the CMBA batting cage.

Please send a quick email to Brian to confirm your attendance for the upcoming sessions. Reminder to submit your payment for the training as soon as possible. 
brian.ginther11@gmail.com