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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 Talks Baseball

03/15/2017, 10:45pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Dave Empey has written a great article about our Cloverdale Midget College Prep team, and it is really worth the read!

Dave Talks Baseball

Spring Registration is still open!

03/05/2017, 8:15pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Cloverdale Baseball is proud to open Online Registration for the Spring 2017 season!

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

Registration Spots Available (once spots are full, your registration will be added to a waiting list.  You will be placed on a team once another team is formed, or a registered player drops out)

Blastball:  11 spots open

T-Ball:  Please contact division coordinator Trevor Harms

Super-T:  4 spots open

Tadpole:  Please contact division coordinator Mike Dance

Mosquito:  Please contact division coordinator Dave Palmer

PeeWee A:  3 spots open

Bantam A:  Please contact division coordinator Steve Tordiffe

Midget AA: Please contact division coordinator Todd O'dell - odellt@shaw.ca

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: Debi Leith -  cmba.debi@gmail.com - 778-772-6335

Jr Mens: Rae Andrews - rae.andrews@gmail.com - 604-574-1355 

Please follow the link below to Register!

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/541213268

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

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/350260613

Peewee AA Rosters

01/31/2017, 9:00pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Congratulations to the following players that have been selected to play on one of the two spring Peewee AA teams for the 2017 season.

Cloverdale Peewee AA Black

Brandon Ballance Tyson Christie Nolan Dance Nolan Foster
Cooper Irwin Jacob Klaponski Brendan McPherson Gavin Mills
Carson Reid Kyle Stodola Evan Tordiffe Adam Vulcano

Head Coach - Chris Mills

Cloverdale Peewee AA Red

Lleyton Anselmo Jace Atkinson Brett Bateman Ethan Curran
Sean Dobrowolsky Griffin Duckworth Ryan Holford Josh James
Markus Lund Peyton Rowe Brady Smith Ryan Wilkie

Head Coach - Chris Lund

Bantam AAA Roster

01/29/2017, 6:00pm PST
By Cloverdale Baseball

Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for the Bantam AAA roster for the upcoming 2017 season:

Brady Barrick Logan Domanski Zack Donoghue
Dane Geisbrecht Alvin Jung Dan Lister
Nicholas Palmer Brendan Patterson Tanner Rowe
Jayden Salmon Brady Sandes Nathan Sawyer
Aaron Vulcano    
     

There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, Feb 1 at 6:00 in the Batting Cage to get the season started. At least one representative per child needs to attend 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 thank you for taking the time to tryout and best of luck in the upcoming season.

Cloverdale Spur makes Team Canada

06/22/2016, 11:15pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Cloverdale Spurs Baseball Is extremely proud to recognise the top achievement of one of our own, Wesley Moore. The grade 11 left handed pitcher (currently attending Vauxhall Academy of Baseball) played his entire minor baseball career in Cloverdale and was selected to Canada's Junior National Team earlier this year.

Wesley joined Team Canada in early March of this year and first travelled to St. Petersburg Florida for the MLB spring training. While there he pitched against Team Puerto Rico, New York Yankees, and Team Europe. In mid April he then went to the extended spring training camp in Orlando Florida and pitched against the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals.

On May 18, Wesley travelled with Team Canada to the Dominican Republic as the team participated in the Dominican summer league. While there Wesley pitched against Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners prospect teams.

From July 1-3, Wesley will be  with Team Canada in Toronto where they will be practicing for 3 days with the Toronto Blue jays,  as well as joining the Jays on the field at Rogers stadium on Canada Day as part of the opening pre-game ceremonies. After the ceremonies, Wesley and the team get to enjoy the game versus the Cleveland Indians from box seats.

Wesley will wrap up his Team Canada season when they highlight  their summer schedule travelling to Havana Cuba July 4. Wes and the team will spend 2 weeks playing  in a series of games against the Cuban national team.

Way to go Wesley, you have made us very proud and are great example to inspire the next wave of up and coming Cloverdale Spurs baseball players!

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.