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Picture Day - Saturday May 3rd

04/20/2014, 10:15pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Please bring your completed Darby Photo envelope with payment to the photographer on photo day.

Each player will receive a Memory Mate (team and individual photo) for no charge. Even if this is the ONLY product you wish to order an envelope still must be filled out with your information to receive your photos. Extra envelopes will be available on photo day for any player that looses or forgets their envelope. For any extra packages you wish to purchase, Darby Photos accepts Cash, Visa or Mastercard only as payment, NO CHEQUES are accepted. Change will be available through the photographer on photo day. 

Team Coaches will book your team's time slot.

Coaches or designates, please come by and pick up your picture order forms for your teams. Picture Day forms will be distributed this week between 5:00 - 5:30 Monday April 21- Friday April 25 at the concession stand. In the event that there are rainouts during the course of the week, drop by the Pee Wee diamond on Saturday April 26th anytime from 11:00 am- 2:30 pm and ask for Todd.

Coaches if you need the link to sign up for a picture day time slot, or for other information, please email picture.day@cloverdalebaseball.com

Batting Cage Clean-Up After Use

04/18/2014, 3:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Some teams appear to be unaware of our batting cage policy for the condition that the batting cage should be left in when you are done your practice.


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 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.

DO NOT leave the nets open with balls, buckets, ot tee parts laying around.

DO NOT (EVER) leave pitching machines in lanes on the turf when you leave.

DO NOT leave L-screens in the lanes when you leave.

The rule of thumb is if you remove anything from the wood platform at the south end, you MUST return it there when done.

While it is okay to check with a coach coming in after you if they want the nets left out, that does not mean that they also want a pitching machine left out, or parts of batting tees left scattered all over the cage.

It takes only a couple minutes to clean up you own mess, so please do not leave it for someone else to clean up!

Lost Glove

04/15/2014, 9:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

A week or so ago a baseball glove that was inadvertantly left in front of the concession, and did not make it into the lost and found.

It is a Mizuno “Power Close” prospect 1105 (11”) and it has in big black sharpie on the outside edge “ANDOR”. The player it belongs to would really like it back.

If found please contact Jen at jvclary@hotmail.com.

Cloverdale Hosting NCCP Clinics - Pitching & Catching and Strategies

04/08/2014, 7:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Cloverdale will be hosting NCCP clinics for two advanced modules Pitching & Catching and Strategies.

Pitching & Catching -> Monday May 5th
Strategies -> Tuesday May 6th

The clinics will be held in the Cloverdale Ball Park clubhouse or batting cage (17383 61A Ave - behind the clubhouse and concession) starting at 5:30 PM each evening.

While these are the two modules required to go from Regional Trained to Provincial Trained status, the modules do not have to be taken in order, so these can be taken by any coach who has started their NCCP training.

These clinics are free for all Cloverdale coaches, but you must register online prior to the clinic at http://www.baseball.bc.ca/nccp/schedule.php.

The clinics are open to non-Cloverdale coaches, but you must pay the $50 per module fee at the clinic, either by cash or by cheque payable to Cloverdale Minor Baseball (receipt will be provided).

Non-Confrontational or Verbal Abuse between Coaches, Players and Umpires

04/05/2014, 11:00am PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Coaches and players need to be very aware and have a clear understanding of a new rule that is in effect this season regarding coach and player interactions with umpires. 

Many coaches and players have taken liberties in the past as to their verbal comments to or interactions with umpires when disagreeing with calls, and these will no longer be permitted, with the penalty being immediate ejection from the game.

15.11 Non-Confrontational or Verbal Abuse between Coaches, Players and Umpires
(All Divisions)

Coaches may:

(a) ask for an interpretation of a rule by asking the Umpire to approach at a neutral location – the decision to accommodate will be at the discretion of the Umpire

(b) approach the Umpire to make a substitution on defense or offence

(c) approach the Umpire to protest a game based on an interpretation of the Rule of baseball

Coaches and/or Players may NOT:

(a) approach an Umpire during or after a game at any time, unless the three (3) above points have been satisfied

(b) harass or verbally abuse any official on the field of play during or after any game

The result will be the person being ejected from the game.

Any person who is ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct is automatically suspended:

  • 1st Offense One Game
  • 2nd Offense Three Games
  • 3rd Offense Five Games
  • Subsequent Offenses Indefinite Suspension – Review by Discipline Committee

15.12 Automatic Suspension

If a member of the coaching staff and/or player is ejected from a game (exception Provincial Championships), they may not participate in their next scheduled game.

If a member of the coaching staff and/or player is ejected from the first game of a “Double Header”, they may not participate in the second game.

BC Minor - Rule 15.11 - Interpretation

Reimbursement for NCCP or Umpire Clinics

03/23/2014, 7:45pm PDT
By Rae Andrews

If you have receipts that you need reimbursement for (i.e. coach NCCP online component or clinics attended, or umpire level 1 or 2 clinic that you paid for directly), here are your options for submitting the receipts.

1) Scan the receipts (preferably as a PDF) and email to treasurer@cloverdalebaseball.com.

2) Mail the receipts to the association mail box.

   Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association
   ATTN: Treasurer
   Box 34163 – 17790 #10 Highway
   Surrey, BC  V3S 8C4

3) Drop the receipts off at my home address at 6196 166A St (if no answer can be left under front door mat, but please email treasurer@cloverdalebaseball.com to let me know that they are there).

Please be sure that the receipt or a note is included that contains your complete mailing address, and who the cheque should be made payable to (if not the name on the receipt).

Concession Volunteer Shifts

03/21/2014, 10:30pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Just look for the times under the DIBS section of the web page!

If you have any questions please email Margaret at margaretandrews62@gmail.com.

But please note that you cannot sign up for a concession shift in person at the concession, or my emailing Margaret or Bal. It can only be done by claiming an open DIBS volunteer posting on the web site, which is the only way you can get the volunteer credit. We cannot assign you into a DIBS entry, it can only be done while logged into your web site account.

Please note the following about your volunteer shift:

  1. Your shift in the CMBA concession is a 4 hour shift.  The duties include handling cash, food prep,  barbequing, and clean up at the end of the night.
  2. You sign up for your shift on the dib section of the CMBA web page. 
  3. Please note that if the park is closed due to weather, in advance of your signed up shift time, then the shift is cancelled and you do not get credit as fulfilling the shift. You will be required to select a different available shift. If you arrive for your shift and a subsequent decision is made to close the park and cancel the games, you will be credited as completing your shift.  Please check the CMBA websites front page in the case of unsettled weather to see if the park has been closed.
  4. You must be 14 or older to be in the concession since it is an operating food establishment.


Coaches Signup and Training for 2014 Season

03/21/2014, 7:30am PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Signup to be a coach for Cloverdale Minor Baseball

If you are interested in being a coach please click on the link below to Register on our Coaches Registration page.


For further information on these clinics or being a coach with CMBA please contact one of our Coach Development Volunteers

Jimmy Vulcano vulcanobaseball@gmail.com

Troy Carmont troy@carmontfinancial.com 604-574-7150

Once again CMBA will be subsidizing the costs associated with our coaches participating in training or certifications courses (enrollment fees only, if applicable). CMBA firmly believes in investing in the future by offering some of the highest quality coaching instruction for our members.

The following Training courses are going to be offered by CMBA or BC Minor so please mark the dates down in your calendars.

Cloverdale In-House Training for our Blastball and T-Ball Rally Cap Programs

CMBA will also be providing in-house training sessions for parents looking to coach at the Blastball and T-ball Levels for which we run the Rally Cap program.  CMBA adopted the Rally Cap program last year and we are looking to continue to grow this very successful program.

Blastball Coaching Clinic - April 9th 6pm at the Agriplex

T-Ball Coaching Clinic - April 10th 6pm at the Agriplex

Please see the following link for information on the Rally Cap Program:


Langley Secondary Baseball Academy

03/17/2014, 6:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Course Synopsis / Rationale for the Program

Baseball Academy – Grades 9 – 12

The Langley Secondary Baseball Academy is a unique course in which diverse students train together with the common purpose of improving their individual and team skills in baseball.  The program is open to all students at all skill levels and the focus is on individual skill and team tactical development.  The students will have two baseball academy blocks every day in the second semester.  The on field staff will consist of a Head Instructor and at least one assistant instructor every session in addition to a Langley Secondary teacher assigned to the baseball academy.  

Langley Secondary & Langley Blaze Partnership

Langley Secondary is partnering with the Langley Blaze Baseball Club to coordinate and run the LSS Baseball Academy.

General Information

Students attend LSS all year – the baseball academy blocks fall in the second semester

The baseball academy blocks will be back to back (1 & 2 or 3 & 4) to ensure that the class runs continuous for 159 minutes of instruction on a daily basis.

Students will be receiving 8 credits through the baseball academy – TBD between 4 credits for grade equivalent Physical Education, 4 credits for Grade Equivalent Strength & Conditioning, and/or 4 credits for Grade Equivalent locally developed Baseball Academy Course 

Head Instructors: Jamie Bodaly – Head Coach of Langley Blaze    Corey Eckstein – Sandlot Baseball/Yale Baseball Academy

LSS Teacher: Troy Bannister

Fee per year: $1885  (payment plan available)

For more information: Go to:  www.lssbaseballacademy.com, email lssbaseballacademy@gmail.com, or phone Sean Wicker at LSS 604-534-4171

Registration Deadline: April 25, 2014  Registration is Limited

Application Form: Baseball Registration Form


Seattle Mariners Youth Baseball Days

03/09/2014, 1:15pm PDT
By Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are entering our 26th season hosting area Youth Leagues on our popular Youth Baseball/Softball Day. This season, for the first time, we will have three different game dates so that we might be able to fit better into your particular league’s spring and summer schedules. Each Youth Baseball/Softball Day includes a pre-game parade around the Safeco Field playing field, discounted tickets for players and families, and a special promotional giveaway for each child aged 14 & under.
While we have had some B.C. leagues participate in past years, we would like to officially invite the Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association out to help make this a truly Northwest event.
For this 2014 season the game dates are both on Sunday afternoons, specifically:
Sunday May 11th at 1:10pm vs. the Kansas City Royals (parade begins at 11:30am)
Sunday May 25th at 1:10pm vs. the Houston Astros (parade begins at 11:30am)
Sunday June 29th at 1:10pm vs. the Cleveland Indians (parade begins at 11:30am)
You will note on the flyer (link below) that there are two ways to order tickets. One is by sending in the flyer to our office. That is the best way to get the members of your league to sit together in the ballpark if your league submits one order together. The other way to purchase tickets is on-line through our website at Mariners.com/YBB. That is the best way to deal with individual family orders. That site is now live to order tickets.
Also below is a PDF flyer for our special pricing for our CanAm Series, the Northwest’s Mariners against Canada’s Blue Jays. This series takes place in August mid-week. All ticketing information is on that flyer. This event is presented by two of our most valuable partners in the province, Baseball BC and TEAM Radio, our radio affiliate. Tickets for the CanAm Series can be purchased on-line through our website at Mariners.com/canam.
If you have any questions please contact me either by phone (listed below) or by email.
These games are some of the biggest events of the season at Safeco Field and we would like to welcome you to Safeco Field if your league is interested in participating.

Mariners Youth Baseball Day 2014

Mariners CanAm Series 2014