The City of Surrey has circulated a short survey regarding the outdoor sport facilities in the city.
The city would really like to hear feedback from all outdoor sporting groups who use City of Surrey Facilities, and have asked us to circulate the survey and to encourage our members' participation.
Midget AAA winter training will be held on Thursdays and Sundays from 8 pm until 10 pm starting on Sunday, Nov. 15 and concluding tentatively on Thursday, Feb. 11.
The training will take place in the Cloverdale batting cage. The fee for the training is $100, payable in cash or cheque made out to "Cloverdale Midget AAA Baseball".
Tryouts for the 2015 Cloverdale Midget AAA team will be held some time at the mid to end of February or beginning of March. Exact dates and times will be determined closer to the tryouts depending on factors such as facility availability and weather.
These training sessions are open and geared towards any player within the midget division for this upcoming season. Grouping’s for these sessions will be determined once final numbers are confirmed for the clinics. The sessions will be under the guidance of CMBA’s new Director of Coach and Player Development Dave Diachuk and the Midget AAA coaching staff.
All interested parties are to preregister by contacting Brian @ email@example.com.
Jimmy Vulcano Hitting Clinics and Tadpole Skills Group
Jimmy Vulcano will once again be conducting Sunday hitting clinics this fall. There will be 6 sessions, each session is one hour in length and will be held in the Cloverdale batting cage. Clinics start on November 8 and end on December 13. Groups will be limited to maximum of 6 hitters. Sessions include specific station drills, live batting practice, mental aspects and Zepp swing analysis.
The cost for the 6 sessions is $75 per player.
Sundays 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tadpole (General skills training tadpole only) FULL
Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm Mosquito hitting FULL
Sundays 12:00pm-1:00pm Pee Wee hitting
Sundays 1:00pm-2:00pm Bantam hitting
For more information or to register please email Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org
John Parker Fundamental Baseball Clinics
John Parker's Fundamental Baseball Clinics return to Cloverdale starting Nov.9 and running to Dec.16.
John brings a wealth of experience to the game having coached 15 years in Cloverdale and now entering his 11th season as a PBL coach(North Delta Blue Jays).
Clinics will run for 6 weeks @ a cost of $60.
Mondays and Tuesdays Baseball Fundamentals
Tadpole 5PM to 6PM
Mosquito 6PM to 7PM
Peewee 7PM to 8PM
Bantam 7PM to 8PM
Thursdays will be pitching with Drew Parker
Mosquito 6PM to 7PM
Peewee/bantam 7PM to 8PM
Drew spent 2 years with the Canadian National Junior team. MVP of the NCJAA World Series 2007 helping his team(Chipola) to their only national title.
email John at email@example.com to register today.
Jimmy Vulcano Fall Pitching Clinics
Jimmy Vulcano (11 year CMBA Provincial and Western National coach) will be conducting Saturday pitching clinics for fall 2015. Sessions will cover many important age appropriate aspects of pitching and will run in conjunction with CMBA small group catching sessions, conducted by Dave Diachuk, to include live bullpens (age specific) and battery training. Groups are limited to 4 pitchers maximum, sessions are 75 min in length and cost is $90 per player, Cash or cheque only please, cheques made payable to CMBA. Sessions run each Saturday from November 7 to December 19 (no session Nov 14) Cost for the 6 sessions is $90 per player.
Saturdays 10:00am-11:15pm Mosquito pitching FULL
Saturdays 11:15pm-1230pm Pee Wee pitching FULL
Saturdays 1230-1:45 Bantam pitching FULL
For more information or to register please email Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Diachuk Fall Catchers Clinics
Dave Diachuk (NWAC alumni, Team Canada player and coach, CMBA player/coach development director) will be conducting Saturday catching clinics for fall 2015. Sessions with cover specific physical and mental aspects of this very important (and often neglected) position. Sessions will run in conjunction with CMBA small group pitching sessions to include live bullpens (age specific) and battery training. Groups are limited to 4 catchers maximum, sessions are 75 min in length and cost is $90 per player, Cash or cheque only please, cheques made payable to CMBA. Sessions run each Saturday from November 7 to December 19 (no session Nov 14) Cost for the 6 sessions is $90 per player. Catchers equipment can be provided by CMBA for this session if required and indicated by player at time of registration.
Saturdays 10:00am-11:15pm Mosquito catching
Saturdays 11:15pm-1230pm Pee Wee catching
Saturdays 1230-1:45 Bantam catching
For more information or to register please email Dave at email@example.com
Bantam AAA winter training sessions will be starting on starting on Tuesday November 17 at 8:00 PM in the Cloverdale Ball Park batting cage.
These winter training sessions are geared toward any players playing in the Bantam division next season. The sessions will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday, with groupings to be determined once we know how many players will be participating.
All interested parties are to preregister by contacting Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost will be $100 with all the money going toward a the Bantam AAA program. The sessions will be running until the week before AAA tryouts in February, with a break over the Christmas holidays.
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.
The Executive and Board of Directors of CMBA are pleased to announce that Bruce Faulkner has been selected to once again head up our Bantam AAA Program for 2016.
A long time Coach with Cloverdale Minor Baseball, Bruce brings many years of experience and a history of directing very successful High Performance teams. Bruce has assisted 4 Cloverdale teams to Provincial Gold Medals in 3 separate divisions and has also appeared with 2 of those Cloverdale teams in National Championships, winning Silver Medals in both.
Bruce will be working closely with Dave Diachuk, CMBA’s new Director of Coach and Player, to design a Bantam AAA program that promotes an advanced, competitive and structured environment that will allow our Cloverdale players to continue to grow as athletes and young adults.
Welcome back Bruce!
For the third consecutive year, the Cloverdale Bantam AAA team has won the 15U (Bantam) AAA Provincial Championships.
After going a perfect 4-0 through the round robin, the Cloverdale team needed some late heroics to squeeze by Abbotsford 2-1 in the semi-final. In the final, Cloverdale trailed Burnaby 4-1 going into the sixth inning, before exploding for 6 runs on route to a huge 12-5 final score.
Way to bring home the gold boys!
The Clovedale Pee Wee AAA team, fresh from their Silver Medal finish at the Pee Wee AAA Provincial Championships, have now won the Bronze Medal playing as Team BC in the USSSA “Battle for the Bats” tournament in Kennewick, Washington.
Cloverdale Minor Baseball is hosting the Provincial Baseball Championships for both the 11U (Mosquito) AAA Tier 1 and 11U (Mosquito) A leagues, from Thursday July 30 through Sunday August 2 in Cloverdale Ball Park (17383 61A Ave in Surrey).
Thursday will feature the opening ceremonies and skills competition, with the following schedule of events:
Round robin game play will take place on Friday and Saturday, with the first games starting at 8:30 AM and last game at 6:30 PM each day. Sunday will feature semi final games, followed by the Bronze and Gold Medal games.
Congratulations to White Rock for winning the annual Andrews Invitational U9 (Tadpole) Windup Tournament, which was held from Thursday July 23 to Sunday July 26 in Cloverdale Ball Park, in a hard fought battle in the final against Ladner.
With 16 teams competing, this is the largest U9 tournament in the province, and the level of competition was very strong.
Many thanks to the ground crews who put in heroic efforts to get all of the games played despite challenging weather conditions throughout the weekend!