The time has come again for Summerball Tryouts to start. Below are the dates and times for the various division tryouts. We will update this article with additional dates as they are determined. Also keep an eye out for FAQs that will be added shortly.
*Note: Prior to tryouts at the registration, proof of age and residence must be presented in order to tryout. If player is out of catchment a tryout release is mandatory.
Tadpole 9U & 8U - Sunday May 29th 5:15 PM Diamond 3 Cloverdale Ball Park contact Tadpole Co-Ordinator for questions Steve Tordiffe email@example.com
Mosquito AAA Tier 1, AAA Tier 2, and A - Sunday May 29th 5:15 PM Diamond 4 Cloverdale Ball Park contact Mosquito Co-ordiantor John Irwin with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Pee Wee A - Sunday May 29th 6:00 PM Diamond 5 Cloverdale Ball Park - Contact Jeff Craddock for Questions email@example.com
Bantam A - Sunday May 29th 3:00 PM Diamond 1 Cloverdale Ball Park. Callbacks, if necessary, are Monday, May 30 5:30 PM - Please contact Jeff Sandes if you plan to attend or if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Midget AA - Monday/Tuesday May 30th/31st 6:00 PM Hillcrest Park, Cloverdale - Contact Larry McGonigal for Questions email@example.com
Due to the rain, all games, practices and concession are shut down at Cloverdale Ball Park and Hillcrest Fields for the entire day Saturday May 28th.
There are many open volunteer shifts in DIBS that are still open for June, including whole evenings with no one signed up. So, if you haven't done your required volunteer shift for the season this is your last chance!
The concession is an important asset of our association, not only as a service to our members, but revenue from the concession helps us keep registration rates low.
To find an available volunteer slot, just log into the web site using the same account that you used to register your child, click on DIBS on the top menu bar, select the 2016 Spring Season, and filter by date or category.
The athlete must be linked to your account, or you will not see any DIBS sessions. For example, if your spouse registered your child under their account, they will have to claim a DIBS session so that it will be properly linked to the registration (but they can enter that you will be performing the volunteer duty). Please make sure that you link the DIBS session to your correct athlete, one per child.
The duties in the concession will include handling cash, food running and food preparation, and barbequing. Please note that you must be over 16 year old or over to work in the concession.
Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a warm jacket in case you are on the barbeque and the weather is inclement!
If the weather looks unsettled please check the web page for field closure information. Other than on specific days (such as Picture Day) if the fields have been closed the concession will also be closed. If nothing has been posted by 4:00 pm assume that the concession and fields are open.
Association policy on rain-outs is that if you have scheduled 2 shifts that have been rained out you can consider your volunteer duty complete.
If you need to cancel a booked shift that is more than 48 hours in the future, you can do so yourself by logging into your account on the web site and going into DIBS. If you find that you need to cancel a booked shift due to an emergency within the 48 hour non-cancellation period enforced by the web site, please email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Do not send a cancellation request from the web site within 48 hours of your claimed shift, as it may not be noticed in time.
Congratulations to the following players for being selected to the Peewee AA Summerball Roster
|Jace Atkinson||Noah Brooks||Austin Bryant|
|Kalen Casson||Leighton Gair||Cooper Irwin|
|Tristan King||Markus Lund||Brendan McPherson|
|Cam Paterson||Carson Reid||Max Skinner|
Congratulations to the following players for being selected to the Pee Wee AAA summer ball team roster:
|Brady Barrick||Brayden Mayencourt||Reese Rowland|
|Matthew Dagg||Noah Moczo||Aaron Vulcano|
|Lucas Dejong||Clay O'Dell||Adam Vulcano|
|Sean Dobrowolsky||Zach Rai||Jordy Walker|
Picture Pick up and Retake information:
Coaches, if you have not picked up your team pictures yet, please pick them up this Sunday at Diamond 6 between 245 and 4:15. If you cannot attend then please ask a parent from your team.
Picture Retake information from Darby Photos is as follows:
We are going to have a retake option for various Cloverdale photo shoots on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11am sharp. The location will be the Cloverdale Athletic Park (168 St & 63 Ave), beside the outdoor lacrosse box. The session will be first come first serve and once all needing photographed are complete the photographer will move onto the next retake session in a different city.
Cloverdale Baseball is proud to announce the coaches for the 2016 Summerball Season:
Tadpole 8U: Trevor Harms
Tadpole 9U: Jeff Leith
Tadpole 9U: Jason Grice
Mosquito A: Steve Tordiffe
Mosquito AAA Tier 2: TBA
Mosquito AAA Tier 1: Chris Mills
PeeWee A: Jeff Craddock
PeeWee AA: Cam Gair
PeeWee AAA: Jimmy Vulcano
Bantam A: Charlie Smith
Midget AA: Larry McGonical
Congratulations coaches, and thank you to all coaches that applied.
As part of our evolving player development process, Cloverdale Minor Baseball will be holding a series of Sunday evening player clinics for the Tadpole and Mosquito divisions.
These are open clinics, free to all players. Coaches, and older players, are encouraged to help out at these clinics. Simple instructions will be provided for new or experienced coaches on how to run each station that the players will be run through.
For each clinic, player and coaches will meet and the Mosquito diamond #4 (in front of the concession), with stations being run on fields #2 and #3 as well.
Each Sunday clinic will start at 6:00 PM sharp, so players should be there enough to have cleats on ready to go on time. Don't forget to bring water!
Sunday April 17
Sunday May 1
Sunday May 29
Sunday April 24
Sunday May 15
Sunday June 5
Cloverdale Minor Baseball and the Challenger Division would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support toward our new Challenger Baseball program.
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.