All CMBA members:
As many of you are aware, Cloverdale Minor Baseball is running a two month 50/50 draw in an effort to raise funds for needed facility improvements. On the Long Weekend in May, 20 of our volunteers manned our CMBA booth at the Cloverdale Rodeo to sell 50/50 tickets, however, the resulting sales volumes were far lower than we expected. As a result we are seriously behind in our projections for numbers of tickets sold. We would really love to have this new endeavor become a success but to do that we need the help of every member in our Association. As mentioned in the past, we have 1500 parents in Cloverdale Minor Baseball. If each parent sold just 2 tickets, we could sell this draw out completely. We will have our booth set up at the park all day Saturday in front of the concession stand. Please drop by and sign out a book of tickets or purchase tickets. We want to do the draw at our Closing Ceremonies on June 17th, so time is at a premium. Help Cloverdale Minor Baseball make this new initiative a success!
CMBA is pleased to announce that our Heavy Hitter 50/50 draw is now available in the concession.
If you would like to get your chance to win up to $10,000 at our closing ceremonies then get your tickets before they are gone.
Players that would like to sell tickets are encouraged to get their parent to sign out a book from the Concession supervisor. Each book of tickets that the player sells will get one entry for a draw for a brand new Nintendo Switch.
Congratulations to the following players that have made the 2017 Peewee AAA Roster
|Jace Atkinson||Ethan Curran||Sean Dobrowolsky||Ryan Holford||Cooper Irwin|
|Josh James||Jacob Klaponski||Liam Lewis||Markus Lund||Brendan McPherson|
|Carson Reid||Peyton Rowe||Adam Vulcano|
Thank you to all the all of the players that attended try outs.
CMBA is hosting a volunteer appreciation Dinner & Dance
Saturday June 10th @ Sullivan Hall
6306 152nd St Surrey
Doors open at 5:30
Dinner at 6:30
Head Coach Ticket is complimentary and additional tickets are $25 per ticket includes catered dinner, live DJ & dancing, cash bar, raffles and door prizes.
You don't want to miss out on this fun filled night.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to order tickets
2017 Summerball Tryout Dates and Locations
Please bring original birth certificates and proof of residency at checking (residency is defined as the player living 4 of 7 days at the address). Proof can be a rental agreement or household utility bill in the name of the parent.
Midget AA - TBA. Please Contact Todd O'Dell for more information email@example.com Open to all Midget AA players
Bantam A - May 28th and May 29th 6:00-8:30PM Diamond 1. Please send an email to Steve Tordiffe to register firstname.lastname@example.org Open to all Bantam A players
Peewee AAA - May 22nd 6:00-8:30PM Diamond 5. Please send an email to Debi Leith to register email@example.com Open to all PeeWee 13U players. The registration deadline is May 22, 2017 @ 5 pm! No exceptions!
Peewee AA - May 28th 6:00-8:30PM Diamond 5. Please send an email to Debi Leith to register firstname.lastname@example.org Open to all PeeWee 13U players. The registration deadline is May 22, 2017 @ 5 pm! No exceptions!
Peewee A - May 29th and June 1st 6:00-8:30PM Diamond 5. Please send an email to Debi Leith to register email@example.com Open to all PeeWee A 13U players
Mosquito - May 27th and May 28th 6:00-8:30PM. Please send an email to Dave Palmer to register firstname.lastname@example.org. All Mosquito 11U players will be together on Diamond 4 for a combined tryout.
Mosquito AAA Tier 1 and 2 (11U) - 11U players will be invited back for Sunday May 28 @ 6 pm on Diamond 4
Mosquito A (10U) - 10U players will be invited back for Sunday May 28 @ 6 pm on Diamond 3
Please send an email to Dave Palmer to register email@example.com
Tadpole 9U - May 27th and May 28th 6:00-8:30PM Diamond 3. Please send an email to Mike Dance to register firstname.lastname@example.org All Tadpole 9U players will be together on Diamond 3 for a combined tryout.
Tadpole 9U - 9U players will be invited back for Sunday May 28 @ 6 pm on Diamond 2
Tadpole 8U - 8U players will be invited back for Sunday May 28 @ 6 pm on Diamond 6
Additional sessions may be used by the coaches for callbacks. All players are expected to be available for both dates.
For more information please see the Summer Ball Policy
Cloverdale Baseballs Executive and Board announce All-Star Summer Team Head Coaches:
Tadpole 8U - Chris Semak
Tadpole 9U - Corey Ferguson
Tadpole 9U - Trevor Harms
Mosquito A (10U) - Cam Gair
Mosquito AAA Tier II (11U) - To be Announced
Mosquito AAA Tier I (11U) - Steve Tordiffe
PeeWee A (13U) - Scott Wilson
PeeWee AA (13U) - Chris Mills
PeeWee AAA (13U) - Chris Lund
Bantam A (15U) - Open and accepting applications
Midget AA (18U) - To Be Announced
Congratulations Coaches, and thank you to all who applied
Cloverdale Minor Baseball is terribly saddened and heartbroken to learn that Travis Selje passed away on Friday May 5th after a car accident. He was a member of the Mosquito A Provincial Championship team in 2009, the Mosquito AAA Provincial Championship team in 2010 and the Peewee AAA Provincial and Western Canadian Championship team in 2013. Travis was one of the most dynamic and talented players to ever wear a Spurs jersey. He was a fierce competitor but always had a smile and encouraging words for his teammates. He was an incredible leader on and off the field. Cloverdale Minor Baseball will always treasure our memories of Travis. We offer our deepest condolences to The Selje family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday May 17th at 2pm at Cloverdale Baptist Church
Thank you to all players who attended this years MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition.
Congratulations to the following competition winners who will advance to the PHR Sectional on June 3rd at Mathers Park in Abbotsford.
All winners listed below will re-compete in all 3 events at June 3rd Sectional:
All winners have been registered with MLB PHR and will receive an email with full details of upcoming Sectional competition.
For any questions or further information please contact email@example.com.
Dates for the 2017 13U, 15U and the 16U Selects events have been set.
The 13U, 15U and the 16U will be traveling to the U.S. to compete in tournaments again this year. The 13U team will be competing in the 13U Triple Crown’s Tri -Cities Slugfest in the Pasco/Richland/Kennewick area June 16th-18th. The 15U team will be competing in the Pastime Tournaments Great Lakes Wood Bat Classic in Evanston, IL July 6th-9th. The 16U team will be competing in the GSL Summer Slam Tournament, Tacoma, WA , July 6th-9th.
Below are the information packages and registration links for each age group.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.