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Winter Training Clinics - Tadpole to Bantam

10/20/2020, 8:45pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

Cloverdale Minor Baseball is happy to announce that once again we will be able to offer our Winter Training Program. Unfortunately this year we have had to put some additional measures in place due to the current situation. In addition to our current protocols we are having to limit the number of players for each session, as well parents will not be allowed in the batting cage to watch the sessions.

This year we are excited to have two coaches running the Winter Clinics for us. Joe Germaine is an accomplished coach that has coached professional teams around the world as well as run high level youth programs. John Parker is with our College Prep Program. He has extensive experience coaching in the PBL League with multiple Provincial, National and International accomplishments.

In addition to our clinics current CMBA Coaches, or parents that are interested in coaching, will have the opportunity to participate in the clinics. Shadowing these high level and accomplished coaches is an excellent way to develop and expand your coaching knowledge and skills.

The clinics will begin on November 1 and run until December 12. The cost for each clinic is $120. Please make cheques payable to Cloverdale Minor Baseball and bring them to your first session.

To register for the clinics please email Chris Semak .  Please include your clinic, level of play and preference of times.

NOTE:  Each clinic is a separate registration.

This years sessions available are:


Baseball Skills:
Sunday 8:45 - 9:45 Joe Germaine
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 John Parker

Thursday 4:45 - 5:45 Joe Germaine
Saturday 12:30 - 1:30 Joe Germaine


Baseball Skills:
Sunday 11:15 - 12:15 Joe Germaine
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 John Parker

Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 Joe Germaine
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 Joe Germaine


Baseball Skills:
Sunday 12:30 - 1:30 Joe Germaine
Wednesday 4:45 - 5:45 John Parker

Monday 4:45 - 5:45 John Parker
Saturday 1:45 - 2:45 Joe Germaine


Baseball Skills:
Sunday 1:45 - 2:45 Joe Germaine
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 John Parker

Monday 6:00 - 7:00 John Parker
Saturday 4:00 -5:00 Joe Germaine

We will also be offering the following Pitching Clinics

Saturday 11:15 - 12:15 Joe Germaine

Saturday 2:45 - 3:45 Joe Germaine

Joe Germaine Bio

- Former NCAA Div. 1 baseball player
- Professional baseball player/manager for 6 years.
- Former head development coach for mulAple organizaAons around the world in Australia, Europe, and Canada creating long term athletic development plans for youths aged 5-18 as well as their top professional teams.
- Baseball Canada and Baseball BC NCCP learning facilitator and coach evaluator leading NCCP clinics and certifying coaches through practice and game evaluations.
- Guest speaker at baseball conferences.
- NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach, speed coach, and nutrition coach.
- BSc in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
- Named by the International Baseball Community and Baseball Jobs Overseas as one of the top international baseball players in Europe twice, as well as one of the top success stories as a player/
manager of an organization in Europe.
- 1x German Bundesliga champion as a player/manager and 1x German Regionaliga champion as a manager.
- Owner and Founder of Multi-Sport Mindset. A high performance athletic training company that teaches athleticism translating to all sports.

Program Overview

Joe’s programs are based on all-around athletic development that translates not only to baseball but to all sports. By utilizing skill components of speed, strength, coordination, fundamental movement patterns, baseball skills, and mental performance training he creates
fun, fast paced games and competitions to constantly challenge players to adapt. Joe wants to give every player all the foundational, underlying fundamental skills that can be combined to form the complex skills of sport. The more ways a player can learn to hit, throw, field, catch,
run, jump, and think the more they develop as an athlete which directly translates to in-game performance.

John Parker Bio

I moved to Cloverdale in 1987 and spent the next 17 years as President, Vice Pres, equipment manger and coach.

2002 won the Bantam AAA Western Canadians
2002 won bronze at the Bantam AAA Canadian Nationals
2003 won the BC Provincials at Bantam AAA
2003 finished 5th at the Bantam AAA Nationals
2006 Whalley Senior Little League Provincial Champions
Joined the PBL Langley Blaze in 2007
2008 Whalley Senior Little League Provincial and National Champions 2008 Bronze at the Senior Little League World Series
Coached in the PBL from 2007 to 2017.
Currently coaching the Cloverdale College Prep

Coach Application Deadline - Peewee AA Spring, Bantam AA, Midget AAA

09/30/2020, 4:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

The application deadline for our Peewee AA Spring, Bantam AA Single Season, and Midget AAA Single Season teams for 2021 has been extended to November 1st, 2020.  Those wish to apply to coach these teams should send a completed application to the CMBA Secretary at


CMBA AGM Election Results

09/22/2020, 11:00am PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

Congratulations and thank you to those who volunteered last night to serve on our CMBA Board of Directors:

President (2 yr term) - Vacant
2nd Vice President (2 yr term) - Tobé Leney
Treasurer (1 yr term) - Trevor Harms
Secretary (2 yr term) - Wendi Bordelay
Registrar (Mosquito to Midget) (2 yr term) - Breanne Bird
Coach & Player Development Director (1 yr term) - Chris Semak
Director at Large (1 yr term) - Debi Leith, Kelly Grace, Matthew Klaponski, Michael Yamaguchi, Robyn Kopelman, Scott Zulyniak

The winner of the free registration for 2021 was Wendi Bordelay.

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.


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.

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