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2021 Coach Selection

11/17/2020, 2:00pm PST
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

CMBA is happy to announce the following coaches have been selected as head coaches for the following programs:

18U College Prep - Bob Foerster

18U AAA - TBD

15U AAA - Michael Dagg

15U AA  - Rob Yakemchuk

13U AA Red - TBD

13U AA Black - TBD

CMBA Winter Training - COVID Update

11/07/2020, 7:00pm PST
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

Update Nov 7th @ 930pm

After reviewing the new Health Order and directive from Baseball BC, Cloverdale Minor Baseball has come to the conclusion that our internal protocols meet, or exceed these expectations with the exception of face masks.  Effective immediately face masks will be required for all participants in our Winter Clinics in accordance with the directive from Baseball BC.  We will be continuing on with the scheduled Winter Clinics at this time but will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as necessary to comply with all orders and guidelines.

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Given the new health order from Dr. Bonnie Henry that was delivered today (Nov 7th), Cloverdale Minor Baseball is taking caution and postponing tomorrow's Sunday (Nov 8th) skills sessions while we evaluate the programming we are offering and how it aligns with the health order. CMBA has had COVID precautions in place to help keep our players safe and will continue to look out for the health and safety of our players and the community.

Bantam AAA Winter Training Sessions

10/26/2020, 8:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

Bantam AAA winter training is set to begin the week of November 1. It will consist of baseball skills training as well as strength and conditioning sessions. Cost of these sessions will be $250 per player.

These training sessions will be Monday and Wednesday nights 7:15-9:15pm and every second Friday from 6-8pm at the Cloverdale Batting Cage.

Due to current Covid Protocols the players will be rotating through each 2 hour session with a maximum of 10 players per session. Groups and sessions will be designated by the coach.

These sessions will go until the New Year, with a break taken for Christmas. These sessions will conclude when the selection of the Bantam AAA team is made. We encourage all players that would like to play for the Bantam AAA team to attend as many of these sessions as possible. These practices will allow the coaches to continue the evaluation process for the upcoming season.

If you have questions, please contact Head Coach, Michael Dagg to register at michaelmesa95@hotmail.com. Please bring payment in the form of cash or cheque (cheque preferred) to Michael at the first session.

Cloverdale Minor 2020-2021 Winter Training Sessions: College Prep/Midget

10/21/2020, 8:15pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

2020-2021 Winter Training will be broken up into 2 separate sessions:

Session 1 - November 2nd - December 12th (18 sessions)  - $ 250.00

Session 2  - January 5th – March 13th (30 sessions) - Cost TBD once scheduling has been confirmed but likely $350.00.* 

*This will also include some outdoor training sessions on a Turf field depending on weather.

The 2020 training will be held at 3 different locations due to challenges around Covid-19 restrictions.

Monday Conditioning training 4pm – 5pm at Shannon Hall and run by Smash Dryland Training (max of 15 participants)  FULL

Tuesday 3 sessions (7:15-8:15pm, 8:15-9:15pm 9:15-10:15pm) Cloverdale Batting Cage (max 10 participants/session) Therefore 30 total. 4 Spots

Thursday 2 sessions (7-8pm, 8-9pm) Bat Cave in Langley (max 10 participants/session) Therefore 20 total.  Full

Friday Conditioning training 5pm – 6pm at Shannon Hall and run by Smash Dryland Training (max of 15 participants)  5 spots left

Saturday 2 sessions (8:00-9:45am 9:45-10:45am) (max 10 participants/session) Therefore 20 total.  Full

These sessions include hitting, pitching/catching, fielding and conditioning training. We will be going 3 days a week (3hrs per week), with either:
- two weekday nights and one weekend morning, or
- 3 weeknight training sessions

Due to scheduling challenges we are asking everyone to be a flexible as possible to ensure everyone gets in their 3 hours per week. Based on how many players sign up your batting cage session might have to be on the Saturday on not on Thursday for example. We are holding in reserve the 7:45-8:45am cage slot on Saturdays if it becomes necessary based on the number of participants.

To register or for more information please contact Dave Palmer at cloverdalenatsdp@gmail.com or 778-549-0719 or Mike Addy at mbacsc@shaw.ca 604-831-1510

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 csemak@telus.net .  Please include your clinic, level of play and preference of times.

NOTE:  Each clinic is a separate registration.

This years sessions available are:

Availability last updated 7:23pm Oct 29, 2020

Tadpole

Baseball Skills:
Sunday 8:45 - 9:45 Joe Germaine 2 Spots
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 John Parker FULL

Hitting:
Thursday 4:45 - 5:45 Joe Germaine 1 Spot
Saturday 12:30 - 1:30 John Parker 5 Spots

Mosquito

Baseball Skills:
Sunday 11:15 - 12:15 Joe Germaine 2 spots
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 John Parker Cancelled

Hitting:
Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 Joe Germaine 2 spots
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 Joe Germaine 3 spots

PeeWee

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

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

Bantam

Baseball Skills:
Sunday 1:45 - 2:45 12:30-1:30 Joe Germaine 1 spot
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 John Parker Cancelled

Hitting:
Monday 6:00 - 7:00 John Parker 1 spot
Saturday 4:15 -5:15 Joe Germaine John Parker 4 Spots

We will also be offering the following Pitching Clinics

Tadpole/Mosquito:
Saturday 11:15 - 12:15 Joe Germaine Cancelled

PeeWee/Bantam:
Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 Joe Germaine John Parker  Full / Waitlist

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

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.

Sincerely,

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.