Registration is now open for any Midget Aged players looking to do Winter Training Sessions.
Sessions will be run by Bob Foerster, College Prep Head Coach, and Dave Diachuk, Midget AAA Head Coach. Guest Instructors will also be extensively involved with the training sessions.
There will be two Options available for the Winter Training Sessions Running from November 3rd through to December 13th. All sessions will be held in the Cloverdale Baseball Batting Cage.
Option 1 Hitting Only for 6 weeks, 12 sessions total for a cost of $265.00/player
Option 2 Hitting and Strength/Conditioning, 6 weeks, 18 sessions total for a cost of $550.00/player
For additional information or to register for the training sessions please contact Dave Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-549-0719
Cloverdale Minor Baseball is excited to announce that our Association has been awarded the right to host the 2019 13U Pee Wee Western Nationals at Cloverdale Ball Park.
Eight of the top 13U Pee Wee AAA teams in the country will travel to our home field to vie for the title in mid August of 2019. CMBA has a long history of hosting great tournaments and we are proud to have been selected to add the Western Nationals to our list of accomplishments.
CMBA would like to thank Baseball BC, the Western Canadian Baseball Association, Baseball Canada and the City of Surrey for their valuable assistance in the creation of this event.
Watch this space for more details as they become available!
Congratulations to those players who have been selected to the PeeWee AA program for 2018.
|Matthew Fortuna||Cole Grandia||Jasper Harvie|
|Oliver Knorn||Sawyer Laven||Carter Leith|
|Cody Martel||Owen Mayencourt||Keyyen Morris|
|Jackson Newson||Joey Tanasiachuk||Jake Theal|
|Cam Wright||Hudson Wright|
|Tyler Armstrong||Jackson Best||Brandon Burns|
|Owen Carlson||Lukas Dance||Duncan Gair|
|Logan Ginther||Hunter Graham||Matteo Massaro|
|Eli Oldejans||Colton Plank||Jack Roberts|
|Kayden Thind||Hudson Wilson|
Every year Cloverdale Minor Baseball holds a 4 month long 50/50 draw that serves to raise needed funds to enhance our programs and pay for improvements to our facilities. Players are asked to sell tickets in return for a chance to win a $500.00 prize.
This years winning ticket was drawn by umpire Emily Mackintosh right before the final game of the Andrews Tournament. The winning ticket was worth a very substantial $2393.00, and the owner of that winning ticket was CMBA parent Jagoda Kwapich.
Fall Ball 2018 for players interested in 18U Midget AAA & College Prep will begin Tuesday Sept 4th and will run until mid/late October depending on weather conditions. It is open to any players from Grades 10-12 that reside anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Birth years 2001, 2002 and 2003. Total cost for fall will be $225 per player. All practices will be at Hillcrest Park with exhibition games being played across the lower mainland.
There will be winter sessions as well. More information coming at a later date.
If you would like more information, please contact:
Bob Foerster - College Prep Manager/Head Coach - email@example.com or 604.996.0454
Dave Diachuk - Midget AAA Manager/Head Coach - firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.612.2254
Dave Palmer - GM - email@example.com or 778.549.0719
Cloverdale Minor Baseball is pleased to announce that Bob Foerster, the Head Coach and Manager of our 15U Bantam AAA team for the past two seasons, will be stepping up to take over as Head Coach and Manager of our 18U Midget College Prep program.
Bob will will be taking over from long time Cloverdale coach Garnett Pawliw, and we look forward to seeing Bob maintain and build upon the solid foundation that Garnett has put in place for our 18U Midget College Prep program.
Congratulations to long time Cloverdale Players Damiano Palmegiani and Mitch Robinson both being drafted to MLB teams in the 2018 MLB draft.
Damiano was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 35th round and Mitch in the 21st round to the Yankees. Good luck to both of you
Recently umpires from Cloverdale Minor Baseball have had the opportunity to attend a couple of premier training opportunities. Attending the Baseball Canada Academy were current Cloverdale umpires Kalen Casson and Colby Furness. Ethan Boyton, a long time Cloverdale umpire who now lives in Chilliwack, also attended the Academy. These umpires, along with the others in attendance, received some great words of encouragement:
"We are again pleased by the enthusiasm of so many young umpires in this province to travel to Kamloops and take the feedback we give them and implement it immediately" "The young talent we saw at Umpire Academy was outstanding. All 10 of these young men should be proud of their accomplishments and efforts. It is clear that many of them come from associations that hold ongoing mentorship in the highest regard, and it shows" - Steve Boutang, BCBUA Provincial Supervisor
"Over the last few years we have seen a lot of talent at our Umpire Academy and this year was no exception. It is clear that the mentorship work being done in many of our associations is not only encouraging young umpires to stay in the game, it is accelerating their progress when they have the passion. We have seen 7 Umpire Academy students in the last few years move up into our National program - and we have a few more on the cusp. What we saw this year indicates this will continue." - Rhonda Pauls, Vice-President, Education Chair, BCBUA
In other exciting news, Lane Yakemchuk, another Cloverdale umpire attended this first Baseball Canada National Clinic. Next year Colby will join Lane at next year’s National Clinic having been awarded his Level III.
Cloverdale Minor Baseball would like to congratulate these fine umpires on these accomplishments. The BCBUA Grassroots Program has had a dramatic effect on the development of umpires province-wide and CMBA is pleased to participate in the program. Keep up the good work!
Baseball BC has launched the province's first-ever girls baseball league, and it is set to begin next Saturday, May 26th and run for 7-9 weeks. Our hope is to continue to grow the female game and have targeted the 8-12 age group (for now) as we have seen drastic drop-off in numbers around this age in leagues across BC
Please continue to this link! https://www.baseball.bc.ca/girls
Finalized 2018 BC Baseball Bat Rules
Following further consultation with Baseball Canada, the bat manufacturing industry and sporting goods retailers, please find the an updated, finalized version of the 2018 BC Baseball bat rules which will be included in the 2018 BC Baseball Rulebook.
7U (T Ball/Rally Cap) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop – bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB”
9U (Tadpole) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop - bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB”
10U & 11U (Mosquito) 32 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop - bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB”
13U (PeeWee) 32 inch, 2 ¾ inch max diameter, -10 max length/weight drop, marked “BPF 1.15” or “USABB”
15U (Bantam) A/AA 2 3/4 inch max diameter, -3 max length/weight drop marked “BBCOR”, or -8 max length/weight drop marked “BPF 1.15” or “USABB”
15U (Bantam) AAA -3 max length/weight drop, Wood, Bamboo or Wood Composite
18U (Midget) AA -3 max length/weight drop, and marked “BBCOR”
18U (Midget) AAA/College Prep Wood, Bamboo or Wood Composite
Wood, bamboo and wood composite bats are permitted in all divisions. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.
Changes in bats at the 11U and younger levels for 2018 season as a Pilot Project for review after the season.