News and Announcements
Dear Presidents and Valued BC Baseball Members,
Over the past number of years BC Baseball has been consulting diligently with our member
associations and working to identify areas that we can provide a significant positive impact on
the game and the people involved in the sport.
One of the main areas we have prioritized is Player Development and Coach Training. We have
moved to a new Coach Training and certification program. One where we, as a population of
knowledgeable and experienced coaches, provide and manage the content. This program
works to uphold the principles of LTAD adopted by Baseball
Canada. Combined with countless hours of research and experience the intent of this new
program is to provide a more relevant and deliverable product to Coaches for their players.
The result will be a practical and current Coach
Training program that will remain dynamic and adjust as the needs of players and associations change.
This spring we will roll out the first stage of the program addressing coaches working with ages
5-8 years old in a format geared to their respective divisions. The feedback and data we collect
this year will be instrumental in what is designed for the next stage of the launch. Over the next
18 -24 months our intent is to formalize, deliver and implement our Coach Training program for the remaining divisions up to 18U.
This brings about a change in regard to Rule 11 for 2018 and will be updated in future
publications. For the 2018 Summer and Provincial season, there will not be any field staff
requirement of certification. However, B.C. Baseball will through a consultation process with it’s
association members during the 2018 baseball season, take into consideration new rule
compliance for the 2019 season.
In the meantime, stay tuned. B.C. Baseball will identify, through periodic updates to its member
associations, the progression of the Coaching Development Training manual as it meets the
continued steps towards older age groups.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out. We
welcome the dialogue.
2018 saw BC Baseball host another successful Coaches Convention with over 200 coaches in attendance!
The convention program provided topics that were designed to equip our volunteer coaches with the abilities to improve themselves as coaches and have this in turn translate to their players and then on to the baseball field.
Attendee comments spoke to the inspiration, networking, personal development and key tips and tactics learned during the 2 day event. Having the opportunity to capitalize on the combined experience of the speakers and of their coaching peers are the type of “take away” skills and development that will continue to allow BC Baseball to provide the largest, most inclusive and most effective baseball curriculum in British Columbia.
The Coaches Convention also provided a forum for the 2018 BC Baseball Awards Luncheon. Congratulations to all the winners! It is through the development of coaching that the players, teams and individuals are proven to excel – having the awards presented in this environment adds to the recognition of the significance of developing as a coach!
We look forward to developing our program for the 2019 Coaches Convention and encourage all Associations to send representatives and participate.
The Coach’s Caravan is just around the corner and the goal to continue to provide the best baseball programming in British Columbia comes with that!
Podcast Show Hosted by Coach Caliendo at the BC Baseball Coaching Conference in Vancouver: http://www.baseballoutsidethebox.com/2018/02/28/coach-caliendo-bc-baseball-coaching-conference-vancouver/
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Through the dedication and hard work of a team of people in the Tri-Port area, BC Baseball is proud to welcome Tri-Port Minor Baseball (TPMB) to our Association!
Previously, players and coaches operated out of the Campbell River Minor Baseball Association. With numbers in BC Baseball expanding it has opened an opportunity for the communities of the Tri-Port area to form their own Association. Last year found 93 players and coaches developing and participating in the area with the goal to field teams in all divisions. A tremendous boost to the game of baseball in the area will be realized with easier availability to games and the access to BC Baseball programing and resources.
Congratulations to all the individuals that have made the prospect of growing baseball in the Tri-Port area into an Association of its own. With the continued commitment, enthusiasm and eagerness to grow the sport from the grass roots level Tri-Port Minor Baseball will flourish with support of BC Baseball!
Registration is available in Port Hardy at North Star Cycle and Sports, Port McNeill at Timberland Sports, Marnie Ordano at Redden Net, and Port Alice through Dave and Natalie Stewart. For more information please call Handley at 250-949-0224, email email@example.com, check out TPMB’s Facebook page.
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