News and Announcements
World Series Champion, Gold Glove, and 7x All Star Reggie Smith was on hand this weekend working with the players of BC Baseball’s 15U High Performance Development Program. You could clearly see the impact of having such a legendary icon and master of the hitting game (Lifetime average of .287, with 314 HR and 1092 hits). The man knows how to get it done! The 46 players invited to the three day camp worked long hours enthusiastically absorbing everything the instructors delivered.
This group of future stars from all corners of the province were on point, fired up, and applying the skills and abilities passed on to them by the instructors. It was a strong statement about the future of Baseball in BC and in Canada! These kids are going to represent BC Baseball in Chicago, IL this summer.
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All those who attended should feel proud and hold their head high. You are a shining example of what happens when hard work and dedication meet on the diamond.
A special thank you from all of us at BC Baseball goes out to John Braaten and the volunteers at Richmond City Baseball for their hard work and dedicated support of the development camp. The venue facilities and expert care provided to our athletes, coaches, and parents was simply outstanding! Without your efforts, we could not have provided such an amazing experience for our young athletes! Our success is built on the backs of the 50+ associations who work day in and day out for the youth in their communities.
The document BC_Baseball_15U_Team_BC_Accouncment.pdf was attached to this post.
BC Baseball’s 2018 John Main 13U AA tournament wrapped up today with a stellar final game. Squaring off were North Shore and Abbotsford to determine the overall kings of the hill!
It was a tight battle between the two squads who had gone undefeated up until this point. Rolling into the sixth with a one run margin the crew from Abbotsford were able to put up three runs and lock down the sticks from North Shore going on to win the 2018 John Main crown!
Congratulations to Cardel Dick for immortalizing his role on the MVP trophy and to the coaching trio of Colin Sexton, Scott Alexander and Steve Coleman for top coach honours. What a treat to watch these kids work!
Colin was humble in his acceptance stating “It was a great team effort. We had a roster of 14 players through the tournament and they all made contributions to the win. A fun weekend with a great group of kids. And thanks again to all the volunteers who made the tournament happen.”
Thanks again to the volunteers of the host association, Richmond City Baseball, for providing the amazing weather, great venue and foundation for friendships on both sides of the field. Coaches, players and fans all look forward to next year’s event!
The 2018 BC Baseball John Main 13U AA tournament is well underway in day three of competition. 16 Teams line up in four pools to fight for the annual honour of the John Main championship crown!
By far the most popular 13U AA tournament in BC, this event promises to showcase some of the best talent BC Baseball has to offer at the 13U level. Host Richmond City Baseball is working double time to provide a first rate experience for Players, coaches, parents and all involved from beginning to end. They do not disappoint. A big shout out to President John Braaten and his team of dedicated volunteers for their support!
If you have time and you want to see some great baseball, head on out to Palmer/Garden City fields located at Palmer Secondary 8160 St. Albans Road, Richmond and take it in, we would love to see you there!
Due to Campbell River finding that they will unfortunately not be able to host the 2018 11U A Provincial Tournament this year, BCBA asks all Associations who are going to field a 11U A (First year players only) if they are willing to host. While Hosting does get your team a bye to the Provincial Tournament it is a big commitment and BCBA is counting on any Association, big or small, to step up and provide a Tournament that will bring a lifetime of memories, stories and new friends.
BCBA 2nd VP, 11U and Jr Men’s Chair
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The document Van_Isle_Future_Stars_Summer_Camp.pdf was attached to this post.