News and Announcements

image

On behalf of BC Baseball our thoughts and prayers go out to the Losse Family for this tragic loss. Celebration of Life for Kyle will be held at Winskill Park 12pm Sunday, January 28th.

Celebration of Life Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kyle.losse.98?lst=695006471%3A100015345375504%3A1516984092

Delta Optimist new article: http://www.delta-optimist.com/news/update-coroners-service-investigating-teens-death-1.23153175

BC Baseball announces the 2018 timeline of events now posted within the “HIGH PERFORMANCE” photo on the BC Baseball website.

image

2018 John Main 13U (Peewee) AA Tournament

The 16 team, 2018 John Main 13U AA Tournament will run Thursday -Sunday, May 25-28, hosted be Richmond City Baseball at Palmer/Garden City facility located behind Palmer Secondary School. All games will take place at the four diamonds in the one location at 8160 St Albans Rd, Richmond.

Entry fee is $400.00.

All BC Baseball Associations are eligible to enter one regular spring season 13U AA team, with a maximum of 2 pickups from within their association. This will be a 4 pool round robin tournament culminating in the winners of each pool meeting in the semi finals and final. If all 16 slots are not filled, associations may apply to enter a second team from their association.

To register, in addition to a cheque made out to “BCMBA”, please include the association and team name, team contact person with contact information, and mail to:

Pat Weatherill, 13U Division Chair

A team will only be considered as entered once its tournament entry fee is received. This tournament tends to fill up very quickly so please submit the entry fee as soon as possible to ensure a spot for your team.

For further information contact Pat Weatherill at email: pess.rmd@shaw.ca

Finalized 2018 BC Baseball Bat Rules

Posted by BC Baseball Association at Dec 6, 2017 10:13PM PST
image

Finalized Updated 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.

image

BC Baseball Coaches had their first look and run through of the newly developed BC Baseball Grassroots
Coaches Training Program on Saturday. Finishing touches are being put on the program which has been designed and developed by the BC Baseball HIgh-Performance Committee as well as the Coaching Development Committee. Much like the outgoing NCCP program, coaches can take the training sessions at the BC Baseball Coaching Conference or in many towns throughout BC when the Coaches Caravan travels throughout the Province in early April. Many hours of work has gone into the development of this program. It is BC Baseball ’s hope that the new program will help the coaches better teach the game of baseball to there players.