2018 Baseball Academy

Vernon Baseball in coordination with School District 22 is pleased to announce the launch of the Baseball Academy to be held during the 2018 Fall Semester and running weekly through January 2019 for high school students in grades 8-12.

Space is limited to 12-14 players, so anyone interested should contact VBA Past President Mark Batchelor right away at 250-540-7269 or pastpresident@vernonbaseball.com for more detailed information.

Early Registration Required for Vernon 18U AAA Midget & 15U AA Bantam and 13U AA PeeWee

Attention all 2018 season Midget (2000-2002), Bantam (2003-2004), and PeeWee (2005-2006) aged players. It’s Vernon Baseball’s intent to field 18U AAA Midget, 15U AA Bantam, and 13U AA PeeWee next season. BC Baseball’s rules now have these divisions playing a single season from April – August long weekend and associations must commit to their ability to field a team in early February.

Therefore, players interested in trying out for either the 18U AAA Midget, 15U AA Bantam, or 13U AA PeeWee Teams, must register by January 31st, 2018. Registration is now open for these three teams by clicking here please be advised that payment in full by credit card is required. Alternative arrangements can be made by emailing registrar@vernonbaseball.com if you are unable to register on-line.

Any general questions regarding the 18U AAA Midget Team can be emailed to Dennis Huizinga at midget@vernonbaseball.com. Questions pertaining to the 15U AA Bantam Team can be emailed to Neil Thompson at bantam@vernonbaseball.com and for the 13U AA to Dan Braddick at peewee@vernonbaseball.com.

Okanagan College comes to 2018 Winter Skills

Vernon Baseball is extremely excited to announce that the Okanagan College Coyotes will lead the 8th edition of our Winter Skills Program at the Vantage One. Current OC Coaches & Players will come and share their knowledge and passion for the game of baseball with our young players between the ages of 8 – 13 (Tadpole – Pee Wee Divisions). This is an excellent opportunity for players to develop their skills while be instructed by the premier, local collegiate team in our community.

Winter Skills will consist of 8 sessions on Saturday’s from 2:00 – 4:00 PM beginning on January 13th and concluding on March 3rd . Space will be limited and the cost is $160, so it’s recommended that parents don’t wait to register their son or daughter. Registration is now open by clicking here, please be advised that payment in full by credit card is required. Alternative arrangements can be made by emailing registrar@vernonbaseball.com

Any general questions regarding this program can be emailed to Dan Braddick at dbraddick@shaw.ca

VERNON BASEBALL AWARDED PROVINCIALS

We are excited to announce that Vernon has been awarded the Mosquito AAA Provincials August 3-7, 2018 and PeeWee AAA Provincials August 2-6, 2018.

This undertaking will require a great deal of volunteer support from our executive and members of our association.

If you are able to volunteer your time and energy to the success of this event, please email Michael Sanfilippo at vicepresident@vernonbaseball.com

2018 AAA / AA / A Head Coach Application

Vernon Baseball is now accepting Head Coach applications for 18U AAA & AA, 15U AA & 13U AA teams for the 2018 season. Applications must be submitted by October 14th and final selections will be determined by November 14th, 2017. For all divisions, AA & AAA head coaches will be expected to run a single combined season, that includes spring & summer play. Head Coaches will also be required to help organize and run a winter training & development program, utilizing the new indoor facility at Marshall, in coordination with the Division Director that begins no later than Mid-January.

Vernon Baseball will also select Summer Ball Head Coaches for 15U A, 13U A, 11U AAA & A (10 year old players only) and 9U using the same application process & timeline. Head Coaches for these teams will be expected to begin organizing and holding development practices by April 1st, 2018. These head coaches will also be strongly encouraged to help organize and run a winter training & development program, utilizing the new indoor facility at Marshall, in coordination with the Division Director that starts well before the Vernon spring season.

Vernon Baseball is committed to ensure that coaches have the support needed to develop strong programs. This will allow them to be competitive and have a realistic chance of winning games with the goal of being Provincial Champions. Their teams will have to play in Non-Okanagan Tournaments over the course of spring & summer and should make 2-3 trips to the coast. The BLE, VOC and Coastal tournaments draw better competition and are just an example of the tournaments that are available. These tournaments need to be registered & paid for in Feb/March, so coaches need to have a plan early in the new year. They are great team building events for players and parents and are supported by Vernon Baseball.

To Apply CLICK HERE

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF VERNON BASEBALL

There will be numerous positions opening on Vernon Baseball’s Executive Team next year.  Please consider volunteering and putting forth your name to be nominated at this year’s AGM on Nov. 27 at the Prestige Inn, 7-9pm. The following positions are available:

President, Vice President, Uniform Manager, Registrar, Umpire – In – Chief, Midget Director, Bantam Director, Pee Wee Director, Tadpole Director & T-Ball Director.

Meetings are held once a month.

Summer Baseball Camps

Summer Baseball Camps

If you are interested in summer camps click on the links below:

BLUE JAYS CAMP – July 24-26 – Kelowna

OKANAGAN COLLEGE COBA GRIND CAMPS – July/August – Kelowna & Vernon

Kelowna July 10-13 – Elks Stadium

Kelowna July 17-20 – Elks Stadium

Vernon- July 24-27 – Marshall Field

Vernon- August 14-17 – Marshall Field

Kelowna- August 21-24 – Elks Stadium

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