Become a Board Member

Thankfully we have many board members that will be standing again for the 2024 season but we are still looking to fill the position of T-Ball Director. We have experienced members who will help guide you through the season.

If you are interested in joining the board and helping mold the programs that we offer, please reach out to myself or any board member. It takes a strong group of passionate people volunteering their time to put together a great season for the kids.

I can’t say enough about the board members we have today and all their energy and passion toward providing a great experience so if you are interested in joining that please reach out.

Michael Sanfilippo
VBA President

Winter Skills Sessions

We are pleased to announce we are offering winter skills sessions again in 2024! Apologies on the delay but organizing this year took a little longer than expected.

We are hoping to run four separate sessions on Sundays with one dedicated session to the Tadpole (2015-2016) group. If there is enough interest, we will look to add sessions on Thursdays as well. In years past we have had to juggle numerous age groups within groups, which has posed certain challenges at times – so we are hoping to alleviate that with the Tadpole session from 12-1:10pm. We feel as though this will be most beneficial for the players and coaching staff.

Please make note of the fact that we will need good numbers in order for these sessions to move forward. Once we have gathered all the interest, a confirmation email will be sent. Our staff travels from Kelowna- therefore it is a heavy time commitment, and we simply cannot run sessions with half full classes.

As mentioned, we may also look at running another day as well if we gather very strong interest- but now we are looking at hopefully filling the Sundays first.

Sessions : We will begin with our first session January 14th, with the final session March 3rd – a total of 8 sessions.

Time Slots

1200-110PM Tadpole only group (born 2015 & 2016)




Where: All sessions will take place at the indoor batting cage @ Marshall Field.

Skill Work: These sessions will focus on throwing, hitting, pitching and possibly some fielding work. All aspects of baseball with be covered but obviously the hitting/throwing and pitching will be mainly emphasized given the space.

Capacity: We will have groups of 8-10 players. 10 being the absolute max in the group, with 2-3 instructors at all times. This is a great ratio and allows for high level instruction. We are OK with 10 players max in a group, as usually there is always 1-2 players missing on any given weekend due to circumstances.

Instructors: All of our instructors have had professional and or college baseball experience. The main instructor will be aided by current Okanagan College players, which is great for the kids as they usually love having the college players around! The main instructor will be Jared Johnson ( Current college pitching/hitting coach/ former collegiate player/ former national team member/ twice drafted by the MLB) – 20 years coaching experience.

Cost: $205*Please make note there are NO REFUNDS under any circumstances. Once your child has signed up for a time slot, this means they have taken the spot of another potential player. Please understand NO REFUNDS.

Payment: Please send payment by e transfer to – you can also pay by cash on the first day if you prefer.

Questions: If you have any further questions or inquiries please email

To officially register please email with your childs name/age and time slot – along with any other information you feel is a must. Once you have registered and paid, you will receive a waiver to fill out. Players cannot participate without a waiver!

Thank you for your continued support!

Evan Bailey

Head Coach/General Manager/Program Director

Okanagan Athletics