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Umpire Clinics this weekend

Just a reminder that umpiring clinics will be running this Sunday (February 23) at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen. Don’t miss this great chance to do your level 1 or level 2 training for the upcoming season.

Clinics are open to all born 2009 or earlier and umpiring is a great way to make some extra money!

See our umpire information page for more information.

Coach of the Year

Congratulations to longtime TABA coach R.J. O’Neil on being awarded 15U A Coach of the Year by B.C. Minor Baseball. The award was presented on the weekend at the 2020 Coaches Conference.

In 2020, R.J. coached the Tsawwassen A’s to the 15U A provincial championship and over the years has coached and mentored Tsawwassen teams from blastball to Bantam. Congratulations R.J. on a well deserved recognition of all the time and effort you contributed to Tsawwassen baseball!

Girls Baseball Development

As an expansion to the BC Girls Baseball Development & Instructional program, Baseball BC has started a pre-season development league to help prepare girls for the season ahead. The program is designed for girls ages 6-12, on Thursday evenings from Feb. 13 to Mar. 12 (5 weeks) and serves to develop confidence, skill and resilience prior to joining their Spring & Summer teams, whether it’s a predominantly male team, the BC Girls Baseball Instructional League, etc. The goal of the program is to help girls continue to excel on teams & in leagues with the newfound confidence of knowing that there are other girls that play the same sport that they do.   

As someone who grew up strictly playing “boys” baseball until the age of 12, I know that joining a brand-new male-dominated team every season can be nerve wracking. This program can help calm the nerves of female players by providing a safe space for skill development alongside mentors from the Women’s National Team, and Team BC. It is also an excellent place for curious friends to come try out a new sport! Plus, it’ll be a lot of fun! 

Baseball can be more diverse & inclusive, so please spread the word by posting on you association webpage, social media feeds or other ways that could help.

Here is the link to our girl’s instructional league page for more information!  (Also, take note of the upcoming FREE FESTIVAL…)