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2017 15U (Bantam) Season Info

by Patrick Wielders, 2017-02-20T19:07:05-08:00February 20 2017, at 07:07 PM PST (0 Comments)

This is an informational email about the upcoming 2017 baseball season…

Division Director
We currently have NO Director for this Division. We require someone to step up and take this on, otherwise all start-up activities and team creations can be delayed…
This position requires working with the WKMBA Board to get the season started, work with coaches to process evaluations and team creations, scheduling of games and practices.
I am willing to work with the person taking his on, so you will not be alone. It shouldn’t take more then a few hours a week, easily done from behind your PC and Phone.
Please contact me ASAP if you are interested…

Registration
Registration has been open since Jan01 and will close Mar15 or earlier when division is full as we are expecting increased registration numbers this year.
You can register here: http://www.westkelownabaseball.ca/forms/13459-2017-Spring-Baseball-Registration

Level of Play
WKMBA intends to offer 2 levels of play at the 15U (Bantam) level:
• Single-A (House) Spring League $225 – This is the basic level of play running from late Apr to late Jun
All players will be required to attend “Player Evaluations” Mid-April after which equal strength teams will be created.
We will have 2~4 equal strength house teams that will play in a league with other Interior House Teams.
Teams will most likely practice once a week and play 1 or 2 games a week for a total of 10~15 league games.
If there are enough Players Interested, a Summer All-Star team can be formed to continue playing through Jul/Aug.
• Double-AA Single Season $450 – This offers a great opportunity for players to play ball at a higher more competitive level from late Mar to early Aug
Interested players are required to indicate their interest by Feb.12 and will have to attend Try-Outs in March.
Players trying out but not selected will have to attend house player evaluations and will be placed on a house team.
The team will most likely practice twice a week and play 2 to 4 games on weekends with DH’s in the Fraser Valley and Kamloops as well as in the Interior for a total of 34~36 league games.
Parents should be prepared for additional costs related to travel, lodging. This is a Single Season team, there is no Spring and Summer separation.
If your son/daughter is interested in and committed to this opportunity, please read & complete attached info sheet and email a copy by Feb.12 to pwielders@shaw.ca & WestKelownaMinorBaseball@gmail.com.
Coaches
We are looking for coaches for both levels:
• Single-A (House) League – Application Deadline Mar.15
Head Coach is required to have or commit to taking “Regional Level – Trained”
Ast. Coaches are required to have or commit to taking “Initiation Level – Trained”
• Double-AA Single Season – Application Deadline Feb.12
Head Coach is required to have or commit to taking “Regional Level – Certified”
Ast. Coaches are required to have or commit to taking “Regional Level – Trained”

If you are interested in Coaching one of these teams, please fill out attached Coach’s application and email it to pwielders@shaw.ca & WestKelownaMinorBaseball@gmail.com.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions…

Cheers,
Patrick

Patrick Wielders

West Kelowna Minor Baseball (WKMBA)
Vice-President, Field & Equipment Director, & NCCP Certified Coach
Home Phone: (250) 769-2076 | Cell Phone: (250) 869-9844
Email: pwielders@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.westkelownabaseball.ca/

Past Announcements

15U Bantam Director Needed - URGENTLY

2017-02-20 07:01 PST by Patrick Wielders (0 Comments)

We are urgently looking for a 15U Bantam Director.
Season start-up might be delayed if no one is willing to take this on.
Please contact Patrick Wielders or Tom Katelnikoff ASAP.

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