News and Announcements

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Hello WKMBA Families,

Summer baseball registration is now officially open in West Kelowna!

Please click on this link to register:
REGISTRATION FORM

Please note that with the exception of 9U, roster sizes are limited, try-outs may be required, and only players registered in the 2021 Spring season are eligible. We are working on fielding teams in the 9U, 11U, 13U and 15U divisions.

As always, please register based on your child’s birth year.

Thanks,
WKMBA

Friday, April 30th 7:30pm – via Zoom Video Webinar

West Kelowna Minor Baseball is proud to present BC Minor Baseball High Performance Coach Brad Robinson’s seminar, ‘Coaching People First.’

Volunteering to be a coach or parent leader for your son or daughter’s baseball team is a fun and rewarding challenge, but it can also be a bit intimidating having a dozen future stars staring eagerly back at you. As coaches and leaders, we strive to provide the best baseball instruction to our groups of players who possess a wide range of skill levels. However, as coaches it can be challenging to navigate the personalities that can be as diverse as our team’s physical abilities. Brad’s seminar goes beyond running drills or planning practices and focuses on communication and motivation strategies. It delves into the inner workings of our little leaguers, specifically how they process information, how they learn, and how that might affect their performance and behaviour. With the uncertainties surrounding Covid- 19 it is more important than ever that our baseball diamonds be a safe place where they are challenged to be not only the best baseball players they can be, but also the best citizens, and to have the most fun that they can possibly have in the process. ‘Coaching people First’ is designed for coaches at all levels. Whether you are a parent teaching at home, a parent leader starting out in t-ball, or coaching a college prep team, this seminar will provide a valuable tool to add to your coaching toolbox.

All Coaches, parent leaders, and parents of the West Kelowna Minor Baseball Association are invited to join us this Friday, April 30th at 7:30 pm from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or phone. The webinar is approximately 60 minutes and will include a question-and-answer period at the end. Please use the link below to join the webinar.

For more information about Brad Robinson and his coach and player development strategies please visit The Complete Athlete.

Calling all Potential Umpires

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball at Mar 28, 2021 2:03PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Ump yours! Your favourite game that is!!

If you have a love of the best game there is, and are interested in a unique way to be involved in it, we need you.
If you are 12 or older and you are looking for a fun, after school job with a super flexible schedule, we need you.
If you are a parent who wants to hang out at the diamond with their son or daughter (and get paid), we need both of you.

Becoming an Umpire is simple:

  1. 1. Possess a basic understanding and appreciation of the game and its rules.
  2. 2. Go to REGISTER and get registered as an umpire.
  3. 3. Sign-up for your online Level 1 Umpire clinic (free for BCBUA members)
  4. 4. Revel in the power and glory your new role in baseball affords
  5. 5. Get into some games and have some fun.
  6. 6. Bask in the appreciation of the West Kelowna Minor Baseball Association

Membership in the BC Baseball Umpires Association costs $35 for 13 and under. 14 and up is $65. Membership fees are reimbursed by WKMBA when a minimum number of games worked is reached (to be determined, but usually about 6 games).

Online Level 1 and Level 2 clinics run are available in April, so act fast. Dates for clinics are:

  • Saturday – April 3, 9am -1pm
  • Saturday – April 10, 9am – 1pm
  • Sunday, April 18th, 1pm – 5pm

If you have any questions please contact WKMBA Umpire in Chief, Don Klettke or, BCBUA Okanagan Rep Kevin Burke.

See you on the Diamond!

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Hey Baseballers!

Our season is quickly approaching. Your league directors and coaches will soon be communicating with you about evaluations and/or team tryouts.

In the meantime, it’s time to refresh your West Kelowna gear. These items are only going to be on sale for a few more days so don’t delay, order today!

Please see the attached brochure for details and pricing. To order, follow the links on the brochure, or use the “order now” link below.

ORDER NOW

Please note we are also making a face mask available to order. While we can’t say for certain that face masks will be part of return-to-play guidelines, we are anticipating they will play some role. Players and coaches will not be obligated to wear a West Kelowna Minor Baseball face mask as part of their uniform should one be required.

WKMBA Board

The document West_Kelowna_Minor_Baseball_Merchandise_Brochure_Spring_2021.pdf was attached to this post.

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Baseballers!

Registrations are wrapping up and your division directors are hard at work getting ready for another great season of minor baseball in West Kelowna. We’re especially excited about a great new look for our league this year and to launch our new logo we’re pre-selling hoodies for parents and players to help keep you warm on the sidelines and looking great everywhere you go.

Please see the attached brochure for details and pricing. To order, follow the links on the brochure, or use the “order now” link below. Orders will be accepted until March 28th and will be ready for opening day.

Order Now

Please note we are also making a face mask available to order. While we can’t say for certain that face masks will be part of return-to-play guidelines, we are anticipating they will play some role. Players and coaches will not be obligated to wear a West Kelowna Minor Baseball face mask as part of their uniform should one be required.

See you on the diamond!

WKMBA Board

The document West_Kelowna_Minor_Baseball_Merchandise_Brochure_Spring_2021.pdf was attached to this post.