BC Girl's Instructional League


BC Girl’s Baseball Instructional Camps Coming this Summer

Baseball BC is excited to present weekly Summer Camps designed specifically for girls!  We will be offering 4-day sessions of baseball with partnering associations & locations.

The British Columbia Amateur Baseball Association (Baseball BC) is committed to the responsible resumption of baseball activities based on the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, viaSport and the Association’s abilities to provide adequate supports, services and supplies in the current environment.  Before resuming baseball activities that require volunteers &/or staff to return to fields, Baseball BC-approved practice specific safety plans are applied.  We will protect the health and wellbeing of players, coaches, volunteers & staff through COVID-19 prevention measures, daily screening and mandatory in-depth training for all authorities.

The BC Girl’s Baseball Instructional Summer Camps will provide a fun and safe atmosphere to learn and play the game of baseball.  Qualified coaches will instruction the fundamentals and basic skills of baseball all while being friends & mentors, teaching important life skills and leaving the girls glowing with confidence. 

All our instructors are current or former players &/or coaches that have experience at the youth, collegiate and national level(s).  They are dedicated to passing on their knowledge and skills to every player.  There is a focus on development through small group work and individual skills, including practice and game situations that rely on the use of teamwork as well as one-on-one instruction. With each skill taught, there will be a fun game applied to that skill, so baseball becomes easier to play. 

Each camp will focus on all areas of the game including hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running.  An emphasis will be put on the specific mechanics that each skill required so every player, beginner or advanced will gain knowledge to better their performance in baseball.  This is a great opportunity for all players to improve their baseball skills in a fun environment.

As part of Baseball Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development program, we are not only focused supplying knowledgeable skills training, but are focused on the FUNdamentals.   What this means is while building the skills children need to be active, they are also learning how to play fair, and within the rules of the game.  In other words, participation in a fun and active environment with focus on fair-play, ethics and the rules of game will help them develop skills used throughout a lifetime.  

If you have a girl interested in baseball and is between the ages of 6 and 14, please register online at www.baseball.bc.ca/summercamps  

 


Attention Elite Athlete,

July 31, 2020 - Baseball BC is excited to announce a High Performance Camp this summer for Females

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BC Girls Baseball Instructional Leagues - Replaced with Summer Camps Above for 2020

In its first 2 seasons, the BC Girls Baseball Instructional League has been so successful throughout the province that Baseball BC is thrilled to announce the BC Girls Instructional League will be expanding again in 2020...!  Currently with three regions Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Okanagan, leagues are playing in Surrey & Vancouver Westside, Victoria & Duncan, Kamloops & Kelowna and hopeful to have more soon...  BC Girls Baseball welcomes all girls to work with NCCP trained coaches to develop baseball skills that match the player’s abilities; this is true whether you’re new or experienced to the game.  Like-minded girls will make personal improvements alongside the finest female mentors; Team Canada & Team BC players & coaches will build confidence & self-esteem, promote inclusivity & affiliation, and provide a fun & safe environment for all participants. 

BC Girls Baseball Instructional leagues are designed to not interfere with local baseball associations; in fact, players are encouraged to still play for their local team.  BC Girls Baseball is simply just another option offered once a week for females .  Additionally, Baseball BC’s programming does not discriminate and encourages everyone to participate, so, whether you currently play baseball or not, whether you belong to this association or that, come on out to play all-female baseball. It’s exciting!  It’s safe!  It’s a whole field of FUN; and after all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend…!  

With a focus on skill development and personal improvement, players will work in small groups with trained coaches on a variety of baseball skills for the first half of the session, and the second half will include baseball games catered to fit the skills & needs of all players.

See below for testimonials, or simply register by clicking on appropriate link

 

All BC Girl's Instructional Leagues, Jamboree's & Events are CANCELLED or POSTPONED until further notice...

Lower Mainland Instructional Leagues (Surrey & Vancouver)

Surrey

When: Saturday's April 18th - June 13th (Excluding May 16th)

Where: Whalley Athletic Park, Surrey  (Map)

Who: 7-12 year olds

  • 7 to 9yr's begin at 3pm each Saturday

  • 10 to 12yr's begin at 4:30pm each Saturday

 

(Interested, but too young or too old..? Contact Baseball BC or scottm@baseball.bc.ca...)

 

Vancouver Westside

When: TBA

Where: TBA

Who: 7-12 year olds

 

Registration Link Coming Soon

 

Jamboree Festival – June 20th – Games & FUN all day (Open to all-girl teams – contact scottm@baseball.bc.ca for more info)

Location - TBA

 

Vancouver Island Instructional Leagues (Victoria & Duncan)

Victoria

When: April to June (Details - TBA)

Where: Victoria Area (DetTBA
Who: 7-12 year olds

Interested, but too young or too old..? Contact Baseball BC or scottm@baseball.bc.ca...)

 

Registration Opening Here Soon

 

Duncan

When: Sunday evenings 6-7:30pm beginning April 26 to June 7 (Excluding May 17)

Where: Evans Fields

Who: 5-12 year olds

 

Registration Link Coming Soon

 

Jamboree Festival – Games & FUN all day - Details are TBA (Open to all-girl teams – contact scottm@baseball.bc.ca for more info)

 

Okanagan Instructional Leagues (Kamloops & Kelowna)

Kamloops

When: Friday evenings - TBA

Where: McArthur Island Park, Kamloops ( Map )

Who: See registration link below

 

Registration Link Coming Soon

 

Kelowna

When: TBA (May to June)

Where: TBA

Who: TBA

 

Registration Link Coming Soon

 

Jamboree Festival – June 8th – Games & FUN all day - Details TBA (Open to all-girl teams – contact scottm@baseball.bc.ca for more info)

 

 

Testimonials:

“Just wanted to say thanks again to you and all the coaches for making it so much fun for the girls.  Sarah had a great time and is looking forward to anything else that may come up.”

 

“Thanks so much.  It was amazing to be a part of this inaugural season.”

 

Coach Niki Boyd – Team Canada Player says “It was an awesome experience for the players and us coaches too.  Some of the girls were extremely shy in the beginning, but by the end of the day they became some of the leaders.  It was really cool to see them progress on the field as baseball players and off the field as young individuals.  The girls built friendships, learned a few baseball fundamentals and had a lot of fun along the way.”

 

“Last year I had the opportunity to coach and share my passion for baseball with girls from across the Lower Mainland. I enjoyed coaching and teaching these amazing little girls and watching them grow and improve throughout the course of the camp. Not only did they improve skill-wise, they had the opportunity to meet other girls who shared the same passion for baseball as they do. It was great to see so many eager and excited girls who enjoyed and loved the game as much as I do. I learned a lot from these girls and it was a great experience. I look forward to coaching them again this year.”

-Emma March

 

“I was honoured to help coach such a cheerful and happy group of girls last season with the instructional league. The girls always had smiles on their faces and were having fun, even though they were working super hard and learning lots! An opportunity like this is something that I wish was around when I was younger, as I would have loved to have engaged with fellow female baseball players, and been introduced to some amazing role models along the way! I am very excited to be returning as a coach next season and am looking forward to meeting and developing the future of girls baseball!”

-Liz Gilder

 

“I had an amazing experience this past summer as a coach with the B.C. Girls Instructional League. It was great to see girls with all different experience levels coming together to improve their skills and have fun. It was a summer filled with sweat, tears, laughs, bruises, water fights, and new friendships. I would have loved an opportunity to join a league like this when I was younger. It shows the girls that they have the option to play baseball, softball, or both! I can’t wait to build off this inaugural season and see what 2019 has in store for us.”

-Marina DeAngelis

 

Please contact Scott Mackenzie at Baseball BC (604-586-3315) or Stacy Fournier (info below) with any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Stacy Fournier
Manager of Operations - Girls Instructional League 

Head Coach - 14U Team BC Selects 
778-558-6723
stacy.fournier22@gmail.com

 

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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete. 

 

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