Each year, the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation in cooperation with The Cape Group will award two (2) baseball organizations within the Greater Vancouver District with a grant of $50,000 to refurbish the facility that they utilize within their community for amateur baseball.
Big League Experience Baseball Camp:
SEPT 12,13,14,15, 2019
Baseball BC is very excited to announce another partnership with its BC Girls Baseball Program, this time, with Little Leagues on the West Side of Vancouver. These recent undertakings were a couple years in the making, but Little League BC 1st Vice President & District 1 Administrator Steve Gustavson was instrumental in its creation. He says “Interest (in girl’s baseball) is growing and we want our (Little League) girls to have the chance to be part of these programs". Baseball BC knows Little League does a great job of developing female baseball players, & District 1 being no exception, they knew there would be interest in all-female baseball. Kristy Watson, a mom, former Little League player, baseball advocate, & is an athlete who even played some for the BC Womens Badgers that competes in a Lower Mainland men’s league, has volunteered to lead the BC Girls Baseball Westside division. With the support of Little Leagues executive, there’s already over 35 girls registered and many more showing their interest. Kristy has been pleasantly overwhelmed with the response that she has received and said the 1st practice was “awesome”. Remaining FREE festive practice sessions are Wednesday evenings 5 to 6:30pm (May 15, 22, 29 & June 5) at Quilchena Park. If interested in being involved in the BC Girls Baseball West Side Program as a player age 7-12, motivated parent, helpful coach that’s 14yrs or older, volunteer, etc. please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Female Programming, from grassroots and similar programming in your area to high performance, can all be found here https://www.baseball.bc.ca/girls
Baseball BC & Female Baseball is excited to announce the new home of the BC Girl’s Baseball Instructional League for 2019. The good people of Whalley Little League made it very easy to move the instructional league to the fields at Whalley Athletic Park. The support being shown by their Executives for girl’s baseball has been second to none. Scott Mackenzie, Provincial Director of Female Baseball, says “Its partnerships such as this where similar values, visions & leaderships will motivate the female side of the game to new heights.” Baseball BC would like to thank its league Manager of Operations Stacy Fournier, along with sister & league assistant Emily, & of course executives with Whalley Little League, whom all were instrumental in these developments. We are looking forward to the promise & potential of this latest partnership. Girls 7-12 yrs old of any skill level wanting to have fun & build confidence can register here https://www.baseball.bc.ca/girlsinstructionalleague
Female baseball is swinging for the fences in 2019. Registrations are open already on first, second, third & more coming home this Spring...
Baseball BC Coaching Opportunities are now posted for 2019
There has been a huge increase in opportunities for females in baseball over the last couple of years both across the country and around the world. This includes right here in BC, as we have rolled out the BC Girls Baseball Instructional League and will enter our second year in April. Baseball BC’s select teams will run in the summer as well as Girls Try Baseball development sessions and Girls Day Festivals in different cities around the province. Even the women’s age group has seen positive change, as they entered the Lower Mainland Baseball Association, currently playing as the only all-women team in the predominantly male league.
The BC Select Teams tryout process will begin in early summer and will follow the same format as recent years. There will be Identification Sessions in May and June around the province that must be attended to be eligible for the Selection Camp in July. These tryouts are open to all female baseball players 11 years and older, while the Girls Try Baseball sessions and Girls Day Festivals are geared towards players of all ages regardless of skill level.