BC Girls Baseball Instructional League
The Leagues 2018 inaugural season was so successful that Baseball BC is thrilled to announce the BC Girls Instructional League will be expanding in 2019! In addition to its established Lower Mainland host in Whalley, leagues are opening in the Okanagan & on Vancouver Island. Kamloops will host the Okanagan League & Carnarvon is hosting Vancouver Islands league.The participants can again look forward to working with the finest female mentors and coaches as they develop baseball skills with other like-minded girls. Throughout 9 sessions over 10 weeks this Spring and Summer, our trained coaches will build confidence, promote inclusivity, and provide a fun environment for new and experienced players alike.
This year, the Lower Mainland Whalley based League will be growing into two divisions split by ages 7-9 and 10-12 . Both groups will play on Saturday's for 1.5hrs each, with a similar format making Year One so successful. With a focus on skill development and learning, the players will be work in small groups with trained coaches on a variety of baseball skills for the first half of the session. The second half will always include a simulated game, catered to fit the needs of all players.
Click Here for More Info, including Registration (Lower Mainland)
The BC Girls Okanagan Instructional League begins April 26th & Registration can be found here http://www.kamloopsminorbaseball.ca/girls
The BC Girls Vancouver Island League info will be coming Soon
BC Girls Jamborees
BC Girls Baseball will be offering all-girls jamborees for the 1st time. These will be hosted in conjunction with the regional leagues. Any team made of girls 7-12 years old can enter. Cost to enter a team is free & players will be supplied a uniform.
Okanagan - June 8th (Kamloops Minor Baseball - McArthur Island)
Vancouver Island - June 15th (Victoria Harbourcats - Royal Athletic Park)
Lower Mainland - June 22nd (Whalley Baseball - Whalley Athletic Park)
To enter a team or host one of you own all-girl jamborees, call Scott Mackenzie at 604-586-3315 or email email@example.com
Looking to Start a Girls Baseball Program in your local Association?
Baseball BC’s Female Program has been working with a few local associations in BC to start up Girl’s Only programming within the local community. We are offering the same opportunities & incentives to any Local Baseball Association in BC who might be interested. Events such as a Girl’s Day Festivals, Girl’s Only Jamboree Tournaments & High-Performance Identification Sessions are a few.
We also offer information on how to develop a program, recruit, & retain female baseball in your association with tools like manuals, presentations & full seasonal practice plans that interest you. Either way Baseball BC has it all for you…!!!
To learn more on our programming or the inquire additional services & incentives to assist your association in becoming more inclusive in growing Female Baseball, contact Baseball BC Director of Programming, Scott MacKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Break Camps
March 18-29 - 4 day camps Click link below for more info & 2019 dates coming soon
Girl’s Day Festivals
Baseball BC is excited to partner with local baseball association to bring you Fun Girl's Day Festivals. Girls of all ages will have the chance to work with female mentors and coaches as they develop baseball skills and play with and against other like-minded girls. The girl's will enjoy the time learning the game of baseball and developing skills. This will be a unique experience for any young player to participate in whether or not they are playing in a league already. Our trained mentors and coaches (many with Women’s Team Canada experience) will build confidence, promote inclusivity, and provide a fun environment for new and experienced players alike. Whether your daughter has played since t-ball, or she just wants to try out a new sport, get her out to this event! Sport is so important to girls' healthy development, and we recognize the importance of giving these young players a safe place to further develop their physical literacy and stay active.
It's also time to recognize that not every young female ball-player wants to be pushed into softball. Although a great game, it is just different. Baseball is as different from softball as hockey is from ringette. With more opportunities presenting themselves for the female baseball player, we encourage you to register and witness the movement for yourself. We welcome all skill levels, and require no previous sport experience. All we ask you bring is a ball glove, a smile, and a willingness to have FUN.
So, come out and try baseball! We are excited to host these festivals throughout BC. No cost to attend, registration is required. Registration now by clicking on a date & location best for you.
2019 Schedule (Registration Links Activated Soon...)
- April 27 - SaltSpring Island
- May 24 - Chilliwack (6pm Fairfield Island Park)
- June 8 - Kamloops (1pm Norbrock Stadium)
- June 15 - Victoria (1pm Royal Athletic Park)
- June 22 - Surrey (1pm Whalley Athletic Park)
If your association is interested in hosting a Girls Day Festival, call Baseball BC at 604-586-3315 to arrange a date.
Girls "Come Try Baseball" Development Series
Due to the success of the BC Girl's Instructional Baseball League below, we are unsure of the availability of this development series. If there is a strong demand from girls, through registration below, we will look at offering these Monday evenings again. More info is below in hopes girl's will register for sessions beginning sometime in May through to August...
Whether you play baseball or just want to try for the first time, come out Monday evenings with other like minded girls to have fun & sharpen your skills. Practices are lead by Director of Player Development & former elementary school teacher Al Forman, and often provincial & national players are there mentoring the girls as well. So, if you like FUN & want to give it a try or challenge your skills, development sessions are to be confirmed at a later date but traditionally have been Monday's 6pm in Burnaby at Kensington Park (No sessions on holiday's - Victoria Day May 21, BC Day August 6). Hope to see your registration & stay tuned. We will confirm dates in May or fully refund registrants the $20 Development Cost if there's no demand.
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Girls's Media Coverage
- We're very happy to welcome back for another year Baseball BC's Female Director of Player Development Al Forman, Director of Player Well Being Rhonda Pauls & the Committee Chair Val Greenwood
- Female Program at a Glance - 2018
- Advisory Council Announcment & Bio's coming soon...!
- All-Women's Team playing in LMBA men's league
- Team Canada Highlights from 2016 World Cup in South Korea
Information & updates can always be found here on the Baseball BC web site and you can follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter…
@BCGirlsBaseball bcgirlsbaseball @baseball.bc.ca