Completed - Coach Training for "Girls at Bat" - FREE - April 16 & 17 (6-9pm)
Jays Care Foundation, in partnership with Baseball BC & Plan International Canada, is excited to host a two day Girls At Bat “Hitting it out of the Park” training session for BC coaches interested in instructing & leading female athletes. This session will give you knowledge & confidence to coach & improve girls in sport & life.
This was a very successful event with participants left feeling the content, insight & knowledge was valuable to their coaching, leading & parental tool box...!
BC Girls Baseball Instructional League (Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Okanagan)
In its inaugural season last year, the BC Girls Baseball Instructional League was so successful in the Lower Mainland that Baseball BC is thrilled to announce the BC Girls Instructional League will be expanding in 2019! The Lower Mainland League, now based in Whalley, will be growing a division, and leagues are opening in the Okanagan & on Vancouver Island. Kamloops Baseball will host the Okanagan League, and the Vancouver Island league will be brought to you by Carnarvon Baseball in Victoria. BC Girls Baseball welcomes all girls to work with NCCP trained coaches to develop baseball skills that match players individual abilities; this is true whether you're new or experienced at baseball. Like-minded girls will make personal improvements alongside the finest female mentors who 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 baseball team. BC Girls Baseball is simply just another option for females offered once a week. 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.
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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 - Wilson's Group Stadium at 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. Girl’s Day Festivals, Girl’s Only Jamboree Tournaments & High-Performance Identification Sessions are only some of the events offered.
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
Girl’s Day Festivals
Baseball BC is excited to partner with local baseball associations bringing 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.
We are excited to host these festivals throughout BC; so, come out and try baseball. Unless on a team playing in a jamboree thats hosting a Festival (Kamloops, Surrey, Victoria, etc.), registration is required.
Register now by clicking on a date & location best for you.
2019 Schedule (Select & Click on Registration Below - Events with no reg. are private...)
If your association is interested in hosting a Girls Day Festival, call Scott Mackenzie at 604-586-3315 to arrange a date.
Spring Break Camps - Completed
March 18-29 - 4 day camps Click link below for more info & 2019 dates coming soon
Girls "Come Try Baseball" Development Series - Cancelled Due to the Success of BC Girls Baseball Instructional League above
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