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A Day in the Life of a College Baseball Student Athlete

http://victoriaeagles.com/view/victoriaeagles/news-1147/news_511789

Victoria Eagles are sponsoring at free event any serious ball player may be interested in.

A Day in the Life of a College Baseball Student Athlete
by Kobe Morris, Tyler Duncan, Jason Willow

Jason Willow, Tyler Duncan, and Kobe Morris are Victoria baseball players who are now competing at an elite level of college baseball in the United States. The three young men will be sharing their college experiences in the classroom and on the diamond and answering questions from younger players aspiring to follow their footsteps in college baseball. They will be addressing questions like:

– What’s your daily routine?
– How do you find a balance between your studies and your baseball?
– How do school grades impact playing time?
– How much scholarship money is available?
– The pros and cons of Junior College vs. 4-Year Schools?
– How important are my high school grades and SAT results?

This informative session will be your opportunity to listen to their stories and baseball journeys and ask the questions you have on what it takes to succeed as a college student athlete.

When: December 18 at 7:00 pm
Where: Gordon Head Rec Centre
This event is free and open to all Victoria baseball players and their parents.

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18U AAA 2019 Season

The Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) will be having open tryouts for the 2019 18U AAA team and all players from ages 15 to 18 (birth years 2001, 2002 and 2003) are encouraged to attend.  The tryouts will be held in an indoor sports facility in early January, 2019.  Times and location will be announced as soon as the number of players registering for the tryouts is known.

 It is important that players in Victoria wishing to play 18U AAA baseball in 2019 register by clicking [this Google Forms Link].

BC (Minor) Baseball 18 U AAA is a competitive wood bat league with a 44-game schedule beginning in early April and ending in late July.  Tryouts will be in January and the selected players will practice indoors until the season starts in April.

The 18U AAA schedule involves significant travel to play up-Island, the Lower Mainland, and the Interior teams.  With the travel expected for this team families must be fully aware of the financial commitment that is required. Players would be expect to travel over to the mainland and to the interior and in some cases would be required to stay overnight if they have games both on the Saturday and the Sunday. In the past the cost to participate has been around $3000 for the season. This amount though may be less of more depending on the schedule for the team. Players and families must be fully aware of the commitment required for a full season team.

For more information contact Carol Ogborne at victoriabaseball@gmail.com

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Looking for Treasurer for 2019 Season

We have been unable to find a volunteer Treasurer for the GVBA organization and are entertaining hiring a paid treasurer (the bills have to get paid).  If you have a good working knowledge of bookkeeping (CGA designation not necessary) please contact Dave Garton at President@VictoriaBaseball.com to discuss workload, tasks, and remuneration.
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2018-2019 AGM

The GVBA is holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 1st, at 6-7pm in the Red Barn (upstairs) at the Gordon Head Rec Centre site.
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2018 Bat Rule Amendment for 15U-A

Amendment to the 2018 Bat Rule for 15U-A

The following will be allowed for 2018 Season
Please distribute to appropriate division of your association:
– 10 max weight drop
– 2 3/4 ” barrel diameter (max)
– wood, composite or aluminum combination allowed

These will be added to existing bat rules.

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2018 Level-2 Umpire Clinic in Victoria – April 29th 8:30am

Eric, our UIC, has coordinated a Level-2 Umpire clinic in Victoria @ PISE for Sunday, April 29th, starting 8:30am (full day).  If you plan on attending, please register at the BCBUA site (https://members.bcbua.ca/?pg=clinics) as soon as possible!

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2018 Schedules Posted

The 2018 baseball season is well underway and schedules for all spring and full season divisions have now been updated and are available under the Schedules menu.
Divisions that post scores and standings, can also submit their scores from these pages too, using a pre-filled email form.
Have a great season everyone!

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2018 House Rules Updated for All Divisions

Be sure to check out the updated house rules for all the divisions (and ALL RULES) under the Rules menu or use the links below.

GVBA House Rules

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2018 Game Scheduling Meetings

Monday March 5
Declaration for 11U, 13UAA, 15U AA, 18U AA 
(13U A and 15U A could wait till March 20 if needed)

Monday Mar 12
(Wilf Sadler Clubhouse) – (GVBA coaches will meet and call north island
 or Nanaimo, Duncan might attend in person or be on the phone)
            13U AA           6:00 to 7:30pm
            15U AA           7:30 to 9:00pm

Tuesday March 13
(Gordon Head Rec) – Coaches for each team and field schedulers for 
 each park required
            11U A             5:30 to 7:00pm
            11U rules        7:00 to 8:00pm
            18U AA           8:00 to 9:30pm

Tuesday April 3
(Gordon Head Rec) - Coaches for each team and field schedulers for
 each park required
            15U A             5:30 to 7:00pm
            Rules             7:00 to 8:00pm
            13U A             8:00 to 9:30pm
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