2019 BC Girl’s Baseball Opportunities!

A girl’s baseball instructional league (for players aged 7-12)
is happening at Carnarvon Park
on Sundays from 6-8pm from April 28th to June 9th

Register online at www.baseball.bc.ca/girls

BC Girl’s Baseball 2019 Vancouver Island League PDF

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2019 Game Schedules

As the scheduling meetings conclude, we’ve been able to post the online schedules for each division.
We’re working on getting them onto the GVBA site, but until then we’re using the Layritz site.

Year Division LINK
2019 Mosquito (U11) http://www.LayritzBaseball.com/Games/Mosquito
2019 Peewee-A (U13)++ http://www.LayritzBaseball.com/Games/PeeweeA
2019 Peewee-AA (U13) http://www.LayritzBaseball.com/Games/PeeweeAA
2019 Bantam-A (U15)++ http://www.LayritzBaseball.com/Games/BantamA
2019 Bantam-AA (U15) http://www.LayritzBaseball.com/Games/BantamAA
2019 Midget-AA (U18) http://www.LayritzBaseball.com/Games/MidgetAA
2019 Midget-AAA (U18) .. Unsure where this information is being kept just yet
2019 SIBL (18+) https://www.southislandbaseballleague.com/schedule-standings
Hosted on their own site
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2019 Scheduling Dates

Proposed dates (confirming after Mar 7)
Monday March 11, 2019 (Wilf Sadler Clubhouse)
– 13U AA 6:00 to 7:30pm
– 15U AA 7:30 to 9:00pm

Tuesday March 12, 2019 (Gordon Head Rec)
 – 11U A 5:30 to 7:00pm
 – 11U Rules 7:00 to 8:00pm
 – 18U AA 8:00 to 9:30pm

Monday April 1, 2019 (Gordon Head Rec)
Note last minute location change from main building to Red Barn
 – 15U A 5:30 to 7:00pm
 – Combined Rules 7:00 to 8:00pm
 – 13U A 8:00 to 9:30pm

Note: Easter is April 21st this year

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2019 Umpire Clinics

Umpire clinics scheduled on the Island…
Level 1 – Sidney Feb 25, 27, 28 – Victoria Mar 11, 13, 15 – W Shore Mar 4, 6, 8
Level 2 – Victoria Mar 2
Level 3 –

BC Baseball Umpires Association – Info – http://www.bcbua.ca/
Register online at https://members.bcbua.ca/?pg=clinics

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GVBA Player Movement Guidelines Modified – Fall 2018

The GVBA Player Movement Guidelines (updated Fall 2018) have undergone minor modifications.

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2019 Season Registration!

The 2019 spring and full season is quickly approaching. Online registration for some leagues has already been open with some parks for some time, while others are planning their on site and online registrations to happen shortly. Check our our MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS page for links to each park’s web site for individual registration information.
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A Day in the Life of a College Baseball Student Athlete


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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