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2020 SeaWolves Roster

The GBVA U18-AAA Team has been selected for the 2020 season.
Congratuations to the 18 players that made the cut.

2020 SeaWolves Roster
Jeff Abe
Brandon Cain
Noah Charlton
Jaxson Cordle
Liam Erlic
Malcolm Fletcher
Kyle Franco-Franta
Lucas Garton
Dylan Graw
Trey Hammond
Spencer Harman
Jackson Leatherman
Justin Robinson
Thomas Stickel
Dexter Stoiber
Josh Twidale
Matt Wong-Lowen
Nick Van-Rooyen
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HarbourCats Looking for 2020 Host Families

 

Just as each of our parks is getting ready for the spring season the HarbourCats are getting ready for theirs. The first step other than signing players is finding host families for their players. It might feel too early for this but it is not.

Have a look at https://harbourcats.com/billet-families/ for some general information.

If you or anyone from your park has any questions please email hostfamily@harbourcats.com.

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2020 Game Scheduling Meetings

Monday March 9, 2019 (Wilf Sadler Clubhouse)
  13U AA 6:00 to 7:30pm
  15U AA 7:30 to 9:00pm
Tuesday March 10, 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
Thursday March 12, 2019 (Gordon Head Rec) NOTE DATE CHANGE from original 11th date
  15U A 5:30 to 7:00pm
  Rules 7:00 to 8:00pm
  13U A 8:00 to 9:30pm
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2020 NCCP Classes in Victoria

All sessions will be from 5pm – 9pm at the Gordon Head Recreation Center:
 
February 12, 2020            Initiation
February 13, 2020            Teaching and Learning
February 19, 2020            Absolutes
February 20, 2020            Planning
February 26, 2020            Pitching and Catching
February 27, 2020            Strategies

Register ONLINE at https://nccp.baseball.ca/index.php?new_province=BC&page=180
which may also require the course "Make Ethical Decisions" at some point at 
https://www.viasport.ca/coaching/make-ethical-decisions INFO: https://www.coach.ca/ptcr-list-p140497&language=en https://www.coach.ca/-p150095
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2020 Coaches Conference in Langley – Feb 7-9

BCMinor is putting on a Coaches Conference at the Langley Event Centre on Feb 7-9.
GVBA is trying to coordinate transportation and registration for all interested coaches between ALL our member parks. GVBA will coordinate transportation to catch the 7am ferry on Saturday February 8th and plan to return on the 7pm ferry. All coaches wanting to take advantage of the FREE ground transportation MUST sign up using the link below by Sunday February 2nd. GVBA will then send communication the action plan for the day to all who registered.

For more information abou the conference and transportation, please contact your park president @ /Contacts page.

BC Minor Baseball Association – Coach Conference 2020

Friday Feb. 7th 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday Feb. 8th 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Feb. 9th 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Langley Event Centre, Langley BC
Register here: REGISTER NOW!
Or visit www.bcminorbaseball.org

Langley Events Centre Field House
Friday February 7th 15U/16U Players Clinics
6:00 PM – High Performance Players Clinic
Saturday February 8th 15U/16U Player Clinics
9:25 AM – Better athletes, better coaches (Jeff Krushell)
10:15 AM – BREAK
10:40 AM – Seven ways to lead your team (Bruce Brown)
11:35 AM – Appearance and performance enhancing substances (Don Hooton Jr)
12:20 PM – BREAK
1:20 PM – Players workout
2:35 PM – Enjoying life as a player and a coach (Bob Elliot)
Creating Successful Outcomes (Brad Robinson)
Sunday February 10th 13U Player Clinics
9:30 AM – 13U High-Performance players clinic
*PLEASE NOTE, SPEAKERS, TOPICS, AND SUBJECT TO CHANGES

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2020 Umpire Clinics

The umpire clinics are now live on the BCBUA website at https://www.bcbua.ca/.
Payment of membership dues can be done online also with either a credit card or Paypal.
The dates of the clinics are as follows:

Register online at https://www.bcbua.ca/2020-registration-is-now-open

[2020-02-21] The Level 1 umpire clinic being held next week out in Sidney starts Monday night (Feb 24th). There are only 9 students registered. The Victoria clinic is full with a wait list so if anyone in your park still needs to register, the Sidney clinic would be the best option. Your interested parties can go to bcbua.ca to register.

Level 1
Victoria March 2 6:30 – 8:30 PM Victoria High School – Library
March 3 6:30 – 8:30 PM Victoria High School – Library
March 4 6:30 – 9:30 PM Victoria High School – Gym
Sidney Feb 24 6:30 – 8:30 PM Parkland Secondary School – Theatre
Feb 26 6:30 – 8:30 PM Parkland Secondary School – Theatre
Feb 27 6:30 – 9:30 PM Parkland Secondary School – Gym
Westshore March 9 7:00-9:00 PM Juan de Fuca Rec Centre
March 10 7:00-9:00 PM Juan de Fuca Rec Centre
March 12 6:30 – 9:30 PM Juan de Fuca Rec Centre
Level 2
Victoria March 7 8:30 – 4:30 PM Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence
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2019-2020 Winter Clinics

Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) will be running multiple winter clinics starting December 12, 2019 through to February 28, 2020 for players who will be in 9U-15U in 2020 (birth years 2005-2012). We have kept the cost very low this off season to $5 a session. Since we are a large organization with so many keen players we have to limit participation to 20 sessions with a 40 player cap per session.

Organization and practice plans will be prepared by Jason Leslie, Technical Director in charge of Player and Coach Development for the GVBA and instruction will be led by Jason as well as multiple coaches from across our organization. This is a great opportunity for players in our 9U-15U division (based on Spring 2020 age) to shake off the fall and winter rust to prepare for a baseball season in a fun and developmental environment. Any community coaches who are interested in helping please feel free to contact Jason at leslie_jason@hotmail.com.

Register for these clinics at https://registration.victoriabaseball.com/winter-clinics-2019-2020/.

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2020: 18U-AAA Tryouts

The Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) will be having tryouts for the 2020 18U AAA team and all players from ages 15 to 18 (birth years 2002, 2003 and 2004) are encouraged to attend. It is important that players in Victoria wishing to play 18U AAA baseball in 2020 register prior to attending.

Tryouts this year will begin on January 11, 2020 and run for 10 Saturdays until March 14th. They will be held at the Oak Bay Rec Center indoor turf facility form 6:00-8:00pm. We will be focusing on helping players improve with quality instruction while we assess and make the difficult decision of selecting this team.

Regardless of you or your player making this team they will receive quality instruction to help them prepare for the season ahead. We are bound by BC Minor Baseball rules to limit our roster size to 18 players maximum. The cost of tryouts is $250 per player. This helps with insurance coverage, facility fees and coaching fees. Payment instructions will be sent to all registered players.

Register for these tryouts at https://registration.victoriabaseball.com/18u-aaa-tryouts/.

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2019-2020 AGM

The GVBA is holding their Annual General Meeting on
Thursday, November 7th, at 6-7pm in the
Red Barn (upstairs) at the Gordon Head Rec Centre site.
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2019 – Registration for 18U AAA Fall Program

Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) is running a fall program for 18U AAA, to build on the success on our 2019 season and make things better for the upcoming 2020 baseball season. This program is open for players with the birth years 2002, 2003 and 2004.

The fall program will include on field practices, batting cage sessions, plus some weekend games on the island and in addition we have a team booked into a tournament Sep 27 to Sep 29 in Richmond. Coaches will work with players on their skill development in all areas of the game (speed, fielding, pitching, hitting for power and contact). In addition these practice and game sessions are an opportunity for coaches to see players in action leading up to our team selection for the 2020 season.

FALL 2019:
Practices will be Monday and Wednesday (September 9 to end of October) at Layritz starting at 5pm.
Double Header games will be September 14 in Campbell River, September 22 in Nanaimo, and October 5th hosting at Rotary. Plus the Richmond tournament Sep 27-29.
The cost for the Fall sessions is $200 per player, plus additional travel costs for those attending the Richmond tournament (hotel and ferry).

18U AAA 2020 Upcoming Season:

  • Preseason indoor winter baseball sessions early 2020
  • Plus winter / early spring strength and conditioning sessions (weight room sessions and work out plans, player specific)
  • on field practice twice per week – March through to July In Season
  • Additional on field conditioning sessions (focus on speed, footwork and personal improvement)
  • Batting cage sessions
  • Games: around the province – on island weekend double headers, maybe a few weeknight games, plus mainland road trips with over night stays and four game weekends.
  • Based on season standings the team can earn a berth to the provincial championship Aug 6 – 10, 2020.

For more information please contact Head Coach Dustin Robirtis or GVBA president Dave Garton.

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