News and Announcements
Following are the 2018 BC Baseball Bat Rules for all divisions. These are consistent with Baseball Canada’s rules (which were confirmed at their November 2017 National Meeting) and satisfy the tournaments where we send our Provincial Winner teams in the US. They also mesh with our bat standards from last year as well, so any bats which were legal in 2017 will still be legal in 2018.
7U (T-Ball) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop – bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABat”
9U (Tadpole) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop – bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABat”
10U & 11U (Mosquito) 32 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop – bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABat”
13U (PeeWee) 33 inch, 2 ¾ inch max diameter, -10 max length/weight drop, marked “BPF 1.15”, or “BBCOR” or “USABat”
15U (Bantam) A/AA 42 inch, 2 3/4 inch max diameter, -10 max length/weight drop and must be marked “BBCOR”. Starting with 2019 season a -10 max length/weight drop.
15U (Bantam) AAA 42 inch, 2 3/4 inch max diameter, -3 max length/weight drop, Wood, or Wood Composite
18U (Midget) AA 42 inch, 2 3/4 inch max diameter, -3 max length/weight drop, and marked “BBCOR”
18U (Midget) AAA/College Prep 42 inch, 2 ¾ inch max diameter, Wood or Wood Composite
Wood composite and wood bats are permitted in all divisions. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.
Changes in bats at the 11U and younger levels for 2018 season as a Pilot Project for review after the season.
BC Baseball Coaches had their first look and run through of the newly developed BC Baseball Grassroots
Coaches Training Program on Saturday. Finishing touches are being put on the program which has been designed and developed by the BC Baseball HIgh-Performance Committee as well as the Coaching Development Committee. Much like the outgoing NCCP program, coaches can take the training sessions at the BC Baseball Coaching Conference or in many towns throughout BC when the Coaches Caravan travels throughout the Province in early April. Many hours of work has gone into the development of this program. It is BC Baseball ’s hope that the new program will help the coaches better teach the game of baseball to there players.
The 2017 BC Baseball Annual General meeting being held today at the Langley Event s Center.. Over 30 Associations were represented. The day consisted of opening remarks by BC Baseball president Mike Sarai followed by review of previous minutes (2016) financial reports, election of officers, luncheon and awards. The afternoon was spent voting on proposed rule changes. The BC Baseball board would like to thank Fraser Campbell and Ray Wearing for their years of service on the BC Baseball board over the past many years. The board would also like to welcome Mike Holyk and Stuart Drysdale as directors. We look forward to an exciting 2018 season.
The BC Minor Baseball Association (BC Baseball) is looking to add an outstanding “Operations Manager” to its dynamic organization.
Founded in 1963, BC Baseball is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that is helping over 18,000 young players in communities across B.C. to have fun, develop skills and make friends. Guided by its Core Values, BC Baseball’s Vision is to be “an exemplary youth baseball association in Canada through increasing enrolments and participation of British Columbians developing skills, while enjoying the great game of baseball”.
As a key member of the BC Baseball leadership group, the Operations Manager will manage projects, coordinate and assist programming, and provide technical and administrative support to the Provincial Executive and to Member Associations. The Operations Manager will be an ambassador for BC Baseball and strengthen relationships within the baseball community.
Further detailed and actionable information as noted in attached document.
The document BC_Baseball_-_Management_Opportunity_-_Operations_Manager_October_11__2017.pdf was attached to this post.
Congratulations to the Ridge Meadows Royals who defeated West Kelowna in the final.
thanks to the nine participating teams and to the host Richmond City.