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B.C. Baseball is pleased to announce Richmond City Baseball has been chosen to host:
“Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy T12 British Columbia
Player Evaluations”

Friday, July 14, 2017 1:00pm at Latrace field located at Minoru Park in Richmond.

Working in conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy, RCBA will be
hosting approximately 150 players from around British Columbia with the hope of being
selected to represent BC at the T12 tournament at Rogers Centre in Toronto September
14-17, 2017.

John Braaten

For more information please visit the following

Who is eligible?
Amateur baseball players who are between the ages of 14-19 (as of September 1,
2017) can register to participate in the T12 Tryout Camp. If a player is selected to
participate in T12, the player will be assigned to the team representing the
Province/Region where they were born.

What is involved?
Position players will be evaluated based on Speed (60-Yard Sprint), Throwing, Defense
and Hitting. Pitchers will be evaluated by throwing in the bullpen. Each evaluation
session will run approximately four hours.

Why should I attend?
The T12 Tryout Camp is your best option to be considered for a roster spot at
T12. Although the Blue Jays Baseball Academy has made a conscience effort to attend
many showcase events across Canada, we cannot accurately evaluate all interested
players. The T12 Tryout Camp is your chance to make sure you are evaluated by
Toronto Blue Jays personnel. In addition, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy will be
reaching out to other MLB teams along with college recruiters to come and scout these

Who will be evaluating the players?
Players will be evaluated by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy and the Toronto
Blue Jays Scouting Department. All final roster decisions will be determined by the
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.

Should Bantam age players attend?
Yes, T12 is focused on getting the best player regardless of age. Younger players
attending a T12 Tryout Camp can begin to position themselves for consideration in
future tournaments. It is a great experience for players to be evaluated in this type of

What is the refund policy?
A full refund, less a $10 administration fee, will be granted if registration is canceled at
least 48 hours prior to clinic date. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the clinic will not
receive a refund.

When are the T12 Rosters Selected?
August 1: First 10 roster spots are determined for each team.
August 12: Final 12 roster spots are determined for each team.

Spring has begun, the grass is clear of snow and the new season is just around the corner. It’s that time of year again where associations are waiting for the first “Play Ball” call.

B.C. Baseball is coming off another successful Coaching Conference with the largest attendance to-date with over 300 coaches and 200 hundred players. This is Western Canada’s largest such annual event held at the Langley Events Centre.

Our organization is the largest and leading provider of baseball in British Columbia. We are extremely proud of our programming efforts to our grassroots coaches, players and families.

This is the seventh year of B.C. Baseball’s “Travelling Baseball Caravan” and is about to embark on a three week cross province tour of fifteen different communities from Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Okanagan and far north as Prince George. The Caravan team is comprised of Peter Caliendo, Grant Rimer, Orville Germaine, Michael Dagg and Mike Kelly.

The sessions are for all players, parents and coaches. It is hoped that it will lay the foundation for a successful and productive season for thousands of kids and adults across the province.

Mike Kelly

Coaching Caravan Chair

2017 BC Baseball Coaching Caravan schedule

Wednesday, March 29th 5:00 pm South Surrey – Athletic Park

Thursday, March 30th 5:00 pm North Shore – Park Gate Community Centre

Friday, March 31st 5:00 pm North Shore – Mountain View High School

Saturday, April 1st 9:00 am Newton – Uwin Park

1:00 pm Tsawwassen – Ray Carter Field

Sunday, April 2nd 10:00 am Port Alberni – Seredick Field (Glenwood – if rain)

3:30 pm Nanaimo – 3rd Field

Monday, April 3rd Campbell River – Nunns Creek Field

Tuesday, April 4th Comox – Aspen Park Elementary

Wednesday, April 5th Salt Spring Island – Portlock Park

Thursday, April 6th Lake Cowichan – Centennial Park

Friday, April 7th Duncan – Duncan Fields

Saturday, April 8th 9:00 am Port Coquitlam – TBD

12:00 pm Mission – Rotary Park

Sunday, April 9th Prince George 13U, 15U and 16U Selects ID camp

Monday, April 10th Prince George – Northern Sport Centre

Tuesday, April 11th Salmon Arm – Shuswap Middle School

Wednesday, April 12th Revelstoke – Columbia Park Elementary

Thursday, April 13th Kelowna – Capital News Centre

Friday, April 14th Osoyoos – TBA

Interior 13U, 15U and 16U Selects ID camp-location Kelowna

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Chemainus to host Cuban Baseball Team

Posted by BC Baseball Association at Mar 27, 2017 10:26PM PDT

In 2016, young athletes from the Chemainus and District Baseball Association travelled to Cuba to play baseball with the team in the city of Mazantas, Cuba. The life lessons gained by the players, coaches and chaperones far surpassed just playing the game of baseball and has led to a once in a life-time opportunity for the young athletes from Mazantas to visit Canada!

The government of Cuba has granted these players permission to come to Vancouver Island to play baseball from July 14 through July 21 2017. A total of 25 players, coaches and organizers will stay in selected billeted homes in the Chemainus area and will have a very busy itinerary of baseball games along with some uniquely Vancouver Island cultural experiences.

Your help is needed – Step up to the Plate!

Financial Assistance any amount that can contribute to the estimated cost of $1000 per person
Meals financial contribution towards or actual meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner
Mini Bus financial contribution or the actual rental of a mini bus for logistical needs Humanitarian Donations sports equipment and school supplies

Rick Shay, VP of Chemainus and District Baseball Association is coordinating all donations. 1.250.709.7524 or email at

The document Cuba/Chemainus Press Release was attached to this post.

BC Baseball is pleased to announce the following people have been selected to coach the BC Baseball 15U and 16U Selects teams.
The 2017 15U’s will be coached by* Cam Frick* and Luke Yam. The team selection process will begin with four player ID camps
Prince George: Sunday, Apr 9
Interior (West Kelowna): Friday, Apr 14
Lower Mainland (Port Coquitlam): Thursday, Apr 20
Vancouver Island (Nanaimo): Sunday, Apr 23
Lower Mainland (Port Coquitlam): Thursday, Apr 27
The coaches will participate, along with guest coaches in instructing and evaluating players from the four ID camps at a 3 day development camp, Fri-Sun, June 2-4 in Richmond
The final team roster will be comprised of 14-17 players plus the coaches
The team will attend the 15U Great Lakes Wood Bat Classic in Evanston, Illinois July 6-9th.

Meanwhile, Orville Germaine and Bill Green will coach the 16U team again this year.
Tryouts open to any 16U (1st Year Midget, birthyear 2001) player currently registered for 2017 on an AA or AAA roster with any BC Baseball affiliated association will be held on the following times and dates:
Sunday, April 9, Prince George: 7 – 9 pm
Friday, April 14, West Kelowna: 3 pm – 5 pm Daroche Field
Sunday, April 23, Nanaimo: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Serauxman Park
Saturday, April 29, Richmond: 2 pm – 4 pm Latrace Field
Sunday, April 30, Aldergrove: 2 pm – 4 pm Aldergrove Athletic Park
Players attending a tryout must supply their own bats, gloves, batting helmets and catcher’s gear for catchers.
Registration for one of the tryouts may be done on the BC Baseball website by clicking on the “Register” tab above.
Following the tryouts, 25-40 players will be invited to a 3 day camp in the lower mainland, Fri – Sun, June 9-11, 2017. This skills camp, also including scrimmages, will be used to identify 14-15 players who will be invited to compete in the GSL Summer Slam Tournament, Tacoma, WA , July 6-9, 2017.
Further information regarding final team selection, cost, and travel arrangements will be provided at the tryouts
Players interested in signing up for either the 15U or 16U can register by selecting the appropriate link next to this article.

Dave Empey has started a new blog titled " Dave talks Baseball" which we are featuring on our BC Baseball Coaches website. Dave Empey has developed 19 pro players, including six draft picks in the first nine rounds.

Four of them have battled in the major leagues, including Ryan Dempster, who pitched for 16
MLB years and was an all-star twice, and JamesPaxton, a starter with the Mariners. Dave has
also coached more than 100 college players.
Dave will add a good perspective on the game of baseball as a whole as well as articles on BC Baseball teams and associations and other topics of interest. To get to Dave’s Blog, go to the BC Baseball Coaches page by following the link and then select Dave Empey’s Baseball Blog tab on the left hand side.