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  • If you missed our last session for in person registration, you can still register online or contact us at registrar@waterdownminorbaseball.com. See our registration page for more details. Note: our baseball registration fees have increased as of April 1st. Don't delay, registration will be closed after April 30th.  
Important Information and dates

Changes to Mosquito Division/WMBA

We've made some changes to our Mosquito Division, and hope you'll join us to play ball this summer.  Here are a few things that will make the game more fun!
 

-  We’ll be offering free pitching clinics to all registered participants – we think this will improve the quality of the game, and give everyone a chance to learn.  The first one is April 19!

- Skills clinic – for all registered kids during the season to work on the basics of ball.

- We’ll be running coach training clinics – we want to make sure that kids are learning the basics correctly, and improve the quality of coaching that your child experiences.  If you’re interested in coaching, we’ll make sure that you know what you need to do to feel comfortable doing so.

- Regularly scheduled practices – we’ll have both regular group practices and scheduled practices before the season starts.  We think this will improve the quality of ball.

- The season ends the weekend of July 25.  We had lots of feedback at our AGM with respect to having playoffs after the long weekend and vacation conflicts, so the date has been moved earlier to avoid that.

 

We hope you'll join us.

 

Just a reminder that earlybird registration ends March 31 and after that time, prices go up.  We also have a promotion for recruiting new Mosquito players - check out our facebook page for details.

 

Waterdown Minor Baseball Association

 

Annual General Meeting

Thank you to all who participated at our AGM on Oct 22, 2014. It was a record turn out, which created great discussion and ideas that will definitely help this association grow and improve over the next few years. One of the major changes that was unanimously voted in was the elimination of the Grass Hopper Division to be replaced with "Senior Tball" next season (7 year olds, born in 2008). They will have the option to play Senior Tball, which speeds up the game, and drastically improves defensive play, or this age has the option to move up to play Rookieball if they want to hit against a pitching machine.  

  I am glad to announce that we were almost able to fill every single position on the committee, compared to a handful of people who have been running the association for the past few years. First I would like to announce that after 2 years as President, I chose to step down, so a new President was voted in. Congratulations goes to Mike Kinnear, who has been involved in the organization for many years as the Umpire in Chief, and as head coach for different levels of rep teams. 

Thank you to all the parents and players for your support and enthusiasm over the past two seasons. A special thank you to the committee members that worked with me to help run the association while wearing many hats. 

 

John Salvucci

Past President

 

Please note the Committee members that were voted in for the 2015 season:

President – Mike Kinnear

Vice President – Mike Harwood

Treasurer – David Stevenson

Secretary – Ben Adams

Registrar – Tammy Thompson

Coach and Player Development – Krista Harwood

Equipment – Gary Zagar

Sponsor – Barclay Napier

Uniform – Candice Rivait

COBA Representative – Bob Kostello

Head Convener – Chris Beckett

Umpire in Chief – TBD

FMSA Rep – Katie Altoft

Scheduler – Tammy Thompson

City Liaison – Gary Zagar

Awards – Kristy Adams

Blastball Convener – Candice Rivait

T-Ball Convener – TBD

Senior T-Ball Convener – Mike Harwood

Rookieball Convener – TBD

Mosquito Convener – James Stainton

Website Director – Carey Clement

Diamond Crew Coordinator – Kim Gibson

Communications – Candice Rivait

 

 

 

 

Call Out to Coaching Volunteers

 

Our 2015 season is coming up quickly and we are still looking for Volunteer Coaches for many divisions.  We are looking for parents, high school/college students or anyone that wants to help develop baseball players in Waterdown and give back to the community.

 

We need coaches in the following areas:

Blastball: Monday nights

Jr T-Ball: Tues and Thurs nights

Sr T-Ball: Monday and Wed nights

Rookie Ball: Tues and Thurs nights

Mosquito: Monday and Wed nights

PeeWee:  can be any night (mostly Mon and Wed nights)

Bantam:  can be any night (mostly Mon and Wed nights)

Midget: can be any night

 

if you are interested.

 

Note: to our present coaching committee, our Player and Coach Team Assignment that was scheduled for this Saturday, April 25th will be moved to a later date due to our still ongoing player registration and also to accommodate the addition of coaches. Stay tuned for details on when that will happen.


posted 04/23/2015
Free Atom Girls Fastball Clinic

 

Do you know a girl born in 2005-2007 who might be interested in playing ball? Join us this Sunday, April 26th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School to try it out. Beginners are definitely welcome, you just need a pair of running shoes. Email the  for more details.


posted 04/21/2015
BASEBALL ONTARIO UMPIRE CLINIC

 

Looking to umpire this season for WMBA? Wait no further! WMBA is proud to announce that it will once again host a Level 1 and Level 2 clinic at Carlisle Arena on Sunday April 26th from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Clinic information is here. Click here and select Umpire Registration to register (Affiliate: Central Ontario Baseball Association, Club: Waterdown Minor Baseball, Clinic #: U15-96). Fill out the form and you should receive confirmation in 24-48hrs. Note: Umpires must attend the whole day in order to umpire otherwise you will have to register for another clinic! If you should have any questions, please eamil one of the contacts listed below! We look forward to having all umpires on staff this season!

- President @ 

- Umpire in Chief @ 

 


posted 04/17/2015
WMBA on the Go!

 

Wondering if there is a way to access your WMBA information when you don't have access to a PC?

Well, yes, there is an app for that. You can take you WMBA's vital information with you wherever you travel with an app for both Android and  Apple. Download the app, enter your WMBA login and password and you should be off and running!


by posted 04/13/2015
April is Baseball Ontario Concussion Awareness Month

Click on the picture for more details.


posted 04/07/2015
BASEBALL ONTARIO AND SELECT ONTARIO BASEBALL MERGE

 

 

Details from the official press release here

on the merger of Baseball Ontario Association
(OBA) and
Select Ontario Baseball Association (SOBA).


posted 03/03/2015
2015 Registration Now Open

 

 

2015 Registration Now Open


posted 02/09/2015
Waterdown Grasshopper league will focus on developing defence

 

Details for the elimination of Grasshopper division were featured in an article this week in the Flamborough Review. Have a read here:

Waterdown Grasshopper league will focus on developing defence.

The article also relays information with regarding to registration this year.


by posted 01/23/2015
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