The start of the season is just around the corner. Team Rosters are being entered into the system as I type. Coaches will have their team lists and schedules this weekend, so you should hear from your coach at the start of next week. The season is suppose to start the week of May 15th. At this point in time the City of Hamilton has not released the diamonds for use yet and due to the weather we will probably be waiting a few more days. Also, due to the weather, the 2 new diamonds at Joe Sam's are awaiting completion. As a result the first few weeks of the schedule will be slightly altered as we have to use the diamonds that are available to us. We appreciate your patience as we deal with the weather. As you know baseball is a weather dependent sport and we will do our best to get in as many games as we can. Players are required to have a helmet and glove, cleats are optional.
Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches, we couldn't run the seaon without you.
We at the WMBA are very excited about the 2017 season. The following is the make up of our 2017 Houseleague:
8 Tuesday Jr.Tball Teams
6 Thursday Jr.Tball Teams
8 Sr.Tball Teams
8 Rookieball Teams
6 Mosquito Teams
4 Peewee Teams
4 Bantam Teams (Participating in the BOMBA loop)
1 Midget Team (Participating in the BOMBA loop)
A couple of dates to keeep in mind:
Spring Tournament June 16-18 for Sr.Tball, Rookieball, Mosquito, Peewee
Year End Tournament July28-30 for Sr.Tball, Rookieball, Mosquito, Peewee
Skills Competition July 29 Jr.Tball
Candice Rivait, President - Waterdown Minor Baseball Association
Annual General Meeting
Thank you to all who participated at our AGM on Oct 19, 2017. It was another great discussion with ideas that will definitely help this association grow and improve over the next few years.
Once again 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. This will be president Candice Rivait's innagural year running the show after being an invaluable contributor the past few seasons.
Thank you once again to all the parents and players for your support and enthusiasm over the past season. A special thank you to the committee members that worked to help run the association while wearing many hats.
Please note below the Committee members that were voted in for the 2017 season:
President – Candice Rivait
Vice President – Kelly Turner
Treasurer – Ben Adams
Secretary – Krista Harwood
Registrar – Tammy Thompson
Coach and Player Development – Matty George
Equipment – Gary Zagar
Sponsorship – Mike O'Reilly
Uniform – Christine O'Reilly
COBA Representative – Mike Harwood
Head Convener – Candice Rivait
Umpire in Chief – Mike Kinnear
FMSA Rep – Katie Clapperton
Scheduler – Tammy Thompson
City Liaison – Gary Zagar
Awards – Kristy Adams
Website Director – Carey Clement
Diamond Crew Coordinator – Ryan Kitchen
Waterdown Minor Baseball Association
2017 WMBA Annual General Meeting
2017 WMBA Annual General Meeting
Date: October 25th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Harry Howell Arena (Community Room)
The Annual General Meeting of the WMBA will be held on October 25th, beginning at 7:30 PM at Harry Howell Arena. All members of the community are welcome. The following details will be discussed at the meeting:
Approval of 2016 AGM Minutes
Treasurer Report and Financial Review
New Business (Open Forum)
We willl be realigning our Board positions this year to better reflect our growing organization going forward. The following positions are up for election (all are 1 year positions unless explicitly stated below):
Secretary (2 year Executive Position)
Houseleague Director (formerly Head Convenor)
Girls Softball Director (formerly FMSA Rep)
Communications Director (now combined role of Communications and Webmaster)
Rep Director (formally COBA Representative)
Player and Coach Development Coordinator
Uniform Manager - Houseleague
Uniform Manager - Rep
Diamond Crew Coordinator
Lower Houseleague Convenor
Upper Houseleague Convenor
Descriptions for the positions will be available shortly on the website and will also be available at the AGM
The WMBA is run by volunteers and the league is always in need for new volunteeers to fill positions within the board along with throughout the league, especially those involved with houseleague activities. If you feel you have what it takes to add something to the league and community, please feel free to let us know. You can email Candice (
) leading up to the AGM date for any volunteer questions you have or if you are unable to attend the AGM in person.
Also, those who have yet to recieve baseball photos will have a chance to pick theirs up at the meeting.
An amazing effort from our Major Rookieball team in Tecumseh has brought back gold! The Waterdown Wolves Major Rookieball team completed a weekend going undefeated to bring home the 2017 Ontario Baseball Association "A" Provincial Championship. Both the team's offence and defence were overwhelming to their opponents in the 22 team tournament, allowing only 6 runs total in the 6 games they played on way to taking the title (56 total run differential for the entire weekend). The tournament was capped with a 13-1 defeat of the St. Catherines team in the final. Our congratulations go out to all the hardworking players, and to head coach Doug Zimmerman and all his assistants on doing a great job the entire year. You have made the entire association proud!
If you are interested in becoming a coach for the 2018 season, the coaching application form is now available online in our Coaches/Umpires/Volunteers section. Please fill out the required information, and feel free to contact us with any questions you have. All applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted regardless of whether a coaching position can/will be made available or not. Submissions for Rep and Select are due by August 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm. Rep and Select coaching positions will be awarded by mid-September 2017. Houseleague coaching applications will be available until the start of the upcoming houseleague season (dates pending).
Taking WMBA on the Road with LeagueAthletics Mobile
The start of the season is approaching. Do you need a way to keep track of your little (or big) slugger's schedule? Want to keep up to date on happenings in the league? Need a quick way to email your coach? Need directions to a diamond? All this and much more is available in the mobile app for our league. You can get the LeagueAthletics Mobile app at the Google Play store for Android and at the iTunes store for Apple. All you need to connect is your WMBA login and password. Download now for free!