If you have any empties available to be returned to the Beer Store, please consider saving them for this coming weekend. The 2019 Mosquito Select team is arranging to do a bottle drive on Saturday, March 30th, going door to door. As a wonderful gesture, the team is giving 100% of their donations back to the Keene family, Flamborough residents who recently lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire on March 16th (see the Flamborough review article). A GoFundMe crowdfunding page has been setup on the family's behalf and the team is willing to donate all the proceeds to this campaign. Please support the WMBA team's considerate generosity by helping them out any way you can.
Looking to umpire this season for WMBA? Wait no further, Waterdown baseball needs you! Along with our regular houseleague program, we are hosting many tournaments this year, which includes both rep and houseleague tournaments. To get us prepared, WMBA is once again announcing that it will once again host a Level 1/2 clinic at Carlisle Arena on Saturday, April 20th from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Registration and administration is all done through the Umpire section on the Baseball Ontario website (https://www.baseballontario.com/Umpires). To find our more about becoming an umpire, umpire certification information is here. If you are new to umpiring, you must create a profile here to get your card number. Once you have your card number, you can register here and select the "go to register for clinic" button to register (Affiliate: Central Ontario Baseball Association, Club: Waterdown Minor Baseball, Clinic #: U19-108 for April 20th). Fill out the form and you should receive confirmation in 24-48 hrs. Note: Umpires must attend the whole day in order to umpire otherwise you will have to register for another clinic! Also, we are limiting the minimum age for new umpires to 13 years old. Previous year's umpires will be accepted if under the minimum. If you should have any questions, please contact
- Umpire in Chief @
or (905) 630-9625. We look forward to having many umpires on staff this season!
Update: Both Session #1 and Session #2 are now full.
For the upcoming season, we are starting off by hosting a pitching development clinic for registered houseleague members from the Mosquito division. Players are invited to attend a skills development session Sundays beginning April 7th at BatterZone in Hamilton. Each session will be 1 hour for a total of 4 weeks and total cost for the 4 session is $50. There will be 2 separate sessions offered each day and will take place on the following dates and times:
2 pm - 3 pm
3 pm - 4 pm
2 pm - 3 pm
3 pm - 4 pm
2 pm - 3 pm
3 pm - 4 pm
2 pm - 3 pm
3 pm - 4 pm
(note that there is a gap in the weeks to bypass Easter weekend)
In order to sign up, the participant must be registered for the upcoming season. To sign-up for any one of the 2 sessions, please choose the application form here. Payment can be made by Paypal on the application form or, if you prefer, in-person before the first session with cash or cheque (made out to Waterdown Minor Baseball Association). Any questions, please contact Krista Harwood (
The Waterdown Wolves Major Rookie Rep team is running a fundraiser selling the script "W" removable decal stickers (as shown on Rep uniforms) for your windows, vehicle, bedroom, etc. If you would like to support their team fundraiser and purchase a decal sticker for $5.00, orders can be made directly to Ric Clark by text at 905-865-0749. Thank you on behalf of the Wolves U9 team for your support.
For those who are interested in becoming a houseleague coach, either head or assistant, for the 2019 season, a new separate select coaching application form is now available online in our Coaches/Umpires/Volunteers section. No qualifiactions are needed except a committment and willingness to help out our program to further kid's enjoyment of the game of baseball. We are blessed with the gestures of volunteer help with coaches that step up, but we are always scrambling to find positions to fill all teams from year to year, so if you feel you can help coach in any capcity, please feel free to reach out to us. If you have any questions on what the positions entail, please contact our Player and Coach Development Coordinator, Adam Scott (
Houseleague coaching applications will remain open until the start of the upcoming houseleague season (dates pending).
Reminder: Please note that our early bird fees go up Tuesday, March 12, so please register before this date in order to take advantage of reduced fees for the coming season. This applies to houseleague, girls fastball, and rep teams.
Registration for mixed houseleague, girls softball and the rep program is now available on-line as we get ready to take on another great baseball season. Though we encourage our members to register on-line, for those who have the inability or prefer not to use the internet to register, we will also be offering in-person registration on March 2 at Harry Howell Arena. Note that the registration cutoff this year for earlybird fees is March 12, 2019, so ensure that you register in time to take advantage. If you have the ability to register on-line but do not want to use our on-line payment system, you can register without paying and drop off your payment at one of our in-person sessions once a time and place has been determined. This would be highly appreciated to save our volunteers valuable time and effort. Mailing in a cheque is also always an option and the registration form and mailing address is available under the registration tab on the website. If you have any questions, feel free to browse our FAQ section under our Member Info menu or email us through our Contact Us section.
Thank you to all who participated at our AGM on Oct. 24, 2018. It was another great discussion with ideas that will definitely help this association grow and improve over the next few years.
Though we were almost able to fill every single position on the committee again for this coming season, we do have an urgent need to have the role of Sponsorship Manager filled. This role plays an active part of our pre-season activities and is essential in helping to reduce fees for all houseleague members along with providing local businesses with visibility in our community. Other openings we are hoping to fill are Awards Coordinator, Uniform Coordinator - Houseleague and BOMBA Representative. Feel free to read the volunteer descriptions here to see what the positions entail and if you feel you have the ability to help out in any way with these roles, please feel free to send any inquiries to Candice (email@example.com).
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 2019 season:
President – Candice Rivait
Vice President – Krista Harwood
Treasurer – Ben Adams
Secretary – Kelly Turner
Registrar – Tammy Thompson
Chris Simpson - Houseleague Director
Girls Softball Director – Katie Clapperton
Communications Director – Carey Clement
Rep Baseball Director – Mike Harwood
Equipment Manager – Gary Zagar
Scheduler – Tammy Thompson
Player and Coach Development Coordinator – Adam Scott
Umpire in Chief – Mike Kinnear
Sponsorship Manager – Vacant Position
Awards Coordinator – Vacant Position
Uniform Coordinator - Houseleague – Vacant Position
City Liaison – Gary Zagar
Diamond Crew Coordinator – Ryan Kitchen
BOMBA Representative - Vacant Position
Thank you for another great season and looking forward to an even better one yet in 2019!
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!