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Registration is now open for the 2018 West Kelowna Minor Baseball spring season. Please look under the registration tab above. The season starts in mid-April. It is advisable to register early as many divisions had waitlists in the past

Registration for the 2018 Winter Ball Season is Now Open!

Sessions will take place at the following times:

11U
Saturday: Practice Session – 9am – 10:20am at Sensisyusten
Tuesday : Hitting Session – 6:30pm – 7:45pm at Hudson Road Elementary

Sessions go from January 6th to March 10th with a total number of 19 Sessions (10 Practice & 9 Hitting)
Cost for this is $100 for Practice Only, $150 for Practice + Hitting Sessions.

13U
Saturday: Practice Session – 10:30am – 11:50am at Sensisyusten
Thursdays: Hitting Session – 6:30pm – 7:45pm at Hudson Road Elementary

Sessions go from January 6th to March 10th with a total number of 19 Sessions (10 Practice & 9 Hitting)
Cost for this is $100 for Practice Only, $150 for Practice + Hitting Sessions.

15U & 18U (Combined)
Monday: Practice Session – 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Sensisyusten
Saturday: Practice / Hitting Sessions – 1pm – 2pm at Kelowna United Soccer Dome (Gordon Drive – Next to H20)

Sessions go from January 6th to March 10th with a total number of 17 Sessions.
Cost for this is $175

You can register now at the following links:
11U & 13U – Register Here
15U & 18U Register Here

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On Thursday, November 30th, the long-awaited Boucherie light project finally came to a conclusion with a test light-up. WKMBA President Tom Katelnikoff joined Mark Packer of Musco Lighting and Aaron Mekkle & Kalen Martens of Houle Electric to power up the lights and conduct the final testing.

The lights were a much-needed improvement to the Boucherie Main Diamond, a field shared between both the 15U (Bantam) & 18U (Midget) Divisions. With the additional after-dark hours now made available, WKMBA is now able to accommodate an additional late game or practice every night, as well as providing the players a chance to live their dreams of playing under the lights.

The state-of-the-art 8-pole system was built to a premium industry standard, surpassing the required NCAA Tournament specifications. The lighting system also features a 6-pole underlighting system, which not only illuminates the top of the baseball, but also the bottom sides, making vision for both the fielding and hitting sides clearer in low-light scenarios. Keeping the location of the field in mind, the lighting system was also optimized to reduce it’s effects on the nearby East Boundary Rd, reducing any effects that the lighting system posed to drivers & residents on the nearby roadway.

The project was funded in-part through a generous grant from the Federal Government (Canada150 Grant) as well as from the City of West Kelowna.

WKMBA is grateful to the City of West Kelowna & Government of Canada for making this project possible, the lights will benefit WKMBA Players for years to come.

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The Inside Pitch Baseball Academy is looking for 11U & 13U Players to join their team as they travel to Phoenix, Arizona on January 20th & 21st for the 2018 USSSA WINTER CLASSIC.

Please contact Tom Katelnikoff at TomKatelnikoff@hotmail.com for more information if interested.

2 Age Categories 11U & 13U:
1)11U – 06ʼ /07ʼ birthdates
2)13U – 04ʼ or younger

Location: Arizona,
Dates: Jan 20 – 21, 2018
Games: 3 games guaranteed + possible playoffs + Pre tournament workout
Practices: TBD – 2 workouts prior January 4th / 13th
Registration: reserve a spot immediately with $250 USD deposit (balance paid before due dates)
Early Discount: Nov. 30th, 2017 = $350usd or Option 2 Regular: before Dec. 15th, 2017 = $400usd
*ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON other than a team cancellation
(Majority of fees goes to expenses such as coaches hotels, travel, team insurance, uniform – Hat, dry fit
jersey, tournament entry fees, field rentals etc.)
Gear: All players receive pro hat & dri-fit jersey + players bring their own bats
Roster: Max. of 12 players is the target roster to ensure maximum exposure and playing time while
providing enough pitching etc.
Flights: You are on your own to book flights.
Hotels: A block of rooms will be reserved at discount prices. You will receive link when it is available.

The Inside Pitch Prospects Baseball team was established to provide dedicated players in Canada, specifically Saskatchewan a vehicle and resources to enhance their opportunities to compete at the highest level. This travel program runs from Sept-April. Players that sign up for winter events during this time with Team IP are selected to participate on Team IP “National Event” teams that will compete in a specific nationally recognized events predominately in the USA that offer the highest and best opportunity for scouting and recruiting exposure to college coaches and professional scouts. Last year 8 graduating Team IP players signed college scholarships to play baseball and gain post-secondary education. To date 170+ Inside Pitch Alumni have played post secondary baseball in USA and Canada.

The document USSSA_Tournament_Info_-_Team_Inside_Pitch_2018_11U_-_13U.pdf was attached to this post.

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Coaching Opportunities

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball at Nov 7, 2017 12:47AM PST ( 0 Comments )

West Kelowna Minor Baseball is accepting applications for Head Coach for the following teams,
13U AA
15U AA (if we field a team)
18U AAA
Applications will be accepted until Nov . 30. Successful coaches will be named shortly afterward.
The 15U AA and the 18U AAA teams are single-season teams which means the league they participate in runs from early April thru to the Provincials.. WKMBA coaches have also run the 13U AA team as a single season team the last 2 years. This has workrd out very well. The 13U AA and 15U AA Provincials will be held August 2-6 2018 should either or both the teams qualify. Please email your application found here to WKMBA Head Coach Tom Katelnikoff at westkelownaminorbaseball@gmail.com If you have any questions please do not hesitte to contact Tom at
the above email or by cell @ 250.864.2198

Coach application is here
https://teampages.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/106590/Coaching_Application.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=0MADWNHT7KBQHYNHHQR2&Expires=1512123348&Signature=YuxOA0mg1BoWJedwAklCqmVg48I%3D