News and Announcements

March 22, Baseball Update

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball at Mar 22, 2020 10:25AM PDT
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While the suspension of all Baseball activities in BC continues, we still have almost a month until our initial planned opening day, which was scheduled for April 19th.

All parties involved, including Baseball Canada, Baseball BC, BC Minor Baseball, West Kelowna Minor Baseball, BC Baseball Umpires Association and the City of West Kelowna all want to see the season proceed, but like everyone else, we understand the magnitude of the current situation with the COVID-19 Virus.

In the background, plans are still being made to proceed with the season if and when we get full clearance to resume play by Baseball BC, our Provincial Sports Organization, and BC Minor Baseball. We have had some inquiries regarding the status of the season.

We ask at this time for your patience while we see how the situation unfolds and can make a definitive decision regarding the future of the 2020 Baseball Season.

Should the season not proceed, WKMBA will be issuing a full refund to all players who have paid their registration fees. The Board of Directors of West Kelowna Minor Baseball will continue to prepare for the upcoming season until it is no longer feasible to do so. We will keep you posted with any updates as we receive them. Thank you,
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To the Parents & Players of West Kelowna Minor Baseball,

Along with the rest of the world, the West Kelowna Minor Baseball Board of Directors are closely monitoring the developments around COVID-19.

As per this afternoon’s unanimous board vote, and direction from Baseball BC:

Effective immediately, West Kelowna Minor Baseball will be suspending all sanctioned in-person Baseball related activities until further notice.

This includes but is not limited to games, practices, tryouts, clinics and umpire training.

The health and safety of our players, parents & communities are of the utmost importance to WKMBA, and while we would love to be getting back on the fields for the 2020 spring season, our collective health and safety take priority in all situations.

As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you updated on the status of the upcoming season. Updates will be sent by email and posted on our website.

Thanks,

Tom Katelnikoff
President
West Kelowna Minor Baseball

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Registration for the West Kelowna Minor Baseball 2020 spring baseball season is now open. You can find the form under the Registration tab. above. Please be aware that some divisions fill up. It is better to register your player early to avoid disappointment. Registration is open until March 15. If you have any questions please send an email to westkelownaminorbaseball@gmail.com

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Winter Ball Information

The WKMBA Winter Ball Program will be returning for the 9U (2nd year born 2010), 11U, 13U, 15U & 18U Divisions in 2020. The program will run for 10 weeks, from January 6th to March 23rd.

The cost is $150 for all 20 Sessions, or $10 Drop In.

9U (2nd year 9U players born in 2010) and 11U (Combined)
- Sunday 6:45PM – 8PM at West Kelowna Sports Dome
- Weekly Hitting Sessions – Wednesday 6:00PM-7:00PM at George Pringle

13U
- Sunday 6:45PM – 8PM at West Kelowna Sports Dome
- Monday 6PM – 7:30PM at Sensisyusten

15U/18U (Combined)
- Sunday 6:45PM – 8PM at West Kelowna Sports Dome
- Monday 7:30PM – 9PM at Sensisyusten

Registration is now open at: http://teampages.com/forms/21771-2020-Winter-Ball-Registration

Thank You, and we look forward to seeing players out at winter ball!

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WKMBA is excited to announce that Fall Ball will be running again in 2019.

This program is a great opportunity for players in the 11U, 13U, 15U & 18U age groups to practice & prepare for the 2020 Spring Season.
Fall Ball will focus on helping players to develop their tools for the upcoming season. Time will be spent on all aspects of the game including: Catching, Throwing, Baserunning, Hitting for Contact & Hitting for Power. Along with our West Kelowna Minor Baseball Coaches, we are planning to bring in Guest Coaches such as current and former WKMBA players and Former College Players. The focus in Fall Ball is on maximizing good repetitions as well as learning new skills.

To Register Click Here: http://teampages.com/forms/21086-WKMBA-2019-Fall-Ball-Registration-Form

Details:

11U – Starting September 10th
10 Practices (Tues/Thur)
5pm – 6:30pm at Upper Boucherie
+ 4-6 Exhibition Games (TBD)
Cost: $75

13U – Starting September 10th
10 Practices (Tues/Thur)
5pm – 6:30pm at Darroch Field
+ 4-6 Exhibition Games (TBD)
The 13U’s will have additional coaching from Okanagan Coyotes players.
Cost: $130

15U – Starting September 10th
12 Practices (Tues/Thur)
6pm – 7:30pm at Boucherie Main
+ 8-10 Exhibition Games (TBD)
Cost: $150

18U – Starting September 10th
14 Practices (Tues/Thur)
6pm – 7:30pm at Boucherie Main
+8-10 Exhibition Games (TBD)
Cost: $200