Announcement

Winterball sessions well attended

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball on Feb 02 2017 at 01:18AM PST
image The WKMBA Winter Ball sessions have been very well attended this year with over 50 players from 11U thru to 18U

signed up or attending on a drop-in basis. The 11U and 13U divisions are working out Saturday mornings at Sensisyusten gym and one night each at the Okanagan Ice and Training Center batting cage. Rich Swift runs the Saturday morning 11U sessions, with help from Dustin Joslin and others, while Shane Grant, Rich and Dustin are out on the Monday 11U hitting sessions. This is the first year the 11U division has had its own hitting night and the results have been excellent. The improvement after just the first 3-4 sessions has been very noticeable. The 13U’s have their skill sessions on Saturdays from 10:30 am -12 pm, right after the 11U sessions. The 13U ’S Saturday sessions are coached by Dbacks 18U AAA Head Coach Tom Katelnikoff and Ewan Robertson with help from ex WKMBA player, and Cinnicatti Reds draft pick Morgan Lofstrom. The 13U hitting sessions are run by Coach Tom, Chris Hellar and Paul Gilmore. Many of the 13U players play hockey and drop in whenever possible. Again the players love coming out and are improving weekly.
The combined 15U/18U session are running 3 days a week this year. Sunday night are at the Capital News Center
on Gordan Drive, Tuesday nights are at the OTR batting cage and Thursday night is at Sensisyusten gym. Along with Morgan Lofstrom, his younger brother Trevor, who players for the OC Coyotes come out Sundays at the CNC for fielding and defense sessions and both Lofstroms come out, as well both come out for theTuesday 15/18U hitting sessions. WKMBA Head coach Tom says it has been a pleasure to have the Lofstroms out. They have added a real good dimension to our winter ball program. It is good to see players getting the reps in. Baseball is a high skill activity. and the more players get reps in the better all player they will become. Winter Ball continues thru early March. There is still room for players who want to come on a drop-in basis. If you have any questions, contact your division director or Coach Tom at 250.864.2198,

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