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West Kelowna Minor Baseball’s WinterBall program returns for another year starting this January.

11U- Program kicks off January 7th at Sensisyusten for the first of 10 Saturday Morning Sessions. These sessions will be accompanied by weekly Hitting Sessions, every Monday Night starting January 9th in the Batting Cage at the Okanagan Ice & Training Centre. These will be small-group sessions, with groups of 4-5, with designated timeslots to be distributed. We’ve started with two timeslots, 6:00-6:45 & 6:45-7:30. If necessary, we can add an additional timeslot from 7:30-8:15.

The Saturday Morning Sensisyusten Sessions will be run by West Kelowna NCCP-Certified Coaches with assistance from the 18U AAA Players. Focus will be on Throwing, Fielding, Defense, Base-running with Pitching & Catching being added in February once arms have been strengthened.

The Monday Hitting Sessions will focus exclusively on Hitting Fundamentals with emphasis on hitting-for-contact and building hand-eye co-ordination. Visualization, tee work, soft toss & live pitching will all be used to help players develop their hitting skills.

Cost: $80 for Saturday Sessions ONLY – $125 for Saturday & Monday Sessions

Mondays – 6:00 to 6:45, 6:45 to 7:30 at OIC Facility (1322 Stevens Road)
January 9th-March 6th

Saturdays – 9:00 to 10:20 at Sensisyusten (1920 Quail Lane)
January 7th-March 11th

13U- Program kicks off January 7th at Sensisyusten for the first of 10 Saturday Morning Sessions. These sessions will be accompanied by weekly Hitting Sessions, every Wednesday Night starting January 11th in the Batting Cage at the Okanagan Ice & Training Centre. These will be small-group sessions, with groups of 4-5, with designated timeslots to be distributed. We’ve started with three timeslots, 6:00-6:45, 6:45-7:30 & 7:30-8:15. If necessary, we can add an additional timeslot from 8:15-9:00.

The Saturday Morning Sensisyusten Sessions will be run by West Kelowna NCCP-Certified Coaches with assistance from the 18U AAA Players. Focus will be on Throwing, Fielding (Forehand & Backhand), Defense, Base-running & Lead- offs, with Pitching & Catching being added in February once arms have been strengthened.

The Wednesday Hitting Sessions will focus exclusively on Hitting Fundamentals with emphasis on both contact & power and building hand-eye co-ordination. Visualization, tee work, soft toss & live pitching will all be used to help players develop their hitting skills.

Cost: $80 for Saturday Sessions Only – $125 for Saturday & Wednesday Sessions

Saturdays – 10:30 to 11:50 at Sensisyusten (1920 Quail Lane)
January 7th- March 11th

Wednesdays – 6:00-8:15 (Timeslotted) at OIC Facility (1322 Stevens Road)
January 11th – March 8th

Click Here to Register for 11U & 13U Winterball

15U & 18U- Program kicks off January 5th at Sensisyusten for the first of 10 Thursday Evening Sessions. In addition to this, we will also be running practices every Sunday Night from 7-9 at the Capital News Centre. These sessions will be accompanied by weekly Hitting Sessions, every Tuesday Night starting January 10th in the Batting Cage at the Okanagan Ice & Training Centre. These will be small-group sessions, with groups of 4-5, with designated timeslots to be distributed. Sessions will run in 45 minute lengths starting at 6pm, running until 9:45.

The Thursday & Sunday Fielding Sessions will focus on throwing & catching, arm conditioning, forehand & backhand infielding, defensive footwork, tracking fly balls, base-running & lead-off techniques, in-game strategies and more. Players can develop all parts of their game for the upcoming season.

Tuesday Hitting Sessions at OIC will focus exclusively on hitting. Emphasis will be on hitting for contact & power, with drills, live pitching & tee work. We will also be working on pitch recognition, bunting & mental aspects of hitting.
The cost for all 28 sessions is $200 or you may drop-in for $10/session

Tuesdays – 6:00-9:45 (Timeslotted) at OIC Facility (1322 Stevens Road)
January 10th – March 7th

Thursdays – 7:00 to 9:00 at Sensisyusten (1920 Quail Lane)
January 5th – March 9th

Sundays – 7:30 to 9:00 at Capital News Centre (4105 Gordon Drive)
January 8th – March 5th

Click Here to Register for 15U & 18U Winterball

West Kelowna Minor Baseball Association
Notice of Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 28, 2016
7:00 pm
Best Western West Kelowna
3460 Carrington Rd, British Columbia • V4T 3C1

Please take note that in addition to regular business, the membership will be asked to vote on amended and updated Bylaws and Constitution for the purpose of transitioning to the New Societies Act.

All WKMBA Parents, Coaches, and Volunteers are Welcome!

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Fall Ball Registration Open

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball at Aug 15, 2016 8:30AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

WKMBA will be offering a Fall Ball program again this fall for the 11U, 13U and 15U and 18U divisions.

11U 11U is run in conjunction with the City of West Kelowna. It is a 10-Session Program that runs Mondays & Wednesdays from September 12th to October 12th. The sessions will go from 5:00-6:30pm and will take place at Upper Boucherie Field. The Details & Registration Link have been posted on the WKMBA website on the right-hand side of the main page and the cost for the program is $70 for 10 Sessions.

13U The sessions will run Tuesdays & Thursdays with some exhibition games. . This will run 4-5 weeks, depending on weather, ending around October 9th. Exhibition games will be played some weeknights and on the weekend. Players will register for our 13U Fall Ball Program through our WKMBA website. The cost will be $75 and include a jersey.

15U Will run from Sept 6 through Oct. 23rd depending on the weather. Practices will be Tues/Thurs from 5:30-7:30.
Exhibition games will be some weeknights and on the weekend with 1-2 tournaments. Cost $125. Will include a jersey.

18U Will run Tues/Thurs from 5:30- 7:30. 18U will play in 2-3 tournaments and exhibition games. Cost will be $175 and include a jersey.

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The 11U AAA Dbacks showed well at the Provincial tournament hosted by West Kelowna July 28th thru 31st.
The Dbacks went 2-2 in the tournament. The team started the tournament with an impressive 16-10 win over Cloverdale on day one before falling to North Langley 12-1. Day to also saw the West Kelowna team start the day with a win over Duncan 11-10 before falling to Tsawwassen in their final game. Had the Dbacks won they would have been playing in the crossover game. The weekend was a great experience for the team, and will definitely they can build on for next year.

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The West Kelowna 13-AA D-Backs qualified themselves for the 2016 Provincials being held Aug4-7 in Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island.

The D-Backs went 2-1 in the Zone Qualifying Tournament hosted by COMBA this past weekend. The D-Backs started with a convincing 12-5 win over host team COMBA Saturday morning, followed by a disappointing 20-2 loss at the hands of Interior Favourite SOMBA Saturday Evening.

Sunday morning in a “Must Win” situation the D-Backs stepped up their game and defeated Kamloops by a score of 10-5. During the weekend the D-Backs had stellar Pitching Performances from Clark Swift, Aidan Gross, Leyland Vucinovic and Chase Heller. On the offensive side the entire team hit the ball well, with some clutch hitting performances by Josh Carefoot, Jaydon Wielders, Ethan Swift, Tyson Hickson & Zane McFarlane. Unable to play were Kiran Grewal (Injury), Julian Pearson & Ryder Kinnear. Bat Boy Jordan Wielders kept the team motivated all weekend! When asked, Head Coach Patrick Wielders said he was proud of his teams’ performance; “The team has come together well after playing 40+ games since April this year, and I thank Assistant Coaches Rich Swift, Chris Heller and Russ Hickson as well as all the parents for the help and support this year!”