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2023 VERNON BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:00 PM

THIS YEAR’S AGM WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.
ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
2023 SEASON REGISTRANTS ARE ENTITLED TO 1 VOTE
PER FAMILY. MUST BE 19 OR OLDER TO VOTE.


THERE ARE A NUMBER OF VACANT POSITIONS OPEN TO INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS:
UNIFORM DIRECTOR, PEE WEE DIRECTOR, T BALL DIRECTOR

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Become a Board Member

Thankfully we have many board members that will be standing again for the 2024 season but we do have a few open positions and are always looking for passionate people who love the game and are eager to find ways to share it with as many kids as possible.

If you are interested in joining the board and helping mold the programs that we offer, please reach out to myself or any board member. We currently are looking for nominees to help run the following areas next year: Uniform Director, Tee Ball Director, Pee Wee Director. If these or any position on the board interests you please do reach out. It takes a strong group of passionate people volunteering their time to put together a great season for the kids.

I can't say enough about the board members we have today and all their energy and passion toward providing a great experience so if you are interested in joining that please reach out.

Regards,
Michael Sanfilippo
VBA President


2024 AAA / AA / A Head Coach Application

Vernon Baseball is now accepting Head Coach applications for 18U AAA/AA, 15U AA & 13U AAA/AA teams for the 2024 season. Applications must be submitted by November 15th and final selections will be determined by November 25th, 2023. For all divisions, AA & AAA head coaches will be expected to run a single combined season, that includes spring & summer play. Head Coaches will also be required to help organize and run a winter training & development program, utilizing the indoor facility at Marshall, in coordination with the Division Director that should begin around Mid-January.

Vernon Baseball typically will also select Summer Ball Head Coaches for 15U A, 13U A, 11U AAA & A (10 year old players only) and 9U using the same application process & timeline. This allows them the most time plan the season and register for all those tournaments that start registrations on January 1st. Head Coaches for these teams will be expected to begin organizing and holding development practices by early April 2024. These head coaches will also be strongly encouraged to help organize and run a winter training & development program, utilizing the indoor facility at Marshall, in coordination with the Division Director that starts well before the Vernon spring season.

Vernon Baseball is committed to ensure that coaches have the support needed to develop strong programs. This will allow them to be competitive, continue to develop the kids and have a realistic chance of winning games with the goal of being Provincial Champions. Their teams will generally have to play in Tournaments over the course of spring & summer and have the opportunity to make trips to the coast for tournaments as well. The BLE, VOC and Coastal tournaments draw better competition and are just an example of the tournaments that are available. Open tournaments across the province can be found at https://www.bcminorbaseball.org/page/show/4575151-tournaments and most will fill up right after they open in the new year. We here in Vernon are also interested in hosting top talent tournaments and would love to work on ideas to hosting tournaments or even provincials again in 2024. Many of these tournaments need to be registered & paid for in Feb/March, so coaches need to have a plan early in the new year. They are great team building events for players and parents and are supported by Vernon Baseball.

If you have any questions please reach out to the division directors or myself for more information.

Click here for the Single Season and Summer ball Rep Coaches application form

Regards,
Michael Sanfilippo
VBA President


Scoreboards to light up Vernon baseball diamonds

Reposted from the Vernon Morning Star

Four Vernon baseball diamonds will have welcome electronic additions in 2021.

Vernon Baseball Association has partnered with the Funtastic Sports Society and City of Vernon to install scoreboards at two diamonds at Marshall Field, and two boards at the diamonds at Lakeview Park.

VBA president Michael Sanfilippo said the scoreboards will continue to showcase Vernon as a phenomenal place to play baseball in the Okanagan.

"A big thank you to the City of Vernon, the Funtastic team, Nathan Lee, our field director for working so hard on bringing this to reality and to Kendra Kryszak, with the city"s parks department, for fighting so hard for us behind the scenes," said Sanfilippo. "These scoreboards will really enhance the look and feel of the fields for the kids and parents as well as enhance our bids to continue to bring provincial championship tournaments to Vernon."

Vernon recently hosted the B.C. 13UAAA and 11UAAA Tier 2 provincial tournaments in 2018. The 11U event at Lakeview, and the 13U tourney at Creekside Park, featured homemade, hand-operated scoreboards for the provincials. That started the movement to get electric scoreboards at some of the minor baseball diamonds.

Funds generated from those provincial events helped minor baseball with the scoreboards which will be donated by Funtastic, and the City of Vernon will cover $15,000 of the installation costs (Vernon Baseball will pick up the rest).

The city will also provide $6,000 in maintenance annually for the scoreboards.

The Midget diamond at Marshall Field is planning for an 18-by-six-foot board with innings and the "whole nine yards" as described by Sanfilippo. The Bantam field at Marshall and the two Lakeview Park fields that host the Mosquito leagues are planning to get 10-by-four-foot boards that highlight the score, inning, outs, and balls and strikes.

"This year (2020) was a tough year for all youth athletics but we are thrilled to be looking forward and working together with great partners to enhance youth sports in Vernon," Sanfilippo said.


Vernon Baseball's New Online Store

You can now purchase Vernon Baseball Apparel directly online. A percentage of all purchases goes towards Vernon Baseball.

For bulk or team orders please contact Janet Coulter at uniforms@vernonbaseball.com

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ASSOCIATED LINKS:
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Click Here to visit the RAMP Assigning website
Click Here to visit the Vernon Kids Sport Website
Click Here to visit the Vernon Diamondbacks website
Click Here to visit the BC Umpires Association website
Click Here to visit the Vernon Minor Hockey website
Click Here to visit the BC Minor Baseball Association website
Click Here to visit the Baseball Canada website
Click Here to visit the Toronto Blue Jays website
Click Here to visit the Major League Baseball website
Big League Experience website
BC Baseball Coaches website
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