NMBA 2017 Winter Training
Arbutus Meadows Indoor Arena
Pee Wee AA/AAA, Bantam AAA and Midget AAA Competitive Program Workouts
Sunday 7:30 – 9:00pm: November 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, Dec 11 (Cost $40)
All players who will be attending the Pee Wee AA/AAA, Bantam AAA and Midget AAA evaluations in February are encouraged to attend. AA/AAA Evaluation times and dates will be announced at a later date with the intention of having the start of tryouts in February.
Rookie – Midget Winter Baseball Workouts
Rookie, Tadpole and Mosquito (Cost $40)
- Sundays 3:00 – 5:00pm: January 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
- Note: January 29th time will be 5-7pm
Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget (Cost $40)
- Sundays 5:00 – 7:00pm: January 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
- Note: January 29th time will be 7–9pm
Bantam AAA and Midget AAA (Cost $40)
- Sundays 7:00 – 9:00pm: January 22, February 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
- Note: January 29th there will be no Bantam Midget session
- All participants will need to bring their own glove, hat (and bat if you have one) and arrive 10 minutes ahead of their start time to commence their warm up prior to the session start!
- All participants should wear sweat pants, old ball pants or uniforms, t shirt, sweat shirt, running shoes or rubber baseball cleats.
Mid-Island Pirates winter training
Mid-Island Pirates winter training registration is now open.
There will be 31 indoor sessions starting November 5 – March 29, for all times and dates please click on the link below.
During the winter months we will break down players mechanics in throwing, hitting, pitching and running. Also providing and supporting the athletes with a weight training program that is baseball specific.
Training sessions will be held at the Centennial building in Nananimo, which is part of the Beban park arena. (south building of the Cliff McNabb arena)
Instructors will be the current group listed on web site as well as a few guests that join us over the winter. Consisting of current and former college players and professionals, offering their advice on how to succed in the game of baseball.
Cost for the 31 sessions is 150$, due at first work out.
To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
Contact phone number
Contact email address (if different than sending address)
Local Ball Player Veronica Wong Making Baseball News
Veronica Wong celebrates winning a gold medal with Team B.C. at the Baseball Canada Senior Women’s Invitational Championship earlier this week in Red Deer, Alta.
A NMBA baseball player is a double national medalist.
Veronica Wong earned a gold medal playing with Team B.C. earlier this week at the Baseball Canada 2016 Senior Women’s Invitational Championship in Red Deer, Alta.
B.C. defeated Ontario 9-8 in Sunday’s final. Wong hit .500 in limited at bats at the tourney.
She was invited to play with the team after hitting .438 over five games at Baseball Canada’s U21 Women’s Invitational Championship Aug. 4-8 in Halifax. Her B.C. team took silver at that tourney.
Way to Go Veronica From all of us at NMBA
NMBA Fall Baseball Season for Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget Divisions
Hello Baseball Parents,
We have organized a Fall Baseball Season for recreational Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age players. These session will be instructed by NMBA Coaches and are designed for players looking to Details are as follows:
Monday & Wednesday evenings from 5:45pm – 7:00pm
September 7 – October 12 (11 total practices / games as we will take Thanksgiving Monday off)
Serauxmen Fields on 3rd St.
Cost: $50 per player
If you are interested in registering your players please email email@example.com and I will add them to the list. Registration fees can be paid by Cash or Cheque at the first practice on September 7th.
Thank-you and I look forward to seeing you on the field.
VIBI Fall Baseball Program
Fall Baseball Workouts
5:30pm to dusk switching to 5:00pm Sep 27 onward
Tuesday – Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11
Thursday – Sept 8, 15, 23, 29, Oct 6, 13
Midget(grade 10-12)- $220
Pee Wee(grade 6,7)-$160
- All players will receive a VIBI workout shirt and hat.
Wednesday night VIBI League(invitation)
4 teams-All players placed on teams
Fields-Stadium and 3rd St
Players will receive team shirt
First pitch 5pm
All teams will have dedicated coach for league
Game days are;
Sep 7, 14, 21 Oct 5
Championship Oct 12
1 vs 2, 3 vs 4
League Cost $100 5 games(weather permitting)
VIBI Fall Teams(competitive schedule)
VIBI Midget AAA
VIBI Bantam AAA
VIBI Pee Wee AAA
- Cost to be determined based on schedule and travel
Weekends for Fall teams
Sept 10/11,Sept 17/18,Sept 24/25,Oct 1/2,Oct 8/9
Coaches for workouts and Competitive teams include;
Jordan Blundell, Nick Salahub, Connor Russell, Jereme Campbell, Tyler Armstrong, Andrew Evernden, Austin Penner, Nathan Wedgewood
As well as other possible guest coaches and current college players. There will be 2 umpires for all games
Please register your son or daughter via email with Jordan Blundell,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players with conflicts can attend on a per session base. Please contact Jordan Blundell email@example.com in regards to part time attendance.
All payments to be made to VIBI. Payments are due on first day of fall baseball. Please arrive a half hour before the first workout for processing.
Any questions please forward to Jordan Blundell, firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com
Thanks for your time and I look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Mid-Island Pirates Fall Baseball Program
For any of those interested in the Pirates Fall Ball program please go to the link below
registration for the program is always open
Thanks Doug Rogers and Keith Radix
Celia Leaf Isabella Bortolotto
Two local Nanaimo Minor Baseball products continue to represent
Two local Nanaimo Minor Baseball products continue to represent our
association and province this weekend at the Baseball Canada, 16U
Girls National Championships in Vaughan, Ontario. Isabella Bortolotto
and Celia Leaf are both leaving lasting impressions on their opponents
and coaches while helping Team BC boast a 3 and 1 record heading into
tomorrows semi-finals. Isabella Bortolotto is one of Team BC’s
batting leaders with an average of 500 after 4 games. Defensively,
Celia Leaf has seen the most innings pitched while leading her team to
an 18-5 victory today over Newfoundland/Labrador. Both players have
been named game MVP’s
Also another Update Veronica Wong’s performance at the U21 Nationals in Halifax recently has earned her a spot on the BC roster for the Womens Open, August 15-29 in Red Deer Alberta. This prestigious tournament is a National Team ID camp. It’s where the roster for the Baseball Canada Womens National team is determined. Go Veronica!
NMBA Players Having Success on BC and Canada Teams
Congratulations to Veronica Wong and Jayden Marsh, both Team BC for bringing back Medals from their respective Canadian Championships. Veronica helped her 21U Team BC win a Silver Medal in Halifax, NS at the Baseball Canada 21U Women’s invitational while batting .438 for the tournament.
Jayden was a member of the always strong 17U Team BC Team which won the silver medal at the 17U Canada Cup played this past week in Ft. Mc Murray. The tournament starts an exciting few weeks for Jayden as he heads to Sherbrooke, Quebec with his NMBA College Prep Bucs teammates for the Baseball Canada 18U Championships. In addition Jayden was selected to compete for Team BC at the Toronto Blue Jays T12 Tournament at the Rogers Center September 15th – 19th.
Two other local female NMBA players Celia Leaf and Isabella Bortalotto will once again be representing Team BC at the Baseball Canada 16U Girls Invitational in Vaughn, Ontario August 18 – 22nd.
NMBA congratulates all of the players for their tremendous seasons and wishes them the best of luck at their respective championships.
Jayden Marsh Makes 17U Team BC
Congratulations to Jayden Marsh of the NMBA College Prep Bucs for being named to the 17U Team BC squad which will be competing in Ft. McMurray at the 2016 Canada Cup. Great example of a young athlete working hard and overcoming adversity to reach his goals. Best of Luck from your friends, coaches and teammates at NMBA.
18U Bucs Helping Out The Tadpole Buc’s
Thank you Tadpole Buccaneers for a great night on Tuesday. The 18U Bucs will work hard to prepare for our next game so we don’t get beat so badly. Good luck with the rest of the season.
NMBA 18U BUCS Summer Baseball Camp
Hello Nmba Parents & Players,
The NMBA College Prep BUCS won the 2016 Baseball BC Provincial title July 7th and will now represent NMBA and the Province of BC at the National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec August 18 – 22nd. In an effort to help raise funds to offset the cost of travel to Sherbrooke, Quebec the College Prep and Midget AAA BUCS and Coaches will be hosting a camp for players in Tee Ball, Rookie, Tadpole and Mosquito. The 2-day camp will provide instruction from the BUCS & VIBI Coaches and Players on the fundamentals of baseball as well include fun games for the kids.
In addition the players will enjoy a Hot Dog BBQ and a Soft Drink after their session on the 11th. If anyone would like more information on the camp or would like to provide financial support to the BUCS on their quest for a National Championship they can contact Michael Holyk at firstname.lastname@example.org
· When: August 10th & 11th
– Tee-Ball & Rookie 10:00am – 12:00 noon both days
– Tadpole & Mosquito 1:00pm – 3:00pm both days
· Where: Sid Clark Gyro Fields
· Cost: $40 (includes a camp t-shirt if registered by Aug 5th)
You can register by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, division and t-shirt size.
PEE-WEE ANGELS WIN “42nd SEWCHUCK FAMILY TROPHY”
Co-Captains Ben Coghlan and Brady O’Brien Accept the Trophy from the Sewchuck Family.
Congrats to the Pee-Wee Angels on winning the “42nd Sewchuck family Trophy”
Nanaimo College Prep Buc’s Win BC Provincials
Nanaimo Midget College Prep Buc’s Deafeated the Parksville Royals in the Final at the Baseball BC Provincials. The Team is now off to Sherbrooke Quebec in August to Represent BC at the U18 National Championships.
Way to go Buc’s!
Fall Baseball Season for T-Ball, Rookie & Tadpole DIV
NMBA Bantam A team would like to thank Smokin’ George’s as their major sponsor for the 2016 season.
George and his crew are proud baseball sponsors and they have been very generous in their support of youth sports in the Nanaimo Community.
Thank-You again to Smokin George’s!! from the Bantam A team and the whole Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association.
Important Info To Coaches, Players and Spectators
Hello Members of Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association:
Please Have a read about the Zero Tolerance in actions towards NMBA Umpires.
Nothing good comes out of a game from Harassment to Our Umpires.
NMBA Board of Directors.
Young Pitchers Need To Be Wary of Overuse
Here is a great Article for Young arms, This has been a issue for years that we are over using kids pitching arms and they are causing big problems as they develop into young adults.
NMBA Alumni “Dumesnil Brothers” Giving Back to the Association
“Vancouver Island Pest Control”
For every job done for an association member by VI Pest Control.
A 10% donation will be donated back to NMBA.
Please Visit at: www.vancouverislandpestcontrol.com
Thank-You! Bryan Dumesnil Owner of VIPC.
Need Division Info?
See our Recreational Division Page
NMBA Monetary Policies
1. Registration does not take effect until the registration form is complete, fees are paid in full and funds have cleared. 2. A $20 service charge will be applied to all N.S.F. cheques. 3. A $20 late fee must accompany all registrations received after March 15th. Players will be wait-listed after this date! 4. A $20 Administration fee will be charged on all refunds. Prior to any refund being processed, the player’s uniform (hat, shirt, socks) MUST be returned to his/her coach. 5. Withdrawal of a player after league start-up but prior to May 15th will be reimbursed 50% of the registration fee. Prior to any refund being processed, the player’s uniform (hat, shirt, socks) MUST be returned to his/her coach. 6. There will be no reimbursement for player withdrawal on or after May 15th.
NMBA Burt Lansdell Memorial Award
Nanaimo Minor Baseball offers the Burt Lansdell Memorial Award for graduating players continuing their education. This $500 award in memory of Burt Lansdell will be awarded to a student who has been active within the Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association and who has played for several years at the Player Pitch, Bantam or Midget Level. Applicants must submit in writing their history with NMBA, their post-secondary plans and a recent transcript of marks. Please mail your application to NMBA, PO Box 327, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5L3 by March 30. Proof of registration from a post-secondary institute is required before funds are released. The money is to be claimed within two years of being awarded. Please contact your school for further information on this scholarship.