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About Us

Hello Baseball Parents!

The Salmon Arm Minor Baseball Association (SAMBA) executive would like to welcome you to another season!  We wanted to share a few things to familiarize you with baseball in Salmon Arm.  The spring league season typically goes from late April to the end of June.

Four Age Groups Play At Elk’s Park Diamonds

  • Blastball ( U6) (born 2013 & 2014)
    • Tball (U7) (born 2012)
    • Tadpoles (U9) (born 2010 & 2011)
    • Mosquitoes (U11) (born 2008 & 2009)

PeeWee’s age Group Play at Klahani Park

  • Peewees (U13) (born 2006 & 2007) – will interlock with other interior divisions – so travelling will be important

Two Age Groups Play At Blackburn Park

  • Bantams (U15) (born 2004 & 2005)
  • Midgets (U18)  (born 2002 & 2003)

Your League Fees Go To

  • Equipment (balls, bats, bases, mound plates, catchers’ gear, helmets, t-ball stands, pitching machines, etc.)
  • Photos
  • Field maintenance and equipment (mower, rakes, weed whacker, brooms, sprinkler system, lining machines, etc.)
  • Uniform repair and replacement
  • Diamond rental: Elk’s Park and City of Salmon Arm
  • Player insurance (BC Minor Baseball Association)
  • Caps for all
  • Umpire Clinic and umpiring costs
  • Coaching clinics
  • RCMP Criminal Record Check (as required by BC Minor Baseball)
  • Administrative costs (photocopying, mailing, website, etc.)

Elk’s Park: 3690 – 30 Street NE

Elk’s Park is managed by caretakers who appreciate dogs to be on leashes, and children to be monitored in washrooms.

Klahani Park: 6391 – 10 Ave SE

 

Uniforms

All Players will be receiving take home jerseys.   

 

All-Star (Summer Ball) Baseball

Salmon Arm has had strong showings at zone and provincial championships for a number of years, in 2014 the PeeWee’s qualified for the provincials and became the semi-finalists, and in in 2018 the PeeWee A team went all the way and to become the 2018 Provincial Champions (See photos on the News page).  For those seeking a higher level of play, All-Star (Summer ball) try outs occur in June.  Teams are chosen for each division before the end of June.  Practices are usually twice a week with tournament play on some weekends.  This usually includes camping and is much fun!  More information will be posted in May.

All-Star (Summer Ball) Coaches

Those interested in coaching all-star baseball need to apply in writing to by May 30.  NCCP qualifications are required.  Please see Coaching Credentials in the “forms” section.

Umpires

All umpires are required to be certified.  The annual clinic date will be posted on the website.  Umpires are paid.  Please be respectful of these young lads as they learn this skill.  Adults can also ump if they’d like.

 

The Executive, Division Managers And Coaches Are All Volunteers

 

Please appreciate the time volunteers spend to support your child’s baseball interest.  More volunteers are always welcome and needed.  You can also support your child and his/her team by helping rake and line fields, be a team manager or score keep.  Being on the executive also allows you to offer ideas and suggestions to shape youth baseball in Salmon Arm.

Please contact the President or talk to your Division Manager to find out how you can lend a hand, or watch the website for Executive meeting dates.