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Actively Seeking ADULT umpires

Actively seeking experience ADULT umpires.  Please contact umpireinchiefsamba@gmail.com

Finalized Updated 2019 B.C. Minor Baseball Bat Rules

Finalized Updated 2019 B.C. Minor Baseball Bat Rules

7U (T Ball/Rally Cap) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop – bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB”

9U (Tadpole) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop - bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB”

10U & 11U (Mosquito) 32 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop - bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB”


13U (PeeWee) 32 inch, 2 ¾ inch max diameter, -10 max length/weight drop, marked “BPF 1.15” or “USABB”

15U (Bantam) A/AA 2 3/4 inch max diameter, 42-inch max length, max -10 weight to length ratio, composite, aluminum or wood combination

15U (Bantam) AAA -10 max length/weight drop, Wood, Bamboo or Wood Composite

18U (Midget) AA -3 max length/weight drop, and marked “BBCOR”

18U (Midget) AAA/College Prep Wood, Bamboo or Wood Composite


Wood, bamboo and wood composite bats are permitted in all divisions.

Wood composite bats include wood bats with fiberglass sheathing and wood barreled bats with composite handles.

Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.
 

Coaches Caravan 2019

A caravan of phenomenal baseball coaches is coming to Salmon Arm to coach our kids and teach us how to help our kids develop their skills. This is an incredible opportunity for players and parents to learn from the best.

Parents of Blastball, Tball, and Tadpole aged kids are asked to stay (players Born 2010-2014), parents of all other divisions are not required to stay but are welcome as it is a great chance to learn some new skills.

ONLY PLAYERS REGISTERED FOR THE 2019 SAMBA SEASON ARE INVITED TO THIS EVENT.

Monday April 8th, 2019

5:00p-6:30p Blastball, Tball, Tadpole aged kids(Born 2010-2014)

6:30p-8:00p Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam, Midget aged kids (Born 2002-2009)

Annual Elks Clean Up

Let's get Elks ready for the 2019 season!!

April 13, 10am-2pm

A great opportunity to reconnect with baseball friends, work off some of your volunteer hours and have some fun!! Pizza will be served!!

CAMPS AND CLINICS

13U/15U/16U players interested in attending the Team BC Selects High-Performance Development Weekend will be invited based on player evaluations at the ID Camps. To register for the ID Camp go to the link provided on the flyer.

Kamloops Minor Baseball, in conjunction with Baseball B.C., will be holding two Grassroots clinics.
 
One will focus on the 5U, 6U, and 7U age groups and the other will focus on the 8U and 9U age groups. The 5U-7U  Parent Leader (coaches) clinic will be held on Saturday April 6th for 2-4 pm @ the KMBA indoor facility on McArthur Island. There is no charge for this clinic. KMB's Rally Cap Coordinator, Stacey Matkowski has worked with Baseball B.C. to develop the program.
 
KMBA has run very successful grassroots programs for several years with excellent development of players and impressive retention numbers. KMBA has generously agreed to share their information and resources with the Interior associations. The 8U/9U coaching clinic will be held Sunday, April.7th from 2-4 pm as well. There is a coaches manual available for those that attend the 5U-7U sessions.  Please email Lance (lance.pass@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending.  
 
Thanks again to KMBA, Baseball B.C. and Stacey Matkowski for making this program available and sharing it.
2019 UMPIRE CLINIC


COACHES NEEDED

While it is still early in the year and most are not thinking about baseball yet, we have been working away at getting the 2019 season in order.  

Finding enough coaches to volunteer to develop our kids can sometimes be challenging.  Recently SAMBA has committed to investing and developing coaches and this year we will do the same and hopefully more.  With that said we are looking to hear from past coaches if they intend to coach again this year, and we are also looking for more coaches to step up this year.  

If you have coached before and intend to help again this year please let us know.  If you would like to help coach and don't know where to start let us know as well.  We expect we will need to add another 15 or more coaches this year.  

We want to help new and returning coaches get any help they may need, and the earlier we start the more time we have to provide training materials and support.  

So please get in contact with Jim Piggot who is our new Director of coaching development this year and let him know if you can help coach.  His email is coachingsamba@gmail.com and his cell number is 250-804-5397.

PEEWEE AA Tryouts 2019

Peewee AA (Spring Rep) participates in the Okanagan 13U AA Interlock league which plays teams throughout the Interior. More travel is required.  Commitment level is 3-4 days a week (2 weekday practices and 2-4 games on the weekend), as well as 3 away tournaments. Players from other surrounding baseball associations are eligible to try out for the spring AA team if this level of play is not offered in their community. Player selection is based on a variety of attributes such as player’s ability, attitude, development potential and commitment. Players who are selected for the spring AA team are strongly encouraged to tryout for the AA Summer ball team.

Tryouts for AA spring team will be held Friday March 8th, 6-8 pm and Saturday March 9th, 10am-12pm at the SASCU Indoor Sports Complex (351 3rd St SW, Salmon Arm)

·         Tryout fee is $25, payable to SAMBA

·         Independent evaluators will evaluate players

·         Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 6th. Payment also due prior to March 8th

·         If you are interested in registering a player for AA tryouts or have any questions, please contact the PeeWee Director, Kristen Steward, peeweesamba@gmail.com or 250-878-0541


Winter Indoor Training

2019 Indoor Training Schedules

TADPOLE
Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Hillcrest Elementary Gym
Starting January 24th
$2/session

MOSQUITO/PEEWEE
Fridays 6pm-730pm
SASCU Rec Center Gym
6-7:30 pm
Starting January 11th
Cost: $2/session

NO TRAINING FEBRUARY 1st and 8th

BANTAM
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
Ranchero Elemantary
Starting January 22nd
$2/session

CLEAN INDOOR SHOES ARE REQUIRED

 

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