Tournament baseball is an exciting and rewarding experience for players who are committed and enthusiastic about baseball. Players choosing to be considered for the May Long Weekend team must be available to play games all weekend (possibly starting after 3:00 pm on Friday May 17, 2019).
DLL will be entering the following teams in May Long Weekend tournaments:
Dairy Queen 8’s Tournament (hosted by DLL with all games on Minor A diamond at 33rd Avenue and Dunbar Street – 1 or 2 teams depending on demand)
Thank you to all the families who came out this past weekend for work day. All four of our diamonds are looking spectacular. As you may have noticed work is continuing through the week (see photo).
Saturday, April 13, 2019, is the official kickoff for our 2019 season. Opening Day takes place at West Memorial Park (33rd and Dunbar).
We expect over 1000 people at the park, so please WALK TO THE PARK if possible.
Here is the timetable for the day:
9:30AM – 9:45AM
Teams gather in full uniform outside the Majors field fence. Several volunteer “herders” wearing yellow vests will help coordinate the teams running onto the field. There will be signs where teams will line up, so look for your team. Parents should leave their player with their team and move away from the staging area and find a spot to watch the opening ceremony. Ideal spots are in the bleachers behind home plate or by the fence down the 3rd base line.
For families new to baseball, this is an exciting event. We start by introducing each team and players run onto the field led by their coaches and are welcomed by cheers from the crowd.
Welcome followed by teams entering the Majors field.
* Singing of "O Canada"
* Opening Remarks
* Little League Pledge
* Singing of "Take Me out to the Ball Game"
* Closing remarks
* Exit from field
The event will go rain or shine and last approx. 35 to 40 minutes. It will be fun for the kids. Please dress warmly as needed. If you are bringing an umbrella please be respectful of those behind you. Our concession will be open soon after the ceremonies.
MINOR B SR: 11:00- 11:45 AM LAST NAMES A-M MINOR B SR: 11:45- 12:30 PM: LAST NAMES N-Z MINOR A JR: 12:30-1:30 PM ALL PLAYERS MINOR A SR: 1:30-2:30 PM ALL PLAYERS MAJORS TRYOUTS: 2:30-3:30 PM ALL 10 YR OLD PLAYERS and 11 YR OLDS WITH LAST NAME A-G registered for Majors MAJOR TRYOUTS: 3:00-4:00 PM ALL 11 YR OLDS WITH LAST NAME H-Z and ALL 12 YR OLDS registered for Majors
Please note: TBALL JR, TBALL SR, MINOR B JR, and RETURNING MAJOR TEAM PLAYERS do not have to attend the evaluations.
Players require their baseball gear (helmets, glove, and bats) and should be in baseball attire.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your evaluation timeslot to sign in and be divided into groupings for the skill stations. Please enter at the front entrance and pick up your child at the side entrance of the UBC baseball facility.
Given the number of players that will be attending, we ask that all parents drop off their player, ensure they are checked in, leave the facility (get a drink somewhere!) and come back to pick up their player at the designated end time of the evaluation. We appreciate your help in keeping things as orderly as possible.