Mandatory Evaluations for All Players in Minor B Sr, Minor A Jr, Minor A Sr and Majors Tryouts Date: February 25th, 11am-4pm Where: UBC Baseball Indoor Training Facility, 3085 Wesbrook Mall **Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled assessment time to register. Assessments will start promptly at the stated time and all players must be ready to go.** Minor B Sr and Minor A Jr (baseball age 8 and 9): 11:10AM-11:40AM, last name starts with A-G (arrive 11:00AM) 11:40AM-12:10PM, last name starts with H-P (arrive 11:20AM) 12:20PM-12:50PM, last name starts with Q-Z (arrive 12:00 noon) Minor A Sr and Majors Tryout (baseball age 10+): 1:00PM-2:00PM, last name starts with A-G (arrive 12:40PM) 2:00PM-3:00PM last name starts with H-N (arrive 1:40PM) 3:00PM-4:00PM last name starts with O-Z (arrive 2:40PM) *If you played in Majors last year, you do NOT have to attend as you are already rostered to your Majors team. Attendance is mandatory for the evaluation session. Please ensure your player arrives on time, in baseball uniform, with glove, batting gloves and batting helmet. Please be back to pick your child up at the stated completion time as we can't have children unsupervised at the facility. Drop off - Main Lobby. Please do not linger in the main lobby as we need to keep it clear for those arriving for their assessment. Pick up - Children will be released on the WEST SIDE of the facility by the large barn style door. The children will not be released from the main lobby area. There is no parking or direct vehicle access to the facility. Most find it easiest to park at the Save On Foods and walk over.
Dunbar Baseball Families, Here are a couple of key sessions that you need to note on your calendar. These are some pre-season sessions for both coaches and players to tune-up for the 2011 season. Please attend these if you can. 1). Coaches clinic for Minor B, Minor A and Majors coaches. There will be three warm-up clinics held on Sunday April 3rd for players in Minor B, Minor A, and Majors. These sessions will be conducted by UBC Baseball coaches and players at our Majors field Dunbar and 33rd. The Coaches and player instructors are brought to you courtesy of LASTRAPSBASEBALL Corp . We will go unless we have snow. These will involve fun instruction on fundamentals and multiple stations of play. We are fortunate to have these sponsored by the UBC Baseball program so come out and support this program. Times:This Clinic will be Held at Dunbar Community Centre Room 212 the evening of April 11th. This is an instructional clinic focusing on fundamentals of throwing (pitching) and hitting. Starting at 7:00 pm there will be an 2 hours of instruction with Q&A. The lead instructor will be UBC Head coach Terry McKaig. Handouts will be provided. 2). Division Field Clinics sponsored by UBC Bseball.
- 9:30 to 10:50 Minor B only
- 11:00 to 12:30 Minor A only
- 12:30 to 2 Majors Only
Minor B This Division is for 7-8 year-olds. This is also an instructional division with the emphasis on having fun while learning basic baseball skills. There are usually 13 players per team and a special pitching machine is used for consistency. Games have 5 innings. An inning ends
when either three outs have been recorded or 5 runs scored (except the last inning, which has unlimited runs). All players are rotated through the infield and outfield positions, and all players bat through the order. The season begins in late April and all games are played at the Minor B diamond at Balaclava Park (31st Avenue and Balaclava) in the early evening or on the weekend. There is usually 1 practice and 2 games per week. Team equipment, shirts and caps are provided, but players must have their own baseball glove (their own batting helmet and a protective cup is highly encouraged). There is an organized warm-up session for both teams before each game. Parents take turns as scorekeeper. In Minor B, coaches and parents learn that the trained teenage home plate umpire (provided by the league for most games) is always right!
At the other end of Memorial Field was an exciting and fun Minor B (7-8 year olds) tournament that Dunbar put on for the first time. It involved teams from Dunbar, Kerrisdale and Little Mountain. The games were great fun and well attended. The final saw two Dunbar teams pitted against each other and in fact regular season teammates playing on opposite sides on the well balanced teams. Team 2 "Angels and Demons" kept their momentum going in the final to prevail. A two out of three could have ended up either way. This was a great day for player and character development and all looked forward to next year.