NEWS & NOTES

MLB & BASEBALL CANADA
FIELD AND BALLPARK CLINIC

Baseball Manitoba is hosting a Field and Ballpark Maintenance Clinic in conjunction with Baseball Canada and Major League Baseball on Friday, May 16, 2014 in Winnipeg. 

Murray Cook of Brickman Sports Turf will provide professional instruction on proper baseball field maintenance. Topics include best management practices for field management, infield skin maintenance, pitching mound and home plate construction and maintenance, dragging an infield, and other tips of the trade. 

All participants will receive a field maintenance manual and a certificate of participation.

Date:                Friday, May 16

To attend:        Those responsible for maintaining baseball sports fields, Parks and Recreation Professionals, association and league members interested in improving their local fields. 

Location:         Registration and Morning Session:  Sport Manitoba Sport 4 Life Centre.  145 Pacific Avenue:

On-field session: Whittier Park (836 St. Joseph Street)

 Registration: 8:00 a.m.

 Clinic: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Cost:   $100 per participant (lunch will be provided for all participants)

Murray Cook of Brickman Sports Turf Management has over 34 years of experience in sports field and facility operations and maintenance and has spent more than 24 years as an Official Field and Stadium Consultant for Major League Baseball.  He  is President of Brickman Sports Turf, a national landscape management company providing sports turf planning, design, construction and management services to clients around the world including the Olympics, MLB, IBAF, MiLB, Universities and municipalities. 

To register, visit the Baseball Manitoba website at www.baseballmanitoba.ca.

This will be the third of three clinics being held in Canada.  The others are:

  • Monday, May 12th at Nat Baily Stadium in Vancouver, BC
  • Wednesday, May 14th at Centennial Park in Sherwood Park, AB

 For more information, contact Morgan de Peña at baseball.morgan@sportmanitoba.ca.


2014 PEE WEE BAT RULE CHANGE

Please be aware of the following change to the Pee Wee Bat Rules:

Pee Wee AAA
No more than a -10 differential
2-5/8 diameter barrel

Pee Wee AA, AA Tier II, A, A2
No Limitations
NOTE - 2015 will become same rule as AAA in 2014


ANHOLT RECIPIENT OF 2013 SASK SPORT
COACH DEDICATION AWARD

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RESPECT IN SPORT (RiS)
NOW MANDATORY FOR 2014

Respect in Sport (RiS) is an online educational program to assist coaches and sport leaders in identifying abuse, bullying, harassment and neglect in sport.  Sask Sport Inc., along with the support of the Saskatchewan Government, has launched this required program for Coaches in the province to help to  provide a safer and more respectful sporting environment for all to participate. The online training program is being provided free of charge for all users.

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2014 GIRLS BASEBALL

In 2014, we are looking to form a Pee Wee Girls team to participate in the Western Canada Championship (which will once again be a WCBA event) and the Bantam Girls Nationals.  Also, if there is enough interest and talent, we would like to send a team to the Senior Women’s Open as well.

At this point we would like to know if there is anyone interested in coaching these teams?

We would also like to schedule a Girls Baseball Camp in either Regina or Saskatoon (maybe both) in the Spring depending on interest across the Province.

For more information please contact Mike Ramage.


RALLY CAP PROGRAM

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If you are between the ages of 4-8 this program is designed for you.

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