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    Mosquito Summerball Evaluations

    Well the sun is finally out, so it must mean summer is near.  We'd like to invite all players interested in playing summer ball out for two evaluations/try outs at the Unwin Mosquito diamond: The first will be on Friday, June 2 from 5:30pm-7:00 PM - and the second on Saturday, June 3 at 10-11:20 AM. We'll need everyone interested to attend both sessions, please.  

    We'll be looking to form 2 all star teams this year and welcome all levels of play.  Please come out if your child has an interest in participating and can commit to the program.  

    Summer ball can be incredibly rewarding with a lot of excitement built into the season, but it does include a more intense and competitive schedule that typically begins in mid-June and ends after Provincials during the BC Day / August-long weekend. Families can expect 3-5 days of baseball every week. Summer ball does result in increased travel throughout the Lower Mainland for games.

    An all Cloverdale Tadpole Final saw the Pirates come out Triumphant.

    At PeeWee AA an amazing come from behind win saw Tsawwassen walk off with the victory over a classy Island visiting team from Cowichan.

    Newton Canadians lost in the Bantam Final to the Vancouver Dodgers and the Burnaby Braves topped Whalley in a tight affair at Midget AA.

    Thanks to everyone for making it a spectacular weekend. Thanks to everyone who volunteered over the sweltering weekend and a very special thanks to our Treasurer and Tournament Coordinator Carrie Stocco for her hours of work preparing everything to make the weekend the huge success it was.

    Send your pictures to us so we can share them online.

    PeeWee AA Tryouts Saturday May 27th

    We will be holding player assessments for PeeWee AA Summerball Team on Saturday May 27th at 11pm at Lionel Courchene Park. Any players wanting a chance to play in this highly competitive division should attend or at least email us their interest in the event of a conflict.

     

    Please note field status will be updated at approximately 4 pm on game days & 8am on weekends if the park is closed due to weather conditions.  For practices confirm with your coaches whether practices are cancelled.


    Attention Midget AA Players

    There will be an open try-out for our Midget AA Giants summer team on Thur. May 25, from 5:30-7:30pm. This will be the ONLY try-out, so if you're a player that wants a shot at playing in the early summer & you don't have a team, HERE'S YOUR SHOT!!  Any inquires can be made to Warren Gladman @ 604-597-9462 or 604-842-1762.

    Yankees and Cardinals managers talk about developing your young athlete

    A new Major League Baseball season is upon us, and all over the country Little League, high school and college players are starting their seasons. We (The Washington Post) had a chance to talk with two of America’s best-known and most thoughtful coaches: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. Both spent years sitting in the dugouts as players, later as managers — and decades on the bleachers as dads. We asked them for their thoughts on being a sports parent today.

    Read their thoughts here.

    Coaches Caravan April 1 after Opening Ceremonies.

    Spring Season Team Registration

    To register your team for the Spring Interlock Click Here.

    You will be registering your team online!  You will NOT be able to register your scores without registering your team online.

    Note you will be creating a username and password.  You will be using this information to input your scores throughout the season.

    For further instruction and information please click on "Coaches' Corner".

    FREE REGISTRATION

    We need your help to spread the word about our Spring Special. FREE registration for children new to our Association at the U9 Tadpole level and younger. 

    We need you to post this flyer anywhere you can think of. School, gym, church, temple, daycare...

    Right now the school league table looks like this

    Cambridge Elementary  32
      Woodward Hill Elementary 13
    Colebrook Elementary 10
    Boundary Park Elementary School  9
    Sullivan Heights Secondary School  7
    Panorama Ridge High School  6
    Goldstone Park Elementary   5
    Sullivan Elementary  5
    Chimney Hills Elementary  4

     

    If your school isn't on the list it means there are 3 or fewer children registered from the entire school.

    Please post this flyer the school reception area (if you are given permission) and even hand a copy to the teacher. We'd be happy to arrange to come and do a short presentation at an assembly or even coordinate to come and help with registrations.

    We also have post cards that can be handed out to kids and parents. Email us if you'd like some post cards or colour flyers.

    We'd also appreciate some help getting the flyers posted in arenas, gyms, YMCA, churches, temples, markets etc...  all around the Newton area.


    FREE SPRING '17 BASEBALL REGISTRATION!

    We are really excited to offer FREE Registration for new baseball players at (U9) Tadpole and younger. Anyone who has not played for Newton before at Tadpole, T Ball or Blastball will have their registration fees waived.*  So that's anyone playing at the U9 level or in Grades K-3.

    We'd really like to get the word out in the schools in our catchment area, some of which have zero current representation at the club. So if you know of kids or teachers at other schools in our catchment (Colebrook to 88th and 120th to 152nd) please let them know. We have postcards to hand out, flyers for the school entrance areas and are able to come and do short presentations at an assembly if you'd like. Email us here.

    What other sports do your kids play? We're looking for athletes from any sport to come out in spring and give baseball a try. Maybe they've been inspired by the dramatic Blue Jays post season runs or the Chicago Cubs amazing World Series win.

    For the rest of us who have already discovered this great game we are pleased to offer an early bird discount of $25 if you register before the end of the year. Registration is open so please take advantage of this generous offer.

    Winter clinics will continue in January, after the Christmas break. If you'd like to join in and get ready for the fast approaching season please use discount code 25WINTER17 to get the remaining Bantam and PeeWee & Mosquito clinics for only $25!

    *The $50 fundraising fee will still be applicable as will participation in volunteer duties. 



    New Corporate Sponsor

    Big Ridge Brewing, a great neighbourhood restaurant on the SE corner of 152nd & #10 Hwy, has generously agreed to donate 10% of your bill back to the Baseball Club. Just mention that Sheila the manager has created a file for us and it's done!

    Thanks to Scott Cowden and the team at Ramada Vancouver for their generous support. Remember them when you have guest in town.

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    BC Minor's Coaches Caravan




    Johnsen Archer steps up again sponsoring two teams


    Huge thanks to BC Diesel for their support


    Cook Tournament

    Congratulations to our Ross Tournament Winners!

    The Tadpole final was a close fought game and an incredible display of defensive skill as Coquitlam triumphed narrowly over a strong Richmond team. 

    The PeeWee A final saw Ladner see off Surrey. The Bantam division was won by Tsawassen over a very strong Aldergrove side.

    A tense Midget final was won at the death by our visitors all the way from Comox over a feisty Ladner team.

    Thanks so much to everyone for coming out and giving us such a great weekend of Ball and to our volunteers without whom these tournaments couldn't happen and a very special thanks to Anneve Gillon for stepping in to oversee the event at the very last minute.

    Congratulations to our Midget AAA Giants on Making Provincials

    The first game is at 11:30am this  Friday (29th) for those that want cheer them on. They'll be in Richmond all weekend at Latrace Park North of Granville between Minoru and Gilbert.

    Midget AAAs Lose Out to Eventual Winner

    Congratulations to our AAA Midget South Fraser Giants on making it to the Provincial Semi Finals in Richmond this past weekend.
    Our boys placed 1st in the overall tournament but lost 3-1 by Cowichan Valley in the semi-final game. Cowichan Valley went on to win the Provinacial championship in the end.

    Way to go boys!!
     

    Midget AA off to Provincials in Prince George

    2016 Annual General Meeting Successfuly Concluded

    Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM September 28th, without the support of our parents and volunteers our Association could not function.

    Highlights of the meeting include the unanimous adoption of the Special Resolution making changes to our ByLaws and constitution required by the amendments to the Society Act.

    Ben Dias was re-appointed President of the Association. Doug Baxter has stepped up and was acclaimed to the Executive Council post of Second Vice President and Kellie Simicak accepted the position of Secretary.

    Carrie Stocco presented our financials which are in great shape setting us up for the year to come.

    Thank you to all those who stepped up to fill our Coordinator Positions on the Executive for the coming year. In no particular order they are Jamie Janovsky will be our new Registrar. Ginnie Dickart will again coordinate the Midget divisions, Kelly Wright at Bantam, Kellie Simicak remains at PeeWee, Tom Janovsky will oversee Mosquito, Michael Reidy at Tadpole and Dodie Leboutillier for TeeBall & Blast Ball. Bradly and Nolan stepped up again as Jr UICs to support our young umpires. Robert Johnstone volunteered as Baseball Commissioner, Kathy Watson will supervise Uniforms, Chris Stocco will be in charge of Equipment (and keys). Umpire Coordination will be handled by Kellie Simicak, Kelly Swart and Margaret Waddell. Tournament Coordination will be shared between Carrie Stocco ably assisted by Jerry Barr and our Social Committee will be led by Lindsay Dias.

    Full minutes will be posted in due course. Thanks again to everyone for supporting the Association and our players. 

    Get your Newton Branded Swag

    Order online here. A limited stock will be available in concession through the season.


    The NCBA Catalogue is out! Click image to go to our online store.

    Learn more about Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities

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    Maintenance Plus

    For all you home maintenance and repair needs give Coach Rob a call 604 671 8902

    "We used coach Rob to renovate (rebuild completely!) our laundry room. He was quick, tidy and great value. I would recommend Rob unreservedly!" Coach Mark.


    Team Sponsor


    Up to 20% Off!


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    Ball Park Sports is offering 10% off everything in store and 20% off all Baseball Pants and Socks when you mention Newton Baseball!!




    Boston Pizza Fundraiser: Write "Newton Baseball" on the bottom or back of your receipt when dining at the Newton location and drop in their box at the front counter and they will rebate a portion of your bill to us.



    Newton Canadian Baseball "2015 Association of the Year"

    BC Baseball named Newton Canadian Baseball its "Association of the Year" for 2015. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the season such a roaring success.

    Not only were our Exec on hand to accept the honour, one of our graduate players, Owen Barry, also received a $1000 scholarship. 

    Click here for highlights of the 2015 season

    Our Club Sponsors step up again!



    Many thanks to John Volken and Price Pro for their ongoing support of the club



    Thanks to Terry Robbins and John Dunn from Fraser Valley Equipment for their continued support! Presented on behalf of Newton by Tadpole Coordinator Michael Reidy

    Newton Mosquitos Miss Out in Heartbreaking Fashion

    Winning three of four games in the round robin and losing the tiebreak by one run!

    Newton Represented @ Westerns