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
|Woodward Hill Elementary||13|
|Boundary Park Elementary School||9|
|Sullivan Heights Secondary School||7|
|Panorama Ridge High School||6|
|Goldstone Park 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.
In an effort to best develop our players this spring season at the U13 PeeWee AA level we have determined it is appropriate to merge the Newton and Surrey Associations and form a single joint team.
This will inevitably mean greater competition for places on the squad so we urge those parents and players interested in competing at this rep level to connect with us now and, at the very least, inform us of your intentions.
There will be an information session for parents and players on January 28th at 3:30pm in the batting cage at Surrey's home field, Lionel Courchene Park.
Tryouts will be on Saturday February 4th at 3:00-4:30 at Lionel Courchene Park and in the gymnasium at MB Sanford Elementary on Tuesday February 7th at 8pm. Players from any Association are welcome to attend and tryout, it is not limited solely to athletes from Surrey and Newton Associations.
Home games will be split equally between the associations neighbouring parks.
Clinics will continue every Tuesday including next Tuesday the 24th, which would certainly be a good session to attend to knock off any cobwebs prior to tryouts.
We are close to the Jan 20th cutoff to declare our intention to field a Bantam U15 AA team.
At this more competitive level the athletes play a single season without a separate short summer ball season. They also play "big league" nine man ball rules from June on. AA tryouts will be announced shortly, but if you know other players from Associations not fielding a AA program (like Surrey for example) or who'd like to try out for Newton, let us know, drop us a quick email.
We will also continue to be available to discuss the topic tonight, and every Wednesday, at Hyland School Gym from 6-8pm where players are encouraged to attend the ongoing Winter Clinics.
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.
February 8th 6:30-8pm at the offices of Johnson Archer 300 - 7485 130th St Surrey. Coaches and Assistants and anyone in the slightest bit curious as to what's involved are asked to pleas join us for an information session. If you'd like some more info as to what's involved and required to help coach your child's baseball team. All are welcome.
We are also looking for volunteers to help get everything ready to ensure a smooth start to the season. Half of the fun is getting involved and we have lot's of opportunity to do so. The Events committee will be working on Summer Sizzler, Movie Nights, Trips to major league Baseball Games and other fun fundraising events.
We'd like some help spreading the word on our efforts to engage new players at the junior levels of the club and we have many projects large and small around the Park we need support with. We will be utilizing our DIBS online volunteer management platform again this year and are open to suggestions as to DIBS eligible tasks and duties you'd like to see. Please come out and learn more and be part of the discussion.
Midget AAA Clinics will be starting on Jan. 8th and running every Sunday (except the 15th, Jan) for 8 weeks.
It will be at the South Surrey Athletic park training facility from 12 to 2 pm.
We will probably slip in the Newton batting cage (like we did last year) as well on Wed. nights. Cost will be around $75.00. For any queries contact Terry Nugent.
We have a new time slot dedicated to all our up and coming U15 Bantam players wishing to develop their baseball skills. Whether it's with a view to trying out for the AA Rep Program or just play better baseball come spring.
This will be an intensive development program for boys and girls wishing to grow their skills before the start of the competitive season.
The clinic will take place at Highland Elementary School Gym @ 6677 140th St.
We have the gym at MB Sanford reserved again all winter Tuesday and Thursday Evenings starting October 25th. Just off 72nd & 144th.
Each Tuesday from 8-10pm we'll be running a more intensive training session for our AA Rep program. Any athletes in PeeWee and Bantam that want to come and try out come out on the 25th.
Thursdays we will start at 7pm with our younger players Mosquito (U11). 8pm will be PeeWee and 9pm Bantam up.
We've kept the cost down to $50 to cover the cost of the gym rental and will jam in as many sessions as we can through to the start of Spring Ball.
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.
The weather was nothing short of spectacular, the park was full, the ceremony tight and the games entertaining. It doesn't get much better. Enjoy the pictures and if you'd like to share some pictures of your own go to our Facebook page.
Johnsen Archer steps up again sponsoring two teams
Huge thanks to BC Diesel for their support
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.
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.
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!!
Order online here. A limited stock will be available in concession through the season.
Thanks to Scott Cowden and the team at Ramada Vancouver for their generous support. Remember them when you have guest in town.
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.
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.
Many thanks to John Volken and Price Pro for their ongoing support of the club
Winning three of four games in the round robin and losing the tiebreak by one run!