The Newton and Surrey Canadian Baseball Associations are pleased to announce the Bantam and Pee Wee AA head coach selections. Our congratulations to Coach Marty Van Der Loos who is returning to the Bantam AA team and Coach Jay Bomford, who is returning to the Pee Wee program.
Coach Jay is a Certified Regional Coach and continues to learn and participate in clinics to increase his knowledge. He is passionate about player development. He has been a head coach for minor baseball and hockey for seven years. He coached summer-ball for the Surrey/Newton Mosquito AAA team in 2019. Coach Jay was an assistant coach for the Newton/Surrey Peewee AA team in the modified 2020 season. Having played competitive baseball in Victoria he appreciates that all children learn in different ways and
at different paces. “The one key for all kids is that they learn more when they are engaged and having fun.”
Coach Marty returns for his second year as the Bantam AA coach. He has coached in variety of organizations at different levels, including AAA baseball. He is an extremely humble coach committed to player development. Last year the AA team made the final four team tournament in the modified 2020 season. He is a pioneer in girls baseball, having coached the BC U16 selects to a National Championship in 2019.