We are very excited to announce our new 13–16-Year-Old Division Coordinators, Justin Galye and Shawna Slogocki. Together they are making some exciting changes to make our programs more competitive at their top level, and fundamentally developmental for those who are new and developing.
This Spring Season we will be working in partnership with the Langley Blaze Organization, offering pitching, infield/outfield, and hitting resources to aid all our divisions in development, to allow for fundamental growth for all players. We will also be using a tiered system, that depending on registration, will consist of 2-4 teams at the 13/14-Year-old level, and will also have a 15/16-Year-old Senior level team (dependent on registration numbers). Please see below for a detailed synopsis of each team we will be offering. Also, please be aware regular registration fees will be set at $350.00 for all teams BUT each team may have an additional team fee that will cover extra costs such as extra tournament fees which will be discussed with parents prior to evaluations. All travel associated costs would also be the responsibility of the players family who is traveling for out-of-town tournaments.
- Tier 1: AAA level Team. This team will be called the Langley Baseball Blaze and will be head coached by Ryan Marshall. They will begin practices and games in early March with league play ending in early June and then into the summer season to be announced at a later date. They will travel to at least one USA tournament (March-spring break) as well as to a tournament in Kamloops in April. They will also compete in 1-2 more local tournaments. This level will be offered to high level players who are committed to an intense baseball schedule (5-6 days a week potentially), and who are looking at avenues to try out for high level bantam teams such as the Langley Blaze in the future.
- Tier 2: AA level Team: This team will also have opportunities to travel to tournaments, but will participate in 1-3 local tournaments, including our own Langley Baseball Pink Bat Tournament. The coach for this team will be announced at a later date. Players from this team would also be eligible for summer season play, based on tryouts for the various teams to be announced for Summer at a later date. It will begin practices in March and games in late March/early April. This team’s schedule is a little less intense, and may be 3-5 days a week and is intended for those that still wish to compete at a competitive level, but may not want the intense level of play or commitment at the Tier 1 level or skilled players still looking to develop their skills to the next level.
- Possible Tier 3: Single A level Team. (Depending on evaluations and registration numbers and Coaches are still to be determined). This would be for newly developing players that are interested in playing and working on more fundamental skills with less pressure then playing on a more competitive team. They will still have league games and could play in single A tournaments and would also be able to play at our own tournament. This schedule is still likely 2-4 days a week, but the level is more fundamental skill oriented.
- 15/16-Year-Old Senior Team: This team would compete at tournaments to be determined and would compete in a league schedule as well. It would likely be 3-5 days a week and we will still be looking to name coaches for this team as well.
Registration will begin on November 1st and will close in Mid January. Evaluations for the various tiers of teams will be held in late January/early February. Information will be sent out to all registered families prior to evaluations about the format, expected team fees (if any) and about the coaches who will be involved in the various teams.