The VCB Mounties have offered organized baseball for girls and boys aged 13 to 18 living in Vancouver since 1995. From recreational house leagues to elite traveling teams at all levels, we treat all our programs and players with equal importance! We emphasize player participation and skill improvement at all levels.
The VCB Mounties coaches are all NCCP certified and focus on skill development at all levels. We are proud of our history and inclusive approach to developing and teaching baseball skills, while creating a community focussed approach which is centred around the enjoyment of baseball.
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Vancouver Community Baseball intends to field a summer “A” team at the 13U, 15U, and 18U level this year. This is a call for player interest in participating on one of these teams.
About the summer “A” (“AA” in 18U) season
The Summer baseball season runs from the last week of June to the August long weekend, or the weekend after that, depending on the division. There will be 1 or 2 games and usually 1 practice each week. Home games will be played at Chaldecott Park or Hillcrest Park. There will be some travel around the Metro Vancouver area and potentially to the Sunshine Coast (no overnight trips) for away games. Car pools will be organized to ensure players have transportation to & from the field for road games.
At the conclusion of the summer season, there will be a tournament held to declare a Metro Vancouver championship team. A limited number of teams will qualify for this tournament. The exact number will be determined by the number of teams participating.
The caliber of play in summer league is higher than spring league. However, fair-play rules are in place so all players will get a reasonable amount of playing time. We bat through the order (same as in spring league). Defensively, at the 13U and 15U levels, all players must play a minimum of 3 defensive innings, while at the 18U level, they must play at least 3 consecutive outs. Even if you don't think of yourself as an "all-star player", you should still consider putting your name forward.
Baseball is a team sport and requires all players to work together as a unit. Players will most likely be asked to play only one or two positions for the entire summer season in order to develop strong defensive team play. The team will need several experienced pitchers to complete the season successfully. Offensively, coaches will look for players with strong batting and base-running skills. Finally, coaches will be looking for players with a positive attitude - - Summer League is a short, competitive season and the team cannot afford to carry players, no matter how talented, who are not committed to working hard for the team and improving their skills.
In terms of commitment expectations, players who have plans to be away for a short period of time (1 week) during the summer league season may still qualify for the team. While you are in Vancouver, however, we expect baseball to be your priority.
Depending on the level of interest, we may need to hold try-outs. If so, they will be held during the 2nd week of June. Specific dates and times and locations will be sent to the players and posted on the website. The coaches of the team have the final say on player selection.
If you want to sign up, please follow the registration link below. There is no cost until the team roster is announced. Players selected to a summer team will be invoiced for $200.00, payable to Vancouver Community Baseball immediately after being selected for the team.
13U: Not named yet.
15U: Kristy Watson
18U: James Fairweather
If you have any questions not answered here, please send them to your division Coordinator:
If you want to sign up for a summer ball, please follow the registration link below. Note that signing up on this form does not guarantee selection to the team, as try-outs may be necessary (depending on the level of interest). We will need to know by June 1st whether we have enough players to field a team.
Starting in 2022 we will be posting regularly to social media (primarily Facebook and Instagram). Stay tuned for Photo Galleries, Player of the Week awards, team announcements and other news and info items. Click on the icons below to be directed to those channels.
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