Head Coach, 2023 VCB 18U AAA Mounties
18U "AAA" is a single season program competing in BC Minor Baseball's 18U AAA division.
This team will play other 18U AAA teams from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan. On several weekends you can expect double-headers both Saturday & Sunday. The season runs from early April through to the Provincial tournament in late July or early August. The Provincial champion in this division continues to play on into August.
A typical season schedule consists of around 40 league games and up to 25 tournament, exhibition, and playoff games.
Players and their families are expected to make a full and substantial commitment to the team if they are placed on the roster. There will likely be a game or practice on 4-5 days per week. Players must also be able and willing to commit to playing through to the end of the summer season.
18U “AAA” plays “9-man ball” for the entire season.
All players wishing to tryout who have not done so, please see tryout information below.
Players will be placed into groups and notified of their specific tryout dates. If a player is not able to attend, please info us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First stage, players expected to attend 2 of 4:
- Tue Feb 21 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 4:30-dark (sunset 5:43)
- Thu Feb 23 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 4:30-dark (sunset 5:47)
- Sat Feb 25 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 10:00-12:00
- Sun Feb 26 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 10:00-12:00
- First round of AAA releases.
Second stage players expected to attend 2 of 3:
- Tue Feb 28 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 4:30-dark (sunset 5:55)
- Thu Mar 2 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 4:30-dark (sunset 5:58)
- Sat Mar 4 ⁃ Nanaimo Park 10:00-12:00
- Second round of AAA releases
Sun Mar 5 Inter-squad by invitation
⁃ UBC 6:00-9:00 pm
Final AAA releases and Team Announcement Mar 6
Also, a reminder for any player trying out for 18U AAA, you MUST inform your home association at least 5 days prior to first tryout date. This rule also applies to any player that did not participate on a BCMBA team last season; you still need to inform your home association. If you haven't done so, please do ASAP!!
IMPORTANT: RULE 7.07 Players who do not reside within VCB boundaries (see our website for boundaries map), MUST email their Home Associations' 18U Coordinator and/or President and Cc the 18U AAA Coach (email@example.com) at least five (5) days prior to attending first tryout date that you are trying out for VCB Mounties 18U AAA team.
Failure to do so, may result in a minimum $200 fine by BCMBA. Please be advised, that if players do not make final roster, you must return to your home Association.
Players should be registered with their home association or VCB for insurance purposes, especially if you did not play on a BCMBA team last season.
For more information on tryouts please contact:
John Stark – Head Coach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mondays starting January 16 to February 27
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval
Designed for those interested in trying out for the upcoming season with VCB 18U AAA , we will be putting on a 7-session indoor winter training session.
This is in an effort to provide our players their best opportunity to prepare for AAA tryouts and the upcoming season. We will be running two batting cages and have one of the courts for conducted fitness, basic skills and hitting drills.
Limited to 30 players.
Sign up through the link below.
Thanks to all the players and parents for all the time, energy and effort involved in the tryout and assessment process. It has been a great opportunity for the coaches to meet so many hardworking baseball players! The coaches would like to thank all the players for their time, energy and interest in the team. We were thoroughly impressed with not only the level of play but also the tenacity, effort and perseverance (even in the freezing cold!). In the end, the coaches made the tough decisions by determining who would benefit the team the most in terms of the skill-sets and positions that we need, not necessarily who was a 'better' baseball player. We would like to congratulate all players who attended the tryouts and wish you the best of luck this season.
Below is the final roster for the VCB Mounties Midget AAA team.
Pavo Smith Manojlovic
Iain St. Arnault
– Coach Travers and Coach Todd