August 31st Ribbon Cutting with contributors to the new additions including our own WMBA members
Next time you visit Joe Sams for the upcoming baseball season, you will notice a few additions that have been underway in the past little while. In between diamonds #1 and #2, a new sun shelter has been completed, and a new playground in the same vicinity is underway, forecasted to be completed in time for all to enjoy when the 2019 season begins. There will also be some newly paved pathways with benches along the way to make the trip down to diamonds #3 and #4 a little more tolerable. Thank you to all that have made this happen: the Lions Club of Waterdown, Councillor Judi Partridge, the City of Hamilton, along with contribution from the WMBA. More details can be found as reported in the Flamborough Review recently. Another reason to enjoy our growing community!
Update: The schedule for PeeWee Select is now set. Please see details below.
Now that rep tryouts have been completed, we are in the process of organizing tryouts for next year's Select baseball program. Select teams are formed with tryout sessions for eligible players rostered with teams playing under the auspices of the Baseball Ontario, Select Division (formerly SOBA). Play will involve games with teams from the surrounding area & tournaments throughout the spring/summer of the upcoming season for both loop only (new this year) and non loop only teams. Non loop only teams will also have houseleague play. For more information about the Select program, please see our information listed under Rep & Select in our Youth Programs section on the WMBA website.
The following tryout schedule has been announced and we may be releasing times and places for other tryouts in the next little while for teams in divisions that will be fielded. Please check the WMBA website regularly for any sessions that are added or any changes that may be made to the schedule. For those interested in applying to tryout, please fill out the application form for the respective tryout on our Forms page (click here to be redirected to that page). We are making it mandatory to apply online before you attend your first tryout.
Mosquito Select (born 2008-2009) (Loop Only Play, no houseleague) (Head Coach: Troy Dufour)
October 20th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Joe Sams Leisure Park, Diamond #3
October 21st from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Joe Sams Leisure Park, Diamond #3
PeeWee Select (born 2006-2007) (Loop Only Play, no houseleague) (Head Coach: Corey Bond)
October 20th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Joe Sams Leisure Park, Diamond #4
October 21st from 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Joe Sams Leisure Park, Diamond #4
Date: October 24th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Harry Howell Arena (Community Room)
The Annual General Meeting of the WMBA will be held on October 24th, beginning at 7:30 PM at Harry Howell Arena. All members of the community are welcome. The following details will be discussed at the meeting:
Approval of 2017 AGM Minutes
Treasurer Report and Financial Review
New Business (Open Forum)
The following positions are up for election (all are 1 year positions unless explicitly stated below):
President (2 year Executive Position)
Treasurer (2 year Executive Position)
Houseleague Director (formerly Head Convenor)
Girls Softball Director (formerly FMSA Rep)
Communications Director (now combined role of Communications and Webmaster)
Rep Director (formally COBA Representative)
Player and Coach Development Coordinator
Sponsorship Manager (currently open position needed to be filled for upcoming season)
Uniform Manager - Houseleague
Uniform Manager - Rep
Diamond Crew Coordinator
Lower Houseleague Convenor
Upper Houseleague Convenor
Descriptions for the positions are available in the below link, on the website and will also be available at the AGM.
The WMBA is run by volunteers and the league is always in need for new volunteeers to fill positions within the board along with throughout the league, especially those involved with houseleague activities. If you feel you have what it takes to add something to the league and community, please feel free to let us know. As noted above, we are in need of a sponsorship manager for the upcoming season, so if you have any initiative on handling this position, please reach out to us. You can email Candice Rivat (
) leading up to the AGM date for any volunteer questions you have or if you are unable to attend the AGM in person.
Over the coming weeks, the results of the tryouts will be posted below (click on the respective team below to download the results document), In the case where the coach has opted to contact participants individually, those who have made the team will be contacted by email or phone. Please watch this space for updates regarding those who are offered postions on teams once the final tryout has ended. We thank everyone who came out to tryouts.
Taking WMBA on the Road with LeagueAthletics Mobile
The start of the season is approaching. Do you need a way to keep track of your little (or big) slugger's schedule? Want to keep up to date on happenings in the league? Need a quick way to email your coach? Need directions to a diamond? All this and much more is available in the mobile app for our league. You can get the LeagueAthletics Mobile app at the Google Play store for Android and at the iTunes store for Apple. All you need to connect is your WMBA login and password. Download now for free!