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Changes for the 2020 Season

Thank you for visiting the North Langley Baseball page. We are in the process of moving our website to a new platform, Team Snap. We will not be updating this exisiting site, but, will hopefully have everything switched over for November 1st. 

You can still register your player(s) by using the link that is listed on our registration page. 

Some of the benefits of us moving to team snap will be our new communication methods. The most exciting part is that we will be provinding each team with their team snap account to help manage their team.  There is no additional cost to the team to pay for this. 

Another change this coming season is pre-paying for the raffle ticket booklets. We hope that it is easier for our famliies, and potentially less stressful for the treasurer, managers and coordinators that collect all of the money during that part of the season. 

Our volunteer requirements are changing as well to accomadate our concession. Each family will be asked to complete a concession shift and one league duty. 

Thank you for supporting North Langley Baseball, we are looking forward to our coming season. Go Trappers!

Marla 


Congratulations to our Bantam A, Tier two team for winning their playoffs! The head coaches are Dan Chapman and Bill Oulton. Way to go!

Coaches - Need to Reschedule a Game?

To reschedule a rain out game, or, to book an exhibition game, please fill out the field scheduler form

 

After you have arranged a field time, please then fill out the umpire request form here.

 

Summer Ball Coaches

Doug Crone on behalf of North Langley Baseball is pleased to announce the selected coaches for the 2019 Summer ball Season:

 

Bantam AAA – Kevin Nicholson

Bantam AA – Dave Wood

Bantam A  - Dan Chapman

Peewee AA – Ray Clark

Pewee A – Jack Libby

Mosquito AAA Tier 2  - Ron Dorland

Mosquito A – Derek Finlayson

Tadpole 9’s  - Chris Blatz

Tadpole 8’s – Co-coaches – Curtis Zarrelli & Josh Macknee

Super 7’s – Peter Cave

 

Tryout dates TBA.

All players trying out should understand that 100% commitment is mandatory to play summer ball. Summer ball may run until August long weekend for some divisions.  

 

Good Luck to all teams

 

Regards,

Doug Crone

President

North Langley Baseball – Home of the Trappers


Volunteer Sign Up!

Signing up for a shift is super easy:

1. Follow this link

2. Search for Sign Ups by using the following email: volunteers@nlbaseball.ca

3. Choose your sign up (ahem, concession is super fun!)

 


B.C Baseball "Association of the Year"

North Langley Baseball was honoured to receive B.C Baseball's 2019 Association of the Year.

 

The award was accepted by Doug Crone on behalf of our executive and past president Mark Burgess. Mark and Jori Burgess have been dedicated and instrumental to making our association what it is today. Our executive, coaches, and all volunteers contribute to our success, and we could truly not have the club that we do without them. 

 

Doug will continue to lead our club with his passion for baseball and our community. Thank you to Doug for your ongoing commitment. 

 

Thank you for helping us contribute to our success. We continue to grow each year and 2019 will not be any different.  


Trappers 2019 - Highlights, so far..




Trappers NEW Boundaries

Trappers NEW Boundaries

Bantam Township Blue Sox AA

We are in the process of selecting our coaching staff for the Township Blue Sox Bantam AA team. 

Please stay tuned for information regarding try outs and training. 

To ensure that you recieve updated emails, please register for our Bantam division and you will recieve notices.

 

Any questions?  please contact Nancy at Bantam@nlbaseball.ca

Coaches for Rep Prorams - Pee Wee AA, Bantam AA and Midget AA

We are currently seeking applications for Head Coaches for each of these divisions AA program. Baseball at the AA level is a higher skill and a very competitive program that requires a strong commitment to the team.

 

In addition, we will require a Criminal Record Check to be done prior to any selections being made. 

Please use the link below to bring you to the Coaching Page, which includes our coaching application for the 2020 season. These applications will be directed to Doug Crone. 

https://www.nldiamondsports.ca/page/show/1510954-coaches

 

We will not be accepting any applications for Assistant Coaches as these roles are not selected until the teams are formed.

 

If you have any questions about the coaching expectations of these three divisions, please contact Ray Clark, VP of Coach and Player Development. 

 

"Baseball in your own backyard, there is no place like home"

Township Blue Sox Coaching Staff Announcment

The Township Blue Sox (North Langley and Aldergrove Baseball Associations) are very pleased and honoured to announce that Kevin Nicholson will be joining our Township Blue Sox - College Prep coaching staff for the 2020 season.

Over the years, Kevin has led both the North Langley Peewee AAA and the Township Blue Sox Bantam AAA – programs to provincial births. In his first season Kevin’s efforts were recognized by BC Minor Baseball who named him the Coach of the Year for the 13U division. Kevin has the ability to make players better, both mentally and physically.    

Kevin's baseball background is extensive to say the least.  He was drafted by the California Angels in 1994, but rather than sign he chose to attend Stetson University, where he played college baseball.  Kevin’s college accomplishments include being named Conference Player of the Year in 1997. He reentered the draft in 1997 where he was selected in the first round, 27th overall, by the San Diego Padres.

Kevin spent three seasons in the minors, before making it to the majors where he played 37 games for the Padres in 2000. He later spent time in the Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations.

He was also a member of the Canadian National Baseball Team for several years. In 2001, he was part of their Baseball World Cup team, and was part of Team Canada's fourth place team in the 2004 Summer Olympics. In addition he played for Canada at the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.

 

We look forward to big things with our College Prep program here in the near future.   

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Honorary Trapper - Kel McGuire

We would like to recognize Kel McGuire as an Honorary Trapper. Dan Smart is neighbors with Kel, and as a result, he has been heavily involved in all of the behind the scenes improvements made to our parks. We are beyond appreciative of his time, creativity and his dedication to our community.

Over the years, Kel has built

  • Cubbies in Senior, Zarrelli and WGS Dugouts
  • Ramp for the container
  • Pitching pound in batting cage
  • Benches in batting cage
  • Shed in Zarrelli and WGS Diamonds
  •  Banner boxes to showcase our Sponsors
  • Those big red key tags to avoid keys going home by mistake. 
  • And most recently he fixed the bench in the batting cages that was damaged. 

Thank you Kel! 


Mike Whitmey

Tragically, with great sorrow, we at North Langley Baseball need to inform you that coach/manager Mike Whitmey, a long-time advocate to kids’ baseball in Langley, died in a car accident on Monday March 18. 

One of Mike’s passions in life was the game of baseball. Mike gave so much time to the kids …. “He was a players coach”. The players loved playing for him. He would always be the first one to applaud them or praise them. He always remained calm, cool and collected, he was someone you could count on and one who would walk a thousand miles out of his way for his players.

From a baseball movie in the 90’s, “Angels in the Outfield,” the baseball community will be able to feel the presence of a friend, mentor, and coach and companion looking over them. From family man to baseball coach, Mike Whitmey was a man who always brought a smile to his family, friends and players he coached on any ball field. 

Although we lost a good coach, great father and unbelievable human being, the baseball community gained an angel in our outfields. From North Langley Baseball, the Langley Township Community and all of Langley City, we thank you Coach Mikefor all of the lives you have impacted within these associationsand in this community. 

Mikey, “I hope you have the best seats in town my friend”, to watch all these kids play a game you brought so much love and passion too. We hope you rest in peace because you will be missed by many. 

With sincere sympathy

Doug Crone

President