Countdown to Baseball Season in Surrey
The Newton Canadian Baseball Association is welcoming children under the age of nine to register for free.
Spring is in the air in Surrey, which means that it’s almost time for baseball season. This year things will look different, baseball is currently in Phase 2 of the Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines as outlined in both the viaSport and Baseball BC Guidelines. Team training and development are permitted; however, games/tournaments and programming for those over the age of 22 are not permitted.
Now more than ever, children need to get outside, have fun, and be social in a safe way. Involving children in organized sports can have lasting positive effects including improved vision, body weight, motor skills, social skills, self-confidence, sportsmanship and friendships. Baseball specifically teaches patience, linear thinking, prolonged focus and non-aggressive socialization.
In Surrey, we have various ball diamonds located in Cloverdale, Guildford, Newton, South Surrey and Whalley/City Centre. The Surrey Parks division has a designated ball diamond crew working on spring renovations encompassing releveling infields, trimming and weeding perimeters and turf horticultural maintenance on the infield grass.
To help kids in Surrey get outdoors and active in organized sport, the Newton Canadian Baseball Association is welcoming children under the age of nine to register for free! This program is available for three divisions including Blast-ball for kids born in 2016/17; Tee-ball for kids born in 2014/15; and Tadpole for youth born in 2012/13. Newton Canadian Baseball Association is offered to those living in the area between 86 A Avenue and Colebrook Road, and 120th Street to 152nd Street.
Whalley Little League is also offering something new this year with an expanded catchment area extending to the Southern boundary to 16th Ave. Registration is now open, and major league tryouts will take place on February 20. In Cloverdale, with Cloverdale Minor Baseball, spring registration is underway for Tadpole to Midget. All registrations must be completed online; including those who deferred the fees from the 2020 season. Registration for Blastball to Super-T is also now open. BC Minor Baseball Association will be hosting their annual Coaches Conference on February 26 – February 28. This conference is open to anyone interested in coaching.