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HERD LAUNCH ESSAY CONTEST TO LAND BAT BOY OR GIRL 

BURLINGTON - The Burlington Herd, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, today launched in partnership with BOMBA Baseball, a month-long essay writing contest aimed at 12 to 16 year-olds with the winners earning the chance to serve as a Herd bat boy or bat girl for the 2018 season.

 

The Burlington Herd Swing for the Fences Writing Contest is designed to allow school children to demonstrate their skills in creativity, structure and organization.

 

This year entrants are asked to compose a 250-500 word essay on, “What they love about baseball.” All entries can be submitted online at iblherd.com, by Monday, April 20th at 5:00 PM. The winners will be selected shortly thereafter.

 

The contest is open only to children ages 12 to 16 year-olds who are available to serve as a bat boy or bat girl during Herd home games this season. The Herd will select two entries to serve as the bat boy/girl. Winners will receive a bat boy/girl jersey, on field cap, t-shirt, and food at every game.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

 

 

2019 BOMBA ELITE TEAM COACHES WANTED

In 2019, BOMBA will field three EBLO teams 18U, 16U and 15U. Players born 2001 to 2005 are eligible to try out. BOMBA is currently looking for coaches for these elite teams.

Information on EBLO teams can be found at www.elitebaseball.ca/
 
Players will participate in showcase tournaments. The 2018 tournaments are below:
Newmarket EBLO- May 19-20
Brampton EBLO Showcase - May 25-27
Brampton EBLO - June 15-17
Vaughan EBLO - July 13-15
Niagara Falls, NY “Battle at the Falls” - July 27-29 
 
Tryouts will take place in July 2018 for the 2019 season.
 
Interested candidates can send an email to: bombarepcommittee@gmail.com

 

 

 

Police Check night at the BOMBA office, 952 Century Drive, Burlington is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4th from 6pm – 8pm.

 

All Coaches must have a current and valid Police Check on file with BOMBA prior to the season.

 

Note: BOMBA will cover fees for Coaches who register at this event.

(NOTE:  Must be a Halton resident and bring two pieces of government issued photo ID)

 

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PA Day Camp - April 27th (spots still available)

with Power Alley Baseball (in the Bulls Pen at Burloak Sports Centre)

Click here to Register 

 
 
 

2018 House League & Challenger Baseball Registration

Now Open 

 

New in 2018 for BOMBA's youngest Ball Players

 

In 2018 BOMBA will be relaunching its introductory levels of baseball. The purpose of this change is to increase the focus on the development of young athletes into better baseball players before they hit the Rookie Ball level.  The key to development of a young ball player is to eliminate the strike out.  Strike outs impact the game in many ways at the youngest levels.  Each at bat takes longer to complete, slowing the game down and allowing less at bats per player.  Striking out impacts the confidence of the hitter negatively stronger than any other play in any sport.  Strike outs mean that the ball is not put into play for the defenders to make a play on, thus impacting the number of opportunities they have to learn the defensive side of the game.  Finally, strike outs reduce the opportunities for players on base to learn how to run the bases correctly. 

To combat this, BOMBA is replacing the Soft Toss and Grasshopper divisions with the new Jr. Coach Pitch and Sr. Coach pitch divisions. Coaches will be given a protective netting to stand/sit behind, and will provide each hitter with an underhand/overhand throw appropriate for their skill level with the goal being 100% contact.  Confidence will rise, pace of play will increase and more opportunities will be given to hitters, defenders and runners to learn.  With this, of course, comes a drastic increase in enjoyment of the game by everyone. 

At the same time, BOMBA has decided to replace the Blastball division with a new Jr. T-Ball division. Team sizes will remain small, and the focus will remain on the fundamentals of the game, but players will play with three bases instead of one, allowing more opportunities to explore the field and learn about different parts of the game. 

Below is a summary of BOMBAs introductory levels of baseball for 2018:

 

Junior T-Ball (formerly Blastball)

  • Age: 4 years old

  • # of players/team: 8

  • Hitting: Off a batting T, no outs recorded, all batters bat each inning

  • Practice: Each team will practice for 20-30 minutes prior to the commencement of the game

  • Summary: Small team sizes allow coaches more one on one time with each player. The focus will be on the fundamentals of hitting, base running, throwing and catching. No score will be kept and the key will be making a fun and exciting atmosphere for our youngest athletes to thrive in.

 

Senior T-Ball (formerly T-Ball)

  • Age: 5 years old

  • # of players/team: 12

  • Hitting: Off a batting T, no outs recorded, all batters bat each inning

  • Practice: Each team will practice for 20-30 minutes prior to the commencement of the game. During play in the field, half of the team will participate in the infield, while the other half of the team continues to focus on skills in the outfield. Coaches can either rotate half way through an inning, or rotate each inning.

  • Summary: Larger teams allow coaches the opportunity to split the team in half during the game and focus on infield play, and continue the development on key skills in the outfield. The fundamentals of hitting, base running, throwing and catching will again be stressed and coaches will be encouraged to progress the teaching beyond the Jr. T-Ball level. No score will be kept and the key will be making a fun and exciting atmosphere for our youngest athletes to thrive in.

 

Junior Coach Pitch (formerly Soft Toss)

  • Age: 6 years old

  • # of players/team: 14

  • Hitting: Coach throws underhand from behind a safety net, no outs recorded, all batters bat each inning

  • Practice: Each team will practice for 20-30 minutes prior to the commencement of the game. During play in the field, half of the team will participate in the infield, while the other half of the team continues to focus on skills in the outfield. Coaches can either rotate half way through an inning, or rotate each inning.

  • Summary: Larger teams allow coaches the opportunity to split the team in half during the game and focus on infield play, and continue the development on key skills in the outfield. The fundamentals of hitting, base running, throwing and catching will again be stressed and coaches will be encouraged to progress the teaching beyond the T-Ball level. No score will be kept and the key will be making a fun and exciting atmosphere for our youngest athletes to thrive in.

 

Senior Coach Pitch (formerly Grasshopper)

  • Age: 7 years old

  • # of players/team: 14

  • Hitting: Coach throws under/overhand from behind a safety net, 3 outs or 5 runs per inning

  • Practice: Each team is allotted one 2 hour practice time on Saturday or Sunday. Coaches will be strongly encourage to conduct practice each week.

  • Summary: Sr. Coach Pitch is the first opportunity for our young ball players to play according to the official rules of the game. Teams will learn how to make outs in the field and score will be kept, with the season culminating in playoffs and championship day. The focus during practice remains the fundamentals of the game, and coaches will be encouraged to push players to prepare them for the Rookie Ball level starting at 8 years old.

 

 

 

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Fall Baseball Clinics
Sep 16, 2017, 8:54 am

 

Session 2 - BOMBA Baseball - Fall Development Clinics

 

BOMBA Baseball and Power Alley Baseball Fall Development Clinic Schedule.  Click here to Register.

 

Clinic & Dates

Age &

Full Registration

 

Time

Expires Nov. 24

High Performance Pitching

 

2007 - 2008

6:00pm – 7:00pm

$160 for 6 weeks

Monday, Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18  Saturday, Dec. 30 (2pm)

2005 - 2006

 7:05pm – 8:05pm

 

 

 

2000 - 2004

8:10pm – 9:10pm

FULL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House League Development

2009 - 2011

6:00 – 7:30pm

$160 for 6 weeks

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

Saturday Dec. 30th (12:30pm)

2007 - 2008

7:45 – 9:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Performance Hitting

2009 – 2011

6:00 – 7:00pm

$160 for 6 weeks

Wed, Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27

2007 - 2008

7:05 – 8:05pm

 

 

2005 - 2006

8:10 - 9:10pm

 
Thurs. Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

2000 - 2004

8:10 - 9:10pm

 

 

 

 

High Performance Catching

2007 – 2008

6:00 – 7:00pm

$160 for 6 weeks

Thursday, Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

2005 – 2006

7:05 – 8:05pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House League Development

2005 - 2006

6:00 – 7:30pm

$160 for 6 weeks

Friday, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

 

Infielding

   
Friday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

2004+

7:30 - 8:30pm

$120 for 4 weeks

 

 

 

 

House League Development

2009 - 2011

9:00-10:30am

$160 for 6 weeks

Saturday, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

2007 - 2008

10:45– 12:15pm

 

 

     

Infielding

 

2009 - 2010

1:00 - 2:00pm

$120 for 4 weeks

 

Sunday, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17

2007 - 2008

2:00 - 3:00pm

 
 

2005 - 2006

3:00 - 4:00pm

 

 

 


2017 BOMBA Awards
Aug 29, 2017, 6:53 pm

SOLD OUT - 2017 BOMBA AWARDS "Gala"

Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ the POLISH HALL (2316 Fairview St., Burlington)

Doors Open at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm

Tickets will be on sale at the BOMBA office beginning August 16th, 2017

"Cash, Cheque or Credit Card only"

 Ticket Prices: *All award recipients are free*

$60 per couple

$35 per parent/coach/umpire or player (19yrs of age and older)

$25 per player/umpire/sibling (18yrs of age and under)

Please ensure you purchase your tickets early especially if your child is an award recipient as seating is limited to the capacity of the hall (400). 

Please contact Brenda Macdonald at administrator@baseballburlington.com if you have any questions.


BULLS 16U EBLO Tryouts
Aug 16, 2017, 6:33 pm


 

BOMBA will be fielding a 16U team in the Baseball Ontario Elite Division for the 2018 Season.

 

Program Details here

2018 Tryout Registration

 

16U Coach - Tony Patzalek

  

Tryout dates:

Saturday August 19th:

6:00pm -11:00pm.  

Millcroft D2

 

Sunday August 20th:     

12:00pm -3:00pm.  

Millcroft D2

 

**New**

Sunday August 27th - Inter squad Game

11:00am -2:00pm.  

Millcroft D1

 

 


BOMBA Summer Baseball Camps
Jun 30, 2017, 7:24 pm

 

 

BOMBA, Burlington's largest grassroots and travel baseball association, is pleased to announce its continuing partnership with Power Alley Baseball in providing Summer Baseball Camps.

 

The Burlington Baseball Summer Camp, entering its third year, is offering 6 weeks of high performance baseball camps to Burlington athletes starting the week of July 10th. 

 

The Power Alley Baseball team, led by Tyler Patzalek, brings numerous years of baseball experience in both grassroots and REP player training.   Building on the positive feedback from the 2015 and 16 summer camps and 2016 and 2017 winter camps the goal is to provide a unique development environment for both House League and REP players.

  

For more information please contact

Power Alley Baseball, Tyler Patzalek

tyler.patzalek@poweralleybaseball.com

 

   

Click here for full brochure.

Click here to register.


Dorchester Champions!
Jun 28, 2017, 5:33 pm

MINOR PEEWEE NAVY WINS TOURNEY!!

 

This past weekend the Minor PeeWee Navy Squad played in the Dorchester Summer Slam Tourney.  It was a HOT, WET and WILD Weekend.  With a 2-1 record in round robin play, with the only loss coming to the Tier 1 Cambridge Cubs via mercy, the boys received one of two byes into the semi finals.  The Semi-final was close for the first few innings until some big two out hits rallied the Bulls for an 11-3 win and put them on into the finals, versus the same T1 Cambridge Cubs squad who had only given up 2 runs over their first four games and had walked through (“mercied”) all teams in front of them.

 

The Navy Bulls jumped out to an early 2 run lead in the top of the first inning, and then adding single runs in the top of the third and fourth.  Cambridge was able to start a comeback, with runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth, sixth and in the seventh inning, eventually having the tying run on second base in the bottom of the 7th with only one out.  With an opposite field hit over the third basemen’s head, it looked like the tying run would cross the plate, however, with the batter already assured of second base, the defense was able to make a good hard throw to the dish and get the second out on a bang bang play at the plate, the Bulls needed one more out, which came via a pop to SS and the Bulls celebration started. 

 

Congrats to the entire squad – who received contributions from EVERYONE on the squad over the course of the weekend – a GREAT job and well deserved W.  NEXT TOURNEY – COOPERSTOWN!!!

 

Pictured:

Laying down: JZ Ziliotto, D-Rock Riesberry

2nd Row: GG Gallant, EC Charron, Bombs Grechulk

3rd Row: Big Papi Douridas, KFC Frahm, BW Wilson, Philly Phillips

Standing: GP Presswood, Styles McKay, Mack Attack Rabeau

 

Coaches: Gord Abraham, Paul Rabeau, Jason Riesberry, Lou Phillips, Chris Douridas

 

 

 


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