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2018 BDGSA Houseleague and Select Banquet and Awards Ceremony

 

The BDGSA Houseleague banquet has been booked at the Barrie Curling Club for Thursday September 20th.  This is a private event that requires an RSVP and will include dinner, dessert and an awards ceremony.  Players will be seated with their teammates and supervised by their coaches or volunteer chaperones.  Please be on time for pick up/drop off as we have two events running back to back.  We look forward to a fun-filled celebration of our league, its coaches/volunteers and most importantly, our players!!  

Final RSVPs will be accepted until the end of day today.

Event Details:

Barrie Curling Club

Address:  175 Essa Road, Barrie

Date: Thursday September 20th

Times:

TYKES, MITES & SQUIRT - 6-7:30PM (Doors open at 5:45pm, banquet ends promptly at 7:30pm)

NOVICE AND BMV - 8-9:30PM (Doors open at 7:45pm, banquet ends promptly 9:30pm)


The BDGSA is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Rep Coaches

U10 Mite - Positon not filled to date. Applications are still being accepted

U12 Squirt - Brad Leliever - BL198328@gmail.com

U14 Novice - Dave Mahaffey - 705-309-7205

U16 Bantam - Christi Groves - christig8@gmail.com - 705-718-1446 (UPDATED)

U19 Midget - Position not filled to date. Applications are still being accepted


Rep Tryout Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce our Barrie Storm Rep tryouts for the 2018-19 season.
 
Please note we are still in search of Mite and Midget Coaches.  If you are interested in this position, please fill out the coaching application below:
Mite - CANCELLED - no coach at this time
 
Squirt #1 - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 6:30-8:30pm - Ferndale Park, 138 Ferndale Drive South, Barrie (accessed off Summerset Drive)
Squirt #2 - Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:30-8:30pm - Ferndale Park, 138 Ferndale Drive South, Barrie (accessed off Summerset Drive)
Squirt #3 - Sunday, September 9, 9am - 11am - Ferndale Park, 138 Ferndale Drive South, Barrie (accessed off Summerset Drive)
 
Novice #1 - Wednesday, September 5, 6:30-8:30pm - Ferndale Park, 138 Ferndale Drive South, Barrie (accessed off Summerset Drive)
Novice #2 - Thursday, September 6, 6:30-8:30pm - Shear Park - 21 Holgate Street, Barrie
Novice #3 - Sunday, September 9, 11am-1pm - Shear Park - 21 Holgate Street, Barrie
 
Bantam #1 -  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 6:30-8:30pm - Shear Park, 21 Holgate Street, Barrie
Bantam #2 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:30-8:30pm - Shear Park, 21 Holgate Street, Barrie
Bantam #3 - Saturday September 8, 2018 11-1pm - Shear Park, 21 Holgate Street, Barrie
 
Midget - No coach
 
Please note:  there will be a $15 Tryout fee (to supplement the costs associated with field permits).  The registration also allows us to communicate with players and families in the event of a change in time/venue for tryouts.  The registration link is https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=barriesoftball&formID=123532

Barrie Storm Novice Select Red brings home Silver Medal from the OSSTA Provincial Championships.

The Barrie Storm Novice Select Red Team brought home the Silver Medal from the OSSTA Provincial Championships.

These young ladies played outstanding ball all weekend and we are very proud of them. Congratulations Ladies!


Final Houseleague Playoff Standings

Congratulations to all on a fantastic finish to the season!

Here are the final standings for the mite, squirt, novice, and BMV divisions:

Mite - Telus Division

Gold - Caroline Blue - Telus

Silver - Red - Telus

Bronze - Navy - Telus

4th - Black - Telus

5th - Grey - Telus

Squirt Division

Gold - Caroline Blue - Morrison Auto Service

Silver - Grey - AGAT Labs

Bronze - Red - Canadian Tire North

4th - Black - Centretown

Novice Division

Gold - Red - Bayfield Carpet

Silver - Grey - The NEL Group

Bronze - White - Centretown

4th - Navy - Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC

BMV Division

Gold - White - Centretown

Silver - Red - Bradford Greenhouses

Bronze - Caroline Blue - CallPoint Canada Ltd.

4th - Grey - Anthem Mortgage Group

5th - Navy - Upper Canada Trucks

6th - Black - BDGSA


Barrie Storm Bantam Rep Team brings home GOLD from Provincials!!

 

Barrie Storm Bantam Rep went undefeated to bring home Gold from Provincials in Stratford!

Congratulations 2018 Champions!!

 


Calling for all 2018/2019 Rep Coaches!

UPDATE: The BDGSA is now accepting applications for "REP" coaches for the upcoming 2018-2019 season for the following divisions:

U10 Mite (2009-2010)

U12 Squirt (2007-2008)

U14 Novice (2005-2006)

U16 Bantam (2003-2004)

U19 Midget (2000-2002)

U21 Junior (1999 and older)

 

If you would like to coach a BDGSA Rep team, please click on the link entitled "Coaches Application" on the right-hand side of the home page or by clicking on the following link:

https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=barriesoftball&formID=90514

 

Ensure you send in your application by Friday, August 17, 2018.

 

If you are interested in participating on a rep team, tryouts for rep programs will commence in September 2018 following Labour Day Weekend (dates to be announced following rep coach selection).  Stay tuned!

 

Should you have any questions, please email bdgsa.president@gmail.com.


Register now for the 2018 BDGSA Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Saturday September 29th @ Innisbrook Golf Course

8:00 AM Arrival & 9:00 AM Shotgun

$125 Per Person $500 Per Foursome

Includes 18 Holes, Cart, Lunch, and lots of fun surprises

Can’t Make the Tournament but still want to help support the league?

We have many sponsorship opportunities as well.

Title Sponsor up for grabs for $500, first come first serve.

Hole Takeover – Promote Your Business on one of the holes $200

Hole Sponsorships $100

Cart Sponsorships $50

To sponsor, donate prizes or questions about sponsoring please feel free to email us at bdgsa.golf@gmail.com

Payments can be made by e-transfer, cheque, cash or credit card.

To register, please visit the following link https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=barriesoftball&formID=128428

Send etransfers to bdgsa.treasurer@gmail.com

See you on September 29! 


Barrie Storm Novice Red Select capture well earned bronze medal in Whitby


Barrie Storm Novice Blue Select Wins Bronze!

 

Congratulations Ladies!!


The Barrie Storm Bantam Selects had a great tournament and placed

4th out of 16 teams this weekend in St. Catherines. Way to go Ladies!


Fair Play in BDGSA...Fun For Everyone!

The goal of the BDGSA Softball Programs is to ensure all players have a rewarding, memorable, safe and fun experience while participating in our programs. Providing a safe environment is a collaborative process. We ask that parents/guardians/coaches/spectators adhere to the guidelines below and we ask that you also share the following league guidelines with your child/ren:

Respect others and their property

Hands off

No bullying behavior by players, coaches or parents

Listen to the coaches/team managers

Stay with the team while at the ball park

Use appropriate language at all times (this applies to everyone)

HAVE FUN!

If the above guidelines cannot be met, the BDSGA Executive will follow up to address concerns. Parent, coach, and/or player conferences may be required to address concerns at any time during the season.

** Physical or emotional aggression towards another person or oneself (by anyone) may result in a temporary or full suspension from the league. **


Barrie Storm Squirt Select Team Wins Bronze Medal in Stouffville!


Barrie Storm Novice Red Select Team Wins Gold Medal in Brampton!

The Barrie Storm Novice Red team was in Brampton over the weekend.  After finishing first in their pool and with a thrilling come from behind victory in the semi’s, and a fantastic showing in the finals, these young ladies brought the GOLD MEDAL back to Barrie.  Great job ladies!!!


Barrie Storm Mite Select win Silver Medal in Milton!


The 2018 Barrie Bash took place this past weekend.  There were 77 teams in attendance from across Ontario and Quebec.  Our Barrie Storm teams represented amazingly.  Thank you to all the volunteers and to our umpires for such an incredible weekend of ball. 

Final Barrie Storm Standings:

Mite Select Team - 4th in the A final

Squirt Rep Team - Silver in the B final

Novice Rep Team - 7th out of 14 teams (1st in round robin pool play)

Bantam Tier II Rep Team - 7th out of 16 teams (2nd in round robin pool play)

Congratulations to all and good luck throughout the rest of your season!

 


Anonymous Feedback Forms

Now that the league games have started and the rep and select programs are also well underway, please provide feedback to the league throughout the year so that the Executive can be kept apprised of the year (good or bad).  Please click on this link https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=barriesoftball&formID=123153 to let us know how your year is going.  We are doing our best and would like to continue to improve. 


Congrats to the Beginner Pitchers and Catchers!

Once again, we are thrilled with the progress that this year's graduates have made throughout the winter.  We added a new beginner catchers clinic to the mix of BDGSA development clinics and it was a huge success.  These young ladies will be hitting the diamond ready for action. 

A huge thank you once again to Wayne Kennedy, our beginner pitching coach, and to Breanne Beardsall and Emma Nayler, our new beginner catching coaches.  Also, thanks to Zoe Delorme, Melanie Stibbard and Emma Crawford for assisting Wayne in his pitching clinics.  The difference you have all made with these young players is incredible.  I know they all look up to you and we are so thrilled to have you all be such huge parts in the development of our league.

We hope to see you all out again next year!


2018 Registration Information/FAQ's

When does registration open/close?

Registration will open at 9:00 am on Saturday January 13, 2018 for all House League Divisions and will run until April 8th.  Registrations received April 9th and onward will be subject to a $25 late registration fee per player.  Registration closes on April 30th

How long is the season?

The House League season runs from mid-May (weather dependent) until early to mid-August.  The Year End Tournament is scheduled for the weekend of August 10-12th

What are the divisions and costs?

Below is the tentative schedule and fees.  Please note: The City of Barrie does not confirm field allocations until late February so changes may be necessary.

DIVISION

BIRTH YEAR

COST

GAME NIGHT

PRACTICE NIGHT

BLASTBALL

2013-2014

$110.00

MONDAY

N/A

TYKE

2010-2012

$170.00

TUESDAY

N/A

MITE

2008-2009

$180.00

MONDAY/THURSDAY

MONDAY

SQUIRT

2006-2007

$235.00

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

NOVICE

2004-2005

$235.00

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

BANTAM

2002-2003

$315.00

SUNDAY/MONDAY

THURSDAY

MIDGET

1999-2001

$315.00

SUNDAY/MONDAY

THURSDAY

VARSITY

1997–1998

$315.00

SUNDAY/MONDAY

THURSDAY

 

 What does my registration fee pay for?

  • ·         Field Costs
  • ·         Lighting costs
  • ·         Umpire Fees
  • ·         Uniform Jersey
  • ·         Equipment (baseballs, bats, helmets, bases, catchers gear etc.)
  • ·         Team/individual picture
  •        Event Day at the Barrie Sports Complex - July 7, 2018
  • ·         Year End Banquet/Awards
  • ·         Player and Coach Insurance
  • ·         Administrative costs

What equipment do I need to play?

  • ·         Glove
  • ·         Running shoes and/or cleats (no metal spikes please)
  • ·         Face masks are mandatory for Tyke  level and up

Where/when are the games played?

All House League games are played in Barrie.  Fields include Kearsey, Cloughley, Shear, Queens and Maitland.  The Tyke division will have a practice from 6:30-7:00 (NEW) followed by a game 7:00-8:00 pm each week.  Mite and Squirt games usually begin at 630pm.  Games at the Novice division and up begin at 630 or 8pm (or a combination of both).

Event Day this year is July 7, 2017 at the Barrie Sports Complex (subject to change based on City approval).  Games played throughout the event day are counted as regular season games.

Is it possible for my daughter to play up a division? 

  • ·         Please register for the division that corresponds with your child’s age
  • ·         During the registration process, there is a section for play up requests.  Please complete accordingly.
  • ·         Play up requests will be reviewed once registration closes. 
  • ·         Those approved to play up are responsible to pay the difference in registration fees (if any).

Special Requests:

·         Requests to have siblings play on the same team are the only requests that will be guaranteed. 

·         Coaching requests are not permitted except under extenuating circumstance. 

·         Team balancing is the primary concern and will take precedence over special requests.  

 

I’d like to coach.  Is this possible?

New Coaches - please let us know you’re interested via the volunteer section of the registration process.  Next, complete and submit the application form found on the main page of our website.  Once received, you will be sent a volunteer letter.  Take this letter to your local police service to have your record check and vulnerable sector screening completed.  Please allow 4-6 weeks turn around. 

Returning Coaches  - if you already have a Record Check on file, you will need to complete an “annual offence declaration form” which can be found on the main page of our website.   

Coach Commitment - Coaches must commit to attending both the game night and the divisional practice night (if applicable) as well as Event Day.

Volunteering Information:

The BDGSA relies on volunteers to keep registration costs down and, therefore, requests a volunteer commitment from every registrant.  We have many different ways you can help out.  Alternatively, you are also able to “buyout” of your volunteer commitment at a cost of $10 per player. 

How can I register?

Any time after 9:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018, visit our website at www.bdgsa.com and click on the registration links.  For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.  We will not be accepting mail in payments. 

"Signup for Alerts" on the right hand side of the website to receive information regarding registration, updates, cancellations, schedules changes, etc. This is how we update all parents and players throughout the year. 

Is there a discount if I register more than one player?

Yes.  The BDGSA offers a $10 discount for the second child and any children thereafter. 

Waitlist Information:

·         Divisions fill up quickly, register early to avoid disappointment! 

·         Missed out?  Email our secretary with your waitlist request at bdgsa.secretary@gmail.com

What is your refund policy?

  • ·         The BDGSA will issue a full refund less administrative, insurance and uniform fees prior to May 1st with a written request.
  • ·         No refunds will be issued after May 1st.  Exceptions may be required due to injury or illness.
  • ·         There will be a $25 NSF fee charged for any returned cheques.
  • ·         Delinquent accounts – players with outstanding fees will be replaced with waitlisted players after May 1st unless otherwise arranged with the Treasurer. 

 Should you have any further questions regarding registration, please send an email to bdgsa.vphouse@gmail.com

Tyke Division now requires fielders masks for all positions. Pitchers Helper will still be required to wear batting helmet with mask.

For Squirt division only, REP players may register and play House League. REP pitchers will only be allowed to pitch a maximum 2 innings per game.


Annual Offence Declarations

Coaches with a record check on file (completed within the last 4 years) must complete this form if planning to coach again in the 2018 season.  Please submit your completed forms to bdgsa.vphouse@gmail.com.

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BDGSA Apparel On Sale Now at Centretown!

New Barrie Storm apparel is now available at Centretown Sports (in time for the parade and the holidays)!  Centretown will attempt to keep stock of all items, but visit the store to purchase, or order, by December 10 to avoid disappointment if purchasing/ordering for Holiday gifts.  The apparel will be available throughout the year as well. 

This year, Centretown will be offering newly updated hoodies (navy and red), triple threat jackets (red and navy), sweatpants (navy and grey), toques (red and navy), and caps (red and navy).  These make great gift ideas for the up and coming or long-time player.  $5 from every sale will be given back to the BDGSA so don’t delay, head out to Centretown, show your league spirit, and grab your items.

More information on apparel below:

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2017/2018 Executive and Directors

We are so pleased at the turnout for the 2017 AGM last evening with close to 40 members in attendance.  We appreciate everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to participate in some very important decisions for our league for the upcoming season.  Anyone wishing to help out in any role within our league, please do not hesitate to reach out the appropriate contact below to inquire about volunteer opportunities. Our league continues to grow and improve thanks to the dedication of our volunteers. 

 

We would like to welcome the new 2017/2018 Executive and Directors:

President - Christi Groves (returning for the 2nd year of her 2-year term) - bdgsa.president@gmail.com

Vice President - Brian Weekes (returning and accepted a 2nd 2-year term) - bdgsa.vicepresident@gmail.com

VP Houseleague - Steve Lee-Young (new member) - bdgsa.vphouse@gmail.com

VP Rep - Vacant (position to filled by Christi Groves until a VP Rep is appointed)

Treasurer - Kristine Janaway (returning member) - bdgsa.treasurer@gmail.com

Secretary - Michelle Hayward (new member) - bdgsa.secretary@gmail.com

 

In addition to the newly appointed Executive, we would like to welcome some additional members to our team:

Equipment Manager - Christina Phillips (returning in same position)  - bdgsa.equipment@gmail.com

Bingo Coordinator - Jill Brewer (returning in same position) - bdgsa.bingo@gmail.com 

Umpire-in-Chief - Peter Kluszczynski (returning in same position) - kluzzy@sympatico.ca

Director of Social Media - Anne Foley (returning in same position) - bdgsa.media@gmail.com

Director of Select - Mark Murphy (former VP Houseleague) - bdgsa.select@gmail.com

Director of Sponsorship - Annie Burgess (new member) - bdgsa.sponsor@gmail.com

Director of Volunteers - Manisha Nickelchok - bdgsa.volunteers@gmail.com

Fundraising Committee Chair - Fred Morgan - dmorgan@teksavvy.com

Barrie Bash Committee Chair - Sean Hayward - sean07@rogers.com

Director of Player Development - Vacant - we are currently looking for a candidate to fill the role as Director of Player Development.  If you feel you may have the desire to help in this role of ensuring a program that offers the maximum growth and development of our players in houseleague, select and rep, please contact Brian Weekes to inquire.

 

We would also like to congratulate our following 2017 award winners:

Winner of the 2017 Coach of the Year Award- Grant Barbesin

Winner of the 2017 Wayne Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award- Pat Rodgers

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