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Congratulations Alexis Simpson and Katie Janaway for winning PWSA Top Player Awards

Congratulations to Alexis Simpson and Katie Janaway for winning PWSA Top Player awards at the 2018 Provincial Championships in August.
Alexis powered the Bantam team to a perfect 7-0 record and the Gold Medal in Strafford August 10-12th.
Katie led the Squirt team to a 6-1 record and a Silver Medal in Windsor August 17-19th. 
Both girls received their awards at the annual PWSA Awards banquet in October.

No BMV Clinic November 30, 2018 - All Other Clinics Are Running as Usual

Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, there are no BMV development clinic at Holly Meadows tonight. All other clinics are running as usual.


Congratulations Peter Kluszczynski - Kahunaverse Umpire of the Year!


2018/2019 BDGSA Executive and Directors

We are so pleased at the turnout for the 2018 AGM with close to 30 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 2018/2019 Executive and Directors:

President - Christi Groves (returning for the 1st year of her 2-year term) - bdgsa.president@gmail.com

Vice President - Brian Weekes (returning for the 2nd year of his 2-year term) - bdgsa.vicepresident@gmail.com

VP Houseleague - David Drew (new member) - bdgsa.vphouse@gmail.com

VP Rep - Sean Hayward (new member) - rep.bdgsa@gmail.com

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

Secretary - Michelle Hayward (returning 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 - TBD - bdgsa.bingo@gmail.com 

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

Director of Social Media - Danielle Morgan (new member) - bdgsa.media@gmail.com

Director of Select - Mark Murphy (returning member) - bdgsa.select@gmail.com

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

Director of Volunteers - Manisha Nickelchok (returning member) - bdgsa.volunteers@gmail.com

Barrie Bash Convener - Sean Hayward - barrie.bash19@gmail.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 2018 award winners:

Winner of the 2018 Coach of the Year Award - Hardy Stockley

Winner of the 2018 Wayne Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award - Sean Hayward

 


Winter Development Clinics - Registration Now Open

**Note - subject to change based on registration numbers**
 
Registration for winter clinics opened at 9am on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Clinics will run November to April and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note clinic lengths during registration as some clinics run differently. There are limited spaces available.  Register early to avoid disappointment.  These clinics fill up quickly.
 
Please note: Gyms are closed on holidays, March Break, Christmas Holidays, and on PA Days.   Due to school functions, there may be additional days throughout the winter where the gyms will be unavailable.
 
Beginner Pitching Clinics - November 4, 2018 to May 1, 2019 - $100
The Monday beginner mechanics pitching clinics (Wayne Kennedy) will start on November 5, 2018 at Assiskinack Elementary School, 7-9pm.  This clinic is for the young players wanting to learn the basic mechanics of pitching and who have not already taken a clinic. Time slots will hold a maximum of 10 pitchers and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Each pitcher will be responsible for bringing their own catcher. full
 
The Wednesday beginner mechanics pitching clinics (Wayne Kennedy) will start on November 8, 2018 at WC Little Elementary School, 7-9pm.  This clinic is for the young players wanting to learn the basic mechanics of pitching and who have not already taken a clinic. Time slots will hold a maximum of 10 pitchers and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Each pitcher will be responsible for bringing their own catcher. 4 spots left 
 
Advanced Pitching Clinics - November 2, 2018 to April 28, 2019 - $100 - spot left 
The Sunday advanced pitching clinics (David Mahaffey) will start on Sunday, November 4 at Innisdale Secondary School, 11am-12pm (1 time slot only).  Participants must have taken Wayne's clinic and pitched at least 1 year in houseleague, select and/or rep.  The clinic will hold a maximum of 14 pitchers and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Each pitcher will be responsible for bringing their own catcher.  Dave is the current coach of the novice rep team and has coached in our league for many years!
 
Beginner Catching Clinics - 6 Week Sessions (Two Sessions) - November 5, 2018 to December 10, 2018 & January 14, 2019 to February 25, 2019 (Excluding February 18, 2019) - $50 per session - session 1 - full, session 2 - full
The Monday beginner catching clinics (Breanne Beardsdall) will start on Monday, November 5 at Assikinack Elementary School, 6-7pm.  This clinic is for players who would like to learn the fundamentals of the catching position from houseleague to select.  This clinic will hold a maximum of 6 catchers and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Breanne played for the Barrie Storm for 7 years. Breanne will be supported by Wayne Kennedy.
 
Advanced Catching Clinics - 6 Week Sessions (Three Sessions) - November 2, 2018 to December 14, 2018 (Excluding November 23, 2018) , January 11, 2019 to February 22, 2019 (Excluding January 25, 2019) & March 22, 2019 to April 26, 2019 (Excluding April 19, 2019) - $75 per session - 2 spots left for later time slot - session 1
The Friday advanced catching clinics (Andrew White) will start on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Algonquin Ridge Elementary School, 6:30-7:30pm and 7:45-8:45pm (two time slots).  These clinics will be open to players who have played at least two years and whose main/desired position is catcher.  It is open to houseleague, select and rep players.  Time slots will hold a maximum of 6 catchers and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Andrew is currently the pitching coordinator/assistant coach for the U17/U18 Ontario Athletics Club and played several years in the Greater Toronto Baseball League.
 
Winter Skill Development Clinics - November 2, 2018 to April 26, 2019 - $100
The Skill Development Clinics will start on Friday, November 2, 2018 or Wednesday November 7, 2018. These clinics are open to all BDGSA members.  These clinics are designed to work on proper skill mechanics, including throwing, fielding, hitting, etc.  Time slots will hold a maximum of 12 players and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
 
U10 Mite Skills Development Clinic - Coach: Jenny Rae and Dean Wells, Fridays, Allandale Heights Elementary School, 6:30-8:00pm - full
U12 Squirt Skills Development Clinic - Coach: Mark Murphy, WednesdaysHolly Meadows Elementary School, 7:00-8:30pm - 1 spot left
U14 Novice - Coach: Dave Mahaffey, Sundays, Innisdale Secondary School, 9:00-11:00am - 2 spots left 
U16 to U21 BMV - Coach: Travis Janaway, Fridays, Holly Meadows Elementary School, Time: 6:30-8:30pm - full

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. **


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


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!


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!!

 


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!


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!


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. 


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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