LMBA Pre-Season Meeting
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Edmonds Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The final pre-season meeting to organize the 2017 season will be held on Sunday, March 26th at the Edmonds Centre in Burnaby. All teams must have a representative present as league play will open 12 days later on Friday, April 7th. All teams will receive baseballs, handbooks, scorebooks, and line up books and any outstanding league fees are due.
Two separate meetings are included for the afternoon: please read carefully
18+ Division (2:00pm to 3:00pm)
Topics to be discussed include a possible interlocking exhibition schedule with Coquitlam Angels and Burnaby Bulldogs senior men’s teams and the format for the 18+ divisional playoffs at Queen’s Park Stadium.
30+ and 45+ Divisions (3:00pm to 4:00pm)
If there are any topics for discussion, please contact your divisional coordinators.
2017 LMBA Registration Instructions
Online registration for the 2017 LMBA baseball season is now open. Please note the instructions below.
Waivers and Code of Conduct – Anyone registering with the LMBA must acknowledge the Waiver of Liability and Code of Conduct before entering your personal information.
Returning Players – If you have played previously in the LMBA you are required to complete the registration process for the 2017 season. Please make sure you include your TEAM as this will enable our website to set up completed team rosters.
New Players (With Teams) – If you are new to the LMBA and have received consent from your team, you are required to complete all listed fields in the registration process.
Players Without Teams – If you are new to the LMBA and you are not a member of a team please do NOT register until you have been placed on a team. The LMBA does NOT conduct tryouts so you should contact a divisional coordinator by using the CONTACT button on the website menu.
If you encounter problems registering please use the CONTACT button to get in touch with the LMBA Registrar.
Best of luck to everyone for a great season of LMBA baseball in 2017.
Announcement - LMBA Partners with Female Baseball Provincial Program
Announcement - LMBA & Baseball B.C. Female Baseball Development Program
From: Scott Mackenzie – Baseball B.C., Manager of Operation – Female Baseball
Ken Mackenzie – Head Coach - Team BC Women’s Baseball
Dan Taylor – Lower Mainland Baseball Association
The Lower Mainland Baseball Association is a supporter of women’s baseball development in British Columbia and has offered its assistance to Baseball B.C. For the past two years Amanda Asay, Team Canada All-World player, has played in the LMBA’s 30+ division on a semi-regular basis – a very good fit for both parties. Several of her team mates played in the LMBA’s 2016 Fall League and again, the opportunity resulted in a good result for both parties. Scott MacKenzie, Women’s National Team Coach, says “it’s a great league for our current players to be challenged & stay sharp and for any who want national or provincial opportunities competing with & against men can give you that edge…”
Several recent and potential developments in the baseball world may result in an opportunity for an all-female team to possibly play in the LMBA in 2018. Due to changing demographics within the LMBA and some possible developments in the PMBL (Men’s Senior League) the league may see an influx of teams for the 2018 season. It is possible that the 30+ division could result in two tiers of teams according to the level of its member teams. In discussions with Ken and Scott the possibility of entering a female team in one of the tiers is a distinct possibility.
During the 2017 season, the LMBA will be taking a deliberate approach to a structural re-organization for the 2018 season. For this year, the LMBA would welcome any female players to contact us if they are interested in playing on a regular or semi-regular basis to try out the situation. We would have you play in our 30+ division and are currently working out the logistics – mutual contact lists, and scheduling. Players would register through the LMBA website and any fees would be determined between players and the individual team depending upon frequency of participation.
I have asked Ken to forward this information to his contacts to gauge the level of interest and to begin making plans in the event that the possibility moves forward. Ken, Scott, and Dan would welcome any input and suggestions and we look forward to working cooperatively with everyone.
LMBA – www.ballcharts.com/lmba
Baseball BC Female Program - https://www.baseball.bc.ca/girls
LMBA LAUNCHES “BUY AND SELL” PROGRAM
DURING THE PAST SIX YEARS, THE LMBA HAS EXPANDED BEYOND JUST BEING A BASEBALL LEAGUE AND IT CONTINUES TO FIND WAYS TO ENHANCE OUR GROUP CONNECTIONS. Allan Creasy (Holly Hops and LMBA Fall League Coordinator) has organized a Link to enable lmba players and teams to list baseball items for sale. allan has the full support of the lmba executive and both parties will work to ensure the process is accurate and appropriate. the link can be found on the lmba’s home page – www.ballcharts.com/lmba - go down the column of tabs on the left and hit “buy and sell”. if you are not a facebook user, you can contact allan –
allan will list your article and include your contact information. open to all lmba players and teams. thanks to allan for organizing this service.