2022 AGM & Annual Awards Luncheon

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Please note that the 2022 Baseball Sask Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 22 in Regina at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

We will also be holding our Annual Awards Luncheon honoring our individual award winners as well as our 2022 Provincial Championship teams.

The schedule will be as follows and is open to all of our members:

9:00 AM – Round Table Hot Stove

12:00 PM – Annual Awards Luncheon

2:00 PM – Annual General Meeting

We look forward to seeing our members attend and help promote our great sport province wide!

Also, if you know of someone who is deserving of being nominated for our Annual Awards see link below for the Nomination Form:

NOTE: Deadline to nominate is Thursday, September 22nd. 

2022 Annual Awards Nomination Form

 

At the recent Ray Carter Cup, Baseball Canada’s 15U Boys National Championship that was hosted by Baseball Saskatoon, Baseball Sask had two teams representing us. The 15U Selects and the 15U Development Team.

Both teams did very well.  The Development Team finished round robin play with a record of 1-3. They lost to Ontario, BC and Quebec. Their victory was against the Team Sask Selects. In the placement game, they lost to Alberta in the 7th/8th by a score of 9-7.

The 15U Team Sask Selects finished round robin play with a record of 2-2. They defeated Quebec (4-1) and BC (10-4) and lost to Ontario (2-1) and Sask Development (12-2). This secured them 2nd Place in their Pool and advanced directly to a Semi-Final in which they lost to Quebec 1-0 in a heartbreaking extra inning battle. After this tough loss, they could have easily folded their tents and given up, however, in the Bronze medal game, they came to play and defeated Manitoba by a score of 7-2.

Congratulations to both teams who represented us very well and a job well done by the host committee in Saskatoon, led by Scott Thomas, who did a fantastic job.

Baseball Sask will be accepting nominations until September 22, 2022 for the 2022 Annual Awards.

If you and/or your organization would like to submit a nomination for any of the below categories, follow the directions below e-mail the information to the BASEBALL SASK Office in Regina at mike@baseballsask.ca.   Ensure that all information is submitted electronically in MICROSOFT WORD and includes a day and evening phone number. Keep nomination between 250-500 words.

The following are the names of the Annual Awards as include a brief description of what they are:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Nominations are open to categories Midget and above in provincial baseball.  Nominees are considered on the basis of possessing a strong dedication to baseball, attitudes, developmental progress, cooperation, and sportsmanship.  While possessing an outstanding playing record, the player must show team leadership, enhancing the image of baseball philosophies.

MINOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Nominations are open to categories Bantam and under in provincial baseball.  Nominees are considered on the basis of possessing a strong dedication to baseball, attitudes, developmental progress, cooperation, and sportsmanship.  While possessing an outstanding playing record, the player must show team leadership, enhancing the image of baseball philosophies

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Nominations open to all Coaches in any category.  The nominees must display managerial objectives of motivation, inspiration, direction, and leadership.  Recognition is based on the ability to enhance the value of the game as a team sport, develop young players, and community respect.  Efforts are recognized for establishing baseball in the community.

GRASS ROOTS COACH OF THE YEAR

Nominations open to all Coaches that have never coached at any elite level (Bantam AAA, Midget AAA, Provincial, College, Pro).  The nominees must display managerial objectives of motivation, inspiration, direction, and leadership.  Recognition is based on the ability to enhance the value of the game as a team sport, develop young players, and community respect.  Efforts are recognized for establishing baseball in the community.

PATRON /SPONSOR OF THE YEAR:

Nominations will be received on behalf of any Baseball Sask league (whatever category), association, sponsoring body, community sports group, or recreation board.  The award is presented in recognition of continuous support and sponsorship of baseball as an important segment of its community activities.

OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR:

Nomination open on behalf of any Baseball Sask registered umpire 18 years and older who through the year has performed in an outstanding manner.  His/her contribution may not necessarily be reserved for his/her own capabilities, but rather, his/her ability to communicate, assist, and develop younger umpires, and has established him/herself with pride and respect befitting his/her office.

LOU SLOTSVE JUNIOR OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR:

Nomination open on behalf of any Baseball Sask registered umpire who is under 18 years old and who through the year has performed in an outstanding manner.  His/her contribution may not necessarily be reserved for his/her own capabilities.  He/she must conduct him/herself with pride and respect befitting his/her office.

BUILDER OF THE YEAR:

Nominations are open on behalf of any individual who over the years has contributed in an outstanding manner in developing and structuring baseball teams/leagues or associations in his/her community.  His/her efforts must be recognized as a community cooperating venture toward the enhancement of baseball in his area with complete dedication and devotion to reaching new heights of achievement for baseball in the community.

TEAMS OF THE YEAR (MINOR & SENIOR):

Nominations are open on behalf of any club team (whatever category) who has excelled in performance during the year.  The team’s record of competing in and winning championships shall be the main principle in accepting nominees in this category.  Team conduct, deportment, and behavior while engaging in their games must be considered top priority in the interests of enhancing the image of baseball.  This award will be given to one minor team (Mosquito to Bantam) and one major team (Midget and up).

JOE MCDONALD SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT: 

Nominations are open to any individual (whatever category – coach, player, team official, association board member/volunteer, etc.) who has distinguished them self in an outstanding manner in support of Baseball Sask for less than 10 years.  A complete record of achievements must accompany the nomination in this category for committee consideration.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nominations are open to any individual who have been involved with a Baseball Sask program/association for at least a minimum of 10 years outstanding service. This can include duties such as coach, umpire, player, board member, etc.

2022 Annual Awards Nomination Form

Congratulations to Nathan Varjassy for being this year’s recipient of the Brennan Luffman Scholarship . Nathan is pictured  with Charlenes Luffman- the mother of Brennan.

Brennan was a passionate baseball player and a great teammate to all. He played with Team Saskatchewan from 2003 – 2005. This is a great way to keep remembering Brennan as he continues to have a impact in the lives of baseball players in this province.

Baseball Academy Week

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy will be traveling to the Saskatoon, Battleford and Regina from July 26 – July 29, hosting a number of youth baseball related events that include instructional clinics, a girls clinic, and a showcase tryout.

Learn more about each event and find out how to register below.

Baseball Academy Week | Saskatchewan Schedule

INSTRUCTIONAL CLINICS

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy are hosting one day, four-hour Instructional Clinics for beginner baseball players aged 8-13.

Players rotate through drills that cover skills including: infield, outfield, hitting, throwing, agility, and baserunning. Instructional Clinic registrants will also participate in a Baseball Athletic Training station which serves as an introduction to fundamental athletic movement.

Instructional Clinics are taught by Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors. Academy Instructors are NCCP registered, experienced coaches, who have been trained in the ‘Blue Jays Way’ of teaching baseball to youth.

Participants receive a Blue Jays hat, t-shirt and digital baseball skills manual.

GIRLS CLINIC

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy are hosting a one day, three-hour girls clinic for kids aged 7-15. This event resembles an Instructional Clinic, with a focus on welcoming those who identity as a girl.

Players rotate through drills that cover skills including: infield, outfield, hitting, throwing, agility, and baserunning. Instructional Clinic registrants will also participate in a Baseball Athletic Training station which serves as an introduction to fundamental athletic movement.

Girls clinics are taught by Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors. Academy Instructors are NCCP registered, experienced coaches, who have been trained in the ‘Blue JaysWay’ of teaching baseball to youth.

Participants receive a Blue Jays hat, t-shirt and digital baseball skills manual.

BASEBALL ACADEMY SHOWCASE TRYOUT

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy Showcase is a national amateur baseball showcase held at Rogers Centre each September hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy. The goal is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best amateur baseball players born in Canada, with draft and college eligibility. It acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many MLB scouts and college recruiters as possible.

Simply put, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy’s intention is to provide a platform that both highlights and markets the high level of amateur baseball talent in this country. Since 2013, 110 former showcase players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations with over 500 receiving college scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers.

Showcase tryouts are held across Canada to help determine the players selected to participate at the showcase. While it is not mandatory that players attend a tryout in order to be selected to a roster, it is the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated.

 

 

Register Here

Are you interested in the opportunity to play on a Team Sask Female team this summer?

If so, we have scheduled ID Camps for the following teams:

  • 14U Girls
  • 16U Girls
  • 21U Women
  • Senior Women

Click Here for Details