News and Announcements
This past fall/winter some of SOMBA’s fall ball participants were treated to some top notch instruction by Penticton’s own Dustin Houle. Dustin is a SOMBA alumni, former Junior National Team Canada member and is currently a catcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. The athletes were given pointers on blocking, throwing, receiving and hitting. Thanks to Dustin, baserunners from opposing teams will think twice about trying to steal on our catchers this upcoming season!
Happy New Years from everyone at SOMBA!
With the recent success of the Toronto Blue Jays there has been quite a bit of excitement and optimism amongst parents and players for the upcoming baseball season. We’re set to kick it off with 10 sessions of Winter Ball starting January 6th for the T-Ball, Tadpole and Mosquito divisions, and January 8th for the PeeWee & Midget/Bantam divisions.
With the younger divisions we will focus primarily on the development of basic baseball skills: throwing, catching, hitting, running. With the older divisions we will focus more on higher level skill refinement, conditioning, strategy and hitting.
Please make sure players have gloves, hats, helmets, protective cup, batting gloves, water bottles and indoor shoes…all other equipment will be provided.
All Winter Ball sessions will take place at the Community Centre gym, and parents are encouraged to offer a hand.
U7 T-Ball Born in 2010/11 T-Ball – Friday January 6th is the first session – 4:45 to 5:45pm
U9 Tadpole Born in 2008/09 – Friday January 6th is the first session – 6:00 to 7:00pm
U11 – Mosquito Born in 2006/07 – Friday January 6th is the first session – 7:00 to 8:30pm
U13 PeeWee Born in 2004/05 – Sunday January 8th is the first session – 2:45 to 4:30pm
U15&U18 Bantam/Midget Born 1999-2003 – Sunday January 8th is the first session – 4:45 to 6:45pm
PRESIDENT: Jamie Raymond
Past President: Aqil Samuel
Vice President: Ian McIntyre
Treasurer: Laura McNeil
Secretary: Kandice Collins
Field’s Director: Vacant
Equipment Director: Rene Spence
Sponsorship Director: Colin Pichniuk
Uniform Director: Jeremy Sherburne
Umpire in Chief: Vacant
Website/Media: Rob Burnett
Midget Division Director: Vacant
Bantam Division Director: Matt Nelson
Peewee Division Director: Nuno Monteiro
Mosquito Division Director: Kandice Collins / Rob Burnett
T-Ball Division Director: Vacant
For the first time in recent memory SOMBA will be sending 3 teams to Provincials this year! Good luck to the Mosquito AAA, Pee Wee A, and Pee Wee AA teams in their quest to bring home a title!!
SOMBA has teamed up with one of our sponsors, Impressionable Career Wear, to provide fans with SOMBA Swag! Cheer on SOMBA teams with branded apparel this spring and fall. Order by May 5th using the attached Order Form and receive special SOMBA rates!! Impressionable Career Wear is at 697 Eckhart Ave, Penticton.
Download order form here; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B37Ub7vMiOcrekVrZUQ2OGU3TU9BS3BVcldncEZkTEdFYmJJ/view?usp=sharing
The document Order Form and Flyer was attached to this post.