News and Announcements
The first SOMBA opening day held in years was a huge success, and a great way to kick off the 2018 baseball season for the over 275 young athletes who have registered for spring baseball this year. This spike in registration could be due to a number of factors and the large turnout on Opening Day was just another indication that the youth of Penticton love baseball. Huge thank-you to all of the volunteers who made this event happen as well as Penticton city councillor Max Picton for throwing out this season’s opening pitch. Food for everyone attending Opening Day was generously donated by Penticton IGA’s Colin Powell who has been a wonderful supporter of youth baseball in Penticton. Play Ball!!
Join SOMBA for opening day celebrations as we kick off the 2017 baseball season on April 23rd at McNicholl Ballpark from 3:00-5:00PM. IGA has graciously donated hotdogs for the kids and the honourable Max Picton will speak on the city’s behalf. McNicholl park is located at 1050 Penticton Avenue.
SOMBA is proud to announce that we will be hosting a series of Baseball Canada NCCP coaching clinics this spring. The clinics will be held at Carmi Elementary School (400 Carmi Ave) on April 7th, 8th, and 9th. These clinics are perfect for new and experienced coaches looking to learn how to properly coach youth baseball.
We will be hosting 4 clinics this year:
1) Initiation Coach Clinic. Friday, April 7th 5:30PM-9:30PM.
2) Teaching and Learning Clinic Saturday April 8th 8:30AM-12:30PM.
3) Absolutes Clinic. Saturday April 8th 1:00PM-5:00PM
4) Planning Clinic. Sunday April 9th 8:30AM-12:30PM
For more information on these clinics please go to www.nccp.baseball.ca
You can pre-register for these clinics by clicking on the coaches tab at the top of the website or by clicking here
Youth baseball is where the dream begins! This season we’re expecting a very large number of participants in our youth baseball programs. Secure your spot on a spring team this year by registering before March 31st. You can register online on this site by clicking the “registration” button at the top of the page.
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!