On behalf of the 2020 LLB Minor Ball executive, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!
On line registration for the 2020 season will be open on January 1st, 2020. Early bird registration savings will be $50 per player till April 1st, so register early. To qualify for the discount fees must be paid by the April 1st savings deadline.
Volunteer commitment will remain a $100 deposit with the current volunteer options as:
Additional information and in person registration will be announced by February 1st.
$2500 Curtis Guintal
$1500 Brian Laboucane
$1000 Leona Bernard
$500 Terri Rudiger
$250 Mark Shipka
$250 Byron Cardinal
Our water events are still a GO! Due to lake conditions we have moved this event to Young's Beach on Beaver Lake!
The learn to ride clinic is on Saturday and a recreational slalom, trick and wake board and wake surf tournament on Sunday. Click here for all the info: https://www.wswa.ca/lake-ambassadors
We are very excited to have Slalom and Trick Skiing Demonstration on Sunday at 12:00 pm by Alberta Waterski Team Members Ellie and Drew Germain of Fort McMurray. Both trail on Lac La Biche. Ellie was 2018 U14 Western Canada overall champ and Drew was slalom champ and 3rd overall. These 2 are attending the 2019 Western Canada competition in Saskatoon. Come out and watch some incredible skiing!
LLB Minor Ball is hosting the 2nd annual Mid-Summer Sports Days! It is ALL Sports, ALL Weekend for ALL Ages this August long weekend. We have something for everyone!
Are you a baseball fan? Well, we have AA Baseball all weekend with 6 teams including Calgary Wolfpack, Lacombe Dodgers, Edmonton Pirates, Lac La Biche, and teams from Wabasca and Kikino.
You can register your team in slo-pitch, 3 on 3 ball hockey, 3 on 3 basketball, beach volleyball and horseshoes.
More of a do it your selfer? Register in singles for horseshoes and maybe the ringer competition too. New this year is our axe throwing tournament which is for ages 7 and up. There is a home run derby and did you know about all the water sports? We are excited to be have Waterski and Wakeboard Alberta (WSWA) joining us again for a learn to ride clinic on Saturday and a recreational slalom, trick and wake board and wake surf tournament on Sunday. This is for all ages and all ski levels!
Sporting Goods Sports Zone has games, games, games!
Here are a few other highlights we have on the weekend:
We have concession all weekend with a pancake breakfast for just $2 both Saturday and Sunday 8am-10am. Burgers, hot dogs, fries'n gravy, onion rings, mozza sticks, chicken nuggets, chips, chocolate bars and even SNOW CONES! You can have an ice-cream at Booza's or a shake with Booster Juice.
Thanks to all that attended our year end BBQ! All the jersey deposits, volunteer deposits (except outstanding bingo's), team staff and umpire cheques have been sent out. If you do not receive yours please message Stacey at 623-1189.
We would like to thank all the players, parents, team staff and umpires for a great year!
Online registration will start up again February 1st with the early bird discount of $50 again.
Hope to see you all in 2020!
Another year of ball is coming to an end. We hope the weather is good for all the year end tournaments and all the players have a great time! Good luck to all the teams!
With the close of the year a few reminders:
Here are the locations of the year end tournaments that take place on June 22nd/23rd.
9U Rookie - Cold Lake
11U Mosquito - Bonnyville
13U PeeWee - Elk Point
15U Bantam - Elizabeth Settlement
18U Midget - June 20th quarter finals, June 25th semi -finals, June 27th finals.
10U Mites - Plamondon
12U Squirts - Lac La Biche
14U Pee Wee - St.Paul
16U Bantam - Pierceland
19U Midget - June 19th quarter finals, June 24th semi -finals, June 26th finals.
T-Ball starts this Wednesday from 5:30-6:15pm at Ecole Sainte-Catherine school (old Central Elementary school). Back stop next to the playground.
At least 1 parent need to attend to discuss this seasons plan. We need parent helpers for our tball program to be successful.
Each player needs a glove, runners, helmet, hat and water bottle.
LLB Minor Ball has reconfigured some of diamond allocations for our 9U, U10 and U12 teams home games.
This was done to give all our players and their competitors the best possible fields to play on.
The May and June calendars show home game locations.
CLICK THIS LINK http://www.laclabicheminorball.ca/content/diamond-schedule
Practicing teams or rescheduled games will need to be on other available diamonds.
U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 - Softball
9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, 18U - Baseball
FINALLY here! Softball and baseball teams started practices last week and this week the Lakeland League play is underway!
All schedules are ready on the Lakeland website https://sites.google.com/view/lakeland-minor-ball
We hope all our teams have a GREAT season!
Thanks to all who attended the BBQ on Wednesday. This is our first time with a Season Kick-off and although we had a few snags, we are thinking it may be an annual thing! As you might have noticed, we have a fairly small executive committee who pulled off organized all the team equipment and jerseys on Monday before the BBQ along with the team staff meeting and BBQ. We would love to hear from anyone who has the passion for ball we do and wants to join us.
ALL registrations are now closed with the exception on 11U Baseball (born 2008/09) and Tball. If you have not paid your fees (registration or jersey) or volunteer deposits please try to log back into your RAMP account and pay credit card (for fees) or etransfer (fees or deposit) to firstname.lastname@example.org in the next few days. Julia will be following up with those that need raffle tickets still.
Organizing the season takes time and we appreciate your patience. All players will be contacted by their team manager with start up times and dates. IF you are not contacted by Monday, April 29th please message email@example.com.
BIG THANK-YOU to our BBQ sponsor V&H for the burgers & hot dogs, Bookkeeping Plus for all the photocopying and time donation and Kinsmen for the short notice on the venue (no one wanted dirt-burgers!) and the reduced rental fee!
More updates in the days to come!
We are very excited about our BBQ and hope all the players and their families can join us; its FREE! Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, chips and drinks! We look forward to seeing you there!
From 5:00-7:00 we will be collected any outstanding fees; registration, jersey and volunteer deposits. All our Bingo volunteer positions are full so we ask that you sell raffle tickets for your commitment. The raffle tickets can be pick up here as well. Please make an effort to meet with us, it is very appreciated and will make our jobs allot easier.
Our online store is up and running. You can order your own LLB Dodger apparel and personalize it too! From hats, jackets, shirts and pants to mugs and duffles. The selection is amazing. You are also supporting the Association with 10% of all purchases going back to LLB Minor Ball. Check it out today!
Our Annual General Meeting was last night. Ball may not be on your mind, but our 2019 executive is ready to get organized for the next season. We have some key executive positions still available. If your interested please give Ali Fyith (our returning President) a call 780-689-9457.
President - Ali Fyith
Vice President - Michael Walgren
Secretary - Julia Collins
Treasurer - Stacey St.Jean
Registrar - Bonnie McDonald
Volunteer Director & Division Representative - Andrea Gaschnitz
Equipment Manager - Tony Nowicki
Coach Coordinator - Candace Walgren
Uniform Manager - Vacant (Julia Collins temp.)
Web & Social Media - Vacant