Hello BLE families – May 4, 2020 – UPDATE
I wanted to say hello and hope you all are healthy and adjusting/coping well with our present situation. For us baseball junkies, it has been a trying time, and I can only hope that at some point soon we can get back on the field and play some ball. As you know, our spring training events in Arizona and the Best of the West tournaments were cancelled, so I wanted to touch base with you on other potential upcoming BLE events.
Summer Camps in Oliver;
With the camps not being until August, we are hopeful that the time in between will allow us to move forward as planned with all our summer camp dates. Being a residential camp, there may be some adjustments needed and we will default to the suggestions of our health organization to make sure everyone is safe. For more information and link to the registration page on the website: https://register.bigleagueexperience.com/camp-registration/
Best of the West Tournaments:
I have been able to secure the June 26 – 28th date in Kamloops for a Midget, Bantam and Pee Wee tournament, and I am hopeful that we will be able to be on the field and playing at this time. I will be contacting teams over the next few weeks to determine the level of interest for this event, and the teams entered in the April tournaments will be given first priority to register (for this and other named tournaments) until a specific deadline date. In addition, I will be making announcements of future event dates and locations throughout the province, once there is further clarity. Please watch for these and register as soon as you have a confirmed league schedule.
Like in years past, we are looking forward to continuing our summer series day camps in various locations throughout the province. Last year, clinics were conducted in Coquitlam, Kamloops, North Vancouver, Penticton, Trail and White Rock. We are once again hopeful to return to those locations along with potentially adding a few others, such as Vancouver Island, to the mix. TBA on Dates and locations. *For some of our clinic dates and locations, we will be looking to piggy-back those with weekend tournaments, i.e. a Tuesday to Thursday clinic, followed by a Friday to Sunday tournament.*
Travel Events – Team BLE:
We are excited to announce that we are registered in the Fall Desert Classic in Vegas at the end of October and are looking to finalize an event in Arizona for the fall. We are looking forward to having teams in all age brackets from 11U to 18U teams.
As an added addition to this year’s BLE travel teams, we are looking forward to incorporating pre event practices, intersquad/exhibition games and potential tournament prior to departing for a designated location.
*Please Note: All the above dates, locations and events are of course pending on the safety of all and the approval of our health organization allowing us back on the field again.*
Social Media feeds for Instructional video postings:
– Twitter; @blemartylehn
– Instagram; @ble.baseball
– Facebook; Big League Experience
In the meantime, Stay Safe and try to make the most out of a tough situation.