U13B and U15B Softball Teams seeking Players

Our U13B and U15B softball teams are seeking a couple of utility players to fill out their roster for the upcoming 2023 season.

Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, January 29 at 1pm at Pemberton Park – REGISTER HERE!

If you are interested in trying out for the U13B team, contact Stephanie Raymond at stephrobraymond@gmail.com

If you are interested in trying out for the U15B team, contact Yudy Lee at vpsoftball@beaconhillball.com

Bottle Drive – January 2

Our Majors Prospects are organizing a bottle drive to raise money for the 2023 season.

Please save your empties and drop them off on:

January 2 at Hollywood Park
Noon – 3:00 p.m.

(drop off on Fairfield Rd. near the batting cage)

Need us to pick up? Please email Nancy (nancyness@hotmail.com) or text Wendy (250-893-0314) to arrange.

Registration for the 2023 Season

We are getting geared up and focused on the upcoming Spring Season already! See below for early bird discounts and other information.

We are excited to announce that with our growing membership, we have the opportunity to introduce U9 Softball this season.

Important Upcoming Dates:

December 4, 2022 @ 8 am – Registration opens for our Friday Indoor Baseball Clinics (Minors and Majors, players born between Sept 1, 2010 and August 31, 2014) space is limited

January 1, 2023 @ 8am – Registration opens for Beacon Hill Glory Softball, Beacon Hill Baseball and our Early Development Program.

January 31, 2023 – Last day for early bird discount ($25 off fee for Minors/Majors and Beacon Hill Glory U11C and older)

February 28, 2023 – Registration Deadline for Baseball (late registration will be subject to an additional fee)

Fees:

Beacon Hill Glory Softball

U17C, U15C, U13C Teams – $250 (Early Bird $225)

U11C Team – $225 (Early Bird $200)

U9 Team – $110

Beacon Hill Baseball

Majors (League age 11/12) – $250 (Early Bird $225)

Minors (League age 9/10) – $225 (Early Bird $200)

For 11-13 year olds, an Intermediate Little League program — the Victoria Riptide — is being offered in 2022-23 at Hampton Little League. See Hampton’s website for more details or register now.

Early Development

Mini Minors – $110

Tee Ball – $110

Blast Ball – $65

Notes:

Friend Requests: In Early Development registration, indicate any friend request on the registration form. The friend request must be received from both players and is limited to one per player. We recognize the importance of our social and support networks and encourage all of our players to view Beacon Hill as a space where ultimately, we are all friends but may not have met yet!

Assessments: All Minors and Majors baseball players will be assessed prior to rostering. This is useful to balance our teams and ensure the most fun and safety possible. Assessments are expected to be scheduled for March 3, 2023.

Division Registration: All players must register according to their birthday. If you feel your player would be better suited playing in a higher level, please send me an email to registrar@beaconhillball.com including your players name, age, and your request. Decisions around playing up are multifactorial, including skill, safety, emotional maturity, roster space, etc. The decisions will be made by our coaches.

First Year Minors: For our players who are moving up to the big field for the first time this spring, we are so excited to have you and also recognize that this can be a big leap! In early spring, we plan to have a couple training sessions for these rookies so they can ask questions, get some fundamental pointers and settle in faster than ever before. Email Adrienne (registrar@beaconhillball.com) if you want to be certain you are on this list!

Umpire Training: To further develop our Majors players, all of our Majors players will participate in an Umpire Training Session this spring.

Coaching Support: Are you interested in coaching but slightly uncertain of what it would entail? We run a coaches training pre season and are also always available to connect and discuss what would be expected. As an entirely volunteer run organization, we rely on your support!

Financial Sponsorship: If you would like to join our incredible individuals and businesses that help support us, please reach out!

See you soon,

Adrienne Carter, Registrar

registrar@beaconhillball.com

BH Glory U15C District Bronze Medalists

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Congratulations to the BH Glory U15C team on winning the Bronze Medal at the District Championships held at Cordova Bay on June 10 – 12. The girls lost a hard fought game to Cordova Bay to win the Bronze.

Opening Ceremony – Saturday, April 9

Saturday, April 9

12:30 PM

Hollywood Park

For the first time in 3 years, we can all gather as one association and hold an opening ceremony!

Our opening ceremony event is for all of Beacon Hill — everyone from Blastball, TeeBall, MiniMinors, Baseball and Softball!

Please arrive at the park early to find and congregate with your team. Teams will be led onto the field in procession starting at 12:30 PM!

9:00 AM🚀 Blast Ball
10:00 AM⚾️ Majors Baseball: Giants @ Orioles
12:30 PMOpening Ceremonies
2:00 PM⚾️ Majors Baseball: Mets @ Astros
5:00 PM⚾️ Minors Baseball: Orioles @ Astros

Parking will obviously be a challenge. Please walk or cycle to the park if at all possible. Please DO NOT park in residential parking spaces, especially along Earle St.

Pemberton Park Celebration – April 2

Since Beacon Hill joined Softball BC in 2019, our volunteers have been working with the City of Victoria to advocate for improvements to Pemberton Park to make it into a proper, regulation softball diamond. 

Over the past many months, Parks staff have been installing a new skinned infield which will bring the diamond into alignment with softball field regulation specifications. This work will be completed by April 1st, just in time for the start of the new season! 

To thank our volunteers and the City of Victoria, and to celebrate this new field and our growing “Beacon Hill Glory” softball program, please join us at the park at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 2 for a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the largest ever dragon race and some refreshments!

Then, stick around to see our U17 A and B teams go head-to-head in an exhibition game!

Wear your Beacon Hill colors!

BC Girls Baseball Pre-Season Development Series

BC Girls Baseball is offering a PreSeason Development Series to get you ready for the upcoming season!

Coaches this year will be our very own alumnus, Tess Sawkins from Team BC, along with Allison Schroder from Team Canada. 

The program is designed for girls, aged 8-14. With a focus on skill development and learning, players will work in groups with trained coaches on a variety of baseball skills, all the while encouraging confidence, resilience and, of course, lots of fun!

The series will runs for the first three Mondays in April:

Dates: April 4th, 11th and 18th

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Beacon Hill Little League, Hollywood Park, 1700 Fairfield Road, Victoria

Cost: $20

Register Today!

Onlinehttps://baseball.bc.ca/?fd=members&pg=event&event=20001775

Questions?

Email videvelopmentseries@gmail.com

Little League Umpire Clinic

Saturday April 2, 2022

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Layritz Little League, Layritz Park, Saanich, BC

What will be covered?

District 7 umpires will provide instruction on the Basic 6; positioning for calling balls/strikes behind the plate; positioning for calling safe/out at the bases; Game Management; and plate mechanics other than balls and strikes.

Who can attend?

Anyone interested in umpiring Little League baseball or softball. All ages 11+ welcome. There is no fee.

What to bring

Please bring a lunch and plenty of water.
Clinic is rain or shine or frost – please bring clothing for any weather!

Do I need to attend if I did this last year?

If you have attended this clinic in a recent year, you are not required to attend again, but it’s highly recommended. 

If you are planning to attend please email these two people to make sure you are on their list!

Andrew Law

Umpire in Chief

uic@beaconhillball.com

Lee Nicol

Umpire Scheduler

umpire@beaconhillball.com

Support Beacon Hill with Purdy’s Chocolates

Do you love Purdy’s chocolate too?

You can support Beacon Hill by ordering some sweet Easter gifts for friends and family (and yourself).

Order by March 29th using the link below and a portion of the proceeds will come to Beacon Hill. Your chocolates will be delivered April 13-15, just in time for Easter!

Please pass this on and invite others to support our fundraising campaign.

Thank you so much!

Softball BC Umpire Mechanics Clinics

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    Free!
    January 28, Feb 4, and Feb 11
    7:00-8:00 PM 
    Campus View Elementary School
    3900 Gordon Head Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 4X3
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Are you interested in umpiring softball and earning some cash throughout the season? We want you!

Join us over the next three weeks for free umpire mechanics clinics.

These sessions are for everyone: brand new umpires, returning level 1’s and 2’s, and anyone else who wants a refresher prior to the season. They are also for anyone who may want to umpire but would like to check it out before taking the full clinic.
 
Each session will cover a different topic. If you attend all three sessions, you won’t have to attend another “mechanics” session to be certified this year as long as you register with Softball BC and complete the online theory portion of your training (more details on those sessions to follow).

How to Register 

Please email our District Umpire in Chief, Teresa Allen, at d1umpireinchief@softball.bc.ca to register. There is no cost!