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!

Victoria Breakers – Offseason Training for 13-17 year olds

This post has been updated on Sep 26, 2021

The Victoria Breakers Youth Baseball Club is an independent, not-for-profit society that has just been formed for players aged 13-17.

Its purpose is to enable players to work on their skills in the off-season while considering where to play in the Spring — whether that be with a Little League program or a B.C. Ball program. Where players go isn’t important, what is important is that they continue to play! The Breakers provides a low pressure way to practice and have some fun during the off season before you commit.

Club practices will be twice a week* from September 17March 27:

  • Fridays at George Jay Elementary School Gym 6:00-8:30pm
  • Sundays at Vic West field 2:00-4:00pm

*A third day will be added if there is increased demand following Fall Ball.

Indoor practices will focus on skill development for throwing and fielding. Outdoor practices will focus on hitting and base running but the throwing and fielding we work on indoors will be practiced as well. There will also be options for pitchers to practice with Coach Don Moore. Catcher training will be available, but players need to bring their own gear due to COVID restrictions.

Registration is $200.00 for just over six months of indoor and outdoor training twice a week and includes a hat and dri-fit.

Contact Coach Reece Caven for more information:
rcaven@shaw.ca
(250) 507-2109

Sep 8 Meet and Greet with Olympian Emma Entzminger

Join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 8th at Hollywood Park for a meet and greet with Olympic Bronze Medalist and head of Victoria Glory Softball, Emma Entzminger! Learn more about Glory Softball Travel Teams and the Next Level program. The first 100 guests will receive a signed player card!

Big things for softball: upgrade to Pemberton and a partnership with Victoria Glory Softball!

Big things are happening for Beacon Hill softball!

In late July, the City of Victoria broke ground at Pemberton Park and has started the process of installing a regulation skinned infield which will be ready for the 2022 season!

And …. we are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with the newly established Victoria Glory Softball program, led by Emma Entzminger, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist and current member of the Canadian National Softball Team!

Emma has been appointed Director of Player Development for Victoria Glory as well as for the Lambrick Park Softball Academy in partnership with Rocky Vitale. In addition to establishing new high-level teams in the City, the Glory will offer Next Level – an off-season skills development program.

The Glory’s mission is to raise the level of training and development for softball in our city with an emphasis on nurturing female leadership and female-to-female mentorship.

What this partnership will mean for Beacon Hill is that, starting in 2022, we’ll be able to offer softball at all levels—A, B and C—all playing out of Pemberton Park. All of our players will have more opportunities to receive quality instruction, learn from older, experienced players, and be inspired to continue playing softball as they get older by seeing high-level play at our home park!

We are very appreciative to the City of Victoria for taking steps to provide a quality field for softball at Pemberton Park so that higher levels of softball can take place, and we feel very fortunate and are grateful to Emma and Rocky for choosing us!

More information to follow in the coming weeks and months! In the meantime, check out the Victoria Glory’s site to learn more about the Next Level program and upcoming September tryouts for U19, U17, U15, and U13!

Summer Capitals Sandlot Baseball

Calling all baseball fanatics! Do you want to keep playing a bit of ball throughout the summer? If you do, the Capitals are hosting “sandlot” ball 

Monday nights, 6-9pm

July 19 – Aug 23 

at Heywood Ball Field in Beacon Hill Park 

Who can play?

Anyone registered as a Capitals player (jr/sr and South/North) or a 12-year-old Major with Beacon Hill, National or Hampton are welcome to join us. Players aged 12-16 who were not registered with one of these Little League programs this year are also welcome, but must submit this form before showing up. 

Capitals coaching staff will be present to provide coaching assistance where needed. However, this is your game! Players will decide the teams, the rules, and the play. 

Some basic safety rules:

  • Batters must wear helmets
  • Catchers must wear appropriate catchers gear
  • Pitch counts will be followed as appropriate for age
  • Contact info will be registered

Grab your glove, bat and helmet and come out on Monday nights! Hope to see you all there!!