After the introduction of girls baseball in 2021, we have had 2 successful seasons!
BMBA continues to focus on recruiting girls from our community, as well as recruiting and educating coaches and umpires involved in the girls program.
Our hope is to have at least one all girls team within as many divisions as we can.
Our belief is that ALL girls who want to play baseball should be able to. We know that girls face enough barriers to joining sports - especially male-dominated sports like baseball - and we want to break down as many barriers to participation as possible.
For information or to get involved please contact Cori Balsdon at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the major drawbacks of offering girls programming in a community is the lack of other girls' teams to play against. Step one is to bring girls together to form a team; the next step is to offer a league where girls can compete against other girls.
For the 2023 season, Baseball Alberta is piloting a project where three communities will participate in an all-girls league and BEAUMONT has been invited to participate! Any female registrants in the 9U and 11U girls program will automatically be a part of this exciting opportunity, with three weekends throughout the season dedicated to all-girls baseball competition.
If the pilot is successful, the objective of the 2024 Alberta Girls Baseball League (AGBL) will be to provide a competitive and developmental level of play for female players at the 9U, 12U and 14U age categories in a league format for the province. The AGBL would operate over two months with the season culminating in a league playoff week.
The Canada Summer Games Committee has included Women’s Baseball (16U) as one of the sports that will be part of the next Games (held in Newfoundland/Labrador).
This is extremely exciting news for female baseball and will greatly assist in the growth of the game! Being part of the Games experience is life altering for an athlete. Canada is the only country in the world that hosts a national multi-sport amateur event! Think "Olympics", only instead of competing against other countries, athletes are competing against other provinces.
Not only will selected 16U female athletes (those born in 2009 and later) be able to participate in the Games, female coaches and female umpires will also be required.
To ensure Alberta has fully certified female coaches to fulfill the positions available, interested coaches need to complete their NCCP certification. And it takes a bit of time.
Following is the link to review the NCCP requirements and further information NCCP requirements