Little Mountain Baseball: Welcome

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Welcome to the home of Little Mountain Baseball in Vancouver. Little Mountain Baseball offers Little League Baseball to children aged 4 to 12 years residing within our boundaries. 

Little Mountain Baseball is Canada’s oldest Little League, formed in 1951. 2014 will be our 64th season! Come join the more than 700 boys and girls playing baseball at Hillcrest and Riley parks in Vancouver's Little Mountain neighbourhood.

Play like a Champion – Join LMB!

We thank all the sponsors supporting us throughout the seasons. If you are interested in sponsorship, please email info@littlemountainbaseball.com

Please note that LMB is run entirely by volunteers, we do our best to reply to inquiries quickly and also keep this website current with as much information as possible. If you wish to help out, email info@littlemountainbaseball.com .

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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2014 Ross Dower Tournament this weekend!

Come join the fun over Easter weekend, April 18-22 and watch some great Majors baseball games at Hillcrest. LMB hosts the annual Ross Dower Tournament with teams from across the lower mainland.

 Division A
Division B
Division C Division D
 LMB Lions  LMB Abbies  LMB Roynat  LMB Signmaster
 Kerrisdale  Coquitlam Yankees  Dunbar Buntain  Hastings Expos
 Hastings Red Sox  Lynn Valley White Sox  Trout Lake Blue Jays  Forest Hills Red Sox
 New West Canadians  South Van Red Sox  New West Blue Jays  Coquitlam 2

Click here for the weekend's schedule and good luck to all players! 

Volunteers Needed! 

We also need several volunteers for various duties (scorekeeping, scoreboard, announcing, field work, concession, etc.) -- contact info@littlemountainbaseball.com. Thank you!



Monday, April 14
Challenger Fundraising

The LMB Challenger division is fundraising for their upcoming trips to the Little League National Jamboree in Calgary, and the Challenger Exhibition game in Williamsport in August.

Please come and support McHappy Day at the McDonalds on Main and 29th on May 7th.  They will be raising funds for the LMB Challenger Division on May 7th.



Friday, April 11
Coaching Clinic - Proper warm-ups

Just a reminder that there will be a second coaches clinic held at Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic on Wednesday April 16th, from 7:30-9 PM.

Aart will be bringing two physiotherapists who are both avid ball players. The session will cover how to run a proper practice mainly focused on warming up and cooling down including the evidence behind why we do what we do.

The last clinic was fantastic and all coaches should attend or all teams should send at least one coach.

This session will primarily be appropriate for Majors A, Majors B and Minors.



A Special Thank You to Our Volunteers

A Message from the Chairman 

As hundreds of dedicated Little League volunteers gathered in Minnesota for the 26th Little League International Congress, it struck me that while we all come from different places with different backgrounds, Little League volunteers are remarkably the same. We are passionate. We are dedicated. And we are working to make Little League the best organization for the children who play baseball and softball.

At Little League International, every week is National Volunteer Week. The world joins us in thanking volunteers, though, from April 6 to 12, 2014. This year is a special one for Little League. As you know, 2014 is Little League’s Diamond Anniversary. For 75 years, the passion of Little League volunteers has brought the Little League experience to millions of children in thousands of communities in hundreds of countries.

A lot has changed over 75 years, but Little League is relevant as ever. The lessons of teamwork, dedication and hard work, and the importance of community togetherness will always be valued. And it’s the volunteers like you who instill these tenants of Little League in players, parents and fellow volunteers day in and day out.

We hope that you take the time to share in this year’s 75th Anniversary celebration by sharing your memories with the Little League Big Legacy Project. This digital mosaic will help bring thousands of great Little League moments together, while supporting Pitch In For Baseball, and helping more children around the world make new Little League memories.

Click here to share your memory

As always, we sincerely thank you for all of your time, work and dedication to the Little League program. We wish you the best of luck this season, and we hope you join us in celebrating Little League’s Diamond Anniversary.

Sincerely,
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour
Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors



Thursday, April 10
Early-bird Prize Winners!



Congratulations to Evan, Kyle, Charlie, Innocenzo, Kainoa, Jack, Austin, and Trenton who each won one free registration in their division for registering early (by December 31)!

Become a Canadians Housing Family!

The Vancouver Canadians are currently looking for a handful of local families who would be willing to open up their home for a young, hard-working professional baseball player during their season from June to early September.

Our housing families provide our players a chance to get a good night’s sleep in a warm bed, eat a home-cooked meal, and gives them the opportunity to work toward their dream of playing for the Toronto Blue Jays.

If you would like to find out more information about the Vancouver Canadians Housing Family Program, please call us at 604.872.5232 or email us at staff@canadiansbaseball.com.


Handout: Become a Canadians Housing Family

Thursday, January 16
LMB Challenger Division invited to Williamsport!

Exciting news for the Little Mountain Challenger program!

Little Mountain Baseball was selected as the first "international" team to participate in the 2014 Little League Challenger Division Game at the Little League Baseball World Series. The 2014 Challenger Game will be played on August 23, 2014 at Volunteer Stadium. Also participating in this year’s game will be a team from Clinton Valley (Michigan) Little League.

Click here to read all about the event.

Congratulations to everyone involved with the successful application.

 



The Parent's Pledge

  • I will remember that my child plays sport for his or her enjoyment, not for mine.
  • I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good player performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.
  • I will not force my child to participate in sports.
  • I will never question the official’s judgement or honesty in public.
  • I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting activities.
  • I will respect and show appreciation for the trained volunteer coaches who give their time to provide sport activities for my child, understanding that I have a responsibility to be part of my child’s development.
  • I agree to play fair.


What will the Weather be like?

Click above to find out the current  and extended weather forecast from Environment Canada. Please assume that all games will proceed rain or shine -- it is the umpire's decision to call the game due to rain, and if your team doesn't show up, they will lose by forfeit!



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