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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11/12 All Star Team at BC Provincials

The LMB 11/12 Team is representing District 1 at the Provincial Championship in North Langley from July 19-27th.

The full tournament schedule and field location can be found on the tournament website, where you can follow the games on PointStreak.

You can also follow the games  on GameChanger:



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Thursday, July 17
BC Government adds support for Little Mountain Baseball’s Player Development Structure



Premier Christy Clark presents $65k in support recently for Little Mountain Baseball’s proposed new player development & batting cage structure.

 

July 16, 2014 Kehl Petersen / Little Mountain Baseball Association / www.littlemountainbaseball.com (Hillcrest Park Diamond - Vancouver, B.C.)

 

Little Mountain Baseball has received a big boost of support and a $65,000 investment from the BC Government for its proposed new Player Development Structure/Batting Cage. This backing will help transform Little Mountain Baseball’s current single-lane, two-season batting cage structure into an inclusive, accessible and purpose-designed, two-lane, four-season player development structure.

 

“Little Mountain Baseball helps hundreds of young British Columbians learn and grow,” said Premier Christy Clark. “I’m happy we could support this effort to make Little Mountain more accessible and inclusive.”

 

This structure will be shared with a number of community and sporting groups and will increase the utilization of the existing structure by over 250%. This structure will also compliment the new Challengers Division’s Hillcrest accessible playing field proposed by the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Canadians.

 

With over 45% growth since 2007, these two exciting announcements will enable Little Mountain Baseball to be a center of excellence for youth baseball and community development.”

 

Little Mountain Baseball’s Challenger Division is one of two in Vancouver and one of the most established in North America. Challenger baseball allows children with cognitive or physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of baseball at a level adapted and structured to their abilities and special needs. For most of the Challenger players this is their first and often their only opportunity to be on a team, wear a uniform and be part of a league in a sports community.

 

Little Mountain Baseball Association is Canada's oldest Little League, founded in 1951. Little Mountain Baseball is a 750+ family non-°©-profit society supported by hundreds of community volunteers who share a goal to implant the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority into the children of our community. Tens of thousands of Vancouverites hold Little Mountain Baseball dear, as witnessed by the incredible turnout to our 60th anniversary celebration at the Nat Bailey Stadium in 2010. This coincided with LMB's winning the Canadian Little League Championship and going to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where our LMB team received worldwide media exposure, not just for their amazing play, but also for their incredible sportsmanship and positive attitude.

 

For more information, please contact:

Kehl Petersen Little Mountain Baseball Association, Vancouver, BC kehl.petersen@gmail.com



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.

To fund this opportunity of a lifetime, Little Mountain Baseball has been collecting donations since the 2014 baseball season began.  The LMB board would like to express its sincerest thanks to the the following individuals, businesses and organizations who have contributed funds to our Challenger program for this event: 

  • Individuals
    • Ken & Christina Armstrong
    • Douglas Baldry
    • Lenki & Al Borthwick
    • JC Fraser
    • Darlene Goldie
    • Dauna & Gus Gustavson
    • Jeff Holloway
    • William & Evelyn Hourston
    • Ronald Klassen
    • Nestor & Lindsey Korchinsky
    • Christophe & Angela Labrune
    • Kathleen Leahy
    • Ed Levinson
    • Ken & Michelle Lim
    • Aleks & Bruce Locke
    • Jane & Richard Lutman
    • Stephen Nantel
    • Krystyna Pacholczyk
    • Cristina Pepe
    • Pulver Family
    • Alda & Jason Silvestre
    • Kim Steger
    • Gordon & Helen Thom
    • Franco & Donna Trasolini
    • Sylvia Turgeon
    • Bruce Verchere
  • Organizations:
    • McDonalds Restaurant - 29th & Main Vancouver
    • Canadians Professional Baseball Club
    • VanCity Cody’s Fund/Vancouver Foundation
    • Fraternal Order of Eagles
    • Bill MacLagen & Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    • Matt Donelly & The Academic
    • Kwin Grauer & Salmon’s Rentals
    • CKNW Orphan’s Fund
    • Main Street Physio
    • Little League International
    • Little League Canada
    • BC Challenger Booster
    • Canadian Federation of Amateur Baseball
    • Steve Quinn & Abbie’s Sports Shop
  • Gifts from team coaches:
    • T-ball: White Sox
    • MMA: Clarkdale (Scott Stanley)
    • Minors: AJ Tigers (Frank Soper/Mike Rusch)
    • Minors: Carter Honda (James Fairweather/Scott Kuzyk)
    • Majors B: Clarkdale (Mawi Bagon/Doug Mollenhauer)
    • Majors B: Salmon's Rentals (Jeff Phillips/Lisa Bouma)
    • Majors A: PMBA (Mike Morgan/Brad Dorwart)
    • Majors A: Abbies (Kevin Smith)
    • Majors A: Signmaster Signs (David Hanning/Danny Wrench)
    • Majors A: Lions (Scott Stanley)
  • 50/50 winners who contributed part or all of their winnings:
    • Mike Morgan
    • Peter Wong
    • Pia Perkins
    • Raine Hanning
    • Brad Dryborough
    • Gilbert
    • Jenny Pearson
    • Jamie Lyman
    • TC Yang
    • Rob McPherson
    • Pier Chung
    • Shannon McCague
    • Janette Fricker
    • Chris Wilson
    • Pat Reynolds
  • At the District 1 11/12 District 1 championship game between Little Mountain and Dunbar, Dunbar coach Brian Saul donated $100 to the Challenger program and challenged the other coaches, family members, and fans watching the game to match his donation.  These individuals did so: 
    • Pat Chaba
    • Pat Reynolds
    • Frank Soper
    • Shapera family
    • McCague family
    • Lyman family
    • Mitchell family
    • Sandover family
    • Steve Quinn

In additional to the names above, a large number of people have contributed anonymous donations over the past few months.  We sincerely thank all of you.  Funds raised will ensure the participants have comfortable travel and accomodation at Williamsport, and help them to look their best on the field.



Wednesday, April 23
LMB Challenger Fundraiser

LMB is offering a number of items for sale to raise funds to support the travel and accommodation of our Challenger Program’s exciting and prestigious invitation to be the first international team to participate in the 2014 Challenger game at the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport on August 23, 2014.

Click here for full details

15% to 55% of the price of these items go directly to our Challenger program.

For more information on this fundraising please contact:
   Kehl Petersen - kehl.petersen@gmail.com
   Chris Fucco - cvfuoco@telus.net



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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