Ryan Cochran has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #11! Ryan is the coach of the U13A Diamonds. "Ryan and members of his team conducted a fun day for the U13 house teams at Beban Park. He organized the players into groups to practice skills & drills, had a skills competition, and games in between. To come out on a Saturday and invite house players was going above and beyond, show casing some of what our competitive teams are all about. Gloves off to Ryan and his team!"
Congratulations to Ryan!
Janelle Staite has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #10! Janelle is the coach of the U11 Dolphins. "Janelle is an outstanding coach! She keeps the kids engaged and having fun, wanting them to learn and participate no matter what the drill. She goes above and beyond with player of the game awards, extra treats, team gear, fundraisers and an over the top positive attitude. Her ability to organize is outstanding and keeps practices, games, and events running flawlessly."
Congratulations to Janelle!
Gord Ringma has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #9! Gord is the coach of the U13 Clovers. "Gord is an amazing coach and role model for our athletes .He has a great sense of humour and repour with the girls and in turn the camaraderie and respect on the team is amazing year after year. Gord challenges the girls to be the best they can be in a positive and supportive manner."
Congratulations to Gord!
Tyler Davis has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #8! Tyler is the coach of the U11 Dolphins. "Tyler is such an engaging coach and is so positive with the girls on our team. His coaching style helps the girls feel confident and his skills help them build up their technique. He is always making the girls laugh and smile; whether it’s doing the worm at the end of practice, giving them High-5’s for a job well done at bat, making sure to wear a shirt that matches our team jerseys or just reminding them not to take any of it too seriously. He is an all-around awesome coach!"
Congratulations to Tyler!
Melissa Lund has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #7! Melissa is the head coach of the U9 Flaming Hot Cheetos. "Mel is Amazing. - She works hard to bring the kids together to work as a team. She’s positive and makes the kids want to be out there learning their skills."
Congratulations to Melissa!
Barb Botter has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #6! Barb is the head coach of the U13 Wolves team. "My daughter has been with coach Barb for 4 years now and she always makes sure that the kids are having fun learning and playing their best. She is very encouraging to those that may be having an off day and struggling and always promotes a fun and welcoming environment. I have enjoyed being a part of Barb's team over the years."
Congratulations to Barb!
Craig Talbot has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #5! Craig is the head coach of the U11 Vipers team. "He is amazing! He is so positive, has a great sense of humour and is extremely organized with practice activities that are both skill building and fun. This is my daughter’s first experience with softball and she is learning so much from Craig about how to play ball. He sends out great and helpful messages to parents. You can tell he really enjoys coaching."
Congratulations to Craig!
Chris Wood has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #4! Chris is the head coach of the U13 Nanaimo Surge team. "Chris is supportive and inclusive. He makes a point to allow all players to develop in all areas of the game. Both the players and parents appreciate him very much. He was a volunteer in past softball season but when the coach of previous years decided not to return, he and a trio of other parents stepped up."
Congratulations to Chris!
Bryce Johnson has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #3! Bryce is the head coach of the U19B Diamonds competitive rep team. "Bryce has been coaching for over 20 years and has dedicated thousands of hours to helping young ladies reach their potential both on and off the field. He helps to build their confidence and belief in themselves while also teaching them how to persevere through challenging them."
Congratulations to Bryce!
Tammy Appleton has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #2! Tammy is the head coach of the U7 NS1 team. "My child has been very nervous trying softball for the very first time. Tammy has made a concerted effort to make her feel welcome and comfortable. Tammy is a natural at making drills and practice fun and she is constantly adapting her coaching to suit each individual child as well as the team as a whole. I believe Tammy is the reason my child will fall in love with the sport. Her passion for coaching is vert apparent."
Congratulations to Tammy!
Trevor McIntyre has been selected as our Coach of Week for week #1! Trevor is the head coach of the U7 NS3 team. “Trevor is full of energy and kind and is so fun for the little kids to learn from. He is organized and always willing to help the little kids.”