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Baseball PEI is very pleased to announce that Rhonda Pauls has accepted the position of Executive Director for Baseball PEI.
Rhonda and her husband Steve, are looking forward to making the trip across the country from their Abbotsford, BC home. Rhonda was the Baseball Canada Umpire Developer of the Year in 2021 and has worked as a Level 5 umpire at COPABE America’s World Cup, Pan Am Games, is a Training Official for D3, D2, JUCO, and NAIA Tucson Games College Spring Training and has worked numerous other international events. She will be leaving her position as President of BC Baseball Officials Association where Steve, also a Level 5 umpire, is the Provincial Supervisor of Umpires.
She brings to Baseball PEI, twenty-five years of experience as a public sector elected official, multi-sport coach, with the perspective of a high-performance athlete and elite level official plus the highest commitment to the responsible management of youth programming. She brings fifteen years of experience, building capacity, guiding and directing professionals and volunteers in sport. Rhonda has equivalent experience with organizational leadership in public education including serving as Consultant for BC Ministry of Education focus group for Curriculum Development of Physical Education in grades 8-10. She will be retiring at the end of her term on the Abbotsford Board of Education where she is a trustee and vice-chair, and has served on strategic planning toward the overall goal of student achievement, collaborative budget development, chair of committees in finance, facilities, policy development and education, senior staff evaluation, and monitoring of policy compliance among other responsibilities.
She recognizes youth are our future and the privilege of guiding their development is a tremendous responsibility.
“As we emerge from this pandemic, it is imperative that we identify and address the gaps for our coaches, athletes and officials that have impacted them both physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
“As a PSO, it is also imperative that Baseball PEI can pivot and adapt to the current environment, new Safe Sport directives from Baseball Canada and evaluate its’ policies and practices to be culturally inclusive, promote equity and welcome diversity.”
Rhonda is excited to have in Baseball PEI this full-time baseball opportunity involving the overall growth of the game. She takes this position, with Baseball PEI having just exceeded its largest number of players and teams in its history, strong growth in girls’ baseball and umpire numbers, and Baseball Atlantic playoffs where teams captured the most medals in its history.
Baseball PEI is excited to have Rhonda Pauls as their new Executive Director and looks forward to following her leadership in the further development of baseball on PEI. She will have her first day in the office on Monday, 4 April. Any questions in the meantime can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball PEI is planning to send a Provincial 22U All-Star team to represent Prince Edward Island at the 2022 Baseball Canada National 22U Championships, scheduled for 4-7 August 2022 in Dartmouth and Halifax, Nova Scotia. As such, Baseball PEI is now calling for applications for the position of Head Coach of the 2022 Provincial 22U All-Star team.
The 2022 Provincial 22U All-Star team will be made up of the top 22U players from PEI (players who turn 22-year-old or younger in 2022) and will be named in approximately late June 2022. While this is subject to change, the current plan is for a couple of I.D. camps of players interested in taking part with this team before the end of April. Then in May and/or early June, there will be an open on-field tryout for this Provincial 22U All-Star team. As well, the coaching staff for this team will scout at games in the PEI Junior (22U) Baseball League, KCBL and any other category in which the top 22U players in the province are competing. Between the I.D. camps, open tryout and scouting, the coaching staff will put together a roster to attend the National 22U Championships.
Once the team is picked, the team will practice approximately once a week. The Provincial 22U All-Star team in 2022 will not be competing in any leagues, as the majority of the players are already playing in one or more leagues/competitions and are also busy working.
The Head Coach of the 2022 Provincial 22U All-Star will select their assistant coaches and team manager (up to three assistant coaches are permitted; the names of the assistant coaches and the manager must be approved by the Director of Provincial Teams) and will be tasked with running I.D. camp and the open tryout, scouting for this team, selecting the final roster (with final approval from the Director of Provincial Teams before the list is made public), running practices in the lead up to the National 22U Championships and leading the team at the National 22U Championships. The Head Coach will have to be NCCP 16+ Certified by the time of the National Championships (and the assistant coaches will have to be NCCP 16+ Trained by the time of the National Championships).
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 21 January 2022 at 4 pm. The application form can be found at https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/eb2d-2593956/2022_22U_Coaching_Application_Form.pdf#_ga=2.184286246.141131683.1641298220-1954251289.1583858777 (PDF) or https://www.baseballpei.ca/page/show/1681600-downloads (Word). For more information, please email email@example.com.
Baseball PEI held its 2021 Baseball PEI Awards Night this evening at the Silver Fox Entertainment Centre, Summerside. The following ADL/Sport PEI awards were handed out:
Other awards handed out:
The following teams were honoured:
A huge thanks to Dave Holland, who was the Master of Ceremonies, the staff at the Silver Fox Entertainment Centre, and all those who attended to make it a fantastic evening.
The 2022 Provincial 13U Team, which will represent Baseball PEI at the 2022 Baseball Canada National 13U Championships, in Windsor, ON, from 25-28 August 2022, will be holding I.D. sessions in Summerside and Charlottetown in November.
All players wishing to take part in these sessions and/or try out for the 2022 Provincial 13U team are asked to fill out this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mo-UsHDcitC1aGw_DlEyo1p84yjGs9DIxY7Dl9thZfA/edit?usp=sharing.
There will be two sessions offered per day. Each player may participate in one session per day. The schedule is as follows:
The cost is $60 for all four sessions. Payments can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone with questions, or who is interested in trying out for the 2022 Provincial 13U team but cannot attend, can email Adam Connolly at email@example.com or call/text 902-303-9105.
The coaching staff for the 2022 Provincial 13U team is Adam Connolly (head coach), Blair Creelman (assistant coach) and Andrew Cameron (assistant coach).
Baseball PEI will be holding its 2021 Award Night on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex (110 Water Street, Summerside, PE), starting at 6 pm.
Dave Holland will be the Master of Ceremonies. At the Awards Night, the 2021 ADL/Sport PEI/Baseball PEI Awards will be handed out, as well as other awards and recognitions for 2021 Provincial Champions and Atlantic medalists. There will be supper provided.
The cost of a ticket is $25. To reserve a ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than the end of the day Tuesday, 16 November 2021.