A Message from the IMBA President, Murray Reay …
As winter sports and cold weather start to come to a close, the excitement of the ball
season is starting to grow!
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we
underwent diamond improvements throughout last season. The huge improvements to
our diamonds are long overdue and are going to continue over the next few years.
This Spring will be back to normal and we will be able to use the diamonds as soon as
the weather permits. The Town of Innisfail will be conducting maintenance, including
aeration and fertilizing, as the season starts, but will not affect our ability to use the
On behalf of the IMBA, I would like to thank the Town of Innisfail, and their Staff, for
their efforts and cooperation with maintaining and improving our ball facilities.
IMBA does not happen without our great Volunteers who step up to help Coach,
Manage and help out in any way possible. We are accepting COACH APPLICATIONS
for all levels of baseball and softball. The applications can be found on our website, or
by clicking on this link … http://www.innisfailminorball.com/content/forms. The
deadline for AA / Competitive coach applications is MAR 08.
A bit of a recap to last season …
- Highest registration numbers ever received in both Softball and
- Softball U12 finish 4 th at Provincials
- Baseball 13U win gold at Provincials and silver at Western
- Baseball 15U win silver at Provincials
- Ethan Savage … Baseball Alberta 13U A Player of the Year
- Nathan Flewelling … Baseball Alberta 13U AA Player of the Year
- Desmond Bouteiller (alumnus) … Baseball Alberta Wally Footz Builder
Congratulations to all our Teams and Players for your successes last season!
We are looking forward to another great year. The Board of Directors have been
working hard on making improvements to contribute to the continued development and
success of minor ball.
Agenda January 8, 2020.docx
The following changes and improvements will be coming this season …
1) SOFTBALL TIERING
Softball will be moving to a tiering system to develop more competitive teams with
the goal to become a “B Association” in the coming years
2) IMBA Partnership with THE DOME / Red Deer
Innisfail Minor Ball has partnered with THE DOME in Red Deer and we have
booked several time spots through March and April to help get the jump on the
SAT MAR 21 and SUN MAR 22 have been set aside for ALL MEMBERS of IMBA
to use THE DOME. Cost is $10 per player per time. Each age group will have a
specified time. Come in and start warming up your softball and baseball skills.
Coaches will be available to assist anyone that would like to come in. Bring proof of
being an IMBA member.
SAT MAR 28 / SUN MAR 29 / SAT APR 04 are baseball AA EVALUATIONS at
SUN APR 05 / SAT APR 11 / SUN APR 12 are open for ANY TEAM that would like
to book time. Contact Curtis Flewelling or Murray Reay for more info.
We will also be continuing with our arena floor times every Monday and Wednesday
in April until we can get out on the diamonds.
3) IMBA has a new apparel supplier
TBS SPORTS in Red Deer is our new apparel supplier.
The catalog for softball and baseball, and links to order, can be found on our
website … www.innisfailminorball.com.
As in the past, there will be deadlines to get your apparel orders in to ensure you
receive delivery early in the season. IMBA will send reminder emails of these
Agenda January 8, 2020.docx
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
AA / COMPETITIVE REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAR 08
AA / COMPETITIVE COACH APPLICATION DEADLINE MAR 08
BASEBALL UMPIRE CLINIC LEVEL 1 ($60) MAR 13 - Innisfail
BASEBALL UMPIRE CLINIC LEVEL 2 ($75) MAR 15 - Innisfail
IMBA DROP IN (open to all members) at THE DOME MAR 21-22
AA BASEBALL TRYOUTS at THE DOME MAR 28-29 / APR 04
IMBA time booked at THE DOME APR 05 / APR 11-12
NCCP COACHING CLINICS - Red Deer APR 04-05
I look forward to seeing you all around the diamonds throughout the season.
Good luck to all of our Teams and Ball Players.
And most importantly HAVE FUN!
Innisfail Minor Ball Association