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"Jenaya did a great job for ...
"Jenaya did a great job for us when she came in - we keep getting those Parksville girls every year and we'll be all right," Team B.C. G.M. and head coach Al Forman said from Burnaby."She's a great kid, an excellent pitcher for her age.She has some really good movement on her ball as shown by her 15 strikeouts," said Forman. Team B.C.'s selection process started the end of May when Forman traveled to four different communities, including Victoria, holding mini-camps.From there, he invited 25 players to a three day camp at the end of July in Maple Ridge, and out of there selected his starting 15. "The team was awesome," said Forman.
Six-year Team B.C. coach ...
Six-year Team B.C. coach Al Forman calls the final an outstanding game
B.C. head coach Al Forman ...
B.C. head coach Al Forman says the bar for girls baseball in Canada just keeps getting higher.
"Girls can play baseball," said Forman
, who has been involved with the girls provincial team program since its inception.
More than her hot bat it ...
More than her hot bat it was her commitment to improve that Team B.C. head coach Al Forman liked.
"I coached Rachel last year at the national tournament in Ontario," said Forman
confidence level has improved and he
will be a big part of the team that heads to the nationals.
"Rachel has improved her hitting and defensive skills since last year," said Forman
Contacted at his home in ...
Contacted at his home in Burnaby Monday morning, Al Forman, Baseball B.C. course conductor, and longtime provincial team coach, said while Oceanside isn't the first association in B.C. or Canada to pass the ban, they are certainly one of the few, and the first on Vancouver Island to do so.
"They're leading the way," he
said, adding "I think it's long overdue.It's protecting the kids," he
echoed, adding that while those kids that are throwing the curve ball may earn some wins on the hill in the short term, "the long term is stress on the elbow and damage to the arm."
To that end, Forman
says it should be strictly fastballs and changeups -- both of which are the same throwing motion -- up to the Peewee division.
There have been directives come down in the past from Baseball Canada encouraging associations to discourage curveballs, and he
expects to see more come down the pike.