18AAA & CP Tryouts

18AAA & CP Tryouts

December 23, 2023 Evaluations/Tryouts Uncategorized 0


Please see information below for players wishing to try out for 18U-CP or 18U-AAA for the 2024 season.  CP/AAA are Single Season teams (April – August) and will involve travel to the Island and/or Interior for games in addition to local games. 


For players wanting to just play AA (house – there is no Single A in 18U), information will go out once evaluation dates are set.


We are pleased to announce that BBA’s North Fraser Nationals has been awarded 18U-College Prep status once again for the 2024 season. We are also happy to announce we have joined a partnership with Vancouver Community for 18U-CP and AAA for the upcoming baseball season. Operating as the North Fraser Nationals at the College Prep level and Vancouver Mounties at the AAA level.


All players wishing to try out for 18U-CP and AAA are encouraged to attend the following tryout dates:


18U-CP/AAA Tryout Information (Indoor and Outdoor): 

  Dates and Times:    

            Saturday, January 6 and 13 from 11am – 2pm (Central Park)

            Sunday, January 14 (Group 1) from 5:30 – 8pm (Richmond Oval)

       Sunday, January 14 (Group 2) from 7:30 – 10pm (Richmond Oval)

By Invitation only for players selected to continue on the CP tryouts (all players not selected will continue on to the AAA tryouts) :

      Saturday, January 20 from 11am – 2pm (Nanaimo Park)

      Sunday, January 21 from 11am – 2pm (Central Park)

The 18U-CP team will be selected after the January 21 tryout and starting January 28 – CP team will begin In-door training at Richmond Oval (there will be additional fees incurred).    


18U – AAA Tryouts (at Nanaimo Park) – for all players who did not make CP invitation only tryouts and for those only wishing to tryout for AAA: 

Sunday, January 21 from 11am – 2pm

Saturday, January 27 from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, January 28 from 11am – 2pm


By Invitation only for players selected to continue for AAA tryouts (all players not selected will need to return to their home Association) :

      Saturday, February 3 from 11am – 2pm

      Sunday, February 4 from 11am – 2pm


The 18U-AAA team will be selected on February 4th after the final tryout.


Tryout Locations:                        

Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond (Indoor) 

Central Park – Kingsway & Inman (Outdoor) 

Nanaimo Park – 46th Avenue & Nanaimo Street (Outdoor)

Cost:  $50 per player – Payment link:  https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/410354



For more information on tryouts please contact:     

John Wong – 18U-CP Head Coach (northfrasernationals@gmail.com) or     

John Stark – 18U-AAA Head Coach: coachstark@shaw.ca

Sonya Jeffries-Ellen – BBA 18U (and NFN) Coordinator (18U@burnabybaseball.com)


A reminder for any player trying out for 18U-CP/AAA, you MUST inform your home association at least 5 days prior to the first tryout date.  This rule also applies to any player that did not participate on a BCMBA sanctioned team last season; you still need to inform your home association (if in doubt – ask).  If you have not already done so, please do so ASAP. 


IMPORTANT:  RULE 7.07 Players who do not reside within BBA’s or VC’s boundaries (see our website for boundaries map), MUST email their Home Associations’ 18U Coordinator and/or President at least five (5) days prior to attending first tryout date that you are trying out for BBA’s North Fraser Nationals College Prep or VC’s 18U-AAA team.    

(NOTE – players within BBA and VC boundaries will not need to inform home association they are trying out for these team’s only).


Failure to do so may result in a minimum $200 fine by BCMBA, for which BBA or NFN will not be responsible for paying. Please be advised that if players do not make the final roster, you must return to your home Association. NOTE – you can only try-out in one Association at a time.


Players should be registered with their home association or BBA for insurance purposes, especially if you did not play on a BCMBA team last season.


Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird Registration that ends Dec. 31 (e-blast sent, December 7), Registration Link:  https://www.burnabybaseball.com/divisions/


If you have any questions, please contact me at 18U@burnabybaseball.com.