Welcome to the website of the Whalley Junior Chiefs. We are the primary development team - or feeder team - for the Whalley Chiefs of the BC Premier Baseball League. The BCPBL is arguably the top high school age league in Canada, and regularly showcases the best young baseball talent in the country.Whalley has a glorious past of baseball talent and championships.
Each season the BCPBL sends many players to college and university programs both in Canada and the USA, with a select few being chosen in the annual Major League Baseball draft. The Chiefs are one of the longest running club teams in Canada and have a long history of graduating players into college and university programs, as well as professional baseball (click here for a list of Chiefs draft picks).
The Jr. Chiefs play in the BC Junior Premier League, a 16U wood bat league. We play a 40-48 game PBleague schedule, plus an additional 15-20 exhibition and tournament games from March through the end of July. Two Tournaments in Washington (Kent & Spokane)are planned for 2013.The emphasis of the junior program is to develop our players and prepare them to move up with the tools necessary to compete and succeed at the next level.Winning isn't everything.
Players in our program are expected to be dedicated to bettering themselves both on and off the field. Hard work and hustle, playing the game with class and respect, physical fitness, off-season training and academic responsibility are all critical components of our program. Players at this level take the game seriously as most have post-secondary baseball aspirations and all want to test themselves against the best.Player costs will be competitive with all other JPBL organizations.
To learn more about the baseball opportunities with the Whalley Junior PBL Chiefs, please contact GM Paul Hargreaves at email@example.com , John Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org ,or Grant MacDougall at email@example.com
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Surrey...The Chiefs would like to announce details for the 2nd half of off season strength and conditioning and hitting and throwing instruction.Starting Mon Jan 6 and running 9 weeks to Sat March 8.All boys aged 13-18 are welcome and strongly encouraged if they are trying out for either of the Chiefs PBL teams.A typical week is as follows...Sundays will be an outside track day running at Holy Cross HS from 9 to 10am.Mondays will be a core training day with trainer Gord Kerr from 6 to 9pm at Whalley.You will be put into smaller workout groups.Tuesdays will be for hitting from 6 to 9pm at Whalley.Video and swing analysis will be taken.Wednesdays are off.Thursdays will be for hitting and long tossing from 6 to 9pm at the cage.Fridays are off.Saturdays will be for catchers,pitchers and hitters.Starting at 9am to 10am catchers will work with Ernie Hawkins and Ryan Pilgrim.Pitchers will start at 10 to 11:30am and hitters will finish from 11:30 to 1pm.Thats's 13 hours of cage instruction from the Chiefs staff.Cost will be $289 payable to Chiefs Baseball.As part of the registration fee, each player will get a Chiefs majestic hooded sweatshirt.Any questions can be directed to any of the Chiefs coaching staff.
Phoenix,Az....The Whalley Chiefs would like to announce that Cole Armstrong, Chiefs alumni '02 has joined the coaching staff effective January 2014.Cole brings many years of college and pro ball experience to the staff.Cole was drafted in '01 by the Mets (didn't sign)and '02 by the Braves.Cole played at Chipola JC in Marianna Fla before signed a pro contract.He played for Canada's JNT and Canada's Pan Am Gold medal winning team.His pro line is found on the following link:http://www.baseballamerica.com/statistics/players/cards/83107
We are happy to say the least that Cole wants to continue the Chiefs winning tradition.Please welcome him.
Whalley BC...The Chiefs have entered the Martin Luther King WoodBat Tournament in Phoenix Jan.17-20.2014 in N.Phoenix.The opportunity is for the U16 player invited by the Chiefs staff up to 15 in total ,predominantly 10th graders and then if necessary, other U16 players will be supplemented from other organizations.The idea here is to create opportunities for players to compete against other solid US competition and get motivated and do it in the most economically efficient manner.An invitation will be forthcoming as an e mail to those selected.Details of the trip with specifics will be in the e mail.Questions can be directed to John Parker.
Surrey....Chiefs have decided to run a NHL Hockey Pool Fundraiser.Details will be e mailed to families and also handed out at off season workouts.Handout sheets will be given to players during the week of Nov.4.The pool starts Nov.23.All participating families are asked to sign up at least 5 names.The top seller will have a choice of a 32 or 33 inch Brett WoodBat.
Whalley October 24....The Chiefs would like to announce the details for the 8 week strength and conditioning program.Starting Sat.Oct.26 and running 8 consecutive weeks through Sat.Dec.21.This program will be supplemented in the 2nd half starting in the new year.Boys aged from 13 to 18 are welcome to work out.We encourage boys aspiring to make the Chiefs PBL or JPBL teams to participate.All instruction will be from Chiefs staff.A typical week will be as follows..Sundays will be a workout outside day at the oval, being Holy Cross HS Track on 88th Ave east of 160th.The time will be from 9am to 10am.Be prepared to run with proper footwear.Mondays will be a core training and strength & conditioning day.This will be at Whalley's facility and Gord Kerr's home gym when required..This will begin Nov.18.and will be in groups depending on numbers.You will be notified for your time to work out.Tuesdays will be in the Whalley cage from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will concentrate on hitting.Wednesdays are off days.Thursdays will be back in the Whalley facility again from 6:00pm to 9:00pm working on hitting.Fridays are off.Saturdays are in the Whalley cage from 9:30am to 1:00pm.Catcher's will be instructed by Ernie Hawkins , Ryan Pilgrim & Pat Phalen and pitchers will throw and work on mechanics from 9:30am to 10:30am.The balance of the time will be for long tossing and hitting.Cost is $229 payable to Chiefs Baseball.That will include a Chiefs work out T, mesh shorts and a toque.Will be available Nov.2.Any questions can be directed to any member of the Chiefs staff.Hope to see you out.