Join Our Newsletter
GPMBA Mission Statement
Our goal is to keep our Youth healthy and active.
Grande Prairie Minor Baseball’s mission is to implant in the youth of the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding areas, through the organized sport of baseball, the ideals of honesty, loyalty, courage, and sportsmanship.
To provide a safe, healthy environment that promotes physical exercise, teamwork, respect for coaches and players, sound baseball fundamentals, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline, and fair play, while having fun.
We also promote the sport of baseball in all its forms, including the training and encouragement of competitive ballplayers.
Policies & Bylaws
Procedures & Guidelines
To avoid any possible conflict of interest situations, members of this committee are not to be involved in the Coach Selection of any division to which they and/or his or her spouse have applied. The prospective coach has the right to decline and reschedule an interview if they believe there is a conflict of interest.
The committee will follow Baseball Canada or Baseball Alberta coach selection interview guidelines and utilize a S.W.O.T. Analysis to document applicant responses.
Every effort will be made to have the coach interview process completed prior to the tryout of the level being applied for. Coaching positions can be filled depending on the placement of players and or qualifications of candidates. Applicants must include a coaching resume indicating coaching philosophy, team goals, objectives and a draft seasonal plan.
The committee will review previous documentation on any potential coaches including but not limited to parent evaluation forms, awards given, previous discipline situations and Executive recommendations. This data will be compiled and available to the committee by the Executive Director prior to the interviews.
The Head Coach (if a parent) can be selected (after the interview process is completed) out of the top 12 players or Executive discretion is warranted based on history.
gpmba approved Bylaws
At the AGM it was announced that our Jr. diamonds will now be known as Ken Beaton Field. This is the 2nd Ken Beaton field