A reminder from the diamond the Parksville Royals’ Fall Ball season gets underway Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 pm up at Springwood Park.
Workouts will continue Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 28, 29) and Tuesday and Thursday (Aug. 31, Sept. 2).
Royals’ head coach Dave Wallace said the team is hoping to host some exhibition games with other Island teams on the Labour Day weekend (Sept. 4-5).
The practice schedule will move to mid-week with games on the weekend once school starts back up, and the program will run through to Oct. 3.
The fall ball program is open to any player entering Grades 9 to 12 in 2011.
Depending on the interest, Wallace said they are hoping to form two teams — one comprised of Grade 9-11 age players, and another of Gr. 11 and 12s with possibly some Gr. 10s.
“The emphasis will be on fundamentals and the development of individual skills in a team concept — hit, run, throw and catch,” surmised the veteran skipper.
Basic cost for Fall Ball is $100 per player for six weeks.
For more information call coach Wallace at 250-248-2351or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.