UBC expanding starting with JV team come spring
The University of British Columbia varsity program will begin a Junior Varsity baseball program in September of 2017.
The success of the UBC Baseball varsity team, their outstanding coaching staff, and new state of the art facilities has created a high demand from many of Canada’s top student-athlete baseball players to attend UBC.
As details and logistics of the team are finalized in the coming months, an important deadline is applying to UBC by January 15, 2017. All interested players are encouraged to make sure they have filled out their UBC admissions at Apply to UBC
This will allow student athletes throughout the spring time to decide whether attending UBC is their best option as more details of the JV team become available.
The JV team will be a developmental team coached by UBC varsity assistant coaches and will have a full practice and competition schedule based out of our new training centre and soon to be built stadium.
UBC is in talks with the Canadian College Baseball Conference) about potential future membership and will fill out a fall/spring competition schedule against other college baseball programs in Canada and the US. The team’s budget will be subsidized by player fees like other CCBC teams.
Also the Vancouver franchise of the BC Premier League will call UBC home next season. The will start with a Junior team this spring and then will likely add Senior and Bantam team next year.
Given the stadium coming, UBC will be a unique training grounds as there with five teams based on campus. Once completely up and running: bantam PBL, junior PBL, senior PBL, UBC JV, and UBC varsity.