Baseball isn't just for the boys........
Baseball Nova Scotia has become a national leader in developing and offering programming to females who love the game of baseball. Traditionally a male dominated sport, female baseball in Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada have been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years. From development programs like Rally Cap, to high performance teams competing at the Baseball Canada National Championships, Baseball Nova Scotia has opportunity for all ages and skill levels!
If your area is interested in accessing any female event or starting a female program, please contact Baseball Nova Scotia to inquire into how we can help!
BNS Executive Director/Female High Performance Coach - Brandon Guenette
BNS VP of Female Baseball - Michael Crawford
Dartmouth's Katie Hagen became the youngest pitcher in history to start for Team Canada at the 2016 World Cup
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A Sport of Their Own - Canadian Baseball Network
Baseball Nova Scotia 16U Provincial athlete before and after picture of Brogan MacNeil (Lower Sackville). Brogan is seen as a young participant with Canadian National team athlete, Mel Harwood, at BNS Girls Day in 2009 (top left), and again five years later at same event, acting as a mentor to younger athletes (bottom right)
There are many opportunities for girl's in Nova Scotia to enjoy the game of baseball! Keep an eye out for these awesome events and programs!
Every summer, Baseball Nova Scotia takes a day to celebrate girl's participation in baseball! Instructors have included Canadian National team athletes, former Toronto Blue Jays, and Nova Scotia provincial team athletes. Girl's get to come out to enjoy a day of high level instruction, fun with friends, and even leave with a few gifts!
We also hold Girls Baseball Camps throughout the province.In 2018, we held Come Try Baseball Girls Camps in Yarmouth, Digby, Kentville, Amherst, Springhill, Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, and Louisdale!
Check out some opportunities below!
2019 Female Camps
The Nova Scotia Girls High Performance coaching staff will be running an 5 week developmental camp starting February 17th. The camp will be over five consecutive Sundays at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz. This camp is for girls planning on trying out for the 16U and 21U programs. Cost is $175 for the 5 weeks (15 hours). Cheques can be written to Nova Scotia 16U Girls Baseball.
2014 Baseball Nova Scotia Girls Day in Baseball featuring the Nova Scotia 16U Girls Provincial team athletes.
Baseball Nova Scotia hosted our first 12U Girls Baseball Weekend in May 2017! Over 30 girls from across the province participated in a skills development session on Friday night, and then a modified 6 on 6 tournament on Saturday. Girls aged 9-12, both experienced athletes and those new to baseball, came to the event to learn new skills and to participate in two days of fun! Although we had to move the sessions indoors due to poor weather, everyone enjoyed a great weekend of baseball!
We followed that event up with our 2nd Annual Girls Baseball Weekend in June 2018, which was met with the same enthusiasm!
Stay tuned for information on our 2019 event!
Every winter, starting in early February, the 16U Provincial team coaching staff run development camps for girls aged 10 -14. These camps are designed to introduce girls to more complex skill in a progressive and fun way to prepare them for the season. For more information on these camps, contact Provincial team Head Coach, Brandon Guenette
2019 14U ID sessions and workouts will be run over three weeks (March 31st, April 7th, April 14th) at the East Hants Sportsplex. Check back at the beginning of March for registration details!
2015 was a very exciting year for female baseball players in Eastern Canada! Grand Falls, Newfoundland organized the first ever Atlantic Canadian 14U Championship! Nova Scotia sent one team in 2015, three in 2016, three in 2017, and two in 2018! Nova Scotia White captured the Gold Medal, while the Blue team placed 4th at the event in St.John's this past September!
2019 participant information will be released soon. This is an event that no girl will ever forget!
2016 14U Girls at the Atlantic Championships in Bedford
Baseball Nova Scotia offers one of the best high performance female programs in the country. Teams compete at the National Championship in 16U, 21U, and Senior Women's events.
The 16U team competes in the 15U AA Bluenose League against boys all season in preparation for the National Championship in August. The Nova Scotia squad is a perennial contender, finishing in the top five in the country each of the past 6 years. These results include Bronze medals in 2011 and 2012. The team narrowly missed out on a Bronze in 2014 and 2016.
2018 was a historic year, as our 16U team did something no female team from Atlantic Canada has ever done; they played in the National Championship game! The team would capture the National Silver medal on home soil in Bedford!
The emphasis of the program is development while offering the top female players in the province to compete at a competitive level. Check out the teams Facebook page here!
The 21U program made its debut in 2016, with the inaugural Canadian Championship being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia defeated Ontario and British Columbia in the round robin, while narrowly missing out on a medal. Our squad is coming off back to back Bronze medal performances in Manitoba! This program offers females the opportunity to continue in high performance programming past the 16U level.
2017 Nova Scotia 21U Women after defeating Ontario at the 21U Nationals
2014 Nova Scotia 16U Girls at Nationals in Saguenay, Quebec.
The Baseball Nova Scotia Umpires Division is actively seeking interested females to become umpires! There is no better summer job than getting to go to the field every night! Check out the BNSUD website or contact BNS Supervisor of Umpires, Blaine Gallant for more information!
Baseball Nova Scotia is actively seeking interested females to act as leaders within our programs! Baseball Nova Scotia will be conducting NCCP certification clinics in 2019 for females interested in coaching! More information can be found at our NCCP site!
For females interested in participating as a coach, instructor, or volunteer within any of BNS programming, please contact VP of Female Baseball, Mike Crawford.
Current High Performance players and coaches, Raelea Nickerson and Maria Roy, while coaching our 14U program at the 2015 Atlantic Championships in Newfoundland
In February, 2019, the Canadian Baseball Network ran a five part series of articles about the growth, challenges, and successes of girls baseball in Canada. Be sure to check out the articles below! Keep an eye out for some mentions of our own Nova Scotian champions, athletes, and coaches!
Part I: Thousands of Girls, Women Playing Baseball in Canada
Part II: Talkin' Baseball: From Sexism to Career Success
Part III: Women's National Team a World Power
Part IV: Help Wanted: Female Coaches, Umpires
Part V: Meet Some Canadian Female Baseball Movers and Shakers
Nova Scotia 16U team after defeating Chicago for the Bronze medal in the 2012 International Invitational in Bedford.