Kelowna Heat

Kelowna Heat

Kelowna Heat is the rep (“B”) program supported by Kelowna Minor Fastball. Players that are committed to improving their skills and playing more competitive fastball should consider this program. In 2020 full-time teams will be formed in age groups U12B, U14B, U16B, and U19B. Read below for information on how to be involved and the difference between “B” and “C” fastball.

Kelowna Heat Try outs 2020-2021

Please email head coach if planning on attending the tryout unless otherwise stated.

  • U12B – September 26
  • U14B – Sepember 25, 26
  • U16B – September 26, 27, 30
  • U19B – TBD 

Kelowna Heat Teams

TeamHead Coach
U12B
U14BPeter Forbes
U16B
U19B

Timelines

  • September – Team Formation
  • October – March – weekly off season practices typically at Capital News Centre
  • April – July – fastball season

“B” versus “C” Fastball

Parents and players often ask about the difference between the two levels of fastball. Players that play “B” are dedicated to improving their skills year round, are driven to compete at a higher level, and make fastball a priority.

 Rep (“B”)House (“C”)
SeasonApril-JulyApril-July
Team formationSeptemberMarch
Off-season trainingOctober-MarchNot expected
Attend PracticesAlwaysRegularly
CompetitiveCompetitiveFun
Cost (approx.)$210 league + $500 team + $1000 travel$210 league + $50 team + $200 travel (optional)
Volunteer Hours10-20 hours + fundraising
(team runs Kelowna “B” tournament)
4 hours
Tournaments
& Travel
1 home tournament, 4-6 travel tournaments3 Okanagan tournaments, maybe 1 travel tournament
Team SelectionTry-outs – selection by ability and team fitOpen to everyone – teams formed by evaluation and designed to be balanced