Each year, the Waterloo Minor Baseball Association recognizes exceptional individuals, both on and off the field, with a series of awards that will be presented at our 8th Annual Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at Catalyst 137 (Lobby) located at 137 Glasgow Street, Kitchener.

In order to properly and fairly determine who will receive the awards, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Beginning Sunday, July 7th and continuing until Saturday, August 3rd, you will be able to submit your nominations online to WMBAawards@waterloobaseball.ca


What is the purpose of awards?

The WMBA awards recognize exceptional individuals, both on the field and off the field, involved with Waterloo Minor Baseball travel teams. Additionally, recipients of these awards will be highly considered as WMBA’s official nominations for recognition at the Intercounty Baseball Association level and beyond.

What are the categories?

A winner and runner-up will be recognized for each of the following categories:

Junior (through 13U)

  • Pitcher
  • Player

Senior (14U-18U)

  • Pitcher
  • Player

A winner will be recognized for each of the following categories:

  • Junior Coach
  • Senior Coach
  • Junior Umpire
  • Senior Umpire
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Junior Rookie of the Year (first year playing for a travel team)
  • Senior Rookie of the Year (first year playing for a travel team)
  • Team of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement – or president’s award

Additionally, a scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding individual at the third year 18U level.

Lifetime Achievement Award – or President’s Award

An individual who has gone above and beyond, contributing significantly to Waterloo Baseball while volunteering over many years.

Who is eligible to be nominated for an award?

Any registered player, coach, umpire, or volunteer affiliated with a 2024 travel team (i.e., Rep Tier 1, Rep Tier 2, or Select) is eligible to be nominated for a relevant award as described above.

What is the process for nominating a player?

Nominations will open on July 7th and will close on August 3rd.

How are the award recipients determined?

The Awards Committee will make the final decision for who receives awards. Based on input from the nominations, the Committee will create a short-list of nominees for each award. The Committee will vote to decide the recipients for each award.

When and where will the awards be presented?

The awards will be presented at an awards banquet on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 to be held at the Catalyst 137 – Lobby at 137 Glasgow Street, Kitchener. Award recipients will be invited to attend with 1 guest (at no cost). Award recipients will be able to purchase additional tickets if needed for $25.00/person.

Tickets to the general public will also be available at a price of $25.00/person until August 25th Keep checking WMBA’s website for ticket sales!

What is the scholarship and how does a player apply for it?

The WMBA scholarship is a grant that must be applied to school-related expenses of a WMBA graduating Midget player who will be attending their first year at a post-secondary institution in September 2024. To be considered for these grants, the player must submit an 800-1000 word essay to WMBAawards@waterloobaseball.ca explaining why he should be considered for the scholarship and list 3 qualities they have developed while playing baseball with WMBA and how they will help you in your continuing education. All submissions will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and members will then create a short-list of nominees to take a vote which will determine the recipient or recipients of the scholarship. One of the Scholarships will receive the CJ Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund in honour of the late CJ Moore. CJ was a catcher who had played for the WMBA organization from the age of 5 to 13. He moved swiftly up starting at fundamentals at the age of 5. His passion for baseball was in his heart, even after he left to pursue diving.

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