Tryouts and Coach announcement for Elite 15u (Bantam), 16u (minor Midget), 17u (Midget) and 18u (Midget

Updated Wednesday July 31, 2019 by Whitby Minor Baseball Association.

The Whitby Minor Baseball Association is pleased to announce that it intends to run the following teams in the Elite Baseball League of Ontario for the 2020 season:  15u (Bantam), 16u (minor Midget), 17u (Midget) and 18u (Midget).

Coaches for the teams are as listed below with their contact information.  If you are interested in trying out for one of these teams please contact the coach directly.  Remember that no releases from local associations are required to try out for EBLO teams. Tryouts will be announced on the WMBA website ( and are expected to take place as early as  late August for some of the teams through early September for the remainder.


15u (Bantam) coach Brian Slater (

Head coach WMBA 2014-2019 from Rookie T1 through to Minor Bantam T1, Assistant coach EOBA All-Stars 2015 & 2017, Assistant Coach College of the Ozarks 1999.


16u (Minor Midget) coach Brian Ballentine (  

55 years of coaching experience from Minor Rookie Ball to Junior.  Six year as a Pro Scout for the Seattle Mariners.  Has sent numerous players to professional baseball and US colleges.


17u (Midget) coach Dave Herrington (

Current 2019 16U Elite Coach

Head Coach WMBA, ELBO Elite, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Head Coach WMBA Mosquito to Bantam 2007-2013 AA/AAA


18u (Midget) coach Derek Brown (

Head Coach, 18U Midget Elite 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Head Coach, EBLO All-Star Team 2017

Head Coach, Midget T1 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Head Coach, Midget T2 2011, 2010

Baseball Ontario Coach of the Year, 2017

Assistant Coach, Midget T1 2009

Assistant Coach, Midget T2 2008, 2007, 2005