Hello Asahi families,
On behalf of the coaching staff, we would like to thank all the players and parents for supporting us through the selection process. Picking our final 5 players was very difficult and there will never be a "perfect choice" that will please everyone.
While other travel teams pick players simply on skill and talent with the sole purpose to Win, we have chosen our players based on improvement throughout the year, dedication to the Asahi program, demonstrating the Asahi spirit, and effort "away from the play". Of course, we value skill and talent as well.
We also value players who go out of their way to help set up and tear down the game/practice environment and equipment. Finally, Verbal Support for fellow players and communication during games and practices is valued very highly.
We would like to congratulate the following players in making the tour team.
The Asahi Baseball Association (formerly known as the Canadian Nikkei Youth Baseball Club) is dedicated to creating healthy communities through the game of baseball. Inspired by the legacy of the Asahi Baseball team, for their skill, perseverance and accomplishments, it is our collective dream to bring back the Asahi Baseball Team to the Nikkei Community and Canada.
We believe in fair play, hard work and teamwork. We are a new club and are open to all, without regard to gender, ethnic origin or residency.