Bantam AAA Richmond Chuckers

Welcome to the website of the 2009-2016 Bantam AAA Richmond Chuckers.  We were originally established by head coach Alex Klenman in the fall of 2004 as the Richmond Red Sox, a high performance developmental baseball program for players ages 13-15.  We represented the Richmond City Baseball Association and the city of Richmond, BC, Canada, and played in BC Baseball's (Baseball BC) competitive 15U Bantam AAA division, at the time the top tier 15U wood bat league in BC.  In 2009 we changed our name to the Richmond Chuckers to align with our home association's branding goals.  We played a single-season league format from March through August that included several tournament appearances. 

During our season we played teams from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, and the USA.  Our typical season schedule consisted of approximately 40 league games, and 20 tournament and/or exhibition games.  Our season concluded with a Provincial Championship, and potentially with a trip to the Western Canadian Championships or the Canadian National Championships.  

The program was designed specifically to prepare our players to move up to higher levels of play with the tools, skills, and attitude necessary to compete and succeed at that level and beyond.  We introduced a structured program to this age group that included off-season skill development sessions and regular fall ball programming.  We fielded a team in Bantam AAA every season since our innaugural 2005 campaign, with strong continuity in coaching and format. 

For many of our players this was their introduction to the high performance baseball experience, and many of the players that have come through our program have gone on the play in the BC Premier Baseball League (the top rated high school league in Canada), as well as college and/or university baseball programs (see our Alumni list here).  Several of our alumni continue to be involved with the game in various capacities.

Player development was at the core of our team philosophy since day one.  We taught sound fundamental baseball and introduced our players to more advanced strategies.  We emphasized hustle, grit and determination on the field and exposed our players to quality coaching, high-level guest instructors and position-specific instruction.  Our program provided opportunities to compete in showcase tournaments and provincial team events and our players regularly competed for and earned roster spots at the BC Summer Games, Pacific Northwest Championships, Northwest Futures Tournament, the Arizona Fall Classic, and other showcase events.  Skill development, team play, and academics were important components of our program and all of our players were required to be supportive, positive teammates; to respect the game, opponents, coaches and umpires at all times; and to conduct themselves both on and off the field with class and respect. 

Team History

YEAR AAA Overall Fall   Year    Tournament & Provincial Results
 2016  21-11 50-18-2      BLE Best of the West Champions, Kamloops, BC (5-0); 2nd place, RCBA Queen Victoria Invitational, Richmond, BC (4-1); Perfect Game Canada Day Bantam Classic Champions, Okotoks, AB (4-0-1); Baseball BC Provincial Qualifier, Burnaby, BC (2-2); BC Minor Provincial Championships semi-finalists (3-2)
 2015  14-16  21-27-1   10-7-2  31-34-3   Queen Victoria Tournament, Richmond, BC (2-2), C flight winners; BC Minor Qualifier Tournament (0-4); USSSA Summer Celebration, Lacey, WA (1-3); BC Minor Wild Card (1-2); Best of the West Fall    Tournament semi-finaists "AAA" division, Kamloops, BC (2-2), BC Baseball Bantam Fall Classic Champions, White Rock, BC (4-1)
2014 18-16  27-23-1  12-1-1 39-24-2  Queen Victoria Tournament, Richmond, BC (3-1), A flight Semi-Finalists; Okotoks Dawgs Canada Day Bantam Classic (3-2); BC Minor Wild Card (1-1); BC Provincial Championships, Rutland, BC (1-3)
2013 32-7 50-12 12-1 62-13  Bantam AAA League Champions; 2nd place, RCBA Queen Victoria Wood Bat Tournament, Richmond, BC (3-2), USSSA School's Out, Tacoma, WA (3-1), KR3 Best of the West Bantam Wood Bat Classic Champions, Kamloops, BC (5-0); BC Provincial Championships, Kamloops, BC (2-2)
2012  22-19 34-29  17-1-1  51-30-1  Queen Victoria Tournament, Richmond, BC (1-1); 2nd place, KR3 Best of the West Bantam Wood Bat Classic, Kamloops, BC (3-2); Mid Summer Classic Tournament, Lynden, WA (3-1); BC Provincial   Championships, Richmond, BC (2-2); Aldergrove 5th Annual Bantam Fall Ball Classic Champions, Aldergrove, BC (6-0)
2011  15-22  25-28  10-4  35-32  Queen Victoria Tournament, Richmond, BC (1-2); Summer Kick-Off Classic, Lynden, WA (3-1); 2nd place, Mid-Summer Classic Tournament, Lynden, WA (3-1), BC Minor Wild Card (1-2)
2010  20-19  37-29  8-0-1  45-29-1   Cloverdale Jamboree (1-1); Burnaby Ice Breaker (1-3); Queen Victoria Tournament semi-finalists, Richmond, BC (4-1); Grip It & Rip It Tournament, East Wenatchee, WA (1-2); Mid Summer Classic   Tournament winners, Lynden, WA (4-0); BC Provincial Championships, Cloverdale, BC (1-3)
2009  17-19 17-19 --  17-19  Records are incomplete for 2009
2008  32-4  54-8 --  54-8  Bantam AAA League Champions; North Island Blizzard Wood Bat Tournament winners, Comox, BC (5-0); Nestergaard Tournament semi-finalists, Port Coquitlam, BC (3-1); Mid-Summer Classic Tournament winners, Lynden, WA (4-0); BC Provincial Championships semi-finalists, Port Coquitlam, BC  (2-3)
2007  21-10-1  41-18-2  16-1  57-19-2   Ladner Ice Breaker (2-2); Ronnie Crawford Wood Bat Tournament winners, Ridge Meadows, BC (4-1); PoCo Bantam AAA Tournament, Port Coquitlam, BC (2-2); 2nd place, Grip It & Rip It Tournament, East Wenatchee, WA (4-1-1); BC Provincial Championships, Rutland, BC (2-2); PoCo Fall Ball Tournament, Port Coquitlam, BC (2-0); Whalley Fall Ball Tournament winners, Surrey, BC (3-0)
2006  13-22-1  22-31-1  9-4-1  31-35-2   Ladner Bantam AAA Tournament (1-2); Spooner Creek Stars & Stripes, Blaine, WA (1-3); BC Provincial Championships, Rutland, BC (2-2); Fall Ball Classic Tournament winners, Lynden, WA (4-0); PoCo Fall Ball Tournament, Port Coquitlam, BC (1-2)
2005  8-28-2  18-43-3  5-6  23-49-3   Langley Blaze Jamboree (2-1); Semiahmoo Classic, Spooner Creek, Blaine, WA (2-2); Pan-Pacific Challenge, Sedro-Woolley, WA (1-5); Mid-Summer Classic, Lynden, WA (1-2-1); BC Provincial Championships, Victoria, BC (0-3); Spooner Creek Fall Ball Fling, Blaine, WA (1-3)

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  • This website will remain online as a tribute to the players and coaches that put on the uniform and left it all on the field for over a decade in Richmond
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  • 495-310-16 record (2005-2016), 11 tournament titles, 2 BC Minor Bantam AAA league championships

Chuckers Named Youth Team of the Year for 2016

May 03, 2017   read more

Former Chuckers Coach Troy Pennock Passes

October 17, 2016   read more

Chuckers welcome Hetherington and Thompson to the coaching staff

August 14, 2016   read more

Chuckers lose heartbreaker in Semi

August 09, 2016   read more

Chuckers go undefeated, win Perfect Game Canada Day Classic

July 05, 2016   read more

Chuckers take 2nd place in RCBA Queen Victoria Tournament

May 24, 2016   read more
Recent Results
Sun Aug 7/16 TBA:
Chuckers 1
Delta 2
Sat Aug 6/16 9:00am:
Tri City 7
Chuckers 12

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