Bantam AAA Head Coach Bio
RDMBA would like to announce that Kurt Simon has been selected as the 2018 Head Coach of the Red Deer Bantam AAA Servus Credit Union Braves!
Kurt has many years of both playing and coaching sports, primarily baseball and hockey. As a youngster Kurt played minor baseball in his hometown of Stettler and several years in the Red Deer minor baseball system as well. Highlights from his minor baseball playing days include two silver medals playing on Red Deer teams in the Little League Canada Prairie (Alberta and Saskatchewan) Championships; in 1988 in the Senior Little League division and in 1990 in the Babe Ruth division. He also was drafted (affiliated) to the Provost Lions who won the 1989 Bantam AA Tier 1 provincial championship gold medal and in 1992 to Sherwood Park who won the Midget AAA provincial silver medal. Kurt was also fortunate to get to play in the 1989 Alberta Summer Games baseball tournament, at the time a U18 tournament. Following his minor baseball career Kurt played for two seasons in the Alberta Junior Baseball League; in 1993 with the Red Deer Junior Riggers who won the Provincial Championship and in 1995 with the Sherwood Park Red Sox finishing the top 10 in league batting average. Kurt continues to enjoy playing the game in the Red Deer 30+ baseball league.
His passion for playing the game for many years is now complemented with a desire to pass along his knowledge as a coach. He has coached in all levels of the Red Deer Minor Baseball system; from T-ball and Pre-rookie (now known as Rally Cap) up to and including Midget and at all tiers, Houseleague to AAA over the past 14 years. In addition to many gratifying experiences as coach of specific teams, Kurt has also recently been heavily involved with Red Deer Minor Baseball’s various development programs where he enjoys working with players of all age groups and skill levels as well as interacting with many other coaches.
Baseball is Kurt’s favorite sport and believes all participants that show the utmost respect to the game and everything involved in it and brings a team first attitude to the park will be successful.
Bantam Rep Evaluation dates are as follows:
January 28th, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm
February 4th, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm
February 11th, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm
Dates and times are subject to change. Specific groups will be posted shortly.