As you may or may not already know, Baseball Alberta has suspended the 2020 season until June 1. At that point direction will be given as to what type of season may still be had and what it would look like.
With this in mind, and the unknown of what the next few weeks will have in store for us due to the COVID -19 pandemic, BMBA has made the decision to refund all registration and tryout fees.
This refund process will begin on May 15.
To be clear this in no way means that BMBA is cancelling the season at this point. Our hope is that by June 1, Baseball Alberta is given the go ahead by health officials and Baseball Canada to move forward with some sort of season.
At this point we do not know what this will entail but for those players and families who are up for playing baseball through the summer and into the fall we are 100% committed to providing this opportunity and will hold a separate registration process for this when given the go ahead.
We know how important Baseball is to so many of us and are extremely disappointed in the state of our season right now but also recognize and completely understand and agree with the safety measures that have had to be put in place.
Taking the optimistic approach that we will be playing baseball this year in some form we are creating a “Development Series” that will include online video content that will provide and explain simple drills that we feel will be instrumental in reinforcing the foundation of baseball skills that will allow our players to hit the field ready to go. Our goal is for the initial installments to include those drills that can be done in the basement or garage and then progress to drills that can be done in the yard. Our hope is that as we progress we can post challenges to our players and give our parents that ability to “show off” their kids training to get better and share these videos or pictures with us so we can create a means of promoting a very positive online environment that allows us to appreciate how motivated our players are. Please refer to our online platforms (Website, Twitter, and Facebook) moving forward.
We as a Board know how special our players, coaches and parents are and intent to do whatever we can to continue to motivate everyone involved. Baseball is not dead; it will just be a little different this year. STAY TUNED…….