2021 SEASON UPDATE AND REOPENING, News (Soo Minor Baseball Association)

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2021 SEASON UPDATE AND REOPENING
Submitted By Adam Carricato on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Soo Minor Baseball Association is excited to announce the reopening of youth baseball is Sault Ste. Marie! Please read this information carefully as next steps to ensure your child(ren) are able to participate this summer.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

The following plan below outlines returning to baseball within the Ontario Public Health restrictions and Road to Reopening Stages in Ontario.  As we continue to follow Ontario’s plan, our plans may be subject to change with always changing government regulations and restrictions.  We remain committed and confident for a successful season.

 

Stage 1: June 11:

  • Outdoor sports training up to 10 people.
  • Two groups of 10 may be on one field at the same time.
  • Each field is considered its own location, therefore, we may hold training on all fields at the same time.
  • No games or leagues.

 

Stage 2: July 1 (anticipated):

  • Outdoor sports games, leagues and events.

 

Stage 3: End of July (anticipated):

  • Outdoor activities from step 2 permitted to operate indoors.

 

 

KEY DATES

 

Evaluations

Evaluations will take place at Sinclair Yards between June 27-30 in groups of 10 for 20 mins each.  Evaluation times slots will begin at 6:00pm. More information will be provided after the registration deadline.

  • June 27: 9U & 16U
  • June 28: 11U & 13U
  • June 29: Rain day 9U/16U (if necessary)
  • June 30: Rain day 11U/13U (if necessary)

 

Teams

Players will be notified of their team before July 5. Teams will also be posted on the website after the drafts.

 

Practice week

All teams will be scheduled at least 1 practice between July 5-11.

 

Regular season

The regular season (Junior 9U-Open 18+) will take place between July 12 - Sept 2.

The regular season for (Junior T-Ball & T-Ball) will take place between July 12 - Aug 26.

For games nights and information, go to the “League Info” heading on our website.

 

Mid-Season Tournaments

  • August 13-15: 9U & 13U
  • August 20-22: 11U & 16U

 

Playoffs

There are no playoffs for 2021.

 

Rainouts

All rainout makeup games will be scheduled on Friday and Sunday evenings as necessary.

 

Banquet

There will be no banquet or fun nights at the conclusion on the season.

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

We originally opened registration on April 1 without collecting any registration fees on the basis of invoicing all registrants at the point in time when we knew we’d be able to have a season.  As it turns out, we do not have the invoicing feature as expected and must ask everyone to register again.  All players must be registered and paid in order to be drafted onto a team.  Payment will be due at the time of registration through credit card only. All registration information is available on our Registration page.

 

Registration reopens June 17 and closes June 24 at 11:59pm. All players registered and paid on or before June 24 will be guaranteed on a team.  All players registered after June 24 will be put on a waiting list.

 

For questions regarding registration, please contact Jerika Christie at [email protected]

 

 

FEES

 

Due to the shortened season, we have reduced our registration fees 40%. All adjusted fees are updated on our registration page. Jumpstart information is also available on that page.

 

 

COACHES

 

We need coaches! If you are able to volunteer to coach, please register today.  To register, go to the Coaches Applications page under the “Registrations” heading on the website.

 

 

UMPIRES

 

We need umpires! If you are able and interested in umpiring this summer, please see the umpires post on our news feed for more information.  Please contact Tyler Hankinson at [email protected] for more information. You must be 14 years of age or born in 2007 to be considered to umpire.

 

 

CONVENER NEEDED

 

We still need one more convener for the 13U division. This division cannot begin without a convener.  We are looking for someone with organizational skills.  If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]

 

 

ONDECK APP

 

Baseball Ontario has created an app with information for associations, parents, coaches, players and umpires. Please download the app.  This app will be used for attendance tracking at Sinclair Yards and contact tracing.

 

 

QUESTIONS

 

For general questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected]

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