Return to Baseball 2020 (Soo Minor Baseball Association)

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As Sault Ste. Marie is now in Stage 3 of reopening during the Covid-19 pandemic, here is what you need to know as Soo Minor Baseball Association returns to baseball for the remaining part of summer 2020.


Baseball Ontario Approved Protocol

On June 11, 2020, Baseball Ontario approved a Return to Sport Protocol that was reviewed and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health. SMBA will be adhering to this protocol throughout all in-person baseball activities at Sinclair Yards.  The document can be viewed here: 


Baseball Ontario has also prepared a few other documents for your review.  Please review the following documents.


Attendance Tracking

Attendance will be tracked at each scheduled practice.  This includes the attendance of all participants, coaches, spectators and league officials.


As per the Baseball Ontario protocol, there is a limit of only one (1) non-participant spectator for every participant.  Because we are taking attendance for all participants and spectators, we expect that all families will adhere to this requirement to simplify attendance tracking.

Social Distancing

Players, spectators, coaches and league officials are expected to socially distance more than 2 metres apart as much as possible. 


Soo Minor Baseball Association will be sanitizing all benches, gate handles, baseballs, washrooms, and any possible equipment being shared after every session.  Players must to bring their own hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes to use throughout sessions. 


Equipment will not be shared.  Players must to bring their own bats, helmets, gloves, bags, towels, water bottles and any other personal equipment they choose to use.  When catching equipment is used, the same catcher will remain catcher for the entire session. It is always recommended that players bring their own equipment and not share it.  SMBA will be providing catching equipment and baseballs.


Dugouts will be closed to players throughout the sessions. Players and spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and set up anywhere outside of the gated field no closer than 2 metres apart. 


Masks are encouraged to be worn by players and volunteers as their discretion. 

Consent and Waivers

Please read all waivers and consent forms on our website prior to agreeing and registering. You will be asked to consent to them in during registration.

All participants (players, parents, spectators, coaches, umpires and executive members) present at Sinclair Yards must agree and consent to two separate consent forms.

1)  Covid-19_Declaration

And one or both of:

2)  Child_Participant_-_Parent_Consent
3)  Adult_Participant_Waiver

OnDeck App

Baseball Ontario has created an excellent app for members of the Baseball Ontario community.  Lots of information is available on the app.  You can download the free app on your smartphone or online at


The Return to Baseball 2020 registration fees are broken down as follows:

Division Age Sessions Dates Fee
ROOKIE BALL Born in 2011/2012/2013 2/week
Aug 10 - Sept 4 $50
MOSQUITO 11U Born in 2009/2010 2/week
Aug 10 - Sept 4 $50
PEE WEE 13U Born in 2007/2008 2/week
Aug 10 - Sept 4 $50
BANTAM 16U Born in 2004/2005/2006 2/week
Aug 10 - Sept 4 $50


Each division will provide sessions twice per week. Sessions will be broken down as follows:

   Rookie  Mosquito/Pee Wee/Bantam
Practice/Skills  6:00-6:30pm  6:00-7:00pm
Scrimmage  6:30-7:30pm  7:00-8:00pm

Rookie - Monday & Wednesday - B Field
Mosquito - Tuesday & Thursday - Nissan Field
Pee Wee - Monday & Wednesday - Chrysler Field
Bantam - Tuesday & Thursday - Thrifty Field


Players will be divided into groups of 12-15. They will remain in this group for the duration of the summer.  Coaches will also be assigned to work with the same group. Two groups will share the field for the practice and then play against each other in the scrimmage.


Rainouts will be rescheduled for one of the following days in this order:

Friday - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Registration for the “Return to Baseball 2020” is now open.  Although registration closes on August 4, 2020, space in each division is limited and players registered will be placed in groups based on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Our online registration accepts 4 methods of payments: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Visa/Debit. In-person and cash registrations are not accepted.

To register, click on the registration link below.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering as a coach or on field helper. These sessions will only run with volunteer coaches.  Our association runs strictly on volunteers and is always welcoming the help in all areas. We will approve volunteer hours for high school students.  All volunteers and coaches MUST register using the Volunteer Registration link. To register, click on the registration link below.

If you're interested in being part of the Return to Baseball Committee, please contact Adam at [email protected]

Refund Policy


Soo Minor Baseball Association does not refund any player registration fees after 2 sessions. Players wishing to obtain a refund due to any reason may request for one prior to their third session.


Please include a valid email address to ensure you will receive all communications over the course of the summer. More information is always posted on this website. You can also join our facebook page.


For general inquiries, please contact Adam at [email protected] for more information. 



Our registration system is powered by SportsEngine.  If you have an account with SportsEngine from another sport, you must use that account to log in and register.  If you do not have a SportEngine account, please create one to register.

Player registration is now closed. Please contact Adam at [email protected] before registering to ensure space is available in your division.  Once approved, you may register. Thank you.

Division Spots Available On Waiting List 
Rookie 0 1
Mosquito 7 0
Pee Wee 8 0
Bantam 0 0

Click on the green "Register Now" button to register. 



Thank you to all coaches that volunteer their time and make it an enjoyable experience for our youth.  
Coaches will be contacted after the player registration deadline. All volunteers and coaches must register using this link.

Click on the red "Register Now" button to register.



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