March 5, 2021
Baseball Manitoba 2021 Return to Play Update:
Due to the most recent Manitoba Public Health Orders, sanctioned indoor baseball training may commence at 25 percent capacity of the entire facility. The limit to the training surface is 10 participants, or less, depending on the size of the facility. This excludes coaches and safety personnel. The Baseball Manitoba’s Indoor Training Checklist and Example Practice Plan outlines expectations of the facility, participants, and organizers. Here are some key factors:
- Always follow Facility signage, rules and regulations
- Always Physical Distance (2m).
- Masks must be worn by ALL.
- 10 participants maximum in the training space, or less, depending on size.
- If space allows, 2 groups of 10 may train in the same space. The space MUST be divided in half and there can be NO contact between the 2 groups. (example: hockey rink)
- Sanitizing Hands and Equipment is a MUST.
- ALL Participants MUST be registered for the 2020 or 2021 Baseball Season.
- Activities MUST be operated by a registered and NCCP trained or certified baseball coach.
Spring is on its way and outdoor baseball is drawing nearer. Baseball Manitoba has drafted and posted a Return to Play Document that will be presented to the membership at the virtual AGM on March 14. The most current draft shows outdoor training beginning as early as April 15 and Competition beginning as early as May 15. These dates remain fluid at this time and will be adjusted based on Manitoba Health recommendations.
As always, the health and safety of people in sport, including players, coaches, umpires, spectators, volunteers, and the public, is of the utmost importance to Baseball Manitoba. We are excited to see baseball competitions resume in Manitoba and will work diligently to keep it a fun, safe environment for our members and the public.
Jason Miller – Executive Director
Tony Siemens - President