Baseball

Registration for the 2020 season is closed

 
 
Please note that there are 2 Phases outlined:
 
Phase 1 – Return To Train can begin no earlier than June 8th
 
Phase 2 – Return To Play – Target implementation date July 1st
 
 
 

Some of the important changes for the 2020 season will be:

 
Sessions must be planned and implemented using proper social distancing (6 feet), except for brief exchanges (running to/over a base while the fielder is touching the base, tagging another player).
 
Equipment (including balls) must be disinfected before and after each session.
 
No sharing of any equipment (including catcher’s masks, helmets, bats). This means that due to limited availability of catcher’s gear, the 11U and 13U teams will each need to designate 1 or 2 catchers for their season, unless players wish to invest in their own catcher’s gear.  This also means that each player must supply their own helmet, bat and glove.  If someone wanted to organize an equipment swap Facebook page, I know we have bats and gloves our kids have outgrown that someone could use, and I’m sure many other baseball families do as well.
 
Ride Sharing/carpooling is discouraged whenever possible.
 
Each team should have at least 1 parent representative as Health and Safety Officer.  WSMBA is working to procure large volumes of hand sanitizer to supply to each club for the season.
 
At the WSMBA board meeting, there was much discussion around Rally Cap, and the challenges of maintaining physical distancing at this young age group.  One suggestion floated was that for each player, a parent/guardian would be on the field and would be their partner for the drills.  That means for the most part, the ball would only be thrown/batted between parent/guardian and child, and drills could be more spaced out.  There will be some unique challenges with this group and lots of help will be required.
 
 
 

We are part of the Winnipeg South Minor Baseball Association and Baseball Manitoba. The programs available by age group are as follows (ages are as of Dec 31 of current year)

Important: Click to view the Age Advancement Policy.

Rally Cap – Ages 4-7 (Birth Years 2013/14/15/16) – $85

Grand Slam – Ages 8&9 (Birth Years 2011/12/13)$110

U11 – Ages 10&11 (Birth Years 2009/10) – $200

U13 – Ages 12&13 (Birth Years 2007/08) – $210

U15 – Ages 14&15 (Birth Years 2005/06) – $220

U18 – Ages 16-18 (Birth Years 2002/03/04) – $240

Once teams are formed, practices will begin.

As there are no in-person coaching clinics this year, there are very few requirements to coach in 2020. All coaches must still have their Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders, which is free and online – https://sportmanitoba.respectgroupinc.com/
If you would like to coach and DID NOT note this when registering, please let me know.

 

There will be a 6-8 week season starting early July with likely no playoffs.

The days of the week will likely remain the same:

7U (Rally Cap) – Wednesday nights
9U(Grand Slam) – Mon/Wed/some Sunday nights
11U – Tues/Thurs/Sunday nights
13U – Mon/Wed/Sun nights
15U – variable
18U – variable

AAA tryouts (ages 13U and up) will be proceeding. All AAA teams will be formed by June 12th. If you were registered for AAA tryouts before the COVID shutdown, you should have received an email yesterday with specifics. If not, you can email aaa@winnipegsouth.net.

AA tryouts (ages 11U and up) will be the week of June 15th. More info to follow.

Apparel – If you had ordered apparel by the mid-march cutoff, it should be arriving this week or next week and you will be notified when it is available.

For more information on baseball programs at RVCC, contact Jason Hoeppner at baseball@riverviewcc.ca