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WKMBA Announces 2020 Summer Baseball Season

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball on Jun 24 2020 at 05:46PM PDT

To the Parents of West Kelowna Minor Baseball,

We are happy to announce that we have received approval to resume Baseball in 2020.

ViaSport, Baseball BC and BC Minor Baseball have approved for Minor Baseball to resume under strict Return-to-Play (RTP) guidelines for the Summer 2020 Season. We have attached these guidelines for you to review with your child before you register them for the 2020 Summer Baseball Season. All Parent and Player Waivers must be signed before they can participate in any baseball activity. This is mandatory “no exceptions”.

As of right now, we will not be playing games as per the current RTP Guidelines. We will be focusing on Skill Development with an emphasis on the 5 Tools of Baseball; Hitting for Power, Hitting for Contact, Throwing, Catching and Base Running.
The current plan is for 7U & 9U to have 2 Baseball camps per month, with 11U, 13U & 15U practicing twice a week until the end of August.

If allowances to play games are granted during the season from our governing bodies, we will meet as a board to explore our options of adapting back to a “normal season”. We will keep you updated as new information comes.

After registration, your division director will be in touch with you regarding more guidelines specific to your division, as well as the first group time/day for evaluations to place players in groups of similar skilled players.

With these times being as unprecedented as they are, we appreciate your patience as we move through the necessary steps to get our players back on the field. We ask for your help in respects to abiding and promoting the guidelines set forth. Should any players/parents refuse to follow the guidelines, they will be asked to leave the field. If players/parents are asked to leave the field on a second occasion they will not be allowed back and a refund will “NOT” be issued.

With the new guidelines set forth, the board has decided not to have “team bats” to eliminate any equipment sharing between players. Should you need a Baseball Bat, we will be selling bats from our collection for a reduced price at the main field Saturday July 4th between 10:00am-12:00pm, you may also purchase your own from any local sports store. If you cannot make it to this sale, our division directors will also be selling them to players at the first sessions or upon later request if supplies are still available.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation through these unique times. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our board members.

Click here to Register for the 2020 Summer Baseball Season

Important Documents:

WKMBA Covid-19 Safety Plan

WKMBA Emergency Response Plan

WKMBA Illness & Wellness Policy

WKMBA Youth Participant Waiver

WKMBA Adult Participant Waiver

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