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BaseballBC – May 15, 2020 UPDATE – COVID-19

https://www.baseball.bc.ca/suspension-of-play—covid-19-concerns

Contrary to their initial advice to PSOs (and what we have shared previously), viaSport recently informed us that neither the government health officials nor viaSport will be approving sport specific Return to Play protocols. They further advised that they are waiting for government direction before they will prepare a set of general guidelines for the entire sport sector. These will ultimately have to be approved by government health officials and WorkSafeBC before we can return to play. We have not received a response to questions about the timelines and when we could expect to receive the guidelines.

The revised viaSport process is set out in more detail here: https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/Return%20to%20Sport_FAQ_05-13-2020.pdf

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2020 COVID Phase-2 Reaction

With the Premier’s announcement Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, it looks like there may be some hope for baseball yet…

Behind the scenes GVBA has been trying to think of creative ways to continue the 2020 baseball season.
We have been sending emails between each member parks, participating in Zoom calls, and virtually meeting with BCMinor.

Remember when we return to baseball, we’re not returning to “normal”, we’re returning to a “new normal”, and what that looks like for baseball clinics and games needs to be well defined and within the guidelines for social distancing the province has laid out. We’re looking to Baseball BC and BCMinor Baseball to provide those province-wide consistent guidelines for baseball as a whole. While two of our GVBA board members are on these provincial level boards, GVBA has not been sitting by idlily, we’ve been considering, what a remaining possible spring season could look like, what if any, summer ball could look like, if we just have a tiered late-spring and into summer season, considering how long the season could run for, how many games, if local only island only-tournaments could even happen, etc., etc. Plus, the municipalities may require a clear social distancing behavioral plans for any formal field users before issuing field permits, plus their time to prep the fields for baseball use.

There is a lot to consider, and we’ve been working for you behind the scenes to make baseball baseball happen as soon as it safely can. And we hope you’ll be there to join us.

Watch this web site or our Facebook page for any incoming updates as things happen, and thank you for giving up what spring baseball you have to make BC an exemplary model and flatten the COVID growth curve in this province.

In the meantime, our Coaching & Player Development Coordinator, Jason Leslie, has complied a top notch list of quality baseball training videos (he’s spends hours upon hours reviewing 1000’s of videos and information to create this “baseball technically sound” list). We’ve created a separate page for Jason to list his compilation – now get watching to prepare those arms and muscles for a fun season in the hopeful near future! https://www.victoriabaseball.com/at-home-drills-stay-ready-post-covid-prep/

Hearing the words “Play Ball” may never sound sweeter this year, as we appreciate those things we sometimes take for granted will just happen… I hope we hear those words yelled by “Blue” real soon throughout our parks.

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At Home Drills – Stay Ready Post-COVID Prep

Our Coach & Player Development Coordinator has put together a great of player drills to keep players game-ready while we wait for play to resume… Have a look under @Home Drills.

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Victoria Islanders – Virtual Baseball Game

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the mandated physical distancing requirements has meant the 2020 Victoria Baseball Spring Season has been postponed indefinitely.
Determined to keep the season alive and their spirits high, the 11U Victoria Islanders played a virtual game with some editing magic.

Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-WJIBazma8

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Suspension Of Play – Covid 19 Concerns

UPDATE March 17, 2020 – Effective immediately Baseball BC has extended the suspension of all sanctioned in person baseball activity indefinitely. https://www.baseball.bc.ca/suspension-of-play—covid-19-concerns
Baseball BC sanctioned activities include but are not limited to, all tournaments, practices, games, coach and umpire education and team building activities. The intent of this suspension is to limit situations of close physical interactions.

March 13, 2020 – Please be advised that Baseball BC has posted that it has suspended all in person sanctioned baseball activities for a period of 7days. https://www.baseball.bc.ca/suspension-of-play—covid-19-concerns
This includes, but not limited to: tournaments, practices, games, coach or umpire education and team building activities.
Dave Garton / President / Greater Victoria Baseball Association

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2020 SeaWolves Roster

The GBVA U18-AAA Team has been selected for the 2020 season.
Congratuations to the 18 players that made the cut.

2020 SeaWolves Roster
Jeff Abe
Brandon Cain
Noah Charlton
Jaxson Cordle
Liam Erlic
Malcolm Fletcher
Kyle Franco-Franta
Lucas Garton
Dylan Graw
Trey Hammond
Spencer Harman
Jackson Leatherman
Justin Robinson
Thomas Stickel
Dexter Stoiber
Josh Twidale
Matt Wong-Lowen
Nick Van-Rooyen
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HarbourCats Looking for 2020 Host Families

 

Just as each of our parks is getting ready for the spring season the HarbourCats are getting ready for theirs. The first step other than signing players is finding host families for their players. It might feel too early for this but it is not.

Have a look at https://harbourcats.com/billet-families/ for some general information.

If you or anyone from your park has any questions please email hostfamily@harbourcats.com.

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2020 Game Scheduling Meetings

Monday March 9, 2019 (Wilf Sadler Clubhouse)
  13U AA 6:00 to 7:30pm
  15U AA 7:30 to 9:00pm
Tuesday March 10, 2019 (Gordon Head Rec)
  11U A 5:30 to 7:00pm
  11U rules 7:00 to 8:00pm
  18U AA 8:00 to 9:30pm
Thursday March 12, 2019 (Gordon Head Rec) NOTE DATE CHANGE from original 11th date
  15U A 5:30 to 7:00pm
  Rules 7:00 to 8:00pm
  13U A 8:00 to 9:30pm
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2020 NCCP Classes in Victoria

All sessions will be from 5pm – 9pm at the Gordon Head Recreation Center:
 
February 12, 2020            Initiation
February 13, 2020            Teaching and Learning
February 19, 2020            Absolutes
February 20, 2020            Planning
February 26, 2020            Pitching and Catching
February 27, 2020            Strategies

Register ONLINE at https://nccp.baseball.ca/index.php?new_province=BC&page=180
which may also require the course "Make Ethical Decisions" at some point at 
https://www.viasport.ca/coaching/make-ethical-decisions INFO: https://www.coach.ca/ptcr-list-p140497&language=en https://www.coach.ca/-p150095
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2020 Coaches Conference in Langley – Feb 7-9

BCMinor is putting on a Coaches Conference at the Langley Event Centre on Feb 7-9.
GVBA is trying to coordinate transportation and registration for all interested coaches between ALL our member parks. GVBA will coordinate transportation to catch the 7am ferry on Saturday February 8th and plan to return on the 7pm ferry. All coaches wanting to take advantage of the FREE ground transportation MUST sign up using the link below by Sunday February 2nd. GVBA will then send communication the action plan for the day to all who registered.

For more information abou the conference and transportation, please contact your park president @ /Contacts page.

BC Minor Baseball Association – Coach Conference 2020

Friday Feb. 7th 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday Feb. 8th 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Feb. 9th 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Langley Event Centre, Langley BC
Register here: REGISTER NOW!
Or visit www.bcminorbaseball.org

Langley Events Centre Field House
Friday February 7th 15U/16U Players Clinics
6:00 PM – High Performance Players Clinic
Saturday February 8th 15U/16U Player Clinics
9:25 AM – Better athletes, better coaches (Jeff Krushell)
10:15 AM – BREAK
10:40 AM – Seven ways to lead your team (Bruce Brown)
11:35 AM – Appearance and performance enhancing substances (Don Hooton Jr)
12:20 PM – BREAK
1:20 PM – Players workout
2:35 PM – Enjoying life as a player and a coach (Bob Elliot)
Creating Successful Outcomes (Brad Robinson)
Sunday February 10th 13U Player Clinics
9:30 AM – 13U High-Performance players clinic
*PLEASE NOTE, SPEAKERS, TOPICS, AND SUBJECT TO CHANGES

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