Letter to SMBA Families, News (Simcoe Minor Baseball Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Letter to SMBA Families
Submitted By SMBA on Monday, May 17, 2021
Hello SMBA Families, 

The Simcoe Minor Baseball Executive is still hard at work preparing for our 2021 season. 

Right now we are just waiting for the provincial stay at home order to be lifted, so we can start our season. We won't know what the season will look like until we get more information from the government, but SMBA is preparing to have as close to a normal season as possible. 

Currently we have over 340 players who have registered on our website. From these numbers, we are attempting to put teams together at both the House League and Rep level. 

Our stumbling block is that we are unsure if all of these over 340 players are fully committed to playing this season, or not.

SMBA is also incurring costs to make sure we are prepared for the upcoming season. 
Due to the information above, SMBA is asking all committed players to make a $50 payment, to secure their position on a team for 2021.
This $50 payment will be part of the registration fee for 2021, and the remaining registration fee will be due at a later date. It is highly unlikely, but if there is no baseball season at all, the $50 payment will be refunded. Once we know what the provincial regulations are and we begin to form groups/teams, those who have committed by making payment will be placed in these groups/teams first. If payment has not been received and we need to limit or cut off numbers, those who have not secured payment could lose their spot.

To allow everyone to make an informed decision, we wanted to make everyone aware that COVID protocols will still be in place for 2021.  
The main protocol to be aware of, is the fact that all players and coaches are required to wear masks while NOT on the playing field. While on the field of play, masks are recommended.
Also, it is recommended that all players have their own helmet and bat, but SMBA will provide equipment which will need to be sanitized after each use. 
Finally, It is possible that we may start the season under strict guidelines, which may only allow 1 parent or guardian to attend games/practices, similar to how hockey was this past season.

To make payment, please submit a $50 e-transfer to [email protected]
When submitting the payment, please include the players name, and the division they are playing in.
You may make one payment for multiple players, but please make sure you include the Name and division for each player in the message. 

Please make payment by Friday May 28th, as we are hoping the provincial lockdown is lifted June 2nd and we can start immediately after that. 

If you have any questions, you can reply to this email.


This article has been viewed 321 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 14
    Tryouts for our 2022 teams will be starting this week.  In order to tryout, you must fill out the form at the link below: https://simcoebaseball.ca/Forms/2108/ U10 Minor Mosquito Wednesday, Sept 22 - 6:00pm   Lions Diamond 1 Friday, Sept 24  ...
  • 01
    Please check out the link below for the info on the Simcoe Giants Rookies win in the Southern Counties Year end tournament. https://www.smartsportsnetwork.ca/local-sport-stories/young-giants-bring-home-southern-counties-9u-title.html
  • 15
    SMBA is now accepting coaching applications for our 2022 Rep teams. Please fill out the online form at the link below if interested. Deadline is August 27th. https://simcoebaseball.ca/Forms/1710/
  • 09
    The Simcoe Juniors captured the OBA championship the weekend of August 6-8 in Leamington, Ontario.  They had a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. 
  • 17
    House league will be starting Monday June 21st.  Coaches are currently being contacted.  You should hear from your coach by this weekend. 
  • 08
    Simcoe Minor Baseball is very close to resuming on field activities. We have a few more hurdles to overcome this week, but we are confident we should be able to get on the diamonds starting this Friday with our Tier 1 teams. 
  • 02
    SMBA is planning to get players on the diamonds as soon as we are able to.  Currently the expected date is June 14th, but may be earlier. 
  • 20
    Thanks to everyone who has registered for the 2021 season. Registration was closed April 15th but we can still accept the following at each division: T-Ball - 1 Players Rookie - 10 Players Mosquito - 7 Players Peewee - 3 Players Bantam - 5 ...
Printed from simcoebaseball.ca on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:27 PM