Our spring season has been shifted later due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Following the Provincial re-opening plan, we are planning to run programming that follows this schedule:
Step 1: Starting June 14th, split-squad practice of 2 groups of 10 player per baseball field. No Games or Scrimmage (practice/ training only)
Step 2: Anticipated early July: Games start and Initiation and Rookie programs start
Step 3: Not certain what, if any, changes to baseball in Step 3 of the Provincial re-opening plan.
Most divisions are expected to run until mid/late August 2021
COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and is extremely contagious. Kanata Baseball Association has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, however, we cannot guarantee that participants will not become infected with COVID-19.
Kanata Baseball Association has instituted mandatory guidelines for participation in Summer programming. Please review our Return to Sport policy. Our policy may change at any time following the guidance of Little League Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Ottawa, and local health authorities.
At this time, only team training activities have been approved by provincial and local authorities. The current restrictions only allow for small groups to participate in training. No more than 2 groups of 10 participants each, including coaches, are allowed on any baseball diamond at a time. Participants cannot switch groups during an event and spectators are not allowed.
All age groups will begin with a small group development program the week of July 20. In this program, these small groups (called Practice Squads) will meet twice per week under the instruction of a volunteer coach.
The development phase will continue until at least August 9th, at which time we will make a determination as to how each age group will transition to the 2nd phase of our program. A number of factors will determine how each group will operate as of August 10th, including but not limited to: provincial restrictions on gathering limits and game play, the number of registered participants, the number of volunteers, and facility limitations imposed by the City of Ottawa. Each age group may move to one of the following:
We do not know if or when the province will lift restrictions on game play. By registering, you must be comfortable with continuing in a development only program. You must also recognize that our program may be cancelled at any time based on recommendations and restrictions imposed by local health authorities. The safety of our membership is our number one priority.
At this time, we do not plan to run sort-outs due to how long it would take to evaluate under the current restrictions. This will enable us to start up as quickly as possible. We will attempt to place players in a fair way based on age, previous experience, and friend requests.
Under the current restrictions, our access to fields is limited, therefore all programs will operate 7 days per week, generally with at least one weekday and one weekend field time. Weekday field times start at 6pm. All practices, informal games, and house teams will play at fields in the Kanata area. Teams participating in interlock should expect games at fields in the District 2 boundaries (Western Ottawa).
Registration is now open and closes July 15. Visit the Registration system here.
Due to the current restrictions, Kanata Baseball Association is only able to offer programs to the Rookie, Minor, Major, Junior, and Senior age groups. The following fees will be due at registration:
|Rookie||7-8 years old||$130|
|Minor||9-10 years old||$150|
|Major||11-12 years old||$150|
|Junior||13-14 years old||$170|
|Senior||15-16 years old||$170|
In the event of cancellation, the following credits will be issued:
Please note that our ability to deliver programs depends on having enough volunteer coaches. If we do not have sufficient volunteers at any age group, registrations will be cancelled from newest to oldest. At the Rookie age group (8 and under), we require parent supervision at all practices, this is impossible with social gathering limits of 10 or less. Rookie may be delayed or cancelled if the social gathering limits are not increased in the month of July.
All participants (players and volunteers) will be asked to acknowledge:
More details on how to complete these acknowledgements will be shared when registration closes.
All players must supply their own baseball glove and batting helmet. Players should wear appropriate athletic footwear and clothing for baseball activities, baseball pants are highly recommended. Players with their own baseball bats are encouraged to bring them. Uniforms will only be distributed (on loan) for house and interlock play.