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Baseball Ontario invites you to Virtual Town Hall April 8th! & Info Regarding Volunteer Screening Process
Submitted By WOBA Secretary on Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Once again, Baseball Ontario will host a Town Hall meeting for representatives from all our local and affiliated associations! The 2021 event will be an online meeting where we can gather as a baseball community to address and answer the challenges we are facing for the 2021 season.

 

 

Intra-Company Correspondence

 

 

TO:

FROM:

DATE:

SUBJECT:

Local and Affiliated Associations

Baseball Ontario

March 30, 2021

Town Hall Invitation & Policy Updates

 

Virtual Town Hall April 8th!

 

 

Once again, Baseball Ontario will host a Town Hall meeting for representatives from all our local and affiliated associations! The 2021 event will be an online meeting where we can gather as a baseball community to address and answer the challenges we are facing for the 2021 season.

 

This meeting is set for Thursday, April 8th at 7:00pm.

 

We look forward to updating you on Volunteer Screening, Insurance, Return to Sport, Umpiring, Coaching, and everything Baseball Ontario!

 

When you RSVP you will have the option to submit your questions in advance. We will also take questions live throughout the event!

 

 

Volunteer Screening Policy

 

Training Requirements 2021

The training piece under the Volunteer Screening Policy has been determined for the 2021 season!

 

The full document including all appendices is available now!

 

Baseball Ontario can manage the administration of screening for all adult umpires who would like us to. Practically, it will make sense for umpires who:

· Are in the Baseball Canada National Umpires Program

· Umpire for more than one local association

· Wish to utilize an online screening service (not applicable for VSC’s)

 

For all the details on the umpires plan, please download the Provincial Umpire Process.

 

 

Return to Sport Update

 

Evolving Interpretations of Guidelines

Based on feedback received, reviewing what other sports are doing, and the government’s loosening of restrictions even in grey zone, we have updated our position to some of the Return to Sport protocols.

 

· Our position on engagement of outdoor activities is now based on the location of the home park of the team you are properly rostered to.For example, if a player lives in Hamilton (currently in grey) but are rostered on a team in Burlington (currently red), they can participate with their team to the extent that the team is able to practice (no games or scrimmages) within the restrictions of the red zone.

· For indoor facilities, the local association that rosters the team must confirm with and receive approval from their local public health unit that players who live outside their boundaries are allowed to come in for team activities. Approval to be filed with Baseball Ontario.

· Bubbles of 50 players still apply in the current government regulations, even through green zone.Baseball Ontario is reaching out to the Provincial Government and the Province's Chief Medical Officer to see what possibilities can be accommodated within the Province's Orders so as to allow for some meaningful baseball competition in 2021.We will report more fully on the possibilities at the Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

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