Updated May 10,2021:
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UPDATED April 21,2021
With the current provincial health orders in place, outdoor sports practices are still permitted to occur. Carman Minor Ball believes that with the measures outlined in the baseball and softball Return to Play documents, all our athletes and coaches should be able to safely train as teams over the coming weeks.
We understand that as the season is just getting underway, teams are wishing to meet and appoint coaching staffs, managers, health and safety coordinators. IF you are planning on meeting as a team, please respect the gathering limits in place around the province. Do not send more than one member of each household and keep any sort of team meetings outdoors, physically distanced and brief.
Please respect that only 10 spectators are permitted at diamonds during practices. Be sure everyone spectating at ball diamonds is properly distanced and not viewing from the same areas (i.e. bleachers or on the same fenceline)
Thanks for your adherence and understanding.
Carman Minor Ball
After reviewing the Manitoba Health’s newest Public Health Orders, which take effect March 26, Baseball Manitoba has created Version 2 of our Return to Play plan. Further to the March 5 Return to Play Update and the March 19 Amendment, Baseball Manitoba has made the following changes to the plan:
Mask use Amendment for Outdoor Training (Coaches):
Remove: Coaches must wear a mask.
Add: Coaches must wear a mask when not engaged in physical activity and cannot properly Physical Distance (2m).
Competition Date Change:
Remove: May 15 start date
Add: May 8 start date
Health and Safety Coordinator Expectation:
Add: All participants must be recorded, tracked and all records must be kept for a minimum of 21 days.
Facility Capacity Limits (Participants and Spectators)
Remove: Outdoor Training must be conducted in groups of 100 or less, 50 percent of the facility maximum capacity, or in compliance with current public health orders.
Add: Outdoor training must be conducted in groups of 50 or less participants and 25 or less spectators, to a maximum of 50 percent facility capacity, or in compliance with current Health Orders.
The 2021 Baseball Manitoba Return to Play Version 2 document is available on our website. The next Manitoba Public Health Orders are due to begin on April 16 and Baseball Manitoba is prepared to release new information at that time or sooner, if appropriate.
We appreciate your attention to detail, while resuming baseball training, as you follow the fundamentals under Manitoba’s current Public Health Orders and use patience and understanding as our volunteers work through the Return to Play, registration, and team formation processes.
As always, the health and safety of people in sport, including players, coaches, umpires, spectators, volunteers, and the public, is of the utmost importance to Baseball Manitoba. We are excited to see baseball training resume and will work diligently to keep it a fun, safe environment for our members and the public.
Baseball Manitoba 2021 Return to Play Update:
Due to the most recent Manitoba Public Health Orders, sanctioned indoor baseball training may commence at 25 percent capacity of the entire facility. The limit to the training surface is 10 participants, or less, depending on the size of the facility. This excludes coaches and safety personnel. The Baseball Manitoba Indoor Training Checklist and Example Practice Plan outlines expectations of the facility, participants, and organizers. Here are some key factors:
Spring is on its way and outdoor baseball is drawing nearer. Baseball Manitoba has drafted and posted a Return to Play Document that will be discussed with the membership at the virtual AGM on March 14. The most current draft shows outdoor training beginning as early as April 15 and Competition beginning as early as May 15. These dates remain fluid at this time and will be adjusted based on Manitoba Health recommendations.
As always, the health and safety of people in sport, including players, coaches, umpires, spectators, volunteers, and the public, is of the utmost importance to Baseball Manitoba. We are excited to see baseball training resume in Manitoba and will work diligently to keep it a fun, safe environment for our members and the public.