COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Baseball in
June 10 – RAMP REGISTRATION – new for 2020
Bonivital Baseball Fans,
Hopefully you heard that Bonivital Baseball is proceeding with a modified season for 2020.
By now, you should have contacted your home community club with your intentions for the season. If you were already registered and wish to play, that is great, but there is a 2nd step to register. You will need to click on your home club below and follow the link to register with Baseball Manitoba. This is a mandatory step and you will not be allowed on the field for tryouts or placed on a roster without being in the system.
If you were registered previously with NGCC, you should have received a waiver by email. You can log into RAMP below to check your waiver with your previous account.
We understand if you have chosen to withdraw and hope to see you next year. Please contact your home club to withdraw ASAP.
If you are also interested in coaching this year, please use the RAMP links for your home club and register as Coach/Staff member.
Any questions, please reach out to your Baseball Convenor .
June 5, 2020 – from Bonivital Baseball
Visit our TRYOUT page for more information as well.
Bonivital Baseball is happy to outline our steps to return to the baseball field for the upcoming 2020 Baseball season.
All community clubs within Bonivital will be reopening their baseball registration from Friday June 5 to Wednesday June 10 inclusive. This will allow new players who didn’t have a chance previously to register to do so and also allow any player to withdraw from this year’s season and obtain a refund from their community club. Please visit your community club’s website or contact them directly to discuss refunds. If you have already registered and wish to play ball this year, there is very little to do.
On June 11th, Bonivital Baseball will meet again to review the final participant numbers and start to put teams and schedules together. Rally Cap, Grand Slam and players wishing to play community club A Ball will be the first groups to be organized. We hope to have Rally Cap and Grand Slam seasons start as soon as possible. A reminder that we still need volunteer coaches at all levels. Bonivital will work with the coaches to ensure that they can be as successful as possible with this fun league and also understand the changes that Covid-19 has made to our game. Coaching requirements have been adjusted for this season. A Respect In Sport course is all that is needed.
Mandatory waiver agreements have been created by Baseball Manitoba and are required prior to any ball player stepping on any field in Manitoba. All baseball players in Manitoba are required to have their name entered into the RAMP system. All community club’s websites should have their specific RAMP link on their website. The Waiver Agreement will be available within the RAMP website under your player’s registration information. Baseball Manitoba is attempting to have this form up and running by June 5 at 2 PM. If there are issues, they will be contacting the association with further details.
Tryouts for AAA & AA Players:
Bonivital has confirmed that tryouts for U11 AA, U13 AAA & AA, U15 AAA & AA, U18 AAA & AA will be held on June 20 and 21 at the Southdale Community Centre.
We have adjusted the way we complete tryouts to be as efficient as possible and give the players the best opportunity to show off their skills.
Each age level will have a 4 hour tryout slot. AAA and AA players will tryout together and all players will be evaluated by the AAA coaches and by Bonivital qualified evaluators.
Players will not be told that day what team they were successful in making. Some form of contact will be made with the player 24-48 hours following the tryouts.
Please review the Bonivital Tryout page on this website for further details. This will include:
– Dates and times
– New tryout costs & payment requirements
– Covid-19 safety requirements
Following tryouts, Bonivital will endeavor to put all AAA, AA and A ball teams together with their coaches. At that point, teams can hit their fields to prepare for the upcoming schedule. We are working closely with Winnipeg Minor Baseball to create a schedule for all ages. This may be a work in process and may come out in stages. The 2020 Baseball Season (games) will start on July 6th and end on August 21st.
2020 Winnipeg Minor Baseball Season
As we are all aware, this baseball season will be like no other. I believe that we in Manitoba are extremely fortunate as we are only the 2nd province in Canada to move forward with a baseball season at this point. Unfortunately with that come sacrifices such as:
• All National, Western and Provincial Championships have been cancelled.
• There will be no tournaments allowed.
• Playoffs for some ages will be cancelled
• Standings will not be kept at some age levels
The key objective for all baseball players will be development; trying to get as many players on the field as possible, developing their skills and having lots of fun doing it.
Please continue to visit your community club, Bonivital Baseball and Baseball Manitoba’s websites for additional updates and information. Your patience is appreciated as information and next steps continue to evolve.
Let’s have a great season!
President, Bonivital Baseball
Previous information/releases from Baseball Manitoba
June 2, 2020 – Baseball Manitoba Return to Play Document
June 1, 2020 – https://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/node/833
May 23, 2020 – https://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/node/832
May 2, 2020 – https://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/node/829
April 20, 2020 – https://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/node/826
April 3, 2020 – https://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/node/823
March 13, 2020 – https://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/node/820
July 7, 2020
The focus of these camps will be 5 tools that are imperative to success in baseball; Hitting, Throwing, Fielding, Running and Game Strategy. These camps will be designed using principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and the knowledge of some of Manitoba’s most experienced camp clinicians. Camps are geared for players ages 8-13.
All aspects of these camps will follow the Return to Play health and safety guidelines. This includes:
Frequent Hand washing
No Sharing of Equipment or Personal Items
No Spitting, Chewing Gum, or Eating Sunflower Seeds
Champlain Community Centre will be hosting two camps August 4-7, 2020 ($160) and August 17-21, 2020 ($200)
Players will be required to bring their own water, lunch, snacks, appropriate attire, shoes/cleats, hat, bat, helmet and glove, sunscreen and hand sanitizer.
All items must be clearly marked as their own.
*Baseball Manitoba will provide a few bats to be shared (wiped down after each use), but players are encouraged to bring their own.
Visit Baseball Manitoba website to register and for more detailed information.
June 9, 2020
UMPIRES of ALL ages needed!!!!
Umpires needed for all levels of ball. If you are at least 12 years of age you can become a paid umpire. Clinics are available and those that umpire for Bonivital Baseball the costs will be reimbursed.
Bonivital is offering a Level 1 and Level 2 Umpire Clinic.
Place: Southdale Community Centre diamonds
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 1:00pm
Cost: Level 1 $60.00
Cost: Level 2 $70.00
Online registration will be done on the Baseball Manitoba website. Click here for more information and to register.
Click here to see a complete list of Levels and Requirements.
April 13, 2020
2020 NCCP Coach Clinics
Coaching clinics have been scheduled and posted online on the Baseball Manitoba website.
Only a few are being offered to start and they will be adding more later if needed.
**All NCCP Coach Clinics will be delivered online.
More information can be found on the Baseball Manitoba website here.
Coaching Requirements can be found here.
Ever wondered what you need to coach? Please click HERE for a complete list of Coach Certification Requirements.
All ages and all levels of ball require some level of certification.
March 26, 2020
GREAT NEWS! City Councillor Brian Mayes offers partnership with Bonivital for new facility
Councillor Brian Mayes posted this on his instagram account. To see the full post, click the image below.
More details to follow in the upcoming months!
February 20, 2020
Coach Paul Ducharme
It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of Paul Ducharme. Paul had a 10+ year history of volunteering as a board member and coach with Bonivital Baseball. Our condolences to the family. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
November 18, 2019
2020 Bat Rule Change
For complete information please visit Baseball Manitoba.
May 3, 2019
Bonivital Baseball is excited to become a Buddy Partner with Challenger Baseball.
The 15U AAA and 18U AAA teams will be assisting the players as an initiative to give back to the baseball community. Any 15U/18U A or AA teams wanting to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in contact.
Visit Challenger Baseball website to learn more!
May 1, 2019
Volunteers Welcome and Needed!!!
We are excited that the 2019 season has officially started! A lot of work has been done by an outstanding group of volunteers. However, we still have more to do as the season continues and are looking for more volunteers. We do require volunteers after the season ends as well to prepare for next season!
We are looking for Volunteers to add to our Board and several Committees. If you are interested in joining and helping in any capacity please reach out to us by emailing email@example.com.
Visit our VOLUNTEER page for some opportunities. If you would like to assist in other ways not listed please contact us!
April 8, 2019
WINNIPEG MINOR BASEBALL – NEW WEBSITE!!!
**NEW** Winnipeg Minor Baseball’s website has tryout information for all teams, rules and more. Check it out at http://wpgminorbaseball.ca/