COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Baseball in
July 9, 2020 – Return to Play Guideline Reminder
Good morning Coaches,
I hope everyone has had a good start to this challenging baseball season. I would like to thank you for taking on the role of coach on behalf of Bonivital Baseball
As we are now a couple weeks into the season, I would like to remind all coaches of the additional challenges facing us this year with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you are aware, Baseball Manitoba outlined a set of Return to Play Guidelines that the province of Manitoba approved so that we may have a 2020 baseball year.
We must remember that following these guidelines are priority in playing baseball this year!
I will mention that the Manitoba Public Health department is tasked with ensuring that sport organizations in Manitoba follow the rules. This is also a concern for the general public.
Baseball Manitoba has received general complaints that they must follow up on so let’s try to do our best.
I am including a link to the Baseball Manitoba website that recently issued a reminder of the guidelines we must follow.
Some of the major areas include:
- DO NOT Retrieve foul balls unless you are the designated retriever and are willing to sanitize hands before and after each ball.
- DO NOT Visit with players during the game
- Physical Distancing is REQUIRED
- Listen to instructions from the Health and Safety Coordinator
- Follow instructions on the Parent/Spectator checklist
- Take your garbage home with you, if there are no garbage bins on site
Safety Coordinator Responsibilities:
- Be present, noticeable, and approachable at each game
- Hand out and explain checklists and expectations to spectators as they arrive at the diamond.
- Introduce yourself to the umpires before the game
- Have hand and equipment sanitizer visible and accessible for players and coaches
- Ensure/remind players to sanitize hands before they go out on defense
- When players are touching their face, they need to be reminded to sanitize their hands.
- Remind/Assist coach in Physical Distancing around the dugout
- Sanitize hands each time you go out on defense
- Do not touch your face
- Physical Distancing REQUIRED
- Ensure that your Health and Safety Coordinator is named and at each event
- Manage your bench or charge someone to ENFORCE Physical Distancing
- Be prepared with game balls when your team is on defense
- If a player touches their face, remind them to sanitize their hands
If you have any questions or concerns about this email or the Return to Play Guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Previous information/releases from Baseball Manitoba
July 3, 2020 – Baseball Manitoba Return to Play Reminders
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
March 14, 2019
Respect in Sport
Respect in Sport is mandatory for all coaches and managers. If you are considering to coach or manage please ensure you have a current RIS #.
Click HERE to be taken to the Respect in Sport Coach/Activity Leader Online Course.
Are you looking for your certification number? Click HERE