YSBA Decision - COVID-19, News (TNT Baseball Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
YSBA Decision - COVID-19
Submitted By Sonia James on Monday, June 22, 2020
YSBA Cancels the Competitive Season, Training & Development is Possible

The York Simcoe Baseball Association (YSBA) remains committed to the safety of the baseball community. Based on the current status of reopening the Province, the YSBA Board at its meeting on June 18, 2020, voted to cancel the Rep, Elite and Select season for all our Local Member Associations effective immediately. This decision will be in effect up to and including Monday September 7th.

As such, this cancellation covers all YSBA sanctioned games, Provincial Qualifiers/Affiliates Playoffs, YSBA teams playing in outside loops (e.g. Junior and Senior Rep and Select), and all Tournaments scheduled within the YSBA.  This decision was difficult, and was only taken after much deliberation, and following consultation and input from our member clubs.

Practice or training is a more controlled environment than the game environment. Practice can also accommodate fewer numbers of participants than games. Accordingly, a Return to Practice is permitted. Local Member Associations must however ensure adherence to Provincial and Municipal legislation and restrictions as it relates to the stages of reopening (1 or 2), gathering sizes and park and permit availability and usage.

Local Associations and their respective teams insured through Baseball Ontario must also use the Baseball Ontario “Return to Baseball” COVID-19 Guidelines and follow that framework to establish minimum standards and protocols within their own jurisdiction.

YSBA Member Organizations are strongly recommended to develop their own specific written policies and operating protocols and have them approved by their own board of directors. Such policies and protocols must be compliant with Baseball Ontario’s guidelines together with municipal and provincial legislation and COVID-19 specific policies issued by government and local public health authorities.

We continue to support any YSBA Local Member Associations in their decision to cancel baseball programs for the 2020 season.  We are aware that many YSBA Members have already cancelled some of their programs for this year and each Local Association will need to evaluate what is in their best interest for the remainder of 2020.

On behalf of the YSBA, we hope everyone respects our decision and that we take great pride to ensure the health and welfare of all our players, coaches, parents, umpires, fans and volunteers.


Steve Koziel

YSBA President
This article has been viewed 745 times.
Team Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit TNT Baseball Association on Facebook
- and -
Follow TNT Baseball Association on Instagram
Organization Poll
  • What is your favorite TNT Diamond to play at?
    17 total votes
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 04
    At long last our teams have their first scheduled exhibition games starting this week:        12U A - Thursday, July 8 against Orillia at Beeton South Diamond - 8:15pm       13U A - Tuesday, July 6 against Georgina at Beeton South Diamond - ...
  • 17
    We are hopeful that the extended lockdown will end on June 2 and we will be able to start our outdoor practices and schedule a few games with our respective bubbles soon afterwards. Your coach will keep you updated as we get more news and are ...
  • 28
    Simcoe Muskoka has moved into the Grey Level for at least 14 days. Please take this time to register your player with TNTBA using the online registration platform. Once we move back to Red we will book indoor space and will hold ...
  • 22
    With the latest government announcement moving all of Ontario into a lockdown as of December 26 at 12:01am for a period of at least 28 days, there are no permitted indoor gatherings and The Town of New Tecumseth is suspending all rentals until at ...
  • 07
    Our Annual General Meeting with be held on Sunday, December 13th at 10:00am.  Due to the current situation, it will be a virtual meeting using the Zoom platform. If anyone would like to join the meeting, please email [email protected] and the ...
  • 18
    13U Select and 14U A Tryouts have been cancelled for today due to the rain. We will be in touch with those registered once the date/time is confirmed for next weekend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
  • 10
    13U Select Try-Out Dates Confirmed In order to meet all the current protocols around organized sports, all participants must register in advance - email the completed registration form to [email protected]  The Registration Form can be ...
  • 07
    Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be postponing the 13U Select tryouts until next week. Revised dates/times and locations will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. Due to the current restrictions and guidelines on public gatherings ...
Printed from tntbaseball.ca on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4:55 PM