COVID 19 - North Langley "Return to Play" Plan

COVID 19 - Maps of Diamonds and Enter and Exit Plans

June 11th, 2020

The executive has made the very difficult decision to officially cancel the Spring season. It goes without saying that we are disappointed. We would like to offer some insight into our unanimous decision.
Baseball BC has implemented a 4 phase return to play plan. We are currently in what is called Phase Two which will be in effect potentially until September. In Phase Two, we are not allowed to have games with any other associations, and any “in house” games will have a limited amount of players.

Rules for Phase Two include:
Small groups – 10 athletes and 2 coaches at any event
Spectators – none to limited
Personal Equipment – No shared personal equipment (bats, catchers gear, helmets etc)
Team Equipment – Disinfect all equipment before, during and after each game. Limited number of plays per ball.
Activity – Small group (10 athletes) training only.
Inside Training – No batting cages or inside facilities

For our 4 – 7 year old players, we believe that they would have the hardest time trying to keep separated or not share equipment.

In our Tadpole, Mosquito Pee Wee and Bantam A divisions, we no longer have the right ratio of players to coaches.

Our AA and AAA teams in Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and College Prep only play other associations, and that is not permitted until potentially September. Once we have the Covid Safety plan in place, and the Township releases the fields to us, we hope to allow those teams to practice together for a potential fall season.

For our older divisions (Tadpole and up), we are working towards offering training during the summer, either in house or with a paid coach. In order to offer this, we need to draft and implement a Covid-19 safety plan which will take time by the executive members that have volunteered to lead this for us. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Please note that because the 2020 Spring season has been cancelled, none of our players or coaches are insured through BC Minor or Baseball BC. We are reviewing our insurance needs prior to any summer training or potential fall season. 

We share your disappointment but continue to be committed to the safety of our players and families. In the coming weeks, each players registration fee (including raffle and volunteer opt out fee if applicable) will be 100% refunded. We will keep everyone updated as we work through this process.

We sincerely hope that your child(ren) will return to play in the 2021 season. We are certainly going to miss seeing everyone at the park, and for most of the executive board, to see our children play this game that we are all so passionate about.
Thank you for your understanding. We hope that you and yours enjoy a safe summer.

Communications from League Regarding COVID-19