We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. We thank you all for your patience and support.
Given the circumstances and the unknown timelines of COVID-19 we have made the hard decision to cancel our Spring 2020 season. TABA will be offering a full refunds to all registrants. Please know this will take some time organize and Team Snap is also over whelmed with requests and it could take weeks. Again your patience is appreciated.
If between now and September the government and public health officials reopen our parks and allow group activity we will look to offer a program for as much time as we can. Please make sure you continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates as well as any new communications through Team Snap.
I would like to thank all of our executive, coaches and parents for their time and planning already put into the season. Please continue to do your part and stay home so we can get back to our daily lives, families, friends and out on the ball diamond.
With the most recent announcements from the public heath officials and the government, Baseball BC is suspending all sanctioned in person baseball activity indefinitely.
Baseball BC have issued the following statement:
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. That includes how we play baseball.
This decision is difficult, but it is our duty to help society follow social distancing protocols (keeping at least 6 feet apart and avoiding congregate settings). It is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to monitor the situation and take our guidance from public health officials, the government, and Baseball Canada.
So what does this mean for TABA?
At this time we are committed to the safety and well-being of our players, families & volunteers. It is our hope that we will be able to continue with a shortened season. TABA will reassess the season in two weeks time and will continue to provide updates as we get them.
Thank you again for your patience while we figuring this out together.
The COVID-19 continues to be top of mind as each of us experience the influx of information and daily developments which question the uncertainty of our season.
Effective immediately Baseball BC has suspended all baseball activity for the next 7 days. Further to this the City of Delta has asked us to cancel all events with more than 250 people at one time. We find that it is in the best interest of our members that over the next two weeks we refrain from coming together as a team and to use this time to take precautions.
TABA will be looking for guidance from Baseball BC and BC Minor baseball over these next two week on what our 2020 season will look like.
The Winskill Concession is looking for employees for the 2020 Ball Season (April 2020 to August 2020). Shifts at the concession include weeknights (5:00 pm to 8:15 pm) and weekends (various times). The employee must be at least 15 years old (Adults are welcome to apply), have Food Safe certification, and be mature and able to work on their own. The concession wage is $14.60 an hour. If you are interested in applying email: firstname.lastname@example.org*
If you are age 13 or 14 and would like to volunteer in the concession to learn how to cook, keep stock, handle money and get customer service experience, let us know. If you are the right fit, we can consider bringing you on to our concession team and cover the cost of your Food Safe training. email: email@example.com
Just a reminder that umpiring clinics will be running this Sunday (February 23) at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen. Don’t miss this great chance to do your level 1 or level 2 training for the upcoming season.
Clinics are open to all born 2009 or earlier and umpiring is a great way to make some extra money!
Congratulations to longtime TABA coach R.J. O’Neil on being awarded 15U A Coach of the Year by B.C. Minor Baseball. The award was presented on the weekend at the 2020 Coaches Conference.
In 2020, R.J. coached the Tsawwassen A’s to the 15U A provincial championship and over the years has coached and mentored Tsawwassen teams from blastball to Bantam. Congratulations R.J. on a well deserved recognition of all the time and effort you contributed to Tsawwassen baseball!
As an expansion to the BC Girls Baseball Development & Instructional program, Baseball BC has started a pre-season development league to help prepare girls for the season ahead. The program is designed for girls ages 6-12, on Thursday evenings from Feb. 13 to Mar. 12 (5 weeks) and serves to develop confidence, skill and resilience prior to joining their Spring & Summer teams, whether it’s a predominantly male team, the BC Girls Baseball Instructional League, etc. The goal of the program is to help girls continue to excel on teams & in leagues with the newfound confidence of knowing that there are other girls that play the same sport that they do.
As someone who grew up strictly playing “boys” baseball until the age of 12, I know that joining a brand-new male-dominated team every season can be nerve wracking. This program can help calm the nerves of female players by providing a safe space for skill development alongside mentors from the Women’s National Team, and Team BC. It is also an excellent place for curious friends to come try out a new sport! Plus, it’ll be a lot of fun!
Baseball can be more diverse & inclusive, so please spread the word by posting on you association webpage, social media feeds or other ways that could help.
Here is the link to our girl’s instructional league page for more information!