June 16, 2020
The 2020 baseball season and all related activity in Mission are cancelled. This cancellation was not an easy decision, but we feel a necessary one.
The Board of Directors of Mission Minor Baseball has determined that the reality of running a baseball program in the next two and a half months, is full of roadblocks and uncertainty which are beyond MMBA’s control. Three levels of protocol must be followed, as well as restrictions on numbers of athletes and parents and major volunteer requirements. In total, MMBA has determined that the timeline, field accessibility, programming allowed, volunteers required, and safety protocols combine to make any organized programming extremely difficult to put in play in the limited time available.
We have determined the best use of our time in this situation is to prepare our Covid19 safety plan and train all participants in the implementation of that plan. The new normal is that everyone must follow the safety plan while participating in or attending an activity. Our volunteer needs will increase substantially whatever kind of program we put on. We will require people to step up to ensure our safety protocols are followed every time we step on the field. MMBA’s goal is to be totally ready for a safe and fun 2021 baseball season.
We will process refunds for all that request them. This will take a bit of time to complete as we are a volunteer organization. If you indicated on the survey sent out that you were requesting a refund if all activity stopped, we would proceed with that information and your refund of paid registrations will go forward. If you did not reply to the survey and wish to receive a refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your player’s name, your full name, cell number, email address and copy of the receipt if possible. All refunds will be sent as electronic funds transfers.
We are sad that this is the result; however, the safety of our organization, players, coaches and volunteers is of paramount importance. Should circumstances change and we feel we can offer some sort of programming, we will update you at that time.
2020 SEASON CANCELLED!
NCCP is a national coaching certification pathway. For 2020 all coaches in summer baseball must be certified to a level as required for their division.
Mission Minor Baseball is looking to have all coaches certified to Initiation level for 7U, 9U and 11U for spring play. Initiation certification is an on-line component (cost is refunded to coaches by MMBA) and a four hour in person module. Our in-person module is set for Saturday April 11 at the Sports Park, Save the date as all coaches need to be there!
Take as many modules and learn as much as you want - we pay. MMBA pays because we value the coaches in our organization. We believe the players of Mission Minor Baseball deserve the best informed and trained coaches possible and offering learning opportunities free of charge is one step to achieving this.
Mission Minor Baseball (1990) Association is a not for profit registered society established in 1990 in Mission, BC Canada providing the framework for youth aged 4-18 to play baseball in a safe and fun environment. MMBA is an innovator in programming with emphasis on Long Term Athlete Development, skill development, sportsmanship and fun. We welcome all interested players regardless of experience and/or ability at all age levels. Our Challenger division offers fun baseball for physically and/or mentally challenged players of all ages. Financial barriers do not exist as we have programs available that guarantee your player is on the field for the season. Mission Minor Baseball gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia!