Our focus and efforts continue to be the same in this challenging time. While there has been no activity on the field, there has been plenty going on behind the scenes.
The Sports Park was closed until September 8, 2020, and due to this and other considerations, our primary goal since the closing of activity has been to develop a rock-solid and workable MMBA Safety Plan for the upcoming 2021 Spring season. There are five different organizations that we must follow the rules – even running a simple practice. MMBA has developed a safety plan that we believe adheres to current requirements. It is workable, safe and will allow for skill development and fun for the players next season.
All players, coaches, volunteers, and parents will be required to learn and follow the Return to Play Guidelines and the MMBA Safety Plan before we commence activity. There is no room for lack of diligence during this time. If we have a situation where anyone attending an activity we are in control of is not following the rules, we could lose our field-use privilege as we advance, be fined, or asked to shut down. All baseball families must understand the importance of following the protocols that will be in place. For this reason, we will require everyone to acknowledge their reading and understanding of the Return to Play Guidelines and the MMBA Safety Plan. All of this information will be emailed to MMBA members as soon as it is finalized. The documents will also be posted on the MMBA website.
Here are some updates regarding our facilities and equipment.
1. Fields 1 & 2 have had extra drainage added. We are hopeful this will add days of play to our season for all four fields in the wheel.
2. The Dan Williams Training Facility has been tidied up and will have our big wheel pitching machine permanently installed as well as extra detailing to make the space more user friendly.
3. All MMBA equipment is being checked, cleaned, and readied for next season.
4. Covid19 kits are being prepared and will be ready for all fields.
5. MMBA has been informed that it is highly unlikely we will have access to the school gyms in the spring of 2021 due to COVID19. It means our free pre-season sessions are up in the air, and we are actively looking for alternatives.
MMBA would like to thank you for your patience in this strange and challenging time. MMBA is working hard towards a fun and safe new normal season of baseball in 2021 and will keep you all informed through emails and this website.
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!