As we start our season, please be reminded (all athletes, coaches, administrators, and volunteers) that the following requirements of the Baseball BC Return to Play Guidelines are in place at this time.
- Group size at this time is limited to one team maximum at a time. This is based on the Cohort approach that is required at this time by viaSport. The current cohort maximum at this time is one team (the team is the cohort).
- Athletes are only permitted to participate on one team or in one cohort at any one time.
- The current expectation for social distancing is set at 3 meters (10 feet) by both viaSport and the PHO. (no handshaking, high fives, hugging, etc.) There are no exceptions to this requirement. Live batting practice where you use a catcher is also not permitted at this time UNLESS you can ensure that the 3 meters (10 feet) social distancing is met at all times.
- The is NO gameplay of any kind. This includes inter-squad and scrimmage-type sessions.
- There are no spectators present unless to provide care (i.e., first aid) to a participant.
- Travel to home clubs that crosses a health authority region is NOT allowed. This means that teams can only travel to their home club, and that club needs to be close to the participants' residence.
There may have been some uncertainty about which phase of the viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines we are currently in, leading to some organizations continuing to plan for competitive activities this spring. The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has confirmed that there should be NO COMPETITION and NO TRAVEL for sport under the current Provincial Health Order.
Sports status changes have been ongoing, impacting Mission Minor Baseball and all other sports. Baseball is currently in Phase 2, Level 1 of the Return to Play Guidelines as outlined in both the viaSport and Baseball BC Guidelines. It means only team skill training and development ONLY. There will be NO games or modified games allowed, and we MUST strictly follow all protocols.
Our season is set to start on May 3, 2021.
9U Tadpole, 13U Peewee, and 18U Midget will start on May 3rd, and
7U Minor and Major, 11U Mosquito, and 15U Bantam will start on May 4th.
7U and 9U players are to have one parent at the field as a chaperone for washroom use. One person or one family only in the washroom at a time.
For all other divisions, only coaches and safety managers are allowed on the field. NO spectators at all times - it is a drop-off and return to pick up at the appointed time. PLEASE BE ON TIME.
We will run our activities according to the rules set out by the PHO, viaSport, Baseball BC, BC Minor Baseball, and the District of Mission.
WE NEED COACHES for 7U, 9U,11U and 13U. Please step up to the plate. We will run coaches and safety managers' clinics. We will teach you!
Division Coordinators will soon be reaching out to set coaches with their teams and get the team rostered. Stay tuned!
Please note: Any changes set by the Provincial Health Order can come as a surprise, and therefore MMBA will abide by the changes immediately when issued.
We are all excited to get back on the field. However, we must be reminded to follow strict rules and protocols set out in our Return to Play Safety Plan.
All MMBA activity participants must read, understand and follow the rules and protocols set out in the Return to Play Safety Plan. Our Return to Play Safety Plan is accessible by clicking the link below.
If you have not registered, our registration is still open, but spots are limited. So do not delay!
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, emphasizing Long Term Athlete Development, skill development, sportsmanship, and fun.
We welcome all interested players regardless of experience and/or ability at all age levels. We also have our challenger division that 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!
NCCP is a national coaching certification pathway. For 2021 we believe 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. Due to Covid in person clinic s have been stopped. We will forward new information as we get it on this topic.
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.