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CMBA Annual General Meeting - Rescheduled to Mon, July 20th

05/31/2020, 1:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

The 2020 Annual General Meeting, originally scheduled for Mon, Jun 22nd has been rescheduled to Mon, July 20th.  More details as to the format will be provided later as we determine how to proceed with the meeting and adhere to the physical distancing requirements of our public health authorities.

Cloverdale Minor Baseball Spring 2020 Update

05/28/2020, 1:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

Thank you all for your patience as we have been navigating through and providing  information on the 2020 Spring Season from our governing bodies since mid-March via our various platforms.

Cloverdale Minor Baseball Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2020 season. 

The following form will allow you to provide your selection for your 2020 Spring Season Fee Requests.  Please read through this full document carefully to ensure that the correct selections are made.  The Board of Directors have had to modify our refund / cancellation policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We are hopeful that Baseball BC, BC Minor Baseball, viaSport BC and the Provincial Government will soon provide options for a modified program which may allow us to offer an alternative program in the coming weeks / months.  The traditional Spring and Summer Programs we are all used to are no longer an option this year due to the current environment and the need to keep our families and communities safe.

The following options are available to registered Spring (non single season) players:

  1. 85% refund for spring 2020 fees

  2. 100% deferral of fees to be kept on file towards 2021 Base Spring fees **this will cover your players 2021 base spring fees EVEN if they increase or you are moving to a higher division**

Additional Notes:

  • paid volunteer opt outs will be refunded at 100% regardless of a request to defer or refund. 

  • Grade 12 students, aging out of the 18U regular season will receive 100% refund

  • further details for Single Season teams will be coming as we get additional direction from our governing body BC Minor Baseball

  • PeeWee AA top up fees will be refunded in full and not kept on file (your can choose to defer PeeWee base fee or refund at 85% and will still get your AA top up fee back in full)

Please refer to the CMBA website http://www.cloverdalebaseball.com for further details as they become available.  We will provide refund cheque pick up locations, dates and times in the next few weeks, our intent is to have refunds available for those that request them within 30 days, we are all volunteers working as quickly as we can and appreciate your understanding.

We understand that some may wonder why the refund amount is 85% of the registrations fees.  However, prior to starting each season there are expenses that are incurred that can not be carried forward to future seasons.  While items like baseballs and hats can be carried forward there are other expenses like coach development, insurance, facility rentals for assessments, website & advertising costs, etc that can not.  By retaining a small portion of the fees (or allowing deferrals) this ensures that Cloverdale Minor Baseball is in a viable position to offer baseball to the youth of Cloverdale in future years.

We understand many coaches and players will have questions about uniform and equipment returns, however due to social distancing requirements we will be holding off on accepting these in at this time.

Single season teams (15U AA, 15U AAA, 18U AAA & College Prep) will be updated as we learn more from our governing bodies.

Again, we do appreciate your patience as we all navigate these uncertain times as a Community.  Please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to the day we can return to the ball fields!

Link to Complete Refund / Deferral Requests:

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/542957467

Please note to expedite this process for all involved we ask that you please make your selections by June 10, 2020.

Sincerely,

Cloverdale Minor Baseball Board of Directors

COVID–19 UPDATES

04/06/2020, 3:30pm PDT
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

May 14th, 2020

Baseball remains suspended.

The Board of Directors has been fielding several inquiries about refunds for the spring season.  As of right now our association is still waiting for direction from BC Minor Baseball and Baseball BC about the return to play information.  With the province of BC moving into Phase 2 next week we are expecting more information to come soon but we have not yet been provided details.  Whether there will be a spring season and the dates it will run will be determined once more details come from our governing bodies.  These are uncharted waters for our sport and our association and we need to be patient as we determine the steps forward.  Safety of our players, officials, volunteers, and the rest of our baseball family is priority.

The Board of Directors will be meeting shortly to determine the next steps based on the direction given to us by our governing bodies as well as developing our SportsEngine system to accommodate refunds and deferrals.  This will take some time to develop. We sincerely wish we could have a firm direction at this point but without the guidance from our governing bodies we must ask you to be patient.

Thanks,

CMBA Board of Directors


May 11th, 2020

Baseball activities remain suspended.

We hope that you and your family are doing well. BC Minor Baseball has posted the following on their website with respect to the COVID-19 situation and the return to play guidelines that are currently in the works.

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We will continue to keep you updated as more information is provided to us from Baseball BC and BC Minor Baseball.

Thanks,

CMBA Board of Directors

Apr 29th, 2020

Baseball activities remain suspended indefinitely.

We remain hopeful of baseball this season but we continue to wait for our governing bodies Baseball BC and BC Minor Baseball Association to provide direction on the upcoming season.  The application deadlines for summerball coaching positions are approaching (or recently passed) but given the circumstances the CMBA Board will be extending the application deadlines to May 16th, 2020.  Coaches registered for the spring season with Cloverdale Minor Baseball will also receive an email in addition this this update.

We hope your family is safe and we ask you to continue to follow the health guidelines so we can get back on the fields as soon as possible.

Thanks,

CMBA Board of Directors

Apr 27th 2020

Baseball activities remain suspended indefinitely.

Cloverdale Minor Baseball Families,

The association continues to remain hopeful of a baseball season this year and we continue to follow the direction of our governing bodies BC Minor Baseball Association and Baseball BC.  Below is a link to an update from Baseball BC about the COVID-19 situation.

https://baseball.bc.ca/suspension-of-play---covid-19-concerns

Please continue to follow the guidance of our public health officials and continue the physical distancing measures so that we can squash this virus so that we can back on the fields.

Regards,

Cloverdale Minor Baseball
Board of Directors

Apr 6th 2020

Baseball activities remain suspended indefinitely.

Cloverdale Minor Baseball Families,

We are writing to inform you that our Board met virtually yesterday evening for our regularly scheduled April 2020 meeting.  The Board understands this is a difficult time of uncertainty for all our members and many have been hoping to hear further direction on the Spring 2020 Season.  

Cloverdale Minor Baseball is focused on following Government directives regarding Social Distancing in order to flatten the curve and hopes that our membership families are doing the same.  The focus at this time is to follow the respective orders and wait for further direction from the Government and our governing body BC Minor Baseball before further decisions are made regarding the season.

As we learn more, we will ensure we share next steps and details with you all.  In the meantime, please keep your families safe and healthy.

Thank you for your time,

Cloverdale Minor Baseball 
Board of Directors

Mar 23rd 2020

Baseball activities remain suspended indefinitely.

Many members of the association have sent messages inquiring about possible refunds for this season. 

At this time the Board is waiting for further direction and recommendations from BaseballBC, and once we have that, we will discuss the options, including refunds and deferrals. 

The Board has a meeting set for April 5th, and hope to have more info for everyone then.

We know how difficult this global pandemic is on everyone one of our members and their extended family and networks. We encourage everyone to practice social distancing to help flatten the curve.  

Lastly we appreciate everyone’s patience while we work through this unprecedented situation. 

Thank You

~CMBA Board of Directors~

Mar 13th 2020

Cloverdale Minor Baseball will be suspending all baseball related activities indefinitely.

Effective immediately Baseball BC has extended the suspension of all sanctioned in person baseball activity indefinitely.

Baseball BC sanctioned activities include but are not limited to, all tournaments, practices, games, coach and umpire education and team building activities. The intent of this suspension is to limit situations of physical contact.

Please feel free to review the full release from Baseball BC via the below link:

https://www.baseball.bc.ca/suspension-of-play---covid-19-concerns

2020 CMBA Sponsorship Program

03/06/2020, 9:15am PST
By Cloverdale Minor Baseball

Cloverdale Minor Baseball is looking for businesses to sponsor our association for the 2020 season.  Our organization provides the opportunity for over 800 boys and girls to play baseball and we're looking for your support to help us with our mission.  If you have a business, or know a business owner who might be able to support CMBA please reach out to our sponsorship director, Vinny Dumas, at sponsorships@cloverdalebaseball.com.

Sponsorship Request Letter can be found here along with the Sponsorship Order Form.

2020 Spring Registration is now OPEN

02/09/2020, 9:30am PST
By CMBA Registrar

Spring Registration is now open for 2020.  Please note all registrations must be done online.  

Rates increase Feb 15, so get it all in early!

https://cloverdalebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/547184031

Divisions

Blastball 5U (2015) - Open

T-Ball 6U (2014) - Open

Super-T 7U (2013) - Open

Tadpole 9U (2011-2012) - 14 spots 

Mosquito 11U (2009-2010) - Waitlist (please email Robyn at robynkopelman@gmail.com)

Peewee 13U (2007-2008) - Waitlist (Please email Chris at chevyboy1949@gmail.com)

Bantam 15U (2005-2006) - Waitlist (Please email Tobe at tleney@telus.net)

Midget 18U (2002-2004) - Reopened - Limited spots remaining

Smoking Ban in ALL Surrey Parks

07/17/2015, 4:45pm PDT
By City of Surrey

Dear Sports Association Representative,

Due to the ongoing hot and dry weather, city parks have reached a point in which the danger of fire is critically high. Many of the fires in BC have apparently been started by discarded cigarettes.

Smoking is prohibited in all Surrey Parks including all sportfields, open spaces, paths, driveways and parking lots and is subject to a $200 fine per occurrence (Park By-law #13480).

Your co-operation in this matter is compulsory. By-law Enforcement will be patrolling City Parks for compliance. If individuals are ticketed for smoking, who can be linked to a team and league; facility use permits may be immediately revoked, in order to better protect public property.

Sincerely,

Sonja Boston
Athletic Services Coordinator
City of Surrey

Batting Cage Rules & Etiquette

03/28/2015, 5:00pm PDT
By Cloverdale Baseball

Coaches, please make sure that you understand all rules and policies governing the use of the batting cage, as they are there to both promote high utilization of the facility while ensuring player safety.

  1. Please DO NOT enter the batting cage until the previous team has cleared out of the cage. This includes the seating area! It is very difficult to ensure that all players have collected their equipment if your team has crowded in and mixed their bags and equipment with the other team's equipment.
  2. Teams ARE NOT to run over their allotted time. When your hour is done – you’re done! This means no excuses like "one last batter" or "quick team meeting" or "we got in late". You must be OUT OF THE CAGE by the time your hour is done.
  3. Therefore, teams must start cleaning up their equipment 5 minutes prior to the end of their session, so they have vacated the batting cage on time. The clock on the wall in the batting cage (near the door) will be considered the official time for the batting cage.
  4. All teams are responsible to clean up the batting cage each time they are finished their session (balls in buckets and bats hung up). Please see the above picture as to what a properly cleaned up batting cage looks like. This is the condition that it should be left in after your session is over.
  5. DO NOT leave the nets open with balls, buckets, ot tee parts laying around.
  6. DO NOT (EVER) leave pitching machines in lanes on the turf when you leave.
  7. DO NOT leave L-screens in the lanes when you leave.
  8. The rule of thumb is if you remove anything from the wood platform at the south end, you MUST return it there when done.
  9. There is to be no smoking, food of any kind, or beverages (except water) in the batting cage.
  10. NO SPITZ are allowed in the batting cage. EVER! This includes the waiting area. You are not exempt by thinking that you can spit the shells into a garbage can or empty bottle. This includes players, parents, siblings, etc. NOT ALLOWED!
  11. NO GUM is allowed in the batting cage. We now have gum embedded in the turf that may never come out. This is a simple rule, and coaches are required to enforce it!
  12. Only clean runners or turf shoes are to be worn. NO CLEATS
  13. Only adults are to feed or operate the pitching machines.
  14. Batting helmets must be worn while batting.
  15. Balls are to be placed back in the buckets and not in your baseball bags.