SBR Winter Pitching and Skills Clinics Information
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
SBR will be hosting Winter Skills and Pitching clinics this year. The clinics will be at Crescent Pointe Field House in Aldersyde.
(We will be hosting spring pitching and skills clinics with more information to come closer to December)
The skills clinics will start on October 18, 2020, and the Pitching clinic will start on October 19, 2020.
SBR Alumnus Ashleigh Gerleitz will lead the U12/U14 session.
Darren Gross and Matt Fell will be leading the High School sessions. Caytlin Edge will be back to lead the pitching clinics.
The cost for the skills clinics is $400. There will be 21 skills sessions.
The cost for the pitching clinics is $455. There will be 20 pitching sessions.
SBR is of the opinion that pitching and skills clinics can be performed while ensuring social distancing. As well, we believe the athletes can participate while wearing masks, particularly as major league baseball has managed to play while many of the players are wearing masks.
After reviewing all of the guidance from the Government of Alberta and Softball Alberta, as well as the ability to social distance and wear masks at all times, we do not believe that these clinics will be considered a ‘sport cohort’ which would require players to choose between other sports they may be involved in and these clinics.
The instructions from these organizations can be found at these links:
Government of Alberta Covid info: Gov't of AB Covid Info
Softball Alberta return to play info: Softball Alberta Covid Info
However, it is up to each participant to determine whether they will be able to participate in these clinics as well as another sport cohort they may be involved in.
There will be no refunds issued after October 18, 2020, if any organization other than the Government of Alberta or Softball Alberta determines that these clinics do constitute a sport cohort.
Refunds will be issued if you cancel before October 18, 2020.
Refunds will not be issued for participants that come down with Covid 19. They will need to isolate until they are able to return to the clinics pursuant to the Government of Alberta guidelines.
Pro-rated refunds will be considered if a general quarantine is issued by the Government of Alberta or Softball Alberta during the course of the clinics. Significant consideration will be whether Crescent Pointe Field House provides refunds for the field rentals. They did provide 100% refunds for the previous shutdown.
In order to participate, all athletes and coaches must register with Softball Alberta at this link:
YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR RECEIPT DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR THE CLINICS
Registrations without uploaded receipts, or 'placeholder' uploads, will be cancelled and you may lose your spot in the clinic.
You only need to register with Softball Alberta once. If the player is not registered, they will not be able to participate.
The Crescent Pointe Field House also has specific rules:
The players are not able to enter the facility until the time of the session
The players must only enter through a specific door
All players must wear a mask at all times
All players must clean/disinfect their hands as soon as they enter the facility
All players must arrive dressed to participate with only shoes being changed
There will be no spectators allowed in the facility
All players and equipment must be off the field at the end of the session
There will be a maximum of 50 participants in the two clinic sessions including facilitators to avoid having to clean the facility between sessions
There will be no water fountains available
There will be no dressing rooms available
The Softball Alberta protocols are also very specific:
All participants must complete a pre-screening
All participants must be checked in
All shared equipment must be sanitized during the activity (primarily the balls, maybe some bats)
Each player will place their bag along the side of the field at least two meters apart and will leave their water bottle and hand sanitizer there for breaks
Also, each player must complete the Health Check in TeamSnap and show it to the attendance volunteer prior to entering the field.
We will also require two volunteers for every skills session. These volunteers will help to check in the players as they arrive as well as clean the softballs during the session. As the pitchers don’t share balls, we will only require one volunteer for the pitching sessions to check in the players.
All pitchers must supply their own catcher.
IF YOU HAVE READ ALL OF THE ABOVE, AND HAVE YOUR RECEIPT FROM SOFTBALL ALBERTA, AND WISH TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK BELOW