SBR Spring Pitching and Skills Clinics Information

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING

SBR will be hosting Spring Skills and Pitching clinics this year if the Alberta Government allows sports activity to resume.

The Skills Clinics will be at Mount Royal University.

The Pitching Clinics will be at Accurate Field House.

The skills clinics will start on January 31, 2021 with U10/U12 at Noon and U14+ at 1:45.

Pitching clinic will start on January 28, 2021 with session for U10/U12 at 7:00 and U14+ at 8:00.

Caytlin Edge will be leading the skills clinics.

We are working on confirming instructors for the pitching clinics.

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR $0 DOLLARS TO HOLD YOUR SPOT. IF WE ARE ABLE TO PROCEED YOU WILL GET AN INVOICE FOR THE FULL COST.

YOU WILL HAVE 24 HOURS TO PAY THE INVOICE TO KEEP YOUR SPOT OR IT WILL GO TO SOMEONE ELSE.

The cost of the skills clinics is $200. We are planning for 8 sessions but we may need to be flexible.

The cost of the pitching clinics is $225. We are planning for 12 sessions but we may need to be flexible.

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 the clinic start dates if any organization other than the Government of Alberta or Softball Alberta determines that these clinics may not continue.

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 our vendors will provide refunds for the field rentals. They did provide 100% refunds for the previous shutdown.

Softball Alberta has changed their process and we don't need to register with them at this time.

The facilities also have 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.

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IF ANY OF THE SESSIONS ARE FULL, PLEASE SELECT THE WAITLIST BUTTON TO ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAITLIST. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYBODY BUT CANNOT PROMISE WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO.

Currently, the Spring Skills U14, U16, U19 is full.

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