With heavy hearts the BATBA board has voted to cancel the 2020 baseball season. Our top priority at this time must be the safety of our players, coaches and families. Effective immediately all BATBA sanctioned or directed activities will cease. The safety regulations which would be necessary to keep our players, coaches, umpires and fans safe during this pandemic dramatically change the game we love. It has become increasingly apparent that we cannot provide the baseball experience we had all hoped for.
There is no clear roadmap from our governing body towards playing games, and many surrounding communities have also cancelled their seasons. The reality of COVID-19 up to this point makes it difficult to imagine resuming competitive play anytime soon.
This decision was terribly difficult to make, and came only after multiple contingency plans and much creativity in attempt to get the players back on the field. We all love baseball, and disappointed does not begin to express how we are feeling at this time.
Moving forward, all BATBA families will receive a full refund for their 2020 registration fees. Please allow 2-4 weeks for us to process these refunds. Two transactions will be refunded. The $100 commitment fee paid in October, as well as the final registration fee paid in January. If your family should so choose, donations in any amount could be deducted from this refund. Please contact email@example.com by June 8 if you are interested in donating. These donations will help to cover the costs of our liability insurance, website fees, winter training costs and equipment already purchased.
We have committed to use the same uniform vendor for the 2021 season and hope that many of you can reuse the uniforms you have already purchased. Please keep them in new condition when you receive them from your coach.
Keep training, keep smiling and we cannot wait to see you on the diamond as soon as we are able.
Your BATBA Board Members
Jeff, Al, Bryan, Andrea, Kevin, Luke, Jim, Rick and Jason
Mark your calendars! Tryouts for 2021 BATBA teams will be held on August 28-30, 2020.
AAA callbacks will be held the week of August 31st, and AA callbacks the week of September 7th.
The Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association is a proud member of the Trusted Coaches Membership Program.
The Trusted Coaches program is a comprehensive membership program that offers essential training, education and screening necessary for a youth coach via a nationwide criminal background check‚ first-aid training, concussion instruction and Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® character education course.
Thanks to all of our coaches for their dedication to our players!