I would like to provide all associations with an update as to the status of the 2020 Baseball Season.
On Thursday, April 30th, Sport NB and the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Provincial Government organized a conference call. Baseball NB was one of five sports on the call along with eight multi-sport organizations. The purpose of the call was to express the importance of sport and recreation in the physical and social well-being of New Brunswick residents during this pandemic. Sport and recreation can help our province through these difficult times, as well as help us return to a new normal. Decisions made now regarding sports and recreation will have lasting impacts on the mental and physical health of our citizens for many years in the future, especially our youth.
There was an interest in evaluating a return-to-play protocol for summer activities. A national, multisport, return-to-play protocol is currently being developed and once this is released the provincial government will have a template to work from.
In the meantime, Baseball NB has already started creating a sport-specific return-to-play policy that would outline all requirements for our sport to safely return this summer. These procedures will include, but are not limited to; social distancing requirements, sanitation procedures, rule adaptations, and seasonal structure.
Please know that we are exploring any and all options that will allow us to offer baseball in our province this year. We are being creative and flexible in order to adhere to all government and insurance stipulations. These measures could have major impacts to a typical practice, game, and seasonal structure. As a provincial organization we are approaching this situation with an open mind and we appreciate the support of the leagues, teams, and minor baseball associations throughout this process.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or recommendations.
Hello to all of our valued FMBA Members and Athletes,
Fredericton Minor Baseball Association is committed to providing our members and community with up to date information regarding the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak and the effect on our organization and membership.
As you may be aware, FMBA chose to suspend all current activities and scheduled events in accordance with Baseball Canada, Baseball New Brunswick and with recommendation of the New Brunswick Government.
With the above directive, FMBA’s Board of Directors have come together to create a plan of action to best guide the Organizations operations for the 2020 Season. The intention of this plan of action is to ensure we are able to communicate the most accurate information as we prepare for any challenges or changes to the upcoming baseball season.
FMBA will continue to follow the lead of Baseball New Brunswick, Baseball Canada and the New Brunswick Government. As the situation evolves, we will ensure to communicate by a dedicated Covid-19 link on our website as well as our official FMBA Facebook page.