BASEBALL ONTARIO APPROVES UPDATE TO RETURN TO SPORT PROTOCOLS FOR 2021!
With a year of learning under our belts we have revisited and updated our Return to Sport protocols in preparation of the 2021 baseball season!
Once again, thank you to our Special Task Force who continued their work to ensure a safe return to baseball this spring! Updated Protocols and all the tools you need to get back to baseball are available in our OnDeck app! We look forward to seeing you on the field!
BASEBALL ONTARIO DOUBLES UP NCCP CLINIC SCHEDULE AS SEASON APPROACHES!
SPRING IS HERE AND SO ARE YOUR NCCP CLINICS!
In preparation of the 2021 baseball season, Baseball Ontario is ramping up coaching clinics to help coaches achieve their certification requirements.

Coaches received an email on March 19th outlining the certification they hold.
Do you have all the courses you need to coach in 2021? Get ready now from the comfort of your home with online delivery of NCCP clinics!
LEVEL 3 SUPERCLINICS: CHECK-IN
We're half way through SuperClinic Season!
We are proud of the virtual clinics we have put together for our Level 3, 4 & 5 umpires this year!
In addition to Baseball Canada instructors from both Baseball Ontario and Baseball B.C., we are joined by MLB umpires as guest instructors.
They share interesting insights into calling balks, positioning for plays at 1st base, managing challenging situations, and much more.

Sessions led by Baseball Canada instructors include positioning, game management, recent rule changes, and more!

Thanks to everyone who attended so far, and for those who haven't attended yet, #2021SuperClinics continue throughout March and April!

"A job well done for anybody involved!! It was a very valuable clinic and possibly a once in a life time opportunity for a lot of umpires to hear MLB umpires talk about various topics." - Alen M., ON
CHANGE THE GAME RESEARCH PROJECT
MLSE Foundation needs our help! They have launched the Change the Game research project, an Ontario-wide youth sport census to understand sport/recreation access, engagement and equity issues in Ontario. 
They are looking for 5,000 youth aged 6-29 to fill in this survey!

FILL OUT THE SURVEY BEFORE MARCH 31! 
  • Who can participate?: The survey and is open to anyone 6-29 in Ontario, or parents on behalf of a child aged 6-29 .
  • How long does it take?: The average completion time has been 7-8 minutes.
  • Are my responses private?: Yes! The survey is designed to be an anonymous online questionnaire. It will not be possible for the study team to match an individual answer to the identity of the respondent.
  • When does it close?: March 31 2021
  • What do I get for filling it out?: The knowledge you helped inform important conversations on equity and sport, AND all youth participants are entered into a draw for tickets to a future Raptors, Leafs, Argos or Toronto FC home game experience (when safe) or a special apparel package for one of your favourite teams (each prize valued at $1000). The winner(s) will be contacted directly after the survey closes.

BC Minor Baseball Coaches Conference
BC Minor Baseball is hosting their annual Coaches Conference this coming weekend, March 26-28.

Check out their list of speakers from across Canada
(ex-Canadian MLBers Aaron Myette, Brayden Bouchy, Kevin Nicholson, their very special guest - 17 year MLB veteran Reggie Smith of Boston Red Sox & LA Dodgers) and the US. This is a great opportunity for coaches of all levels to learn from.

Click on the link below for flyer and registration!
Analytics is Here to Stay!

with

Brent Strom!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All Deadlines/Tasks/Events/Reminders can be found on our Baseball Ontario Calendar of Events. Remember to visit frequently!

FRIENDLY REMINDER OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Select Council Meeting (Online) March 28th, 11am
  • Board of Management Meeting (Online) April 15th, 7pm
  • Combined Meeting of Select and Rep Councils (Online), April 18th, 10am
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