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COVID-19 Updates

March 25 - Spring Registration Fee Options

Your Kamloops Minor Baseball volunteer Board have worked through the logistics so we can offer a full refund for your spring season fees. There is no easy way to process all the transactions. Refunds require a manual entry, transaction by transaction. However, KMBA is prepared to offer families 2 options when it comes to their 2020 registration.

Option 1: Request a full refund of fees paid online
(Requires Action, click link below)

Option 2: Receive credit for registration in the 2021 Spring Season
(Automatic if you don't choose Option 1)

To request your refund, CLICK HERE, and fill out the form, BEFORE April 10, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Everyone who does not request a refund will be given credit for registration in the 2021 season.

KMBA will work to process all refunds between April 11-30. At that time, families who did not request a refund will receive information about their credit for the 2021 season.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Stay safe, stay well,

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball



March 17, 2020 - KMBA Spring Baseball Season Cancelled

Dear KMBA Baseball Families,

With the most recent announcements from public heath officials, BC Minor Baseball, and Baseball BC, Kamloops Minor Baseball is cancelling the Spring baseball season.

The public health crisis we all face is bigger than our spring season of baseball. This decision was difficult for the Board of Directors, but done to protect the safety of our baseball families and contribute to the global effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We hold out hope that in the coming months this crisis will decline, and it will be safe to offer our programming again. Our dedicated group of volunteers will soon turn their minds to what baseball activities might look like in the Summer or Fall.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball



March 13, 2020 - Suspension of Baseball Activities

Kamloops Minor Baseball is suspending our baseball activities.

Today Baseball BC suspended all baseball activities for 7 days given the heightened concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. Baseball BC will be re-evaluating next week and issue further direction at that time. BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada have released similar advisories.

The health and safety of all the KMBA participants and families is of the utmost importance and is central to any decisions KMBA is making in this regard. The response to this pandemic is changing daily. We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by our governing bodies, the public health authorities, and government.

We are still several weeks away from opening day and hope that the swift actions being taken now across the country, will allow us to get back to normalcy much quicker.

KMBA will provide an update to our families next week, or as soon as any significant decision is made.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this unprecedented event.

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball

 
COVID-19 Updates

March 13, 2020 - Suspension of Baseball Activities

Kamloops Minor Baseball is suspending our baseball activities.

Today Baseball BC suspended all baseball activities for 7 days given the heightened concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. Baseball BC will be re-evaluating next week and issue further direction at that time. BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada have released similar advisories.

The health and safety of all the KMBA participants and families is of the utmost importance and is central to any decisions KMBA is making in this regard. The response to this pandemic is changing daily. We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by our governing bodies, the public health authorities, and government.

We are still several weeks away from opening day and hope that the swift actions being taken now across the country, will allow us to get back to normalcy much quicker.

KMBA will provide an update to our families next week, or as soon as any significant decision is made.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this unprecedented event.

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball

 

Registration for 18U AAA/College Prep Tryouts is now open!

Click on the link to the right to register

18U College Prep/AAA Key Dates

March 2 and 4 - Evaluations 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Sussex Centre (first round of roster selections may be made at this time)

March 9 - Second round of evaluations 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Sussex Centre (final round of roster selections at this time)

March 10 - Final roster announced

March 11 - Uniform fitting at Sussex Centre 18U AAA 5:30pm / 18U College Prep 6:30pm

Week of March 15th - Spring Break - Player testing and video analysis will occur for both AAA and College Prep throughout the week. If a player is away for Spring Break then alternative arrangements will be made.

Week of March 23rd - Regular practices will commence for both College Prep and AAA

April - League schedule to start.

College Prep league schedule can be found here.

AAA Schedule can be found here.

April 16th to 19th 18U AAA Only - Best of the West Tournament in Kamloops (note will likely include day games on the Thursday and Friday so players will have to schedule around school)

 
About Midget

About the 18U Division

KMBA has three programs for Midget Baseball, the 18U AA (House) programming and the 18U AAA/College Prep (rep) program.

18U AA

KMBA will form teams based on the number of players registered. In the past this has ranged from 2-3 teams each year.

The teams will be balanced and play in the Okanagan Interlock League. Games are normally on the weekends with double headers starting at the end of April and travel is usually balanced between an even number of home and away games in the Okanagan (re: Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton). These teams will practice (one early time and one later time) on Monday nights.

In addition, there will be an option for those players who want to play more competitively and into the summer. The 18U AA summer head coach will evaluate players in the spring and indentify those players interested in playing competitively by their skill level and interest. These players will then get additional practice time during the week on Wednesday nights or potentially play a game that night in the local men's league.

In June tryouts will be held for any player that is interested in playing summer baseball. This team does incurr additional fees for a uniform kit, tournament costs, coach travel, etc. The team will play through the month of July and early August.

18U AAA/College Prep

The 18U AAA and College Prep teams are KMBA's elite programs for midget age players. They play in a single season league against teams from across the Province. Evaluations for this program occur in March with practices and games starting at the end of March. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday nights with games taking place on both Saturday and Sunday until the beginning of August.

 
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