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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

 

KMBA is dedicated to welcoming every youth in Kamloops who wants to play baseball. No child should not play baseball simply because a family cannot make the financial commitment. We are pleased to offer financial assistance to those families who wish to enroll their child in baseball, but are facing financial difficulties.

Updated for the 2020 Spring Season here is how to proceed with registering a player with Third Party Funding. Please note KidSport now supports Kamloops Minor Baseball.

Step 1: DECIDE WHICH THIRD PARTY FUNDING YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR.

Whether you receive funding assistance from your Christian School, First Nations Band, etc, or you are applying for funding from Kamloops KidSport, Canadian Tire Jumpstart or another third party payer, you must investigate how long it will take to be approved for funding and begin this application process early. Many third party funding options require 6-8 weeks from receipt of completed application, to approving and suppling funding to the association.

Click Here for list of division fees, 13u and up additional fees, late fees, and withdrawal policy. Payments are to be sent to Kamloops Sports Council.

Step 2: REGISTER FOR KAMLOOPS MINOR BASEBALL

Complete a Kamloops Minor Baseball paper registration form and get it to the Kamloops Sports Council Office. On paper & in person, or print from home and email or fax! The Registration form will be held by Kamloops Sports Council, but player registration will not be confirmed until funding has been approved and/or received. Registration forms submitted on or after March 1st WILL BE subject to the $50.00 late fee penalty.

EMAIL or FAX: see link in side bar to the right for downloadable form ->

IN PERON:

Kamloops Sports Council: Unit 101 - 1550 Island Parkway, Kamloops, B.C

Click here for hours, directions, and phone number.

EMAIL: info@kamloopssportscouncil.com FAX: 250 828 3599

Step 3: FOLLOW -UP

Once you are assured that you have fully completed BOTH of the above, the onus is on the registering parent or guardian to follow-up with the third party payer in regards to the status of their request. Kamloops Minor Baseball will notify families WHEN funding has been approved and the player has been entered into the registration system by Kamloops Sports Council. Players WITHOUT a confirmed registration CANNOT be placed on a team or take the field for insurance purposes.

FUNDING MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE APRIL 1ST OR REGISTRATION WILL BE DENIED.

Web Links:

Kamloops KidSport application: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/kamloops/

Canadian Tire Jumpstart application: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/apply

HARDSHIP FUNDING

In the event a player is DENIED 3rd Party funding through the above listed methods, they may apply for KMBA Hardship funding. To be considered for a full or partial fee waiver, please contact the KMBA President, in confidence, and provide the following information:

  1. Name and date of birth of Child, name of Parent/Guardian, Address, Phone Number, and e-mail address;
  2. Explanation of the special circumstances that require consideration for financial assistance; and
  3. What applications you have made to external agencies for financial assistance and the outcome of those

KMBA contact details required for the above agencies:

Kamloops Minor Baseball Association

Chris Balison, President

104-1665 Island Parkway, Kamloops BC, V2B 0H7

president@kamloopsminorbaseball.ca

 
2020 Registration Form

1. Download

2. Print

3. Complete form

4. Provide to Kamloops Sports Council via: office drop off, Email or Fax

2020 Registration Form - General.pdf

 
2020 Rally Cap Coaching

FOR RALLYCAP Division ONLY

Along with filling out the above registration form
This Waiver Must be filled out

2020 Registration Rally Cap Supplemental.pdf