TBA PLAYER RELEASE PROTOCOL:
Under the TBA constitution a player is properly registered with a local association team when the team
roster is signed by the player (if the player is younger than 18, by a parent) and then approved by the
TBA Registrar. The player’s playing rights remain with that local association team for the following
year if it continues to operate a team in the series for which the player’s age qualifies him/her. In
addition, should a player not register with a TBA club but play either professional baseball or with a
team that participates in a programme that is not under OBA jurisdiction, said player’s playing rights
remain with the TBA local association with which the player last registered.
If a player wishes to register with another team, it is necessary to obtain a release. To do so the player or
parent should prepare the TBA Player Release Form, which may be downloaded from this site. The form
should then be submitted to the President, Secretary or Registrar of the local association holding the
playing rights. It should be noted that managers and coaches are not authorized to approve releases,
except in the case of Senior teams.
If the release is approved, the form must be signed in the designated place (A) by the proper local
association authority and returned to the player/parent involved. This release should then be given to the
manager or coach of any new team with which the player wishes to register.
If the release request is denied, the form must be signed in the designated place (B) by the proper local
association authority and returned to the player/parent involved. The player/parent then has the right to
appeal the denial of the release request to the TBA President who will appoint a committee consisting of
a minimum of 3 members of the TBA Executive Committee to hear the appeal. If this TBA committee
also denies the request for release, the player/parent may appeal the decision to Baseball Ontario.
If a player released from a local association wishes to register with a team outside of Toronto, a further
release is required from the TBA.
Please Click the link below for the form if requiring a release or inquiring about the release policy
Player Release Policy and Form