2020 SPBA Season Cancelled
The Sun Parlour Baseball Association (SPBA) remains committed to the safety of the baseball community. SPBA Board has voted to cancel the Rep season for all our Local Member Associations effective immediately. This decision will be in effect up to and including Monday September 7th.
As such, this cancellation covers all SPBA sanctioned games and all Tournaments scheduled within the SPBA.
Local Associations are encouraged to return to practice/train if they wish to do so. We feel that this can be a more controlled set of circumstances than the game environment. Practice can also accommodate fewer numbers of participants than games. Accordingly, a Return to Practice is permitted. Local Associations must however ensure adherence to Provincial and Municipal legislation and restrictions as it relates to the stages of reopening, gathering sizes and park and permit availability and usage.
Local Associations and their respective teams insured through Baseball Ontario must also use the Baseball Ontario “Return to Baseball” COVID-19 Guidelines and follow the framework to establish minimum standards and protocols within their own jurisdiction.
SPBA Member Organizations are strongly recommended to develop their own specific written policies and operating protocols and have them approved by their own board of directors. Such policies and protocols must be compliant with Baseball Ontario’s guidelines together with municipal and provincial legislation and COVID-19 specific policies issued by the government and local public health authorities.
We continue to support any SPBA Local Associations in their decision to cancel baseball programs for the 2020 season. We are aware that many SPBA Members have already cancelled some of their programs for this year and each Local Association will need to evaluate what is in their best interest for the remainder of 2020.
On behalf of the SPBA, we take great pride to ensure the health and welfare of all our players, coaches, parents, umpires, fans and volunteers.
2020 local association classification.
LaSalle, Tecumseh, and Leamington
Amherstburg, Belle River, Essex and Kingsville
Woodslee and Harrow
1.) A local association can move teams up classification on a team basis.
2.) A local association can not move teams down classification on a team basis.
3.) The SPBA Executive will review and alter team classification on a team basis if needed.