Athabasca Minor Ball Association would like to formally inform you that registration for the upcoming 2021 baseball season is now open!
Last season was lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent shut down of minor sports and community gatherings. Although some of the restrictions have not yet been fully lifted, the provincial government has opened up participation in youth sports to some degree. Under the current provincial guidelines, indoor practices for youth sports to a maximum of 10 participants (coaches included) are allowed to take place. We have completed set-up of the batting cage and have full access to the arena at the Athabasca Multiplex until we can move outside once weather permits. All we need now are participants and a few coaches/parents to get the season off the ground.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of what restrictions may remain in place this season, Athabasca minor ball has taken the proactive approach to offering an opportunity to participate this season at a 50% discounted rate from last year for the “A” (community) division this season:
“A” Baseball is discounted 50% from last season!
Rally Cap (2014-2016) $47.50
Rookie ( 2012-2013) $62.50
11U (2010-2011) $87.50
13U (2008-2009) $87.50
15U (2006-2007) $112.50
18U (2002-2005) $112.50
"A" Softball is discounted 50% from last season!
U10 (2011-2012) $62.50
U12 (2009-2010) $75.00
U14 (2007-2008) $87.50
U16 (2005-2006) $87.50
U19 (2001-2004) $112.50
These fees cover all costs for participation in “A” baseball/softball this season. It will provide 2 practices per week (indoors until we can move outside), all game costs (if restrictions allow), a hat, and player/team pictures (if restrictions allow).
Athabasca Minor Ball has taken this approach in the hopes that we can get back to some sort of normalcy in our day to day lives. We are hopeful that the reduced rates make it financially realistic for families to be involved and we want to provide an opportunity for kids to come out and be kids again.
We are also excited about attempting to get a “AA” baseball program off the ground. The commitment level for “AA” baseball is much higher than “A” ball and the season typically runs through the end of July as opposed to the end of June. A typical “AA” baseball season consists of as many as 25 games, played usually on weekends. It has been arranged for this season that any “AA" teams from Athabasca can play in the Edmonton zone division. This would include the associations within the City of Edmonton along with St Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park and many other surrounding communities.
"AA" Baseball fees
11U (2010-2011) $250.00
13U (2008-2009) $250.00
15U (2006-2007) $300.00
18U (2003-2005) $300.00
These fees would include 2-3 practices per week (indoors until we can move outside), all game costs (if restrictions allow), a hat, and player/team pictures (if restrictions allow). There may be some other costs that may be incurred (team jackets, tournament entry fees, etc) but those will be reviewed as the programs begin.
With the ongoing concern regarding Covid-19, there is no guarantee that things will be exactly the way they were. However, we are trying to do all we can to provide an opportunity for kids and families to participate in youth sports and attempt to bring some normalcy back to our day to day lives.
We hope to see you out on the diamond!
Athabasca Minor Ball Association