Newton Canadian Baseball Association in co-operation with the Public Health Office, viaSport, Baseball BC, BC Minor Baseball and the City of Surrey have updated Return to Play (RTP) guidelines for the batting cages for Newton Canadian Baseball at Unwin Park.
October AGM was held with the following executive positon up for re-election. The following individuals have been elected:
Ryan Hall is now President.
Kellie Simicak is now 1st Vice President.
Beverly Hudym is now 2nd Vice President.
Jerry Barr is now Treasurer.
Maureen Gorst is now Secretary.
Thanks to these folks (and those outgoing) who have volunteered their time and experience to help the association!
I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy!
Last week BC Minor Baseball provided all related associations with its Return to Play (RTP) plan. The plan is onerous yet workable. Last night we met as an executive and reviewed the guidelines. The guidelines in basic form require all kids to stay home if sick, physically distance at two meters, maintain a sanitized environment and this must be monitored by coaches. BC Minor Baseball also requires new waivers for liability. It is clear that this will be a lot of risk to put on a volunteer coach for kids who may have a hard time adhering to the rules. For kids involved in tadpole or under we have made the hard decision to cancel baseball for the season.
We are currently canvassing coaches in Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget to determine what interest we have in forming teams. We will advise of next steps for these divisions as we progress through the BC Minor Baseball phased return system. We have an NCBA-RTP plan and are submitting it for approval.
We would like to take this time to thank you for all your patience as we navigate the pandemic and make the best decisions we can with the information as it comes to us.
On behalf of your NCBA executive,
Mr. Ryan Hall
1st Vice President
June 19, 2020
Please find below the relevant waiver and compliance forms from BC Minor Baseball. These need to be completed for coaches and players.
Thanks, your NCBA Executive Team.
Please find the attached Pandemic RTP plan for NCBA. Any concerns or questions please contact Ryan Hall at the email link on the contacts page.
Congratulations to our Surrey Newton PeeWee AA team on their dramatic win at the 2018 BC provincials. As Provincial Champions they are representing us as Team BC at a major tournament in San Diego.
Both Surrey Newton Rep teams acquitted themselves well at the weekend's Valley of Champions Tournament in Kelowna. PeeWee AA capped off a dominant tournament performance by beating Abbotsford in the finals while the Bantam AA fell just short against a strong Prince George side.
In a tight back and forward game a sac bunt and suicide squeeze at the top of seven sealed the deal! The merged Surrey / Newton Midget AA Mets bested a strong North Shore team in the final game of spring. A great way to end the season and for the aged out players to finish their tenure at the Club. Shimpachi "Patch" Meta will be returning to Japan after three years with the club.
Newton Timbers won the Tier 2 Championship yesterday 8-7!
Tied going into bottom of 7th, with 2 outs and 2 strikes on him, Thomas Reidy hit the winning single down 3rd base to score the runner from 2nd capping a brilliant team performance and beating a strong Cloverdale team..
The kids all did fantastically well playing 6 games in the playoffs and winning the last 5 in a row to cap off the spring season.
Many thanks to John Volken and Price Pro for their ongoing support of the club
Johnsen Archer steps up again sponsoring two teams
Huge thanks to BC Diesel for their support
After a steaming hot weekend in Kelowna the joint PeeWee AA team with Surrey went 6 and 0 and emerged victorious in the Valley of Champions tournament in Kelowna with victories over teams from Alberta, Vernon, Victoria, COMBA, Penticton and West Kelowna.