It’s with very heavy hearts that we write this update… please understand this decision wasn’t made easily, it involved a great deal of discussion amongst ourselves and our governing bodies. It has however become glaringly obvious to us all; some things are simply out of our control.
The City of Red Deer has made the difficult decision to include all outdoor recreation facilities in the previously announced indoor recreation facilities closures. The City of Red Deer has announced all baseball diamonds will be closed until June 30th, 2020 at the earliest. Given the duration of this closure and knowing it encompasses the entire Rec / House League season, RDMBA is cancelling our May - June Rec / House League season and issuing full refunds. This includes T-Ball, Rally Cap, Rookie (9U), 11U A, 13U A, 15U A and 18U A. We will begin issuing refunds today, and have them completed as soon as possible. Should your payment have been made by credit card it will be reversed and returned back to your credit card. If you registered your player using cash or cheque, you will receive your refund by cheque in the mail. This method of refund will take a bit longer, please be patient, we will do our best to get this to you as soon as possible. If your mailing address has changed or is different from what we would have on file please send us an email with your correct mailing address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Should this situation improve, and it becomes possible to create a modified Rec / House League season further into the summer / fall, we will do our very best to provide some level of baseball for our many disappointed players. If this opportunity presents itself, we will create a new online registration platform at that time and those that wish to register, can then do so. We will not use your current registration as a credit towards that as it is still very uncertain.
In regards to our Rep / AA and AAA Competitive season, we simply don’t have any further information at this time. Baseball Alberta is hopeful for a late start or modified season, but they are also at the mercy of this virus and its everchanging timeline. We will share all pertinent information with you as it becomes available to us.
For all 13U and 11U players that were participating in AAA / AA evaluations when the closures began, we hope to have more information in the coming weeks. We will relay information and any decisions made with you at that time.
As far as NCCP Coach Clinics and NUCP Umpire Clinics they are all cancelled until further notice. Baseball Canada is working on trying to offer these clinics in online versions and once we have more information, we will make that available to you.
We understand this doesn’t provide definitive dates or answers to some of your questions, however, we appreciate the emails and phone calls to our office remaining at a minimum as we simply don’t have anymore information than we are providing to you today.
Stay safe and healthy our RDMBA families, we look forward to the day we are all on the diamonds again…