We are thrilled to announce that we will be playing baseball this summer! There’s a lot of info here, so please read all the way to the end.
Here’s what you need to know about how the Ontario government’s re-opening plan and how Baseball Ontario’s return-to-play protocols applies to us at Wexford Agincourt Baseball League.
Starting around June 14 (Stage 1 reopening)
- We are aiming to begin practices only on June 14 (or whenever Stage 1 starts) but it is dependent on the City of Toronto issuing permits for the parks. We will keep you updated!
- We will be allowed to have a maximum of 10 people gatherings for practices (maximum 9 players and 1 coach). This complies with the Stage 1 outdoor gathering rules. Physical distancing of 6 ft between players/coaches will be maintained.
- Players will be grouped into practice squads during Stage 1 where coaches will run a variety of baseball drills. Players are expected to have their own glove and helmet and it is recommended that all players bring a mask.
- We’ll let you know the actual start date after the start date of Stage 1 is confirmed by the provincial government and we receive diamond permits from the City of Toronto. We’ve got our fingers crossed that it’ll be soon!
Starting around July 5 (Stage 2 reopening)
- Practices will be expanded to a maximum of 25 people (players and coaches combined) but game play will not yet be allowed (This follows Baseball Ontario’s return-to-play protocols). Actual start date will depend on when the provincial government allows Stages 2 to commence.
- All players must come to the park with a mask and their own sanitizer. We also recommend they have a field chair as Stage 2 (and Stage 3) rules do not allow us to use the dugouts.
Starting around July 26 (Stage 3 reopening)
- Game play will begin! If any protocols or recommendations change that allow us to begin sooner, we will.
- All players must come to the park with a mask and their own sanitizer. We also recommend they have a field chair as Stage 2 and Stage 3 rules do not allow us to use the dugouts.
What else you need to know
- Once game play begins, the season will look like past years – two games per week.
- However, due to lower registration numbers this year, all divisions will interlock with teams from other Scarborough leagues (who also face low registration this year). This means that some nights your player may play at a park you’re familiar with, and other nights, they may play at another league’s park in Scarborough. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people!
- Unlike past years, the season will run into September to get kids playing as much baseball as possible! Actual end date is TBD.
As you know, the dates of the reopening plan can change at any time. We’ll continue to share more details and information as soon as we have it!
We can’t wait to see you out at the diamond this summer!