Nelson Baseball

2020 Nelson Baseball Spring Season Cancelled

May 13, 2020

Dear Nelson Baseball Families,

It is with a heavy heart that the Nelson Baseball Association has made the decision to cancel our Spring Baseball Season. With the continued uncertainty around the timelines to get scheduled and back on the Nelson Fields, as well as waiting for guidelines from BC Baseball as to what baseball could look like when we do get back, we have run out of time to make the season happen.

Refunds

Your online payment will be refunded back to your method of payment in the coming 3-4 weeks, minus a 5% 3rd party online processing fee. There are over 100 refunds to process please be patient as we begin this process with Sports Engine. For the very few that had to make payment outside Sports Engine we will be making alternate arrangements with you.

Fall Baseball

We are planning to offer a fall ball season from September to the middle of October. As a plan is developed we will contact you with more information. Expect to hear from us by the middle of August. Minors will play at Lions Park and Majors and older will play at Queen Elizabeth if we can complete a major renovation on that field this summer.

Thank you for your patience in awaiting our decision and have a safe spring and summer season.

Sincerely,

Dwane Sorenson, President
Nelson Baseball Association

2020 Registration Flyer

Nelson Baseball 2020 Registration Flyer

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April update

2020-04-03 1:33pm

The Nelson Baseball Association along with others in the West Kootenay Association have delayed the start of the season following the recommendation of BC Baseball and Little League Canada.

The projected start date for this season will be May 11th which is 2-3 weeks behind our normal scheduled start date. We are optimistic that the health of our communities has turned a corner in the next few weeks and we can host a shortened season.

As soon as we receive guidance from BC Baseball and Little League Canada, we will email all registered players and post an update on our website and Facebook page. Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Dwane Sorenson, President
Nelson Baseball Association

Nelson Baseball

Welcome to the 2020 Nelson Baseball Season

It is with great pleasure that our Executive welcomes you to another season of baseball. The mandate of the Nelson Baseball Association is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for players, coaches, and parents; and to continue to upgrade our aging infrastructure. Your childs development will include learning fielding and batting skills, the rules and strategy of baseball, but also important life skills such as fair play and good sportsmanship. Our goal is for the kids to enjoy playing baseball and to be excited to return the following year.

I would like to begin by highlighting some of the exciting upgrades we have made to our Lions Park and Queen Elizabeth Park baseball fields.

At Lions Park, we completed a two year capital project program undertaken with the goal of creating a safer setting and a better spectator experience. Spectator bleachers were installed in 2018 and protective fencing and a backstop canopy in 2019. These projects were made possible by a corporate donation and a Columbia Basin Trust grant.

At Queen Elizabeth Park, we have undertaken a large, multi-year capital project to transform a long-neglected facility into a safe and modern sports complex that will serve Nelson and adjacent communities for many years to come. In 2019, we completed the outfield fence and installed utility poles to extend the protective netting behind the backstop to first base. Our project has been supported by generous corporate donations (cash and in-kind), grants and a momentous effort by one particular Board member. Our fundraising program is ongoing with the goal of completing the project in 2021.

There is a tremendous amount of work involved in running a successful baseball program. In addition to an experienced coaching staff, we need assistant coaches, volunteers to help with score-keeping, field maintenance, social media posting, etc. Please note where you can help out on the registration form or speak with your child’s coach when the season begins.

Most of all, thank you to the parents for getting their kids to practices and games on time, and for driving the teams to away games. Remember, we are all volunteers working to give each child a positive experience in a sport we love. Without your help we would not have a successful baseball program in Nelson. Thank you to all our sponsors and we look forward to seeing you at the fields.

Sincerely,

Dwane Sorenson, President
Nelson Baseball Association

 
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Nelson Baseball Association
PO Box 886
Nelson, BC Canada
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