Return to Baseball Update – March 22

EABA diligently follows all Alberta Health Services and Baseball Alberta guidelines and restrictions as they are update.

MARCH 22nd, 2021 UPDATE

– NO CHANGES FROM MARCH 8th

Due to no restrictions changes, Baseball Alberta has made the decision to push the start date for all A, AA, and AAA seasons to the May 8th weekend.

To view the official Return to Baseball Document click HERE – Documents are updated to reflect the latest guidance as of March 22nd.
*Document will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Step 2 for Youth and Collegiate Sport and Recreation Activities

Mandatory restrictions – Provincewide – Revised March 8

Eligible participants include:

  • Youth 18 years old and under
  • Members of a collegiate or university athletic program, if over 18 years old
  • Coaches or trainers

Note: 19 Year olds ARE NOT permitted to participate in youth team sport activities until current restrictions are lifted.

School and team sport activities are permitted

Children and youth will be allowed to participate in limited school and team sport activities.

  • Lessons, practices and conditioning activities are allowed for indoor and outdoor, team-based, minor sports/activities and school athletics.
  • Games are not allowed.
  • All participants must be 18 years old or younger, except coaches or trainers.

One-on-one training is permitted

  • One-on-one training with a fitness trainer or coach is allowed, with restrictions.
  • Sessions have to be scheduled or by appointment. No drop-in or groups allowed.

Safety requirements:

  • One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others and there must be a minimum of 3 metres distance between sessions in the same facility.
  • Trainers must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
  • Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer. No interaction between clients or between trainers is allowed
  • ‘Cycling through’ multiple trainers (as in circuit training) is not permitted.
  • Maximum of 10 total individuals, including all coaches, trainers, and participants.
    • A playing surface (for example, arena, field, court or swimming pool) may be occupied by more than one youth group, as long as 3-metres of physical distancing can be maintained between groups of 10 and the groups do not intermingle.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained between participants at all times:
    • 3-metres physical distance for indoor activities
    • 2-metres physical distance for outdoor activities
    • Coaches or trainers may enter physical distancing space for brief interactions with participants (for example, to correct form or technique)
  • Participants must be masked at all times, except during the training activity. Coaches and trainers must remain masked at all times.
  • Access to change rooms mist be limited, including accelerated arrival and departure, emergencies (for example, first aid) and washroom use.

For more information from the Government of Alberta, click HERE