News and Announcements

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Anyone who ordered TCA merchandise for the 2020 season will be issued a full refund through Olympian Sports, they have processed the refunds and should be available in next few business days. If you do not see the refund within a week contact Brady Hood with Olympian Sports bhood@olympiansports.ca.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update April 2nd, 2020
On behalf of Softball Saskatchewan and our Board of Directors, I would like to advise the
membership that Softball Saskatchewan is unfortunately further suspending all sanctioned activities
until Friday May 1st, 2020. This timeframe follows a recent decision by Softball Canada regarding
the suspension of their activities.
For clarity, suspension of softball activities means Softball Saskatchewan will not sanction any
organized activities including practices, player evaluations, games, or tournaments. Other events
include coaching clinics, umpire clinics and player development clinics and camps. By removing
sanctions, we will not cover any of these activities under our liability or personal injury policies until
such time when we resume organized softball. This applies to all member Associations and leagues.
Further, all Travel Permits previously issued for team travel during this timeframe are hereby
cancelled. We will be providing appropriate refunds to families registered for those programs
affected by this decision. In addition, we will make every effort to work with hosts and instructors
re-schedule those clinics and activities that are suspended due to this matter.
We encourage all our member Associations and leagues to continue to make plans in anticipation
that we will still be able to play softball this year. To that end we are moving back our Affiliation
deadline date to June 1st. Any other deadlines that fall within the suspension of activities
timeframes will be moved back to ensure no one misses out on any opportunities. Associations are
encouraged to send in their membership affiliations as they normally would, and we will only invoice
you if in fact we have a softball season in 2020. This will help us all to work through this should we
get back to playing softball this year. We encourage players and parents to be patient and still be
engaged with their local associations and leagues as they work through the impact of COVID-19 in
the hopes that local softball programs will still operate this year. In cooperation with Softball Canada
we are looking into trying to provide coaching clinics and umpire clinics in an online format. As we
get more information on this we will advise. We are trying to make efforts to adapt and be flexible
to assist our members by providing some programs in different formats than normal. However, we
still require proper approvals from a variety of agencies prior to proceeding.
We will continue to evaluate and monitor this situation and provide a further update to the
membership by April 15th at the latest regarding any further suspension of sanctioned
activities.
We want to wish everyone in the entire softball community in Saskatchewan and across Canada a
safe and productive time with family, friends, and co-workers.
Take care and stay safe,
Guy Jacobson
Executive Director

**** March 18 Update ****

Posted by Warman Minor Softball Association at Mar 18, 2020 1:48PM PDT
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Update March 18th, 2020

On behalf of Softball Saskatchewan and our Board of Directors, I would like to advise the membership that Softball Saskatchewan is further suspending all sanctioned activities until Tuesday April 14th, 2020. This timeframe follows a recent decision by Softball Canada regarding the suspension of their activities.
For clarity, suspension of softball activities means Softball Saskatchewan will not sanction any organized activities including practices, player evaluations, games, or tournaments. Other events include coaching clinics, umpire clinics and player development clinics and camps. By removing sanctions, we will not cover any of these activities under our liability or personal injury policies until such time when we resume organized softball. This applies to all member Associations and leagues. Further, all Travel Permits previously issued for team travel during this timeframe are hereby cancelled. We will be providing appropriate refunds to families registered for those programs affected by this decision. In addition, we will make every effort to work with hosts and instructors re-schedule those clinics and activities that are suspended due to this matter.
We encourage all our member Associations and leagues to continue to make plans in anticipation that we will still be able to play softball this year. We encourage players and parents to be patient and cooperate with their local associations and leagues as they work through the impact of this situation in the hopes that local softball programs will still operate this year. Currently, we are not entertaining any concessions or changes to existing softball rules and regulations. However, pending how this situation progresses, we will certainly look to adapt and be conscious of making changes to help our members.
We will continue to evaluate and monitor this situation and provide a further update to the membership in early April at the latest regarding any further suspension of sanctioned activities.
We want to wish everyone in the entire softball community in Saskatchewan and across Canada a safe and productive time with family, friends, and co-workers. As our sport relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers, we want to thank each one of you for your dedication, passion, and commitment to our sport, especially during this difficult time.
Take care,
Guy Jacobson Executive Director
Provincial Sport Governing Body for Fast Pitch, Slo-Pitch and Orthodox Softball (Affiliated with Softball Canada)

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On behalf of Softball Saskatchewan and our Board of Directors, I would like to advise the membership that effective immediately we are suspending all Softball Saskatchewan sanctioned activities until March 31st, 2020.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen our entire nation and the entire world react and address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Softball Saskatchewan programming in the areas of athlete, coach and umpire development programs are officially suspended until March 31st. We will begin the process of providing appropriate refunds to families registered for those programs affected by this decision. We will continue to evaluate and monitor this situation and provide a further update to the membership late next week regarding any further suspension of sanctioned activities. We hope you can appreciate our desire to further evaluate how this situation progresses and how future programs may be affected given the world’s landscape today.
This is not a decision that was made lightly; however, the health and safety of everyone involved in our sport was paramount in our decision-making process.
Thank you,
Guy Jacobson
Executive Director
Provincial

Information

Posted by Warman Minor Softball Association at Mar 12, 2020 6:55PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Softball Canada is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. We are in regular communication with Health experts and our Provincial/Territorial Association members. As this is a rapidly developing situation, we will provide updates on direct Softball Canada programming if there are any changes.

We will be sharing regular updates from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee, which is made up of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network. The link to those updates, which are expected to be updated every 2 days, is here:*

Currently there are no specific travel advisories for in-Canada travel. International travel advisories are as noted in the Update.

We also would like to bring your attention to the WBSC document on the subject, linked here:

Should you have specific questions for your local area, or your personal situation, we advise checking with your local health department or medical professional.