May 3rd 2020,
To whom it may concern,
Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association will be having its AGM on June 14th 2020 VIA Zoom meeting at 6:00pm. Election of officers will take place at the end of the meeting. A link to Zoom will bee added to this page one week before the meeting.
We have been working very hard on getting ready to start our 2020 season. The official start date has yet to be announced, but could be in the next couple of weeks. We will update any new information as it becomes available. We realize many families have concerns, and we want to provide you with some guidelines of what will be expected this season. These are Alberni Valley Minor Association guidelines, and we are waiting for Softball BC Guidelines and Provincial Guidelines to be provided and approved before we can start softball activities. Registration is open until June 7th
AVMSA is pleased to announce that we are reopening registration for the delayed 2020 season. we are awaiting Softball BC guidelines for return to play and need to have each player, coach, helper and umpire sign a waiver before going on the field. Detailed guidelines will be posted as soon as they are released. We are anticipating to start early June! We will start with team practices for U10 to U19. The next phase will include U6/U8 team practices and start local games. We are very excited to give kids a safe environment to get out on the fields and have some fun! Register today! *Please note* Registration will only be open till June 7th on a first come first serve basis. Any late registrations will be put on a waiting list.
Just a reminder softball registration for the 2020 season is on until the end of March!
2020 Season Information:
Season starts April 20th and runs to June 20th!
u6 (2014/2015) Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
u8 (2012/2013) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8pm
u10 (2010/2011) Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
u12 (2008/2009) Tuesdays and Thursdays
Kids must have their own glove.
u10/u12/u14 must have a helmet with a cage.
u12 and up must wear ball pants.
Registration is open online at www.albernisoftball.com
All athletes registering must have a softball BC number, lifetime memberships can be purchased online at https://softball.bc.ca/member…/get-a-new-softball-bc-number/
The office (located at Echo fieldhouse) will be open for in person registration:
Thursday February 27th 6pm-8pm
Saturday March 7th 10am-2:00pm
Thursday March 12th 6pm-8pm
Saturday March 14th 10:00am-4:00pm
Any questions contact Sylvie Legare 250-735-7958 or email Sylvenator@hotmail.com
March 16, 2020
To: All Members of Softball B.C.
SOFTBALL BC ACTIVITIES IN LIGHT OF COVID – 19
Dear Softball BC Members
The pandemic all Canadians are dealing with continues to be a fluid situation, with changes and updates coming hourly.
Softball Canada has just announced they are suspending all related activities until April 14th
With the new guidelines in place, both from our national sport body and those introduced by the federal government,
we are suspending, immediately, all softball relate activities until May 1st, 2020.
Our board is committed to ensuring we provide thoughtful and appropriate actions to protect our members, and we had stated previously that we would follow the directives and guidelines of health authorities and sport governing bodies. In order to remain consistent to that commitment, we are today taking this next step to do our part in helping reduce the possible spread of the virus. We will continue to monitor all agencies and governing bodies, should the guidelines
change prior to May 1st, we will reassess our position.
Should you have any questions, or require more information, please direct your inquiry to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 604 371- 0302 ext. 6.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation throughout this crisis.
Rick Benson, Executive Director,
Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association is pleased to host the U16B Girls Softball BC Provincial Championships here in the Beautiful Alberni Valley at Echo Minor Field on July 10-12, 2020
There will be a Championships Program Booklet, Memorabilia and Clothing Order forms available soon. Please contact Tournament Director: Shannon Charlesworth at email@example.com for further information.
Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association
Unit E – # 108
4200 Wood Avenue, Port Alberni, BC
April 30, 2020
RE: 2020 Tournament Updates
To Whom It May Concern:
With restrictions to softball activities suspended until at least June 1st, 2020 we are needing to postpone many of our upcoming tournaments until the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are lifted and it is safe to proceed with activities.
We all await guidance from Softball BC and our Provincial Health Minister for information on the 2020 season. With the need to postpone U12C/U14C, U12B/U14B and the U19C Tournaments, we will be rescheduling these for later dates, and the teams that have already registered have the option to wait for the new dates to be announced and if the new dates don’t work you will be refunded. Or you may request a refund now if you wish. The U16B Tournament scheduled for June 5th – 7th, 2020 is still expected to proceed.
We look forward to having your teams enjoy our beautiful valley soon!
Alberni Valley Minor Softball Association
Softball - Make It Your Game
Alberni Valley Minor Softball offers a fun and inexpensive way to stay active and develop both sport and life skills. All you need is a glove, helmet (with a cage for U10 and up) and appropriate shoes - bats, balls, catchers gear and uniforms are provided. Pitchers must also have a field mask. If you are 5 years or older come join today.
Echo Minor Park - 4200 Wood Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7S6
Alberni Valley Minor Softball Office is located at Unit E - #108, 4200 Wood Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7S6
Please note new rule changes for this year in regards to equipment. These are changes that Softball BC has implemented and we have to comply with them.
2020 Softball Season Update
Our association takes direction from Softball BC, Softball Canada and the Provincial Health minister. Softball BC has extended the suspension of softball activities until June 1st 2020. At this point the season is still only postponed, and will review our refund/credit policies for all of our members once it is decided if the season will resume or is cancelled. We hope to have a full season, and will update with more information as it becomes available.
Recommendations of staying home, no gatherings outside of who lives in your home and keeping your physical distance is what we are asking softball families to follow! Let's work as a team to stop this threat together!
We would like to send our best wishes and thoughts out to our softball family, and hoping you stay safe and healthy!