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Summer baseball registration underway

By Don Fennell

Published 11:02 PDT, Fri June 26, 2020

There won’t be any formal games, but baseball is in the on-deck circle.

Having submitted a Return to Play plan, the Richmond City Baseball Association Chuckers tweeted Thursday it will be holding player registrations for summer programming until midnight July 1. The goal is to begin on-field participation by July 6.

Not all players will be invited to take part, however. The Chuckers explained on their Twitter account that its board of directors had to make a “very difficult” decision to not include the youngest age groups (5U to 7U) due to social distancing concerns. But, they added, they were looking forward to seeing the smiling faces return in the spring of 2021.

In adhering to Baseball BC and BC Minor Baseball Return to Play plans, all Chuckers sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 athletes, two coaches and one parent. As well, participation will be limited to training and development sessions.

“The decision to return to play was not made lightly by the board,” the Chuckers tweet reads. “Of utmost importance, of course, is the safety of our members and their families. As such, our Return to Play plan contains numerous health and safety guidelines.”

Questions about registration may be addressed to registrar@richmondcitybaseball.ca

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