2020 Rep and Select Team Tryout Dates

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

We are currently confirming our rep and select team tryout dates for the 2020 season. All dates will be posted HERE Please fill out the pre-registration form at the bottom of the page. We encourage you to contact the person noted to make sure they are aware of your interest to tryout. If you are interested in learning the difference between our Rep and Select progams, we have an informative high level summary available here. Be sure to check back …

2022 House League Registration is Open

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

We are pleased to announce that 2022 registration is now available at this TeamSnap link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/299862 Information about registration rates, game nights, and parks can be found in the attached information sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T5pRSqS1UWo18_EYmJ1O8fIcOzyPiie-/view?usp=sharing Bloordale is planning on a normal season. As we will be following all provincial and Baseball Ontario guidelines, we may be required to adjust schedules and to implement vaccination verification.  We will continue to monitor these protocols closely and evaluate any impact to our planned season. Where the mandates …

Bloordale Volunteers Recognized at the Etobicoke Baseball AGM

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Two Bloordale volunteers were recognized at the Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Annual General Meeting, held virtually on November 16. Sam Flynn won the EBA Senior Umpire of the Year award.  Sam is a former Bloordale baseball player, who began umpiring when he was 13.  In 2018  Sam also won the EBA Junior Umpire of the Year award. When presenting the award, EBA President Patrick McConnell noted that Sam is always working hard to improve his skills by analyzing his performance after …

Volunteers Recognized at the Bloordale AGM

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

It was a good night if your name was Dave at the Bloordale Annual General Meeting, held virtually on November 9. Dave Kim won the first ever Bloordale Coach of the Year award.  Dave, who will be coaching the Bloordale 13U Rep A team in 2022, was recognized by a steady stream of parents and coaches for his emphasis on player development, fair play, and commitment. As the team manager Lisa Au noted, Dave’s coaching style is something that the players …

Parking at Millwood Diamonds

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Parking is always at a premium in the area around Millwood #1 and #2.  Parking is available on the south side of the street along Silverthorne Bush Drive and along adjacent streets. We ask all parents, guardians, and other spectators to not park in the parking spots of the apartments next to Millwood #2.  These are the apartments on the corner of Markland Drive and Silverthorne Bush Drive. The parking in these apartment lots are assigned to the building residents …

Bloordale Baseball house league will start in early July

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

After much delay, we are pleased to announce that the season will take place this summer!  Here are the details: Last opportunity to sign up or cancel – if you would like to register, you can still sign up at https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/252072 before Wednesday June 16.  Alternatively, you can still request a full refund by that date. After that date, teams will be formed. Schedule – assuming the pandemic doesn’t throw any more curve balls, we are planning on running practices the first two weeks of …

Bloordale Baseball house league update

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale families, We wanted to give everyone an update on the status of house league play for the summer of 2021. Following  the recent reopening plans for the province, there continues to be uncertainty as to when organized youth baseball may be allowed.  We are very confident with our pandemic safety protocols, which Baseball Ontario and the Toronto Baseball Association is continuing to impress on government officials. We know that many families are anxious to resume activities for their children.  …

Bloordale Baseball House League Season Delayed

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the baseball season for all divisions (youth and women) has been delayed from the usual May opening. The Bloordale executive is closely monitoring the situation, and will continue to follow all safety guidelines established by the various levels of government, and Baseball Ontario. It is unknown at this time when the season may start.  We know that players and parents are anxious for a return to the diamond.  We will send …

Susanne Reis – Bloordale Baseball 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

A highlight of every year-end Annual General Meeting is to recognize some of the many deserving Bloordale volunteers.  Despite having to cancel the 2020 baseball season, we thought it only fitting to recognize an outstanding community volunteer. Susanne Reis is well known by families who have played 9U (Rookie) and before that 7U (T-Ball) over the past five years.  As house league convenor, she has devoted countless personal hours making sure things are ‘just right’. As Susanne remembers: Back in …

2021 House League Registration is Open

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale Baseball is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 house league season.  Players can be registered using this TeamSnap registration form: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/252072 Given the cancelled 2020 house league season, and the current pandemic, our intention was to keep rates flat year over year.  However our Baseball Ontario insurance carrier now requires vulnerable sector checks (that is, police checks) for all baseball league volunteers.  While these checks will provide an additional level of comfort and security, …

SEASON UPDATE – HOUSE LEAGUE SEASON CANCELLED, UMPIRE CLINICS

In Bloordale Baseball News by Edward Unger

Hello Bloordale Families, Below is a COVID-19 update that was e-mailed to all players registered with Bloordale for the 2020 season. House League It is with deep regret that we have to inform you of the cancellation of our 2020 house league season, including women’s slow-pitch.  The City of Toronto and the TDSB will not be issuing any permits for use of their facilities until at least the end of June. We will monitor the situation closely and hope that …