News and Announcements
Note – all games Sun Jun 27th are at Gordon Pk NE 1:00 -6:30 pm not WC or at S Memorial NW 1-8pm .
Below is the latest BC Gov update and means no adult outdoor softball at this time… We will have to wait & see if & when they change their rules… but Leagues have told them they need lots of lead time or it cannot happen. If the VPB suddenly announces that fields are open & team sports are allowed… then we need time to schedule, get permits & insurance, equipment, collect team fees and pay VPB fees. As usual they seem to not be very empathetic to league concerns.
As a Crosstown update only 2 teams from 2019 have replied as a no-go. 5 of 6 B teams are ok . All 2020 teams from Rec C & D are good to go.
We have 2021 Covid rules ready to go and will keep all coaches informed as to new rulings or timelines etc
March 2021 update BC Government
The PHO has amended the gathering and events order. Up to 10 people can gather outdoors. For example:
• Up to 10 people can gather at a park or beach
• Up to 10 people can gather in the backyard of a residence
Do not gather with several groups of new people. Stick to the same people. Continue to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing.
All restrictions for indoor gatherings remain in place. No indoor gatherings of any size are allowed.
Adult indoor and outdoor team sports
Indoor and outdoor organized team sports for people 22 years of age and older are prohibited. These include:
• Basketball cheerleading Combat sports Floor hockey Floor ringette Road hockey Ice hockey Ringette
• Martial arts Netball Team skating Soccer Volleyball Indoor bowling Lawn bowling Curling
• Lacrosse Hockey Ultimate Rugby Football Baseball Softball
While restrictions are currently in place related to adult team sports, some indoor and outdoor sports and activities, including drills and training activities, are permitted with a reduced number of participants:
• 2 people may engage in indoor sports with one another
• 10 people may engage in outdoor sports with one another
In both cases, participants must maintain a distance of 3 metres from one another unless everyone lives in the same private residence.
Crosstown Playoffs 2020
Rec C1 Champions – The Mooseknucklers
Rec C2 Champions – Jinn X
Rec D Champions – East Van Drivers
To all coaches: AS at June 29/2020 we have our SPN Insurance & registration! Coaches may now add players & VPB permit pending. Will put both on web asap.
As at June 27th all teams have at least 10 ACTIVE players on the SPN roster so please DO NOT add any more players until we given the green light – meaning we have Insurance . If you do then they will be pending & hold up the process!
We will email all coaches at that time & then coaches can ADD new players.
Today is Jun 25 2020 & we may have games Thurs Jul 2nd OK we have a GO!! but this could change!! today is Jun 25 2020 & we may have games Thurs Jul 2nd
At this date we need to feel out our 2020 teams and see where we go from here… Vancouver is now a go at July 1st but awaits BC phase 3 ok from the BC Gov … . VPB still not sure about washrooms or POP’s or cleaning or garbage etc etc Burnaby Parks backtracking & may open in July!!
Understand that we must let the VPB know about fields asap and that we probably will only have fields to Aug 13th the same as every year UNLESS other user groups do NOT book their usual fields in August… and that all BC Gov/ City Vcr/VSUA/SPN covid rules (to follow) must be adhered to …
Note too that Montgomery Field is closed for summer renovations .. and as lately we may lose Strathcona altogether!!! At this point everything is in the air & on hold… everyone I have talked to very frustrated with all the red tape, uncertainty and excessive guidelines.
VSUA also have Covid guidelines that state basically Umpires do not contact anything!
No Rec B, Rec C1 – 9 teams, C2 – 5 teams and Rec D – 9 teams.
2020 Season: We can go ahead with a shortened ½ season – 8 league games weekdays & playoffs:
Rec C will play weekdays 2 games per week – Monday to Fridays – the weeks of July 2 & 3rd (1 game) to July 30th (4 weeks) and playoffs from Aug 4th to 10th or 12th possibly nightly .. I will also try to extend this a week…
Rec D will be on Sundays July 5,12,19 & 26th and playoffs on Sunday, Aug 9th… at TBA maybe Gordon Pk
Regardless of options we will need to know if you are NOT in this year or get at least $500 by June 20th and you are in … the full amount of fees by TBA … best by E-Interac but cash or checks accepted by a meet-up…
League fees would include SPN Umpires for all games, fields, 5 game balls, SPN insurance ($95) & rule books and admission to our TeamPages App.
We need to know asap if your team is NOT in… otherwise will expect at least the $500 by June 20th… note also we have 2 outside- our- league teams on hold wanting to play … it may come down to first paid, first in
All Rec C & D teams – new & old – have a $100 team bond for 2020.
Umpires (VSUA) also have Covid guidelines in place & basically will be NO contact with anything – including balls & bats.
Notes: Also we will go with a 36" by 24" mat or the SPN 40” by 22” rubber mat at home instead of the Home Plate for this year. Can be black or yellow. Umpires will need this to make calls at Home easier – as Umps aren’t sure where they will be situated at Home! I’m sure all teams will have lotsa wipes, toiletries and perhaps gloves for sharing bats and will have read the league, BC Gov & SPN Covid-19 guidelines.
Note: As at June 10th – Vancouver parks closed to Jun 14th but practice only Jun 15 to Aug 31st … Burnaby fields closed to Sep 5/20… All related links below… also SPN has 2020 Covid guidelines in place.