The 2021 baseball season is almost upon us.
Yes, the Prince George Youth Baseball Association is committed to a season of learning baseball and having fun this summer. Whether it is a season of practices, games, or some combination, the current safety protocols for COVID-19 allow this favourite athletic pastime to go ahead here in Prince George.
Registration has been open throughout spring and hundreds of boys and girls in all age categories have already signed up to be part of this season’s batting, throwing and catching – whatever that may look like as we build our skills but maintain safety at the same time.
“Don’t miss out, if the young baseball fans in your family want to play this season,” said PGYBA Registrar Amanda Langevin. “We didn’t get to play a season last year, but there will be baseball this summer. As it stands right now, we are ready to give the kids a full-value season no matter what health measures are needed.”
The age brackets (with birth years and registration prices) are:
5U (Blastball), 2015-2016 – $90
7U (Coach Pitch), 2014-2015 – $90
9U (Tadpole), 2012-2013 – $150
11U (Mosquito), 2010-2011 – $200
13U (PeeWee), 2008-2009 – $210
15U (Bantam), 2006-2007 – $225
18U (Midget), 2003-2005 – $225
The season starts in mid-May, depending on the weather and how that affects the condition of the fields. It closes in connection with the last day of school.
“We always end the regular House League season when the school year ends, so families can enjoy all their summer plans together, but the kids get to go outside, make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and have some fun developing their skills at a game they can enjoy the rest of their lives,” said Langevin. “I think after a long winter and all the concerns over COVID that kept us inside for so long, this is something positive for the kids to enjoy.”
The deadline for registration is April 22 at midnight. All registration can be done online, 24 hours a day, at the association’s website. Contact information is also available there.