News and Announcements
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
Crosstown Rec C1 Playoffs 2020 * Friday, Aug 10 & Wed Aug 12 – rainouts
All Semi -Finals & Finals are C1 & C2 are 9 innings & start at 6:30PM
Tuesday, Aug 4th
*6:45 PM Tisdall PK SW 1st Big Dirty vs 8th Dirty Oars
6:45 PM Tisdall Pk NE 4th Stellar Jays vs 5th Angry Stuffed Animals
6:45 PM Columbia Pk NE 2nd Sons of Pitches vs 7th Mooseknucklers
6:45 PM Gordon Pk NE 3rd Got The Runs vs 6th Pitch Slap*
Thurs Aug 6th
6:30 PM Columbia PK NE 2nd vs 3rd
6:30 PM Gordon Pk SW 1st vs 4th
*Mon Aug 10th 6:30 PM Gordon Pk SW FINAL *
Crosstown Rec C2 Playoffs 2020 Friday, Aug 10 & Wed Aug 12 – rainouts
Seeds 1st & 2nd from League play get 1st round bye
All Semi -Finals & Finals in C1 & C2 are 9 innings & start at 6:30PM
*Wed Aug 5th
6:45 PM Columbia Pk NE 3rd Jinn X vs 6th Reality
6:45 PM Rupert C 4th Git Outta Here! vs 5th Diamond Dawgs*
Mon Aug 10
- 6:30 PM Columbia Pk NE 2nd Kids in the Hole vs 3rd
6:30 PM Gordon Pk NE 1st Inside Heat vs 4th*
Tues Aug 11 6:30 PM Gordon Pk NE FINAL
Crosstown Rec D Playoffs 2020 *
Semi-Finals & Final are 9 innings.
Sun Aug 9th
*11:00 AM Riverway #1 3rd Pilots vs 6th Dirty Mitts
11:00 AM Riverway #4 4th Grass Stains vs 5th Angry Pirates
12:20 AM Riverway #1 1st East Van Drivers vs 8th Awesome Cats
12:20 AM Riverway #4 2nd S Van Sluggers vs 7th Rum Runners
Re-seed 1-4 Re-seed 1-4
1:45 PM Riverway #1 1st vs 4th
1:45 PM Riverway #4 2nd vs 3rd
3:10 PM Riverway #1 FINAL
Coaches: Schedules, Standings, Permits, Covid & Playing Rules are all on the web now…
*The winning team or Home team if a tie – can enter score online …
Note: The ‘no tag’ rule is out & now back to the old standard rules.
Mats can be either size – 40 by 22" or 36 by 24" and black or orange.
Game balls (5) are at Abbies Sports or I have some in my car. I umpire mostly at Rupert & live at Boundary & Hastings.
Umpire No-show at 604 525 3094.
All rainouts or rescheduling to go thru Mike as we must ok the available date & field.
Open Field Times & dates & fields now on the web.
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.