Q) How is COVID-19 affecting the 2020 season?
A) First and foremost, we hope that everyone is at home, safe, healthy and taking care of each other and yourselves. We are taking our direction from Baseball Ontario, The City of Thorold and Public Health. With this said, registration remains open as we need to be ready to start the season quickly if/when we get the all-clear. If the season is altered, amended or cancelled we will update registered players and provide updates and refund/credit notices.
If you are registered and have friends that are "waiting to see what is happening," please encourage them to register as again, we will need to move quickly, know our team numbers, confirm jersey orders and supplies and be agile to get started as quickly as possible.
Q) What age groups does Thorold Minor Baseball serve?
A) Thorold Minor Baseball runs programs for ages 4-18. In some special cases players aged 3 or 19 are permitted.
Q) Normally, when does the season start?
A) Our seasons usually begin the week after the May long weekend. Our start date is determined by a number of factors; weather, diamond conditions, timing of the May long weekend, The City of Thorold, Public Health, diamond availability etc.
Q) Does Thorold Minor Baseball accept multiple forms of payment for registration?
A) Yes, Thorold Minor Baseball will accept Visa, Mastercard or AMEX, E-Transfer, Cheque, ProKidz and Jumpstart through our online registration. In special cases we can accept cash however this is only in very special cases.
Q) Does Thorold Minor Baseball have a refund policy in the event I need to cancel my registration before or during the season?
A) Yes. With this said, if a refund is requested prior to the start of the season, their will be a 5% administration fee applied to the refund. Once the season has started, all refunds will be considered and decided on by the President/Vice-President of Thorold Minor Baseball, may be pro-rated and will be subject to a 5% administration fee applied to the refund.
Q) Are the Executive/Board members or coaches paid or volunteers?
A) Thorold Minor Baseball is a 100% volunteer run and led organization.
Q) What equipment does my player need and what equipment is provided by the leauge/team?
A) Your player will need a baseball glove, helmet (with proper face shield/gage for their division), baseball pants, protective jock/jill, non-metal baseball cleats (or outdoor running shoes for players 7 and under), a water bottle, and a bag for their equipment. The league will provide your team with a set of team baseball bats that are appropriate size and weight for your division, a uniform, a hat, baseballs, bases, pitching machine (where applicable), catchers equipment and first aid kits with each coach.
The league and teams do not provide extra helmets, water bottles or pants.
For those parents looking to purchase a bat for their player, please use this link as a guide: https://www.baseballmonkey.com/learn/baseball-bat-buying-guide
*Bat speed equals proper form which equals more success and power* A bat that is too heavy or long will do more harm then good.