June 15, 2021
Provincial restrictions have relaxed and we will be opening online registration from June 17th to July 1st. In person registration will be held at the Rosedale canteen on Friday June 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday June 19th from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Play will begin on July 12th.
Our focus as always will be on the health and safety of our players, coaches, officials and spectators. We will have enhanced playing protocols in place that are consistent with Provincial Covid-19 guidelines and Softball Ontario Return to Play guidelines. Flexibility, effective communication and lots of volunteers will be crucial if we are to succeed. We are going to need several coaches and volunteers per team.
A few changes we have already made:
- Effective in 2021 batting helmets will no longer be provided by the league. Each player will be required to use and control their own personal helmet at games and practices. Rosedale will sell our inventory of previously used helmets to registered players for $5.00.
- Team pictures will no longer be taken or included in the registration package. Options to provide spectators the opportunity to purchase “action photos” are being explored
The generosity of our sponsors helps Rosedale keep registration fees to a minimum. Thanks to: Rayacom, Councillor Sam Merulla, 100 Men Who Give A Damn, Hamilton Athletic Trust, Odyssey Hair Salon, Councillor Chad Collins, Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, Niko Apparel Systems, Aran Awards, Rotek, City of Hamilton - Easter Egg Hunt, Little Caesars, McMaster Women’s Fast Pitch Team, Sevitti Investigations, Food for Thought, JBC Paralegal, King's Landing, Handy Manny, T.Litzen Sports, and please remember to patronize our sponsors if/when you have the opportunity.
Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for upcoming events & details. Thanks for your continued support and let me know if you have any questions.
Always be safe@home,
John Haefele – President Rosedale Youth Softball