COVID-19

Airdrie Girls Softball Updates

As COVID-19 continues to evolve, Airdrie Girls Softball Association (AGSA) will be providing organization updates here:

  • Our association, AGSA, plays Fastpitch in a larger girls fastpitch league that is run by the Calgary Minor Softball Association.
  • We are waiting for the Government of Alberta and Softball Alberta’s return to play protols for the 2021 season.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Airdrie Girls Softball wants to thank everyone for their continued patience as we try to navigate these very unusual times. Our board is in the process of working with Calgary Minor Softball to determine what the 2021 season will look like.

Although the Alberta Government has announced Step 1, our indoor gym space has not been opened to the public:

Step 1 of the AHS “Path Forward” comes into effect on Monday, February 8.  All other restrictions remain in place.  (Please consult with the facilities that you are planning on using, if & when they will be opening and what protocols they have in place for training as it may differ from what is listed below)

Team Sport Activities

  • Children and youth will be allowed to participate in limited team sport activities.
  • Lessons, practices and conditioning activities are allowed for indoor and outdoor, team-based, minor sports/activities.
  • Games are not allowed.
  • All participants must be 18 years old or younger, except coaches or trainers.
  • Maximum of 10 total individuals, including all coaches, trainers, and participants.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained between participants at all times:
    • 3-metres physical distance for indoor activities
    • 2-metres physical distance for outdoor activities
    • Coaches or trainers may enter physical distancing space for brief interactions with participants (for example, to correct form or technique)
    • Participants must be masked at all times, except during the training activity. Coaches/trainers/etc. must remain masked at all times.
    • Access to change rooms must be limited, including accelerated arrival and departure, emergencies (for example, first aid) and washroom use.
  • Softball training must be with certified softball coaches
  • The softball coach must be fully certified in one of the NCCP softball streams
  • Certified softball coaches must be prepared to produce this documentation if asked by AHS inspectors / facility operators.
  • Please ensure all equipment is sanitized between users.
 

You can read more about the changes from Softball Alberta here: https://www.softballalberta.ca/home/return-to-play/

For further information regarding the new measures, please check out the Target Public Health Measures page provided by AHS and the Government of Alberta.

https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

For further inquiries, please contact Alberta Health Services.

Feb 3rd, 2021 Update:

Softball Alberta would like to reassure our members that we will continue to work closely with our sport consultants from the Government of Alberta to update you all as we continue on through the pandemic. We hope we can see everyone back on the diamond in a few months, but we will continue to adhere to the restrictions and guidelines set out by the Government of Alberta & AHS. Our Return to Play Committee will be reconvening shortly and as soon as we can resume softball activities we will update our members on how to safely do so.

Each association and league will be in control of when or if they resume play once softball activities can start up again. The 2021 Provincial Championships are still being planned & Softball Alberta will be exploring all options in order for these events to go ahead. Softball Alberta also remains in communication with Softball Canada & the Western Softball Association regarding post-provincial championships.


Softball Alberta wants to remind everyone that before you can participate in any sanctioned softball activities your Association/Leagues/Players must:

  • Affiliate with Softball Alberta
  • Acknowledge all the “Return to Play” requirements  and submit the “Association Declaration of Compliance” form to Softball Alberta
  • Ensure all participants have registered into the Softball Alberta RAMP season which includes an Assumption of Risk Waiver & Declaration for each participant.
  • Obtain approval from your local municipality to use the softball facilities


Until all of this has been completed, players & coaches will not have membership with Softball Alberta. We urge everyone to be patient as we want to ensure we maintain the integrity of the game while respecting the health & safety of our members. 

Softball Canada: www.softball.ca

For up to date information from the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services visit: alberta.ca.
The Government of Canada COVID-19 information: canada.ca.