Uxbridge Youth Baseball Update - COVID-19 - April 24, 2020
Dear Uxbridge House League and Rep Families,
We hope you are continuing to stay safe and well in this challenging time. There are many questions about the upcoming season here in town and we want to try and answer them as best as we can.
After meeting virtually, our Executive Committee are able to provide the following responses to the common questions we are hearing.
Follow us @uxbaseball on Twitter to stay informed in real time.
All the best,
UYBA Executive Committee
Question: Will Uxbridge Youth Baseball cancel the upcoming season?
Answer: We would love to have a season in some form and get our young players back together as soon as we are able. It may mean having a short season later in the summer. We will continue to send updates as they are available.
Question: When might the season start?
Answer: It is not possible to provide a start date until the Government of Ontario and Township of Uxbridge lift the restriction on the closures of all parks and sports fields and social distancing measures are relaxed.
Question: I registered my child for House League, can I request a refund?
Answer: We are in unprecedented times and we understand if you need to withdraw—no questions asked. If you would like to withdraw your child and request a refund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will not be any penalties or fees for refunds at this time.
Questions: If the House League season is cancelled at a later date will I get a refund?
Answer: Yes, refunds will be provided for all house league players if the season is cancelled.
Questions: Will there be a partial refund if the season is delayed or shortened?
Answer: Yes, a partial refund will be available in these cases. We will calculate a fair refund for a shortened season and based on any costs we have incurred.
Question: Can Rep players withdraw and ask for a refund?
Answer: Full refunds are not possible for rep players. All our rep teams have begun training activities and have incurred some costs in doing so. Uniforms were ordered earlier this year as well, incurring additional cost.
Our rep organization falls under YSBA and is guided by the decisions of Baseball Ontario. Currently, Baseball Ontario has suspended all in-person programs and activities until May 31, 2020. If the season is cancelled completely by YSBA (and we really hope that doesn’t happen!) refunds will need to be calculated by your team’s management based on costs they have incurred to date.
Question: I sponsored a team in House League, can I request a refund for sponsorship?
Answer: Yes, we understand many businesses may be struggling at the moment and may need to withdraw support for this season. Please email us at email@example.com to request a refund.
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Where we play
Arena Diamond - Uxbridge Arena, 291 Brock St. W (RR-8), Uxbridge, ON
Uxpool Diamond - Uxpool, enter from either Franklin St. or Marietta St., Uxbridge, ON
Bonner Diamonds (East and West) - Capstick Lane, Uxbridge, ON
Elgin Park Diamond - 180 Main St. South, Uxbridge, ON
Harold Bell Memorial Park Diamond - Goodwood Road, Goodwood, ON (west of the 3rd Concession)