Thank you for remaining patient as your board of directors have worked through countless scenarios and plans as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. This is certainly not what any of us imagined for the season, but I’m immensely proud of the way our BBSC family has responded.
A brief update for each of our baseball & softball groups:
As of 4/1, the NCCGSL has officially cancelled the spring softball season
CBA has postponed the start date until at least 4/25
AA County Co-Op (Colt & Majors) are postponed until further notice
All other BBSC rec baseball and t-ball are postponed until further notice
As you may imagine, the postponement of our season only one week before its intended start has left our small, single-sport organization in a precarious and critical financial position. A good deal of money was spent in preparation for our ballplayers to take the fields this spring, and even with a potential cancellation, several thousand more dollars must be spent on operating expenses throughout the summer.
With that in mind, our Board of Directors has approved the following plan moving forward:
If a potential start date for the spring rec baseball season has not been identified by May 4, the season will be officially cancelled and partial refunds will begin to be processed.
We will continue to consider any opportunity that may arise to offer some form of safe summer activity.
$90 per player will be retained by BBSC, and each player will be granted a $100 credit on their account. This credit will be available to use for the 2020 Fall season, 2021 Spring or 2021 Fall seasons.
The balance of all player registration and volunteer fees will be refunded. The plan for this process will be described in a future email.
This process will begin as soon as possible for our softball players.
If your financial situation allows, and you prefer to forgo a refund and would like to apply 100% of your spring fees as a credit to a future season, we ask that you please complete this 2-minute form so we can ensure proper record keeping. (Click Here)
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact our fundraising coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your generous support of BBSC during this uncertain time is very much appreciated.
We cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding through the last few weeks. We are dedicated to serving our community and our ultimate goal remains to provide baseball and softball seasons as soon as we are safely able to do so.
First, thank you so much for taking the time to complete the survey sent a few nights ago. The response has been overwhelming. It’s provided some very valuable feedback that will be instrumental in planning how we’ll play baseball and softball this season.
Unfortunately, as the initial date we hoped to begin play has come, we will have to extend the suspension of the season. This decision is in accordance with County Rec & Parks Department policy, which has closed the parks for permitted activities until further notice.
Until we are confident that teams can play in a safe environment, we remain patient and hopeful that the first pitch is just around the corner!
We hope this email finds you well and we thank you for your continued patience. As promised, our Board of Directors continues to evaluate our status and all guidance set by the state of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, and the Recreation & Parks Department. While the start date of the season hangs in limbo, it’s become quite obvious that this season will be different than seasons past.
In the survey below, we hope that you’ll describe your ballplayer’s interest in participating, should any of the stated changes be required to our 2020 season. In order to best serve you, we need your feedback!
Please see below for the tryout dates that have been set for the 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, and 14U BBSC Select Baseball Teams that will play in the spring and summer of 2021. Not all of the age groups have final confirmation of their dates - we will update this document and publish those dates as soon as possible.
It is mandatory for players to attend both days of the tryout or attend the single make-up day. Emails will be sent to all candidates, by the head coach of the respective age group within 14 days of the completion of the tryouts, notifying each candidate of their result of the tryout.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning time for check in.
The “Alternate Tryout - 1 Day Only” is the date that players would use if they will miss either Tryout Day 1 or 2. The “Alternate Tryout” date is intentionally scheduled prior to Tryout Day’s 1 and 2 (for the 9-12U age groups).
The Broadneck Baseball and Softball Club is comprised of the families of more than 600 children playing organized youth baseball and softball on the Broadneck Peninsula. We are affiliated with the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth organizations in baseball and with the Pony organization in softball.
Our goal at BBSC is to provide an opportunity for Broadneck-area children of all levels of ability and interest to play softball and baseball in a safe environment, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play. Most importantly, we simply want to make softball and baseball a fun and memorable experience for all. We believe that coaches and parents attending games and practices should be role models for our child athletes and should always conduct themselves in a way that exhibits sportsmanship and admirable conduct toward other players, coaches, umpires and parents. We believe in teaching the sports of baseball and softball and have a major focus on teaching fundamentals in a way that makes the sport fun. We believe that BBSC is an important part of the local Broadneck community and we strive to bring the community together in positive ways. We honor local volunteers and businesses through our annual BBSC Community Service Award and we recognize those players who exhibit outstanding sportsmanship no matter what their batting average or whether their teams place first or last. We firmly believe that childhood is a magical time of life and that coaches and parents should never lose sight of the fact that our players are children playing a game that should always be fun.