2020 Season Update

The Executive of the Belleville Minor Softball Association met recently to discuss the 2020 season and what our options are moving forward in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The difficult decision was made to cancel all House League divisions and Select Teams for the 2020 season.

Belleville Minor Softball has a responsibility to help protect the health of our players, coaches, umpires, spectators, volunteers and their families. It is evident the restrictions and logistics of operating a fun, competitive and meaningful season are no longer favourable to our players and volunteers. However, the Executive will consider allowing skill sessions following guidelines and restrictions put in place by the City of Belleville, The Province, OASA and Softball Canada once we can provide something that is safe, fun and meeting all precautionary measures.

We understand that everyone will be disappointed not playing the sport we all love. We are just as disappointed. However, it is the right time to make this decision to allow for our players and families to plan other activities as restrictions begin to be lifted.

We continue to wish all good health and look forward to playing with our friends and teammates on the diamond next season.

All sponsors and paid registrants will be contacted in the coming weeks by a member of our board.

We thank you for your understanding and continued support. #playball

Season Update

Hello all!

Hope you’re all staying safe. We’d just like to share that we still hope to put some kind of season together (if the virus allows us). We’ll continue to monitor the situation and adjust as need be.

Stay tuned for updates!

COVID-19

As per Public Health recommendations, all upcoming March registration dates have been cancelled. Please stay tuned in April for new registration dates.

2020 Registration

2020 Registration dates have been announced!

CANCELLED Tuesday, March 17 – 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Fireside Room)

CANCELLED Saturday, March 21 – 10:00am-2:00pm @ Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Pro Shop Room)

CANCELLED Tuesday, March 24 – 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Gym Room)

Friday, February 28 – 5:30pm-8:00pm @ Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Fireside Room)

Saturday, February 29 – 10:00am-2:00pm @ Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Fireside Room)

Saturday, March 7 – 10:00am-2:00pm @ Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Upstairs Training Room)

2019 Registration

Anyone else counting down the days until we can hit the ball diamonds?!

2019 Registration is just around the corner with our first date of March 2nd from 10am until 2pm. You can see more information here on our Registration page.

See you soon!

The Loss of Our President – Debbie MacDonald

It’s with great sadness that all of us at Belleville Minor Softball say good bye to our leader and our friend. Debbie was the voice and the face of our organization for 30+ years. We count ourselves lucky to have been able to depend on Debbie and were able to lean on her for support and guidance for as long as we have. Debbie was the driving force behind our strong community relationships with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters, CAS, The Quinte Children’s Foundation and countless others. She ensured that every kid from every walk of life was given the chance to play softball. She taught us so much about being volunteers and the reasons why we are. We pass on our condolences to her family, we hope they can find some peace in their memories. Along with the youth of Belleville, we would like to thank them for allowing us to have so much of Debbie’s time. We are forever grateful. We will miss her but as long as kids play our game in Belleville, she will never be forgotten.

Debbie MacDonald

Looking for Umpires!

Are you 13-18 years old and looking to have some fun and make some extra cash this summer? Belleville Minor Softball is excited to announce that we will be starting a new Jr Umpire Program. Our program is open to both boys and girls and is a great way to support your community.

We have a clinic fast approaching. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Dave Lasher at 613-848-5459 for more information.

Bengals Information & Registration Night

On Monday March 26th, BMSA will hold a Bengals Select Information and Registration night at Belleville Pitch and Hit (393 Sidney Street) from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

We will have Coaches and Managers there to answer all of your questions about playing for the Bengals. We will have information on the schedule, tournaments and select fees.
If you haven’t already registered, you can at this time.

The cost to register is $100, (extra select fees will be added if you make the team).

These teams are made early, we will start workout/tryouts in the next 10 days.

To participate in any Bengals workouts or try-outs, in any age division, you must be registered.
This is not a workout or a tryout.

Belleville Pitch and Hit will be open for use at their regular rates, we encourage everyone to support this locally owned first rate facility.

#GoBengals

Bengals Selects

Fast Pitch season is just around the corner and the Bengals Select teams will be booking gym times for workouts and tryouts soon. These teams are selected before House League starts.This is open to both boys and girls interested in playing at a more competitive level of fast pitch. Select Teams play more games and practice more.  Most teams will play in at least 2 out of town tournaments. We have coaches confirmed at U12 (Squirt), U16 (Bantam) and U19 (Midget).

For more info please contact Phil Phillips by email (filandjwls@yahoo.com) or by phone (613 438 2217)

#GoBengals