NSA NEWS

July 30, 2020

NSA Canada 2020 COED World Series Kamloops, BC – Event has been cancelled

After many weeks of hard work, working with both ViaSport BC (collaborates with partners across sectors to create communities that are healthy, vibrant, connected and inspired through sport experiences that are safe, inclusive and meaningful.) and the City of Kamloops, BC the decision has been made that this event will be cancelled for September 4th-7th/20 and the 2020 Season.
Due to COVID-19 and the BC restrictions there is currently no process in place for us to host the Coed World Series.
Although we are deeply disappointed we want to insure the safety of our members.
See you in 2021!

July 06, 2020

NSA Canada Western World Series, Okotoks, AB – Update

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions still in effect in Alberta for large gatherings, this event has been Cancelled.
Please check back to the website for any future updates.

July 02, 2020

NSA Canada Men’s & Women’s World Series, Hamilton, ON – Update

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions still in effect in Ontario for large gatherings, this event has been postponsed to Sept.04 – Sept.07 2020.
The decision to postpone and not to cancel has been made due to the overwhelming requests from our membership to do everything in our power to not cancel this event.
Please check back to the website for any future updates on this event. 

June 29, 2020

NSA UPCOMING EVENTS

The following events have been Cancelled:

Alberta Spring Championships – Calgary, AB Jaycee Park

Native World Series – Okotoks, AB

June 11,2020

BC Government Steps to the Plate for Amateur Sports

To view the announcement Click Here

June 09,2020

4TF Beach Blast

Unfortunately due to Provincial Restrictions this event has been cancelled

June 03, 2020

NSA Insurance and COVID-19

Although there are contagion-based exclusions in the market place being added to some Sports based policies, we have had it confirmed that there is no such exclusion being added to the NSA Canada policy.

With this being said, and confirmed, the policy will respond to allegations against NSA Canada leagues, tournaments and membership for any incidences (i.e.: accidents, property damage, diseases (COVID-19) etc.) the same as it would have previously.

As with all liability claims, it is incumbent upon the person bringing the claim to prove negligence on the behalf of NSA Canada and its membership.  As such we are focusing on the measures following.

The main focus is to ensure, should someone bring a claim forward, that NSA Canada leagues, tournaments and membership will have a strong defense by illustrating that due diligence measures (and communication of the risks) have been taken.

Neil H. Hogg, B.Comm, FCIP, CRM
Account Executive – Partner
Toole Peet Insurance

NSA Canada Leagues, Tournaments and Membership Responsibilities

  • Information and questions around the rules and regulations to return to play can be found on your various provincial websites. NO leagues will be allowed to play without approvals from their local, regional and provincial bodies approving the start of league play.
  • The assessment of risk around any league play should take the following into effect:
  • What’s the best way to limit injury or risk to your league returning to play
  • What’s the best way to not eliminate risk but to mitigate risk.
  • With Covid-19, as a league you should review our NSA Canada Social Distancing Guidelines and your Provincial Guidelines and apply the guidelines that will best protect your league membership to minimize the chances of anyone becoming infected with Covid-19.
  • If you are an umpired league, please ensure your umpires receive a copy of your Covid-19 related rules and are instructed to enforce them.
  • NSA Canada also recommends:
  1. Your organization follow all rules and regulations as set out by your local, regional or provincial government.
  2. Your organization require all league and tournament members to register on the NSA Canada Player Classification, as it requires them to acknowledge they have read and agreed to our waiver.
    1. Waivers are legal document.
    2. The registration process takes less then a minute if you do not want to insure your members register then create a league specific waiver using the provincial guidelines and have all players sign it.
  1. Create signs to remind people on how to act (physical distance, washing hands, etc.) should be posted at various areas of your building and/or property and kept in place during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Any employees and/or volunteers should have a plan in place on how to act if they see someone not following your organization’s rules regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

NSA Canada also recommends:

  1. Your organization follow all rules and regulations as set out by your local, regional or provincial government.
  2. Your organization require all league and tournament members to register on the NSA Canada Player Classification, as it requires them to acknowledge they have read and agreed to our waiver.
    1. Waivers are legal document.
    2. The registration process takes less then a minute if you do not want to insure your members register then create a league specific waiver using the provincial guidelines and have all players sign it.
    3. Create signs to remind people on how to act (physical distance, washing hands, etc.) should be posted at various areas of your building and/or property and kept in place during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    4. Any employees and/or volunteers should have a plan in place on how to act if they see someone not following your organization’s rules regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

May 25, 2020

Click Here to read the Social Distancing Guidelines

May 4, 2020

NSA Canada releases guidelines for the return of Slo-pitch Leagues

Click Here to read more.

APRIL 28, 2020

NSA CANADA WORLD SERIES EVENTS

Here is a quick update for the 2020 World Series events.

NSA Canada is not planning on  making any hasty decisions at this present time on our World Series events as we feel there will be more of a need when our cities open up and the need for people to get back out and enjoy life.

We do advise against booking flights to the events due to the uncertainty of things.

All of our partner hotels take cancellations up to 48 to 72 hours prior to your arrival date therefore this is still an option for you.

We will continue to personally work and advise everyone of any updates.

APRIL 15, 2020

NSA UPCOMING EVENTS

The following events have been Postponed until further notice:

Alberta Spring Championships – Calgary, AB Jaycee Park

Ontario Spring Championships – Niagara Falls, ON

APRIL 09, 2020

2020 ONLINE UMPIRE EXAM

During this state of self-isolation and unknown times a change of pace is probably welcome. NSA Canada is excited to announce that you can now do your NSA Umpire Exam online.

To do the exam, from the homepage of NSA Canada, Click on Forms and Applications and then Become an umpire.

To review the 2020 Rulebook, click on NSA Rules from the homepage.

as always stay safe

APRIL 06, 2020

NSA Canada is pleased to announce we have partnered with MY TEAM GEAR powered by JAK’D, to bring another unique online store. MY TEAM GEAR FANWEAR, this allows players to order individual items for the various teams they play on. In other words, you want a hoodie with your team logo on it but no one else does on the team it is now available to you only! Check out the MY TEAM GEAR online store at the top of our homepage.

APRIL 06, 2020

NSA CANADA COVID-19 UPDATE

The past few weeks has been unprecedented in Canada and the world.

We at NSA Canada are not going to claim to know any more about this situation than the average Canadian. We would urge all our members to adhere to both their individual provincial and federal regulations. Currently many provinces either have bans or suggestions on gathering of over 50 people to help regulate the spread of Covid-19. Please use your best judgement on what constitutes a gathering of under or over 50 people as we at NSA realize there is all kinds of individual situations and cannot regulate all of these. NSA Canada has had conversations with several leagues and tournaments and will continue to discuss each situation and give what advice we can.

For most parts of Canada league play is still a long way off. To our members in British Columbia who have the benefit of beautiful weather and with leagues starting earlier than the rest of Canada, we would suggest that you look at delaying the start of the season by a few weeks if possible. If this is not an option and you wish to contact us directly to discuss options and alternatives, we are available to discuss this with you.

Most of all we wish everyone to stay safe.

Our office staff in both Calgary and Hamilton will be available to be reached by phone or email.

 

January 01, 2020

BAT STANDARDS UPDATE

NSA Canada has been actively monitoring the continuing evolution of bat standards and was interested to learn that USSSA has changed their commencement date of the new bat testing standards from July 2020 and has extended it to Jan 2023.

NSA Canada as a program wants to ensure that you, the participant, stay informed as to how these changes will affect you and the products you have purchased or will do so in the future for league and tourney play.

With NSA Canada and other national programs using the lower density ball, we have always been at the forefront of participant safety, which is the primary reason for these upcoming rule changes.

Whether we agree or not with the new standards due to these North American changes, it will be what the bat manufacturers will follow due to the huge influence of USSSA in the market.

These manufacturers are a major part of our program and we will ensure that as always moving forward, NSA Canada will listen to all parties involved to continue to have the best program for all.

NSA Canada is going to continue to review the situation and make an informed and final decision on the bat standards once all the information becomes available in our market.

We currently have sanctioned the new testing standard as well as the grandfathered standard till at least Jan 2023, but will reserve the right to make changes to this process moving forward based on any informed info that may arise and impact all parties.

Thank you for support and see you on the fields!

Thanks for supporting Smash It Sports Canada!

 

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2020 League / Tournament Packages

Upcoming Events

2020 is just around the corner and our first two events are quickly approaching.

2020 Dome World Series
Feb.14 through Feb.17
4 Venues to Choose from this year.
Whitby, London, Mississauga, Hamilton/Ancaster
Coed / Men’s /Women’s
 
2020 Indoor World Series
Feb.14 through Feb.17
Okotoks, AB
Coed / Men’s /Women’s
 

To register for any of these great event please click on the event poster at the top of our homepage.

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