Softball NB Returns to Play!

May 26, 2020

Good Afternoon members,

We at Softball New Brunswick are very happy to announce that we will be returning to play on Friday, June 5th, 2020! Softball NB, in accordance with guidelines provided by the Government of New Brunswick, Softball Canada, and our Return to Play Taskforce has created operational plans for both youth and adult programs to safely return to our sport this summer. The youth (Canada Games to U19 and below) will follow a 4-phase protocol (beginning with Skills, Development, and Practice), and adult will follow a 3-phase protocol (beginning with game play with an approved game rules and operational plans).

We are still finalizing a few details of our plans, but PHASE 1 protocol details will be shared with our members on Friday, May 29th or sooner.

Please Note – Each association must have their own Operational Plan, as required by the Provincial Government.
To help our members, you will be able to use a copy of the Softball NB Operational Plan by changing the verbiage in the document to reflect your league/association. Softball NB’s operational plan is set to be the minimum standard that our membership must follow. Should leagues/associations choose to add more detail, they may do so. Once you have completed your operational plans, I will ask that you send the document back to Softball NB for our records.

Additional Note- The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) has very recently released new Required Safe Sport training. This Safe Sport Training is required for ALL coaches before they get on the field this summer.

Training Details:
Safe Sport Training is a free, 60-minute eLearning module that gives all participants the tools to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. Take advantage of this time off the diamonds to complete this important training, and help our sport be safer and stronger when we are able to return to play.

Please visit the Safe Sport Training site for more information:
Safe Sport Training

To take the training, you must create an account in “The Locker” (even if you are not a coach) and you will then receive a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) #. If you already have an NCCP# simply log into The Locker – do not create another account.
Once in the Locker, click on the ELEARNING tab, and on the left-hand side you will see a list of training available. Click on Safe Sport Training, and from there click Sport, select Softball, select your role(s), and select your organization if prompted. Press Continue, then BEGIN.

We are also continuing to accept registration and fees at this time. As announced earlier this year, our youth programming is now an individual registration system. Adult programs remain as a team registration format.

Thank you so much to all of our members for your continued understanding and support as we move forward with our modified softball season.


  1. Alan Oronzo - June 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Very disappointed with the completely unreasonable and ridiculous rules set in place in order for youth to play softball. All these kids play together on a daily basis and parents too and yet you keep parents out of the fields for kids practices. In a area and province for the most part does not even have to worry about anything. We are not even in danger and yet you implement the stupidest rules for these poor kids. It is time you smarten up and stop listening to governing bodies that are only interested in profiting off of the misery of people. Let these kids play softball and stop with your stupid unnecessary rules that only hurt the children.


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