QBUA Announcement: COVID-19 and Questionnaire and Accreditation.

QBUA Announcement: COVID-19 and Questionnaire and Accreditation.

Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions placed on community sport we are preparing to readjust the schedule on our training seminars for Little League and Association (Level 1) umpiring seminars.

To assist us in keeping you up to date and to help you in the downtime we have designed a questionnaire on the rules that cover Little League specific. The aim is to ensure that our umpires not only understand the rule when situations arise but to be confident in the interpretation and to know where to find the rule reference when necessary.

We would ask that you use your rule book to answer these questions so that you can learn as you go. If you do not have a rule book or cannot find the online rules please contact Barry Foat at sdull@qbua.org.

The QBUA will be extending accreditation for next season for umpires whose accreditation expires this season. The requirement to receive the extension is to complete the above questionnaire.

We encourage all umpires to partake in the questionnaire as part of the Baseball Australia Umpire development training program requirement and also to enhance your own knowledge of the rules.

Everyone should have completed either the old Level 0 or the new Community Level umpire seminar.

To complete the community program and be accredited you need to have completed The AIS General Principles Course and the Level 0 or Community Umpire Exam.

If you have not completed the above, you will need to do so prior to completing the questionnaire. Links below:

Have you completed the AIS General Principles Course?

https://learning.ausport.gov.au/auth/login/?returnUrl=%2F

Have you completed the exam?

Little League (Community) Exam?

If you haven’t done both of these then this would need to be done prior to doing the questionnaire.

To completes the questionnaire please head to the QBUA website.

www.qbua.org

COVID-19 Update: Return to Play guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries

COVID-19 Update: Return to Play guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries

Baseball Queensland (BQ) today confirmed the development of the State Government resumption ‘Return to Play guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries’ guidelines to enable the ongoing preparations for the return to community sport (Baseball) activity.

As the landscape continues to evolve across the States and Territories and BQ’s management team, in collaboration with Baseball Australia (BA), is working through the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities. These principles set the precedent for the eventual return to community sports.

In order to safely return to activity, we must adhere to the principles found in the Queensland Governments Return to Play website. This framework was drafted by the Department of Sport and Recreation in collaboration with the Chief medical officer of Queensland.

You can view the website by clicking here www.covid19.qld.gov.au/returntoplay

BQ would like to emphasise that the document states that “No formal organised individual or team community sport or training (unless an exemption is approved) by the Chief Health Officer).” This will be in effect until the 11th of June when stage two of relaxations takes place. This can be found here: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions/sport/clubs-organisations

BQ has been building its Return to Activity Strategy with key aspects to support its members. The following resources have already been shared or will be made available during the coming months:

  • Return to Throw Program: preparing players to return to baseball activity.
  • Body Ready: video resources from our HP manager Shayne Watson, encouraging our athletes to keep healthy and in shape.
  • Promoting the Baseball Australia National Coaching Accreditation
  • Healthy Clubs Initiative: BQ has been creating resources to assist clubs in the effort to remain healthy, with the intent to grow our clubs post COVID-19.
  • Return to Activity Roadmap
  • Return to Activity Checklist
  • Return to Activity FAQ sheet

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Queensland Health website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Queensland will be available on the BQ website and will also be communicated by the BQ social media channels.

Baseball Queensland Prepares for Return to Activity

Baseball Queensland Prepares for Return to Activity

Baseball Queensland (BQ) today confirmed the development of draft ‘Return to Activity’ guidelines to enable the ongoing preparations for the return to baseball activity.

As the landscape continues to evolve across the States and Territories and BQ’s management team, in collaboration with Baseball Australia (BA), is working through the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities. These principles set the precedent for the eventual return to community sports.

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Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Friday 3 April 12pm PM Summer and Winter League Postponement

Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Friday 3 April 12pm PM Summer and Winter League Postponement

Baseball Queensland (BQ), in consultation with Baseball Australia and the relevant health authorities are following the requirements relating to COVID-19 for Queensland baseball.

The BQ Summer and Winter leagues being held in Queensland have been postponed until Tuesday the 19th of May 2020. At this stage, the Queensland Government Health authorities have requested the below guidelines be followed:

Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/home-confinement-direction

BQ Commissioner Jeremy Cade re-emphasises “the safety of our members is our number one priority and the directives from Baseball Australia and the Government requires that we postpone our sport until it is safe to continue.  Please stay safe, and follow all the directions provided by the authorities and see the information below as it relates to our specific games and tournaments.”

Baseball Queensland will continue taking precautions within the guidelines of the Queensland Health authorities, to minimise contact between players and to ensure best practices are applied as per the information provided by the Queensland government.

BQ CEO Paul Gonzalez said “It is imperative that we all respect and protect the safety and well-being of our families, friends and fellow Australian’s.  If we collectively work together in this time of need, we support the recovery of all who have been affected by this devastating crisis. Please be safe, stay well and ensure both your mental and physical well-being remains your priority.”

In accordance with the instruction from the Queensland Government we wish to advise our members that for the foreseeable future, Baseball Queensland staff will be working from home.
The Baseball Queensland Board has ratified a “working from home policy” that enables and supports our staff to continue their responsibilities whilst not being in the office.
If you have any questions please feel free to email our staff below.
CEO: Paul Gonzalez: paul@baseballqld.asn.au
Development Manager: Gareth Jones: gareth@baseballqld.asn.au
Shayne Watson: High-Performance Manager: shayne@baseballqld.asn.au
Media and communications manager: Brad Rathbone: brad@baseballqueensland.com.au
Competitions and Membership Administration: Glen Long: gbl@baseballqueensland.com.au

All information in relation to schedule changes or postponements will be made on the Baseball Queensland website and via direct email and the Baseball Queensland social media channels. Click HERE for the Baseball Queensland Facebook and click HERE for the Baseball Queensland Instagram – 

Baseball Queensland is receiving updates and information via:

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/current-status-and-contact-tracing-alerts

https://www.health.gov.au/news/release-of-australian-health-sector-emergency-response-plan-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Anyone with concerns can call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

GBL Season Concludes

GBL Season Concludes

Consistent with Baseball Queensland’s (BQ) decision to postpone all Queensland Baseball activity from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 until Wednesday, 8 April 2020, the GBL Competition Committee has advised  Baseball Queensland that the GBL summer baseball competition should now conclude prior to the finals series commencing.

Considering the advice received to date, the precautions taken by Baseball Queensland and time required for athletes to prepare after the resumption of regular activities the GBL Committee has assessed that few opportunities exist to reschedule games.

Therefore pursuant to the following By-Laws 5.20.8 (for senior competition); 6.19.9 (for Masters) and 7.19.6 (for juniors), the GBL Competition Committee congratulates the following teams for winning their respective Division Premiership by virtue of finishing on top of their Division ladder. View the graphic below for the Division Premiers.

Winners of the various GBL awards will be announced in due course over the next week or so.

The GBL Competition Committee would like to thank and congratulate all GBL Clubs on a very successful summer season where our sport has continued to grow. The GBL Competition Committee would also like to thank the hard-working Club Committees, Presidents and Secretaries. We also appreciate the BQ Board and the BQ staff for their support and assistance.

The GBL Competition Committee would also like to acknowledge Glen Long, our GBL Competition Administrator for all his hard work and commitment to our sport.

Baseball Queensland would like to thank the GBL Competition Committee members who continue to demonstrate their passion and commitment to making our sport better every season.

Baseball Queensland is more grateful than ever for the dedicated commitment of our community. We acknowledge your sacrifices and share your passions for our great game.

Like you, we look forward to getting back to playing, administering, coaching, umpiring, scoring, groundskeeping for, and watching the game we all love.

Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Tuesday 17 March 12:00 PM – Overall Update

Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Tuesday 17 March 12:00 PM – Overall Update

Baseball Queensland, in this unprecedented and unique situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking a lead from international and national sporting codes to postpone all Queensland Baseball activity from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 until Wednesday, 8 April 2020.

Decisions in relation to the health and safety of our baseball community have been given careful consideration. Following consultations with the federal and state government, Sport Australia and Baseball Australia and our state and territory baseball counterparts, we are postponing our non-essential static gatherings as a precautionary action to assist in stopping the spread of this virus to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Baseball Queensland and all our member clubs and associations will cease, for 21 days, all training, club activities and team meetings, as well as events, tournaments and competitions.

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