Baseball Alberta Insurance


*Please note: Baseball Alberta insurance will only be valid for all baseball activities that follow the current public health measures and for participants who are registered with their local Baseball Alberta Association. The required waiver forms for players are included in the RAMP registration set up. For Associations not using RAMP as their main registration platform, please download the appropriate waivers from the Baseball Alberta website.

Member associations and individuals that are NOT following the current public health measures will be doing so unsanctioned, at their own risk, and without insurance coverage in place.

To view the official Return to Baseball Document click HERE - Documents are updated to reflect the latest guidance as of June 10th.

*Document will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

With the recent movement into Stage 2, Baseball Alberta is excited to announce game play will be permitted for all regions as of June 10th. All Baseball Alberta games and practices will be allowed to proceed with no restrictions to the actual game of baseball. Check out our guidelines below including additional safety recommendations when out at the diamond. 

June 10th, 2021 UPDATE

Stage 2 Restrictions for Youth + Adult Sport

Restrictions coming into effect on June 10th

Eligible participants include:

  • Youth 18 years old and under
  • Adults 19 years old and older.
  • Members of a collegiate or university athletic program, if over 18 years old
  • Coaches or trainers
  • Officials

All indoor and outdoor sport and recreation activities are permitted provincewide, including:

  • Team sports
  • Group practices or training
  • Games, competitions and league play

Gameplay + Practices will be played without any modifications

  • Physical distancing is not required during game play or a sport practice, but is required outside of play/practice area. Participants must maintain 2 metres of physical distancing when outside of the play/practice area.

Additional Baseball Alberta Gameplay + Practice Safety Recommendations

  • Masking is strongly recommended for:
    • Coaches
      • If you cannot maintain physical distancing of up to 2m (eg. In the dugout)
      • When engaging with players or umpires
    • Umpires
      • If you are an official working behind home plate
      • When engaging with coaches or players
    • Players
      • When you are in the dugout
  • Coaches must be in possession of a mask at all times. Umpires may insist that coaches have a mask on when approaching them.

Spectators

  • Spectators can attend indoor and outdoor physical activities and performances:
    • 1/3 venue capacity for indoor activities (arenas, theatres) and for outdoor fixed-seated (grandstand) events
    • 150 people maximum for non-fixed seated events (this limit includes spectators, athletes/performers, production teams, referees and coaches)
    • 2 metres of physical distancing must be maintained at all times between different households

Equipment

  • Organizers should ask participants to bring their own equipment/materials, where feasible.
  • If the organizer is providing equipment or materials, they should minimize the shared use of equipment/materials, and, if possible, assign specific equipment/materials to each attendee.
  • For sports/activities that require shared equipment to be handled (e.g., shared baseballs), participants need to perform hand hygiene before and after the activity.

Indoor fitness and recreation facilities

  • Indoor recreation facilities (such as arenas, indoor wave pools, children play centres, bowling alleys and rec centres) can open at 1/3 of fire code occupancy.
    • Check with your local facility for these numbers
  • Gyms and fitness studios can open for solo and drop-in activities, one-on-one training, and indoor fitness classes.
  • Additional safety measures include:
    • Trainers and instructors may be able to come within 3 metres distance of a client/participant for brief moments to correct form or help demonstrate. However, they must be masked during the interaction and sanitize hands before and after.
    • Masking is still required when not engaging in the fitness activity

Youth day and overnight camps

  • Camps can operate with cohorts of 50 or fewer participants.
    • Cohort is a group of participants and staff who stay together for duration of camp
    • Camps can have multiple cohorts (no capacity limit) but cohorts must be separated at all times

What to do if you have a positive COVID-19 case or are a close contact of a positive case?

CONTACT 811 IF YOU HAVE A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE OR ARE A CLOSE CONTACT FOR FURTHER DIRECTION AND NEXT STEPS FOR YOUR TEAM.

 

*Please note: Baseball Alberta insurance will only be valid for all baseball activities that follow the current public health measures and for participants who are registered with their local Baseball Alberta Association. The required waiver forms for players are included in the RAMP registration set up. For Associations not using RAMP as their main registration platform, please download the appropriate waivers from the Baseball Alberta website.

ALL participants (coaches & players) must sign:

  • Return to Baseball Questionnaire and Attestation
  • Waiver / Acknowledgement of Risk (17 & Under) to be signed by parent or legal guardian
  • Waiver / Acknowledgement of Risk (18 & Older) to be signed by player or coach
  • Individual Contract Tracing Log - to be completed within 4 hours of start of session.
  • Association Contract Tracing Log - to be completed by responsible adult for each session.  

Associations must collect and store all forms as well as track all individual and group sessions using the Contract Tracing Logs.

For more info on the current guidelines from YourAlberta, click HERE

 

Need a Certificate Of Insurance for the upcoming season? Please fill out a COI Request Form. 

Please email completed form to programs@baseballalberta.com

 

Who is Insured under this Policy?

  • Association, Executive Officers' and Directors', Employees, Volunteers, Coaches, Trainers, all Member Clubs and Teams and any Member while participating in an event.
  • From hereon, all above will be referenced as the INSURED.

What is Covered?

  • Commercial General Liability and Directors' and Officers' Liability for all sanctioned events.

What is a Sanctioned Event?

  • At this time ONLY training sessions and practices run by the Insured Association or by Member Clubs authorized by the Insured Association.
  • Including social activities consisting of awards banquets ONLY.
  • Fundraising activities can be included with prior authorization from the Insurance Company.  A charge for exposure such as liquor liability may apply.

Commercial General Liability

$5,000,000 per occurrence for Bodily Injury and/or Property Damage to a Third Party.  Including injury to participants.

  • Liability Exposures include Gymnasiums owned or rented by the Insured.

$5,000,000 Annual Aggregate

  • Policy limit for the Insured term.

$5,000,000 Non-Owned Automobile Liability

  • Excess liability coverage for members using their personal vehicles for the purpose of the Association activities.

$250,000 Tenants Legal Liability

  •  Damage to Premises rented or leased by the Insured.

Policy will also cover defense costs.
Negligence by the Insured MUST be proven before liability can be assigned.
Abuse (mental/physical or emotional) is EXCLUDED under this policy.

$500 Deductible for each and every loss including bodily injury and/or property damage.

Directors' And Officers' Liability

$1,000,000 Each occurrence

  • Pays on behalf of Directors and Officers all loss that they may become legally obligated to pay as a result of a claim for a Wrongful Act as defined in the policy, for which the corporation is not permitted to indemnify, or for which the corporation is financially unable to indemnify Directors and Officers.
  • Protects the personal assets of the Board Members being sued for a wrongful act in the running and managing of the organization up to the coverage limit.

Policy will cover defense costs and compensatory damages.

Examples of Director and Officer Exposures;

  • Mismanagement
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Misstatement
  • Neglect or Breach of Duty

$500 deductible for each and every loss.

Please note that your Directors' and Officers' liability policy is on a Claims Made Basis and it is important to report any claims or potential claims as soon as they become known.

Sport Accident

Covers accidental Bodily Injury or Death sustained by a member due to sudden causes outside the Insureds control while in Canada and during a sanctioned event.

  • Coverage is excess of Government Health Plans (Alberta Health Care) and Independent Benefit coverage.
  • Summary of limits;
  • $20,000 - Quadriplegia/Paraplegia
  • $10,000 - Death
  • $3,000 - Prosthetic Appliances
  • $3,000 - Rehabilitation
  • $2,000 - Loss of Index Finger or Thumb
  • $500 - Fracture/Dislocation
  • $100 - Eyeglasses
  • $50 - Emergency Transportation
  • This coverage is NOT subject to a deductible.
  • Excludes Sickness or Disease.

Most Sporting Associations are seasonal, therefore, they have both a primary sport and a secondary sport for the off season.  The only sport covered under this policy is BASEBALL.  If you are interested in obtaining coverage for any other sporting event, please contact the Provincial Association of that sport to be covered.  The cost of going through the Provincial Association for coverage is minimal compared to the cost of setting up a separate policy for each participating club.

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