NYBA House League Update [June 10th]

To Parents of Registered NYBA House League Players: Parents, I am sending this e-mail now that we have heard from the provincial government regarding Step 1 of their “roadmap”. I am anticipating that activity at Bond Park will be possible beginning the first full week of July(July 5th) with the application of Step 2 of…

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Re-opening Step 1: OBA Guidelines for Practices

A Bulletin from the Ontario Baseball Association. The provincial government announced that Ontario will move to Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, June 11th! As such, Baseball Ontario will lift the suspension of in-person baseball activities as of 12:01am on Friday, June 11, 2021. NOTE: only outdoor activities are permitted under government…

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Identifying Sports Kids Top Confidence Killers – Part 2

Confidence Busters | NYBA

It’s critical for parents to understand ‘confidence killers. Athletes can’t achieve their potential without feeling confident and your atheletes must know how they are derailing their confidence. In our May blog post, Identifying The Top Confidence Killers, parenting writer and Lisa Cohn and Youth Sports Psychology expert Dr. Patrick Cohn, co-founders of The Ultimate Sports…

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NYBA HOUSE LEAGUE UPDATES [MAY 25TH]

The NYBA House League team is committed to starting our delayed season whenever the province and city allows us to proceed. In this regard we have drafted teams and prepared schedules and shortly we will be ordering uniforms. Based on the recent “roadmap” set out by the provincial government we are hopeful to start the…

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Healthy and Hassle Free Team Snack Ideas

Whether your player is training at-home or starting to attend in-person clinics or games, they are going to need a healthy snack for fuel. Luckily, there are lots of inexpensive and fun options that you can prepare in minutes. These options are equally fast and easy, as well as tasty and healthy.   TRAIL MIX:…

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NYBA House League Update [May 10th]

To Our NYBA Families:  As you can imagine we are presently in a holding pattern until the province and/or city allows sport organizations to operate. Right now, our hope is that the season will start June 30th and extend to the end of September to make up for some games lost. At the present time…

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Identifying The Top Confidence Killers

An 11-year-old player says that he loses confidence when his parents bring all 10 members of his extended family to watch his games. He feels pressure to perform well, and gets embarrassed—and loses confidence—when that doesn’t happen. This is just one common confidence buster. “I take on my team’s errors,” says Kevin, age 13, a…

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Baseball Ontario Is Asking For Your Help!

In their most recent newsletter, Baseball Ontario posted the following announcement with regard to Return to Play 2021 and asks parents to write their MPP.  Baseball Ontario understands the current state of the province, but we continue to be optimistic that we can have a meaningful season in 2021. However, even in the current rules…

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Encouraging Young Athletes

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THE IMPORTANCE OF POSITIVE SELF-TALK** Young athletes carry on an inner dialogue with themselves in sports. It reflects how they think about themselves. For example, they might tell themselves they’re too small, too slow, or not strong enough to be good athletes. Just after making a bad throw, they might tell themselves they are the…

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