While the registration period for players is in full swing in the Témiscouata Minor Baseball Association (ABMT), the organization can already announce that the number of registrations is up compared to last season. In fact, 101 young people have already registered for the 2021 season, while ABMT had 81 members in the summer of 2020, which represents an increase of 25%.
We have to go back to 2013 to have so many registrations in Témiscouata. The increase is especially noticeable among the youngest players, especially in the 11U (mosquito) category.
“After the last minor baseball season, which went very well despite the pandemic, we can sense a certain interest in minor baseball in Témiscouata. Being able to play matches in accordance with health rules, especially with the natural distance between players in baseball, helps to increase the number of registrations. The victory of Braves senior last autumn in the final also contributes to this increase, “mentioned the members of the board of ABMT.
Furthermore, the registration period is not yet over at ABMT, and the deadline is Sunday 9 May. From May 10, it will still be possible to register, but the young person’s name will be on the waiting list, and there will be an additional fee of $ 30 to register.
Since good news never comes alone, ABMT has changed the organization’s logo.
In fact, the traditional “B” that represented the Braves has been changed to a “T” denoting Témiscouata. This change makes it possible to better represent the organization that wants to welcome all young people in MRC de Témiscouata. In addition, the term “Braves” is always on the logo where the colors blue and red dominate. In the middle of the new logo is a baseball. This logo is more modern and current. In addition, the appearance of this new logo has brought enthusiasm among players and parents. In fact, almost 200 promotional items were ordered, ie clothes containing the new ABMT logo.
In addition, the outdoor exercises for the ABMT teams will begin this Saturday, May 8. Everything will take place in accordance with the health rules in Baseball Quebec and Public Health with, among others, groups of 8 young people on the court, accompanied by a responsible person and the ban on having spectators present during the exercises.
“Player attraction is important, but player retention is even more! Challenges await us in the coming weeks, especially the management of field plans, team design and the management of team support staff and officials (judges and goal scorers). We want to offer good sports support to young people so that they can move in the summer, but above all so that they can have fun “, concluded the board members of ABMT.