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Covid Assessment
The covid self assessment must be completed on game day before showing up to the diamond. You cannot play or umpire unless this form is completed.
No excuses nor exemptions

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Welcome!
Welcome to the new BOSL website! If you are seeing this for the first time you will need to reset your password. You can use your BOSL username or the email address you signed up with. If you do not remember either please email us and I will reset it for you membership@bosl.ca

Reset your password by clicking here

If you have registered and not paid yet you can either etransfer your $220 to treasurer@bosl.ca or you can use paypal account to send to the same address. treasurer@bosl.ca


For weather updates and city permit status please check the city of Burlington website Sports Field Closures



Upcoming games
Day
Time
Park
Visitors
Score
VS
Home
Score
Jul 26
6:30
NEL
JA
16
 
EJ
16
Jul 26
8:00
NEL
VF
22
 
DD
12
Jul 27
6:30
Mill
JNA
0
 
VA
0
Jul 27
6:30
NEL
DC
0
 
L3M
0
Jul 27
8:00
NEL
PLR
0
 
CL
0
Jul 27
6:30
SD3
ME
0
 
QBS
0
Jul 27
8:00
SD3
CA
0
 
BOHC
0
Jul 27
9:30
SD3
LRL
0
 
CM
0
Jul 28
6:30
NEL
EJ
0
 
L3M
0
Jul 28
8:00
NEL
DD
0
 
DC
0
Jul 29
6:30
Mill
CL
0
 
JA
0
Jul 29
6:30
NEL
QBS
0
 
BOHC
0
Jul 29
8:00
NEL
VF
0
 
CM
0
Jul 29
6:30
SD3
CA
0
 
JNA
0
Jul 29
8:00
SD3
ME
0
 
PLR
0
Jul 29
9:30
SD3
VA
0
 
LRL
0
Season Update #4
Greetings Everyone,
As most of you have already heard the great news from your captains, with the recent announcement for re-opening, the City is currently firming up permits to allow us to start the season. We are pushing for a July 5th start. The Board of Directors is working hard to get everything in order to meet that date. We have already met with all the captains and shared what we knew at the time. We would like to share the following with you and ask for your patience during this opening. As with all things COVID related, situations change rapidly, and we will endeavor to keep everyone informed.

Membership Fees
Those players that took refunds or any new players that haven’t paid yet will need to send their payment in by Friday July 2, 2021 if they want to start playing on July 5th.
There are 2 options for payment. You can pay through the Registration Process on the website or e-transfer to treasurer@bosl.ca. We will not be accepting payment by cheque.
The fee amount for those who haven’t paid yet will be $220

Refund
For those members that have already paid, the refund amount will be $65.
We will be offering 2 options for your refund. First option, e-transfer. You must e-mail treasurer@bosl.ca from an e-mail address that you want to receive your e-transfer. Second option, donate your refund to our charity, Burlington Foodbank. If you would like to donate your refund to the foodbank, please send an e-mail to treasurer@bosl.ca and advise him. If we don’t hear from you either way by July 31, 2021, we will be donating any remaining refunds to the Burlington Foodbank.

Rules
There will be no limits on the number of people allowed on the diamond. There will also be no league limits.
Spectators - Outdoor sport facilities with spectator seating is permitted at 25% capacity. If no bleachers, then spectators are to be physically distanced along the sidelines.
We will be back to regular Slo-Pitch rules.
All COVID Protocols for return to play will be focused around Social Distancing. A copy of these protocols will be sent to your captains who will forward to all of you.
Game Day Screening – The main requirement we need to meet for the City is COVID screening for EVERY game and we must keep these on file. Our VP and IT Director, Steve Bourke, has developed a tool on the League website where members can go in answer the screening questions any time during the day of your game. You will be able to complete the screening on your phone. This screening must be completed by every single player and your captains will be able to monitor who has completed it. Players will not be able to play that game if you don’t complete the screening. Steve will be sending instructions on how to complete the screening to your captains to share with you. In order to use this screening tool,you must register and create a sign in for the BOSL website. Do this immediately to avoid issues as we get closer to game time.


Posted by SteveBourke on Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:29 am
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Season Update #2
Greetings Fellow BOSL Members,

With the recent announcement of the 3 step Provincial re-opening plan, I would like to share with you the update we received from the City. Each has a step 21 day duration requirement.

As of May 22 - order states no outdoor sports or recreational classes are permitted.

Highlights for the BOSL:

Estimated start June 14
• Outdoor team sports – training only, 10 people max, 3m distance
• Outdoor sports training only – 10 people max, 3m distance


Posted by SteveBourke on Wed May 26, 2021 11:13 am
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Season Update #1
Greetings Fellow BOSL Members,



As you may have already expected, the recent “Emergency Brake” shutdown in Ontario is going to have an affect our ability to get out on to the ball diamonds. How significant an affect? We just don’t know at this time. It was looking very promising that a May 3rd start was a possibility but with the recent variants causing a third, and in some cases fourth wave, we are not as optimistic anymore. I’m not sure that the Ontario Health department is going to allow sports back to scrimmaging and playing after the 4 week shutdown is over but we’ll have to wait and see. Vaccine roll out is picking up the pace so maybe things will look a bit different in the next month. The situation is definitely going to be fluid the next 2 months.

So saying that, the Board of Directors is moving forward as if the season is going to start. When that date is, we don’t know yet, but barring a catastrophe we are going to start the season this year. Even if it’s only 2 months.

So what are we doing in the mean time?

We’re meeting virtually this week with the City along with all of the other Diamond Users. We’re hoping to get some better guidelines on what back to play requirements look like.
We are communicating with the City on the appropriate park booking policies to allow for cancellations based on the regional status of play.
We’re looking to connect with Slo-Pitch Ontario to find out what they are hearing through their meetings with the Ministry of Health.
All of the vacant Captain positions have been filled.
The Membership committee is working diligently on replacement players for those that have withdrawn. The goal is to replace like for like and to keep as much parity as possible.
Target roster number at this point is 13 players just in case we’re held to the 25 player limit on the diamond.
Umpires are being lined up for the season start.
Jerseys are being handed out to Captains to be ready for when we get the Okay.


I feel I need to repeat, we are playing a regular season this year regardless of start date. If the start date moves to sometime in the summer, we will look at extending the year through September. We may not get a 19 week season in like we normally do but we will get a season in. If we lose too many players to field a 16 team league, we will play with whatever we have when we start. The message to everyone is that we have to be ready to pull the trigger as soon as we get the okay to start.

After my previous update I received quite a few questions:


Posted by admin on Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:46 am
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2021 BOSL Season
Greetings BOSL Members,

I hope everyone is doing well and continuing to keep safe. I have heard from a few members that have already received their first vaccinations. This is great news. I’m sure many of you are interested in an update on where we stand for the 2021 season. The City of Burlington finally reached out to all of the sports leagues yesterday to start the conversation about park permits. As everyone might expect,play on the City parks is strictly forbidden without permits.

What do we know so far?

  • The City will only be granting park permits in 2 month increments, so only May & June will be allocated at this time
  • The next block of permits (July & August) will be assessed closer to June and allocation will depend on the conditions at that time
  • Currently Burlington is in the Red/Control health measures which means:

  • We can be completely shutdown if the status moves to Grey
  • COVID protocols similar to last summer will have to be used
  • Game attendance will be limited to 25 players total per game
  • Tournament permits will not be given at this time


What does this mean for BOSL?

  • As of today it looks like we will be starting May 3rd and be playing a regular schedule at our regular diamonds
  • Monday & Wednesdays @ Nelson, Tuesday & Thursdays @ Millcroft, Nelson and Sherwood
  • We have made the request to find another park for Tuesday and Thursday to try and eliminate Monday & Wednesday - we’ll see how that plays out but we’re not expecting a positive outcome
  • We have roughly 27 players who will not be returning from the draft rosters of 2020 but our waitlist has enough players to cover this
  • Our Membership committee will be working diligently over the next couple of weeks to fill vacant positions
  • Unfortunately we’ve had a few captains withdraw so this will be our first priority to fill
  • The Board of Directors will dust off the COVID protocols from last season’s Fall Ball and make some adjustments before we submit them to the City – Just to share with everyone, we had zero COVID cases during play last year


Posted by SteveBourke on Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:00 pm
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Are you getting antsy?
It is around this time every year where the draft has been completed and we are hard at work putting in the orders for the jerseys, balls, chalk and other items to get ready to play ball.

Covid is making things a bit difficult but while we are carrying over the 2020 teams and jerseys to 2021 we still have some items to take care of. We are still awaiting diamond allocations from the city before we officially announce we are playing.

We will update everyone as soon as we know. Please check out the site while you are here and let Steve Bourke know if you come across any issues or if you have any suggestions.


Posted by SteveBourke on Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:23 pm
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About Us!
The Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League is softball for players aged 35+ based in Burlington, Ontario - played twice a week from May to September including two tournaments. A mid-season tournament in June and the season finale at the beginning of September. We have a solid base of players that come back year after year but we always welcome newcomers of all skill levels to experience our unique balance of competition, fun and fellowship!

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