Welcome to the 2019 Nelson Baseball Season
Thank you for considering baseball as a sport for your child. The mandate of the Nelson Baseball
Association is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for players, coaches, and parents.
Development includes learning fielding and batting skills, the rules and strategy of baseball, but also
important life skills such as fair play and good sportsmanship. Our goal is for the kids to enjoy
playing baseball and to be excited to return the following year.
I would like to highlight some improvements we have made to our fields and to our program over the last
two years. We installed bleachers at Lions Park in 2018 with the goal of creating a better spectator
experience. We hope to cover the bleachers behind the backstop this season. We initiated a Team
Sponsorship Program this year – every team will be sponsored by local business and the players will keep
their jersey and hat at the end of the season.
The Nelson Baseball Association has undertaken a large capital project to renovate and rejuvenate our
baseball field at Queen Elizabeth Park. Youth in Nelson and in the surrounding communities will benefit
from the Project by being able to play baseball at a safe, well-maintained, and modern field. The
project will enhance the spectator experience and, we are hopeful it will rejuvenate our program for
middle and high school aged youth. To date, we have initiated discussions with stakeholders, and have
been awarded a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust and secured some corporate funding. We anticipate
completing some, if not all of the work in summer-fall 2019.
There is a tremendous amount of work involved in running a successful baseball program. In addition to a
qualified coaching staff, we need assistant coaches and volunteers to help with score-keeping, field
maintenance, social media posting, etc. Please note where you can help out on the registration form or
speak with your child’s coach when the season begins.
Most of all, thank you to the parents for getting their kids to practices and games on time, and for
driving the teams to away games. Without your help we would not have a successful baseball program in
Nelson Baseball Association