Baseball Alberta continues to make progress in attracting and developing female athletes in baseball. One of the initiatives that we hoped to implement this year was organizing tournaments at the 9U and 12U age categories for all female participating teams. Despite our very best efforts, we regret to announce that the 12U Girls Provincial Tournament has been cancelled. This cancellation is simply because we did not have enough committed all-female teams from our Member Associations to be able to proceed.
We understand that there are several female players and their families that will be as disappointed by this news as we are. We encourage these families to work with their local Associations to provide the volunteers and support needed to help them ensure that a strong female baseball program is available in the community. Baseball at any level, including Girls Baseball, is only possible with the drive and determination of the committed volunteers that we are so fortunate to have in our sport.
We intend to try to organize a tournament for the 12U Girls again next season at the beginning of July. Please contact your local Baseball Alberta Member Association and ask how you can help them make this tournament a success in 2020.