2020 Season CancelledUpdatedMonday September 7, 2020 byJake Hughes .
We have reached a point in the season where we need to be realistic about our chances of playing games this year. As information and direction from the city and county levels emerge, we feel it is highly unlikely that we will be allowed to games in this calendar year. Our board has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2020 season. Please understand we do not take these decisions lightly, but if we can't provide the game we all love in a safe manner for the community, we can't proceed.
What happens now?
Coaches have been given the okay to continue scheduling practices if they choose. The fields will remain open with the thought they will be used as they have been since we launched in June (social distancing, no scrimmages, no comingling, no coop practices etc.) The fields will close for the season on Sunday, August 16th. At that time we will begin our offseason preparations.
As promised, Next week, We will begin the process of refunding all of the league fees. This is quite the process, so please be patient.
Although we are not playing games, there are still costs associated with maintaining our fields as well as improvements that are being made to our facilities. if you would be interested in donating some or all of your registration fees to the league, please respond to this email by Sunday, August 2nd.
2021 Travel Ball
We are still planning on holding 2021 travel ball tryouts. our plan is to launch registration in August and hold tryouts in late September/early October. We will also hold a series of practices prior to the tryouts for the kids who are intending to tryout. more information will be available in the coming weeks so watch Facebook and emll.org for these announcements.
2021 Board of Directors
As this season has been very different than most, we have not had the opportunities to do our traditional member recruitment. We will be looking to add more board members as we head into 2021. The future is bright and we need help to make sure it stays that way! if you are interested in hopping on the basepath, please reach out to any board member. We will consider nominations in the coming months and make sure we have a great team as we look into 2021.
Have a safe and happy off-season!
Jake Hughes- President EMLL