Covid 19 (Coronavirus) update

UpdatedMonday June 1, 2020 byJake Hughes .

We have taken a lot of time to plan and prepare for this baseball season. We have had zoom calls with city, county, and state officials as well as our board members and board members from sports organizations around the city and county. The focus of most of these calls has been... Can we provide Baseball for our community while continuing to keep everyone as safe as possible? The short answer is yes we can. The longer answer is, Baseball this year will look a lot different than in the past.

 

We have officially been given the Okay to start practicing as a league. We are going to open registration for 2 weeks to get the final rush of players into our system. Registration will close June 12th and teams will be formed during the weekend of June 13th/14th. Practices will begin the following week.

 

 

Practices will need to adhere to the following rules to be allowed to continue:

1. If you or any member of your immediate family are sick, please stay home and do not attend practice

2. Practices will need to practice social distancing

3. Equipment (including catchers gear, batting helmets and gloves, fielding gloves, bats etc) should not be shared amongst teammates.

4. Dugouts/bleachers/picnic tables will only be able to be used if social distancing can be practiced.

5. Sunflower seeds will not be allowed at the park this year

6. Personal items such as water bottles should not be shared amongst players.

7. Items such as sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer should not be shared amongst players

8. Close contact interactions such as High fives, fist bumps, hugging etc will not be allowed

 

As of right now, co-mingling amongst teams will be strictly prohibited. That means no coop practices, no scrimmages, no overlapping between scheduled practice times, and no official league games.  

We will continue our practices, with individual teams until given the okay by local officials to begin playing games. While they are hopeful, local officials have not committed to allowing us to play games this season. As more information becomes available, we will keep everyone in the loop. 

In the event that we are not able to have games, we will issue refunds to everyone.

If you are uncomfortable with the modifications or are no longer interested in having your child play baseball this year, the deadline to cancel the registration is June 12th. Please respond to this email and we can start the refund process.

If you are still interested in playing, no action is required at this point and you can wait until your team assignment comes out.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

 

As always, thanks for the support! 

Jake Hughes- President EMLL