Updated Coronavirus Info - 4.26.20UpdatedSunday April 26, 2020 byDonnie Snyder.
Good afternoon Families,
I hope everyone is doing well. I just want to give a update about the spring season from what info I have collected in the past few weeks.
There are several factors that I have to take into account before I can return the players to the field. The most imported one to me is the safety of the coaches, players and families. I have been on multiple calls with national, state and local leaders, and doctors trying to help figure out when is the right time to start the games back up. We are going to get the spring season in; we have all agreed to that so far.
The biggest problem I can see coming is the State is going to open back up but we are not sure when the Cities are going to release the fields. Each City can open or keep closed their fields. I have a meeting on May 11th with the City the day after their meeting about opening the City back up.
National Babe Ruth is waiting on the CDC for guidance on how to get the players back on the field.
State Babe Ruth can not do anything without National Babe Ruth and State guidance.
Northwest is in a holding pattern for the City and State before I can put the players back on the field.
Babe Ruth wants to still play Allstars this season. We have talked about starting back up at mid-season on the schedule, taking a break, and then playing allstars, or pushing it back to right before school starts.
When I get the ok to return players to the field I have asked for two weeks before games start back up so we can get the players working out before games in order to prevent injuries.
I hope this helps a little bit.
Please stay safe,
Northwest Youth Baseball and Softball