We are nearing the end of this delay and will soon be playing ball again! I sincerely hope this is the last letter that I must issue on this topic. Thank you for replying to the coaches with information requested in our May 27th letter. An overwhelming amount of families opted to continue with a season and play ball in a modified format. With this response, the board agreed to move forward with a full game scenario in concert with LCYBL.
Per Governor Wolf’s colored phasing plan, baseball and softball are listed as contact sports that are only allowed to be played once our county reaches the green phase. We will have postings at all ball fields reminding players and families what actions can/cannot be taken as we push through this final phase of reopening.
We understand that the state guidelines may be less stringent than expected by some families who previously opted ‘in’ for a modified format season. To address any concerns, we are allowing one more opportunity to opt out of the spring/summer season this year. If you would like to change your option, please notify your coach by 5:00 PM Sunday 6/14/20 to change your previous response of playing to a non-participant for the spring season. If we do not receive any information, we will assume you are still willing to play and you will be contacted by your coach with a schedule next week and we will move ahead with our season.
Regarding baseball, we received a limited response to option 2. Therefore, you have been moved to option 1, as we assume you wanted to play in some fashion.
If you previously chose option 3, we have your contact information and refunds are being put together. Option 3 families will be contacted with information about refund distribution and need not notify us again of your option choice.
We understand this can be a difficult decision, however as the season is approaching quickly, we need to move ahead with viable teams. I cannot thank everyone enough for all your patience and cooperation during this difficult time. I look forward to moving beyond this stage and playing ball.
MTBSA - President