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Jun, 2020

The current state of baseball and softball in Waterbury June 2020

All,

It’s been quite a while since our  May 2nd scheduled Opening Day for 2020. Thank you all so much for being patient while we try to figure out what baseball and softball in Waterbury looks like for this year. 


As our state begins to open up, opportunities are also beginning to emerge. Little League International has released a number of guidelines for practicing and playing that could allow us to provide some type of programming for some children - at some point. 


However, any sort of organized program will need approval from both the state and the town Recreation Department. At this point, those approvals are not readily forthcoming. 


This week we had a CWLL Board meeting to discuss some of the things that are happening across the state and country for youth sports in order to try to develop a plan of what we can offer for this summer. 


Here are some of the conclusions we came to:

  1. We think that at this time, as we are still uncertain if we can even offer any programming this summer, CWLL should refund any registration monies that have been received for this year. If you have registered and paid for the season, we will gladly refund your fees, or we can keep them and apply them towards the 2021 season if you like. Please let us know what you would prefer at [email protected]

  2. Based on recommendations from many sources, we think it is not a good idea to offer programming for our instructional leagues - MY Tee, Tee Ball, and Farm League for the season. Looking at it, keeping kids safe requires more capacity for supervision and protocols than we as an organization can manage. We are open to suggestions of offering programming options in the Fall should our environment change.

  3. Given the current state of the state, should we be granted the approval to operate, we would begin with a series of small group, voluntary practices. There have been conversations about games between other towns across the state and even a “State Championship” for baseball (ages 10-12). However, there has not been any firm dates or formats talked about. 

  4. Finally, there may be other organizations that are operating at different levels than CWLL - offering opportunities to play when we are not. Little League International has removed the restriction that players have to play in their home area. So, if you as a parent find an association that is playing and you would like your child to play there, you are welcome to contact them about that. 


While we are still not playing together, there is some good news from the Recreation Department. A while ago the fields were closed (as people gathered in groups to play sports when that was not allowed) but now the fields are open again - for families to play with their children. So if you would like to get out and play baseball or softball with your children please feel free to use the town fields - just keep the group size down to the state guidelines.


We will try to keep information updated on our website and facebook page as best we can as things change. In the meantime, if you have questions, please reach out to [email protected]


CWLL Board. 


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