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PLAY BALL! 2020 SUMMER REGISTRATION OPENS FRI, MAY 29 @ 10AM

 

MYB will be opening a limited registration for a 2020 summer season on Friday, May 29 at 10:00am ET at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=98101&org=mhdbaseball.org. We believe that we can safely accommodate four teams of 11-12 year-olds and four teams of 9-10 year-olds at Gatchells, and four teams of 13-15 year olds on the big diamond. The MYB Board reserves the right to amend these numbers at any time. All players who register after the initial teams are full will be placed on a waiting list.

We are awaiting final guidance from state and local authorities, but players and families should assume that there will be protocols in place that are similar to the guidance provided by Babe Ruth League here: http://baberuthleague.org/media/317863/BRL.CV19%20PLAN_5.15.20.pdf. In addition, at the time of registration, all families will need to digitally attest to the waiver here: http://baberuthleague.org/media/317866/5-17-2020%20Waiver.pdf.

Based on the current Reopening Massachusetts phase guidelines, we are hopeful that single-team practices would be allowed to start on or about Monday, June 8, and that games could start as soon as Monday, June 29. We are anticipating being able to offer six weeks of games, or roughly July 1-August 15. The cost for this program will be $150.

MYB is planning to offer baseball activities for our 7-8 year-olds later this year.


To anticipate and answer (as best as we can) some questions:

1. The guidelines call for not sharing helmets and bats. Would MYB make available these items for each player?
We encourage any of our players who have their own helmets/bats/other equipment (like catcher’s gear) to use them this season. Any player who needs equipment would be provided it, either for the season or on a (sanitized) per-game basis. 

2. If there is a season, would the Shed be open?
We are not going to be able to open the Shed this season.

3. Would the bathrooms at Gatchells be open?
This is a Town decision. 

4. Would there be anything beyond a town season in 2020 (e.g., Districts/Bay State)?
Babe Ruth League's guidance calls for an emphasis on town play in 2020. Ensuring the safety and success of in-town play would be MYB's primary focus. Any additional play would be discussed at a later time.

5. What would the registration fee for 2020 play be? Are scholarships available? What if my player was granted a scholarship already?
We would try as hard as possible to keep the registration fee reasonable, understanding that, as always, some of our families would need a reduced fee. However, we are planning for a game schedule that lassts as long as our typical spring season does. If you were granted a scholarship for the 2020 Spring Season, that scholarship will be applied for any subsequent play in 2020.

6. Will there be an Introductory Clinic this year?
Unknown, but in order to have one, we would need an EXTREMELY low adult-helper-to-participant ratio. Please let us know if you would be willing to help.

7. What about the older players (Raimo and Babe Ruth leagues; 13-15s)?
They would be subject to the same criteria as the rest of our play. We would hope to have our Raimo/Babe Ruth leagues compete with Swampscott teams, as we have done in the past.

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