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Apr, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

This sucks. We are all facing our own challenges, and we all need to be mindful of those struggles. Some people are out of work, others are juggling work, kids, health, etc. To get through this, we need to be taking smart steps that keep us all safe and moving toward normalcy.

Our Commitment to You

As the local baseball league, our role in this is simple: Focus on giving you a quality baseball experience as soon as it is safe to do so. As soon as we are able to do that, we will make it happen. During this time of uncertainty, we have made the following commitments to you:

  • All state and regional recommendations regarding parks usage and public gatherings will be followed.
  • We will not start baseball activities until it is safe to do so.
  • When we do get to play, we are committed to holding a full season.
  • Honest and concise communication to our supporters.
  • Anyone that cannot play in 2020 will be given 100% credit towards a future season.

Current Plans

We must remain flexible. These plans may change, but here is what we are doing right now: (UPDATED on May 6th):

After reviewing Gov. Pritzker's 5 Phase Restore Illinois plan, we believe that youth sports will not be plausible until July. Therefore, we have made the following adjustments to our schedule for the 2020 season:

  • We will combine our Spring/Summer season with our Fall season to make one longer season. 
  • Registration deadline has been extended to June 21st. 
  • Practices are scheduled to begin July 6th, or as soon as Phase 3 or 4 of the Restore IL plan allows us to do so. 
  • The season will run through September, with a total of 16 games (normally 14 games).
  • Championship Tournament will be held the first full week of October. 
  • All Star / Photo day is set for Sept. 12th.
  • GLF Clincher Softball Tournament is set for Sept. 13th. 
All of these dates are reflected in our events calendar. We understand that some players may be worried about how this will impact the Fall Football season. It is our understanding that Fall sports may also be delayed, but if they are not, some players may choose to play Football instead. In this case, please notify us BEFORE the registration deadline to receive your registration credit toward the 2021 season.

What happens if things change?

Keep in mind, because of the speed that things change, it is hard for us to predict exactly when we will know what we can/can't do. But, we are trying our best to predict and prepare. So... here are a few scenarios we are preparing for: 

We can't start on July 6th - in this case, we will start practices ASAP while keeping our August 3rd game start date, so long as we have at least 2 weeks of practice before games. We will adjust the game start date to allow for at least 2 weeks of practices. If necessary, we will shorten our season back down to the normal 14 games, remove the break week, and still finish in early October. 

We can't play baseball at all in 2020
-You will be issued a credit for a future season. 



Refund Policy: Refunds depend on the situation and when you cancel. If you cancel before the registration deadline, you will be given the choice of a 75% refund, or a 100% credit toward a future season. If you cancel after the deadline, you will be given a credit toward a future season minus the cost of the uniform. If you cancel after games have started, no refunds or credits are available. Should you need a full refund due to a financial hardship, those requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis (a hardship application must be completed before practices begin).