COVID 19UpdatedFriday April 24, 2020 bySt Charles Youth Baseball.
At this time, we cannot state an exact date of when we will be able to start our season, though we do anticipate playing a modified-season (reduction in weeks, number of games, etc.) at some point this summer. Based on the season's structure, and once we have a start date, we will provide more information about adjustments, credits, or partial refunds in the event they are necessary.
Our board is following the lead of the St. Charles Park District, whose guidance comes from the CDC and other health and governmental agencies. With the stay at home order extended through May 30th by Gov. Pritzker, we know that no baseball activities will resume before it is lifted.
The safety of our players and families is of utmost priority. It is our hope that we will be able to play some baseball for the 2020 season. When we have more information about a start date and structure, we will communicate with you and work with any families who have concerns or conflicts.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker just extended the stay-at-home order — and also the statewide school closure — through the end of April. And that means school resources remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In conjunction with the school closures, St Charles Youth Baseball will begin this coming season no earlier than 5/1. We still anticipate being able to get a full season in, and have mapped out several possible scenarios based on field use and potential season start dates. As the situation progresses we will keep our members updated and continue to follow the guidance of national, state and local agencies governing field use and gathering sizes.
As of today, in a situation that is evolving at a very rapid pace, St Charles Youth Baseball is delaying the start of this season. We will continue to look to, and follow, the lead of our state and local government resources (D303 and Park District) in addition to the CDC to provide direction in when we can safely bring baseball back to St Charles. As of right now, we don't have a defined start date, but we will move forward as soon as we possibly can. Rest assured we anticipate having a season this year (kids are going to want to play and we anticipate giving them that platform) for our developmental league, for our competitive league, for our tournament teams and for our regional teams.
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Given the escalation of COVID-19 in the US over the last few days, the STC Youth Baseball Board continues to evaluate what makes sense for the safety of players and the community.
At this time, we are going to suspend all STC Baseball activities including clinics, camps, practices, coaches meetings, etc.
We are working on rescheduling all suspended events and will communicate make-up dates at a later time.
STC Baseball is still committed to starting the Spring In-house season on April 17th for all leagues except Rookie T-Ball (that league begins later as it is). However, we are also working on a contingency plan in the event we have to delay the start of the season.
We are taking this day-by-day, and are working with D303, the STC Park District and other affiliates organizations and will communicate with you all again soon.
Again, as of now, all STC Baseball activities are suspended until further notice.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC's websitehere.