To the Halfmoon Baseball Families:
We hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Recreational Sports are scheduled to begin in Phase 4.
(Based on current NYS phased approach as of 5/21/2020. Dates and phases are subject to change)
The Halfmoon Baseball Board of Directors met Thursday night to discuss our re-opening plan. The re-opening plan is broken down into two areas: scheduling and safety guidelines. This email will focus on our scheduling plan, our final safety guidelines will be released no later than two weeks prior to the start of the season to ensure we have considered the most recent best practices from the CDC and NYS. We have included a link below to Little League Baseball’s best practices, which will serve as the base for our safety guidelines (along with additional guidance from the CDC and NYS).
Phase 4 is projected to start for the Capital Region on 7/1/2020. Assuming there are no changes to this projection, our rec season will start 7/6/2020. We are planning on a 7 week rec season. For 8U – 12U, this will consist of a 6 week regular season and a 1 week playoff tournament. T-ball – 7U do not have playoffs and will consist of a 7 week regular season schedule. Rec games will be scheduled Monday – Thursday and Saturday mornings. There will be no rec games scheduled after 12pm on a Saturday. The goal will be for every team to play 2 rec games per week. There could be more games played during the playoff week.
We will be re-opening rec registration through 6/8/2020, but we recommend you register as soon as possible as some age divisions are close to being at full capacity. We will not be able to accommodate any registrations after 6/8/2020 due to scheduling and uniform ordering.
Our travel season will also start 7/6/2020. Travel teams will be able to schedule games on Friday’s, Saturday afternoons (after 2pm) and Sunday. There will be no summer or fall travel tryouts this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to keep the same travel rosters through the fall 2020 season. The next travel try-outs will be in the fall for the Spring 2021 rosters (date to be determined). The only exception to the summer try-outs will be for our 7U team as they are a new team. We anticipate having a try-out for 7U at the midpoint of the rec season. Travel schedules will be determined by the travel coaches. Some teams may make the decision to start 7/6/2020 and play right through the normal fall schedule, while other teams may decide to take a break in August. We understand there will be family vacations scheduled for August, so the normal 90% participation requirement will be waived. If you have any scheduled vacations, they should be communicated to the coaching staff as soon as possible.
If anyone is interested in managing a rec team or being an assistant coach, please email: email@example.com
We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. We look forward to getting back on the baseball field in a safe environment for the players and fans.
The Halfmoon Baseball Board of Directors
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