Start of 2020 Saratoga Miss Softball Recreation Season - Update - July 6, 2020

UpdatedMonday July 6, 2020 byJohn Dowd.

Hello everyone:

I just wanted to reach out to give everyone an update on the commencement of the 2020 Saratoga Miss Softball recreation softball season.  

As of today, teams have been formed in the tee ball, mini-minor and A Division.  The league tried to honor all of the team requests but could not honor all of the requests as a result of trying to keep the teams all competitively balanced. 

Teams have yet to be formed in the AA/AAA Division based on the fact that we have not had enough individuals register to coach in this age group.  If we do not get enough coaches to coach teams in this age group, we will not be able to go forward with a season in this age division.  I am going to wait until Friday, July 10, 2020 to see if we can get 2 more individuals to coach teams in this age division.  If we do not get enough individuals to coach, I will, unfortunately, be cancelling the AA/AAA Division recreation season for this age group.

As for the teams that have been formed, all of the coaches have been notified of the individuals on their team via the website.  They should be reaching out to you shortly via email to notify you of your daughter's placement on their team.  If you do not hear from them shortly, please let me know.   

Now that teams have been formed, we will be scheduling a meeting with all coaches to not only go over the playing rules for each age division but also to familiarize them with the social distancing protocols that the league has put in place to ensure everyone's safety.  Our hope is to have our coaches' meeting on Thursday evening and to hand out equipment bags to the coaches at this meeting.  

Following the coaches' meeting, we intend to have practices start up a week from today (July 13, 2020) with games to start the following week.   I would ask all of the coaches to please email me the days of the week that you would prefer to practice in the evening.  Once I receive your requests, I will try to accommodate everyone but there are also 8 travel teams that need practice time as well so it is likely to be very busy.  Additionally, our travel program will be hosting travel tournaments the next 2 weekends so the fields will not be available the next 2 upcoming weekends.    

Before practices can begin, I also wanted to pass along Saratoga Miss Softball's COVID-19 Special Park Rules as well as the COVID-19 Game Play Rules Modifications, both of which are attached hereto.  Please read and familiarize yourself with these rules.  Additionally, before anyone can participate in any league activities, they will need to execute and return to the league a signed copy of the Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement relating to COVID-19 exposure, COVID-19 liability and COVID-19 risk, which also is attached hereto.

We are excited to get the season underway and will be in touch with a practice schedule within the week (once we hear back from the coaches).  In the interim, please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

I look forward to seeing the girls on the fields enjoying the game that they love shortly.

Thanks.

COVID Special Park Rules.docx

COVID - 19 Game Play Rules Modifications.docx

COVID Waiver.pdf