05/28/20 - Baseball & Softball Season Update
by posted 03/26/2020

UPDATE AS OF 05/28/20


We have been informed by the City of Orange that our field permit will not resume this Monday, June 1st as anticipated. All field permits have been further suspended indefinitely.

The city is closely following the State of California’s four stages of reopening and youth sports falls somewhere within stage three of that process. The state has hinted that stage three could begin as early as next week, but obviously nothing is certain.

The SSLL Board has met numerous times over the course of this shutdown to discuss our options as a league. We still believe we can successfully complete the “Spring 2020” season over the summer if we are permitted to resume within the next couple of weeks. Based on feedback we received from the league members via the team managers, we learned the vast majority of the league would like to resume the season as well.

That said, we are going to remain in a “wait-and-see” mode, hoping the state indeed begins stage three in the next week or so. In preparation, we have assigned a safety committee to draft a return-to-play safety plan, utilizing best practices recommended by Little League International and the CDC.  We are confident we will be ready to play baseball in a safe manner as soon as we get the word from the city that we are permitted to play.

The board will reconvene in the next couple of weeks to discuss next steps. If news changes for the better before that, we are prepared to convene and ramp things up quickly. If nothing changes and a summer season no longer seems feasible, we will notify the league members of partial refund or credit options.

Thank you for your patience these past couple of months. We are hopeful we can get our kids back out there playing baseball as soon as possible!

-SSLL Board of Directors


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