The Beaver Dam Youth Baseball and Softball Association met on Sunday night to discuss the future of this summer’s season. The organization hopes to make a decision on the season by June 1st, but did decide that it would cancel T-Ball and Coach Pitch levels (ages 4-6). The BDYBS Board is also looking for input from participating families. If you are involved in youth baseball and softball you should have gotten a link to a survey, which you are asked to complete by May 22nd.
Here’s is a complete copy of the letter sent out to members & families.
May 18, 2020
Last night, the BDYBS Board met to discuss the 2020 season. We talked about topics such as safety guidelines, sanitation, concessions, rest rooms, playing field availability, and tournaments, to name a few. We all agreed that the safety of our children was our top priority in any decision that was to be made. We also knew that before we could move forward, both our safety plan and tentative schedule needed to be submitted and hopefully approved by the City of Beaver Dam in order to gain access to their facilities.
We did make a hard decision that if baseball and softball was to be played this summer it would not include children at the T-ball and Coach Pitch levels (ages 4-6). This decision was made in line with recommendations from our safety plan, suggestions from non-board BDYBS families, and due to the obvious challenges children of this age present related to social distancing, safety and sanitation.
The Board also decided that it needed to gain input from our member-families before either moving forward, pausing, or taking a step back. We ask that you complete the attached brief survey by FRIDAY May 22nd. The BDYBS COVID-19 Safety Guidelines are also attached for your reference.
We are committed to have a decision made on the status of both City League and Travel by June 1st .
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important survey and for your continued support and patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.
Russ Corcoran – BDYBS President