YLL Families –
We wanted to provide you with a brief update about the potential for baseball and softball this summer. YLL has carefully considered the state guidelines, spoken with town officials, and coordinated with other leagues in our district. We are unable to open league play at this time which would satisfy recommended safety guidelines without changes that make holding games impractical. In addition, the Town has not yet determined when it will open the North Road fields complex.
YLL wants nothing more than a return to baseball and softball in a safe, responsible manner. We will continue to work with town officials on a safety plan to potentially organize baseball and softball activities starting July 1 or later. We will keep you updated on our progress and open a new registration if/when it is possible.
Thank you very much for your patience and support. We would greatly appreciate any feedback or thoughts you may have about returning to play this summer at email@example.com.
Please also see the message below from Coach Marc Halsted who has posted videos with creative ways to keep our kids playing ball. Thanks Marc!
I hope all of you are doing well and successfully navigating the quarantine. These are challenging times and missing all the great things about Little League has certainly made life harder for many of us. Therefore, I wanted to create a resource to share creative ways to keep our kids playing ball. I’m sure many of you are already doing great things with your kids as you throw, catch, hit, and play games in your yards, but I wanted to put out some new and different ideas to keep the games fun and engaging.
Here’s the link to our Yarmouth Baseball website and our new “Creative Baseball Games for Kids” page. I’ve created and uploaded the first four videos focusing on Wiffle Ball, “Ghost Ball,” and some pitching. As you watch, please excuse my many cinematic and verbal mistakes…our “budget” was rather small and I was trying to do everything in one “take.”
In the coming days and weeks I plan to make many more of these videos. I will share new and different games for Wiffle Ball and baseball and I hope to even add a few instructional videos for things like the proper Throwing Progression and basic hitting, fielding, and pitching mechanics.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you within a few hours.
Thank you for taking the time to check this out. I sincerely hope to see you all at the fields someday soon. Until then, let’s keep our kids playing ‘ball!