Youth baseball ages 13 to 18 years old in Elk Grove, California.
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In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe and follow the guidelines of the following organizations:
Babe Ruth League National Office
Sacramento County Department of Health
California Department of Public Health
We have been getting a lot of inquiries about our plans for 2021 and we notice that the younger baseball leagues are taking signups, so we’d like to address the question and let you know what we are thinking as of Feb 22, 2021.
With the recent state announcement that restrictions are being relaxed for youth sports, we have a better chance of getting started soon. The rules say that a county must be at a case rate of 14 or lower. If I am reading the Sacramento County reports correctly, as of Feb 22 it is 13.2, so hopefully that means our county will qualify. The youth sports change means that we would not have to wait to move from the purple tier to the red tier, but we do have to get to a case rate of 14 or lower.
Because we have a program for “supplementals” (players who join the league for our second half after they finish high school ball), we would like to see the high school game schedule before we open registration. If that schedule looks compatible with our traditional supplemental program, we will keep it the same. If not, we may not have any supplementals this year.
Rough guess for tryouts would be late March, giving some time for parents/players to sign up online. Conduct a draft late March or early April, then practice until the latter part of April; perhaps start games on April 24. We have usually had a 22 game schedule; there is a possibility that we will shorten the season this year, if the start gets pushed back.
What we want to do in the interim is to take an informational signup that does not require any commitment or financial obligation. It is a merely an expression of interest, so we can get started on planning the season. Before we get to tryouts, it is permissible for us to run some workouts for 12 players or less and two coaches. Once we have players informally registered, we can start inviting them to participate in workouts, weather permitting. Of course, joining workouts is completely voluntary, but each player will need to complete the informational signup to be eligible for the workouts. A waiver will also be required to participate.
Once we see better news with California counties starting to move into the red and orange tiers, we can start to get more precise about dates for tryouts, practices and games. At that time, we will conduct an official signup process and collect funds.
INFORMATIONAL SIGNUPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT www.eghardball.com. SEE LINK BELOW.
Sorry we cannot be more exact about the 2021 season, but such are the times right now. Stay tuned and check back here often.
- Joe Matlen
CSD Fields Status
Phone: (916) 405-5682
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