Managers and Coaches
I hope everyone is doing
well and you and your families are safe. The world we live in has been crazy and there are many restrictions we all must learn
to live with. As the Governor of NJ has started lifting some restrictions and has started re-opening NJ.
We have been given the green light to start practicing starting 22 June 2020. It very well looks like that we can start
playing games as of 6 July 2020. There will be a bunch of guidelines that we will have to inhere to, but they have not been
released as of yet. Guidelines are subject to change as the Government will enforce strict Guidelines for all of us to follow
if we want the kids to play. Some are saying the final guidelines will be released by the 22 June but now we understand they
will be out by the 30 June 2020.
We do understand that the players
have lost Spring, Tournaments, and the opportunity to enhance their skills and play against others. Tri-County Baseball League
which consist of NJYB, RBA and WBA are continuing to try to come up with a game plan of having a Summer season for the players
Our thought process is starting somewhere around the
12 July 2020 and play to 20/21 August following with playoffs.
We ask that everyone please register
their teams ASAP so we can have a head count who is in for the Summer League. Teams will be from New Jersey and NYC. We will
do our best in scheduling to try to make it manageable. Managers will have the flexibility of setting their schedules as we
do not know everyone field availability.
Some of the things that have been discussed as guidelines
to follow are (these are not set in stone yet):
Manager, Coach, player and people involved will have to have their temperature taken before entering the field. Anyone with
a 101.1 or higher my leave and will not be able to participate in anyway.
Homeplate umpire- The umpire will be placed behind the pitcher’s mound
has to be 6 ft from Homeplate (Questionable as of right now)
the Catcher having to be 6 feet behind home plate there would be no stealing ( If the catcher has to be 6 feet )
5. The Dugout is a concern and
we are trying to figure out the safest rules to implement. What has been put out to us is all players Coaches and Manages
in will have to wear a face covering. Players in the field of play and batter do not have to wear face coverings.
6. Each team will have to provide
balls and Coaches will have to switch out balls regularly
physical contact of Managers, Coaches and Players,
and after each game sportsmanship will be verbal
must social distance themselves from others unless they are family
11. Equipment is not to be shared amongst
players EX: Batting Helmets, Bats or Catchers Equipment. ( the only equipment that may be able to be used by more then one
player but must be limited it a bat, after each use though the bat must be sanitized)
No infield - outfield warmups permitted to minimum player contact
Each Manager, Coach, Player, Parent and Guest attending games will have to sign a waiver.
Before we can get a league
going, we need to see what the State Restrictions and Guidelines will be. So things are still up I the air and subjected to
We also need to know what teams are interested
in playing this summer so we can get a head count on the number of teams we may have at each level.
again our league with consist of teams from NJYB ( New Jersey) WBA ( Westchester NY) and RBA ( Rockland Co NY)
Please send your responses to NJYBLeague@aol.com
Another Note is just running weekend tournaments at local sites
which have fields. NABF will be hosting their World Series 1 August 2020 – 3 August 2020 at the Following ages
10u ( Tuxcedo NY)
12u ( Tuxcedo NY)
14u ( Tuxcedo
Tri-County Baseball League
NJYB – RBA - WBA