As the weather has gotten nicer, hopefully baseball has been on your mind. We just wanted to share a few updates on the upcoming season.
Team Assignments: Division coordinators will first determine the availability of coaches and then figure out how many teams can be supported. For the minors and instructional minors division, you should have team assignments and hear from your head coach no later than the end of April. For the rookies, you should hear around the middle of May.
Start Date: For the minors and instructional minors levels, the first “game” days would be during the week of May 17th. However, division coordinators and coaches will be in communication with you about practices starting as early as the first or second week of May. The rookie level season will begin the first week in June.
Volunteer Checks and Hours: As stated on the registration page, we will be collecting a volunteer check from each family on Jersey Handout Night (the rookie level is exempt from this). If you put in 8 hours of time during the season in a volunteer capacity, you’ll receive the check back. Please log your own hours and keep track of the work that you did.
Coaches Needed: One way to easily satisfy your hours is to become a coach. Our registration numbers are very strong this year, so we’ll have some additional teams formed at each level. This means we’ll need some additional coaches. Your division coordinators will likely be reaching out to you via email to recruit head coaches, assistant coaches, dugout helpers, etc. The experience is better for everyone with an abundance of help.
Field Work Days: There will be another great opportunity for volunteer hours in a couple weeks. Sunday, May 2nd (8:30-noon) will be a field work day where we prepare our complex for the season. There are painting projects, dirt to be hauled, weeds to be pulled, and other general work to be completed. Bringing a wheelbarrow or shovel would be helpful. There could potentially be another one before the season. Stay tuned.
Covid-19 Protocols: We are continually monitoring state and local guidelines. By the time the season begins, we will be communicating our plan.
If anyone has any general questions about the upcoming season, you can send an email to email@example.com.
Take care everyone,
Lake Park Board of Directors
Majors: Monday & Wednesday (Register Here)
Minors: Tuesday & Thursday
Instructional Minors: Tuesday & Thursday
Rookies: Sunday (evening)
Rain is always an issue in the summer. Games will be played in the rain as long as the field does not become unsafe. Any observed lightning, games will be halted. Wait a minimum of 30 minutes from the last observed lightning or thunder before resuming activities.
The league covers a large geographic area, the players and parents should never assume that because it is raining in their area, it is raining at the fields. Please assume the game will be played unless you are notified otherwise.