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Mar, 2021

Spring 2021 Rec Baseball- Important Information

 

Dear ABL Families,

With Spring just around the corner, we hope that you’re as excited as we are for the little league season to begin. If you have not already registered for the Spring season, please click "Registration Info" on the top of the page and register your child as soon as possible. For the Instructional and Minors Divisions, we expect to communicate team assignments the week of April 2nd. For the Intermediates and Majors Divisions, team assignments will be dependent upon a to be scheduled player draft. We expect the drafts to be held on April 5th, with additional details to be shared with coaches in advance.

In advance of the start of the season, we wanted to share the following important information:

  • Schedule: Practices for the Spring 2021 Season will begin on Monday, April 5th (subject to field availability), according to the schedule below. Opening Day (i.e., the first games, as well as the Opening Day Ceremony) is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th. Additional details will follow about the time and location of Opening Day ceremonies. We expect the season to end on Saturday, June 19th.
    • Instructional Divisions (Pre-K and K):
      • Regular Practice: Wednesdays from 4pm – 515pm at IBM Fields 1 and 4 (note: please meet at IBM Field 1 and the coaches will split the children between Fields 1 and 4 for practice).
      • Flex Practice: see note below.
      • Games: Saturdays from 4pm – 530pm (fields TBD. Division coordinators will send out game schedules once teams have been finalized).
    • Minors Division (1st and 2nd grade):
      • Regular Practice: Mondays from 4pm – 515pm at IBM Fields 3 and 4 (note: please meet at IBM Field 3 and the coaches will split the children between Fields 3 and 4 for practice).
      • Flex Practice: see note below.
      • Games: Saturdays from 2pm – 4pm (fields TBD. Division coordinators will send out game schedules once teams have been finalized).
    • Intermediates (3rd and 4th grade):
      • Practice/Games: Thursdays from 530pm – 730pm, Saturdays from 12pm – 2pm (note: Thursdays will be practices from the week of April 5 through Opening Day. Following Opening Day, both Thursdays and Saturdays will be games. Fields TBD).
    • Majors (5th, 6th and 7th grade):
      • Practice: Tuesdays from 530pm – 730pm, Saturdays from 930am – 1130am (note: Tuesdays will be practices from the week of April 5 through Opening Day. Following Opening Day, both Tuesdays and Saturdays will be games. Fields TBD).
  • Flex Practices (for Instructional and Minors Divisions Only): For those children in the Instructional or Minor divisions only (i.e., Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd), to the extent there is sufficient interest, we will have a flex practice on Tuesdays from 4pm – 515pm at either Lombardi 1 or Town Hall (to be determined based on interest level). This practice is meant to be a flex practice, only for those children that are unable to attend practice on their regularly scheduled day because of previously existing conflicts. If you wish for your child to attend Tuesday’s flex practice in lieu of the regularly scheduled practice (for the 2021 Spring Season (i.e., children may not switch days week to week)), please email [email protected] with the subject line: FLEX PRACTICE REQUEST, and include in the body your child’s name and grade level, so that we can ascertain interest and ensure proper coach coverage.
  • Covid Protocols: We expect to begin the season requiring all players, coaches and umpires (where applicable) to wear masks while on the field or in the dugout. We will be closely following all available guidance and expect to issue another email on this topic as we get closer to the start of the season.
  • Equipment: all children are required to have, at a minimum, their own glove and batting helmet. We also encourage all children to wear a protective cup, and cups are required at the Intermediates and Majors level. For those that wish to purchase their own bat, please see the following link for Little League’s guidelines: https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-rules/
  • Rules: Divisions Coordinators will communicate division-specific rules to each team in advance of the season.
  • Final Note on Registration: while registration fees technically increased on March 1, we will be extending a $75 credit to anyone that signs up by this Friday, March 19th. This $75 credit will be applied to any future registrations. If you have already signed up post-March 1 and paid the full registration fee, please email us at [email protected] with the subject line: REGISTRATION CREDIT, and include your child’s name and grade level and we will ensure that you are provided with the $75 credit for future registrations.
  • Stay Informed: Please ensure that you have valid log-in credentials on our website.  More information to come on how to sync your calendars for practice/game notifications.  Also, please follow us on Instagram at IG: armonk_baseball_softball for further updates through the season and offseason.

We are all looking forward to a great season. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the board or email us at [email protected].

Thank you,

ABL Board

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