COVID-19 UPDATE 03/14/2020 Greetings WAA Families,
As of today March 14, 2020, WAA is indefinitley...
WAA COVID-19 Update - 5/19/2020
May 18, 2020
Greetings WAA Baseball Families, as we enter the Re Opening Phases, we would like to update you as best we can during an ever-evolving process.
School and Town fields remain closed for teams and individuals. We have volunteers and contract services completing the necessary maintenance, and your cooperation with these closings is appreciated by them.
As most of you are aware Recreation is part of Phase 4, this means we will look to June 26th as the earliest we could consider conducting organized sports. If this date changes WAA will be prepared and we will react accordingly.
The WAA Board have been working to prepare for a July – August program for all age levels. We have a task force working on our "Re Opening Plan". They will be addressing the protocols and procedures necessary to ensure we are operating within the guidelines put forward by our Local and State Health officials. We will begin slowly and take every precaution to ensure the safety of every player, coach, umpire and spectator. The Re Opening plan will be presented to every family before we begin. We will do our best to not conflict with other sports. We will be adjusting fees when we fully know what our season will cost. We are also planning for our traditional Fall Ball program. As we learn more, updates will be provided.
We have had very few requests for refunds so far. This is exciting to us because it shows the desire we all must have to play ball. WAA incurs expenses to maintain Empire Park and Damico Park. Unfortunately covering these expenses without a full year of registrations, will deplete some of the funds raised to build dugouts, and other capital projects. In the event you wish to request a refund, please consider donating a portion of your refund to WAA to help cover these expenses. Instruction for this will be detailed while registering for your refund.
WAA has the experience, leadership, and resources to make sure that all kids, at all levels, who wish to play baseball in 2020, will have the opportunity to do so. I assure you it will be Great. For now, please stay safe, keep your arm loose, and keep up with your Schoolwork.
WAA Baseball Board of Directors
If you are currently registered for a Spring House league and paid, you will remain in que for the program level and age you registered for, any changes will be communicated before we resume play, and any current fees paid will be used toward that program. If you choose not to participate in the extended program, your fees will be credited to your account where you can use it to register for future programs or camps. There is no need to contact us currently.
If you are currently registered for a Spring House league and have not paid, you may either stay registered and pay the new adjusted fees when we resume. Or, if you cannot participate in the extended league sign into our website and register your player for the "COVID-19 Refund" league. When registering please be sure to check the appropriate "Non-Paid" box.
If you are currently registered for a Spring House league and wish to collect a full refund, you will need to login to our website and register for the "COVID-19 Refund" league. Please know, when you collect a full refund you will be "unregistered" for the league you are currently in. Please consider donating a portion of your refund to WAA for expenses.
Wolves information will be distributed in a separate message.
Please remember we are a 100% volunteer run association and will need your patience getting refunds and credit requests issued. DO NOT email us refund requests, email requests will be directed to this document.
Disclaimer: These specific masks are not required to for players to play WAA house or travel baseball. At this point, WAA baseball is still waiting on what the policy will be regarding masks and youth sport participation from Little League International and local leaders.
We wanted to share with you a home practice plan that our Player Development Coordinator, Kevin Sayers has come up with. For those of you who don't know Kevin, he is the Manager for our 9U Wolves travel team and is also a Physical Education Teacher at Plank North Elementary School.
It is a basic 5 day calendar for baseball specific work. Each skill area has hyper links which show a video of how to do the drills and activities. Please encourage your child to practice on their own, with a sibling or a parent/guardian. It should be in a familiar format to what your children have been doing the past few weeks for school.
We hope these drills will be fun and educational for your children as they wait for the start of the baseball season. For now, please stay safe, keep up with your school work and Happy Mother's day to all our Baseball Moms.
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We're excited to share T-Mobile will be supporting our league for the 2020 season. No matter where Little League families live, T-Mobile is working to keep leagues competitive and connected. Their nationwide network is bringing the future to towns everywhere with more towers, more engineers and more coverage. Thanks for being our official wireless sponsor T-Mobile!
We know you're all anxious to be able to play baseball and know you've been practicing on your own in your backyards. Some of our Webster Wolves coaches have come together to create a YouTube channel with drills that you can practice on your own. Please subscribe to the channel on YouTube as we'll be adding new videos frequently
As of today March 14, 2020, WAA is indefinitley postponing all practices, games, meetings and events. This includes hitting sessions at off site facilities.
Monroe County has declared a "State of Emergency". We encourage all of you to stay informed with Webster Central Schools, Monroe County Health and NYS Health guidlines and restrictions.
By now I am certain our School District is meeting, and will be sending out information soon. Once we know the path our District is taking we will send out more information.
At this time we do not know what this means for our 2020 Spring Season. As stated earlier, WAA will closely follow the policies of our School District. We will not be addressing fiscal questions until we know more, which may take several weeks.
WAA Board members will continue planning for our Spring 2020 Season, Our first games are not scheduled until May 2. In the event that Opening Day is pushed back we will still do our best to provide an opportunity for kids to get out and play, which is something our community will need after we get thru this.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.