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2020 BYB Return-To-Play Plan
2020 BYB Return-To-Play Plan
To the BYB Community:

We have identified our 2020 Return-To-Play Plan.  The BYB Board has worked tirelessly to stay up to date on all local and state mandates and what that might mean for a safe and healthy 2020 season.  Please keep in mind that the guidelines we will be using have been reviewed by the Boone County Health Department and are in line with the CDC's recommendations for youth sports in 2020.  These guidelines are in place to protect our youth participants, our members, and the community.  Click HERE for the “Stay Safe at BYB” Guidelines.  Click HERE for the required 2020 BYB Return To Play Waiver.
  • BYB practices will begin June 8, 2020.  A practice schedule will be released at our mandatory coaches meetings on June 6, 2020.
  • The official start to rec league games for the 2020 season will be Friday, June 26, 2020.  
  • A game schedule for baseball will be finalized by June 13, 2020.  A game schedule for softball will be forthcoming through the Stateline League soon.
  • All teams will be scheduled for 12-16 games, condensed into a shorter time frame, but close to the total number of games a normal spring-summer season regular season game schedule. 
  • No rain make-ups will exist for the 2020 season.
  • The season will run through August 10, 2020.
  • All players have been drafted onto teams.
  • 6U Coach Pitch League is canceled for 2020.  Refunds will be issued for this league by July 1, 2020.
  • The raffle tickets are still valid for 2020.  A drawing will be held live at Championship games on August 10, 2020.  All tickets must be turned in by July 31, 2020.
BYB has an unwavering commitment to provide the Boone County Area friends and families a place to play baseball and softball in 2020.  We understand that some health conditions, concerns, or beliefs may prevent a family from being comfortable or capable of doing so.  BYB is providing the following options:
  1. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 season will require a special waiver.  Please print, review, and sign the 2020 BYB Return-To-Play Waiver for EACH player.  Turn that signed/completed waiver into your coach at your first practice.  You cannot participate without the waiver being signed and completed.  Click here to download the waiver.
  2. If you are not comfortable playing in 2020, please contact your league commissioner no later than June 9, 2020 to discuss rolling your 2020 fees into 2021 season credits.
Here are some key dates and deadlines for the 2020 season:
  • June 6, 2020 – Coaches Meetings at Ross-Fish Youth Sports Complex
  • June 8, 2020 – BYB Practices Begin
  • June 9, 2020 – 2020 Opt-out Deadline
  • June 13, 2020 – BYB Game Schedule is Released
  • June 26, 2020 – BYB League Games Begin  
  • June 28, 2020 - Picture Day (online orders only thru PMI Photography)
  • July 31, 2020 - Deadline for all raffle tickets to be turned in
  • August 10, 2020 – Championship Games and End of Summer Season
For questions, please contact the board via email at belvidereyouthbaseball@gmail.com.  
2020 Equipment Pick-Up - Baseball/Softball Rec League
2020 Equipment Pick-Up - Baseball/Softball Rec League
BYB Equipment pick-up is scheduled for June 6, 2020.  Coaches must attend the mandatory coaches meetings that day in order to receive equipment and a practice schedule. 

Please DO NOT drive into the facility (ground is soft).  You may park outside of the gates down the right field line of John Ross Field.  If you cannot make the equipment pick up, please contact Vern McElroy at 815-520-3546.
Save 20% at Dick's Sporting Goods
Save 20% at Dick's Sporting Goods
Use this coupon and mention Belvidere Youth Baseball, Inc. at Dick's Sporting Goods to save 20% on all of your qualifying pre-season baseball and softball gear!

Offer is ONLY good on February 22-23, 2020!

Click here for the coupon and details.

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NOTICE:  Second Tryout:  Twisters Fastpitch PTT (FKA SoNIC) Softball Teams - January 12, 2020 at BNHS
NOTICE: Second Tryout: Twisters Fastpitch PTT (FKA SoNIC) Softball Teams - January 12, 2020 at BNHS
8U PTT:  $50
10U PTT and FTT:  $50 (PTT), $450-500 (FTT)
14U PTT:  $50

Location:
Belvidere North High School - 9393 Beloit Road, Belvidere, IL 61008

Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Players will hit, field, run, and bat.  Please bring a glove, helmet, fielder's mask, and bat (if you have one).

Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and get your player a number for tryouts.  PLEASE NOTE - Parents, fans, guardians, relatives will not be allowed inside the gym during the tryouts.   There will be an objective three person "Team Selection Committee" assigned to the tryout.  These individuals are board members who do not have children in the program, nor are they coaching any of the teams.  Drills will be ran by the Head Coaches, whom were selected by the Board of Directors.

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November Board Meeting
November Board Meeting
The November Board of Directors meeting will be moved from November 13, 2019 to November 20, 2019.  The time is 7 PM and the location is the Midland States Bank downtown Belvidere.
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