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2020 BYB Return-To-Play Plan

2020 BYB Return-To-Play Plan
5/31/2020
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.  
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