As information continues to become available regarding the increasing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to provide you, our leagues and district administrators, with additional guidance on the implementation of the Little League® program in your local communities.
Little League International operates more than 6,500 programs in more than 84 countries, and therefore, we recommend that our leagues exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension/delay of all league activities until no earlier than June 2.
We are still taking registration. Please keep in mind that June 2 can change depending on the crisis of the Corona Virus. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep everyone up to date with the latest information.
Please wash your hands and please obey City and State emergency regulations
A medida que la información continúa disponible sobre la creciente propagación del coronavirus (COVID-19), queríamos brindarle a usted, a nuestras ligas y administradores de distrito, orientación adicional sobre la implementación del programa Little League® en sus comunidades locales.
Little League International opera más de 6,500 programas en más de 84 países y, por lo tanto, recomendamos que nuestras ligas ejerzan mucha precaución e implementen una suspensión / retraso temporal de todas las actividades de la liga hasta el 2 de Junio. Todavía estamos tomando el registro. Tenga en cuenta que el 2 de Junio puede cambiar dependiendo de la crisis del Virus Corona.
Continuaremos monitoreando la situación y mantendremos a todos actualizados con la información más reciente.
Lávese las manos y obedezca los reglamentos de emergencia de la ciudad y el estado
Dear Little League® Volunteer,
In more than 80 years of Little League, there has never been a season like this one.
As we have navigated this unprecedented pandemic, we have all had to make some very hard decisions that have kept us from playing baseball and softball and supporting the children in our community. On behalf of the Little League International Board of Directors and our entire staff, we thank all of our Little League volunteers, District Administrators, league officials, coaches, and parents, for your patience, leadership, and understanding.
The season has changed, and many of our Little League communities around the world continue to feel the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Yet, in some areas, volunteers are able to work on a local plan for returning to the field and providing a Little League experience for their players. As certain states and municipalities begin their phased approaches to reopening, it is highly encouraged that each league and district adheres to the guidelines set forth by their respective state and local government and health officials in terms of public gatherings, organized youth sports, and sporting events when determining when it is safe to return to Little League activities after May 11. Leagues should contact their state and local health authority and other municipalities for guidance prior to resuming any Little League activities. For a listing of state health departments, visit CDC.gov.
To assist our volunteers, we have compiled the 2020 Season Resumption Guide. In this resource, you’ll find guidance that will help leagues return to the field with information on team adjustments, interleague play, combined teams, tournament opportunities, updated rules and regulations that will be implemented for the 2020 season, communications tools, and more.
When we do return to the fields, it’ll be more important than ever to think about those things off-the-field that make the Little League experience special – teaching life lessons; being kind and gracious to umpires, coaches, and opposing teams; and supporting your community.
The safety and well-being of all our families, friends, and participants is always paramount, and today, is more important than ever. As we announced yesterday, we are extremely saddened that we have had to cancel our World Series and Region Tournaments for 2020, and while we won’t have these events and opportunities to look forward to this summer, we hope that, if safe and appropriate, your league can find a way back to the field this summer and fall.
We will be back and stronger than ever in 2021. We will rally around our communities, welcome all of life’s challenges, and leave a legacy of time spent together at Little League fields around the world. We are all in this together. We are one team, one Little League.
Thank you again for your patience, dedication, and understanding.
Stephen D. Keener
Little League President and CEO
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