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Jul, 2020

Fall 2020 Registration Now Open!

We hope you're having a fantastic Independence Day weekend!

We're so excited to let you know that registration for our Fall 2020 season is open NOW through the last day of July!

There's a lot we want to let you know about in this update. Let's get started with some logistical details and then we'll talk about the elephant in the room: the coronavirus pandemic.

Fall 2020: Important Dates!

  • Registration: Open NOW! Closing July 31, 2020
  • Teams created: First week of August
  • Practices start: Just as soon as teams are formed
  • Games start: Second half of August
  • Season ends: October 31, 2020

Credits, Uniforms, and Walk-Ups

As you know, our Spring 2020 season didn't happen. Many of you opted to roll over your Spring registration to this Fall.

If you asked to have your Spring 2020 registration rolled over as a credit for Fall 2020 you don't need to register for Fall 2020! You are already registered for our Fall season!

If you had a player sized for a uniform for Spring 2020, you don't need to attend a walk-up and have that player sized again.

If you did not roll credit over from Spring 2020 to Fall 2020, then you will need to register (online or in person at a walk-up) and you will need to attend a walk-up to have your player sized for a uniform.

Walk-up dates and details:

  • Walkup #1: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6-7:30 PM
  • Walkup #2: Friday, July 31, 2020, 6-7:30 PM
  • Location: the Little League field house (the top floor of the building in the center of the Little League baseball fields)

Fall 2020: Divisions

At this time, we don't plan to make any changes to our divisions from Spring 2020. You can see our list of division on our website.

How is Fall Ball Different?

Compared to Spring, our Fall season is always more relaxed and focused on instruction. This is because our Fall season is just a local program. Little League International only runs tournaments after the Spring season, which means that in the Fall no one is worried about team records or getting on the All-Star team.

Fall is a great time for first-time players to get a taste of baseball in a more relaxed environment, and for experienced players to try new positions and develop their skills!


Now that we've covered all of the details about our Fall 2020 season, let's talk about what is on everyone's mind: the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pandemic is Still Happening

We know that many of the families that participate in our programs simply aren't comfortable returning to our facilities and fields at this time. We understand your concern and respect your perspective! As a board, we know this is a really difficult and complex time.

Youth sports, and other similar community activities, play an important role. Participating in Little League is a chance for kids to play baseball or softball, but that's not all that's happening out on the field. In addition to the development of baseball and softball talent, the kids who participate in our program learn how to be part of team, how to be coached, they get regular exercise, they engage in mental training, they face challenges and overcome them. Little League is about a lot more than just playing a game!

As we see other community activities restarting this summer and fall, we feel it's important that we also make our program available to the families that want and need what we have to offer. So while we understand that many families may not feel comfortable rejoining us quite yet, we feel it's time for us to get back to business.

If you opt to have your family skip our fall season, you have our support in making that decision! We understand and we applaud you for taking the steps you believe are right for your family in the midst of this challenging time.

How Will the Pandemic Affect the Fall Season?

You will find some things handled a little differently than in the past as we do our best to minimize the spreading of germs and encourage fans and players to observe the guidelines recommended by the state as much as possible. As the time draws nearer for us to kickstart the season, we will share guidelines with our coaches, players, and families about the do's and don't's that will apply to this upcoming season (things such as "don't bring a player with a fever to any league event" and "do remind players to wash their hands if they go to the bathroom").

While we will make adjustments where we can, it's important to bear in mind that baseball is a game that cannot be played while maintaining social distancing. To name one specific example, maintaining 6 feet of separation between a batter, catcher, and umpire simply is not possible. The same goes for kids while they're in the dugout and in many other situations. We will follow state guidelines when we can, but we will not be able to follow all of the recommended guidelines. If you have your child participate this fall, please bear this in mind!

Beyond a few modest adjustments, our hope is to have a fairly normal Fall 2020 season.

Having said that, no one really knows what the next few months have in store for all of us. This isn't really anything new. It's always been the case that the future was unknown. However, the first half of 2020 has made that truth abundantly clear. We are counting on your patience and understanding as we navigate the coming weeks and months!

Contact

Habersham County Little League
P.O. Box 2241 
Clarkesville, Georgia 30523

Phone: 706-426-1903
Email: [email protected]

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