2020 Season - Updated Coronavirus Information to be posted as available
What we know now...
Little League International has requested that all leagues suspend all activity until May 11th. As with many of the projected dates for a wide variety of Coronavirus-related information, please understand that this date is subject to augmentation. A concurrent issue is that Winslow Township has closed all parks to any organized activities. There has been no defined end date for this.
Give that certain WTLL divisions now play against surrounding towns, we'll also have to consider the possible impact from local decisions made by those towns. We remain in contact with other league presidents to see if there have been any new developments. At the moment, we are all in the same holding pattern.
Yes, we would all like to play a season. But never in such a way that could prolong the duration of this pandemic or endanger the health and safety of any citizen.
In the meantime, please continue to follow the guidelines from all levels of government and the CDC. Stay Safe!!
Dave Iuliucci, WTLL President
The following link will take you to an intriguing article from the September 4th edition of Time Magazine. Much of the information you will see in this article you may have heard from many of the WTLL Board members. The biggest difference here is that the author, Sean Gregory, has the actual figures that confirm our assertions.
While there is certainly a place for "travel ball," there's no question that too many of the participants are involved because of unrealistic talent perceptions or, even more regrettably, for the status they believe is bestowed upon them.
Regardless of your feelings about the industry that has become youth sports, it's a great read.
Each year, a new group of parents joins the Little League® family, as their children get set to begin their baseball or softball journey, making new friends, and having fun along the way. And, just like players need a year or two of Tee Ball or Coach Pitch to learn the game, finding a way for parents to be introduced to volunteering is just as important. For those new Little League families, we encourage you to get involved in your local league as soon as possible because it is important to start learning how your league operates at the very beginning of your Little League involvement. Being updated and in-the-know are keys in developing a positive Little League experience for you and your Little Leaguer®.
The best way to get involved is to volunteer. Little League relies on the hundreds of thousands of Little League volunteers throughout the world to offer the opportunity for children and families to forge lifelong memories, and have positive experiences both on-and-off the field. Every local league needs committed volunteers. If your son or daughter began playing Little League last year, or your Little Leaguer is about to start next season, we encourage you to learn what volunteer positions are needed in your league. Volunteers often help with concession stand duties, field maintenance, fundraising, event planning, communications, and coaching.
Parents... You may want to take the course as well. A need for understanding concussion symptoms is not limited the the ball field.
This course will help you:
We can help our athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.
Click here to go to the training and quiz: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html
Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.
This course will help you:
We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.