SBRL Spring 2020 season cancelled
The primary concern of the Springfield Babe Ruth League (SBRL) is to provide a healthy and safe environment for all of our players, coaches, and families. In the current environment, we must all take the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. We urge all of our families to adhere to the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health, and Fairfax County.
After careful consideration of the safety and well-being of all participants, the SBRL Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the entirety of the Spring 2020 baseball season. This applies to both the National (13-15 year old) and Senior (16-18 year old) levels.
We are providing all registered SBRL players and families the following choices regarding fees already paid for the Spring 2020 season.
Please indicate your preference by filling out our online Spring Registration Fee Choice form by May 1, 2020. After that date, all remaining registration fees will be applied to credit for a future season.
For any correspondence regarding Credits or Refunds, please include "CREDIT" or "REFUND" along with the player name in the subject line. Processing a large number of these requests is unprecedented for SBRL and will require significant effort on the part of our volunteers. Please bear with us as we process your requests.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all again as soon as conditions allow,
Bill Amatucci (President)
Karen Markey (Vice President of Operations)
Scott Wise (Vice President of Administration)
Link to online SBRL Spring Registration Fee Choice form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJ3X2MV
QR link to SBRL Spring Registration Fee Choice form
Springfield Babe Ruth knows that for many reasons players like to play with friends and coaches they have played with before and coaches like working with players they have coached before. For these reasons it is now possible for players to stay on teams they have played on the previous season. This has been a very successful policy in our senior league for many years and we have now extendeded it to the 13-15 age division. This policy also extends to teams coming out of Little League that would like to stay together as they transition to Springfield Babe Ruth. We are still preserving our younger leagues (Prep, International and Major Leagues), but it is now possible for teams to form up as Prep teams and stay together until they reach our Senior league. If you have questions about this new policy, please inquire about it when you register this year.
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS AND TRYOUTS
Guidelines for tryouts and team assignments:
Please address questions about tryouts to the Player Agent or Vice President.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS: The SBRL Board of Directors strongly recommends physical examinations prior to tryouts. The parents or guardians of the participants are responsible to ensure that their sons or daughters are physically able to participate in the program. If a player has a special physical condition that may affect participation (e.g., diabetes, allergies, and unusual vision problems), please indicate that on the player information sheet when you register, and at tryouts.