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Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

With the recent events surrounding the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, there has been a lot of uncertainty about the upcoming baseball and softball season. Please be assured that we intend to put on the best and safest season possible for all of our players and families.
 
While the start of our practices has already been pushed back a few weeks (not to start before April 13), we are currently not planning to delay opening day. However, we are committed to being adaptable and if needed, we will delay the start of our games and compensate by running a more compact schedule.
 
We do not intend to simply drop a whole lot of games, but will instead look more toward double-headers and busier weeks with a last-resort possibility of extending into early summer.
 
In order to provide the safest experience possible for our players, volunteers and fans, we will not be allowing players to share drinks or to eat (at all) in the dugout during games or practices. Bubblegum and seeds are a great part of the ballgame experience however a dugout full of kids is not an ideal dining environment.
 
Another point of concern is the sharing of equipment. Instead of providing "community" batting helmets to every team, we will be issuing helmets to all players who don't have their own prior to the start of the season. We will have ordering information for that out to you very soon.
 
We will be offering catcher's masks for rent or for purchase, but we will not issue community masks to our teams. Players interested in catching will have to either have their own mask, or rent or buy one from us prior to the start of the season.
 
Bats are another concern, but bats are far too expensive and "personal-preference" for us to provide bats to players. If your child will be sharing a bat with other players, we strongly recommend getting a good and comfortable pair of batting gloves.
 
At this point, our teams have been selected and the jersey order is underway. As such, and because we have operating expenses whether or not we play ball, we are unable to offer a full refund to anybody seeking one. We will honor any refund requests, but we will retain $75.00 of all refunded registrations in order to cover expenses that we cannot avoid.
 
In the event that we simply can't avoid cancelling the entire season, we will either issue a refund in the amount of registration minus $50 to cover uniforms and other supplies that have already been ordered or paid for; or upon request we will issue a non-transferrable credit for the full amount of the registration fee to be used toward future season(s).

Thank you for your patience while we navigate this unprecedented situation, and we hope to see you soon! Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Wauconda Baseball Softball

PO Box 296 
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
Email : [email protected]
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