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COVID-19 Updates

As you know, these are very uncertain times for all aspects of our lives and we hope you and your family are doing well.  The NYBA is at the mercy of state and federal regulations and social distancing rules.  We continue to monitor the recommendations as they relate to group gatherings, sporting events and our 2020 baseball season.  Please be patient as we navigate these uncharted waters and work to figure out the best approach to take as things unfold.  

May 18, 2020 UPDATE - 

Communications were sent out today regarding both In-House and Travel via email to all members. While the stay-at-home order expired today (5/18), there are still a number of restrictions in place that prohibit baseball activities such as: full-team practices, games, tournaments and in-person meetings, most significantly the prohibiting of gatherings of more than ten people. With that, the Governor is working closely with a variety of our local and state youth sports governing bodies to craft a “return-to-play” plan that is aiming for a June 1st release. The NYBA is working to prepare a COVID-19 safety plan, which will include operation and safety guidelines for teams, players and our membership. It will be imperative that once in place, all NYBA membership and participants strictly comply with this plan in order to ensure safety as we return to play. 

At this immediate time, because Sechler Park can be such a busy place on any given week night, In-House is awaiting more information from our Governor on what restrictions and guidelines youth sports in MN will need to follow. Once those are known, we can examine the plan and decide if an in-house season will be feasible. The Travel committee will be in contact with Tournament and Travel coaches this week to determine the possibility of proceeding in small group settings and will communicate with players and families once a plan established. 

If you know that your family will not be participating this season if played please don't hesitate to let us know and we will work to issue the necessary refunds.

NYBAPresident.Travel@gmail.com
NYBAPresident.InHouse@gmail.com
NYBASecretary@gmail.com 
 
On behalf of the NYBA board we would like to thank you for your patience during this time.
 
Please check back as we will do our best to keep  this information updated.

2020 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Travel Registration is now closed.

In-House is now closed but a few spots remain at most levels to fill out the rosters.  If you are still interested in signing up, please contact the level coordinator to see if there is an opening available.
tballfutures.nyba@gmail.com (Kindergarten/1st grade)
rookies.nyba@gmail.com (2nd/3rd grade)
minors.nyba@gmail.com (4th/5th grade)
 

*Note the new Dibs policy listed below and contact the Dibs Coordinator with questions.

Dibs UPDATE for 2020

Beginning this season the NYBA, similar to other organizations, will be collecting checks from each family for required Dibs hours.  Checks will be held until the completion of the season and then destroyed if hours are completed or cashed if hours are incomplete.  

Check amount:  Families will be required to provide a check for $250 per player (with a family max of $500) prior to players receiving their uniform or participating in games.

Required hours: Families will be required to volunteer 5 hours per player, with a max of 10 hours per family.  Hours will be posted prior to the season under the Dibs tab along the top of the website for families to claim.

Check collection:  Opportunity to turn in checks will take place at multiple times prior to the season such as parent meetings, uniform fittings as well as initial practices and uniform distribution night, etc.   

Checks should be made out to: Northfield Youth Baseball Association

Checks can also be mailed to:

NYBA
PO Box 668
Northfield, MN 55057

 


2020 Twins Baseball Camp

Twins Baseball Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14.  This week long camp will run June 15-19, 2020.  Camp includes a full Twins uniform, a week of baseball instruction and is topped off by a trip to Target field.  Each registrant also receives 4 tickets to a Twins game.   For more information and to register your player, visit the Twins Camp website: 

https://www.mlb.com/twins/community/training/summer-camps#locations

 

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

**Message from Major League Baseball:  Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all MLB youth-focused events and activities are suspended through May. This includes the MLB Pitch Hit & Run event in Northfield scheduled for May 23rd. There still may be an opportunity to extend and/or amend the MLB Pitch Hit & Run event season overall. We will be in communication should there be any opportunity to re-schedule these events. 

Stay tuned for for additional information and how to register for the Northfield event if we are able to.  In the mean time, you can check out the official website at:  https://www.mlb.com/pitch-hit-and-run

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