As always, we hope this message finds you well. First, I would like to thank each of you for your patience with Lafayette Youth Baseball as we navigate an unprecedented year in 2020 that has seen many delays. We have heard from many of you that you are anxious to get back on the field, and we can certainly relate. As we look to do that it is imperative that we do it safely, keeping the wellbeing and safety of all involved in mind.
With that being said, Lafayette Youth Baseball developed a comprehensive set of Return to Play Guidelines. These guidelines touched each area of the game such as general health advisories, equipment guidelines, practice and game modifications, what our facilities look like for spectators, concession stands and attire. All these guidelines were shaped using CDC guidance as well as best practices from government advice and other youth sports governing bodies. Upon review of these guidelines, there are several items that make a 2020 Lafayette Youth Baseball season unrealistic. For instance, Governor Holcomb has announced Wednesday stronger recommendations for all Hoosiers to wear masks in public with his Mask Up Hoosiers campaign. Additionally, there is strong guidance to not share equipment. Shared equipment is an essential item for our recreational baseball teams as not all players have their own helmet, bat or catchers gear. Finally, maintaining social distancing is another example of one of our challenges, especially in our younger age groups. Like all of you, we had hoped come July we would see some of these restrictions ease but unfortunately it appears they are here to stay for a while longer.
Considering the summary above, as well as many other factors such as the continued rise in Covid-19 infections around the country and uncertainty of what school looks like this fall, Lafayette Youth Baseball has made the much deliberated and difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season. Anyone who remains registered as of now will receive a refund of their registration fee over the next several weeks. If you registered via our website, your refund will be made back to that form of payment if possible, less any applicable processing charges. If you registered in person or your form of payment used to register is unable to accept the refund, we will need to write you a check. If your address on your registration is incorrect, please notify us immediately so that we can get this updated. Finally, there are several people who have not turned in fundraiser money and or remaining cards for 2020. If you have not turned in your fundraiser money/cards, we will do one on-site refund pick up where you will need to drop off those cards/money and pick up a check. This will take place at Armstrong Park on Wednesday July 29 from 5:30-7. Please be patient with us as we work through the refund process, as this again is another unprecedented event in 2020 and we need to ensure that we do this accurately so that each family receives back their fees. Our goal is to have refunds back to each of the approximately 400 players in our registration by the end of July.
Although this is discouraging news, Lafayette Youth Baseball continues to see some positive in 2020 with field renovations at both Armstrong (Field 2) and McCaw Park (all fields). The continued investment of Lafayette Youth Baseball and the community in these efforts is essential to ensuring we have quality facilities to return to next spring. Our staff continues to work hard maintain these investments and will be ready for baseball in 2021.
Mark Gregg Brent Martin
Director of Baseball LYB President
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Click the box below to register NOW for the 2020 Spring Baseball Season! Players 4-14 years of age! All Online registrations for 8U through 14U include the fundraiser buyout online.
There are also three (3) ON SITE Registrations for those that want to sell cards as part of our fundraiser. If you do not attend one of those registrations, you must then sign up online and pay the fundraiser buyout. All late registrations will also be online, subject to availability.
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|League||Online Price (Including Fundraiser Buyout)||On Site Registration (Plus 10 Fundraiser Cards)|
|Tee Ball (4/5 Year Olds)||$65.00 (No Fundraiser)||$65.00 (No Fundraiser)|
|Rookie (6U)||$80.00 (No Fundraiser)||$80.00 (No Fundraiser)|
|8U (7 & 8 Year Olds)||$135.00 (Includes $50 Buyout)||$85.00 (Plus 10 Cards)|
|10U (9 & 10 Year Olds)||$140.00 (Includes $50 Buyout)||$90.00 (Plus 10 Cards)|
|12U (11 & 12 Year Olds)||$145.00 (Includes $50 Buyout)||$95.00 (Plus 10 Cards)|
|14U (13 & 14 Year Olds)||$150.00 (Includes $50 Buyout)||$100.00 (Plus 10 Cards)|
The purpose of Lafayette Youth Baseball is to provide an organized youth baseball program with the goal of developing lifelong friendships while showing positive growth socially, physically, and mentally. The focus of our programs will be providing friendly competition for all of our players ages 4-14 years old.
Our league can not be successful without dedicated players, parents, coaches and volunteers. Please consider joining us in providing a positive atmosphere for all of our kids to play and learn.
Registration for Spring/Summer baseball closes today. There is still time today to register for LYB. Sign up online on our web page.