We are taking our children's safety very importantly and don't want to put anyone at risk of getting sick. We have been monitoring and will continue to monitor our state and CDC guidelines for Fall Softball this year. We do feel if at all possible that having a season of enjoyment and playing with their peers will certainly help the girls. We also realize how difficult times are at present, so we have dropped the registration price and actually added expenses with more games and more umpires.
For additional safety at our main venues, we purchased portable wash stations with the foot pedals, Hand sanitizers for the stations and Vital Oxide Disinfectant to spray dugouts and equipment. The total cost was $1,500.00, but we feel it is worth the price for the safety of all the families and umpires.
The days might be a little longer and we will have to play during the week as well this year. We just have to make sure we stagger times and limit the amount of people in one place at a time. We are trying two new levels and changed our age groups to try to allow more girls to participate.
Fall Ball Softball Teams will be formed based on number of sign-ups. All divisions, other than the Minors will be playing a competitive schedule with standings and playoffs. Umpires, if available, will be used for all age levels except Minors.
Due to COVID19 and losing the 2020 spring softball season, we are totally changing the way Fall Softball was done in the past. The ELV is looking to start and end earlier and drop the price in registration to allow as many players to participate as possible. We realize how tough the last few months have been both financially and mentally.
Safety is our main concern and we will not play this Fall if we cannot abide by CDC and government guidelines. The safety of our players, families, coaches and umpires is our main focus. With that being said, we will not be having evaluations this year as we don't want to risk having that many people at a venue. We will look at having more geographical teams rather than mixing areas up. This will assist in scheduling practice times and have girls play with their friends which they haven't seen in quite some time. If certain groups have too much pitching/catching, we might have to move some of them.
We are not locked into our main venues yet because we have to wait and get approval. We will probably play most of our games at the same venue, but there are times when teams will have to travel. Most Minor and Major games will be on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few weekday games. The Juniors & Seniors will play seven days a week. The coaches will pick their own schedules to help assist in girls showing up for games. We normally only played on Sundays, but it seems like Sunday is busier than the other days. Also, if we lose players to vacation, we should have enough on the roster to play all games.
As the season approaches, we will decide if we play single games or double headers. We will again follow the guidelines set forth and the recommendations of the CDC. Probably we may have some down time on weekend games. This will give teams a chance to leave the facility and have other teams enter.
ALL OF THIS CAN CHANGE ON THE FLY, BUT THIS IS OUR TENTATIVE PLAN.
Every girl will receive an ELV logo team shirt.
Money will be returned if there aren't enough participants in a given age level - Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE without a Doctor's note. If for some reason we cannot have our season due to safety concerns, the ELV will offer a FULL Refund.
July 26th thru September 20th (Tentative Dates) Grades 2 & 3 Coach Pitch (Minors), 4 & 5 (Majors), 6th - 8th (Juniors) 9th to 20yrs - Players not turning 21 prior to July 1st, 2021 (Seniors) (Grade entering in September 2020/2021 School Year) Activity is open to Eastern Lehigh Valley Softball Players only
Majors, Juniors & Seniors Registration Fees Sign-Up Fee $50.00 Per Player Registration Payable On Line with credit card or via PayPal by June 30th(Registration Deadline) Tentatively play 14 games plus single elimination playoffs
Minor's Registration Fees Sign-Up Fee $20.00 Per Player Registration Payable On Line with credit card or via PayPal by June 30th(Registration Deadline) Tentatively play 10 games
Please fill out the following Registration Form completely regardless of paying via Credit Card or PayPal. This participant registration form needs to be filled out completely in order for your child to participate in ELV Fall ball. If this form is not filled out completely your daughter is not eligible to play this year.