Hello RWLL Parents and Players,
I wanted to give everyone a quick update on how we are proceeding with our summer baseball and softball season plans.
In a recent email that was sent out to you, I asked if your son or daughter would play this summer if we could open our season in a safe manner. Over 90% of you said yes to playing this summer so we will continue putting plans in place to do just that.
You may have already heard that several leagues in our area, including Redmond North, have officially cancelled their 2020 season. Little League International will allow players from these other leagues to join RWLL for our summer season.
Our ability to open up our season is dependent on many factors including being compliant with local, state, and federal rules that continue to be updated, changed, or eliminated. This is one reason you have not received a weekly update from me - misinformation and contradictions would pile up week after week until you simply stopped opening up my emails.
Here is what I believe you can expect the summer season to look like at this point:
We would start August 1st and end the season days before school starts. All levels of baseball and softball would open with Juniors and Seniors on the big field and all other levels playing at Hartman 1-4. We won't have access to Hartman 5/6.
The younger age groups will be split apart and fun activities and games that reinforce social distancing will be the main focus of the coaching staff.
We will have practices, games, and possibly some type of tournament. You should expect lots of new rules such as no sharing of equipment, players sitting on the bleachers instead of the dugout, umpires calling strikes from the mound, and even pitch counts will likely be adjusted to protect player's arms.
Many of you have mentioned that you are planning some type of traveling vacation this summer and are worried that your player may not be at some of the practices and or games. Even if your player makes it to two practices and one game we don't care. He or she will be welcomed on the team and we'd make sure they get ample playing time.
Hopefully, I've given you a glimpse into the type of season we are planning to have. Very different but hopefully very fun.
And please be flexible because what we are planning at this point may change dramatically two weeks from now.
If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com and I'd be happy to respond to you.
Thank you for supporting the RWLL community and hopefully we will see all of you at Hartman in August.
Will Simmonds, President, RWLL
Redmond West Little League in Redmond, Washington provides baseball and softball for children 4-16 years old. From learning to throw and catch to playing on a full-size diamond, Redmond West wants your child to have the best baseball/softball experience possible.
Our objective is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.
Our 12-and-under baseball program serves players living or attending school in the central Redmond area. We provide softball (all ages) and baseball for players ages 13-16 to players from central Redmond as well as inter-league players from all of Redmond and some neighboring communities. (Inter-league players must register with their local Little League, even if they will be playing with RWLL.)
|Registration Opens (all programs)||11/11/2019|
Baseball Managers/Coach Meeting
|Baseball Majors/Minors Player Evaluations||1/25/2020|
|Softball Player Evaluations||2/1/2020|
|Family Night - Baseball Majors/Minors and All Softball||2/28/2020|
|Hartman Park Cleanup (all programs)||2/29/2020|
|New Umpires: Classroom Training #1||TBD|
|Returning Umpires: Classroom Training #2||TBD|
|New Umpires: Field Training #1||TBD|
|Returning Umpires: Field Training #2||TBD|
|Online Scorekeeper Training||3/8/2020|
Online Family Night - AA/A Instructional Ball
|AA/A Practices Start||3/11-14/2020|
|Opening Weekend! Majors/Minors Baseball and Softball||TBD|
|AA/A Opening Day - Games Start||TBD|
|Opening Week! Instructional Baseball||TBD|
|Redmond City Tournament Starts||TBD|
We practice and play in the rain, but sometimes it's too wet.
Hartman Park Field 1
2018 Juniors District 9 Champions
2018 Juniors District 9 Champions
2017 Seniors District 9 Champions
2016 Juniors District 9 Champions
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