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Letter to BRHLL Family 7/2/2020

BRHLL Families,

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey recently sent to you. This helped us better understand the needs of our families and how we could best address those needs in moving forward with our Summer Season. For those families who will not be joining us for the Summer Season, we hope you all have a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you back for the 2021 season.

For the families who will be playing with us in the summer, the next step is to complete registration for the Summer Season. Here is how this will work.

If you will be registering for our Summer Season, you will fall into one of three groups:

 

1. Families who indicated on the survey that they want to roll registration fees from the Spring Season to the Summer Season - these families will complete registration on the BRHLL website as they did for the Spring Season, with the exception that they will use a special code in the “Payment” section instead of using a credit card for payment.  THIS CODE WILL BE SENT TO YOU SOON IN A SEPARATE EMAIL FROM [email protected].  There will be more specific instructions how to use this code for payment in that email, so please be on the lookout.

2. Families who requested refunds for the Spring Season OR did not fill out the survey - refunds were initiated two days ago to the credit card you paid with initially and should post to your card soon. If you want to play in the Summer Season - these families will need to complete registration on the BRHLL website for the Summer Season and use a credit card to pay for their registration fees again.

3. New families who did not originally register for the Spring Season and want to play in the Summer Season - these families will need to complete registration on the BRHLL website for the Summer Season and use a credit card for payment as usual.

 

IMPORTANTRegistration will open on Friday, July 3 and close at 11:59PM on Friday, July 10.  We realize that this is a short timeline for registration so please act quickly. There will be reminder emails sent next week, but please know that we cannot guarantee a spot for your players after 11:59PM on Friday, July 10.

We will do our best to keep the original Spring teams as intact as possible. However, based on the new registration numbers and changes in coaches, your players may be on a different team than the one they were rostered on in the spring.

When you register, please consider stepping up for a volunteer position. Now more than ever, we need volunteers to help with administering our safety plan for players during practice and games. 

IMPORTANT:  When you are completing the registration process for the Summer Season, you will need to READ and ACKNOWLEDGE the COVID Waiver posted online at BRHLL. You will not be able to complete registration and your player(s) will not be assigned to a team for the Summer Season unless the COVID Waiver is acknowledged. 

Finally, we understand how the COVID pandemic has affected many of the families in our league. If you are experiencing financial difficulty during this time and are interested in playing during the Summer Season, please send an email to [email protected] for further information on how we can help.

We plan to begin practices with our new teams on Saturday, July 18.  You will be contacted by your team manager soon after July 14 via email with introductions and practice schedules.  Games will begin on Saturday, August 1. Game schedules will be posted and released by Saturday, July 18.

Again, thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times. We are committed to provide our families with a great Summer baseball and softball season in the safest manner possible.  Have a great 4th of July Holiday and stay safe!


Regards,

Michael Jones

President

Broad Ripple Haverford Little League

email: [email protected]

cell: 317-753-9417

Letter to BRHLL Family June 12th, 2020

BRHLL Families:

Thank you for your patience and support as we get ready to roll out our “Summer Season.”  We are moving as quickly as we can to get everything ready for a great season. 

In my previous email, I indicated that the Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the “Spring Season” and move to a “Summer Season.” After further discussion with the executive committee, instead of refunding all registration fees from the Spring Season, a better idea was to allow families who want to play in the Summer Season to simply roll their Spring registration fees into the Summer Season. 

Attached to this email is a survey we are asking ALL registered families to complete. This will help us more easily identify what our families want us to do with their league fees.  

Survey Link:  https://forms.gle/ASZz7VNVumsg8L3B8


Here is what the survey entails:

1. Email used for Spring Season registration.

2. Parent’s Name and Address

3. Name of Players registered for Spring Season

4. Division of Baseball, Softball or Rookies

5. What would you like BRHLL to do with your registration fees for the Spring 2020 season?  *
Refund the Spring 2020 registration fees to the credit card used at registration 
Apply the Spring 2020 registration fees towards the fees due for Summer 2020 BRHLL season
Keep Spring 2020 registration fees as a donation to BRHLL (Broad Ripple Haverford Little League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation may be deductible for tax purposes)



IMPORTANT: Please complete the attached survey NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 26. If we do not receive your survey by Friday, June 26, your registration fees will be refunded to the credit card used for registration for the Spring Season.

If you used a Free Registration Certificate from a silent auction or have made other arrangements for your registration fees, please email [email protected] to indicate if you will be playing during the Summer Season.

We realize that the Summer Season will be running up against other Fall/School sports and activities. We intend to be as flexible was possible to allow families to participate in BRHLL and other sports/activities. We realize that players may not make it to every game. That’s OK. Play in as many games as you can.

For scheduling purposes, here is how we will schedule games by division:

Majors Softball and Baseball:  Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays
AAA Softball and Baseball:  Monday or Wednesdays and Saturdays
Minors Softball and Baseball:  Monday or Wednesdays and Saturdays
Rookies: primarily Saturdays mornings and a few weeknight games

Games on Mondays through Thursdays will begin at 6:30 as to give those who participate in school sports/activities time to come join us when they are finished.

That is all for now. Please be on the lookout for more information coming over the next several days. Thanks again for your patience and support. 


Regards,

Michael Jones
President
Broad Ripple Haverford Little League
cell: 317-753-9417

Letter to BRHLL 5/11/2020

BRHLL Families,

I hope that you and everyone around is well and staying safe.  The board of directors and I wanted to provide you the latest update to the information we are receiving from the Governor’s office with regards to dates when we can begin practicing and dates when games can begin. At this time, BRHLL intends to have a 2020 baseball and softball season. While other leagues in the area have decided to close for the season, our board of directors has reviewed the latest information from government and healthcare agencies and believe we can have a season while providing reasonable safety standards consistent with state and local government and healthcare guidelines. We have built a conservative approach leading into our season.  Our current plan is to begin practices on June 14.  You will be receive more information from your vice presidents of baseball and softball as we get closer to that date about our recommended practice plans with social distancing.  You will also be provided the league’s safety plan (posted on our web site under Resources) with guidance on what managers, coaches, players, and families must do before coming to the diamonds, while they are at the diamonds, and before they go home from the diamonds. 

Little League is recommending that teams get 3-4 practices in before games begin. With that goal in mind, we intend to begin our games no earlier than June 27. This is consistent with the Phase 4 guidelines with the governor’s roll-out plan. We still need to confirm with IPS that we can begin on the 54th Street diamonds as they are not allowing activities on school campus’ until July 1. More news to come on that. At a minimum, we can begin the season on the Fairgrounds diamonds if needed.

We are looking at concluding the season on or about Aug 1 but no later than Aug 8.  There will be no Rivi Closing Day pool party this year.

The situation and dates remain fluid as much of the information we are receiving is changing daily. We believe things will begin to become clearer as we get closer to June 1. While we are optimistic about the upcoming season, the board of directors reserves the right to cancel the season before it begins or if we determine that the risk to our family’s health becomes too great during the season. 

In the event that families decide not to play with us this season, they will be given options for a return of their league fees including: 

  • receiving a refund of their registration fees
  • carrying the registration fees over to the 2021 season 
  • leave their fees with the league as a charitable donation 


IMPORTANT:
We ask that families who intend NOT to continue with us this season to please notify us NO LATER THAN MAY 22 of their decision and what they would like to do with their registration fees by emailing their response to [email protected]. If you chose to receive a refund of your registration fees we will apply a credit to the credit card you used to register.  In your email response, please confirm a mailing address where we can send a check if needed. To date, we have only had a few families chose not to play this season and we look forward to having them back with us next season.

This email is intended to give you the latest information we have and to inform you of our intentions to play this season under the guidelines from the governor’s office and Little League International. More information will be forthcoming from your respective vice presidents in the coming days. Any questions around the season and team related issues can be sent to Jason Reyome at [email protected], Tess Krueger at [email protected], Kip Chase at [email protected], Katie Meek at [email protected] and, Chad Gilvin at [email protected]. Any questions about the safety plan and our social distancing/sanitation policies can be directed to our safety officer, Chris Bailey at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued patience with the fluidity of information coming your way. Things are starting to become clearer where we can start planning around dates.  Please continue to be flexible. And, as always, thank you for being a part of Broad Ripple Haverford Little League. You are an important part of what makes our league so special. 

Stay well and stay safe, and Happy Mother’s Day!


Regards,

Michael Jones
President
Broad Ripple Haverford Little League
cell: 317-753-9417
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