White Bear Fastpitch Families-
The WBAFSA Board had a meeting this week following the Governors update Wednesday evening. As of now, we have no new information or timeline for our softball season starting. The Softball/Baseball coalition is continuing to meet with the Governor and his staff to find a safe way and time for the kids to get back to the ball field. The original guidelines and timeline that was suggested to Governor was not accepted, and no new timeline or guidelines have been released since then. Allowing people to gather in groups of 10 is encouraging that things will continue to develop in a positive direction. We will continue to keep everyone updated as we receive information from USA Softball.
The status of the Bear Classic tournament was also discussed. Given the current status of practice and league play, the board has decided to cancel the Bear Classic tournament for the 2020 season. This is a very sad announcement. This decision was made in the best interest of the girls, families and the WBL community. We look forward to next year’s tournament to enjoy watching all of our teams play.
We understand that there are a lot of questions regarding the status and possible guidelines of our season. Unfortunately, we are also waiting patiently for the answer to these questions. As of now, we are waiting to hear from the league who is waiting to hear from the Governor and his staff. We appreciate all of your patience during this time. These are difficult times with a lot of unknowns. We understand that each family has a different outlook on the Covid-19. We respect all of those points of view. When this softball season begins, there will be a set of guidelines in place to allow all of girls to play and keep them and your families safe. These guidelines will be approved by the leaders of The State of Minnesota and USA Softball. Currently there are no approved guidelines, so we do not know what games will look like when they are started. We are hopeful to learn what the new guidelines are and that they have been approved in the next 2 weeks. We ask for your continued patience in waiting for these guidelines.
We also understand that some of you may feel that there are no guidelines that would create a safe environment for your daughter to play softball this summer. We understand and respect that. If you feel this way we ask that you reach out to Brian Casemore or Nick Glendenning by May 22nd if possible. When the approved guidelines are released, if you feel your daughter or family is not comfortable with playing this summer season, you will still have the option to decline playing this season. We all want you and your family to feel as safe as possible, given the current situation at hand.
Thank you again for all of your patience and understanding. We all miss being at the ball field. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one of us, we will do our best to answer your questions and help.
White Bear Fastpitch Softball Association Board
Winter Clinic Make Up Date Info- Unfortunately, we were not able to make up the winter clinic date. We will not issue a refund, but will be offering a FREE fall tryout clinic night. More info to come later this summer.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during these uncertain times and look forward to getting in a gym, or on a field with you soon. Stay Healthy and Stay Tuned!
|June 26-28||10U Qualifier Tournament||TBD|
|June 26-28||12U Qualifier Tournament||TBD|
|July 11-12||12U State||TBD|
|July 11-12||14U Qualifier Tournament||TBD|
|July 11-12||16U Qualifier Tournament||TBD|
|July 18-19||10U State Tournament||TBD|
|July 16-19||12U NAFA Nationals||Eagan MN|
|July 18-19||14U State Tournament||TBD|
|July 20-21||16U State Tournament||TBD|
|July 23-26||10U, 14U & 16U NAFA Nationals||TBD|
|July 30-Aug 2||Monsta Championships||TBD|
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Thank you to the Jr Twins Program for the Grant to our association
Thank you to Ian Jorgenson from Century Fence in Forest Lake for the great assistance and donation getting fencing and piping for our batting cages.