This is much bigger than Little League®. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. And, yes, that also means how we play Little League.
With the most recent guidance from health and government authorities as well as Little League International, SVLL will be extending our suspension of all league activities until no earlier than Monday, May 11th. This includes all team practices, games, events, and individual use of the batting cage.
We recognize that this is the heart of the traditional Little League season, and we share in the great disappointment that many are feeling surrounding this additional pause in the 2020 season. However, it is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to consult with appropriate medical advisors, government health officials and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best we can for the safety and well-being of our players, families, and volunteers. As this situation evolves, we are committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all of our SVLL families. It is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to Memorial South Park this season, whether that’s later this spring or throughout the summer.
Currently, Little League International is working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament and tournament eligibility for our leagues and players in our various divisions of play. Little League will continue to provide additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season and has developed a series of FAQs available at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. We are committed to sharing information as it becomes available.
Thank you for all for your support, understanding, and community leadership. We will be thinking of our entire SVLL community during this difficult time.
South Van Little League
Updates will be posted on our 2020 Season resources page.