KCRBL 2021 League Update #2UpdatedThursday April 1, 2021 byBill Huffman.
April 1, 2021
This is the second update about the 2021 baseball and softball season for Kingswood Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken. This update is about our Covid policy, the Nick waiver, a need for umpires, and a couple reminders.
You can find our 2021 Covid policy on our website, www.kcrbl.com, selecting “xxxx” on our home page. Or you can click this link to access it directly:
We will update the policy if/when things change within the requirements and guidelines from which we base our plan (CDC, state of NH, Babe Ruth League, school district, and facilities). Because we use facilities throughout the district and need to be consistent at all locations, we essentially must follow whichever requirement is more stringent. As a result, we are requiring that cloth face coverings be worn by all players, coaches, umpires, and spectators at practices and games. Also, we will be extending dugout areas during games to allow for social distancing of the players. Again, you can read our whole policy on our website.
However, we recently learned from Babe Ruth League and the NH Babe Ruth office that Covid-19 waivers are no longer required. So, no one needs to complete one of those for this season.
Speaking of waivers, The Nick Recreation Park requires all league participants to complete their Athlete Waiver & Release Form, which is on their website. KCRBL is cross-referencing our list with the list provided by the Nick to ensure everyone has a completed waiver. You can find and complete their waiver at thenick.org - Select Park Info -> Forms, or click on this direct link:
There is a shortage of umpires. KCRBL uses the Granite State Umpire Association to have umpires for Minors, Majors, and softball games. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an umpire for Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth, you can reply to this email expressing interest and we will forward your information to the GSUA. Umpires get paid to work Cal RIpken / Babe Ruth games.
A couple reminders:
We are requiring players to provide their own helmets this year. Players need to bring their helmets to every practice and game.
For families of Minors/Majors baseball players, ages 9-12, and for those of 8-year-olds interested in “playing up” to the Minors, we will be holding our tryouts (evaluations) at The Nick on Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, 2021. A separate email about tryouts will be coming soon with more details.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of these policies, please contact any member of the KCRBL board of directors or league officers.
KCRBL Officers and Board of Directors