March 16, 2020
Unchartered Waters
What's next?

On Friday, March 13th the WYBSL - inline with recommendations from health expert and the City of Westerville - issued a statement suspending league operations until April 5th. This unprecedented move was an easy decision given the health implications for our players, families and volunteers. We certainly hope to resume operations as soon as safely possible and will keep you updated via these On Deck e-letters as well as website updates.
Next Steps

The league is closely monitoring ongoing recommendations as well as City of Westerville policies and directives. Inline with the City of Westerville's actions, the April 5th date may be updated based upon expert recommendations. 

In the meantime, we are creating scheduling scenarios based on potential league resumption dates - but obviously can not predict when this might be. In doing so, when safely possible, we hope to move quickly forward to share our plans and play ball!

Registration Status

Registration remains open via our ewybsl.org site only. The regular registration deadline of March 16th has been extended to April 7th. Late fees may apply after this date and no additional scholarship applications or play with a friend requests (applicable leagues) will be honored.

We encourage interested ball players to register so that when operations resume, we can quickly move forward.

In the event the league can not resume operations for our spring/summer season, full refunds will be given to all players who register by April 7th. At this time, our  withdrawal policy has changed as follows; the deadline for withdrawal with a full refund is April 15th.  April 30th remains the deadline for a partial refund. 

Revised Calendar

When the league announces the continuation of operations, a revised calendar including assessment dates, practice/game start dates and other activities will be published.

At this time, we remain committed to ending the season at the same time currently planned (July 19th) so that families can plan vacations accordingly.
Lastly - follow the recommendations of experts:

  1. Stay home when you are sick.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat.
  3. Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard in a closed container.
  4. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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