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MLL Complex is CLOSED until Further Notice

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Mar, 2020

MLL - COVID-19 Update - #4




Tues, March 17, 6:32 AM

Hello Manchester Little League Members

Little League International has revised their position and are strongly advising that all local Little League programs delay their season to start on Monday, May 11, 2020, (https://www.littleleague.org/player-safety/coronavirus-update/).  Manchester Little League and District 18 will be complying with this recommendation. We recognize that this "pause" effects the heart of the traditional Little League season. We will be playing ball soon.  Our league will continue to prepare for a fun and exciting Spring Season to ensure that we are 100% ready. This includes our commitment to maintaining the quality of our fields, grounds, buildings, and securing the equipment and uniforms needed to begin the season as soon as the pause is lifted.

As the situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all its 6500 leagues in more than 84 countries.

Currently, Little League International is working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament and tournament eligibility for leagues and players in each of the various divisions of play. 

As additional information becomes available, we will be sure to pass it along. 

Thank you,
Rich Zingaro
Manchester Little League President

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Fri, March 13, 2:22 PM


Coaches and Parents,

To follow up the email from yesterday and to give you more updates. First of all we want to say this was not an easy decision but we do feel it is in the best interest of our volunteers and participant families to follow the Little League recommendation at this time and suspend ALL activities along with the decision to shut down the complex until April 6th. 

So with the information we have at this point, our TENTATIVE schedule as of today March 13th is:

Thursday March 12th – Suspend ALL Baseball activities until April 6th

Monday April 6th – Open Complex and Resume Baseball Activities

Thursday April 16th – Safety Meeting at 6:30pm in the ITF

Saturday April 18th – Start Games for all Divisions  

Saturday April 25th – Opening Day Ceremonies and Picture Day

We appreciate your understanding in these difficult and unprecedented times. And just to reiterate this is a tentative schedule and could change as more information becomes available.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you!
Manchester Little League
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Thu, Mar 12, 9:21 PM

Coaches and Parents,

Some of you may have already seen an email that was sent out earlier today, but if not Little League announced that they are recommending Leagues suspend ALL activities until April 6th. https://www.littleleague.org/player-safety/coronavirus-update/

With this information the Manchester Little League Executive Board has decided to follow the recommendation and suspend ALL actives until April 6th. So Opening Day will be pushed back and is now tentatively scheduled for April 18th, all team and league activities are suspended until April 6th at this time. Also, the Manchester Little Complex is SHUTDOWN for all Baseball activities, this includes all team practices or league meetings, again until April 6th.

We understand that this is a disappointment but feel that it is in the best interest of our volunteers and participant families to follow the Little League recommendation at this time. Also know that we will do everything we can to keep everyone updated with more information as it becomes available.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you!
Manchester Little League
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Thu, Mar 12, 7:18 AM

Hello,

With the news of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to inform you that we are taking this situation seriously.
Manchester Little League (MLL) is monitoring the situation and we are advising all our members to follow the guidelines set by the World
Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state’s public health department, and other county and/or local
authorities including area school districts and government agencies.

We encourage all those that are actively participating in our Little League season – including players, volunteers, families, and fans – to
follow the best practices as outlined by the CDC, which include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (if
soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer); avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; and
avoid close contact with people who are sick. Instead of shaki
ng 
hands, we suggest a tip of the cap or standard "good game" greeting.

Additionally, if you or your child are ill; have a fever, cough, or respiratory condition; have a compromised immune system; are in any
other group that may be at an increased risk of contracting a virus like the coronavirus; or have recently traveled to a country listed on
the CDC’s Risk Assessment by Country, we encourage you or your child to notify your manager/player agent and refrain from Little
League-related activities until cleared by your healthcare provider. MLL asks parents to make sure to label all their children's water
bottles, hats, gloves, bats etc. We are also asking parents and coaches to take measures to disinfect any shared equipment.

At this point, MLL will look to follow guidance offered by Little League International and comply with the appropriate county and/or
local authorities regarding recommendations on how to proceed with recreational and sporting activities in group environments.

We will communicate any changes and updates as they are available.

Thank you,
Rich Zingaro
President - Manchester Little League

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Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733

Phone: 732-341-8320
Email: [email protected]

Manchester Little League

P.O.Box 216 
Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733

Phone: 732-341-8320
Email: [email protected]
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