Normally about this time of year we would be getting ready to open registration for our season. However, there is nothing normal about these days in which we are living.
Our leadership team is monitoring the state of youth sports and trying to be as responsible as possible as we ponder the future of our league. Everyone wants to play, but we also want to be safe and do our part in contributing to and maintaining a safe environment for our community and our state. At present our campus is closed with the exception of Sunday worship (when allowed) and a few narrow circumstances involving very small groups of people when social distancing can be easily managed.
Absent a vaccine or a dramatic reduction in cases, the concern is simply that we will not get to a safe place for games, or that the requirements necessary to be safe will be so extensive as to be unworkable for our staff and facility. Based on what’s happening so far nationally, some areas are delaying their start, cutting seasons to a few games, or cancelling altogether. Upward national has produced a series of webinars that have been very helpful as we try to think through options.
If you have not already done so, this would be a good time to sign up to receive ReachAlerts. That continues to be the fastest way we have to communicate with our league. See below for instructions.
But I trust in you, O Lord. I say, “You are my God. My times are in your hands.” –Psalm 31:14-15a