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Knothole Baseball - Coronavirus Update
March 17, 2020
Coaches, Parents and Players,
First and foremost, on behalf of the Knothole Baseball Board of Directors, we hope everyone is healthy and safe as we all work together to help our communities slow the spread of the coronavirus. These are uncharted waters for most of us. Please be assured, Knothole Baseball’s top priority is the health and safety of our players, families and communities. Our goal for the upcoming season is to provide our children the opportunity to play baseball in a healthy and safe environment. For us to do this we will need to rely on the direction given by our public health authorities and Federal and State government professionals. We will follow closely what the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), and Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) are doing with their upcoming seasons. We are going to attempt to provide some guidelines, but since the current situation is rapidly changing these guidelines are “subject to change”.
Based on recent mandates by government officials, Knothole Baseball is postponing their Opening Day to April 18th, 2020. In anticipation of opening day occurring on April 18th, 2020, practices may begin April 6, 2020. All post-season tournament dates remain unchanged. We ask everyone as well to understand and consider changes within local communities and their facilities. Several communities have started closing their ball parks and other facilities to do their part in helping slow the spread of the coronavirus. Again, these dates can change based on updated mandates.
Knothole Baseball has been in existence since 1932. This means it has survived other worldwide and national challenges. We will survive this one too! Again, Knothole Baseball is committed to doing everything possible to make the 2020 season happen under a healthy and safe playing environment.
We will continue to communicate with everyone as this situation evolves (hopefully for the good). Thank you for your patience, understanding and support of the Knothole Baseball community. Please stay healthy and most of all, take care of each other. We look forward to seeing everyone on the baseball fields in the future.
President, Knothole Baseball, Inc.
Executive Supervisor, Knothole Baseball - District 5
The Spring season usually begins in late March, after a facility wide clean up of winter debris and a thorough drying out of our fields. Except for BlastBall, teams' will typically practice two times a week during the Month of April and play their League Games two times a week during the months of May and June. In Blastball there are usually a couple of practices in mid April and games are played mostly in May and June. All scheduled League activities generally cease on or before July 3rd. The specific league game end date varies based on the child's age group. Spring Season Registration Details
We ask parents to schedule any out of town vacations in July and August after their child's last scheduled League Game. When a coach can not field a team, based on players being absent, this leads to unplayed games and league forfeits. Unplayed games and Forfeits are unfair to the rest of the team and their opponents.
We also ask each parent to support PYO by participating in the Cincinnati Reds Kid Glove Game. Kid Glove details and games dates can be provided by the coach or a PYO Officer.
FALL SEASON DETAILS
The FallBall Teams will be formed on or about August 5th and Coaches notified soon afterwards. Coaches will then notify the parents. Teams' typically practice 1 evening during the week and play their game on Saturday's for Softball and on Sunday afternoon's for Baseball. Baseball games start Mid August and Softball after Labor Day. The Fall program stresses player development vs wins and League Standings.