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Registration Update

 

Registration for Mustang, Bronco, Pony and Colt will remain open until those leagues begin games.

Registration for Pinto (Tee-Ball) and Maverick (Coach-Pitch) will remain open until September 1.

Sorry for any confusion on this issue,

MYBA Executive Board


by posted 05/28/2020
MYBA 2020 Phase 3 Opening Announcement

We hope this message finds everyone healthy and safe.  Once again, for those within our MYBA family that are working in healthcare, we extend a very heartfelt thank you for all that you are doing to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We first want to apologize for the delay, we have been working hard to bring baseball back to Morton for this summer, as you can imagine this has been an extremely fluid situation, as we have been working with the Park District to get clarification on the guidelines from the Governor’s office.  After a lengthy delay, the youth sports guidelines were finally released this past weekend, and we have spent the past few days working through them with the Park District to create a safe environment for your children to practice and play baseball.  

Below there is a link to our guidelines in line with the requirements from the youth sports guidelines for Phase 3 of the Governor’s re-opening plan.  

MYBA Phase 3 Re-Opening Guidelines

Due to social distancing requirements, the Pinto (Tee-Ball) and Maverick (Coach-pitch) leagues will be delayed until mid-August.  The MYBA Board decided it would be easiest to introduce baseball activities at a later date when guidelines are less restrictive for younger kids to participate.  The Mustang, Bronco and Pony leagues can begin as early as next week.  IF the Governor draws out his Phase 3 guidelines beyond late June, we will re-evaluate and update the start dates for the rest of the in-house leagues. Due to the Phase 3 guidelines, there will be no player evaluations or draft this year, instead teams will be assigned by the league reps with coach and board member input. 

Moving forward, our Dugouts and bleachers are closed during Phase 3 per Park District Guidelines.  Practices will be done with the kids in groups socially distanced apart from each other.  We are asking that for ALL parents not coaching, please either stay in the parking lot or in a chair socially distanced from the field. 

If you are not comfortable with your child playing this season, for whatever reason, or are unable to play this fall, we will support your decision and help process your refund.  Below is a link to a google form that will need to be filled out to process your de-registration and refund.  If you are comfortable donating a portion of your registration fee to MYBA, we would greatly appreciate your support.  We are a self-funded, not-for-profit organization that relies on our fees to provide uniforms, equipment and field maintenance, so any donation would be a tax write off.   If you do not notify us by June 5 of your intention to de-register, we will assume your child is playing baseball this summer and assign them to a team.

MYBA Refund Document

Practices will begin the week of June 1 for all travel teams, and no later than June 8 for in-house teams. If you have any questions or concerns, please use only email our President, Jason Vallar (jvallar9@gmail.com), or our Vice President, Josh Tarter (jrtarter@gmail.com), we are happy to help in any way.  

We look forward to hopefully seeing you out at Westwood Park this summer for another season of Morton Youth Baseball.

Best Regards,

MYBA Board of Directors

 


by posted 05/27/2020
MYBA Changing Tournament Dates
Morton Youth Baseball Association has elected to change the dates for our upcoming tournaments in Morton. To all those that have already signed up, you will be receiving an email from our tournament director soon.
 
The new schedule is below:
 
June Classic will remain the same (June 26-28)
 
Pre Memorial Day Tournament has moved from May 15-17th to July 3rd - 5th.
 
Travel Lite Round Robin has been moved from April 24-26 to July 17-19.
 
Heavy Round Robin has been moved from May 1-3 to July 24-26.

by posted 04/17/2020
2020 MYBA Season Update

 

I hope this message finds everyone healthy and safe at home.  For those within our MYBA family that are working in healthcare, we extend a very heartfelt thank you for all that you are doing to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand that right now baseball is not a top priority for any of us, but felt that as our weather improves (minus the snow about to hit us the next couple days) it might be a welcome message to get an update on when our kids can head out to play baseball together again.  The MYBA Executive Board has developed a contingency plan that we hope still allows all of our kids the opportunity to play baseball this summer.  Just a reminder that this is a tentative plan based on what the Governor decides to do with the current shelter in place order.

If Shelter in place is phased out during May, MYBA is hoping to start our 2020 season for both our travel program and in-house by the week of June 1, extending through the entire month of July.  Tentatively practices would be scheduled before and during the season.  Registration will remain open, and fees will not be due until a firm start date is scheduled.  We are looking forward to seeing you all out at Westwood Park this summer. 

MYBA and the Morton Park District are in constant communication, as we continue to monitor the public health situation, we will make adjustments to this plan, and keep all of you informed and up to date.

Until then, please send us any at home baseball pictures to our Facebook page, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all at Westwood Park this summer.

 

Best Regards,


Jason Vallar

MYBA President


by posted 04/16/2020
Thanks to Pumpkin Place!

MYBA wants to welcome “Pumpkin Place” back as a sponsor of MYBA.   MYBA is grateful for the numerous sponsors and especially those that continue to support us year after year.   So a huge shout out to Pumpkin Place and many thanks.


by posted 03/10/2019
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Morton, IL 61550

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