June 10th Update - Let's Play Ball

This morning, Warwick North Little League Baseball received the Field Permits from the City. As a result, we have cleared the final hurdle to begin baseball activity!  Here is our 'Opening Plan' for practices ONLY.

The Safety Plan for the Practice portion of our schedule can be found here: WNLL Approved Safety Plan

Next Steps:

Majors division will begin with a Manager's Only Meeting tomorrow.  We will review the Safety and Practice scheduling plans in that meeting. Majors practice will be cleared to practice at a time to be determined following the Manager's Meeting,

AAA division- We will begin to form teams next week and parents will be notified by their coaches once the draft is complete - with practices to follow.

AA and T-Ball to follow - Please note that we will follow the same procedure as with every other season.  We start with the older players and work our way down.  There is no hard timeline for the beginning of AA and T-Ball.   

Registration:

Registrations for AAA and Below are Now Open! Click Here to register.

2020 Season Refund:

The LAST DATE for Refunds for Majors will be Friday, June 12th.

The LAST DATE for Refunds for AAA will be Monday, June 15th

The LAST DATE for Refunds for AA and T-Ball will be announced closer to the start of the season.

Refund Policy Information: Click Here for Refund Policy

Message from WNLL President - May 9, 2020

A message from Warwick North Little League Baseball President, Sean Wiggins:

Dear Warwick North LL Families,


My hope is that this email finds you, your family and loved ones well and safe during these unprecedented times. Please know that we continue to think about all of our North community.


This week would have marked the half-way point for our 2020 Spring Baseball season. While this isn’t the season that I had hoped for in my first year as President, it certainly is one that I will never forget. Prior to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, WNLL was well on its way to playing baseball. Our Majors division was drafted, our AAA division was set to draft the night Little League International (LLI) put a halt on all LL activities, and we had the highest number of T-Ball registrations in recent history. Along with the WNLL Board, I was excited to get the 2020 season underway.


As we approach May 11th, the day when LLI lifts its restriction on baseball activities, we still don’t have any updates from State and City officials as to what we can expect. We’ve heard from Governor Raimondo that the state will ‘re-open’ in phases, and they will ease the restrictions on gatherings along the way. We are hopeful that the government will allow Leagues around the state to commence gameplay. It’s this hope that has us planning for baseball activities to resume this summer.


In order to plan, we’re asking for your help. Below are links to surveys (1 for players & 1 for coaches) that will help us gauge the level of participation that we can expect should we be allowed to play baseball this summer. Please take a moment to fill out the survey that applies to you. This information will go a long way in helping us prepare teams, as well as health and safety procedures.

Family Interest SurveyCoach Interest Survey

 

We understand that everyone is in a situation where there are more questions than answers. The uncertainty that we all feel has prompted a few inquiries regarding refunds. While our refund policy states that there shall be no refunds after April 15th, we freely admit that this is a special circumstance. To that end, we have drafted a new refund policy that will be in effect for the 2020 Season. Should you require a refund due to scheduling, or for health concerns, we understand and hope that you will be back with us in the 2021 season.

2020 Refund Policy


We continue to be optimistic and hopeful that the kids will be back playing baseball this season. However, we will only do so when allowed by state and local authorities. The health and safety of our players, coaches, and families is our priority in any decision made regarding playing baseball at Warwick North. Until we hear the crack of the bat at The Pit or at Bend St, we appreciate your patience and understanding, and we wish you and your family safety and wellness.


Best,

Sean Wiggins

President, Warwick North Little League Baseball | email: [email protected]




Latest WNLL Coronavirus News - Update April 27, 2020

In an effort to keep our Warwick North Families informed, we regret to announce that Little League International has issued a statement announcing that Little League activities are suspended until May 11. 

Now that RI Governor Gina Raimondo has mandated distance learning for the remainder of the year, the next question from many of you has been about sports.  Although the Governor did not directly answer the question about Youth Sports in her press conference on Thursday April 23rd, we will continue to monitor the guidelines from Little League, the State, and the City as we plan for baseball.  It is the hope of the WNLL Board that baseball will be played this summer.  
 
For more information from Little League regarding the Coronavirus, including tips for staying active and preparing for baseball, visit Little League International's website.

In a time of increasing uncertainty and limited "good news," the Warwick North Board of Directors appreciates the support of our league families as we move through these unprecedented circumstances.  

The WNLL Board of Directors strives to keep all Warwick North families informed of the information shared from Williamsport, while also assuring you that we will work tirelessly to ensure that, when the time comes, we are ready to play baseball! 

Thank you,

WNLL Board of Directors

Latest Update from LL International

From: https://www.littleleague.org/news/recommended-temporary-suspension-of-little-league-activities/

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. And, yes, that also means how we play Little League.

With the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend/delay their Little League seasons through no earlier than Monday, May 11. We implore you to follow this recommendation and suspend all Little League activities through no earlier than May 11.

We recognize that this is the heart of the traditional Little League season, and we share in the great disappointment that many are feeling surrounding this additional pause in the 2020 season. However, it is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We will continue to consult with appropriate medical advisors, government health officials and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best we can for the safety and well-being of our players, families, volunteers, and fans.

As this situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all of our 6,500 leagues in more than 84 countries. It is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to the Little League fields this season, whether that’s later this spring or throughout the summer.

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

Little League will continue to provide additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season and has developed a series of FAQs available at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. We are committed to sharing information as it becomes available on issues like player eligibility and tournament participation, charter and insurance status for the year, and A Safety Awareness Program plan deadlines.

We also will be sharing guidance on how to resume operations when appropriate, best practices for handling the financial implications, and how you can communicate with parents and families in your communities about this delay in Little League activity. This information will continue to be developed and shared on LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and through all of our communications methods.

There are countless resources available, and we urge you to follow the information available through World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your state’s public health department (click here for a listing of state public health departments), and other county and/or local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.

We encourage you to stay in touch with Little League and share any additional feedback or questions from your local communities by emailing [email protected].

Thank you all for your support, understanding, and community leadership.

We will be thinking of our global Little League community during this difficult time.

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