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Tryouts for Travel Teams are tentatively scheduled for April 17th and April 24th.
MSF Qualifier Tournament
10AA- May 22, 2021
11AA- May 22, 2021
12AA- May 23, 2021
To All Players and Families:
As you have all seen from the previous announcements, the leagues that HJLBA plays in have cancelled their summer seasons for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MYAS and the other state level baseball and softball organizations are still actively pursuing their “2020 Back to the Diamond” campaign to open up youth baseball. Right now it is a phased approach and there is some activity allowed but no games yet and no group events of more than 10 people and no timeline as to when anything more will be allowed. Many of the tournaments for the summer have been cancelled but there are some associations holding on to the hope that they can maybe still get their tournaments in for the year. There is also a hope from MYAS that they will be able to put some kind of a league together. There are a lot of unknowns in this campaign. That is a lot of the reason that the Crow River Junior Baseball League and Crow River Youth Baseball League have cancelled the 2020 season.
HJLBA Board of Directors wanted to reach out to everyone that has been involved with Hutchinson baseball in the past year to let you know a few things regarding this season. First, as stated previously, we hope to get the kids exposed to some baseball this season still. We will be watching the restrictions and will be looking at putting together some mini camps as soon as restrictions lift enough to allow it and will also be looking to be more involved than in past years with putting teams into fall leagues. So, the message there is that yes, the summer season is cancelled, but baseball is not over for 2020. We still of course don't know what the state of everything will be later this summer or fall so can not say anything for sure.
There are also going to potentially be travel teams from Hutchinson looking to still play in some tournaments and possibly a league this summer. The HJLBA will not be involved with organizing these teams. These teams will be initiated by parents and will be operating independently from the association regarding team selection, funding, scheduling, etc. Given the unique and crazy circumstances of this season, the association is supporting the parents decision to go on their own for this year, but only for this year. We will be allowing these teams to use HJLBA equipment and jerseys but that is pretty much all we will be doing. We can get contact information (for scheduling, umpires, insurance, etc.) out to any parent who wishes to look into doing this with a team. This will be completely independent and HJLBA will assume no responsibility - any team doing this will basically be playing at their own risk and will need to be funded completely on their own. We know that there is a team at the 13 year old level that is looking at playing if possible still this summer and we have not heard about any other age groups.