Create a fun, safe, and competitive environment for the youth of our community to play baseball in Lafayette and Erie Colorado. Develop the qualities of citizenship, discipline, character, and teamwork amongst the players.
How was the May 11 date chosen for resuming Little League Activities?
Based on the latest recommendation from the CDC to refrain from gatherings for at least 8 weeks
What if my school or municipatily suspends activities beyond May 11?
Little League strongly advises that local programs, like CCLL, follow the guidance of our local authorities.
When would the 2020 season start?
The answer to this question is unknown. But if we go off what we know right now, we could begin a season on May 11. That season would either be a partial season concluding around early-June, or a full season ending around mid-July. In either case, we would still try to participate in the district All-Star tournament. Again, this is all speculative as we don't know what will happen after May 11.
Can teams practice in the meantime?
Teams cannot practice now as all Little League activities have been suspended. However you are encouraged to work with your child in your backyard. There are many drills and educational videos at Little League University.
Can I request a refund?
*PLEASE NOTE: As of now, we anticipate pro-rating registration fees once we can determine how much of a season can be played. Any over-payment will be refunded at that time. Until that is known, we will be implementing the following:
Can I request a refund? Yes, we understand these are difficult times and many families have lost employment temporarily. If you are under financial constraints due to the crisis, we will refund 100% of your paid registration fees. We would like to keep your player involved in the program, and a refund in this instance would not require a withdrawl from the 2020 season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your refund, and let us know if you would like to stay involved in CCLL in the interim (virtual activities will be happening!)
Additionally, we have families with at-risk players or family members. In these cases, you may still be involved in the "virtual season" activities at home prior to restrictions being lifted in our communities and with Little League. Again, please email email@example.com and let us know you would like to participate virtually but will not be involved in any in-person activities when made available.
However, if you are interested in playing a partial season, we encourage you to stay registered.
It is also very important to understand that we are non-profit 501c3 program and we have already spent thousands of dollars preparing for this season. Thus, we would greatly appreciate anyone who is interested in donating any portion of their registration fees or their family's fundraising opt-out fees to CCLL.
Sponsors are critical to our program and we'd ask to keep that sponsorship in place, however we realize that many of our sponsors come from businesses impacted by this crisis. In these cases, we can work to refund sponsorhip funds.
If the season is cancelled, we will refund all families. However,again, please consider our volunteer and non-profit nature. We've been in this community for over 20 years and many communities do not have a Little League organization and no chance to compete in the Little League World Series (just ask our neighbors in Frederick & Longmont). So we would ask those capable, to leave a part of their registration fees as donation to CCLL.
In the event of a partial season, we will prorate registration fees and refund the difference which has been paid.
Will team rosters be the same once the season starts?
This will depend on cacellations. We need to balance our teams to provide equity across a division. If we receive enough cancellations, we will have to re-draft and reset rosters.