Covid-19 Updates

UPDATE 5/1/2021

SALL's 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines Document
updated 5/1/21

Summary of Key Changes:

- Umpires for Majors ONLY may return to being behind the plate starting 5/2/21

Click Here for our Guidelines Page - Includes Our Waiver/Acknowledgement Sample Document

Previous Updates:

UPDATE 4/14/21: SALL's COVID-19 guidelines were updated. Key changes were:  batters required to wear a face mask until reaching base; umpires will begin the season behind the mound; contract tracing/quarantine protocols update.

UPDATE 2/16/21
: SALL'S COVID-19 guidelines were updated for 2021 and approved by the BOD on 2/16/21 

UPDATE 12/13/20We are happy to announce that registration is open for our Spring 2021 season!
Register for Spring '21

While we are confident we will have a Spring season, it is likely we will need to adjust our plans as the Spring Season approaches to address the pandemic's applicable circumstances and restrictions at the time. 

We remain committed to providing an opportunity for our players to play baseball in a safe environment.  However, many of our typical events leading into the Spring Season may need to be adjusted as we get closer to their usually scheduled time.  We will provide updates to all of our families as we sort through the details in the coming months. 

UPDATE 12/12/20: 9/10/11/12 Winter Clinics Have Been Cancelled Due to State of CT Youth Sports Restrictions

At its meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the SALL Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel this year's 9/10/11/12 year-old Winter Clinics.  The State of Connecticut's recent restrictions on Team Activities for Youth Athletics made the winter clinics impractical from an operational standpoint.  

The League will coordinate with all current registrants to have the Winter Clinic Fee applied to their account as a credit towards Spring 2021 Baseball registration or to be refunded.

Current COVID-19 Guidelines/Acknowledgement and Waiver (Will Be Updated as Needed as New Guidelines are Released)


UPDATE 9/14/20:  
Happy back to school days! Fall Ball 2020 kicked off successfully on 9/12/20 with our Instructional program. Minors and Majors teams have begun their practices with games beginning this week. 

IMPORTANT: all players who did not participate in our regular season which began 7/7 or in All Stars and have NOT filed our COVID-19 acknowledgement and waiver please read the guidelines below and return the last 2 pages signed to your team manager BEFORE your first game.  Blank copies will be available on site. Your child will only be permitted to play once we have these. Thank you!


COVID-19 Guidelines/Acknowledgement and Waiver

The State of CT's Travel Advisory remains in affect for residents and travelers entering CT after being in any COVID-19 hot spots. The current list of states is here-  please check it regularly as it likely will change. If you plan to travel to ANY of these locations during our season, please plan accordingly and let your team manager know in advance.


UPDATE 7/3/20: 
Happy 4th of July! We look forward to FINALLY beginning our 2020 
on 7/7/20 (view the schedule here)!. 

NOTE: we know that many SALL families may go away this weekend or during our season and we want to remind you about the State of CT's recent 14-day self-quarantine mandate for travelers returning to CT from any COVID-19 hot spots. The current list of states is here-  please check it regularly as it likely will change. If you plan to travel to ANY of these locations during our season, please plan accordingly and let your team manager know in advance.

UPDATE 6/18/20: 
Practices Begin for AAA/Majors Saturday 6/20/20 for our 2020 Season. You should have been contacted by your team manager with your practice schedule. REMINDER: all players must have the signed acknowledgement and waiver turned in to their manager at their first practice in order to play. Blank copies will be available.

UPDATE 6/2/20:
 Activities Remain Postponed- Possible Resumption AAA/Majors 6/22. 

 

UPDATE 5/19/20: Player Activities Have Been Postponed Until at Least June 2020 in Accordance with the Phased Reopening Plan for Connecticut

5/19/20 Season Update Letter from SALL President Michael A. Noto:

Stamford American Little League logo

May 19, 2020


Dear SALL Community:

I hope you are all doing well during these difficult times. The Board of Directors for Stamford American Little League has been in constant communication regarding the 2020 Spring season. We’ve been closely monitoring Little League International, the State of Connecticut and the City of Stamford for updates and have reviewed all of your surveys regarding your interest in little league baseball this season.

Based on your surveys, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel Tee Ball, A and AA for the 2020 Spring season. In addition, we’ve decided to refund all registration fees for the 2020 Spring season, including those for our AAA and Majors divisions.

We remain steadfast in our desire to hold a baseball season for AAA and Majors and continue to make all preparations to ensure that our older players don’t lose out on the end of their little league time. However, we cannot at this time announce a formal start date or the exact format the season might take. While the City of Stamford has not yet given us a firm date to start baseball, we’re forecasting that we may be able to begin around June 29th, the date that the State is allowing summer camps to open on during Phase 1 of the State reopening plan. Until we get further information from the City and State, we will use this date as a benchmark. We will continue to update the league as information becomes available; please check our COVID-19 updates page regularly.

Regarding refunds, please be patient as this is a large endeavor for our volunteer organization. The decision to refund all registration fees, while we feel is the proper decision, will take an economic toll on our league as various sums of money have already been spent in anticipation of the 2020 Spring season. We will conduct a donation drive later in the season and ask that you consider making a contribution to help us recoup some of these costs to ensure the proper operation of SALL going forward. More information on this will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your time and attention and your unwavering support of SALL. We will get through this, and we will play ball together again soon. I look forward to seeing you all at the fields in the near future. In the meantime, remember now’s a great time to go outside and spend some time as a family having a catch!

Sincerely,

Michael A. Noto
President
Stamford American Little League


UPDATE 5/4/20
: Player Activities Have Been Postponed Until at Least 5/20/20
in Accordance with the Phased Reopening Plan for Connecticut

While Little League International has recommended baseball activities begin no earlier than 5/11/20, leagues must follow applicable local/state regulations.

PLAYER FAMILIES: as SALL eagerly awaits further guidance from both our city and state,
we have sent you a survey about your interest in playing if/when we can 
have a delayed Spring 2020 season. 
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY MAY 8, 2020.

While we are making every attempt to have a Spring 2020 season and are as eager as many of our players and families' to be back on the field, rest assured, we will put safety at the forefront of our decisions.

We will update all players and their families, sponsors and involved parties here and via email as soon as we get additional guidance from both the City of Stamford and the State of Connecticut.


City of Stamford COVID-19 Page 

State of Connecticut COVID-19 Page 


UPDATE 4/2/20: our League Statement is below, please note any updates above. 




UPDATE 3/13/20: The SALL Board of Directors has voted on 3/12/20 to suspend
all SALL activities, effective immediately, until further notice.

At this time we are only delaying the season start until it is deemed safe and still plan to have a great Spring 2020 Season!

Registration for Tee Ball / A will remain open as planned and will be extended if necessary.

This difficult decision was made to ensure the safety of our League children and families, in accordance with the official urging of Little League Inc. to postpone the the spring season until at least April 6th.
Additionally, we've taken into consideration the 3/13/20 closing of the Stamford Public Schools.

We will lean heavily on the Stamford Department of Health,  Stamford Board of Ed.Little League Inc. and the State of CT to determine when we can safely resume activities.

All updates will be posted as soon as available. Major updates will also be communicated via email.

Local Sponsors

Stamford American Little League

1127 High Ridge Road, #337
Stamford, Connecticut 06905

Phone: 203-539-1709

Email: [email protected]