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*** COVID-19 UPDATES ***

This page will be used to share all MFLL Covid-19 Updates

2020 WAIVER - MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE PARTICIPATION IS ALLOWED

MFLL Infection Prevention Plan updated 7/28/2020

MFLL Responsible Spectator Plan updated 7/28/2020

MFLL Update 5-29-20

Good Evening!

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented season. We take the safety of our families extremely seriously and our decision last week to suspend league activities was not taken lightly.

Evaluation of the situation has been ongoing and I'm happy to report there haven't been any additional positive cases! The Executive Board has decided, as long as this remains the case, we will resume our game schedule on Monday August 3rd. TBall Games missed during the past week will be rescheduled. However, games for both baseball & softball AA-Big League will not be rescheduled. Baseball tournament schedules will be published in the next week.

I would like to remind everyone to continue to follow the Infection Prevention Plan and brush up on the Responsible Spectator Plan we set at the beginning of the season. These will continue to keep everyone safe.

For those families involved in our Aces Travel Program, the tournament being hosted at The Complex this Friday-Sunday will still take place with a few additional safety measures, such as closing all bleachers, distancing concessions workers from customers & encouraging mask use. Please note, masks are NOT required at this time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Thank you,
Kristin



MFLL Update 7-25-20

Good morning,

I wanted to address two questions that have come up a few times since our season was suspended earlier this week.

First, if a member of your household tests positive, whether or not they are a player/coach with MFLL, we ask that you alert us to the positive case. Waukesha County Public Health does reach out, but with the amount of cases they are dealing with there has been a delay of a few days between when you report the positive and they do. The sooner we are aware of the positive case, the sooner we can do our own contact tracing and alert anyone that may be at risk. Again, anyone in your HOUSEHOLD - they don't have to be a player or coach with us.

Please email me directly with the following information: 1) who tested positive; 2) what day they were tested; 3) what day did symptoms start; 4) when was the last time your family was with your team (game, practice, socially).

Second, you will be notified directly that you or your family had potential contact with a Covid positive player or coach.  We are respecting the privacy of our families by not publicizing positive cases, but we are not keeping secrets either.  When we gather the information from a family with a positive case, we can trace back to the teams involved and alert them directly.

The Executive Board will be virtually meeting this coming week to discuss resuming the season, which will depend greatly on whether or not new positive cases are reported by our families.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Kristin Lauer
MFLL President
[email protected]




MFLL Update 7-23-20

Good morning,

Unfortunately, due to reports of additional coaches and players testing positive in multiple divisions, and in light of MFHS suspending all sports activities and other baseball organizations cancelling their seasons, we’ve made the difficult decision to suspend our season until at least July 30th. We are making this decision based on the responsibility we have to our families and community. With an absolute abundance of caution, we are taking this step.

The Executive Board will review the status of our families health, and how Menomonee Falls as a whole is doing, later next week and from there make a decision if we need to add more time to the suspension or not.

This is effective immediately, so games today are cancelled, as well as any practices or in-person meetings your teams have scheduled. We ask that during the suspension you limit contact with members outside of your family, continue to practice social distancing, and follow the CDC recommendations for minimizing exposure.

My hope is to be able to return to baseball & softball quickly!

Thank you,
Kristin
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Kristin Lauer
MFLL President
[email protected]


MFLL Update 5-23-20

Hello MFLL Families!

Thank you for your patience while we navigate the changes needed to make this season happen. We've received many great comments from families that want to move forward with the season. Unfortunately, we've also lost a number of players & coaches, so we will need to adjust teams that were originally drafted. We are looking to complete that by Tuesday May 26th, and finalize practice schedules shortly after for a June 1st start. I'm not going to lie, there is a LOT of work behind the scenes that our Board needs to accomplish in the next three weeks. I'm grateful to have each and every one of them! They have definitely earned their board shirt & rides in the Rangers!

Prior to allowing players to practice, we are requiring all families to complete the attached waiver. We would like these returned prior to Thursday, May 28th. Families will not be given final team information until these are received.

I'm happy to report we've gotten a week of Aces practices in with our Covid-19 procedures and things are looking good. We will share them on our website soon and possibly making adjustments to them in the next two weeks when more time is under our belts. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what we think practices will look like.

Coaches are meeting virtually next week Tue-Wed-Thur and picking up equipment next weekend. We will be holding a Complex Clean-up on Sunday May 31st so that the fields are ready to go on June 1st. Watch our website & Facebook page for signup information soon. We are still getting the details together for umpire training so if you are an umpire or family of an umpire, please stay tuned.

Finally, with as many hours as we have ahead of us to make all these moving parts work and get teams and schedules set, we are setting a final refund request deadline. Any refund requests received after May 28th will be denied and 2020 payments, less administrative fees, will be applied to your families account for the 2021 season. We do hope that all families will be able to let us know their intentions by May 25th, which will limit the number of changes we have to make to our work next weekend.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have further questions, don't forget to check out our FAQ section on the website. We've been adding information as questions come in.

I'm excited we are getting so close to starting our season!

Kristin



MFLL Update 5-17-20

Good evening,

I'd like to offer another update to give you more of an idea of what we've been talking about. Please know, we take this all very seriously and have been discussing many options and scenarios, while working with Little League International, the School District of Menomonee Falls, and with other local organizations on how we can proceed with everyone's safety as top priority. We understand it's very difficult for families to make a decision about the season, but hope this update will give you more information. We do ask that you let us know if you do not intend to play this season so we have time to adjust any teams that have lost too many players and so we can start working on a game schedule.

MFLL has two unique opportunities. First, our fields are ours so we have control of opening them or not. Unlike other leagues that are at the mercy of their city or county and will not have a home this season. Second, we have our Aces program which we will use as a test group. Starting this week, the players within the Aces program that are comfortable, will start practicing at The Complex. The Aces coaches and players have been given specific guidelines on how these practices will be conducted which includes no dugout use, groupings of 4 players & 1 coach, social distancing and coach mask use. We will trial these guidelines and make any adjustments needed before opening The Complex to our MFLL teams.

At the moment, our hope is to have teams start practicing June 1st with games starting June 15th (Tball start June 22nd) playing 2 games per week. We will combine the Juniors & Seniors divisions into one BIG LEAGUE level which will help us limit the number of inter-league games we would need in order to create a full schedule for that level. Tball & Baseball would run until the end of August, Softball the end of July. Tball & Baseball up to Majors will not travel to other locations. Softball will travel but we don't know who can host at this point so I can not give more information at this time.

Please keep in mind, none of this is set in stone. This is what we are thinking today, I don't know what is going to happen tomorrow or next week. I plan to send another update out to the league next weekend after the District President's meeting and more discussions with the Board.

Thank you,
Kristin



MFLL Update 5-15-20

There was some confusion about mask requirements - no one is required to wear them, we recommend it but it's a personal decision. Players are not required to wear them while playing.



MFLL Update 5-14-20

Good evening,

I know it's been a long time since you've gotten an update from me and I apologize for that, but honestly I've struggled with what to say since things are changing daily (or not changing at all). The MFLL board has held frequent meetings over the last two months to discuss recommendations from Little League International, WI LL District One as well as State and Local government and in accordance with CDC protocols. We have developed guidelines for Infection Control which can be found on our website. We are continuing to work through various challenges in hopes of providing a safe and responsible experience for everyone.

If your family is not comfortable or able to participate this season, please let us know as soon as you can. We would appreciate requests to be emailed to [email protected] by May 22nd. Families are able to receive a refund less the normal $25 administrative fee or apply their registration to 2021 play. The sooner you let us know you won't be able to participate, the easier planning any team changes or creating schedules will be on us. Please continue to be patient as we navigate this ever-evolving situation. We will have more updates in the coming days.

Stay safe,
Kristin

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