June 1, 2020 Update
The Falmouth Little League COVID-19 Safety Plan conforms to rules and recommendations of the State of Maine Checklist for Community Sports in Phase 2 of Governor’s Mills’ gradual reopening plan. We have modified the way we will hold practices and play games to mitigate the risk of coronavirus transmission. We have prepared a summary of what players and spectators may expect when they show up at the Little Legion Complex, as well.
We, the Falmouth Little League Board of Directors, acknowledge our right and responsibility to exercise our judgment and cancel play at any time if players and/or coaches show symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, if our safety guidelines are not being met, and if the rate of infections in Cumberland County rises dramatically and unexpectedly.
May 23, 2020
Out of ongoing Covid-19 safety concerns, in deference to the guidelines for youth and community sports released by the State of Maine on May 20th, and because many families in the younger divisions already have opted out and depleted our numbers, the Falmouth Little League Board of Director has voted to cancel much of our 2020 baseball and softball program and modify the way we will play on in the older divisions.
T-Ball – Cancelled
AA Baseball – Cancelled
AA Softball – Cancelled
AAA Baseball – Regular season cancelled. Possible sandlot games would begin not before June 15th.
AAA players will not divide formally into teams. Falmouth Little League will offer the possibility of practices and/or sandlot games twice a week according to rules described in a new program created by Little League International. https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/sandlot-fun-days/
AAA and Majors Softball – Regular season cancelled. Possible sandlot games would begin not before June 15th.
Players will not divide formally into teams in AAA. Our Majors softball team does not have the option of playing teams from other towns. We will offer the possibility of practices and/or sandlot games twice a week according to rules described in a new program created by Little League International. https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/sandlot-fun-days/
Majors Baseball – Regular season with 4 teams. No games against teams from other towns.
All players in Majors will be notified by an email from the league president on Saturday, May 23rd. Players will learn who their teammates are when notified by their coaches on June 1st.
Practices will begin no later than June 15th. Practices will continue for a minimum of two weeks before we try playing games under our new Covid-19 safety and social distancing rules (to be posted here on Friday, June 1st). Some experimentation will be required this year, and as we learn what works best for players and coaches, we will adjust our rules, by consensus, accordingly.
We will plan to play a regular season of games beginning after the July 4th holiday, during Phase 3 of the governor’s reopening plan for Maine. The season will wrap up in early August.
Juniors Baseball – Sandlot games beginning in June. Players will be notified of further details by their coaches.
Families requesting a refund of registration fees may do so before June 15th. Please write to league president, RJ Matson, to request a refund check.
To help defray regular field maintenance costs in 2020 and to keep the facilities at the Little Legion complex in good working order for the 2021 season, we invite families to apply their 2020 registration fees to their 2021 fees or simply donate their 2020 fees to Falmouth Little League. Email our league president to make your wishes known.
Covid-19 Safety Plan
Our full safety plan be posted here Monday, June 1st, after further consultation with town officials.