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Latest Statement 6/3

USABL Update 6/3 @ 12:00pm

We have a lot of people looking for clarity around the 6/22 date that was announced last Friday in Governor Murphy's briefing. We're following up with every contact we have to get some answers but things continue to move at a frustratingly slow pace. The only thing that seems overwhelmingly clear is that practice is clear to resume as of 6/22 and we expect games to be able to return as soon as 6/27.

⚠️CALL TO ACTIONWe need everybody to reach out to their local parks and rec department or county field coordinator to push for fields to reopen on (or before) this date! Start booking practice time slots if you can. We will need fields open to host games when the time comes which we expect will be within 2 weeks of the 6/22 date (hopefully sooner). We will get you DOH guidelines as soon as they are released.

USABL Tournaments:

We expect games will be able to resume by the last weekend in June (6/27-28) pending no major spike in cases. Our focus will be to turn on all events on June 27th and later. August is the "New July" for baseball and we have a jam-packed schedule!

USABL Leagues:
For our League play, we are aiming to start the first week of July. It is a bit easier to put together a 150-team tournament on short notice than it is to organize a league by location and ability. This will give more time to practice, get back to game shape and generally organize the squad. This also gives more time for fields to open up which will be critical to anybody playing this summer. Your league rep. will be reaching out shortly. View Summer League Information
What is the NJ Baseball Coalition doing next?
We are continuing to work with Governor Murphy's Administration and we are asking the Department of Health to work with us directly so we can provide a timeline on release for the official guidelines and assist in formatting the guidelines.

Please join the NJ Baseball Coalition Facebook Group to stay updated:

View Frequently Asked Questions Here:
  • What are the Department of Health Guidelines? | View
  • How can I get my field to open up by June 22nd? | View
  • When can practices start? | View
  • What can my players do now to practice? | View