CFor those of you that have paid for your player(s) 2020 GMLB registration and would like a refund, please send an email by Friday June 19th to firstname.lastname@example.org with "2020 Refund" in the subject line. Please include the following information:
1) Your name (how the check should be made out)
2) Player(s) name(s)
3) Mailing address
4) Amount paid (please indicate if raffle tickets were pre paid)
Some people have inquired about donating their fee to the league. If you wish to make this charitable donation, no email will be necessary and GMLB thanks you for your generosity. Checks will be mailed out next week.
2020 GMLB Season Canceled
To All Greenfield Minor League Players and Families,
It is with a heavy heart that GMLB has decided to cancel the 2020 season. As you know it was our intent to begin practice on Monday June 15, 2020 that cooperated with phase 2 of the Massachusetts reopening plan. On Thursday June 11, 2020 the Greenfield Board of Health voted that youth sports would not be allowed during phase 2. This decision is scheduled to be re-evaluated at their next meeting on July 2, 2020. The GMLB Board of Directors decided that starting on July 2, 2020 or after would not be a feasible time frame. Please know that the GMLB Board of Directors exhausted all options to provide a safe environment to play baseball. However, the unexpected decision by the Board of Health to prohibit youth sports until at least July 2, 2020 did not leave a feasible amount of time for a sufficient baseball season.
Please be assured that the GMLB will continue its efforts in supporting the opening of all youth sports. Whether it is at the July 2, 2020 Board of Health Meeting or prior, we will be heard and appreciate your support. If youth sports are allowed back this summer, GMLB will consider organizing some “sandlot/pickup” games to keep youth active and involved. Thank you all for your patience and support. Stay safe and enjoy the summer.
The President and Treasurer will convene to establish a refund procedure which will be posted at www.GMLB.org and on the GMLB Facebook Page within the next week.
GMLB Board of Directors
With phase 2 on schedule we are continuing to plan for some baseball. We will be holding a "Coaches Meeting" at 6PM (Rain or Shine) at Lunt Field on Friday, June 12th. We are in need of dedicated coaches that will commit to running the skills and drills practices. This means working with kids in multiple age groups and helping with practices multiple nights a week - not just showing up when your kid is practicing We need a number of coaches - if we don't have enough, we can't do it. So if you're interested in learning more, please show up on Friday, at 6PM.
If we have enough help, practices will begin June 15th.
More information will be shared after the coaches meeting on Friday, June 12th.
Many thanks - GMLB Board
To all Greenfield Minor League Baseball Families,
GMLB will be opening with the guidelines set by the Massachusetts phased opening structure. Keep in mind that we will have social distancing plans in place which will be posted when the time comes. Also keep in mind that if phase two is significantly delayed, there most likely will not be any type of season.
Phase two is scheduled to begin on Monday June 8th which will give us the opportunity to run practices with skills and drills. Phase three needs to be implemented in order for us to play games, which is scheduled for June 29th. If phase two starts June 8th the Board will meet and create a schedule. Players, most likely by age, will be given a time and a field to report to. The schedule will be posted on Facebook and GMLB.org.
Each field will have a check in station. If a player is fully registered and paid they simply check in and are all set. If a player is registered and not paid, they must pay $25 for the practice sessions. This amount will be applied to the $75 league fee if we do get to play games. Any player that is not registered will do so at this time and pay $25. Once it is determined that phase three will open and games will be played, the remaining $50 will be collected. Any player that has previously paid the full $75 fee, and phase three does not open in time, will be reimbursed $50 and only responsible for the practice sessions.
Please do not sell the raffle tickets. There will be no raffle. If you prepaid for the tickets you will be reimbursed at a later date. Or, if you chose, you can donate that money to the league. Thank you very much and hopefully we will see you on the field.
GMLB Board of Directors
Thanks to all that have registered player(s) for the 2020 GMLB season.
Dear Greenfield Minor League Baseball Families,
To all Greenfield Minor League Baseball players and families,
On behalf of the Greenfield Minor League Board of Directors, we would like to wish you all good health in this confusing and disruptive time. The COVID-19 corona virus pandemic is unlike any situation we, as a community, have had to deal with in our generation. Please, let’s all do our part in containing the spread of this virus.
On Thursday March 19th, the Board of Directors met to decide on a course of action during this troubling time. We will be basing all of our decisions on the recommendations and restrictions placed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).
As of now, opening day slated for April 26th will not happen. We have two plans ready if and when youth sports are allowed to begin. The first is if we are allowed to begin play in the spring. We could be ready to play by the middle of May. The exact date would be contingent of how quickly we could order and receive our uniforms. The contingency plan to that would be if youth sports are delayed to further into the summer. If that is the case, we are prepared to begin our season on July 5th and play into August.
In order to quickly and efficiently organize the league once the gathering restrictions are lifted, we ask that all GMLB families to please register their players at GMLB.org. You don’t have to pay yet, we’ll worry about the financial piece later. We just really need names and the number of players we have to work with as soon as possible.
For those of you that have already paid and the contingency plans do not work for your family, or you are just not comfortable in groups regardless of the recommendations of the CDC or MDPH, we will set up a time to honor refunds at a later date.
Thank you and stay healthy.
GMLB Board of Directors
In response to the mass effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, we are going to cancel this Saturday's, March 14th in person registration. We encourage folks to continue to register online as we hope to play baseball this year!
The board will be meeting on Thursday, March 19th - we will assess the situation and will post an update shortly after.
At this time we are also still holding a meeting for prospective and returning coaches at 7pm on Wednesday, March 25th at the Greenfield Elks. (downstairs, Federal St. door.)
Again we'll post an update after next week's board meeting.
We'll be holding a meeting for prospective and returning coaches at 7pm on Wednesday, March 25th at the Greenfield Elks. (downstairs, Federal St. door.)
The GMLB Annual Board Meeting will be held September 19th at 8PM at the Franklin County Sheriff Office Conference Room.
This meeting will hold 2020 Board Member Elections. Please consider attending if you would like to be on the board. Also, any parent of a current player(s) that would like to be a voting member, but not be on the Board, must attend this meeting.
Don't hesitate to reach out with questions.