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2021 Annual Update & COVID-19 Update

March 20, 2021

Update to USA Softball of Maine

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We are looking to have a Super start to 2021 with great news throughout the month of March, Maine Principals Association is actively working on getting all of our school teams playing some type of normal(??) season, Governor Mills office/Maine CDC has accelerated the Vaccine rollout. Looks like all 16 years and older will start getting shots in early April which means the summer softball season will be closer to normal for all of us.

 

Since this Covid 19 pandemic has postponed/canceled/disrupted so many things for our families and young athletes I am so looking forward to putting it behind us and moving forward. While I am pleased to see where we are headed I also want to make sure we do our part to keep things going in the right direction .

I have completed and received approval of the 2021 USA Softball of Maine Back to the Ballpark Guidelines. Most of them are repeat items we used during the 2020 Summer season with a few modifications. They will be updated and changed as I  monitor how things go.

I have attached the primary pages to this letter and I will have the complete package posted to the USA Softball of Maine website.

Tournaments: 2021 Maine USA State Championships will be held in Central Maine during the weekend of July 23-25 for all age levels. Entry form is posted on the website please either submit this form or use the New England USA softball website to register your teams. I am expecting a large turnout for this event. Also you must send payment before this event takes place normally I have teams bring payment the day of  the event but due to the amount of teams payment must be made prior to the event taking place. USA softball official roster form must be completed and submitted prior to participating in the State Championships, form is posted on the Maine website and the USA  Softball website. (reminder this is a 2 page form). 

12U All American Program tryouts for this program are scheduled for April 11th noon-2:30 at MGSL Field 90 Robinson Street in Manchester New Hampshire. (flyer is posted to the Maine USA Softball website).

Please contact me with any questions.

2021 HPP program is moving along  coaches for all age levels have been chosen( list attached) and will be posted on the Maine USA Softball website. We have advertised the event to take place on April 18th with a location to be determined. Special THANKS to Jaclyn McDonald (NH USA Softball) for spearheading this program and making things happen . I will update as we move closer.

Region 1 USA Softball commissioners meeting will take place via zoom on March 26th. We will be discussing numerous items that all of us in the New England region can work on to make USA Girls  Softball and stronger and better program for all of our female athletes. I will update you soon after the meeting. THANKS to Jess Caro for making this event happen.

USA Softball of Maine  website will be undergoing a facelift/update, Matt Hunt our webmaster will be making some updates and changes to our website in both look and operation.

Be Safe & Healthy

Cleveland “Brownie” Brown

USA Softball of Maine c 207-314-1876

 

 

USA Softball Back to the Ballpark Recommendations

USA Softball of Maine Guidelines and Precautions

Umpires / Rules / Mechanic Recommendations

Line-Up Card Modifications

Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability, and Indemnity Agreement Relating to COVID-19 Exposure, COVID-19 Liability, and COVID-19 Risks