Revised 2020 Season Plan

Updated as of 5/3/2020:

Little League International has canceled the Little League World Series and all Regional tournaments. States and Districts may still hold local tournaments, if possible, and in compliance with local and state safer-at-home guidelines.

Little League has requested that all Leagues suspend all baseball activities until at least May 11. In Colorado, all youth sports activities remain suspended through the month of May.

Our 2020 Spring Season was scheduled to begin practices the week of Mar 9 with our first games on Apr 11. The final season day was set for Jun 13. This schedule was designed to accommodate approximately 18 games for AA and above divisions, approximately 14 games for coach pitch and A Divisions, and approximately 9 games for tee ball.

The following plans are an attempt to create equitable value for your recreational baseball investment. DO NOT hesitate to withdraw and request a refund if that option is what is needed!

2020 SUMMER SEASON

We will create a full featured season that starts in mid-to-late July and completes at the end of September.  We are going to call this the 2020 Summer Season. This season will be like our normal Spring season, complete with designed team parity, standings, and an end of season tournament to crown divisional champions in each of our kid-pitch divisions. The uniforms that we were preparing for our Spring season will be used for the 2020 Summer Season, our sponsors will receive all the advertising elements during that season, and we will have an end of season "parade of teams" as well as our normal trophies and awards. The price for this 2020 Summer Season will be identical to the pricing established for the 2020 Spring Season.  Teams will play approximately the same number of games as expected in the Spring Season. Additionally, we will schedule our normal in-season activities such as Picture Day during this season.

We should have additional details regarding our ability to play this Summer Season by end of May. If we are a "go" - there will be a new "open registration" period where you can register to play in our Summer Season even if you were not previously registered in our Spring Season.

BASEBALL IN JUNE?

If we are able to resume baseball activities in June, we will conduct a set of outdoor clinics and sandlot games.  We will not have sufficient time to conduct a meaningful season.  However, we may have opportunity to participate in ad hoc baseball activities. There will likely be no cost to any activities that we hold in June and they would be completely volunteer operated.

Jefferson County schools has indicated that there will be no field use permits granted until AT LEAST July 1.  As such, we will only be able to conduct activities on KC parks...and only if the state AND the county permit such activities AND the parks authority additionally permits those activities.

It is VERY unclear what those activities will look like. Masks, social distancing, etc are all things we will have to determine as we approach the possibility of such activities.  Details forthcoming as we get closer and have clarity on the requirements for safe play.

OPTIONS FOR 2020 SPRING SEASON REGISTRANTS:

Here are your options regarding your current fully or partially paid 2020 Spring Season registration:

1)  The 2020 Summer Season sounds like it will work for you. You would like to leave your fees in the program and have your registration automatically created for the 2020 Summer Season.

2)  The 2020 Summer Season will not work for you and/or you require your paid fees to be reimbursed at this time. In this case, CLICK HERE to submit your desire to withdraw. Your registration in the current 2020 Spring Season will be canceled and we will mail you a refund check or submit refund via PayPal. Unfortunately, due to system limitations, we will NOT be able to simply apply the refund to your credit card. I am sorry about that. Further, and because of this limitation, refund check / PayPal fund distribution will require a LOT of manual effort. So please be patient as we execute the refunds. (NOTE: If the link fails to open an email application, please just send the information to [email protected] and indicate REFUND REQUEST in the Subject line.)

Refunds will be issued about once per week.  Once a refund is issued (via PayPay or via check in the mail), the registration will be canceled. You will receive notice of the cancellation via an automated email from the website. When you receive that email, you will know that the refund has been issued. If you don't receive your check, or don't see the PayPal distribution, within a couple of days - please contact me for follow-up.

Q & A:

Q:  I want to play in the 2020 Spring Season. What should I do?
A:  We ONLY need to hear from you if you plan to withdraw and want a refund.  A non-reply will mean that we will automatically register you in the 2020 Summer Season. Please do NOT email me indicating you want to play in the 2020 Summer Season as it will merely add to the emails and I may make a mistake and accidentally withdraw you.

Q:  I don't want to / can't play in the 2020 Spring Season. What should I do?
A:  To withdraw and request a refund, CLICK HERE to submit your request.  Please indicate 1) Player Name; 2) Player Division; 3) Preference for CHECK or PayPal refund; 4) PayPal account information, if you want a PayPal issued refund.

Q:  When I registered, I paid one or more $3 processing charges. Will these also be refunded?
A:  KCLL is only able to refund the registration fees and is NOT able to refund any of the transaction charges paid to SportsConnect.

Q:  I was not registered in your Spring Season but I do want to register for the Summer Season. Can I do that?
A:  Registration for the Summer Season will open just as soon as we are confirmed we will be permitted to play the Summer Season. We are hoping for that determination by early June. Check the website in early June to see if registration is open. If you would like to receive email updates, you can create an account on our website and you will receive email notices once registration is open (or we determine that we cannot play in 2020).
Q: What do we need to do to participate in All Stars?
A: With the World Series and the Regional tournaments canceled, there will ONLY be an All Stars tournament IF the District determines that they can hold a tournament.  The District is considering a tournament that would be held in late July or early August.

Q:  What is the timeline for issuing refunds? How quickly can I expect my refund?
A:  We will try very hard to get your refund to you within 2 weeks of your request. Unfortunately, we will not be able to credit back to any credit card used. We will issue refunds by check or through PayPal. This will be a manual process that will including finding your registration and amount paid and then communicating that information to our Treasurer. So, it will take a little time to complete.

Q:  Can I pick up a check in order to get it more quickly?
A:  You may be able to make arrangements for a check pick-up in certain cases. If this is desired, make your request in the email requesting withdraw and refund.

Q:  What if I really need the refund but I do still plan to play come the 2020 Summer Season?
A;  Please submit your request to withdraw and refund. Then, as the 2020 Summer Season approaches, there will be an opportunity to register for the season. Let me know of your intentions in your email so that we can keep tabs on how many players to expect.

Q:  Will we have enough players in a Summer Season to play a schedule similar to our Spring Season?
A;  The 2020 Summer Season is slightly longer than our normal Fall Ball - and it covers a similar calendar range. We typically have 60% of our Spring registration numbers in the Fall. Given the unique circumstances, we are predicting 2/3's to 3/4's of our Spring registration will play in the 2020 Summer Season.  Only time will tell for sure.

Q:  Can I request a refund later?  Or is this a "must do it now" opportunity and decision?
A:  You can request a refund at any time. So if you plan to play in the 2020 Summer Season now but in a couple of months determine that you will not be able to play, you can withdraw and still get a full refund.

Q:  If we don't have a Summer Season, will I have an option to apply payment to the 2021 season instead of a refund?
A:  Yes.  Once we have determination of the outcome of the Summer Season, we will either use the fees paid for that season OR, if the Summer Season is also canceled, we will provide you a choice to either get a refund OR leave the fees as "credit" for the 2021 season.

More questions?  Please contact Tom Newman at (303) 619-9810 or [email protected]

Local Sponsors

Ken Caryl Little League

Ken Caryl Little League, 11757 W Ken Caryl Ave #F
Littleton, Colorado 80127

Phone: 303-619-9810

Email: [email protected]