2021 Return to Play Guidelines

April 13, 2021

Good Evening Everyone,

With the exception of the teams that have been notified, everyone else may return to your regular practice schedule beginning tomorrow.

There were far too many questions about which teams were allowed to practice, and which ones were not, to allow today's practices to occur. The guidelines we were following, considering what was deemed a close contact were not satisfactory to the Health Department. From this point forward, if there is an instance where a player or coach tests positive for Covid, that was at a practice or a game, that team will be suspended for 14 days from the day of contact. Any games missed during that time will be rescheduled.

This season is going to be an adventure, we have already encountered that in these first two weeks. It's not going to stop anytime soon. Everyone will need to help to make this season work. Please be patient, and know that we all want to play, and we are going to. And I can't say this enough times, if you even think you, or someone in your household may have Covid, please stay home!

Thank you all,
Holly Little League Board of Directors

April 13, 2021

Holly Little League Families,

Effective immediately, all practices are suspended until further notice.

As of right now, we have eleven of twenty-three teams dealing with some type of close contact, or direct exposure situation, without including siblings. We have been in contact with the Oakland County Health Department today, and following their suggestions, and for the safety of our families, we have chosen to suspend all practices temporarily.

We will be meeting with the Quadtown officials this week to discuss a possible delay to the start of that season. Holly is not the only local community dealing with these issues.

We will share any more information as it becomes available, please be patient and bear with us through this.

Thank you,
Holly Little League Board of Directors

March 16, 2021

Holly Little League seeks to provide a positive baseball and softball experience for players, families, and the community to help players learn the fundamentals and skills of the game, promote physical and mental health through an active lifestyle, sportsmanship and working as a part of a team toward collective goals. It also provides an important social experience to learn about respect for others, cultivate social skills and community building, and manage both success and disappointment through competition. The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly disruptive to all aspects of life in our community. Our League aspires to navigate a safe return to our activities and events to help our young players maintain a safe environment for their physical, psychological, and social health, and assist the community in developing a safe return to activities in these challenging times. The State of Michigan classifies baseball and softball as “moderate risk sports” for the transmission of COVID-19 and has specific guidance for restart and recommendations for safely conducting these activities.

The following links are the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Overview of Important Return-to-Play Topics:

MHSAA 2021 Baseball
MHSAA 2021 Softball

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