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Mar, 2020

Temporary Suspension/Delay Extended to May 11

A Message From the President of Alameda Little League

The CEO of Little League International has advised all 6500 Leagues in the program to remain suspended until May 11. Alameda Little league will comply with their directives, and we all know that baseball is secondary to all of our health. Clearly we are all becoming aware of this viral spread and the impact that it will have on our lives.
The Board of Directors of Alameda Little League will be ahead of the game guaranteeing that our League will proceed and attempt to play all scheduled games, even if that means not participating in the District 4 Tournament of Champions and the Little League International Tournaments (All Stars). Our Board cannot meet together now, but I will convene with them electronically to decide the re-scheduling. It is my opinion the League needs to finish its original schedule within and among the community teams of our great League.
This means that you should know that it is possible that our games could continue through the month of June and after school ends. Vacation scheduling is an issue here, so that is one of the reasons I want everyone to know how this will work with our baseball program.
We will continue to keep our membership informed, so please check our website for updates, and we will email the membership in its entirety when the update is significant. God Bless our Alameda kids, God Bless America, and God Bless us all.
Ron Matthews, President
Alameda Little League, Inc.

Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 1:30 PM
Subject: Temporary Suspension/Delay Extended to May 11
Little League Baseball and Softball

Dear Little League Volunteer,

This is much bigger than Little League®.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. And, yes, that also means how we play Little League.

With the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend/delay their Little League seasons through no earlier than Monday, May 11. We implore you to follow this recommendation and suspend all Little League activities through no earlier than May 11.

We recognize that this is the heart of the traditional Little League season, and we share in the great disappointment that many are feeling surrounding this additional pause in the 2020 season. However, it is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We will continue to consult with appropriate medical advisors, government health officials and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best we can for the safety and wellbeing of our players, families, volunteers, and fans.

As this situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all of our 6,500 leagues in more than 84 countries. It is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to the Little League fields this season, whether that’s later this spring or throughout the summer.

Currently, Little League International is working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament and tournament eligibility for our leagues and players in our various divisions of play.

Little League will continue to provide additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season and has developed a series of FAQs available at We are committed to sharing information as it becomes available on issues like player eligibility and tournament participation, charter and insurance status for the year, and A Safety Awareness Program plan deadlines.

We also will be sharing guidance on how to resume operations when appropriate, best practices for handling the financial implications, and how you can communicate with parents and families in your communities about this delay in Little League activity. This information will continue to be developed and shared on and through all of our communications methods.

There are countless resources available, and we urge you to follow the information available through World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your state’s public health department (click here for a listing of state public health departments ), and other county and/or local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.

We encourage you to stay in touch with Little League and share any additional feedback or questions from your local communities by emailing [email protected].

Thank you all for your support, understanding, and community leadership. We will be thinking of our global Little League community during this difficult time.


Stephen D. Keener

Stephen D. Keener
Little League President and CEO

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