Holbrook Little League & Holbrook Girls' Softball Covid-19/Coronovirus Update
UPDATED April 3, 2020
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.
Official Statement from Little League International: https://www.littleleague.org/news/little-league-open-letter-to-parents/?utm_source=ll%20-%20march&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=steve%20link
We take the health and welfare of our players, their families, and our community very seriously. Due to recommendations from the state, CDC, and Little League International, and the belief that we should be showing utmost caution at this time, we are POSTPONING ALL Baseball and Softball activities, including clinics and practices, through May 11th. The board will be reviewing all options over the next few weeks as more information becomes available. We will communicate plans as they are developed. Once again, we urge everyone to follow recommended guidelines in order to stay healthy and ESPECIALLY to stay home if you are not feeling well.
We will get through this together. If there is anything that we can do along the way, please let us know. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at HolbrookLittleLeagueMA@Gmail.com or our Safety Officer, Kelly Silvia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
**** NEW THIS YEAR, HLL HAS INVESTED IN AN AED MACHINE ****
You may have heard about a 9-year old boy in Charlestown being hit in the chest causing his heart to stop. While these incidents are fortunately very rare, this is a good opportunity to remind everyone that we now have an automatic defibrillator (AED) in the Snack Shack, should such an event happen at our fields.
AEDs are designed to be very easy to use as they walk you through their use step by step. Part of our coach safety meeting each year includes an overview on the use of the AED. If you’re interested in learning more about using an AED, you can find various instructional videos online. AEDs are becoming common in many public buildings, so having some familiarity with them is a good idea.
While the AED is a great resource to have on hand, the first thing to do in an emergency is call 911 to get trained professionals on site as quickly as possible.