March 14, 2020
To our OHYSA Community,
The Board and Commissioner spent Friday in consultation with youth sports stakeholders locally and nationally, as well as in reviewing updated information from local, state and national health officials.
In an effort to contain community spread, OHYSA Board Members and Commissioners have made the difficult decision to further suspend the Spring season through Sunday, April 5th.
Please understand that we are not alone in that decision. Many of the leagues with which our teams interlock have been directed by their governing bodies to do the same.
As of this writing, USA Baseball has canceled or postponed all clinics and tryouts through April 15, PONY Baseball and Softball and Little League Baseball and Softball have directed teams to delay all activities until April 6, and UIL has suspended all sanctioned activity through March 29.
During the suspension our previous directive regarding all team meetings – games, scrimmages, practices, etc. – will remain in effect. Our goal during this time is to limit community spread. While we cannot police the actions of all 1000+ members of our Oak Hill community, as a Board we would like to stress that attempts to circumvent this prohibition are not in keeping with the purpose of the season suspension, nor in the best interests of any of our players, coaches, volunteers or their own family members.
We are actively reviewing the total number of games already played by team, facility resources for making up canceled games, and how best to serve the many children in our organization who just want to play ball.
Understandably, there are a lot of moving parts to this decision and we are still working out details. At a minimum, in addition to games and practices, we are canceling the Softball Mid-Season tournament, and Picture Day will be either postponed or canceled outright as well.
Please remain patient as we strive to make the best decisions for your children and the health of our community.