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Apr, 2020

Rec League Update: 4/20/20

There is no higher priority to us than the safety and health of our JGSA and Dragon Select athletes, families, and friends. We are actively and closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus, and we are closely monitoring and staying on top of this evolving situation.

As a Board, we have been working to prepare and maintain our facilities and fields for the upcoming season, including installing two batting cages complete with artificial turf between the Quad 2 and Quad 3 fields. While we don’t know with certainty exactly when we will commence our Little League Recreational Softball (Rec) season, we are making every effort to provide our participants with the opportunity to return to the fields as soon as is safely possible.

At this time, the Board anticipates conducting a Rec season this year, and hopes to do so during the summer months. Currently, we are targeting June 1 as the soonest Rec activities could begin. This date will be dependent on recommendations from state and local authorities and various health officials and is subject to change. If Rec activities begin on June 1, we anticipate practices beginning immediately and games beginning the week of June 15, with the entire season lasting approximately eight weeks.

The next JGSA Board meeting is scheduled for May 17. At that time, the Board will reevaluate the situation and may provide additional guidance or scheduling updates. In the spirit of transparency, we will share any updates with you as soon as possible.

As a reminder, while all team activities are currently suspended at our facilities, the fields at Lew Clarkson are available to all JGSA Rec and Dragon Select families for individual player/family use and the Indoor Facility is available to Dragon Select families for individual player/family use (hand sanitizer is located near the entrance of the facility and we ask that you please use upon entering). Please be mindful of social distancing at all of our facilities and we ask that the indoor facility be limited to one coach and family at a time. At Lew Clarkson, there will not be any bathroom units located at the Quads until after June 1 at the earliest. The city has deemed shelters and other community areas that people may locate at parks closed until further notice and the gates to the facility may be closed as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions related to Rec softball please reach out to:


The CDC recommends taking the following preventative actions to lessen the spread of viruses include:

  • Stay home if you or a family member is sick.
  • Cover your mouth with your upper arm or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


Stay informed and look for information on this virus and situation from reliable and trusted expert sources:

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