THE MENDON MONSTER
The new addition at the HFLMYB field complex in Mendon!
HFLMYB Parents –
Our last communication with you described our commitment to preserve a house league season, even if that meant we were playing in the second half of the summer. With New York State unveiling a “4-Phase” plan to re-open economic and recreational activity, we now have something of a timetable for resuming baseball play. Recreational activity is part of Phase 4 in the NYS plan. Given two-week intervals between initiating each phase, if the re-opening process does not suffer any setbacks, we anticipate baseball practices/games could be permitted by early/mid-July.
We have worked tirelessly to create a plan that allows us to play and watch baseball in the safest way possible. The plan considers the latest recommendations of the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the Monroe County Department of Health, Little League Baseball, and the consultation with Boards of Directors from baseball leagues throughout our area.
At the link below you will find a PDF document and other information that lays out our plan and the roles that we can collectively assume to ensure a safe and successful start to the 2020 house league season.
Please take the time to read through our plan for how we propose to conduct 2020 house league play. In the next few days, each HFLMYB family with registered players in the Intermediate, Minor, or Major leagues will be contacted by a member of the Board of Directors. At that time, you will be asked whether you are likely to have your child(ren) participate in the 2020 house league season.
This information will help us finalize our procedures, reconfigure teams (if necessary) as well as begin to assemble practice and game schedules. Participation information will also allow us to assess the league’s financial situation and communicate plans for how we plan to handle refunds for those families who are unable to participate in the 2020 house league season.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. These have been difficult times for all of us but we see the day drawing closer when we can once again say, “Play ball!”
HFLMYB Board of Directors
HFLMYB offers baseball to approximately 400 children and teens in Honeoye Falls, Lima, Mendon and the surrounding area. Opportunities to play start at age 4 and continue through age 17. "League Age" for the spring house league is determined as of April 30 of the year of league play (with the exception of "Juniors" and "Seniors" divisions where August 31 is the determining date). Fall Baseball also uses the August 31 determination date. League play, travel teams, tournament teams and “Fall Ball” opportunities provide a range of competitive alternatives and allow those who are so inclined to play from spring to fall.
HFMYBL Inc. is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization. The league is run by a volunteer board, which currently consists of 21 members. The league is self-funding using registration fees and other activities to maintain its baseball complex of eight fields (seven in Mendon and one in Lima), purchase equipment and uniforms, pay umpires and conduct tournament play. The league receives no government subsidies to support normal annual operations.