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    UPDATE: SF little league spring 2020 season cancelled due to covid-19


    SPECIAL SPONSOR MESSAGES TO OUR SFLL COMMUNITY

    Sponsored by Cucalon Orthodontics

    Cucalon Orthodontics

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    Dr. Tony Cucalon and his staff are sending their love to all the SFLL players away from the baseball field this season. The San Francisco Little League is something extremely close to Dr. Cucalon’s heart. Not only did both of his sons grow up playing in the league, but he also coached in the SFLL for 6 years. During this time, Cucalon Orthodontics is offering virtual consultations, so we can get started as soon as the shelter in place is lifted. We are offering 10% off of treatment for every SFLL player that schedules a virtual or in-person consultation with us for the months of June and July. Just make sure to mention you are part of the team. Keep your head in the game champs and stay safe and healthy.

    Sponsored by Plow

    Plow

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    Plow looks forward to future seasons of baseball for the kids of the San Francisco Little League. During the SIP we will be offering a limited take-out menu. Please call in your orders for pick up only, (415) 821-7569. Our menu is available here. Payment will be taken over the phone. A 20% gratuity will be added to each order to help support our staff. We are grateful for your support of Plow and hope to get back to serving you as soon as we can do so. Stay safe and stay healthy.

    With appreciation,

    Joel + Maxine

    Sponsored by Young Dental SF

    Young Dental SF

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    Dr. Matt Young his wife, Sokie, and their two children, Joseph and Lily sends our thoughts to all the kids who will miss this season of baseball with the San Francisco Little League. Dr. Young’s dental practice is open for emergency service and in June, Comprehensive dental care will begin again.

    Sponsored by Gensler

    Gensler

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    It’s not spring without baseball, and even though official games are cancelled, you can still go out to play catch, practice a bit with a family member, and enjoy the sunny afternoons.  I am looking forward to seeing you all next season.  Ben Tranel, on behalf of GENSLER

    Sponsored by Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture

    Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture

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    Hey Little Leaguers: No way you are out! ‘Stay in the game’ and practice as best you can. Your baseball games and teams will be back in the future. Soon you’ll be sliding safely into home and hitting the Snack Shack to celebrate.

    All the best to the players, coaches, umps, and fans,

    Frank Lewis, Little Leaguer 2003 – 2010
    and
    Scott Lewis, Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture

    Sponsored by Coverage Gear

    Coverage Gear

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    We live and breathe sports over here at Coverage Gear and we're so sorry to hear about the cancellation of your 2020 Little League season. We look forward to continuing to support you and our online shop is still open for business. We have high hopes that MLB will pick up at some point this year and want to offer you all 50% off the first 100 orders placed on CoverageGear.com. Head to our site and use code "SFLITTLELEAGUE" at checkout to rep your favorite player in MLB, NBA or NFL. We're thinking of our little league family, stay safe and healthy.

    Sponsored by Stephanie Johnson San Francisco Real Estate

    Stephanie Johnson San Francisco Real Estate

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    Hey kids! I know spring without baseball may feel like something big is missing. Hopefully you are still getting outside to play catch with your Mom (or MAYBE your Dad). I know we are missing the season but Fall Ball and next year will be here soon. Can't wait to get back to it! 

    See you soon, 

    Stephanie Johnson (Ely and August's mom and SF Realtor extraordinaire)

    Sponsored by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

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    The Bella/Harris family sends its best wishes to all SFLL families in this time of social isolation and no sporting events.  We miss the competition on the field, and the life lessons that come from hard work leading to success.   But, more importantly, we miss meeting new families and making new friends.  A broader connection to our San Francisco community has enriched our lives and is particularly appreciated in troubled times.  Stay well, and hope to see you down the road - on the diamond!

    Sponsored by Easy Breezy

    Easy Breezy

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    Easy Breezy Frozen Yogurt is thinking of all the kids away from the baseball field this season, our hearts are with you and we can’t wait to see you out in the sunshine again! Until then, if something sweet would help, we are currently open for takeout and delivery at our West Portal and Noe Valley locations!!!

    Ariel Ford, Owner
    415-505-3351


    SF little league spring 2020 season cancelled due to covid-19


    Dear San Francisco Little League Community,

    It is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know that San Francisco Little League has had to cancel its spring season. The same is true for many other leagues in our district, which includes all of Marin County. I fear it will be soon be true for a large number of other leagues throughout the Bay Area and across the country. I also learned today that there will be no Little League World Series this year.

    A few of you have asked whether we are refunding registration fees. I would love to do that as I know that some of you reading this are likely in some financial distress because of the pandemic. To do so across the board, however, would bankrupt the league. We took in just over $195,000 in fees this spring. Our expenses this season thus far, including uniforms, equipment, field maintenance and costs, fees, insurance, and the like, have totaled approximately $171,000. Some of those expenses will continue to accrue, including field maintenance, such that we will be considerably in the red if there is no fall ball season this year, a contingency that we have to at least responsibly consider.

    That said, we all recognize that some are hurting more than others. If you believe that your family needs a refund of fees paid, please email a note to me (hholderness@me.com) by Sunday, May 10. Depending on the number of requests, the league’s board will try to assess whether the league’s modest reserves can be used for some full or partial refunds without endangering the league’s future existence. All of us who work behind the scenes firmly believe two things. First, a son or daughter playing little league should not be an unreasonable financial burden for a family. And, second, we want this league to remain viable when we all finally see our way through this pandemic.

    Additionally, all players registered this season will be entitled to a $30 credit for either this year’s fall ball season (assuming it can take place) or next spring’s season. When you register then, claiming that one-time credit will be an option available to you. We are also looking into how we can facilitate treatment of entry fees as a tax deductible donation for those families who want to pursue that.

    As we learn more from the city about its plans to re-open, we will make announcements about future play. Potentially, we could hold clinics or little league supervised pick-up games later this summer for all registered players. Similarly, when we know more from the city, we will make announcements about our fall ball season. Normally, fall ball sign-ups are in June and July, and the fall season begins just after Labor Day and runs through early November. While fall ball sign-ups will likely at least be delayed, the league would love to have a fall season so your children can play organized baseball. Obviously, we will only play ball if we can do it safely and responsibly.

    A final note. All of us likely miss baseball in some way or another. The thump of the ball. The nerves as you watch your child pitch. The close play at first base. The dirty baseball pants that never come quite clean. There is a void. And the only way that I have found to fill it just a little is to go out and play catch with my son. I hope you have a few opportunities to do the same.

    I look forward to seeing you all on a diamond soon. In the interim, please be healthy and safe, and feel free to write to me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Best,

    Howard Holderness
    President, San Francisco Little League

    Hholderness@me.com


    COVID-19/Coronavirus Alert from SF Rec and Parks

    Read about the impacts of coronavirus on SF Rec & Park facilities, programming and events.

    SFLL PREPARATIONS RE: COVID 19/CORONA VIRUS

    Information for Families of San Francisco Little League

    Key Points:

    • Follow CDC and State Dept. recommendations for areas of travel that require self-observation, self-monitoring or self-quarantine. 
    • If you, your siblings, or your parents are sick with shortness of breath, sneezing, cough, or fever, don't come to practice or games
    • Frequent hand-washing is key to prevent the spread of any virus. Wash your hands using soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaner for at least 20 seconds any time you may come into contact with something that has been touched or handled by the general public, using public transportation, before and after eating and using the restroom.
    • Fist bumps and elbow bumps are the best ways to show support during a game. 
    • Cover your cough and sneeze when out in public by using the crook of your arm or shoulder. 
    • For those players in San Francisco Little League, Challenger, and Softball Divisions who have a medical condition that places them at increased risk for infection, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, or who have a medical history of lung/pulmonary disease, please contact your child's physician for recommendations and guidance
    • Utilize reliable resources. The CDC, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, or the World Health Organization are best.

    Coronavirus, COVID 19, has spread from its initial outbreak in China and has spread throughout the world. Some countries, Italy and Iran for example, have had especially larger outbreaks. In the United States we are seeing COVID 19 in instances where there is no direct link between individuals who had been diagnosed with COVID 19 or who had traveled to China where the outbreak originated. 

    The body of knowledge on COVID 19 is incomplete. People exposed to COVID 19 may be able to spread the virus anytime between 2 and 14 days after exposure.

    While a state of emergency has been declared in San Francisco, this was a proactive measure by the City and County of San Francisco to access money and resources in preparation of the ever-changing nature of this virus. The Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Unified School District have not shut down the schools or issued restrictions or bans on public gatherings.

    If the State of California, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the CDC, or the San Francisco Unified School District issues an order to shut down schools or ban public gatherings (sports events, concerts, fairs, etc.) San Francisco Little League will cancel the season. San Francisco Little League will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and will take action if required in the best interest of the health and safety of our players and their families.

    What do I need to do to be safe:

    If you have traveled or plan to travel to an area in spite of CDC recommendations that have been identified to have Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Health recommendations, if you have not been screened/identified as requiring isolation/self-quarantine upon arrival back in the United States, please follow the CDC recommendations for self-observation, self-monitoring and if required self-quarantine. If you are sick after arriving home contact the San Francisco Department of Public Health and your physician as soon as possible. Call before going to your physician’s office or the hospital. Make sure you advise them of your travel itinerary.

    If you are sick with shortness of breath, sneezing, cough, or fever, don't come to practice or games

    If your siblings or parents are sick with shortness of breath, sneezing, cough, or fever, don't come to practice or games

    Frequent hand-washing is key to prevent the spread of any virus. As soon as you arrive home or your office at work, after touching door knobs or door handles, elevator buttons, hand rails, etc., any time you may come into contact with something that has been touched or handled by the general public, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaner.

    Wash your hands using soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaner for at least 20 seconds before and after using the restroom; before and after any snacks or food during games; before and after using public transportation

    Fist bumps and elbow bumps are the best ways to show support. Hugs/high fives/chest bumps between players should be avoided

    Cover your cough and sneeze when out in public by using the crook of your arm or shoulder. Avoid using your hand to cover your sneeze so you do not contaminate anything you touch

    For those players in San Francisco Little League, Challenger, and Softball Divisions who have a medical condition that places them at increased risk for infection, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, or who have a medical history of lung/pulmonary disease, please contact your child's physician for recommendations and guidance

    Utilize reliable resources. This is a new disease and the body of knowledge is evolving. There is a huge degree of misinformation, please refrain from utilizing social media unless the source is the CDC, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, or the World Health Organization.

    Your best sources for information are:

    San Francisco Department of Public Health - https://www.sfcdcp.org/infectious-diseases-a-to-z/coronavirus-2019-novel-coronavirus/

    The Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

    The World Health Organization (WHO) - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

    If you are traveling please find out about the travel advisory for your country of travel from the US State Department at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

    Summary

    We encourage all families who choose to travel during the season to follow the State Department and Centers for Disease Control recommendations on self-observation, self-monitoring and if required self-quarantine. Don’t come to games or practice if you are sick with shortness of breath, cough, sneezing, or fever. Hand washing is key to preventing infection. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after using the restroom, eating, or using public transportation, essentially anytime you may touch something that the general public has come into contact with.

    If you have additional concerns you can reach Dan Gerard, MS, RN, NRP who is the San Francisco Little Leagues Safety Officer. His contact information is 415-317-0615 or via email at daniel.gerard@post.harvard.edu


    What to do if it rains

    Coaches will communicate if a game or practice status is changed.

    SFLL Rain Protocol

    Please check that the most current update has today's date.


    Spring 2020 Registration Update

    Spring registration is now closed.



    SFLL Needs Volunteers Like You

    The success of San Francisco Little League is dependent upon members of the community stepping forward to assist with the many tasks associated with running the league.  Please consider giving your time so that the kids of San Francisco can continue to enjoy the best youth sports program in the area. 

    We have an immediate need in the specific areas of the league.  If you are interested or just want more information, please use the link below to contact us.  

    Volunteer Opportunities


    Help Support SFLL

    Donations made to SFLL helps defray the expense of operating our Little League Baseball, Softball, and Challenger divisions, which allows us to keep registration fees affordable.


    Before you buy a bat...

    Little League Baseball® has adopted the USA Baseball bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. 

    THIS MEANS THAT ANY BAT PURCHASED TODAY MUST HAVE THE NEW USA BASEBALL STAMP OR IT WILL NOT MEET THE NEW STANDARDS IN 2018.

    Please make sure to check the current list of approved bats for this season (Little League has recently revoked approval for some bats):

    http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm


    SFLL App Now Available!

    We're excited to announce that SFLL now has an app available (for free!) on iOS and Android.  

    Makes it super-easy to follow your kids' teams.


    For Emergency 911 Calls Using Cell Phones

    When calling 911 on a cellular phone near a highway, the call is connected to The California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch center. Use the following phone numbers to call SF 911 Dispatch directly:

    In San Francisco and on Treasure Island: 415-553-8090

    In the Presidio:  415-561-5656

    SFLL is now on facebook and twitter

    Receive up to the minute information from SFLL.  Just "Like" the San Francisco Little League facebook page.

    You can also follow us on twitter on the San Francisco Little League feed.

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