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Parents please read!

Parents:               Before your son before leaves for practice or game EACH day, the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan of the New Ulm AL/VFW requests:

  • You take your son’s temperature, if over 100 degrees, your son needs to stay home,
  • If your son has been exposed to anyone who has recently (14 days) tested positive to COVID-19, your son needs to stay home,
  • If you son has any of the following symptoms, your son needs to stay home:
    • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
    • Dry cough/sore throat
    • Unusual fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • New loss of taste or smell

If any of these apply, keep your son home and notify the coach.  No player will be penalized for missing practice or a game for any COVID-19 related absence.


Coaches duties prior to practice/games

Coaches:              At the start of EVERY practice or game, the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan of the New Ulm AL/VFW requests that your ask the following questions:

  • Did everyone take their temperature today and was it over 100 degrees?
  • Was anyone exposed anyone who has recently (14 days) tested positive?
  • Does anyone have any of the following symptoms:
    • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
    • Dry cough/sore throat
    • Unusual fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • New loss of taste or smell

If anyone answers yes to any of the above, the coach will supply a face mask and immediately remove the player from the dugout/field and have the parents notified.

 

Coaches also need to strongly encourage the following of their players:

  • Keep 6 feet apart on the field as much as possible and to the extent feasible in the dugouts,
  • To limit physical contact including high-fives, handshakes, hugs, etc,
  • Cover their coughs and sneezes,
  • Bring their own water bottles, no sharing,
  • Limit the sharing of equipment, bring own helmet, and bat if possible,
  • Not spitting in the dugouts, this includes sunflower seeds,

COVID-19 UPDATES

 

VFW and Legion Season UPDATE!!!! Please Read!!!!

 

With the States continued relaxation of various social gathering guidelines, now allowing youth sport practices (with certain restrictions) and the anticipation that competitive games will be allowed in the hopeful near future.  The New Ulm Legion/VFW baseball committee has decided to prepare for the possibility of games.  This involves prospective players in both the Legion and VFW age groups.  We understand this is short notice.  We don’t quite know yet what the “season” will look like, however we do know there will be NO state tournaments.  Our effort is line up games with local teams.

At this time coaches are notifying players who previously registered for summer baseball, by email, text, or phone calls.  We need to quickly assess the number of players interested in playing a shortened season.  If you or your son has not been notified by a coach, feel free to reach out to me or any committee member.  Your son did not have to previously register for summer baseball, your son just needs to be age eligible.

Our program will follow State of Minnesota and CDC guidelines and has prepared a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in accordance with those guidelines.  Your son’s health and safety, and the health and safety of our coaches, spectators, umpires and committee members is our number one priority.  We feel we can provide a safe environment while your son participates in youth baseball.

I understand we have delivered conflicting messages in the last few weeks and for that we apologize.  We have followed guidelines and restrictions as presented to us and some of those guidelines and restrictions have changed over time. 

Our goal is to provide our players an opportunity to play the sport they love, while keeping them safe and healthy.

 

Please contact me with questions or concerns and if a coach has not contacted our son.  We want all players who interested in playing summer baseball to participate.

 

President of the Baseball Committee,

John Fischer

 

 



We are looking for a few good coaches

Are you wondering what to do with your summer?  Do you think you have some baseball knowledge you would like to pass on to young players?  We are looking for you!  Please contact Kevin Fischer or Mark Grossmann if you would like to help. 

2019 Jr Legion State

The 3rd place plaque was presented to Coach Munce for the Jr Legion Gold team.


National and local websites

                    Congratulations to 2019 Al & Selma Tietel Scholarship Recipient - Braden Zimmerman and Mark Schommer


2019 - Braden Zimmerman and Mark Schommer


AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: FOR YOUR TEAM, YOUR COUNTRY, AND YOUR FUTURE

We encourage all players to watch the following video: AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: FOR YOUR TEAM, YOUR COUNTRY, AND YOUR FUTURE

http://www.legion.org/baseball/videos/PLBD4D786063EFAE52/nTuJ8I_rdnc

 

 

Squad Locker Clothing store

Place your orders for Legion/VFW clothing. All items are optional, for players and their families. You place your order and it will come directly to your home.