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New Palestine Youth League

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May, 2020

Spring Season Cancelled!

Dear NPYL Families,

Message from the Superintendent:
As some of you may have heard, the Indiana Department of Education announced earlier this week that all school campuses will remain closed until June 30. This means all clubs, group activities, athletics practices, or gatherings of any kind in excess of ten people cannot happen on school grounds until at least July 1. All decisions regarding any events scheduled before July 1 will be made in compliance with all directives from Governor Eric Holcomb, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana State Department of Health.
- Dr. Lisa Lantrip

With this announcement Friday, the New Palestine Youth League has no choice but to cancel the spring season in accordance with the Governor’s announcement in support of our Superintendent.

We will be issuing refunds for the spring season in the form of $100 check, which is the difference between registration fees and the cost of uniforms that were ordered prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The date in which checks and uniforms will be distributed has yet to be determined as we are still working out the details.

We believe we can still have a spring Junior/Senior season, it will just start later than normal. We are extending signups through the end of May. In addition to this, we are allowing 12 year old players who would be moving up to the Junior division in the fall to register for the spring season. Participants who meet this criteria can elect to have their registration fees transferred over to this division without the deduction of jersey fees.

Our Blaze programs are also going to be allowed to continue following Governor’s orders. We are organizing a meeting with Blaze coaches to cover these guidelines and gather their input. If Blaze coaches decide that it would be best to cancel the season, refunds will be issued less the cost of jerseys, and winter workouts.

We are also pushing back the sign up period for fall ball in case these guidelines change in the coming weeks. Please check our Facebook page, website, and email for updates.

We understand that this is a difficult message to hear as we all want to return to some sort of normalcy. We value the life lessons and camaraderie that youth sports teach in our community. As a board, we must approach this situation as we do other situations we face, which is with the health and safety of your child being top of mind.

Thanks for your understanding during these difficult times. Please continue to stay safe and we look forward to saying those joyous words “Play Ball” in the fall.


NPYL Board