As our community and the world navigates its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we know there is a great deal of uncertainty. KMGSA is monitoring the fluid COVID-19 pandemic while simultaneously planning for a summer softball season. Our organization will continue to follow guidance from governing authorities and remains hopeful to play a 2020 season, even if this is a modified schedule.
On May 27, 2020, Minnesota Softball provided this update:
We had a very positive meeting with Minnesota Department of Health and our work group today. We are now under consideration with outdoor team sports only. This is a major breakthrough. I am confident in the June 1/June 15 milestones that we have sent.
Following this May 27th announcement, the MSHSL league extended the summer coaching waiver from June 1 to June 15. In response, the K-M school district determined groups will not have access to use school district facilities, including the varsity and JV softball fields, until this June 15th date. While there has not been direction to forgo the use of the City ball fields, out of respect we will not be using the those fields in the interim.
At this time, team practices are on hold (will not occur) until we have further guidance.
The KMGSA Board will be meeting again this week.
Thank you for patience as we navigate the challenges of this year. While Governor Walz and MDH have given the go ahead for organized youth sports to open practice on June 1, it appears as though MSHSL needs to align with this strategy yet.
Finally, should we be unable to have a summer softball season, KMGSA will issue registration refunds.
KMGSA will promote the education, training and skills development of fastpitch softball for girls ages 7 and older in the Kasson-Mantorville School District.
To achieve this, we will:
Provide the opportunity to play softball, while teaching athletes life-long lessons and building lasting friendships.
Commit to creating sportsmanship, teamwork and confidence in each player.
Train players to be the best they can be and elevate the level of play to the highest caliber possible.
This mission will be achieved with the dedication of our players, parents, coaches and volunteers.