We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. As Washington County starts to open up and Multnomah County is leaning that way, there is still no positive word on baseball for us and of course we are all very sorry about that.
Stay tuned though and before you know it we will be preparing for fall ball, which will be super important this year since there was no spring baseball - baseball is already difficult enough without sitting out a major season. We need to all get back into our hitting facility and on our fields when it is healthy to do so.
One of our long time sponsors - Bashor's - is offering a special sale to Lincoln families. Please check out their flyer and if your ball player needs any new gear, this might be a great opportunity to take advantage of some great discounts.
Thanks for all your patience with this season, let's please hope for baseball sooner rather than later and Go Cards!
Lincoln Youth Baseball
Hello Lincoln Youth Baseball Families!
We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy this spring. Normally, most of our parents would be working, all of our kids would be attending school in an actual classroom, and every one of us would have watched our kids play some baseball games by now. Unfortunately, we do not live in normal times and all of us have had to adjust both personally and professionally without a clear end on the immediate horizon.
The Lincoln Youth Baseball Board has been waiting optimistically for a sign that we may still have some sort of baseball season. Unfortunately, at this time we have decided to officially cancel our 2020 Spring Baseball Season. We know this is disappointing to many (including us!) but it reflects the uncertainty and reality of the current environment.
After careful analysis of our financial position and cash available, we will be offering the option for a partial refund of your spring registration fees. The refund is partial because we incur the vast majority of our costs prior to launching the season. Some of these include:
Field Maintenance & supplies- chalk, rakes, dirt, and bases
Purchase of equipment- helmets, bats, catcher’s gear and baseballs
Uniforms- pants, socks, jerseys, and hats
Permits for fields
Credit card fees/website/marketing materials/mailbox
Coaches meetings, Coaches Background checks
Umpire training and supplies
Not all of these expenses can be recovered and therefore we do not have all of the funds available to include in potential refunds. The unfortunate truth is that the league operates on a very tight financial basis and we rely heavily upon our annual Hit-A-Thon, sponsors, and donations to meet our total operating costs.
We are 100% committed to providing our community with a top notch Baseball experience in the future so we need your support and understanding to do that.
Understanding that our families face different circumstances, we will offer three refund options:
1. Continue to support Lincoln Youth Baseball and donate 100% of your registration fee for a tax deduction. We will provide you with a charitable contribution tax receipt; or
2. Leave your money in our program and receive a 75% percent credit for future baseball; or
3. 50% of your volunteer fee (if applicable) and 50% of your registration fee refunded through your original form of payment.
The 75% credit may be used for fall ball, clinics, or spring 2021.
To initiate your refund or donation, please click here. We appreciate your patience while we get these processed as quickly as possible.
The deadline to submit a refund request is 5/15/20. If you do not select an option we will assume you have selected Option 1 above.
We cannot thank you enough for your patience, support and understanding during this time. LYB is run 100% by volunteers who like you are dealing with juggling homeschooling kids, job changes, and other issues that go along with living during a pandemic. We look forward to the day where we can all say “LET’S PLAY BALL”!
Lincoln Youth Baseball
In these uncertain and unique times we sincerely hope that everyone is remaining healthy and safe.
We have received numerous requests and inquiries about the 2020 season for Lincoln Youth Baseball. Unfortunately, like most other activities today, we too have more questions than answers. Our ability to provide key dates and other scheduling details remains subject to a number of governing organizations including the State and Local government rules, PPS regulations and the policies of the leagues under which we operate.
While we cannot provide definitive timing, as it currently stands Lincoln Youth Baseball is continuing to expect and plan for a full and robust 2020 season. Ideally, this would mean a slightly later start than normal in May and could incorporate a more condensed play schedule or extending slightly later into the summer. We are actively planning around multiple scenarios and look forward to sharing details once we have more certainty.
We have also received a number of inquiries about refunds and discounts. Please understand that as a non-profit, fully volunteer organization, every dollar we generate goes to providing the best baseball experience for the kids. As a result, most of the registration receipts are used prior to the start of the season to acquire uniforms and equipment, lease and prepare fields and fund insurance and league fees. We continue to expect to play a full 2020 season. If the season needs to be cancelled we will review and amend our refund policy to every extent possible given the above limitations.
In the meantime, we remain fully committed and excited to continue providing the best baseball experience to Portland’s youth. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions.
Kind regards and STAY SAFE
Lincoln Youth Baseball
Coach Mike McCormick finished up the 4th session of the Catching Clinic with some of the Lincoln Youth Baseball catchers. Four sessions of receiving, stance work, blocking, framing and throwing will help these catchers this season.
The first sessions were a great learning experience for all the players. On Wednesday evening, Coach Mike McCormick worked on blocking, footwork, stances, glove placement and throwing.
Saturday Alex Keudell worked with a group of pitchers teaching them about arm care, pitching grips, mechanics, footwork and balance.
These clinics just started and there's still time to participate in more, check out our website to sign up now.
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Tonight was the opening night of the Lincoln Youth Baseball Hitting Facility. For 2 hours Coach Watson worked with 20 players from the 11U and 12U Select teams. The focus was on offense and the players worked on different skills rotating in and out of the 4 lanes.
Looking forward to 3 more months of off-season workouts to get ready for the 2020 Spring Season.
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