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The Rodeo Baseball Association is committed to providing to all youths, regardless of physical or financial limitations, the opportunity to participate in an organized sports group where youngsters of all ages can learn the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, self-reliance, sacrifice and pride in personal  development.

UPDATE FROM CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 07/06/20

NOTICE REGARDING USE OF COUNTY MAINTAINED PARKS AND FACILITIES DURING THE COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY

As of July 6, 2020: For the safety of the community, public bathrooms, water fountains, and play/sport features are temporarily closed.  Thank you for doing your part in minimizing the spread of the coronavirus. The County is currently reviewing options to begin resuming park services for the community.

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Contra Costa County is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight; it is home to more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails within dozens of parks spread across the county.

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department operates and maintains a variety of parks throughout the county and manages contracts for recreational programming in Alamo, Rodeo and San Pablo. 

County Maintained Parks and Facilities 

IMPORTANT UPDATE 06/26/20

Hello Rodeo Baseball Families! We hope all of our families and players are healthy and doing well during this time! This email has a lot of information, so we apologize in advance for the lengthy read, but hopefully it will provide some reassurance regarding the season and answer questions for those we do have answers to. 

We recently received word from the State of California, "recommend that our leagues exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension/delay of all league activities until no earlier than August 2020."

Rodeo Baseball is also ruled by Contra Costa County and they have also recommended the same. Members of the Rodeo Baseball Board of Directors have held multiple conversations and telephone meetings during the past couple of weeks. Our main focus was to discuss the current status of the league closure/postponement and ways that we as a league can help our volunteers, players and their families follow the current guidelines that we are having to adhere to. We also discussed the plans of an alternate schedule once our league is allowed to resume play.

Rodeo Baseball’s closure/postponement came as a directive from the State & County regulators. They are following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the US Health Department. In addition to that, our league is also heading the guidelines set forth by the Contra Costa County Health & Human Services and our local school districts. With Governor Newsom's "Stay At Home" order currently in place, there is a very real concern for the health and well-being of the nations citizens.  This is also true for our community. Rodeo Baseball wants nothing more than to see this pass quickly and to allow each and everyone of our players and their families to enjoy getting back out there to experience the game of baseball and to enjoy each other’s company. In order for that to happen, we ALL must do our part in trying to not add to the spread of the virus.   

Rodeo Baseball will continue to follow the directives set fourth by the CDC, Contra Costa County Health & Human Services, and our local school districts. Should any of these entities extend the recommended closure of our league again, we will continue to remain closed until we are cleared to resume play. 

Addt’l FAQ’s:

Is the season cancelled?
Rodeo Baseball is not ready to cancel the 2020 season. We are very hopeful that this is only a postponement of the season. We are working on several different options for the season to still be played with the hopes of a possible Fall Ball Season in September.

How confident is Rodeo Baseball about starting a Fall Ball season in September? We seem to be confident that the season still has a great chance of happening. But, there is always that chance that the virus will break out again so nothing is for sure.  

Is there a time-frame of how long the season can go till, once we are cleared to play?
A typical Fall Ball Season runs about 8-10 weeks. September through October.

Can managers or coaches contact players in any way to get together to practice?
NO! At this time, we do not have the authority to use our fields.

Is Rodeo Baseball offering a refund at this time?
Our season is postponed and not cancelled & our refund policy states that there are no refunds after February 12th, however, we understand that money is tight for all so we decided to offer partial refunds for those that don’t want to stick it out with us and wait for Fall Ball.

What is the refund amount?

We calculated all registration brought in, minus all league expenses pertaining to all the operations and running of the league for the spring 2020 season which includes but are not limited to; jersey costs, hat costs, field equipment, snack bar equipment & supplies.

Your refund amount will be less $35 for Jersey and Hat, less the raffle ticket money of $40 which you sold and got back & less $25 for league expenses and field equipment.

How do I request a refund?

Please contact your Coach & or Team Mom. They will then send the requests to the Board of Directors. Please make sure you include the following information:

  • Player(s) Full Name
  • Player(s) Team Name
  • Player(s) Division Year (Shetland, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco or Pony)
  • The Name You Would Like The Check Written Out To
  • Address That You Would Like The Check Mailed To
  • Phone Number & Email Where You Can Be Contacted

If the above information is missing and or incomplete, the refund will not be issued. The deadline for refunds is August 01, 2020. If you do not submit the request to your Coach and or Team Mom by that date, no refunds will be issued after August 01, 2020.

What is our Options if we don’t want a refund?

You have the following options:

  1. Your player(s) can roll over your 2020 Spring fees to our Fall Ball League with no additional funds being required.
  2. Your player(s) can roll over your 2020 Spring fees, less the $100 to our 2021 Spring Season.  
  3. You can donate the money back to the league if you prefer not to play in our Fall Ball program (This is a Tax Write Off & Forms For That Can Be Mailed)  

Please understand that we are doing all that we can, with what we are allowed to do as this situation continues. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we navigate through this together. We will keep you informed and up to date as new information comes in.  

Just to be clear, we have a VERY dedicated, hard-working board of directors who are determined to make this season the best that it can be, given the circumstances. While we may not know what that looks like right now . . . we do know that we are going to do everything within our power to get our players back on those fields to play baseball once we are allowed to do so. 

Thank you,

Rodeo Baseball

 

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New Bat Rules

NEW AGE CHANGE RULE
Change Birth Date to August 31
(From April 30).
NEW BAT RULE
All other minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) must be YBBCOR Certified (USA Bat Licensing Stamp on bat).

 

NEW PITCHING RULE
Any team member may pitch, subject to restrictions of pitch count as recommended by PITCH SMART guidelines for that particular classification.

 

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470 Parker Ave
Rodeo, CA 94572
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