After long hours of discussion the Eau Claire Nationals Have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 League Season. This is the season that normally runs from April-early June.
This announcement was not an easy decision. There is so much unknown in EC County because of Covid-19. Due to the guideline requirements and what baseball will likely look like for the Nationals, our numbers have been dwindling each week. Between the low interest in league season, the guidelines and requirements, and the commitment to what we felt Is best for your kids, families and our league this was the decision that suits those needs best.
We urge you this summer to get outside with your kids, get them reacquainted with their friends and classmates and play some baseball. We are already looking forward to Spring 2021!!
Refunds will be sent back to families that have paid for league within the next 30 days.
We are going to try to organize summer teams. We still have some details to iron out as far as teams/tryouts and coaches. It is unlikely games will be played in Eau Claire County anytime soon. But we do have the option of attending tournaments in other counties. Some things we would like you to consider about summer ball:
-all EC County and EC Parks and Rec guidelines will need to be followed while we are practicing at Jeffers. (We will need parent volunteers to help enforce these guidelines)
-games will likely be played out of EC County in a county where there are loose or no guidelines (Is your family comfortable with that?)
-it is a possibility some tournaments may limit fan attendance (At this time we are not aware that any tournaments we are scheduled to be in are enforcing that-but we know things can change)
To be transparent, we have low interest in the younger age groups (9-10). We are going to do our best to make a team happen for all age levels at 9-12.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUMMER BALL AND HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YOUR INTEREST, you need to contact us ASAP! This will be your final chance to make that decision.
If you want to play summer ball or did not respond to the summer ball survey, please remember to contact us ASAP
Thank you for all your patience as we navigate this situation. Enjoy your summer!