3/31/20: Given the official edict by the Governor that was effective today, we are complying and will continue the halt of all league operations through April 30. Please know that the Board is meeting regularly to talk through everything including the impacts of the recently passed CARES Act and how it applies to NWCBA. We miss baseball and miss our families and teams! We will continue to monitor the situation and will share further updates on our status as things progress.
3/30/20: An update will be sent out tomorrow with important information reagarding the spring season.
3/16/20: Effective today, Monday, March 16, 2020, North Wake County Baseball Association will suspend all activities until Monday, March 30, 2020. This includes all practices and games for our entire organization - all Recreation and Travel baseball teams across all ages. Our Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate updates as conditions change and improve.
3/15/20: In light of the constant updates we are all seeing, our plans to meet as a Board tomorrow, 3/16/20. Monday morning enables us to make and communicate the best decision possible with the latest information. With no events scheduled today, we will work to get a message out so that our NW families can plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience!
3/12/20: We plan to continue to operate our league as normal as possible until further notice. We want to arm our families with information on the Coronavirus and how to prepare
our Factory home so we can continue to play safely. If you are uncomfortable in
participating, please communicate with your head coach. We will provide up to date
information as it becomes available.
*See below for email communication that went out 3/12/20 to all families for detailed information.
NORTH WAKE NEWS:
[ 2020 Season Suspended ]
Junior League TRYOUTS Saturday, March 21 at 11am-1pm, FIELD 4
NEW Date TBD
12/1/19 - 3/13/20 Open Registration
3/14/20 - 3/20/20 Late Registration
3/20/20 Registration Closed
Sat Mar 21st - JUNIOR Tryouts at 11am, field 4
Mon Mar 23rd - JUNIOR Coach Meeting & Draft
Mon Mar 30th - Team Equipment Distribution for Coaches
Mon Mar 30th - JUNIOR Team Practices Begin
Mon Apr 20th - JUNIOR Games Begin
Jun 22-26 - JUNIOR Playoff Week
Fri Jun 26th - JUNIOR Championship Game
Important Spring Season Events
Sat Apr 25th - TEAM Photos at the Factory
Sun May 17th - Coach Appreciation Night - Strike & Barrel in Wake Forest 6-9pm
COMING SOON - date to be determined...
NW Father/Son Event at Pro 3:5 Sports, see details below.
TBALL, ROOKIE, MINOR, MAJOR LEAGUES- only
Mon Feb 24th - Team Equipment Distribution for ALL Coaches 4:30-6pm
Mon Feb 24th - Team Practices Begin
Wed Mar 11th - Games Begin
May 26th-Jun 4th - REC Playoff Week (Rookie, Minor, Major)
Fri Jun 5th - Championship Game & Celebration 6pm (Rookie, Minor, Major)
Jun 8-12th - ALL-Star Week (Tball, Rookie, Minor, Major)
Fri Jun 12th - ALL-Star Game 6pm (Tball, Rookie, Minor, Major)
North Wake Communication
Reminder to get acquainted with the website as your primary resource for the season, get connected with our social media on our FB page and Twitter Don't forget to sign up to receive text notifications for inclement weather of field closings.
RECRUITING TRAVEL TEAMS We are ramping up our travel league, all age groups are welcome. Interested in coaching a Travel Team for Spring 2020? Contact our Travel Team Coordinator, Keith Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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3/31 - NORTH WAKE NEWS COVID-19 Update
Hello NW Families!
It has been a LOOONG two weeks since we made our initial announcement. So many things have happened since then and we sincerely hope you have not been directly impacted by Covid-19.
Given the official edict by the Governor that was effective today, we are complying and will continue the halt of all league operations through April 30. Please know that the Board is meeting regularly to talk through everything including the impacts of the recently passed CARES Act and how it applies to NWCBA. We miss baseball and miss our families and teams! We will continue to monitor the situation and will share further updates on our status as things progress.
Additionally, we have not been providing much in the way of communications overall. Our League Admin has been tending to a death in the family (unrelated to Covid-19) and that has impacted the frequency of our content on the website and on Facebook. Going forward, we hope to provide you with some great at-home drills, motivational videos, and general baseball stuff to keep everyone engaged to the best of our ability.
Thank you for being patient during this unprecedented global event. We are looking forward to WHEN we can resume operations! There will be an end to this mess and can't wait to get back to the great game of baseball!
NW Board of Directors
North Wake County Baseball Association
Based on all the information available and per the recommendations set forth by the NC DHHS and CDC, NWCBA is postponing all activities at this time. Our primary concern as an organization is the care for our people and the community in which we live.
Effective today, Monday, March 16, 2020, North Wake County Baseball Association will suspend all activities until Monday, March 30, 2020. This includes all practices and games for our entire organization - all Recreation and Travel baseball teams across all ages. Our Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate updates as conditions change and improve.
We highly value our NW family and friends and getting back to baseball will be our top priority as we collectively endure this tough and unprecedented time. Please be patient as we work through this together!
Again, NWCBA FIELDS AND BATTING CAGES ARE CLOSED FOR ALL TEAMS until March 30, 2020 effective immediately.
NWCBA President representing the NWCBA Board of Directors
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be a cause for concern for people locally and across the globe. The health and safety of our players, coaches, families, and friends come first, and we are monitoring and staying current with the ongoing updates.
We plan to continue to operate our league as normal as possible until further notice. We want to arm our families with information on the Coronavirus and how to prepare our Factory home so we can continue to play safely. If you are uncomfortable in participating, please communicate with your head coach.
As we continue to experience concerns regarding COVID-19 and the ongoing flu season, we recommend everyone follow the CDC recommendations for everyday preventive actions to help mitigate risks (e.g., frequently washing hands with soap and water, proper coughing/sneezing hygiene, disinfecting, etc.).
At NWCBA, we will be implementing additional recommendations in our everyday activity to help reduce risks. Additionally, each team must adopt theUSSSA “No Contact/No Handshake” Rule.
“No-Contact/No-Handshake” Policy In following USSSA's lead, NWCBA is immediately adopting the precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.
We recommend all players, coaches, trainers, and other team personnel wash their hands or sanitize prior to practice/games/treatment/etc.
Water and drink bottles should not be shared.
Gear will not be shared (catchers gear, helmets, bats) If you will need addtional helmets/gear, contact our league admin to arrange to pick up what you need.
The water fountains in the pavilion area will not be available for the time being to help prevent any germ spreading.
Concession employees will adhere to health and safety practices as mandated/instructed by the health department. We assure you that all safety measures are in place.
Pre-/Post-game handshakes should not be required or encouraged between teams, officials, etc.; sportsmanship can be shared in other ways (verbally; clapping/cheering for the other team; NO fist bumps).
If you are sick, please take the necessary steps to remove yourself from practice, games, etc. Err on the side of not attending games or practices.
If your team members are traveling, we encourage you to explore trip insurance or stay up to date on any CDC travel advisories in the event developments occur in your destination.
Should you or your family experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), please seek a medical evaluation. The NC Department of Health & Human Services outlines additional recommendations if you are sick and the proper pathway to report any potential exposure to COVID-19.
If you have any other concerns, please communicate to our .
We are aware that a state of emergency was declared in NC, and we will continue to work with our local partners, government agencies, and available resources to monitor any developments, and we will provide updates as necessary.
North Wake is taking over PRO 3:5 Sports Academy on TBD from 3:30pm to 6pm! Father/Son teams will compete against each other in Hot Spots Basketball, Ga Ga Ball, Castle Ball Dodgeball, Spiderball, Four Square in the Air and more!!!
Pizza, drinks, dessert will be served for dinner.
Tickets are $25 per person. Purchase a ticket for the adult and purchase tickets for the kids. North Wake receives a large portion of the proceeds as a fundraiser! Teams will be formed at random and tickets are limited.
This will be a fun-filled evening with your kids! Enjoy food, sport and fellowship with other North Wake families.
Sunday - TBD
3:30pm to 6pm
$25 per ticket
Tickets are limited and have sold out for previous events like this!
More details will be provided soon to purchase tickets!
We will have 2 time slots for tryouts, plan to attend either 1pm or 3pm, whichever works best for your family.
Tball - no tryouts
Rookie Field 2, 1:00pm & 3:00 pm
*** only 8's tryout
Minor Field 3, 1:00pm & 3:00 pm
Major Field 5, 1:00pm & 3:00 pm
If for some reason your child is unable to make it to tryouts, please contact your league commissioner to setup a makeup date. Contact information for our commissioners is located on our 2020 Spring Season page: LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS.
Our Fall 2019 Coach Appreciation Night was a big hit for those that could make it out! Thanks for joining us for a great night of celebrating ... Perfect location, delicious food and drinks, amazing prize giveaways and great conversation! Thanks coaches!
A special thank you to Daniel Caldwell, president and co-founder of Silbo, for joining us as guest speaker to discuss the importance of youth sports with our coaches. What a great speech empowering every coach to be the best they can be for every player in teaching them life lessons on and off the field. That's the North Wake way! Thanks Daniel!