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IHSAA, IGHSAU summer update

The IHSAA and IGHSAU continue to plan for a return to play as soon as it is possible in a safe and responsible manner. Discussions with member schools, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and NFHS are essential in determining when and how upcoming activities may proceed. 

Our student-athletes want to return to action and we want to be able to provide opportunities for them to participate safely. We are reviewing numerous COVID-19 considerations and protocols so that a final decision can be made regarding this summer’s baseball and softball seasons. Guiding principles for the IHSAA and IGHSAU through this process: 

- Keeping health and safety of participants, coaches, officials, administrators, and spectators as the top priority. Working with the Department of Education, Department of Public Health, and other state officials on sport requirements and scheduling within the recommendations for schools and school facilities. Developing practical guidelines and protocols for baseball and softball events (practices, workouts, games, postseason). 

Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education set June 1 as a deadline date for an announcement regarding the possibility of summer sports and activities at Iowa schools.

Little League season
cancelled

The 2020 Creston little league baseball and softball season was cancelled Tuesday morning.

The Creston Baseball/Softball Inc. board members met via zoom on Monday, May 18, 2020 to discuss the summer season with regards to COVID-19, and came to the conclusion to cancel the season to ensure safety of players, fans, coaches and umpires.

“Each board member is very dedicated to insure the safety and well being of our players and fans as well as to teach the game of baseball and softball,” said the release issued by Creston Baseball and Softball Inc. “We all want to play this summer, however the board has regretfully made the decision to cancel the 2020 baseball and softball season for Creston Baseball/Softball Inc. due to safety and liability reasons for all our players, umpires, coaches and fans. The decision to cancel was not easily made and we are all disappointed that our youth are unable to play this summer.”

To those interested, registered players are eligible for a refund. The league requests notices before June 19, 2020 about refunding payment, with a 10% (ten percent) processing fee required, which will be deducted from the payment. The league also requests to state the name of the child you a re requesting a refund for. You can contact crestonbaseballsoftball@gmail.com​ for a request and further information

Refunds will be issued after confirmation of payment and registration.

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