Recreation Department cancels Recreational Baseball, Softball and Clinic T-ball

The Middleburg Heights Recreation Department has made the very difficult decision to cancel Recreational Baseball, Softball and Clinic T-ball for the summer of 2020. This decision was made collectively with neighboring Berea and Brook Park.  opens in a new windowA letter detailing the decision-making process can be found by clicking hereopens PDF file . This letter along with our plan on handling the fee paid by our participants is being sent to all participant families.

The factors that lead to our decision include but are not limited to discussions with our local umpire organization, coaches, staff members and communication with surrounding community and national programs. In addition to these discussions, our parent survey indicated that nearly half desired to not have their children play this summer.

There were many contributing factors that lead to the decision and at the top of the list was being able to consistently provide a safe and healthy environment over the course of the season for ALL participants, including our players, their families and friends, the umpires and our staff while adhering to the Responsible Restart Ohio Guidelinesopens PDF file  outlined by the state.

Our fields will be open and we are working on alternative activities that will be provided to give our players the chance to get out on the fields, take some swings, make some throws, run the bases, play catch, etc. all within the state guidelines. These limited activities will be age specific and much easier to administer and monitor than a full season of games across multiple days, times, and sites. We will share the specific details for these events as they are finalized.

Questions should be directed to Kerry Kemp, Athletic Director at (440) 234-2255 or by email at kkemp@middleburgheights.comcreate new email.