Governor Cuomo announced at 1230pm on June 14th that baseball can return to play July 6th. MCBR was ready to react quickly and issued information and a questionnaire June 14 to Town Directors; with a response due date. Head Coaches need to work through their Town Director. All MCBR communication and instructions will go through Town Directors. Coaches do not need to email MCBR; thanks. Note that organized sports cannot return to play before July 6 using the "under 50" social gathering guideline...despite what you may hear or see on a field in NYS from individuals making their own decisions. (SportsAndRecreationMasterGuidance.pdf - issued June 18 & 26, 2020 by Gov Cuomo)
See note to the right about the MCBR RTP COVID19 Safety Plan dissemination.
We are in daily contact with USSSA. USSSA insurance is not active for any team function/event/practice or game in NYS until July 6. Teams should contact USSSA NYS Rep Gary Godden for information about USSSA insurance coverage for team events outside NYS. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coaches that are new to MCBR that still have to complete the mandatory NAYS Coaching Certification online training: please get that completed in the next couple weeks to get it out of the way during this stay at home period. It still is a requirement before you can be on the field or in the dugout when the season starts. (40 coaches pending completion still - you all have had multiple notifications and the training fee has already been paid by MCBR)
Articles from USSSA (our Governing Association) and from NAYS (our Coaching Certification Resource):
2020 Season Registration Open for All Coaches and Players: click on links below. (it's best to use a non-business email address so emails from MCBR website mail system are not scrubbed by corporate domains or end up in Spam folders)
Coaches Registration Link (Must be part of an approved Town Program Team or approved Club team)(coaches that need to be rostered on two teams need to notify the registrar at email@example.com) All COACHES MUST READ ALL THE INFO PAGES UNDER THE MORE+ MENU TAB and COMPLETE THE BACKGROUND CHECK APPLICATION USING THE LINK IN THE INFO LETTER ON THE COACHING CERT/BC PAGE.
2020 League Fees have been posted to the League Fee page.
Enjoy and you'll surely notice some themes/concerns haven't changed much.
Note: the 8u-12u bat rules are the same as last year. Any youth USSSA/BPF bat and any youth USA Bat of any size barrel can be used. Each standard comes in several barrel sizes. 13u and up players can only use BBCOR -3 and players cannot use BBCOR -3 for 8u-12u.
Check out the USSSA site here for additional bat rule info.
Documents were disseminated to Town Directors and single team programs on June 27 midday. Town Directors will review and quickly disseminate all documents to Head Coaches who will in turn quickly disseminate to all player parents. Included will be a Participation Waiver document that all coaches and player parents will have to sign in order to participate in a MCBR scheduled game. The waiver must be signed hardcopy. Head Coaches must collect all signed hardcopy waivers and turn them into their MCBR Town Program Director. The Program Town Director or representative will bring all waivers for all rostered players to a MCBR meeting (ball/uniform handout-tbd July 8-11) for verification before games can begin. We look forward to safe and compliant MCBR baseball season. The MCBR Safety Plan will be posted here June 30.
Established in 1994, Monroe County Baseball Region (MCBR) is the leader in providing premier travel baseball to youth players in and around Rochester, NY.
We are a 501(c)(3) with over 150 teams competing in MCBR every spring, players ranging in age from 7 to 17 are given the opportunity to not only compete against the areas finest youth players, but also improve their skills, demonstrate sportsmanship, and prepare for the next step in their baseball careers.