PUBLISHED MAY 8, 2020
We will continue to update this page with any updates from Hingham Youth Spring/Summer sports.
The HGS Board of Directors hopes everyone is doing well during these challenging times.
We thank you for registering for the 2020 spring softball season. The Board has been meeting regularly as we try to plan a season for the girls to enjoy, and we want to provide you with an update:
- At this point, HGS Board has put all play on hold to be in alignment with the MA stay-at-home advisory and small group gathering ban of more than 10 people which is in effect through May 18.
- We are not canceling the season at this time as we are still hopeful we can get out and play softball around June 1 ( fingers crossed).
- The safety of our players, coaches and families is and will always be our primary concern, and we will continue to follow state and town guidelines to follow through on this.
- We do remain optimistic that we can create an extended spring season of safe and fun play following the same format as our traditional spring season with in-town play as well as with our neighboring towns of Norwell, Scituate and Cohasset over the course of June and July. We will likely schedule play several nights per week plus some weekends.
- We will wait to make any further plans until we have more guidance from Governor Baker and the Town of Hingham about our options for group gatherings and getting out on the fields.
- HGS is also making plans for summer and fall softball seasons - details to be forthcoming.
We understand that an extended spring/early summer softball season may not work for your daughter and family and/or you may not be comfortable with your child playing softball even if the state and local governments give us the green light. If so, please let us know and we will provide you with a full refund or credit to play next year. All requests should be sent via email to: [email protected]
We will provide you with more clarity as we know more in a few weeks. Until then, stay safe! And if you can, get outside and play some softball!
For Hingham Girls Youth Lacrosse: after the spring season was cancelled we were in touch with our league, the Seaside Lacrosse League, about the possibility of playing weekday late afternoon/early evening games against the other towns in our league this summer. We are still in a wait and see mode on playing this summer, but we are staying positive that we will be able to! Additionally a few girls from our High School team will be posting stick skill drills on our social media pages through Instagram and Facebook (hinghamgirlslax) that all youth players will be able to participate in.
The Hingham Youth Boys 2020 Spring Season has been cancelled. We are working with local south shore towns to develop a Summer Weeknight league if and when we are allowed to gather in group of more then 10. We will also participate in the Laxachusetts Legacy Town Pride league at Inion Point with 1 A and 1 B team in each youth age group ... again ... only if we are allowed to gather in groups my the state. Safety of our athletes and their families is our number one concern . We are encouraging all the kids to continue to work on stick skills staying active.
It is the goal of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to achieve a complete 2020 local league season so everyone can participate in the game they love. It remains our hope that once permission is granted by state and local health officials, we’ll return to our community fields and play as much baseball as we can for the remainder of the 2020 year. We’ll be extending local league play into the summer months in order to permit a full season for everyone. So based on MA Governor Baker’s stay-at-home advisory through May 18th, it is clear that we will not be playing baseball until at least June 1st (best case scenario).
While the safety of our players, coaches and families is always our primary concern, Hingham Hull Babe Ruth remains hopeful that we have a baseball season at some point this summer- potentially June/July/August. Instead of making a decision to cancel the season now (as some other towns have), we prefer to wait and re-evaluate and adjust our timing as state and local authorities provide their guidance to us. Our registration is still open for players 13-15, especially for those High school players that didn’t have a chance to play this season. https://www.hinghamsports.com/baberuthbaseball. Our Summer Travel Baseball program is also on hold until further notice, stay tuned for upcoming announcements and schedule.
In the meantime, we understand that summer baseball may not work for your family and/or you may not be comfortable with your child playing baseball even if the state and local governments give us the green light. If a summer league baseball season does not work for your family, we are happy to provide you with a full refund or a credit to play next year. All requests should be sent via email to: [email protected]. Please include your child’s name and whether you are requesting a “refund” or a “credit”.
We expect to provide you with more clarity as we get closer to Governor Baker’s announcement on or around May 18th. Until then, stay safe! Get outside and play some catch and hit the ball around the backyard with the kids!