ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (July 30, 2020) – The Alexander County Parks and Recreation Department (ACPRD) has announced that sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, and softball will begin on Monday, August 3. Due to state guidance regarding COVID-19 concerns, ACPRD decided to begin recreation sports that have less physical contact than the typical fall sports of football, soccer, cheerleading, and volleyball.
“This was a difficult decision because we know our coaches, parents, and children want to play the traditional fall sports, but the guidance from the state discourages sports that have a lot of physical contact,” Presnell said. “After several meetings with county staff, we felt it would be safer to allow t-ball, baseball, and softball. In addition, these sports didn’t get to happen in the spring when the coronavirus pandemic began. Our main goals are to get recreation sports underway while making sure everyone is as safe as possible.”
The Alexander County Parks and Recreation Department (ACPRD) has developed a list of “Return to Play” policies and procedures which will provide a safe way for players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators to participate.
Sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, and softball will run from August 3-24. Games should begin on September 14.
Ages for t-ball are 3-4 and 5-6 years old. Ages for baseball are 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 years old. Ages for softball are 7-8, 9-10, and 11-13 years old. Age cut-off is August 31.
Registration will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the Alexander County Parks & Recreation Department at (828) 632-1104 or visit their webpage.