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Barrington Little League offering 'Summer League'

Registration opens on Saturday

Posted 6/17/20

Barrington Little League officials announced on Wednesday morning, June 17, that there will be a "Summer League" running from July 6 to Aug. 15.

The summer session will be open to players in AAA, …

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Barrington Little League offering 'Summer League'

Registration opens on Saturday

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Barrington Little League officials announced on Wednesday morning, June 17, that there will be a "Summer League" running from July 6 to Aug. 15.

The summer session will be open to players in AAA, Majors, Juniors and Seniors divisions; registration opens Saturday, June 20 and continues through until Friday, June 26.

"Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this season will be different, but we felt it important to work hard to provide this opportunity for kids to get back out on the field in Barrington," stated an email from the league.

Barrington Little League, like many other youth sports organizations, canceled its spring season as governments implemented restrictions and guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus. But recently, officials permitted the return of some youth sports, calling for small, stable groups of no more than 15 (including the coaches).

With that shift, Barrington Little League officials began discussing a summer season.

"At present, games are not permitted in the state of RI," stated the email. "We will begin with practices, and if games are permitted in July or August, we will add a schedule of games."

Officials are also calling for adherence to the rules and restrictions put in place by the town, the state and the Little League organization.

The requirements including regular screenings for players, managers, coaches and volunteers. The league is also calling for players to use hand sanitizer before, during and after league activities. Managers, coaches and volunteers will be required to wear a face covering or maintain six feet of distance from others. Players will need to wear face coverings when they're not on the field of play.

The league is also prohibiting sharing equipment, and players are not to share beverages, snacks or food. "Sunflower seeds, gum and spitting are prohibited."

Spectators are asked to practice social distancing during games and practices.

"Registration will be open to Barrington residents, and the cost of registration will be $75."

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