YSA Leagues plans to resume league play during the Fall 2020 season, presuming that the Parks Department issues Fall permits, and in accordance with city, state and CDC guidelines. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates accordingly. Be well, stay safe.
Buss Reports Features Softball & Baseball Field Issues
On July 29, Buss Reports published an excellent investigative report regarding the reconstruction of sports fields throughout Manhattan, and interviewed YSA's Al Morales about the fields at Frederick Douglass and Dewitt Clinton.
Here's the video of Al's interview:
Click here to read the article!
Play Fair Campaign
NY 4 PARKS recently sent us the following:
As a member of the Play Fair Coalition, your organization helped us achieve our historic $43M win in the FY20 expense budget for NYC Parks. As we approach 2020, we know that we need to begin planning for the second year of advocacy around Play Fair, and we need your help to get there.
Please join us for an upcoming meeting our NY4P Parks Peers: Advocacy Partners network. We are convening our citywide organizational partners soon to discuss the implementation of the FY20 expense funding, as well to set the advocacy agenda for next spring. We hope you will join us for this important meeting between NY4P and your fellow peers in the civic and greening realm.
The UAA is working with New Yorkers 4 Parks Play Fair Coalition to add a line item on the 2021 budget earmarked strictly for an Athletic Field Maintenance Program and we need your support and input.
For those of you that are not members please consider becoming one. https://uaasports.org/join/index.php#
Play Ball is an initiative from MLB and USA Baseball that highlights the many ways baseball can be played, including outside of traditionally organized baseball leagues and tournaments, ranging from playing catch, stickball and Wiffle ball to participating in skills competitions like "Pitch, Hit & Run." PlayBall.org serves as its online home, featuring coaching tips, parent resources and health and safety info. It's also a resource to find out how to gets kids involved in Play Ball activities and get links to youth-related news and events, plus searchable maps for local community leagues. Check it out!