Little League to focus on fundamentals, practice social distancing

Jun 17, 2020

The Wareham Little League won’t be holding a typical competitive season this summer due to the coronavirus, but players aged 8-12 will still have an opportunity to develop their baseball skills. 

League President Quirino doCanto said that instead of a traditional baseball season this summer, the league will host clinics focusing on the fundamentals of the game like catching, throwing, and batting.  The clinics will be roughly one to two hours long, and will be held two to three times per week. 

doCanto said that the league’s facility on Charge Pond Road has five fields, which will allow players and coaches to practice social distancing, and allow for more players to participate in the clinics. 

Due to the potential for spreading the coronavirus, doCanto said that the facility’s bathrooms will not be open. 

While plans are not yet finalized, doCanto said that the clinics should start in the last week of June. 

In the later phases of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, doCanto said he hopes to hold scrimmages for the players in the league this summer, but that will only happen if state guidelines allow for it.

He added that players do not need to have played with the league before to participate in the fundamentals clinics. Registration for the clinics should be available within the next week. 

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