On March 25, 2020, Jefferson County Public Health issued a stay at home order effective March 26th, 2020 at 8:00 am, until 5:00 pm April 17th, 2020. A copy of the order can be read here: In line with this and other state directives, WJGS is extending the suspension of softball activities until April 18th, 2020. WJGS will continue to monitor the ongoing efforts at the state and local level to limit the spread of COVID 19 and will adjust this suspension as needed. I would also like to address the potential impacts to the Spring/Summer season and how WJGS, in conjunction with the Greater Softball League of Jefferson County, are addressing these potential impacts.
Why not just cancel?
There are several reasons not to cancel:
We believe that when this situation ends it will be important for our kids, coaches and parents, but especially the kids, to return to some form of normalcy.
Keeping the seasons will help our local small businesses, sports clubs and officials. End-of-season parties (at local establishments), part-time officials, and youth sports organizations are a critical part of a strong community. Now is the time to stand together and make sure we stay strong!
What will that season look like?
Every idea is on the table. WJGS and GSLJC will be working to ensure we have solutions to every scenario. We cannot know what is going to happen over the next few weeks and thus cannot predict the solution we will use. Some ideas being considered are; condensed season, more double headers, tournament play every weekend, using practice times for games….there are a lot more ideas and we will let you know what we decide as soon as we can.