Today, May 28th, the Mayor of Kansas CIty announced a change to the Phase l order. Phase l has been extended to July 5th. With that, he announced loosening mass gathering requirements, allowing capacity of 50%. This is a positive change as we begin our season on June 1st.
Prior to today’s announcement, we were held to 50 people per field where we were faced with a 1 parent per player scenario. As of May 31st, we will now effectively have no issue in terms of the number of people who can attend a particular field/game. 50% of capacity exceeds 13,000 people at AJ Wilson. At a maximum, we tend to have no more than 1,500-2,000 people attending games at all 10 fields. Typically the numbers are closer to 750-1,000.
With this being said, we will still be held to social distancing guidelines. In this effort, we will continue to use our Gathering Plan we published in the previous communication.
A few things to remember while considering visiting our park while using the City’s phased approach…
The NKCA Baseball League is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving the youth of our community since 1945.
The NKCA Baseball League is now in its 75th year, established in 1945, serving the northland. Today, the league more than 400 teams strong with young athletes from all over the Greater Kansas City Area.
Our programs cover all levels of play, for age groups 6U to 19U, Spring and Fall. Players at 6U have the opportunity to play in TBall, Coach Pitch, or Machine Pitch. At 7U and 8U they move to Machine Pitch. At 9U, we begin kid pitch and continue to develop their talents through high school age.
We provide a great venue for players, playing on age specific fields. For teams, they can count on our league for the best field conditions north of the river, many of the administration functions such as registration and a robust web notification system. Our umpires go through a comprehensive umpire training program that includes classroom and field experience.
Our focus continues to be on the development of local athletes, increasing skills that include sportsmanship and team work.
We look forward to serving the northland youth and their families