Dear Homewood Baseball Parents –
As you may know, the Homewood Parks and Recreation Board has made a substantial commitment to improve the athletic facilities located at West Homewood Park. These improvements are scheduled to begin this summer and will continue for approximately 18 months in 5 separate phases. The initial phase will focus on renovating the upper fields which are used primarily for youth baseball players ages 4 – 8. The Homewood Youth Baseball Board is excited about the pending improvements to the facilities and looks forward to our players having the best complex in the state.
With the upper fields scheduled to be under construction for the next few months, our normal Fall Ball program is not an option. Homewood Youth Baseball has considered many alternative programs for the fall, however each comes with substantial logistical issues with construction concerns and limited field space on the lower fields. It has become apparent that Homewood Youth Baseball will not be able to facilitate any formal Fall Ball league or alternative fall ball program/clinic for rising 5-8 year olds due to the upper field renovation timeline. Fall Ball variations will be provided for rising 9's and up with more information to be provided to those age groups in the coming weeks.
Although there will be no formal programing sponsored by Homewood Youth Baseball for the upper field players, Homewood Parks and Rec has assured us that the lower fields will still be available for use since the renovations of these fields will not take place until after the Spring, 2018 season. Therefore, we are able to offer field space on Sunday afternoons to any parent, coach, team or child on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the fall. We are hopeful that families and teams will take advantage of this informal opportunity to continue improving the skills of Homewood Youth Baseball players. Anyone interested in field use should contact a Homewood Youth Baseball Board member to discuss specifics.
We are disappointed that traditional Fall Ball cannot be offered this season, however we are excited about the improvements to our facilities. We truly believe that all players, coaches, parents and supporters will be thrilled with the updates in the Spring. We look forward to utilizing the new upper fields next season to continue the progress of Homewood Youth Baseball and allow the players to have the best experience possible.