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Dear CYA families,

 

We hope you are all well and safe during this unprecedented time in our lives.  Covid-19 has changed the world, and everyone has felt the effects of it.  I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you, as the board and I have had several difficult decisions to make over the past few months.  As most in the community are aware, we all volunteer our time here at CYA to help give the children of this community the best possible environment to learn the sport of Baseball and Softball.  That includes and is driven by a safety first attitude.  I wanted to just put out a short memo to discuss what has been going on and some plans we have for the near future.

 

First, we have had many questions about re-opening, not opening, re-closing, etc…  Let me set the record straight.  I would like to start by saying this was not a School District decision, or a Board of Ed decision, this was a CYA Board Decision.  We did start to plan to reopen as mandated by the state for moderate risk sports on 7/6/2020.  As our board has worked towards getting all requirements and safety measures in place, it became apparent we still had some work to do to ensure the safety of our community youth.  That said, we did pause our re-opening and decided we will take the time to make sure we have all, or as many measures as possible, in place.  We all want the kids to return to sports, it’s why we have the volunteer base we do.  We all feel that CYA serves the community in many ways, and in the current times it is a desperately needed retreat.  That said, we were not going to put anything before the safety of the kids.  We are currently working on finalizing the documentation needed to have a solid safety plan set forth including making sure the facilities are up to par and ready to go.  We are hoping to have everything in place in the next week or two, and my board is working hard to get this done.  Many things are prepared already, but there is still more to do.

 

Once we do open up, we expect a slow return to play, such as practices, scrimmages, and some games.  We will make sure we can use the facility and keep the kids as safe as possible.  Once we feel we have a good grasp on managing the space with what we are doing, we will look to open up to full use and capacity again.  We really want to see the great sports we play come back to our fields and give people a great reason to get out, exercise, and enjoy the sport they love.  All of this said, this re-opening and gradual return to full play will be decided by many of you as we go forward.  There will be many rules and regulations we need to follow.  We will need your help and support to follow these rules.  Of course, and I do not believe this will happen at CYA, if we can not follow the rules, it will wind up setting us back. 

 

In addition to this, we understand that the Spring in house season was lost due to this terrible virus, however, we want to look forward.  CYA is planning at this time to have a full Fall Season for in house play.  We know that doesn’t make up for time lost, but we would like to build on the future.

 

In addition to that, once we have our complex up and running, I will be reaching out to the other local organizations to see how we could help.  This is our community, and all the kids are part of our Connetquot Family.

 

I hope this helps answer some of the many questions out there.  I offer some advice to those who are glued to their computer or mobile device, stay away from social media and take this opportunity to get out there and have a catch with your kid.  Let them throw the ball around.  We are getting close to getting back to play.  I look forward to seeing you all around the complex soon.

 

 

 

Best regards from the CYA Board,

 

 

 

Steve Smith

 

President CYA

 


Frequently asked questions

 

1. The inhouse youth baseball is separate from the chiefs travel baseball. The youth base ball league is an instructional league to help younger players learn the game and older players some were to continue there development. 

2.If you would like to request a coach you can do so in Tball or Prefarms divisions only. 

 

3.When your child gets to the Farms division you will have to go through the draft system where the coaches will be picking the players there is no requesting a coach in the Farms division. 

 

4.Days and times games will be played will be determined by the amount of teams in each division. 

All teams will play on Saturday’s and there will be one week day game also starting at 5:30 or 6pm. 

Practices are determined by coaches which most try to fit them in  to the best of their ability. 

 

5.Uniforms are provided for spring season 

Toddler tball get a hat and shirt 

All other divisions get a hat, shirt, & pants  

Uniform pick up night is not yet determined and will go out in emails as soon as it is scheduled. 

 

6.The season will start on April 13 with opening day parade scheduled for April 18 weather permitting. 

 

If you have more questions please send an email. It is hard to get back to the phone calls to the complex there is not someone there answering calls and messages will not be heard immediately. 

 

Thank you all we are hoping for a good season and can’t wait to get started.


Hello baseball and softball families we are getting close to the start of the next season just about 3 months away. 

The 2020 Spring Registration is open so sign up today. If you sign up before March 10th you can get the early bird sign up fee and save some money. The season starts April 13th, opening day parade will be April 18th and the season will run to June 13th ending with skills competitions and trophy day. (Dates are tentative and may change)


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Chiefs Travel Baseball

 

All Chiefs Travel Baseball information, including our Team contact information, Tournament schedule & Tryout info can be viewed on our travel baseball website by clicking on the tab to the left or on the link below. 

 

 

Chiefs Travel Baseball Website


 


Chiefs Fastpitch Softball

 

For any info on Chiefs Fastpitch softball teams use the link on the left for all contact and team info.

Please view our website for details regarding our tournament schedule.

 

Chiefs Fastpitch Website


 


The CYA Complex

Complex
The CYA Sports Complex is located at 550 Easton Street, Ronkonkoma NY (click here to view complex) .  It is adjacent to the Duffield Elementary School.  The complex consists of 11 fields, 2 grass 60', 4 skin 60', 1 grass 75', 1 skin 75', 1 grass 90' and 2 40' fields.  It has a fully stocked concession stand where you can get drinks, hot dogs, pretzels, bagels, coffee etc and is open during tournaments and throughout the summer.  The main building of the complex houses 2 new bathrooms and in indoor batting cage for our teams. The complex is handicap accessible.
 
Soft Toss
There is absolutely no soft toss allowed against any fences within the complex regardless of the type of ball being used.  There are soft toss nets located throughout the facility.  Damage caused by soft tossing will be the responsibility of the team and the league they are associated with.  CYA has the right to remove teams from the complex for failing to comply with this rule.
 
Parking
 When visiting the complex we ask that you park in marked stalls only.  Vehicles parked in unmarked stalls are subject to being towed at the owners expense.  Cars parked outside of marked locations impede the ability of emergency vehicles from entering the facility and our ability to move equipment around the complex to prepare fields.  There is additional parking behind Duffield Elementary school.  When parking along Easton street you may not park on the sidewalk and must not straddle or park over the white line, your car will be ticketed.  We ask that you do not park directly next to the entrances to the complex as it makes it extremely difficult to enter and exit the complex.
 
Barbecue Usage 
Local laws and regulations prohibit the use of any type of barbecue usage by general public on CYA complex grounds. 

Snack Stand is Open

The snack stand is located on the west side of the complex building directly across from the farms field #5.  It has all your favorite foods and is open on game days Monday to Friday  from 6 - 8 PM and Saturdays from 830 am till 300pm.  All proceeds from purchase made at the snack stand are use to support the league.



Field Usage

All team practices must be scheduled and posted on the league website. Baseball practices may be scheduled by contacting  Softball practices may be scheduled by contacting Tom Kateridge at tnt.kat@verizon.net .  They will review field availability and assign you a field.  If you just show up and expect to practice, expect to be asked to leave the field when the assigned team arrives.
 

 

CYA Fundraisers

For details on any of our fundraisers please visit the fundraiser page accessible from the link on the left or click here 


 


CYA In The News

To see what new with CYA visit the In The News section from the Menu on the left.  Here you will find articles that have appeared in the local newspapers along with other exciting happenings at CYA.


UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs Burchard
5:30pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs D'Agostino
5:30pm
PRACTICE Chiefs Accardi
5:30pm
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Travel Baseball
14U Black PRACTICE
5:00pm
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs Lebrun
5:30pm
PRACTICE Chiefs DeRose
5:30pm
PRACTICE Chiefs Elite
5:30pm
Friday, August 7, 2020
Travel Baseball
8u PRACTICE
5:00pm
10u Red PRACTICE
5:00pm
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs Brown
5:30pm
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Travel Baseball
10u Red PRACTICE
10:00am
Monday, August 10, 2020
Travel Baseball
Game @ 12U Brophy
5:00pm
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs 10U Tfelt
5:30pm
PRACTICE Chiefs Iacavone
5:30pm
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs Burchard
5:30pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs D'Agostino
5:30pm
PRACTICE Chiefs Accardi
5:30pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Travel Softball
PRACTICE Chiefs Lebrun
5:30pm
PRACTICE Chiefs DeRose
5:30pm
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