Registration for the Spring 2022 Season opens February 1st!

Big Bear Youth Baseball & Softball (BBYB&S) COVID-19 Acknowledgement, Waiver and League Changes 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

BBYB&S deeply cares about the health of its players, volunteers, spectators and the community. As we enter this season, please understand everyone's health is our top priority. Please read the following knowing that BBYB&S has everybody's health and safety as our top priority.

1. Keep players home from games, practices, or events when sick.

2. Practice social distancing from others when possible.

3. Face coverings to be worn by coaches, players (when not on the field), support staff and observers at all times.

4. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you must be quarantined from practice & games for 10 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Symptoms include:

1. Persistent dry cough

2. Persistent shortness of breath

3. Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher (flushed, red cheeks, lethargic)

4. Overall body aches

5. Loss of taste and smell

6. Any other significant cold-like/flu symptoms

I acknowledge the following:

1.  There is a potential risk for contracting COVID-19 while attending & participating in BBYB&S events.

2. Cleaning and disinfecting practices may help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but cannot stop the spread.

3. Due to the nature of this program, social distancing of 6 feet per person among coaches, players, umpires and spectators may not always be possible.


I have read BBYB&S COVID-19 Acknowledgement and fully understand the potential risk of COVID-19. While BBYB&S is making significant efforts to ensure the safety of coaches, players, spectators, and volunteers, I acknowledge our BBYB&S events are not guaranteed to be COVID-19 free environments.

I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HERBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Big Bear Youth Baseball & Softball their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (RELEASEES), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Because of COVID, this season will look and feel different than seasons of years past. We need to take a few minutes to share with you the changes that will be taking place so you can make an informed decision before signing up.

This past year has not only been hard on a lot of businesses, but it has also been hard on non-profit organizations. Last spring Big Bear Youth Baseball & Softball (BBYB&S) incurred expenses despite not being able to offer our local youth a season. Expenses like insurance, website, storage, credit card fees, etc. were still paid. If you signed up last year, you know that BBYB&S refunded every player 100% of their registration fees. The board thought that this was important to do as we were in unprecedented times.

The board is excited to move forward in planning a season for our valley's youth, but we need to cut costs to keep the league going. We are proud to say that we have avoided raising registration fees this year, but this requires us to cut back on some of the services we provide. Pictures will be an extra cost if you decide to purchase them. Our uniforms will not be as nice as they have been in years past. Managers and coaches will not be receiving uniforms this year. The league will not be sponsoring a homemade banner contest. There will be no sibling discounts during registration. We will not be providing any end of the season awards with the exception for the Shetland players. This is only possible due to a generous donation by E&E Sports Photography. All of these changes will keep baseball and softball within reach for families while helping our league to recover from last year's cancelled season. We appreciate your understanding.

We will be following the State of California COVID-19 rules for moderate-contact sports played outside. Please read these carefully. Our adherence to these rules will help us to keep our season going for the kids.

General Requirements:

Irrespective of setting (outdoor or indoor) case rate or sport played, the following general guidance requirements must be adhered to at all times:

  • Face coverings to be worn by players when not participating in the activity (in the dugout).
  • Face coverings to be worn by coaches, support staff and observers at all times, and in compliance with the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.
  • Observers maintain at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • No sharing of drink bottles and other personal items and equipment.
  • Mixing with other households prior to and post any practice or competition must strictly adhere to current gathering guidance.
  • Teams must not participate in out-of-state games and tournaments; several multistate outbreaks have been reported around the nation, including California residents.
  • Limit observation of youth sports (age 18 years and under) to immediate household members, and for the strict purpose of age appropriate supervision. This includes observation of practice and competition. Limit number of observers to ensure physical distance can be maintained, reduce potential crowding, and maintain indoor and outdoor capacity limits.
  • Only one competition, per team, per day maximum to be played.
  • If a player or volunteer shows signs of contracting COVID-19, the player or volunteer will need to remove themselves from league activities for 14 days or they can provide a negative COVID-19 test result. (current CDC guidelines)

Parks and Rec has also informed us that they will have COVID-19 requirements similar to the state's guidelines that will have to be followed while on Parks & Rec properties. We will update this when we receive their requirements.

COVID-19 has also taken away of our ability to use school district fields this year. As a result, there will not be any league sponsored practices. Any practices prior to the first game will be at the discretion of a team's manager and coaches. Once the season starts and BBYB&S has access to the Parks & Rec fields, there may be a limited opportunity to hold practices.

Player evaluations will not be held prior to the season due to the loss of use of the schools and the shortened time frame we have to start our season. In addition, players will not be allowed to evaluate for consideration of movement to a higher division. They will play in the division for their age.

This season we will not be allowing the consumption of sunflower seeds by players, coaches, and spectators. No eating will be allowed in the dugouts. The snack bars will not operate this season. There will be no team snacks this year which will also hold down costs for families.

You will see the umpires in a different location this year. They will be positioned behind the pitcher to call balls, strikes, and to keep an eye on the bases.

Due to social distancing measures we will not be able to hold our traditional opening ceremonies.

We will not refund 100% of the registration fees during the season whether it is due to the player deciding not to play or the season having to be postponed or canceled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Depending on the situation or how far we are into the season, the refund could be as much as your registration fee minus 15% (If you paid $137.00 an 85% refund would be $116.45.) or maybe no refund at all. It will be determined at that time as necessary.

If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to a board member. Be sure to check our website or follow us on social media.

Thank you and see you on the field!


Our Leagues Enjoy:

  • 8 Week Seasons Including Playoffs
  • Equipment & Facilities Provided
  • Water & Other Assorted Items
  • Referees, Umpires & Administrators
  • Post-Game Activities

MANAGERS/COACHS: You must complete the state and PONY mandatory Concussion Training at Online Concussion Training and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training at prior to drafting your team. Please bring your completion certificates to your Draft meeting.

We have published key dates on our website calendar and encourage you to check there often to see what is planned for the league. Please remember that all dates are subject to change as the weather impacts our plans.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with managing, coaching, the snack bar or the League in general please email or call any board member listed on this website.

We will be posting new information about our league, registration, team selections, practices, opening ceremonies, games and other events through out the season so please bookmark this page for easy access at all times.

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