NHBSA Board Meeting
There is a board meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the complex.
NHBSA 2021 Board Election
As some of you may know, all of our board positions are for 2 year terms. Almost every year we have an election for any open positions. At that time, anyone including the person who previously held that position is able to apply for consideration. We are at that point this year. Here is a list of the positions that are open:
- VP of Softball
- Equipment Manager
- Ways & Means (1 year term due to 2020 vacancy)
- Buildings and Grounds
- Web Master
- Concession Manager (1 year term due to 2020 vacancy)
- Tournament Director
Anyone that is interested, including any current board members who’d like to run again, please email NHBSA with your intentions along with the position you are seeking before October 14th. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The location and time is to be determined and you can check back here for further details.
We are extremely disappointed by not being able to have a 2020 season but we have some unfinished business. Wednesday and Thursday June 24th and 25th, we will be at the complex from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for anyone who paid for the 2020 season to get their refund.
Also, if you are still wanting to play baseball/softball this year, please reach out to some of our surrounding communities. In no particular order: Valley, Kiski, Ford City, Burrell, Springdale, Freeport are all surrounding communities that you can try to reach out too in order to express interest in playing this season. Please do so immediately as they all would need to know by this Friday June, 26th. Also note, Burrell, Springdale and Freeport only offer Pony.
If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact NHBSA @ 724-681-1529 or email@example.com.
See here for Valley Registration – Valley Registration
We find ourselves in a terrible situation. We have had meetings with our board of directors and all the other communities. We have sent out 5 messages/updates to all the families since the start of lockdowns. We have had several conversations with Pony Baseball and ASA Softball, and countless conversations with the school district in efforts to make the 2020 season work. However, we find ourselves in the bottom of the 9th with two outs.
Our last conversation with the school board brought us to a new Re-Socialization of Athletics Procedures plan. This is a plan with recommendations from the State, CDC, Department of Health, National Federation of High Schools along with the PIAA. The plan consists of a 3-tier system to return to practicing and eventually playing games with safety as the top priority. Highlands School District has joined in with the other school districts in our surrounding area to adopt this plan. The tier we are currently in is Tier-1. The first hurdle is the “gathering events” and it states that athletes, coaches, officials, and staff are the only people allowed. Spectators will not be permitted. This along with the School’s announcement that “Highlands School District remains closed through August 1st.”, is a tough blow. Softball and baseball games were set to begin by mid-July, which we would not be able to participate in.
We completely understand and respect the Highlands School District concerns and decisions, and they have gone the extra mile to try and help our season happen for the community in this time of complete uncertainty. Other communities that do not play on school grounds are able to move forward with their seasons.
I, along with the Board of NHBSA, hope for a change in the situation so that Highlands School Fall sports are able to be played and the players and families have memories of not just the season but what the challenges they had to endure from Covid-19. I also hope with time and good results, it allows RYFO to get their season in safely and the football players and cheerleaders feel a sense of getting back to normal.
I personally, along with the entire Board of Directors of NHBSA am truly sorry to say that we will be putting a plan in place to contact everyone to receive refunds as we will not be having a season in 2020.
We want to thank the Highlands School District for their efforts but remaining focused on the health of our community.
Gary Meanor, President and the entire NHBSA Board
NHBSA Meeting Dates
- October 14th (6 p.m. @ Complex) Elections
- November 18th (Time and Location TBD)
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