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Schedule Changes Due to Weather


We hate the rain as much as you do.

Each season we strive for a safe, educational, and fun youth baseball experience. And at some point each season, Mother Nature reminds us that the CJB fields, flanked by two natural creeks, are the lowest ground point among the surrounding acreage. CJB volunteers spend 20-40 hours each week prepping the fields. Playing on unprepared fields can result in player injury. Even footsteps across a muddy infield will dry like potholes in hard cement.

If 2020 was your first season with us, keep in mind that COVID forced us to start in July; spring rain was not an issue. Not only does rain saturate and soften the turf, it accelerates the grass. In these conditions, fields are often too soft to mow and too long to play.

Frequently asked questions about the weather

Q: Why don't we play in the summer?
A: CJB’s house league is in line with many (if not all) area youth baseball programs. House seasons are typically through early summer, at which point travel or all-star programs begin, league depending. A summer schedule would also interfere with many family vacations and other youth sports (like soccer, lacrosse, football, etc.).

Q: When are weather decisions made?

A: For the sake of our players' and families' schedules, we make every effort to play. We'll make every effort to give you as much notice of cancellations or schedule changes as possible. At times these could be (literally) game-time decisions. It can pour in Farmington and be clear in Canandaigua, and there are plenty of times when a forecast alone isn't reliable enough to make a decision.

The decision to cancel is made solely by the Board of Directors and communicated via league email and social media. Please do not contact coaches or individual board members until a decision has been made.

In case of inclement weather during the week, a decision will not be made prior to 4:00PM in most cases.

 Q: Why can younger divisions play but older levels are cancelled/rescheduled?

A: T-Ball can play on virtually any field and is the easiest to move. Rookie can play on four fields. Minor and Major can only play on two fields, so field and resource availability are less flexible at the older levels.

 Q: Why am I not receiving schedule updates?
A: Please ensure your email address is current on your player's account. Each account can include additional addresses to receive CJB-related information. If you are unable to log in, you may not be receiving emails! (Coaches and Parents: please help spread the word on this.)

 

 

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Canandaigua Junior Baseball & Softball

4621 County Road 4, PO Box 454
Canandaigua, New York 14424

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