The Board of Softball Austin announced that it had voted to postpone the 2021 Texas Shootout Tournament “due to uncertainty with fields and delays getting our normal league play up and running”.
The board left open the possibility of hosting the event later in the year if conditions improve.
Softball Austin made the following post on the Texas Shootout Page on Facebook:
Softball Austin Announces Spring 2021 Season
Softball Austin announced that with Austin Public Health moving Austin-Travis County to Stage 3 of its COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines it would hold a six-week Spring 2021 Season. Registration will open Sunday, March 21, 2021. The season will open Sunday, April 18, 2021 with games played at Southeast Metro Park in Del Valle, with an End-of-Season Tournament on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
The Board of Softball Austin posted the following announcement on Facebook:
Softball Austin Members,
We continue to hope that this letter finds you and you family safe and healthy.
Since our last communication, we have seen Austin-Travis County drop into Stage 3 and more people are getting vaccinated each day. These are great signs and we’ve received communication from Travis County Parks that they will begin taking reservations soon for Southeast Metro Park. The Board met this week and voted to accelerate our Spring 2021 Season schedule to begin April 18th. We understand an acceleration creates a tight timeline for teams to form and register, but the Board wanted to take advantage of fields to play softball while we have the opportunity.
Additionally, the Board voted to set the Team Registration at $350 per team and the Player Registration Fee at $50 per player for the Spring 2021 Season. The league will be providing safety equipment and will provide all players and managers with out COVID protocols prior to the start of the season. Below is our planned timeline:
March 21 Team Registration Opens (once a team is registered, players may register) April 5 Team Registration Closes April 9 Player Registration Closes (for week 1 of play) April 11 Team Rosters Due April 13 Manager Council Meeting (details forthcoming) April 18 Week 1 April 25 Week 2 May 2 Week 3 May 16 Week 4 May 23 Week 5 June 6 Week 6 June 13 End of Season Tournament
Please note that these days may change based on Travis County protocols.
Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable season for our member. Follow Softball Austin on Facebook and visit our website for more information (www.SoftballAustin.org).
Softball Austin Board
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