Please send Governor Newsom a nudge to approve our 113-page pilot program so we can play ball! You can copy/paste the draft letter and submit at the website below:
Dear Governor Newsom,
Thank you for your leadership during this difficult time.
In San Diego County we have talented clinical leadership, collaborative hospital partners, responsible business owners, engaged residents, and a strong faith-based community ready to guide us out of crisis. The County has thoughtfully prepared a pilot program in collaboration with our clinical leadership in order to accelerate safely through the State of California's Roadmap for reopening. The County will continue to monitor local data to demonstrate that the pilot program does not have a negative impact on the healthcare system.
Within this pilot, the County has proposed a modified return to youth sports practice and drills. The 2008 recession was devastating for our youth sports. 40% of youth sports clubs were lost to insolvency, and 45% of kids dropped from sports altogether creating a huge socio-economic participation imbalance. Sadly, we stand to experience a similar impact from COVID-19.
In San Diego, a coalition of 215 sports organizations and leagues came together to thoughtfully develop a physical distancing and safety plan for practice and drills. This plan met the approval of the San Diego County Public Health Officer and has now been submitted to you as part of the pilot program to demonstrate that San Diego is ready to return safely to play. Our local coalition, Game On San Diego, is now focused on the creation of a protocol for the safe future return to game play.
As a community, we have come together to save local volunteer-driven sports organizations, youth sports facilities, and ensure that young people have access to sports in a safe environment and receive the physical, emotional and character-building benefits that organized sports provides. We are proud of our community for the high level of compliance with all public health orders and demonstrating that we are indeed ready to safely move forward.
Please join us in your support of San Diego's important pilot program.
Thank you for responding to the recent survey. We have had several Zoom calls with USA Softball and they are extending All Star selection holding open the possibility of some form of either delayed or compressed All Star season this Summer should government guidelines permit. We are obviously all at the mercy of City and State government still.
Based on our survey results, and so that we are prepared should play resume, we are moving forward with selection process at this time. Please have patience with this process as we work through it. However, you must be willing to commit to the full practice and tournament season even though we are not sure what those dates are at the moment.
Commitments are due May 20 and all Peninsula players are eligible to apply.
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Peninsula Youth Softball Association (PYSA) is a San Diego based, recreational fastpitch softball league for girls ages 4-16. Originally founded in 1966 as Peninsula Girls Bobby Sox, it became Peninsula Youth Softball Association in 1994. PYSA is nonprofit, volunteer-driven and affiliated with the Amateur Softball Association (ASA).
The league attracts girls from central San Diego’s coastal communities such as Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Bay Park as well as neighborhoods in Mission Hills, Hillcrest, North Park, Downtown/Golden Hill, Old Town and many more! Our girls come from more than 27 local schools, and approximately 30% of the players have siblings in the league.
We are the Peninsula Breakers! Go Breakers!
We are supporting one of our PYSA Coaches, Mike Paine, battle cancer by selling goody bags next to the snack shack. All proceeds go to the family to help in any way needed.