Coronavirus Update - Little League International

Posted by Virginia District 5 Little League on Mar 13 2020 at 11:52AM PDT

Procedures encouraged by Little League International regarding coronavirus and delay of the spring season:

“While each community is being affected differently by the coronavirus, the Little League International Board of Directors and staff feel that it is in the best interest of our volunteers and participant families to delay the implementation of the Little League season to begin no earlier April 6. If your league chooses to continue to operate in its local community, then we strongly encourage you to seek the counsel of your community municipalities, public health departments, and local school districts.

For those leagues that have already begun their seasons, we kindly ask that you postpone all league activity that may involve the gathering of individuals for games, practices, events, or meetings. If you have not started your season, we kindly ask that you modify your schedule and season plans to start no earlier than April 6.

Should Little League determine that the recommended delay of the season will extend past April 6, we will provide timely notification and information regarding the impact of such a delay.

We are committed to communicating with you on a consistent basis, providing you with additional information and best practices to work through the coronavirus pandemic. Please look for our official communication via email, on our website (, and on social media (@LittleLeague).

For our District 5 Little Leagues:

Atlee Little League – has suspended all activity as of noon on March 13, 2020 until further notice
Ashland Little League – suspended all activity until further notice
Chamberlayne Little League – plans to start after Spring Break
Chesterfield Little League – suspended all activity through March 27, 2020
Highland Springs Little League – suspended all activity through March 27, 2020 except Senior Baseball and Senior Softball, who are being allowed to practice on a voluntary basis
Huguenot Little League – suspended all activity through March 27, 2020
Powhatan Little League – suspended all activity through March 27, 2020
Richmond Little League – suspended all activity through March 23, 2020

Suspended operations means no contact of any kind – no skills assessments, drafts, coaches meetings or clinics, practices, scrimmages, games, social gatherings. No off site practices are allowed – no meeting at the batting cages, using the school fields for practices, etc.