So much has happened in the past 7 months that it’s hard keep up with the ever-changing terms, guidelines, and conditions that the Governor’s Office, the IDPH, and the IHSA have thrown at us. Yesterday’s preemptive announcement by Governor Pritzker that basketball will be “postponed” has left all of us wondering why it’s possible to conduct high school sports in every state that surrounds Illinois, but here we’re forced to accept a ruling without much detailed data to support that ruling, especially considering guidelines were followed by Illinois high school coaches and players this fall
Disappointingly but not surprisingly, the IHSBCA is forced to cancel our in-person Coaches Clinic and Hall of Fame Banquet in January. We are still committed to providing our membership an outstanding opportunity to learn from some of the best baseball minds in the country. To that end, we will host a virtual clinic with a variety of topics, accessible on our web site. When you pay your dues ($35 for an individual, $100 for a staff), you will be given access to the clinic videos. Registration and clinic details will follow in a later email.
Mark your calendars! Our next meeting/mini-clinic is Wednesday, October 17th at the Home Run Inn on 75th and Lemont Roads in Darien at 7:30pm. These monthly events are a great opportunity to touch base with other coaches to talk baseball (and it's FREE for all IHSBCA members!) The guest speaker for October's meeting will be IHSA Assistant Executive Director and Baseball Administrator, Sam Knox. We hope to see you there, and please spread the word to your assistant coaches as well.