Perham Baseball announced its plan for a return to the diamond for the summer. In a letter sent out to families, it stated the goal this summer will be to focus on skills and drills as well as the development of the game of baseball with participants from the Perham community-school district only.

The report went on to say scrimmages, mini-games and in-house games will be scheduled as directed or allowed. Older divisions may have a modified schedule with other communities determined at a later date.

The legion, junior legion and babe Ruth aged teams will start June 15 and run through Aug. 6 on Matt’s Field. During that time, Minnesota State High School League and Perham School District protocols restricted those groups until June 15.

Majors, Minors and TBall/Rookie League will begin at the Perham Little League Fields on June 8 and run through Aug. 6. They will be coached by members of the Perham High School baseball team.

The programs will follow guidelines from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Participants will be checked for fever upon arrival or a parent will verify a temperature check upon arrival. If a participant is ill or is sick, they are restricted from attending sessions and must be free of fever or illness for a minimum of 24 hours. Masks are highly encouraged or recommended. Non-participants are not allowed to attend training sessions. They are allowed to watch from their vehicle. Shared equipment will be sanitized after each session. Participants and coaches will be at a nine player to one coach ratio or lower at all times until guidelines allow for larger pods. Pods will stay with a single coach and single space for their entire practice duration, while maintaining social distancing.

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For more information about summer baseball, contact James Mulcahy at jmulcahy@perham.k12.mn.us.