Recent content by Heinie Wagner

  1. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I'd wait and see what he does and deal with it then. Sounds like you're in a fairly small town, won't the board member already know the guy? (saying this as a board member for a different sport in a fairly small town)
  2. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    Really? Wow! I watched a HS AAU workout/practice tonight in CT (but mostly MA players) and can't imagine those guys doing that with masks on.
  3. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    That's perfect!
  4. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    Do people really think you can get a virus from touching a soccer ball that someone else touched? That seems incredibly unlikely.
  5. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    Take the mask on and off during live play? Absurdity is the right word. It sounds more like a comedy/parody skit than real world.
  6. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I was in Derry NH last weekend with my daughter at AAU games, do you mean those guys who do 8 games in a day and barely move? We get a lot more effort than that from the guys at our youth games.
  7. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I agree, signups for winter sports will be interesting. Not looking forward to having to deal with people on the extremes of either side. I'm in CT. There have been two COVID-19 deaths in CT under 19 years old. Six under 30...
  8. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    There is going to be a shortage of officials for youth sports for sure this fall and winter. I can't imagine officiating a basketball game (and actually trying to keep up) in a mask.
  9. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I've been to a couple basketball tournaments with squeeze whistles. Horrible. One game they had the guy keeping the clock hit the horn every time he heard a whistle. I can't imagine how bad they'd be outside. Hopefully the electronic onea are better, they should be, my phone is louder than the...
  10. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    Umpires aren't wearing masks? What about fouls balls?!?!?! (kidding) It's gotta be extra BRUTAL to be behind the plate, chest protector, shin guards, pants, regular mask plus a COVID mask on a 85-95 degree day.
  11. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    Exactly. Very simple solution there. I wonder how many facilities that host youth sports are going to go out of business? I'm not involved with hockey but I imagine if anyplace with a rink goes under, lots of kids are missing hockey in that area for years to come.
  12. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    The Founders league, a Prep School league with Choate, Loomis, Ethel Walkers, Kingswood Oxford etc. Canceled the Fall Season. individual schools can make their own decisions and play non-league games. Not necessarily going to impact the CIAC (public schools) but it might. If the CIAC schools...
  13. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    My Son's AAU coach (Mass) said Zero Gravity was doing the 4v4 thing, but he thinks they have a tournament in CT this weekend with 5V5. 4V4 seems totally arbitrary. They told us it was 10 on a court at a time - 8 players, 2 refs. They put the rims back up on the outdoor courts around here...
  14. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    First little league games in our town last night! Umps behind the pitcher's mound. Players spread out in the area behind the backstop with parents on either side of the field up the basepaths. I actually love that they put parents farther away from the players, I hate it when parents coach in games.
  15. Heinie Wagner

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I could see this being a MAJOR challenge for all youth sports and even HS sports - so many officials are 50+ and it's extra cash for most of them not something they need to survive (at least in this area).