League Letter on Spring/Summer Season Sent 5/21/2020

Dear MCLL Families,

It is with heavy hearts that we are canceling the Spring/Summer 2020 season for all baseball and softball programming. Last week Montgomery County Parks announced that all fields will remain closed to permitted use through June 30, 2020. That, coupled with the extension of the Stay at Home Order for Montgomery County, conversations with other local little leagues, and guidance from Little League International and the CDC, we do not believe there is a way for us to provide a safe, high caliber baseball/softball program that you have all come to expect from MCLL. Nevertheless, we remain undeterred and committed to our programming. As such, we have now turned our attention to planning for a Fall season and evaluating all options to provide baseball and softball programming this fall.

For Spring/Summer 2020 registration fees, families have the following options:

  1. Automatic Credit: MCLL will automatically credit each player’s MCLL account in the amount of all league fees paid (registration fee and administrative fee). The credit can be applied to MCLL programming through the close of registration for Fall 2021. After Fall 2021, the credit will expire. No action is required on your part, unless you would like to donate all of your registration fee or a portion of your credit to MCLL (see #2 below). Credits will be applied to accounts by the end of June 2020.
  2. Donation: Families can choose to donate either a portion of their credit or their entire registration fee as a tax-deductible gift to MCLL. MCLL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth baseball and softball organization. We are a 100% volunteer driven organization and we are not in any way funded by Montgomery County. We encourage those with the financial means to donate to MCLL to help cover our year-round operating expenses, sunk costs of the Spring 2020 season, and to support our Scholarship Fund and Capital Improvements Campaign. Any amount you are able to give, no matter how small, will help benefit both current and future MCLL players and is appreciated. To donate all or a portion of your registration fee please fill out the form provided in the link below.
  3. Refund: Families may request a refund of their registration fee. Refunds will be in the amount of the league fees paid less a non-refundable $10 administrative fee. The administrative fee covers credit card processing charges and SSU Play hosting fees, which are non-refundable to MCLL. MCLL is not making money off of the administrative fee. If you request a refund, you will be provided a chance to donate a portion of your refund to MCLL. As noted above, we encourage those with the financial means to donate to MCLL to help cover our year-round operating expenses, sunk costs of the Spring 2020 season, and to support our Scholarship Fund and Capital Improvements Campaign. The deadline to request a refund is May 31, 2020. After that date, all registrations will be converted to credits. To request a refund please fill out the form provided in the link below.

Spring/Summer 2020 Registration Fee Donation & Refund Form

We appreciate your commitment to MCLL, as well as your patience as we tried to find the best way to offer your kids an opportunity to play baseball or softball this spring/summer. While we won’t be able to have the season we planned, we hope to see you and your kids out on the field soon. As we have been doing, we will also continue to send out emails on virtual (and as they become possible in-person) baseball and softball opportunities.

Fall registration will open on or about July 1. Please continue to monitor MCLL’s website for additional information and updates about our Fall season (https://www.mclittleleague.org/). If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at info@mclittleleague.org.

Stay safe and healthy,

-The MCLL Board of Directors

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to complete the form?
  • Why is my refund $10 less than I paid?
      • Total league fees include a registration fee and $10 non-refundable administrative fee.
          • You will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee.
          • The administrative fee covers credit card processing charges and SSUPlay fees which are non-refundable to MCLL.
          • MCLL is not making any money off of the administrative fee.
  • Will I lose the $10 administrative fee if I receive a credit?
      • No, the entire amount you paid including the $10 administrative fee will be automatically credited to your account for future use through close of registration Fall 2021.
  • How long can I use my credit?
      • The credit will expire after registration closes for the Fall 2021 season.
  • When will I get my refund?
      • There is a delay with our payment processor and they will not let us process refunds for payments made more than 90 days ago. The system will let MCLL process refunds if a customer paid in the last 90 days. If the customer paid 90+ days ago, MCLL has to send a list to the credit card processor to have them process the refunds. If you made a partial payment in the last 90 days because you moved from teeball to coach pitch or coach pitch to minors, etc that refund should have been processed already. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
      • If you requested a refund in response to our league e-mail dated April 18, 2020: (1) if your refund request was submitted on or before April 21,2020 you should expect to receive a refund on your credit card account by May 31, 2020; (2) if your refund request was submitted on or after April 21,2020 you should expect to receive a refund on your credit card account by July 1, 2020.
      • If you request a refund in response to our most recent e-mail dated May 21, 2020, you should expect to receive a refund on your credit card account by July 1, 2020.
      • If you have not received a refund to your credit card by the dates listed above based on when you submitted your refund request please first contact your credit card company. If they have no record of the refund, then please e-mail info@mclittleleague.org.
  • When will I get my credit?
      • You will be notified via e-mail after your credit is processed to your SSU Play account. We aim to complete this process by the end of June 2020. If you have not gotten a notification by this date please email info@mclittleleague.org. Thank you for your patience as we process these requests.
  • Once Fall 2020 registration opens do i need to register, or will my Spring/Summer 2020 registration roll-over?
      • If you wish to play in the Fall 2020 season you will need to register. At this time we anticipate Fall 2020 registration will open on or about July 1, 2020. Additional communications will be sent out about Fall 2020 in the coming weeks. You should also monitor our website for updates.
  • If I want to donate additional money to MCLL to support Scholarships and Capital Improvements how can I do so?