Summer Recreation practices can begin on Friday
City of Concordia Recreation baseball, softball and t-ball teams, along with K-18 Baseball teams, can begin practice on Friday after Kansas Governor Laura Kelly unveiled a modified Phase 2 of the Ad Astra: Plan to Reopen Kansas.
Under the revised plan announced by Kelly on Tuesday, recreational organized sports facilities, tournaments and practices will be allowed to begin on Friday, and must adhere to social distancing requirements and follow Parks and Recreation guidelines.
Local coaches will contact players regarding practice schedules.
Games will begin with the implementation of Phase 3 of the governor's plan with a target start date of June 15.
The early implementation of Phase 2 will provide an extra week of practice for teams.
Mass gatherings will be restricted to 15 people during Phase 2.
City Wellness and Recreation director Chris Atkins encourages good personal hygiene and requests no loitering during practices in an effort to comply with mass gathering restrictions.
'We are fortunate to begin practice earlier than planned. Keeping our community healthy is critical to continuing into scheduled games. Frequent hand washing is encouraged. All players, coaches and spectators who feel sick are asked to stay home. Parents are encouraged to leave the Sports Complex after dropping their kids off for practice, returning when practice is over, or stay in their cars during practice,” Atkins said.