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Health Concerns and Preventative Measures


December 3, 2020

Due to the continued Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations:

  • All indoor programs and practices are paused at this time.
  • We will monitor State communications and update participants based upon changes in mitigations.
  • Participants will be updated again by January 4th.
  • WAA staff will continue to work remotely, however, the WAA office will be open with limited staff                                                                                              Monday-Thursday, beginning December 7th through December 17th, from 10am-4pm.

The WAA Training Center will be open for individual cage rentals (one parent/coach and one child per cage). We will be opening the Sports Center for participant families to rent at a nominal fee during December.  Sports Center rental will be limited to family (only people in same household) rentals only.  Everyone is required to wear face coverings at facilities. 

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through this uncertain time.

Stay safe and healthy!     

 




November 19, 2020

Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations on November 17th and effective Friday, November 20, 2020
can be found HERE


To comply with the State of Illinois mitigations, WAA will take the following steps:

• WAA will pause all activities, through Thursday, December 3, 2020. 
• WAA will monitor State communications and update participants prior to Friday, December 4th.
• Although the WAA staff will be working, WAA offices and facilities will be closed November 20th through December 3rd.


WAA Mitigations, procedure and policies for Indoor Facilities
WAA Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Indoor Facility Guidance, Rules and Information

State of Illinois All Sports Guidance effective August 15, 2020


May 28, 2020
Please review the new guidelines from the State of Illinois for youth sports. All activities will be run in accordance with State guidelines.
 

April 24, 2020


WAA is a 43 year old non-profit organization.  This is new territory for WAA, as it is for all of us.  Thank you for registering for WAA summer programs.  Our hope is to get our leagues and programs running with a delayed start date.  As we receive factual guidance from the state and local authorities, we will update the website and email participants.  If we are unable to run our programs, we will most likely offer options for future credits or refunds.  People that are requesting refunds prior to determination of the season dates can receive a refund consistent with the refund policy as stated in the registration. All WAA activities, facilities and offices are closed through May 31, 2020.  WAA staff will be working remote and will return emails within one business day. Email us at [email protected] 


April 3, 2020

Summer Competitive and Rec Baseball and Softball has been postponed, but we are hopeful programs will begin in May.  Direct communication has been sent to all Spring Soccer program participants, Travel program participants, Spring football participants and all Spring Wizards program participants. All WAA activities, facilities and offices are closed through April 30, 2020.  WAA staff will be working remote and will return calls and emails within one business day. 


March 28, 2020

WAA Spring Soccer programs have been postponed until April 15th.  Summer Competitive and Rec Baseball and Softball has been postponed, but we are hopeful programs will begin in May.  Direct communication has been sent to all Travel program participants, Spring football participants and all Spring Wizards program participants. 


March 20, 2020

All WAA activities, facilities and offices are closed through April 7, 2020.  WAA staff will be working remote and will return calls and emails within one business day.  We will strive to update the WAA community with information pertaining to programs and registrations as it becomes available.

March 18, 2020

The WAA office will be closed beginning at 4pm on March 18, 2020.  WAA staff will be working remote and will return calls and emails within one business day.  We will strive to update the WAA community with information pertaining to programs and registrations as it becomes available.  

March 16, 2020

Based on the rapidly evolving situation of coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations from state officials, WAA closed the WAA Sports Center and WAA Training Center through March 29, 2020.

March 12, 2020

Dear WAA Community,

Due to growing concerns about the Coronavirus and COVID19, all WAA activities are immediately SUSPENDED through April 5, 2020. This includes recreational, competitive and travel league practices, games, clinics, camps and pep rallies. 

We have not taken this decision lightly, but given the ongoing and rapid spread of the virus throughout the Midwest and across the United States we feel it important that we do everything possible to protect the health and safety of our players, families, coaches and staff.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate updates as soon as we have them.  I urge you all to continue to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines and stay safe and healthy.

The WAA office will remain open at this time.

Thank you for your continued support of WAA programs.  We will communicate updates via email and on our website. 

March 6, 2020
As everyone is aware, there are concerns about the spread of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. In light of these concerns we are asking all members of the WAA community to adhere to the following protocols suggested by the CDC:

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.  

WAA continues to clean all managed facilities daily, have hand sanitizer available if possible and work with our partners to insure clean rental facilities.  

Furthermore, at this time, we are asking that all of our teams avoid shaking hands with opponents after games and avoid giving high fives (this includes coaches) or team cheers while touching hands following games and at practices. While we always want to encourage good sportsmanship, at this time it is in everyone’s interest that we limit physical contact.

Our top priority is ensuring a safe and healthy environment for the WAA community. We will pass along further information as it becomes available. 

Thank you for your help in promoting a healthy environment! 

Rainout Line

April through October please visit the  Wheatland Athletic Association RainOut Line

WAA Weather Policy

WAA Weather Policy - Click to Review full policy. 

Games should always be suspended for lightning and should not resume until 30 minutes after the last lightning flash or thunder.  Please see detailed information below.

Parents always have the ultimate responsibility to make decisions regarding the participation and safety of their child.



During the warm weather WAA encourages participants to follow the guidelines below.

Game Time heat index of 88-95 degrees -  Parents and Coaches are encouraged to take extra steps to protect their players by making sure they keep them hydrated and by encouraging frequent substitution during games and practices. Parents should make sure that players are hydrated prior to participating and that they are wearing sunscreen.
 
Game Time heat index of 96-99 degrees -  Parents and Coaches are encouraged to take extra steps to protect their players by making sure they keep them hydrated and by encouraging frequent substitution during games and practices. Parents should make sure that players are hydrated prior to participating and that they are wearing sunscreen.  In addition, catchers should be allowed to catch only two innings in succession. 

Game Time heat index of 100-103 degrees - All procedures noted above and games should be reduced by one inning.  If it is a practice day, coaches are instructed to reduce the time of practice, take frequent breaks and keep players well hydrated by having them drink water.

Game Time heat index of above 103 – Officials, coaches and parents should consider cancelling the game.

The above are merely guidelines and it is the responsibility of parents to make the ultimate decision as to the participation of their child in WAA events when heat may be a factor.  Parents need to consider the age and physical condition of their child. Parents also have the ultimate responsibility to inform their child about the dangers of heat and need for protection, including sunscreen and proper hydration before, during and after an event. Parents and coaches should familiarize themselves with the signs of heat related illnesses. This information has been adapted from the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand on Exertional Heat Illness during Training and Competition. Because WAA utilizes many sites in the area and weekend games occur throughout the day, we encourage coaches and parents to monitor the current conditions.  The current heat index is available at: www.weather.com   See the “feels like” temperature.

 

The information below is excerpted from the National Weather Service website (www.nws.noaa.gov)

NOAA's heat alert procedures are based mainly on Heat Index Values. The Heat Index, sometimes referred to as the apparent temperature is given in degrees Fahrenheit. The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored with the actual air temperature. To find the Heat Index temperature, please click on the link above.

 

Contact Information

WAA Main Office
Phone:  630-978-2855
Email:   [email protected]
Fax:      630-978-2954

                             
Team Chicago Office
Phone:  630-978-8244
Email:  [email protected]


WAA Sports Center
Phone:  630-978-2855 or
              630-978-1608


WAA Training Center
Phone:  630-978-5150

WAA Office Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday:  10:00am-6:00pm  (seasonally adjusted)
Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Weather Update

 Please Refresh This Page Before Proceeding! 

At this time, only the WAA events listed below have been cancelled and all other WAA facilities remain open.  If no facilities are listed below, there are no cancellations.

Please check this page prior to leaving for you event. 

Although facilities may remain open and events scheduled, it is the participant/parent choice not to attend if you feel that conditions in your area are not safe. 




The Facilities and/or Events below have been Cancelled:

Date:              Location:                            Event:









April through October please visit the  Wheatland Athletic Association RainOut Line

WAA Weather Policy 

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