Dear Idaho League Families,
As most of you are probably aware, the Governor of Idaho released details of a 4-Stage Plan to reopen our state over the next 2 months. Additionally, yesterday the NICA leadership team has made the decision to end the national suspension of in-person NICA activities and let each league make their own plans locally. That being the case, here in Idaho we are continuing to evaluate our 2020 season and events in order to make the best decisions we can based on the science and guidelines coming from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and our local government and health departments.
So that we can consider all of our options carefully and see how the first stage of the Governor’s plan works, we are going to delay the opening of the Pit Zone for student-athlete registration again until May 15th. This coincides with the end of Stage 1, and we hope by then to have some more clarity of how the reopening process is working state-wide.
We are hosting a Team Director call on Monday (5/4) for a Q&A to inform your team’s leadership of decisions being made this week regarding all league summer activities/events. We will also discuss team practice guidelines and potential changes for the 2020 race series. It is important to understand that any decision about the race series won’t be made until we know more about Idaho’s recommendations and restrictions for public events. Our goal is to give the process the maximum amount of time so that our decision will be based as much information as we can gather from multiple sources and to allow our team the opportunity to assess the feasibility of hosting large-scale league-wide events.
On Friday (5/11) we will send out another email to all of you with details about the adjusted 2020 registration fees as well as information regarding any changes to summer practices, camps, and events.
Please understand all decisions are being made with the best information we have available at that time, keeping in mind the greater good of our IICL families and the health of the broader community. As with everything we do as an organization, our No. 1 priority is to manage the risk for everyone involved in our program and provide a safe environment in which we can work toward our mission of getting more kids on bikes. There is no doubt our season, much like everything else in our lives, is going to look different from what it has in the past. However, I’m confident we can all come together to provide a quality experience for everyone during these challenging times.
Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate these uncertain and rapidly evolving times.
I hope all of you are staying healthy and active throughout all of this and I look forward to hitting the trails again soon with each of you.