***Update*** As of today's date, please know that the Diamond League Board of Directors continues to monitor the Governor's guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Governor has set the date of May 26th when Amateur Sports Leagues will be able to start. The Diamond League has tentatively set a start date of June 1st. However as of now, coaches are assessing their field availability for this summer. Once we are able to ascertain which fields will be open for play, schedules will be refined and the DL will be ready for game play.
The Diamond League has made the decision to extend the season until July 29th. Since we are awaiting for the opening of their fields, by moving the end date to July 29th, it will give a better opportunity for games to be played.
In addition, we have asked every team to find out if the parents of their players are comfortable with playing this year. Anyone not comfortable with playing should not play this season!!!
Also to the right of this message, every parent (or 18 year old player) must sign and turn into their coach the Covid 19 Release Form. Please do realize that anyone that chooses to play baseball/attend a baseball game is accepting and acknowledging this risk.
It is important that everyone reads the Ohio Department of Health Requirements for Baseball/Softball. It is listed on our website under Coronavirus Information. Teams must adhere to these rules or they risk being removed from the Diamond League.
Rest assured, we will keep all team managers and coaches updated regarding how we will be moving forward. Thank you all for your patience during these uncertain times.
There are many benefits for players to be playing in the Diamond League. The Diamond League is known across the state and beyond as the #1 league in Ohio by college coaches. We have a winter showcase where we have 25-30 colleges attending every year.
In addition, by being in a league, you are guaranteed games during the week. Non-league teams tend to cancel games or not schedule games during the week. In the southern U.S., baseball is played year around so players are playing 120 games in a year. In a cold weather locale such as Cleveland, it is important to take advantage of the summer months and play baseball. Our league is about top competition and improving skills with weekday games to go along with weekend tournaments.
Make sure to click on Create a Post on the left menu to see tryout information. Players can also make a posting if they are looking for a team. http://www.diamondleague.org/page/show/1351696-create-a-post
Please click the link below to bring up the COVID 19 Release Form. In order to play in the Diamond League, each parent or 18 year old player must have completed and turned in this form. Please print out, fully complete and sign, and turn into the head coach/team manager.
The Diamond League is a highly competitive league based in Northeast Ohio. Many of our players move on to play in college while some are even drafted by Major League Baseball. The foundation of our league is not only the high quality of our teams, coaches and players but also its sportsmanship and fair play.