Nasty Weather Brings Outdoor Sports Inside

Spring is supposed to bring a big warmup with the weather, but instead, we continue to see only what's cold and wet.

This is having an adverse effect on the area, but sporting schedules are especially out of whack.

Normally, by the middle of April, kids are used to playing their favorite sports outside.

However, when you went out to the field on a day like Thursday, it was cold and snowing.

For someone like Ryan South, who programs athletic events for the City of La Vista, the weather has been bringing a lot of headaches with rescheduling.

“We only have so much time before the next season starts, so the more rain we get, the harder it is to reschedule those makeups, and it really does hinder our ability to get those made up sometimes,” he says.

There are at least some places a team can go to continue practicing.

At the Ultimate Baseball Academy, for example, teams continue working indoors.

“We've seen a lot more phone calls, a lot more teams wanting to come inside, it's been great for business,” says Josh Perreault, General Manager of Ultimate Baseball Academy.

For the City of La Vista, it's already postponed around 20 games, but there's still hope to finish the season.

“99% of the time, we're able to reschedule every single game. It just depends on how much there is, and how much time we have toward the end of the season to kind of make those things up,” says South.

Like most of us, leagues around the metro are hoping for a quick warm up.

Of course, while the wet weather may not be much to look at, keep in mind, we're still recovering from last year's drought.


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