Parents have been wondering when exactly (if at all) could youth sports begin this summer in Western New York and on Sunday, June 14th, we got an answer on many of those sports.

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According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, low-risk youth sports can begin on July 6th, for New York State regions that are in Phase 3.

That would include Western New York, which is expected to reach Phase 3 reopening on Tuesday, June 16th.

These are the sports that are deemed low-risk:

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Field Hockey
  • Cross County
  • Crew

Also, according to Heather Ly of WGRZ, two spectators are allowed per athlete.

This is great news for parents who have kids in these sports. It would be a late start for sure but that could still mean all of August and most of July can see these sports in action.