Ryan Tabeling is so immersed in youth athletics that he’s been able to see how various groups are reacting to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As co-founder of The Cage, a baseball and softball facility that moved from Champaign to Tolono this year and reopened in late May under Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan.
As general manager of the Illinois Braves travel baseball program, which offers 9U through 18U teams.
And as father of son Logan and daughter Brynn — the former a recent Tuscola graduate on the oldest Braves squad, the latter a Tuscola senior currently involved in the AAU basketball circuit.
So there have been plenty of decisions for Ryan Tabeling to make considering athletics involving both his and other people’s children.
“Personally, it’s gotten to a point where I think the kids need something,”…