RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

UpdatedSaturday July 4, 2020 byChief Information Officer.

*If you have travel plans to or from anywhere that has been designated by the Governor as a 14-day quarantine upon your return home, we ask that you follow the Governor’s orders and quarantine for 14-days. Please inform your manager of your travel plans.

The 16 states that require a 14-day quarantine are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

 

FACILITY GUIDELINES

  •   Signs, tapes, and/or physical barriers to be used to remind and encourage social distancing.  The league has signs on order.
  •   Individuals should remain 6 feet apart when possible.
  •   This includes volunteers, athletes, spectators, and any member of the media.
  •   Coaching staff, volunteers, parents and children should wear cloth face coverings while entering and leaving facilities when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  •   Participants are encouraged to wear when not engaged in activity
  •   The league will create staggered schedules to avoid large crowds coming and going from each game.
  •   Limit sharing of equipment.  Use sanitizing agent to clean any shared equipment during and after practice. 
  •   Prior to start of game or practice
  •   Make sure hand sanitizer is available to all participants.
  •   Have a couple extra masks available
  •   Open the bathroom and make sure soap, hand sanitizer and cleaning agents are available.

 

BATHROOMS

  •   Please have your children use the bathroom before attending practice or a game.
  •   Consider using the bathroom for emergency situations only.
  •   Wear a cloth face covering into any league/public bathroom
  •   After using the bathroom, please wash hands and use Hand Sanitizer
  •   Please use cleaner on the bathroom before you exit.

 

PRACTICES AND GAME GUIDELINES

  •   Parents are to check the child's temperature prior to arriving at Practice.  If the child shows signs of COVID-19 or any other illness, they should stay at home.
  •   If anyone in your household is ill with COVID-19, or child has been in close contact with anyone who is ill with COVID-19 please keep the child home.
  •   Parents should drop the child at the entry gate and watch from the designated areas.
  •   Cloth face covering for players is optional, due to heat and respiratory factors coaching staff will not enforce usage.
  •   Upon entry to the field, each participant should use hand sanitizer.
  •   Each Player must bring their own equipment (Bat, Glove, Helmet, Softball Mask, Water Bottle)
  •   Coaches will provide balls for practice and games
  •   Manager and Coaches should send any child home that is showing signs of any illness.
  •   If any child feels sick, they should inform the coaches and be sent home from the practice.
  •   Limit practice activities to those not involving person to person contact.  Focus on Individual skill building
  •   When players are not engaged in activity, Coaches and Team Supervisors should ensure children are adhering to these guidelines.
  •   Participants should use hand sanitizer regularly during practice.
  •   No spitting, seeds, or gum chewing
  •   No pre or post game handshakes.  
  •   No pre-game ground rules umpire meetings

 

VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

  •   COACHES
  •   Actively encourage sick staff, families, and players to stay home.
  •   Should wear cloth face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  •   TEAM SUPERVISORS
  •   Actively encourage sick staff, families, and players to stay home.
  •   Should wear cloth face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  •   Manage sideline and ensure players maintain 6 feet apart, in designated areas
  •   For Tball, Farm, and Rookie make sure participants return to their family in-between innings.
  •   Remind team to use hand sanitizer when they return from field and when they leave for field
  •   Remind parents to spread out along the outfield and maintain 6 feet between families.
  •   PARENTS
  •   Take your child’s temperature prior to arriving at a game or practice.  If the child has a fever, please stay home and consult medical professionals.
  •   If a child is ill with COVID-19 symptoms or another illness, please keep the child home.
  •   If anyone in your household is ill with COVID-19, or child has been in close contact with anyone who is ill with COVID please keep the child home 
  •   Ensure your child has hand sanitizer, cloth face covering, water bottle and any equipment necessary with them when they arrive at games or practices.