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General Requirements per 2021 COVID-19 Return to Play Safety Plan

All Participants

  • Must remain home if ANYONE in household is ill
  • Strongly encouraged to take temperature prior to leaving for field and to stay home if temperature is elevated
  • Must arrive at field with a household member (Carpooling strongly discouraged)
  • Must wear a mask or face covering at all times
  • Must go directly to your designated field (No viewing other games)
  • Must maintain 6 ft social distancing with anyone not in your household
  • Spectators are not allowed in player areas (Dugouts, fields, etc
  • Spectators must maintain 6 ft distance from backstops and dugouts
  • Hand washing or sanitizing at regular intervals is strongly recommended
  • When available, must use bathroom provided at your designated field Maintain 6 ft buffer around the door
  • No concession services will be provided
  • Follow pack in / pack out philosophy (Take all garbage with you upon leaving)
  • Upon conclusion of the practice or game, leave your designated field promptly (Don’t mingle with other parents, etc

Players

  • Must maintain 6 ft social distancing while off the field of play
  • Must wear a mask or face covering and use hand sanitizer upon arriving to the field, during the event and leaving the field
  • Adhere to proper hygiene requirement of not touching their face
  • Must not share their personal clothing, equipment, food or water
  • All equipment must be clearly marked so player can readily identify (No permanent markings on bats)
  • Must adhere to no touch rule (No high fives, handshakes, etc.
  • Must clean dugout of any trash after practice / game

Coaches

  • Ensure that all participants adhere to all requirements
  • For each event, must keep a roster of every player, coach and volunteer to aid in contact tracing in the event of a possible exposure. Rosters must be kept for at least 28 days after the event.
  • Maintain 6 ft social distancing when possible
  • Must wear a mask or face covering and use hand sanitizer upon arriving to the field, during the event and leaving the field
  • Must adhere to no touch rule (No high fives, handshakes, etc
  • Must sanitize shared bats, helmets and catcher’s equipment between uses (All other equipment sharing is prohibited)
  • Must clean dugout of any trash after practice or game
  • Must sanitize field maintenance equipment before leaving
  • No beverage or snack exchange after practices or games

Umpires

  • Must maintain 6 ft social distancing when possible (Base umpires must always maintain 6 ft social distancing)
  • Must wear a mask or face covering and use hand sanitizer upon arriving to the field, during the event and leaving the field
  • Must adhere to no touch rule (No high fives, handshakes, etc.
  • Equipment safety check should be completed visually
  • Optional to call balls and strikes from an adequate distance behind the pitcher

Phase 3 Practice Procedures per 2021 COVID-19 Return to Play Safety Plan

  • Head Coaches to ensure that return to play requirements for all participants, including players, coaches and umpires are followed
  • Waiting on the sidelines prior to the start of the reservation is not allowed (If you arrive early, wait in your vehicle)
  • Head Coaches are are required to track attendance for contact tracing purposes
  • Players and coaches may not enter the playfield until the start of their reservation
  • Equipment bags to be spaced 6 ft apart in dugouts or surrounding area
  • Full team practices are allowed while maintaining 6 ft social distancing when possible
  • Any shared bats, helmets and catching equipment must be sanitized between uses (All other equipment sharing is prohibited)
  • All equipment and garbage must be removed, and the field vacated by all participants 15 minutes prior to the end of the reservation

Phase 3 Game Procedures per 2021 COVID-19 Return to Play Safety Plan

  • Head Coaches to ensure that all return to play requirements for all participants, including players, coaches and umpires are followed
  • Waiting on the sidelines prior to the start of the reservation is not allowed (If you arrive early, wait in your vehicle)
  • Head Coaches are required to track attendance for contact tracing purposes
  • Players and coaches may not enter the playfield until the start of their reservation
  • Staggered start times to limit numbers at entry and exit points
  • Equipment bags to be spaced 6 ft apart in dugouts or surrounding area
  • Head Coaches must ensure that total participants do not exceed 150 people (Includes coaches, players, spectators and umpires)
  • No lineups exchanged or plate meetings (Any field issues or irregular ground rules should be shared via e mail prior to game)
  • Players in dugout limited to amount determined by 6 ft social distancing, with remainder in designated spots on bleachers or along the fence Players will rotate into dugouts as necessary
  • One coach must always be in dugout (Encouraged to use players as first base coaches)
  • A coach will be required to retrieve the player’s bat by the bat head (Not the bat handle) after an at bat
  • Each team will be required to provide their own game balls for use when on field, including extras for foul balls (A coach is required to
    provide players with a game ball after an out of play foul ball)
  • Players are to maintain 6ft social distance when possible on field, including while returning to the dugout
  • On field meetings should include no more than 2 players / coaches while maintaining 6 ft social distancing
  • Any shared bats, helmets and catching equipment must be sanitized between uses (All other equipment sharing is prohibited)
  • Players and families to leave immediately after the game concludes
  • All equipment and garbage must be removed, and the field vacated by all participants 15 minutes prior to the end of the reservation

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