Required Items for Teams:

  • Printed copy of these guidelines (posted in dugout)
  • Have hand sanitizer, lysol or other disinfectant wipes available for players & coaches
  • Roster of all players for the purposes of taking attendance at all practices & games for mandatory contact tracing

Pre-Game

  • Athletes, coaches, umpires/referees, spectators and any other paid or volunteer staff are required to stay home if they feel unwell, show any signs of COVID-19 (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, etc.), or are a close contact of a confirmed case
  • Players and coaches may not enter the playfield until the start of the reservation, and no equipment can be brought to the field until the start of the reservation.  Waiting on the sidelines prior to the start of the reservation is not allowed
  • Each team is responsible for cleaning high touch surfaces and disinfecting shared equipment
  • Upon arrival, coach/team rep is responsible for a wellness check, which includes asking all attendees if they have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. If the answer is YES, that player or coach must leave the premises
  • Handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer must be available for all practices and games - this is the responsibility of each team. Players and coaches must wash and/or sanitize their hands upon arrival
  • All teams are required to keep attendance records of every athlete and coach present at each practice, training session, and game to assist with contact tracing in the event of a possible exposure. Attendance rosters must be kept on file for 28 days after the practice or contest.

Pre-Game Plate Meeting

  • Coaches & umpires wear masks and stay 6+ feet apart to discuss game rules
  • Exchange of lineup cards from coaches to umpires is at the home plate umpire’s discretion; In situations where lineup cards are not given to umpires prior to the game, they must be available in each team’s dugout to resolve any potential conflicts
  • Umpires are provided a copy of these guidelines to review at home plate
  • The policing of the guidelines and physical distancing is the responsibility of each team’s coaching staff, not the game officials