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Guidelines for Yampa Valley Youth Baseball 2020 Summer League

For Parents, Players and Coaches

THE FIVE COMMITMENTS TO THE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19:

  1. Wear a face covering in public places and when social distancing cannot be achieved.

  2. Keep six feet of social/physical distance.

  3. Wash hands often.

  4. Stay home if sick or at risk.

  5. Get tested if symptoms arise.

 

For the safety of the Players, Coaches, and Spectators please adhere to the following guidelines:

 

  • All posted and published local- and state-regulated guidelines shall be followed.

  • All players and volunteers should self-monitor symptoms of COVID-19 daily. If any signs or symptoms of infection are present, the individual should not attend practice or games, should notify the coach, and should contact their healthcare provider.

  • Players, coaches and spectators must practice physical/social distancing of 6 feet or further from other households and individuals during drop-off/pick-up of players.

  • If scheduling permits, games will be scheduled with other teams every 2 weeks, to minimize the number of new teams of players interacting. Regular practices may be scheduled as planned.

  • Each field will have no more than 25 players, excluding coaches and referees/umpires, playing at one time.

  • League administrators will maintain contact information and team rosters and be prepared to support local public health contact tracing efforts if exposures occur.

  • The coaches meeting at home plate should be limited to one coach from each team plus the umpires. No players at plate meeting. Eliminate the meeting if possible.

  • Player contact will be minimized by eliminating team/player handshakes and team/player high

fives in order to keep social distancing between teams in effect on and  beyond the field of play.

  • Alternative means of game celebrations and team sportsmanship at the end of games (e.g.,  ask players to tip their caps/visors) will be encouraged.

  • When possible (and strongly encouraged), players should only use personal equipment such as bats, gloves, helmets, etc.

  • Parents will supply their players with antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer for cleaning hands between innings.

  • It is suggested that during water or snack breaks, the players also clean their hands with a hand sanitizer required to be carried by each player.

  • Players are not to share snacks or water. Players will bring their own water bottles. Sharing of water bottles will be discouraged. If a common water jug is supplied, users are encouraged to wash their hands before touching the jug.

  • Masks are encouraged where social distancing by coaches and spectators cannot be achieved.

  • Spectators are permitted, so long as members from different households maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from each other.

  • Tents (and other shade devices), are restricted to family members only. 

  • Coaches and spectators must take proactive steps in creating social distancing in all areas of the  Emerald Park Complex and Howelsen Park Complex, including parking areas and playgrounds, and other gathering locations.  

  • Teams will be allowed to spread players out in an organized fashion in areas outside the field of play 

  • Player areas (benches) are limited  to essential team personnel. Dugouts will be closed to players.

  • Parents will supply their players with antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer for cleaning hands in between innings.

  • Coaches/volunteers will follow the mitigation plan for disinfecting shared equipment like balls, bats, batting helmets, and catching gear.

  • PPE items (non-latex gloves, masks) will be allowed by players if they choose, as long as the items do not compromise the safety of themselves or any participants in the game.

  • Playing formats and increasing the amount of time between games will be adjusted to minimize overlap, allow for appropriate cleaning of shared items, and separate traffic flow where needed.

  • The use of sunflower seeds is prohibited.

 

TO PARENTS AND COACHES:

THE SUCCESS OF THE YVYB PROGRAM AS WELL AS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN, COACHES AND SPECTATORS DEPENDS ON THE COOPERATION OF EVERYONE INVOLVED IN OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM.  PLEASE RESPECT THE ABOVE GUIDELINES AND USE GOOD JUDGMENT IN YOUR DECISIONS AND ACTIONS. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, AND TOGETHER WE CAN HAVE FUN AND STILL BE SAFE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.  


 

Yampa Valley Youth Baseball Association

P.O. Box 880923 
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80488
Phone : 970-846-7233
Email : [email protected]
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