GAME SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS:
Host team should communicate the field safety rules with players, parents and opposing coaching staff by
email, phone or online meeting prior to the arrival.
All attendees (coaches, players, family members, etc.) should self‐screen for signs/symptoms of COVID‐19
before arriving to the field. ·
Any person with positive symptoms reported should not be allowed to participate and should contact his or her primary
care provider or other appropriate healthcare professional.
Some symptoms include: Cough, shortness of breath, sore
throat, change in taste or smell, fever. Be sure to visit
www.cdc.gov for more information. ·
Teams should refrain from arriving to the field in a team vehicle with multiple players
All individual should arrive wearing face masks
Players should handle their own bags, equipment, etc.
Teams should ensure they have a sufficient amount of sanitizing product
Teams should check to learn if their umpire assigner has a safety screening process in place prior to assigning umpires to officiate their league games.
Home plate meetings are limited to both umpires and one coach from each team. Social distancing must
be practiced. DURING the GAME TEAMS ·
MASKS (COACHES): Coaches are required to wear facemasks at all times. If proper social distancing can be kept, coaches can remove their mask such as while coaching 1st and 3rd base.
MASKS (PLAYERS): Players are required to wear face masks when in or around the dugout, but not while on the field. Players should have face masks with them at all times.
EQUIPMENT – There should be no shared athletic equipment (gloves, bats, helmets, towels, water bottles,
clothing, shoes, or sports specific equipment) between players.
DUGOUTS: Social distancing must be enforced while in and around the dugout. Coaches must require some players to remain out of the dugout if social distancing cannot not be properly practiced within the dugout.
BASEBALLS – Each team should consider the use of their own baseballs when on defense. Umpires should
not handle baseballs unless they are able to sanitize the baseballs before returning them into play. All foul balls should be retrieved by defensive team members only.
CELEBRATIONS – Coaches and Players should refrain from team celebrations such as high fives.
FOOD – No food such as seeds, gum, etc. should be allowed while on the field at league games
HYDRATION – There should no team coolers or shared drink stations
The host team should confirm with their umpires the field positioning that will be used by the umpire(s) and relay this to the opposing team prior to game.
When positioned behind home plate, the umpire must wear a face mask.
Umpires must wear a mask at all times
if their positing cannot ensure proper social distancing from players, coaches
and spectators. ·
If the umpires handle or come in contact with the baseball, the baseball should be sanitized
UMPIRES should not handle the bats unless it is to remove the bat from the field during play to avoid potential injury
SPECTATORS -The amount of spectators at the field should be monitored to ensure the local/state restrictions are not
Spectators should avoid team dugouts
Spectators must follow proper social distancing guidelines at all times
Spectators should bring their own seating or portable chairs when possible
When using pop up tents please restrict to family members only AFTER the GAME
No handshakes between teams. Teams line up on the baselines after the game for a tip of the cap instead
No mass celebrations ·
Teams required to clean their dugout after their game(s)