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New safety guidelines and Cleaning procedures

Aug 25, 2020 11:34 PM
Peter Mcguff

Clearwater Little League resumption of play guidelines

Clearwater Little Leagues Board of directors has created a plan of action to resume playing Little League baseball and softball after the temporary shutdown, due to COVID-19. Our board of directors, with the approval from the City of Clearwater has created guidelines and a plan of action to enforce the social distancing guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and our local and state governments. Below you will find a set of rules, guidelines, and cleaning/sanitation processes pertaining to Clearwater Little League and the usage of the Sid Lickton Complex.

These rules, guidelines, and cleaning procedures will be strictly enforced and there will be zero tolerance for anyone not following the procedures and guidelines set forth. We will have board member(s) on the premises at all times monitoring all activities; the city of Clearwater will periodically be monitoring the facility as well. Any person caught violating any of the rules or guidelines will be asked to leave the premises immediately, if said person is a manager/coach they will be removed from said position immediately and possibly forfeit future opportunities of managing/coaching with Clearwater Little League.

Cleaning/sanitation

  • All Visitors entering the complex will enter through the East gate between field 1 and 5. All visitors leaving the complex will be required to exit the South gate between field 1 and 2, except those visitors exiting from field 6 and 7.
  • A board member will be present with hand sanitizer; all visitors will be required to apply the hand sanitizer before heading to their dedicated field. Please adhere to the 6ft social distance rule if a line or group begins to form during this procedure.
  • The bathrooms will be disinfected each day before use. Along with the Cleaning already provided by the City of Clearwater.
  • A manager/coach will be required to disinfect all team equipment prior to each practice.
  • No borrowing of personal helmets or bats will be allowed. If a player is to use the team issued helmet they will be designated to that helmet for the remainder of that days practice. If the team bat is used, it will need to be disinfected before next use by another player.
  • We will have extra Personal protection equipment (PPE) stored were our first aid kits are inside the concession stand.

 

 

Rules/guidelines

  • All managers and/or coaches will be required to take attendance of all players and coaches at each practice. You will email your attendance record to the player agent within 24hrs of your practice.
  • If a player, manager, or coach does not feel well, please stay home. We ask that you allow for 72 hours of no symptoms, before returning. 
  • At this time we are allowing only 1 parent per player to attend practices.
  • Each parent must bring their own chair to sit in.
  • We are asking everyone to please not bring any siblings if/when possible. If siblings must attend, they must have a chair of their as well and maintain the social distancing guidelines set forth as well. (i.e not interfering with others space or horseplay in and around the complex)
  • All players and coaches will enter the field through the 1st base dugout entrance. If a player or coach is to exit the field the will exit through the 3rd base dugout entrance.
  • Dugout benches are not to be used and will be roped off. The only exception is if a player is injured and needs sit for evaluation of injury or sit to rest injury.
  • 6ft markings will be on dugout fences and along foul line fences for players to hang equipment.
  • No handshakes, fist pumps, high fives or team breakdown celebrations are to take place.
  • Please maintain 6ft social distance guideline for any team meeting/coaching instruction.
  • Water fountain and concession stand will be closed, please be sure to bring your own drink.
  • No food will be allowed at the facility, this includes any peanuts or sunflowers seeds.
  • All bleachers and score keeper tables will be closed and roped off.

 

Rules and guidelines on game days only

  • All managers and/or coaches will be required to take attendance of all players and coaches at each game. You will email your attendance record to the player agent within 24hrs of your game.
  • If a player, manager, or coach does not feel well, please stay home. We ask that you allow for 72 hours of no symptoms, before returning
  • All cleaning and sanitizing procedures of team equipment will still be required.
  • No food will be allowed in dugout areas, this includes sunflower seeds and peanuts
  • No handshakes, fist pumps, high fives or team breakdown celebrations are to take place. This includes end of games congratulations, please find another fun way to celebrate sportsmanship.
  • Please maintain 6ft social distance guideline for any team meeting/coaching instruction.
  • We will now allow the scorekeepers table to be used by 1 official scorekeeper. If 2 scorekeepers are needed, the 2nd score keeper will need to have his/her own chair.
  • We will allow the bleachers to be used on game days only. We ask that you maintain social distancing with any person(s) who are not your immediate family. Please try to use every other bench in the bleachers, unless you are able to maintain 6ft from the person(s) on the same bench.
  • We still highly recommend families bring their own chairs to avoid sitting along landscape walls and crowding of the bleachers.
  • We know everyone wants to come out and root for their favorite player and team, but please limit the amount of spectators if and when possible.
  • All siblings or younger children attending the games are still required to stay with their immediate family member or guardian. Please do not allow them to interfere with others personal space or horse play around the common areas.
  • Mask are not required but are recommend, especially in common areas such as the concession stand area and restrooms.
  • Dugouts will be able to be used on game days only. We recommend keeping only 6-8 players at a safe distance in the dugout and using chairs directly outside the dugout areas for the remaining players to avoid crowding in dugouts.
  • We will still use the East gate entrance for all visitors to enter, as we will continue our sanitizing procedures.
  • All games will begin at 6:30pm, at 7pm we will open the south gate as well as keeping the East open, this will allow for multiple exit points and not violate and fire codes due to the amount of people that may be at the park during game days.
  •  We anticipate any were from 20-25 players per field and 30-40 spectators per field on game days only.

 

Concession Stand

  • All common touch points (i.e. register, door handles, drawers, counter top areas) will be sanitized and disinfected by a board prior to opening.
  • A mask and gloves will be required for any one working the concession stand
  • We will be only selling drinks and pre-packaged items (i.e. chips and snacks) at this time, no hot food will be prepared.
  • You will order your food at the Left side East window. You will pay for your food at the right side East window. You will pick up your food at the north window. This will allow flow at the concession stand to move in one direction, left to right.
  • If a line is to form in the concession stand area, please maintain social distance of 6ft. 
  • Please do not congregate in the common areas

Please adhere to all the new guidelines, rules and procedures. As the local and state guidelines change, these guidelines might change as well, that information will be relayed to you as it happens. Remember these rules are for the safety and health of everyone involved with Clearwater Little League.

Thank you,

Clearwater Little League Board of Directors

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