If possible, all players, coaches, and umpires will enter through one entrance and exit through another, observing state guidelines for social distancing. This scenario replicates the path of travel through grocery stores. In the event there is only one entrance to the park, teams will need to be cautious and courteous at the point of entry, observing all social distancing rules
The dugout will be extended to behind the dugout to the backstop/ up the foul line depending on where doors to enter field are. This is to allow rostered players and up to three coaches per team to practice social distancing throughout the game while their team is up to bat. Hand and equipment sanitizing between innings is recommended.
Parents and spectators have separate seating away from dugout. Spectators will not be allowed around the area of the backstop or dugouts. Only players, coaches, and the umpire(s) are allowed on the field of play. This means the game may be viewed along the foul lines starting at 1st/3rd base extending to the outfield and in the outfield area. Spectators may use the grandstand (if available) but must maintain social distancing guidelines. The number of spectators allowed may be limited based on field set-up.
At the pregame meeting and throughout the game, coaches and umpires will not be allowed to shake hands or have any physical contact with each other. All parties must maintain social distancing guidelines. No physical contact or touching is permitted.
Players and coaches are asked to refrain from high fives or any other physical gestures of celebration. All team personnel must always maintain social distancing guidelines.
At the conclusion of the game, players will be asked to forego the sportsmanship line at the end of the game. Instead we are asking for each team to line up on their respective foul line and “tip their cap” as a salute to the other team to promote sportsmanship.
CDC approved face masks are recommended for everyone attending and playing. This includes spectators, players, coaches, umpires, and field crew.