2020 Return to Play Team Guidelines
Our 2020 Baseball season is ready to begin as a result of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Significant efforts will be made to ensure our youth are protected during this unique time.
Schedule a parent meeting at the beginning of the season to review the Sask. Baseball Return to Play Protocol and requirements below.
- Appoint “Safety Person” - (this is someone other than the team manager). The role of the Safety Person will be to:
- Complete the Contact Log
- Ensure players/coaches are following all safety guidelines- i.e. hand sanitizing, social distancing
- Complete Game Checklist
- Designate an “Equipment Person”. The role of this person will be to clean all equipment post practice and games.
- A log will need to be completed
- Each team will be required to organize hand sanitizer for players/coaches (submit receipts to White Butte for reimbursement).
- Each team will be required to purchase cleaning supplies for equipment- i.e. disinfected wipes, spray bottle of disinfected (submit receipts to White Butte for reimbursement).
- Each team will be required to have a safety kit on hand which includes gloves and masks (these will be supplied to you)
- All player equipment must be clearly labelled if possible
- All player equipment must be kept separate from one another
- No sharing of water bottles
- No sharing of helmets
- Players will be required to bring a lawn chair to games.
- No spitting
- No sunflower seeds or chewing gum
- No sharing of catcher equipment
- Retrieve foul balls
- Use hand sanitizer frequently
Players/Parents/Coaches Health and Safety Guidelines/Requirements
- Please review the concept of social distance with all players
- Do not allow your player to participate if they have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who is sick. Anyone displaying ANY illness symptoms WILL NOT be allowed to participate
- Ensure player has means of transportation - Ride sharing is discouraged
- No gathering around the park until your scheduled start time (please wait in your car). Athletes must leave the park immediately after the practice or game.
- Attendance will be required to be taken at every practice/game, this includes spectators, umps and player rides.
- Ensure player has their own equipment and water bottle. Sharing of water bottles and equipment will not be permitted.
- Players will be required to use hand sanitizer when returning from fielding, after each bat and when retrieving fowl balls.
- Players will be required to social distance during games and practices whenever possible.
- Bases and baseballs will be disinfected after each practice/game.
- All participants to disinfect their equipment after each event.
- Physical distancing must take place in and outside the dugout, including players and coaches. Therefore, there can only be as many people in a dugout at one time as is permitted by physical distancing.
- All uniforms or clothing should be washed after each event.
- All participants to shower/bathe at first opportunity after each event.
- All team meetings before, during or after the game/practice for coaching or teaching purposes shall respect physical distancing requirements.
- At any facility with more than one baseball field, each player, coach, official or person involved at a field must stay at the field their game/practice is taking place. They cannot go over to the other field(s) and watch as they may contribute to the breaking of the maximum number of people permitted in an outdoor gathering. Each field is considered one outdoor gathering, so long as people do not cross over into other fields.
- Social Gathering Limits-Baseball Game (approved by the government) - 30 players, coaches, and umpires on a field, 30 parents and spectators on the Home side and another 30 parents and spectators on the visitor side. Each is considered its own social gathering, as long as social distancing is provided.
- Spectators should arrive no more than five to 10 minutes before the scheduled activity to reduce people gathering in groups.
- Tournaments and interprovincial travel (outside of Saskatchewan) are not permitted.
- Congratulatory gestures such as high fives and handshakes are not permitted.