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Return to Play Plan 2.0
07/01/2020
Return to Play Plan 2.0 Updated 07.01.2020   Overview This...
Summer Leagues
06/24/2020
Hello everyone,    As we head into Summer,...
 
Return to Play Plan 2.0

Return to Play Plan 2.0

Updated 07.01.2020
 
Overview
This plan is designed to create a safe environment for players, coaches, umpires, volunteers, and members of their household or immediate family while they are participating in youth baseball and softball activities at the Fairport Little League Lyndon Road baseball complex in Fairport, New York. 
 
Table of Contents    
  • Cover
  • Overview and Table of Contents
  • Universal Guidelines
  • Coach/Volunteer Guidelines 
  • Player Guidelines
  • Umpire Guidelines
  • Game Guidelines
  • Family Member Guidelines
  • Equipment Guidelines
  • Dugout Guidelines
  • Concession Stand Guidelines
  • Restroom Guidelines
 
Universal Guidelines
All persons using Fairport Little League (coach, player, volunteer, umpire, spectator, employee) must abide by these universal guidelines while at the facilities.
  • If you or a member of your household are sick, please stay home.
  • If you or a member of your household becomes sick or begins experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, notify Fairport Little League.
  • Practice social distancing (minimum of 6 feet distance) when outside at all times when not around your immediate family or other household members.  When not able to socially distance, wear a well-secured paper or cloth that covers your nose and mouth (PPE)
  • When inside, wear PPE.
  • Frequently wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, gate latches, handles, etc.)
  • No spitting, eating of sunflower seeds, or chewing of gum on the premises.
  • When parking on the premises, please use best efforts to park with one parking place in between another vehicle.
 
Coach/Volunteer Guidelines
Coaches, managers, and other assistants follow these guidelines.
  • Disinfect multi-used items (bats, helmets) if players do not have their own.
  • Minimize number of coaches and assistants for games/practices.
  • Clean/disinfect team equipment.
  • Clean/disinfect high touch surfaces before and after games/practices.
 
Player Guidelines
Players are to follow these guidelines at all times.
  • When not in the field, they must wear PPE if not able to keep social distancing.
  • When in the field of play, wearing PPE is optional.
  • Use or touch only their own equipment.
    - If they do not have their own equipment, use team’s which will be cleaned between uses.
  • Bring their own beverage and do not share.
  • Follow dugout guidelines.
 
Umpire Guidelines
Umpires are to follow these guidelines at all times.
  • Wear PPE if unable to keep social distancing.
  • Plate umpire has the option of calling behind the pitcher’s mound or two feet behind the catcher, but must wear PPE.
  • Base umpires will keep distance in set-up positions.
  • Umpires will not handle baseballs.
    - Passballs, foul balls will be retrieved by players.
  • Pre-game  player’s equipment check is  visual only.
 
Game Guidelines
Pregame, in-game, and post game guidelines to be followed at all times..
  • Show up maximum of 40 minutes before game time.
  • Game field must be exited completely and cleaned by previous teams before new teams enter the field and dugouts.
  • 15 minute maximum pre-game warm-ups for each team.
  • No pre-game meeting at the plate with umpires and coaches.
  • Foul balls will be retrieved by players only, not spectators, not coaches, not umpires.  If touched by another, the ball will be disinfected before being reintroduced.
  • No physical contact celebrations between players (i.e. high fives, fist bumps, etc).
  • End of game - line-up out front of dugouts and tip hats in good sportsmanship.
  • All high touch surfaces must be sanitized before any other team is permitted on the field or in the dugout.Clean and disinfect common contact points of field.
    - Dugouts, fences, gate latches, benches, bleachers, etc.
  • Must leave premises no later than 20 minutes after the end of the game.
 
Family Member Guidelines
Household and immediate family members are to follow these guidelines at all times.
  • Each participant can have only 2 spectators present at the field in the designated areas.
  • Bring their own seats and sit along the outfield fence or in their cars.
  • Do not retrieve foul balls.
  • Children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by an adult.
 
Equipment Guidelines
Guide to equipment use at all times.
  • Players are not to share their equipment.
  • Players who need equipment, will use team’s equipment.
- If team equipment is used, it must be disinfected after each use.
  • Equipment bags are to be placed outside of dugout separated from each other.
  • Players must bring their own beverages.
 
Dugout Guidelines
Guide to dugout use at all times.
  • Only 1 coach inside the dugout at a time.
  • Only 2 players inside the dugout at a time.
  • Remainder of the team is separated on the bleachers outside the dugout or along the fence in assigned places.
  • Must be cleaned and disinfected after each game/practice using EPA approved household disinfectant or a solution of diluted household bleach.
 
Concession Stand Guidelines
Guide to the concession stand at all times.
  • Four concession windows will be open
    - 1 Grill item orders, 1 Cold item orders, 2 Pick-up windows,
  • Patrons will be spaced 6 feet apart with clear markings for their standing in line to order and for pick-up.
  • Stand in designated areas marked on the ground.
  • All food will be made “to go.”
  • All concession stand workers will wear PPE.
  • Food will be dressed by concession stand workers.
 
Concession Stand Clean-up:
  • Workers will wipe down equipment.
  • Workers will sweep the floors.
  • Workers will disinfect common touch areas.
  • Garbage will be thrown out in waste bin.
 
Restroom Guidelines
Guide to restroom use at all times.
  • One occupant at a time unless accompanying a child.
  • Wash hands before exiting.
  • Stand in designated areas marked on the ground.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected each day.
 

 

 

 

 


by FLL posted 07/01/2020
Summer Leagues
Hello everyone, 
 
As we head into Summer, we are very excited to say we will be having softball and baseball this July and August!  I want to thank all of the board members in Fairport Little League.  They have been working tirelessly over these past few months.  Their dedication and love for the kids, the community, and the sport are second to none.  We are very, very fortunate to have such a solid group of volunteers.  You can click here to see the names of those who have been working behind the scenes to bring our kids back to the ball fields!  When you see them, please thank them.
 
I also want to thank many of our parents who have dedicated their time to our fields these last couple of weeks.  Dan Adams, Lou Bianco, Rich Bucenec, Dave Corsaro, Chuck DiPiazza, Keith Donohue, Steve Gossin, Tom Halter, Chris Lindquist, Mike McDonnell, Jason Rucker, Stacy Schell, and Brian Short dedicated hours of their weekends to get our fields and concession stand ready with some power cleaning!  Thank you!
 
So, with the opening of our fields on July 6th, we will be opening up registration tonight, June 24th, on our website and it will remain open until Sunday, June 28th, 11:59pm.  If you wish to get back on the field, please register as soon as possible as it will affect team creation and league and clinic design.  There are descriptions for each offering we have, but they may be subject to change depending on numbers.  We will be able to address that on June 29th.  So, thank you in advance for registering!
 
Our plans for running a safe program will be our Return to Play Plan which is currently on our site.  In the next couple of weeks, we will be readdressing some of the safety measures so they align with the opening of our complex according to our governing bodies and try to make our experience as normal as we possibly can.
 
Our concession stand and bathrooms will be open, but will have restrictions as well according to our plan.  Please follow all of these guidelines.
 
We still have some work to do to get the fields ready.  If you wish to help, please shoot me an email and I can get you to the right location!  
 
I am looking very forward to grabbing a burger and fries and seeing our fields in use again.  I hope you can share in this time of kids, community and America’s oldest and favorite pastime!
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please, don’t hesitate to send them to me! 
 
See you soon, 
 
Tom Caputo
Fairport Little League President

by FLL posted 06/24/2020
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