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Updated: 4/12/21 @ 12:00 pm

Upon registration, all players/parents must agree to our 2021 COVID-19 Policy!  

This policy is subject to change and coaches and players are expected to meet current policy found here. 

All people involved in CCLL activities are required to follow this policy as it is MANDATED by the State of Colorado Organized Sports Guidance. This includes spectators, coaches, volunteers, players and umpires.

 

Coal Creek Little League COVID-19 Policy – Spring 2021 Season 

(Yellow Dial - as of 3/25/2021)

We will update this policy as local and state regulations change to maintain compliance with the latest state and county guidance.

Participant = any approved player, umpire, volunteer or coach. No other person shall be within 12 feet (updated from 25’) of the playing field, dugout or designated player area.

Dugout = designated player/team area off the playing field dedicated to the safe distancing of players not on the field

  1. Social Distancing Measures

    1. All players must wear masks when they are not able to maintain a 6-foot distance.

      1. No face covering / mask can have any hard material that can pose a safety issue, this includes plastic attachments/beads. Rule 1.11(j)

      2. No face covering / mask can have dangling cords. Please use elastic banding or a neck gaiter that keeps

      3. This includes batters, runners, catchers, and basemen

    2. Players must wear masks in dugouts.

    3. Participants 11 years old and older are required to wear a face covering at all times, including in the field of play.

    4. Players & coaches will maintain social distance when possible.

    5. Volunteers, coaching staff, and umpires will always wear masks when 6’ distance cannot be maintained.

    6. Team scorekeepers, pitch counters, and designated COVID game-day volunteers and their families are permitted within the 12’ distance of the field/dugout as they are considered essential League volunteers - but please remain 6’ away from all players 

  2. Equipment and Dugout Behaviors

    1. Participants may not eat food in the dugout or playing field, during a game, including seeds, gum, or other similar products. 

      1. Any player who has a medical necessity to eat during baseball activities must provide a note from their child's doctor to president@ccllbaseball.org and we'll make arrangements with team volunteers to set protocol for this unique situation.

    2. Players should not share water bottles.

    3. Player equipment will remain spaced apart in the dugout during games.

    4. Players should have their own helmet. (CCLL will issue season-loaner helmets for and players that need them – please contact your coach.)

    5. Team bats shall be sanitized between player use

    6. Personal equipment (gloves, bats, helmets, hats) shall not be shared/used by other players unless players are from the same household

    7. The catcher's gear must be sanitized when switching players. Each team will receive two sets to help with sharing.

    8. Hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing spray will be made available to all players and coaches/volunteers during practices and games.

    9. Please provide your player with hand sanitizer and instruct them how to utilize it properly after touching shared surfaces.

  3. Practice and Game Day

    1. Parents and spectators should practice social distancing guidelines as determined by the state and the local municipality. Parents are strongly encouraged to drop their kids off at practice versus spectating.

    2. During games, family units should sit together, maintaining social distancing from other families. Please bring your chairs.

    3. Spectators are required to be 12’ from any player or game official (updated from 25’) You may sit along the foul lines and beyond the outfield fence. Younger divisions and XL fields may allow seating in the extreme outfield.

      1. If a spectator feels they MUST have contact with their child, please alert the dugout coach or dugout volunteer to assist. You may not be within 6’ of the dugout at any time unless there is a medical emergency.

    4. Players & coaches should sanitize their hands before practice/games.

    5. There will be no handshaking or high fives. Teams can acknowledge one another by tipping their cap after a game.

  4. COVID-19 Sickness and Exposure

    1. Players & coaches will stay home if they are sick or do not feel well. Please do not "try it." Err on the side of caution.

    2. Participants will not attend team activities if they come into direct contact with someone infected with COVID-19 or are sent home from school due to contact tracing.

      1. Participants and spectators must follow current quarantining guidelines (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-quarantine#)   which allow for return to active participation in League events: 

        1. on day 7 (seven) after exposure if the person has a negative test collected 48 hours before quarantine is discontinued (on day 5 or later).

        2. On day 10 after exposure if no test is taken.

    3. If a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19, they may not attend team functions and must follow Colorado Isolation guidelines (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-isolate)

      1. You should be in isolation (stay away from others) until:

        1. You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without using medicine that reduces fevers)
          AND

        2. other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
          AND

        3. At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

        4. CDC: What to do if you are sick: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

      2. If you tested positive and have not had symptoms, you should be in isolation for 10 days starting with the date of your positive test. 

      3. If you had no symptoms when you tested positive but developed symptoms AFTER your test, you should continue to isolate for 10 days after your symptoms started and are improving as described above.

      4. Given the potential for prolonged symptom recovery and cardiac complications from COVID-19, athletes with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 infection must coordinate with their health care provider to obtain clearance for return to sports participation. Due to the demands of athletic activity, clearance may be different from timing for return to school or return to work. (Required by the State of Colorado Organized Sports direction, found under "Suspected and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19.")

  5. League responsibilities

    1. CCLL is required to assume responsibility for individuals who fail to adhere to these guidelines - this is the only way we can have a season so every participant and spectator is required to follow all COVID policies in effect at the time of any organized CCLL event. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT in the playing field being cleared and the local authorities being called in to enforce the health guidelines as set forth by city, state, and national authorities.

    2. Our local field partners have asked CCLL to have a representative on-site to assist with enforcing safety rules. Please respect these volunteers and abide by all COVID policies.

These rules are in place so our players can have a safe and fun season!