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Jun, 2020

All WBC Teams Resume Practicing



 General Information 

Our Practice/Gameday Physical Distancing Guidelines are the minimum baseline of what teams must abide by to participate in Woodinville Baseball Club (WBC) practices, league games and tournaments. If fields or government/health officials require stricter guidelines, they must be adhered to. 

These guidelines for Phases 2 and 3 are based on protocols, rules and recommendations from State of Washington and King County

Above all else, we expect our coaches, players and families to follow all state and county rules and guidelines related Covid-19

Social distancing of 6 feet apart should remain a priority

It is encouraged that players do not ride share during Phases 2 and Phase 3


Required for Teams 

A printed copy of these guidelines to be on hand with the coach and team rep always. Once games resume, a copy will be posted in the dugout. 

An alcohol-based hand sanitizer (greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol) is recommended by the CDC. We always recommended each player have their own bottle of hand sanitizer with them. 

Disinfectant wipes and/or spray to clean poles and benches


Required for Players 

● Personal Water Bottle – sharing will not be allowed 

● Personal Hand Sanitizer – to use as needed before/during/after team activities

● Players will be responsible to remove all personal items/trash from facility

● Bring all necessary baseball equipment

● Personal Mask or face covering in case it is needed


Pre-Practice or Pre-Game 

Any coach, player or family member feeling sick or with a temperature greater than 100.4 WILL STAY HOME 

Upon arrival, the coach/team rep is responsible to ensure: 

  - All players & coaches wash / sanitize their hands 

  - Gates, benches, poles, etc. are all sanitized 

Practices & Pre-game warmups - players will remain 6 feet apart 

Pre-game plate meeting 

  - Coaches & umpires stay 6+ feet apart to discuss game rules 

  - Umpires review guidelines at home plate with both teams 


Practices 

In Phase 2.0 Maximum of 5 players with one coach in separate parts of the field, separated by a buffer zone 

Maintain 6+ feet between players as much as possible during practice

No congregating in dugouts or on benches, maintain 6+ feet distance 

  - Parents/Family must not congregate on the sidelines during practice

Refrain from all physical contact (no shaking hands, no fist bumps, etc.) 


Games (Phase 3) 

Maximum of 5 players/coaches in dugout at one time 

  - On offense - dugout is used to prepare for at-bats 

  - On defense - players can be in dugout unless there are more than 5 players/coaches 

  - Players not in the dugout congregate outside of dugout - remaining 6 feet apart 

Suggested spots: bleacher area, lined up outside fence along foul line, bullpen area 

Celebrations will not include physical contact

Total gathering at any one game cannot exceed 50 individuals per field 


Umpires / Game Officials 

Remain 6 feet from players when possible 

Plate umpire - masks & gloves are strongly recommended 


Post-Game 

No post-game handshakes – find alternate ways to acknowledge opponents (hat tip, etc.). 

Coach / team rep will sanitize gates, benches, poles, etc. after all players leave

If another game follows at same site, exit the facility quickly. 

Games times should be spaced out to allow time for all pre/post-game protocol.

Coaches for next game must follow all pre-game sanitization protocol

Players and fans must wait until all participants from the previous game have exited the facility before entering


Fans Attending Games (in Phase 3) 

Fans who choose to stay for games must adhere to the following guidelines: 

  - No sitting in the bleachers or bleacher area - that is designated for players and coaches

  - Fan area will be down the foul line fences (beyond the bases) and behind the outfield fence

  - All fans will bring their own chairs and sit or stand a minimum of 6 feet apart - practicing social distancing guidelines

Exception for those that live in the same household 


Participation Requirements 

All players and a parent/guardian who participate in WBC practices, games and tournaments will need to sign a liability waiver surrounding COVID-19 protocol. 


Miscellaneous Guidelines 

No sunflower seeds, gum, spitting allowed for players, coaches, or game officials

Players are not allowed to go to their mouth to improve grip on the ball

All participants required to provide their own


wbc return to play guidelines june 2020.pdf

 

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