COVID-19 Guidelines

We are excited to have a Summer league this year but things will be a little different this year. Please see all the information below about playing during the Summer 2020 season.

*as of June 22, 2020

Before you Play

  • Screening
    • If you answer 'yes' to any of the screening checklist questions, you must not participate.
    • Self-screening must be completed by all players prior to every game - no exceptions.
    • If any player is experiencing symptoms at their game, the Team Captain must send them home immediately; play cannot commence until the individual has left the playing area.
  • Safety Measures
    • Players should wash their hands prior to heading out to their facility each week, and bring their own sanitizer.
    • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Players should wash their hands again, as soon as possible after each game.
    • It is highly recommended that players wear a cloth face mask that covers the mouth and nose when not playing, including arriving, departing, and subbing during play.
    • In the lead up to the game, maintain the appropriate 6-foot social distance between teammates and opponents that are not a part of the same household.
  •  Spectators
      • We ask that teams avoid bringing spectators to their facility. If you bring children, please do not leave them unattended while playing.
  •  Meetings and Handshakes
    • Pre-game captain's meetings and handshakes have been eliminated
    • If captains choose to meet, they must maintain a 6-foot distance.
    • Schedules will now indicate who the 'home' and 'away' teams are.
    • At the end of the game, teams should verbally acknowledge “good game” to their opponent but must not shake hands or high five one another.
  • Arrival Time
    • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled game time.
    • If you arrive at your field and the game before yours is still in progress, do not move towards or onto the playing area until the other team has completely cleared the field.
    • There will be no congregating at parks, facilities or parking areas before, during, or after your game. Please avoid overlap with other players.
    • During game play, teams will not change sides of the field or court to avoid unnecessary contact.
    • Handshakes, high fives, or any other physical contact is not permitted.
  •  Spitting/Licking
    • Spitting is not permitted. Tobacco use of any kind, unshelled sunflower seeds, and unshelled peanuts are not permitted.
    • Pitchers in CSSC Slo-Pitch are not allowed to put their fingers to their mouth.
  • Roster
    • Alberta Health has introduced a 50-person cohort “mini-league” restriction. With this in mind all divisions will be made of 4 teams, and teams will have a 12-person roster cap.
  • Warm Up
    • Warming-up muscles and stretching is important to avoid injury, but there will be no team warmups of throwing and batting. Players should find an open area and do an individual warm-up.
  • Diamond Set
    • Up The first team listed on the schedule will be responsible for diamond base set-up. The opposing team must ensure that the diamond is clear of people to allow the responsible team time for setup.
  • Base running & fielding
    • Physically tagging players to make an out is not permitted. o Base running coaches will always stand 2 meters away from 1st and 3rd base, however, it is recommended that there be no base coaches.
  • Equipment
    • Bats can only be shared between members of the same household. If this is not possible, teams may share a bat only if they have disinfectant wipes on the bench to wipe down the bat after each use.
    • Each team will be supplied with 6 balls and disinfectant by the league, to ensure that clean balls are used as much as possible. It is recommended that balls are wiped before each inning.
  • Batting
    • Please use caution when exiting the field following an at-bat. Please do your best to stay as far aware from the opposing team during change-over.
    • During batting, players that are on-deck will need to line up behind the back-catching fence.
    • The catcher must stand 2 meters behind the strike mat.

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