Welcome to the Official website for Chesterfield Baseball & Softball Association (CBSA)

2020 CBSA Covid-19 Rule Additions
Updated October 1, 2020

Chesterfield Baseball and Softball Association has created new protocols and put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  It is critical our coaches, teams, umpires and spectators adhere to the restrictions and rules listed below.  The health and saftey of your children, coaches and families are our highest priority. 

CBSA requires all participants and attendees to adhere to St. Louis County Youth Sports Guidelines as well the following:

Exposure
What Should I Do If I Was Exposed?
Exposure is defined as direct contact or prolonged exposure (> 15 minutes) within 6 feet to a positive COVID-19 individual.
  1. Quarantine immediately
  2. Notify your healthcare provider
  3. Notify your coach and cc CBSA rgibbs81@yahoo.comdon.rudolph@gmail.com
Awaiting Covid-19 Test Results?

If anyone in your household is awaiting Covid-19 test results, no member of your family may participate or attend ANY activity at CBSA, and should quarantine until cleared by a healthcare provider.

When Can I Return After To Play?
Athletes/Coaches/Umpires must meet ALL of the following criteria to return to play at CBSA after a COVID-19 diagnosis:
  1. At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 
  2. Symptoms have resolved, no fever (>100.4) for 72 hours without fever reducing medications, improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath)
  3. The patient should be evaluated and cleared by a medical provider (MD, DO, NP, PA). 
Players & Coaches
  1. All Players, Coaches and Umpires must complete a digital self-screening form on site and a temperature check, before they can enter.  QR codes will be at the entrance to each quad.  Please arrive up to one hour prior to game slots, and 30 minutes prior to practice slots.  Those that pass the screening will receive a colored wristband to enter.  Individuals that do not pass the screening will be asked to leave the premise immediately.

  2. All Coaches and Umpires must wear face coverings AT ALL TIME, from the time they leave their car, until they return to their car.

  3. Players must wear face coverings (except while doing vigorous physical activity) from the time they leave their car, until they return to their car. 

  4. Teams are limited to 2 Coaches. For games only, teams may have an additional Covid Dugout Monitor.

  5. All players and coaches must maintain 6-foot social distancing.

  6. Players must provide their own drinks, including water.  Team water and shared jugs are not allowed.  Note that only water is permitted on the F Quad (due to the newly-added artificial turf).

  7.  Sunflower seeds, gum and spitting are NOT permitted anywhere at CVAC.

  8.  Hand sanitizer will be available at the complex.  Players and coaches should bring any additional cleaning supplies, i.e. disinfectant wipes.

  9.  No handshakes, high fives or fist bumps.  Please tip your hat to your opponents after the game from your side of the field. 

  10. It is strongly encouraged players not share equipment.  Any shared equipment (e.g., bats, catchers gear) must be disinfected before/after each use.

  11.  Players or coaches with a fever or showing any symptoms of sickness, sneezing or coughing (even if it's allergies), will be prohibited from attending/participating and will be asked to leave the premises. 

Dugouts
  1. The existing dugout, first row of the bleachers and space in between will be considered part of the "dugout."  All players and coaches must maintain 6-foot social distancing in and around the dugout at all times.

  2. Players and coaches entering the field for their games may NOT enter the dugout until all other players, equipment and other belongings from the previous game have been removed AND the benches have been sanitized.

  3. Teams are required to:
    • clean their dugout of all trash and other items after each game
    • wipe down (clean) hard surfaces such as benches, bat racks, etc. using antibacterial wipes
    • Teams playing in the first game of the day should clean their dugout prior to their game.

4.  Parents, siblings and fans are NOT permitted in the dugout or the area as marked from the dugouts and behind the home plate.  This area is restricted to the current players and coaches ONLY.

Additional Restrictions
  1. TWO Spectators per athlete (all siblings count as specators) are permitted for games only.  NO Spectators at practices.  

  2. Spectators must wear masks AT ALL TIMES, from the time they leave their car, until they return to their car. 

  3. Spectators should provide their own seating and may sit in the grassy areas along the fences.  All spectators must adhere to 6' social distancing at all times.  Any spectators that do not comply with any of the above restrictions, will be asked to wait in their car or leave the premises.  

  4. All batting cages will be CLOSED.

  5. All concession stands will be CLOSED.  Outside drinks and food, will be permitted at this time.

 
All Players, Coaches & Spectators MUST enter/exit as indicated above.
Format Changes
  1. NO doubleheaders.  NO tournaments. NO bracket play.

  2.  The managers meeting at home plate will be limited to one coach from each team, plus the umpires (no players at ground rules). Social distancing standards should be observed at ground rules and during all coach/umpire interactions during play.

  3.  All timeslots will be a hard stop at 1 hour, 30 minutes with a minimum 30 minute break between time slots

  4.  Each team will receive a new baseball/softball for each game.  Teams are responsible for supplying additional balls.