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2020 CBSA Covid-19 Rule Additions
Updated September 11, 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 (currently Phase 3) as well the following:

Players & Coaches
  1. All Players, Coaches and Umpires must complete a digital self-screening form and then a temperature check before they can enter.  Those that pass the screening will receive a colored wristband to enter.

  2. Teams are limited to 2 Coaches

  3. All Coaches and Umpires must wear face coverings at all times.  

  4. Players must wear face coverings (except while doing vigorous physical activity)

  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 supplied in each dugout.  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. ONE Spectator per athlete under age 14 or in middle school, is permitted for games only. NO siblings.  NO Spectators at practices.  Spectators must wear masks and socially distance.  

  2. All batting cages will be CLOSED.

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

Format Changes
  1. NO doubleheaders.  NO tournaments. NO bracket play.

  2.  Games permitted for players under 14.  Practices only for 14 and up.

  3.  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.

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

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