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2020 CBSA Covid-19 Rule Additions

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 the following:

Players & Coaches
  1. All Players, Coaches and Umpires must complete a self-screening process and then complete a digital self-screening form before they can enter.  Players will be self-screened by their parents and then will complete a digital self-screening form before they can enter.  Those that pass the screening will receive a colored wristband to enter.

  2. Players, Coaches and Umpires must wear face coverings (not while playing, but during non active times)

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

  4. 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).

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

  6.  Hand sanitizer will be supplied in each dugout.  Players and coaches should bring any additional cleaning supplies, i.e. disinfectant wipes.

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

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

  9.  Players or coaches with a fever or showing any symptoms, sneezing or coughing (even if it's allergies), 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.  The dugout is restricted to the current players and coaches ONLY.

Additional Restrictions
  1. Spectators must wear face coverings at all times, except for when sitting with their immediate family member and 6’ socially distanced from other families

  2. No fans in bleachers or dugouts.  Fans are encouraged to use their own portable seating along fence lines or beyond the left/right field fences.  Fans, family members, or players who are ill should NOT attend our events.  

  3. Once your game is finished, all teams and fans, must leave the field and surrounding areas immediately.  Team meetings may take place away from the fields/quad and must follow social distancing rules.

  4. All batting cages will be CLOSED.

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

  6. Any person who is experiencing symptoms of sickness will be prohibited from attending or participating in the event/venue of play.

Format Changes
  1. 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.

  2. In order to keep exposure to a minimum, all game times will be hard stops, and a 30 minute break between games:
  • Baseball 9U-14U    1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Softball 10U-18U   1 hour, 15 minutes
  • 7/8U Boys & Girls  1 hour, 15 minutes
4.  Baseballs and softballs
  • Each team will receive one new wrapped ball at ground rules. Please use that ball and supply used baseballs as needed when your team is in the field.
  • 7U & 8U teams will receive four baseballs at their first game to cover all games.