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COVID Guidelines

FACE COVERINGS

  • Facial coverings should be worn according to any applicable state or local mask mandate.
  • Unless more stringent state or local mask mandates apply, GLL will require that facial coverings be worn as follows:
    • Players - required in the dugouts, optional while on the field.
    • Coaches/Managers/Umpires/Volunteers/Other Game Officials - required in the dugouts, required whenever 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained between other spectators, players, coaches, volunteers, or other game officials while on the field.
    • Spectators - required whenever 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained between other spectators, players, coaches, volunteers, or other game officials.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Bats/Helmets - Players should use their own batting helmets and bats.  If any sharing is necessary, equipment must be sanitized between usage. 
  • Catching/Umpire equipment – When possible, players should use their own catching equipment. Coaches must sanitize shared equipment between usage.  
  • Hydration/water bottles - Players must supply their own hydration/water bottles.  No sharing.  
  • Hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes – Players, coaches, and umpires are encouraged to provide their own hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and/or sanitizing wipes. 
  • Dugouts are permitted during games. Players’ items should be lined up at least 6’ apart to allow for social distancing.
  • Spitting/nose clearing/coughing – All players and coaches are prohibited from spitting/nose clearing and must cover coughs.
  • Sunflower seeds, gum, tobacco, etc. is not allowed in dugouts or on the playing field.
  • Snacks may be provided to players after the game, but all snacks must be commercially prepared and individually wrapped and sealed for distribution.  Food is not permitted in the dugout.

GAME TIME

  • Warm-ups/Stretching – Maintain social distancing between players.
  • Congregating of Players and/or Coaches – Discourage congregating upon arrival to the field, prior to game warm-ups, and immediately following the game.
  • Conferences – Social distancing to be maintained as much as possible when the coach is communicating with the entire team or in smaller groups. All players and coaches should be encouraged to mask during huddles.
  • Elimination of Team Handshakes after the game – Teams can acknowledge opponents with a tip of hat or a wave, while maintaining social distancing and appropriate non-contact measures.
  • Interaction with Officials – Coaches should maintain social distancing when interacting with an umpire or any other individual on the field.
  • Playing Field and Dugout area – Allow only essential personnel on the playing field. These are defined as players, coaches, volunteers, and officials. Encourage adherence to social distancing guidelines and facial coverings as appropriate. Players should not leave the dugout to congratulate players.
  • Extended Dugout – Designate “places” within the dugout for members of the team to be when they are not on the field. Consider paint and/or tape to help players recognize social distancing.

COACHES

  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible. Players should maintain social distancing unless they are actively participating in the game. This means additional spacing between players while playing, chatting, changing drills so that players remain spaced out, and no congregating of players while waiting to bat.

PLAYERS

  • It is recommended that each athlete bring their own gym bag for personal items.
  • Clothing/shoes/hats are not to be shared among athletes. Items not being worn should remain inside the player's personal gym bag.
  • Players are encouraged to provide their own hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and use frequently.
  • Water bottle – All players shall bring their own water bottle. Water bottles must not be shared.
  • Players should notify their coaches immediately if they are not feeling well.

UMPIRES

  • Umpires are not responsible for monitoring activities on the sidelines, such as social distancing, hand washing, symptoms of illnesses and other such issues. This monitoring remains with the coaching staff and league personnel.
  • Umpires are encouraged to bring personal hand sanitizer and/or wash hands frequently. Gloves are permissible.
  • GLL umpire equipment should be sanitized after each usage.
  • Umpires must provide/use their own water bottles.

SPECTATORS

  • Spectators should practice social distancing between different household units and accept personal responsibility for public health guidelines. 
  • Spectators are to wear face coverings whenever 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained between other spectators, players, coaches, volunteers, or other game officials.

LEAGUE OFFICIALS

  • Facility and maintenance equipment (rakes, bases, paint sprayer, etc.) – Daily cleaning and disinfections are recommended.

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Before, during, and after the contest, players, coaches, officials, team personnel and game administration officials should wash and disinfect when applicable.
  • Covid-19 Resources on WIAA web site: http://www.nshealthdept.org/

Contact Us

Glendale Little League

1401 W. Civic Drive 
Glendale, Wisconsin 53209

Email: [email protected]

Glendale Little League

1401 W. Civic Drive 
Glendale, Wisconsin 53209

Email: [email protected]
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