COVID Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority.  Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.

  • Dugouts, hard surfaces, bike racks, gate latches will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each practice/game by the manager or board member on duty. No players are to enter dugouts or fields until given the go-ahead to do so.
  • Bleachers will not be available at any venue. (except only used for extended dugouts)
  • Managers/ coaches and players will be assigned spots in the dugout and/or extended dugout so that they are at least six feet apart. Extended dugouts shall be supervised by an approved volunteer.
  • Sunflower seeds and other items that require spitting shall be prohibited.
  • Players may wear any Personal Protection Equipment deemed necessary by their parents as long as such items do not compromise the safety of any and all participants in the game.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in each dugout for players to clean hands.
  • Equipment:
    • Catcher’s Equipment
      • Minor B (machine pitch) will not have catchers.
      • Minor A and Majors: BSLL will provide catcher equipment as needed so there is no sharing of equipment during the same game/practice. Players are encouraged to use their own and store in their own bags when not in use.  The manager/ coach or board member on duty will clean, sanitize and store equipment after each use.
    • Batting Helmets:
      • There will be no sharing of batting helmets during games/ practices.
      • Players are encouraged to use their own helmet and store in their own bags when not in use.
      • BSLL will provide helmets as needed for one-time use per player, per day.
      • The manager/ coach or board member on duty will clean, sanitize, and store equipment after use.
    • Bats:
      • Players are encouraged to use their own bats and not share.
      • While it is not economically feasible for BSLL to provide a bat for every player, we will be purchasing more and will provide antibacterial wipes for cleaning bats after each use if shared.
    • Baseballs and softballs will be rotated through on a regular basis, ideally every two innings, to limit individual contact.
      • Used balls will be sanitized after use and stored for future use.
      • Foul balls landing outside the field of play should be retrieve by participating players or coaches.  No spectators should retrieve the ball.
  • Spectators need to plan and bring their own seating and maintain social distancing of 6 feet between families up and down the fence line from the dugout to the foul poles.
  • It is recommended that everyone wear cloth face coverings and gloves, but it is not mandatory.
  • There will be no team coolers during games or snacks/drinks after games. Players should plan ahead and bring their own drinks.
  • Shared field preparation equipment will be sprayed or wiped with cleaner and disinfectant before and after each use.
  • All games/ practices will be staggered at times to allow proper cleaning, entering and exiting the fields to avoid large gatherings.
  • Game attendees will try to be held to players, coaches, umpires and family members only.
  • Restrooms are maintained by the Cities, and will continue to be cleaned and sanitized by them on a daily basis.
    • Restrooms shall be ‘one-in, one-out’ to avoid close contact
  • BSLL will post information around our fields as reminders to promote everyday preventative actions.
  • A Board member will be onsite at any and all scheduled events at BSLL fields to enforce guidelines set in place.

Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19— including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators — should not attend practices or games.  Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.

We understand this is a serious illness, we request those with a chronic disease or those who are immune compromised, please consider staying home and not attending until he doctors signal all clear.