Capitol Little League serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater & Thurston County

COVID-19 GUIDELINES CAPITOL LL






We are looking forward to playing baseball at Capitol Little League in 2021.  We were able to play successfully last year within the state and local COVID 19 guidelines used for 2020 season.   

2021 COVID-19 KEY POINTS CAPITOL LITTLE LEAGUE ACTIVITY GUIDELINES:

The 2021 Capitol Little League season plans to proceed, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we MAY BE implementing  changes to how we normally interact during the season.

The local and state guidance will be followed by CLL throughout the 2021 season and we will continually review and adapt this guidance as needed to best safeguard players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The following activities can prevent the spread.

  • Maintain good social distance (at least 6 feet). This is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
  • People who are sick or have a fever should stay at home.


PLAY GROUND IS CLOSED UNLESS GUIDELINES CHANGE BY MARCH 2021

NO CONCESSION STAND 2021--UNLESS GUIDELINES CHANGE BY MARCH 2021
    
Players, coaches, umpires, spectators will need to supply own water, beverages, food.
    
Beverages and food should be marked with players name and removed after practice/games.

NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS, GUM, SPITTING, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, SMOKING OR VAPING, ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR WEAPONS WITHIN COMPLEX OR PARKING LOT

NO PETS INSIDE THE COMPLEX—ALLOWED ALONG OUTFIELD FENCES ON LEASH

IF YOU ARE SICK OR RUNNING A TEMPERATURE STAY HOME-NOTIFY TEAM MANAGER IF PLAYER CAN’T ATTEND

PORTA POTTIES WILL BE SPACED AT LEAST 6 FT APART IN MAIN COMPLEX
     
Will have hand sanitizer in porta potty units.
     
Will be cleaned professionally twice a week (Friday and Monday).
     
Will have additional hand sanitation stations in the complex.

BLEACHERS WILL NOT BE USED BY SPECTATORS--DURING PRACTICE AND GAMES—BRING OWN SEATING
     May used own seating outside fences along baselines and outfield fences.
      Social distance between non-household groups.

  • ONLY PLAYERS, MANAGERS AND COACHES ON FIELD/DUGOUT
    •    Spectator attendance is limited and must be spaced out behind fence lines BEYOND THE FIRST AND THIRD BASES AND        AROUND THE OUTFIELD.
  •  

  • FACE COVERINGS, PPE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
  •         Players
    •    Players MAY BE REQUIRED TO wear face coverings at practices or games--local and state guidelines in place in MARCH 2021 will be followed.
      •    Use of dugouts is limited to players in top of batting order or not in field—extra players will use grandstand bleachers        to social distance.

       

Managers, coaches & team volunteers & umpires

    •    Managers, coaches and adult volunteersMAY BE REQUIRED TO wear face coverings at practices or games--local and state guidelines in place in MARCH 2021 will be followed.
    •     Use disposable gloves when cleaning equipment.
    •    Maintain social distance when interacting with players, coaches, umpires and parents.
    •    One coach/team volunteer will be with any players outside the dugout

     

Spectators

    •   Use of face coverings when can’t social distance at least 10 ft from others NOT in same household will be determined based on local and state guidelines in place MARCH 2021.
    •   NO Spectators between 1st and 3rd bases around the backstop--exception--one pitch count & one scorekeeper  per        team in umpired games.  One scoreboard operator for game.
    •  Spectators must sit outside fences on baselines past the field gates and in outfields.
    •  Limit  on spectators to parents/guardians and siblings.
    •  Distance between groups of non-household members is 10 ft.
    •  Gatherings are limited to 50 persons PER field.
    •  Do NOT visit your player on the bleachers--it is still the dugout and visitors are not allowed.  IF your child is hurt or ill the coach will advise you and may summon you to the area. 

 

NO SHARING OF EQUIPMENT-BATS, HELMETS, GLOVES, CATCHER’S GEAR

  • No personal or team equipment bags allowed in dugouts for games/practices.
  • Bats and helmets and gloves will be lined up outside dugout
  • Coach will wipe down equipment as needed.
  • League will loan individual equipment to players unable to supply their own.
  • There is an equipment bank for shoes and fielder gloves, players may keep this equipment.

 

GAMES AND PRACTICES

  • Games & Practices will be scheduled to provide time for teams to clear fields before next team arrives.
  • Players and spectators should plan to arrive no sooner than 30 minutes before game/practice time.
  • Managers, coaches and team volunteers will be responsible for preparing and repairing field and emptying garbage cans in dugouts between practices and games.  Players may NOT help with these activities.
  • Plate meetings will be social distanced and involve only managers and umpire if an umpired game.
  • Baseballs will be rotated during games and practices.
  • Foul balls must be retrieved by players or coaches not by spectators.
  • Umpires may work behind pitcher or behind plate.
  • NO handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, celebrations, team meetings on field.

SAFETY

  • Sanitation supplies will be provided to team managers and will also be available in dugouts.
  •  Any injury or illness of player, coach or adult volunteer should be reported to team manager who will report to league Safety Officer and League President.








Local Sponsors