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COVID-19 Softball & Baseball Rules
(Posted 8-24-2020)

 

Welcome back to Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation! As we return to play, our goal is to continue to provide the most memorable experiences in youth baseball. In order to do so, we encourage parents, athletes, coaches, and all of our guests to join us in returning to play responsibly by learning our new ground rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
THE COMMON FIVE
 
Hand Washing - We recommend you wash your hands often, and when soap and water is not available, we will have hand sanitizer placed throughout the facility for your frequent use.
Social Distancing - Please maintain at least 6 feet between you and others, following all posted signage throughout the facility.
Face Coverings - We recommend all players to wear masks or face coverings while inside the field of play especially where six feet distance isn’t possible. Also masks are mandatory for guests where social distancing isn’t permitted.
Cleaning & Disinfecting – Please be patient as our team performs more frequent cleaning. Help do your part by keeping your area clean and disposing of trash.
Health Monitoring – Daily self-evaluated wellness screenings need to be completed by all guests prior to entering the facility. Guests experiencing COVID-19 symptoms while traveling should contact a local health care facility immediately.
 
MINIMIZING FREQUENTLY TOUCHED AREAS
 
• Please bring your own seating as the bleachers and picnic tables will be sectioned off in an effort to promote social distancing.
• Restrooms will be limited to a maximum of 3 people at a time.

PRE-GAME
 
• Game start times will be staggered, and we recommend teams not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to game time.
• Please do not share equipment. If equipment (such as catcher’s gear) is shared, a coach must properly disinfect equipment prior to the next participant’s use.
• Home plate meetings will be limited to the umpire and one (1) coach from each team; all must practice social distancing.
 
DURING THE GAME
 
• Dugouts will be expanded, and we ask for your cooperation in practicing social distancing. Dugout distancing will be dictated by the Coaches of each team. Use of the fence line directly outside of the Dugout entrance is recommended.
• Hand sanitizer will be available in the dugouts and is intended to be used upon entering and exiting the dugout, including between innings.
• No spitting, sunflower seeds, peanuts in the shell or gum.
• Foul balls and home run balls will not be returned to the gameplay.
• High-fiving and handshaking is not recommended.
• Participants (including umpires) inside the field of play are not required to wear a face covering but may be worn as desired.
 
POST-GAME
 
• In lieu of handshaking lines, each team will line up on their respective foul line, tip their caps to the opposing team and then to their fans.
 
MOVING FORWARD
 
• Throughout the season as medical and governmental guidance changes, our Return to Play policies will continue to evolve. All updates will be communicated to participants in advance of their event.