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Whitefish Bay Little League 2021 COVID-19 Policies 

 

  1. Spectator Code of Conduct:
    1. Whitefish Bay Little League (WFBLL) expects all spectators at Craig Counsell Park (CCP) to follow good social distancing habits and policies listed below to help make the CCP experience as safe and enjoyable for all in attendance.  Failure to comply with WFBLL guidelines and policies is grounds for removal from CCP.
  2. Two (2) Spectators per Player will be permitted at CCP until further notice
  3. Wearing masks is strongly recommended when spectators or participants are unable to maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet.  The use of masks is strongly recommended when waiting in line at the Good Hands Snack Shack - McCabe Agency. The use of masks is not mandatory and is within the discretion of parents, coaches, and players while at CCP.  Other PPE is strongly recommended when spectators or participants are unable to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet. 
  4. Players, Umpires, Coaches, Workers, Board Member on Duty (BMOD), and Parents/Fans may not attend games if experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    1. fever
    2. constant cough
    3. aches and pains
    4. sore throat
    5. diarrhea
    6. shortness of breath
    7. chills or sweats
    8. other flu like symptoms
  5. Hand Sanitizer will be located at various locations throughout CCP
    1. WFBLL recommends that all parents provide their child with his/her own personal hand sanitizer to utilize during practices and games
  6. Disinfectant will be available throughout CCP as well as in spray bottles in the dugouts for coaches to utilize when needed
  7. Bathrooms should only have 1 person at a time and remain 6 feet apart in line
  8. First Aid Kits will be available in every dug out as well as at the Shack
  9. Playground will be open for use in 2021 season
  10. Water fountains will be turned off until further notice
  11. The Good Hands Snack Shack - McCabe Agency will be open in the 2021 season.
  12. Batting cages will be available to use throughout the season including pre-game
  13. Spitting is not recommended at CCP
  14. Food purchased from concession stands will be permitted in 2021
    1. Players may bring a water bottle or sports drink as long as clearly labelled with name of player and should remain in personal baseball bag when not in use
    2. Food and drinks should not be shared among players
  15. No “putting hands in” before, during, or after games
  16. No lining up of teams to shake hands after the game
  17. Recommended Flow of Traffic at CCP:
    1. Pee Wees enter and exit field before and after game by the roundabout
    2. Minors enter and exit field before and after game by the water tower
    3. Majors/Intermediates enter and exit field before and after game via center field
  18. Home plate umpires in Minors, Majors, and Intermediates will call balls/strikes from near pitcher’s mound
    1. No umpire gear is required but umpire calling balls/strikes by pitcher’s mound may choose to wear own mask if preferred
    2. Each umpire will have his/her own clicker throughout the year
    3. Field umpire is in charge operating scoreboard and remote should be disinfected before use in next game
    4. Umpires should not enter dugouts and should keep personal water/sports drink safe distance away from players on the field and along the fence
    5. Umpires should not obtain signatures from coaches on scoresheets after the game.  Coaches can review from a safe distance and acknowledge accurate pitch counts/scores and then umpires will provide scoresheets to BMOD
  19. Each player is required to have his/her own glove
    1. It is encouraged that each player have his/her own helmet, however helmets will be provided by WFBLL if you do not have your own
    2. Bats may be shared in 2021 season if you do not have a personal bat
    3. Pee Wees are NOT required to have facemasks on helmets this year
  20. Catchers
    1. No catchers in Pee Wees this year
    2. If catcher does not have his/her own mask, then mask and helmet must be disinfected before the next player may use
    3. If there is an injury, mask and helmet must be disinfected and allowed to dry for 3 minutes before next player may use if this player does not have his/her own catcher’s mask
    4. Catcher’s equipment should be disinfected after completion of game before placing in equipment bag
  21. Baseballs
    1. Minor/Majors/Intermediates - game balls will be provided by WFBLL
    2. Pee Wees - game balls will be provided by WFBLL
  22. Dugouts
    1. If more than 4 people in a dugout at a time, masks MUST BE WORN by all present in the dugout
    2. Players/coaches may utilize fence line like 2020 season if choose not to wear mask in dugout
  23. Picnic tables spread out along CCP may be utilized in 2021 season
  24. If a player or coach tests + for COVID-19, please notify WFBLL immediately. 
    1. WFBLL will keep the name of the affected person confidential but the team as well as the most recent team played will be notified about a + case.
    2. The player/coach will not be allowed to return to his/her team until cleared by the NSHD and/or medical provider
    3. Will follow NSHD policy on further action to be taken.
  25. The above rules and policies can be revised at any point during the season at the discretion of the Whitefish Little League Board
  26. The above rules and policies will be enforced by the BMOD to the best of his/her discretion.
  27. If spectators see above policies not being followed, please notify BMOD at CCP