Marion County Public Health Order 20-2020 Compliance Plan Skiles Test Baseball and Softball
- Games will have shorter durations due to closure of dugouts and elimination of shade. We are implementing a timed hard stop and reverting back to the previous inning. This gives teams time to clear the field and leave prior to the next teams arriving.
- Game schedules will be reduced to 10 games per team due to shortened season window.
- Games do not drive seeding, but rather are all exhibition games. There will be a single elimination tourney at the end of every season, with random draws for seeding.
- Field scheduling will be dispersed across the available playing days to increase social distancing opportunities. Game slots will be spaced out to allow teams and spectators to clear the area before players and spectators arrive for the next game. Players will be instructed to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to game time.
Social Distancing – Players:
- Spaces will be clearly marked for players to provide social distancing – coaches will be given field maps for details When space outside the fence line restricts player seating, players will sit inside the fence line in the outfield. A net can be erected to protect the players from line drive fall balls if needed. A coach or parent will be utilized to help offer protection.
- Players will not share equipment other than league provided catcher gear. Catcher gear will be appropriately cleaned between player use by coaches.
- Dugouts are closed to players
Social Distancing - Spectators:
- Seating Maps
- Spaces will be clearly marked for spectators to sit to provide social distancing. Spectators may only sit in designated areas – again, coaches will be given field maps for details as needed. Spectators must bring their own lawn chairs.
- Spectators will be limited to two family members per player. Spectator areas will be spaced a minimum of 15 feet from players.
- Spectators are encouraged to wear masks.
- No pets allowed at practices or games.
- The concession stand will be closed until deemed safe to operate.
- The playground will be closed during games.
- All bleachers will be removed from use.
- Playing on the concrete area by the concession stand will not be allowed during games on Patrick Field
- The East batting cage will be closed during games on Westhoff Field.
- The bathrooms will be open during games.
Social distancing is encouraged in the event of a line, and the sidewalk provides ample opportunity to accommodate a well-spaced line.
Player Family Responsibility:
- Player parents/guardians are responsible for the health of their player.
- Player parents/guardians must check their player(s) for fever or other illness symptoms before sending to team activities – games and practices.
- Player parents/guardians must keep their player(s) home if any are demonstrating fever or illness symptoms.
- Player parents/guardians must assure spectators of your player adhere to social distance guidelines and utilize designated spectator areas only.
- Reiteration of Waiver – as a reminder and for your convenience as it pertains to “Player Family Responsibility” mentioned immediately prior, here is a copy of the language that was agreed to when enrolling your child: “…I(we) further agree and warrant that Ballplayer(s) is(are) both medically and physically able to fully participate in the League. For and on behalf of ourselves and Ballplayer(s), I(we) knowingly and freely assume all risks, injuries, loss, hazards, and dangers, known or unknown, directly or indirectly relating to Ballplayer(s)’ participation (with "participation" defined throughout to include without limitation participation in or attendance at any activity related to the League, whether directly involving Ballplayer(s) or not), including but not limited to any and all risks, loss, injuries, hazards, and dangers arising from the acts or omissions (including negligence) of Skiles Test Baseball League, Inc. and/or its directors, officers, agents, employees, coaches, umpires, volunteers, sponsors, other participants or family members or friends of other participants (collectively, the “Releasees”). 2. In addition, I(we) covenant not to sue and hereby WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE, and HOLD HARMLESS the Releasees from any and all claims, liabilities, demands, damages, and causes of action, present or future, whether foreseen or unforeseen, for any personal injury, property damage, or other injury, damage, harm, accident, or loss which may arise from Ballplayer(s)’ participation in, or which is related in any way to, Skiles Test Baseball League”
See you at the ballpark this weekend!
Skiles Test Baseball & Softball Board
Original COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
As we begin practice and plan for our first games on July 11th, we wanted to clearly communicate our Covid protocols & policies for the upcoming season. We are doing our best to make the season as safe and fun as possible for all participants. We are relying heavily on parents and your ownership of your player(s) health. Please do not bring anyone to practice or games that has a fever, is experiencing signs of Covid, or is feeling unwell. Our league wide protocols & policies are as follows:
League commissioners will be consistently working with coaches to reinforce the above guidelines throughout the season. Coaches will be consistently reminding our players of our safety guidelines and reinforcing them during practices and games. Each of us has to communicate, follow, and enforce these guidelines together to keep our players, coaches, volunteers, and families safe during our season.
Thank you in advance for your help following the protocols and policies outlined above throughout the season.