COVID-19 Safety and Health Practice Plan

COACH SPECIFC COVID19 PRACTICES

  1. SELF ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION OF SYMPTOMS BEFORE YOU COME TO THE PARK
    • If you have any of the CDC identified symptoms—STAY HOME.
  2. PHYSICAL DISTANCING:
    • You can talk to anyone without a face covering as long as you are six feet away from the group or individual.
  3. MONTORING/RESPONSIBILITY OF TEAM:
    • Tournament officials and others will be monitoring conditions and compliance with safety and health plan. There could be times that you may be given a reminder if you stray away from the safety requirements. 
    • If anyone becomes belligerent and does not wish to comply with the practices, then they will be asked to leave the facility.  If refusal to leave the facility is an option that the individual takes, then law enforcement can be contacted to come and escort off the facility.
    • Any further disciplinary action will be determined by the tournament director and officials from Kino Baseball.
    • Assign either an assistant coach or a parent to monitor the implementation of the plan that will involve interacting with players, coaches that are not following the best safety and health practice plan, i.e. physical distancing, no spitting, not wearing face covering when required in the dugout, etc.
    • Remind players to wash hands often and to wipe down equipment after use.
    • No spitting, seeds, gum, etc.  This is a behavior change and it is not going to happen overnight, if at all, but due diligence of reminder is important and gradually the behavior will improve.
    • Remind players not to put fingers to their mouth.   Pitchers are permitted to have a damp cloth towel in their back pocket so they can use if they need to grip the ball or wash their hands down.
    • Individual equipment is not be shared among players or coaches.
    • Notify Kino Baseball League immediately if any member of your team tests positive for COVID19.
  4. WHEN TO WEAR FACE COVERING:
    • When physical distancing requirement cannot be met.   Pima County ordinance effective 6/19/2020
    • Required while in the dugout with players and other coaches
    • Required when on the coaching lines.
    • Required anytime you come out the dugout to discuss a play with the umpire.
    • Required when you go to the mound to visit the pitcher or any defensive conference.
    • Required when conducting an offensive conference with a hitter or base runner.
    • Required when you attend to an injured player.
  5. DUGOUTS:
    • Maximum three (3) coaches permitted in the dugout at any point during the game and they are required to be wearing facing covering with the players.  Any additional coaches or team personnel (scorekeeper, etc.) must be outside of the dugout and maintain physical distancing.
    • Only roster uniform players wearing a face covering are permitted in the dugout.
  6. PRE-GAME PLATE MEETING:
    • Only a manager or a coach from each team permitted pre-game meeting with the umpires.  Players are not permitted.
    • Coaches are to stand outside the batter box to maintain physical distancing.
    • Field ground and safety rules will be reviewed.
  • IN-BETWEEN INNINGS:
    • Meetings with players and coaches prior to or at the end of an inning (done outside the dugout) are permitted providing the coaches and players are properly physically distanced apart (6 feet).  If not, then all participants must wear face covering.
    • Remind players to wash hands
  • POST GAME:
    • No hand- shakes, fist pumps or any physical contact with players and coaches.
    • No team meetings permitted on the field after the game.  Pick up equipment, dispose of trash and leave the park.
    • Meeting with players is permitted only if physical distancing can be accomplished.  If not, then players and coaches must wear face covering.