1st to 3rd Softball Events Inc. COVID-19 Precautions: 

 

  • Coaches will be emailed a certification form that all of their players, coaches and parents have self certified that they are non-symptomatic and that form must be turned in prior to warm up on both Saturday & Sunday.
  • Umpires will be emailed a certification form that they have self certified that they are non-symptomatic and that form must be turned in prior to their 1st game assignment Saturday & Sunday.
  • All individuals entering the complex will be temperature checked (touch free laser).
  • All 1st to 3rd staff and field staff will be encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing. (Site directors, umpires, concessions, gatekeeper, field prep, etc)
  • Masks will be required in clubhouse and bathrooms. 
  • All Umpires will be encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Teams will be responsible for cleaning the dugouts once all equipment is removed and prior to the next team coming in. Teams will also maintain the game balls and are welcome to clean them as often as they feel necessary.
  • Staff will be continuously sanitizing equipment, restrooms, countertops, door handles, etc. Balls will be sanitized in between innings and games (we suggest the players use all of their own equipment, no sharing gloves, bats, helmets, etc) 
  • All game scores and updates will be online. 
  • There will be a separate entrance and exit for the park to manage social distance. 
  • There will be no lineup card exchange. 
  • Do not share water bottles or coolers. 
  • There will be no seating in the bleachers. Fans will be asked to bring their own chairs. All spectators must sit along the outfield foul line or behind the outfield fence and maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • The Bleachers will become an extension of the dugout for players and coaches to maintain social distancing. Only three players will be allowed in the dugout. Remaining players will be in bleachers or directly behind the dugout maintaining 6’ social distancing.
  • No Sunflower seeds or spitting. 
  • Spectators must stay out of high traffic areas. (ex: behind the backstop) 
  • No team coolers will be allowed in the dugout. Each player should have their own water bottle/jug and labeled with their own name.
  • There will be designated warm up areas for teams with plenty of space to maintain social distancing. 
  • Masks are not mandated but are welcome to be worn.Fans will be strongly encouraged to wear masks. If you don’t have one you can purchase one at the field.
  • Game schedules will be modified to minimize team cross over throughout the day. Parents/Spectators will be allowed into the park just prior to the start of game and must immediately exit the park when games are finished. 
  • Each team would be permitted 1 representative to online stream video for spectators not attending games. The area behind backstop/home plate will remain clear for College Coaches, facility and event staff!
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed in all dugouts, bathrooms and throughout the park. 
  • We will increase the amount of portable potties throughout the park. 
  • There will be no player huddles permitted during games and visits to the circle must maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • There will be no handshakes at the pregame meeting or after the game. Players are not allowed at the Home Plate Pre-game meeting. Teams are encouraged to line up on the infield foul line maintaining social distancing and applaud each other. 
  • There will be hand sanitizing stations on site, however, we suggest bringing your own hand sanitizer as well. 

 

The safety of our players, parents, coaches and staff is our first priority. We will be working hard to constantly sanitize ourselves and disinfect areas throughout the park! We understand some of these changes might be challenging but if we all work together and take these precautions we can enjoy and play softball in the safest way possible.

 

Click here to view Social Distancing Ball Field Guidelines (PDF)

1st to 3rd Waiver (PDF)

CDC – How to Protect Yourself & Others