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

 

  • All teams participating in any 1st to 3rd Softball Event Inc must be registered and Insured with PGF.
  • Coaches will be emailed a Rainbow Sports Complex Waiver to be completed and turned in at the admissions gate prior to game play.
  • 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)
  • All event participants, spectators, and employees must adhere to the six-foot physical distancing guidelines while at the facility.
  • Any person coming within an unsafe distance of an umpire or event director to aggressively argue or discuss a call may be subject to automatic ejection (game plus next game) or removal from premises.
  • Follow all local and state guidelines for facilities and events.
  • Masks will be required in clubhouse and bathrooms. 
  • All Umpires will be encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing while they are on their break. 
  • Umpires will be required to wear masks during a batters at bat. 
  • Umpires will have their designated areas during their break to 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.
  • Batter will be required to wear mask, it can be removed after successfully on base. 
  • 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. 
  • Any person who is experiencing symptoms of sickness will be prohibited from attending the event/venue of play
  • Where possible, consider options for limiting line-up card exchanges, in order to reduce person-to-person contact. Try to get an electronic image of the line-up card from the opposing coach. Umpires will need a paper copy of the line-up card to perform their duty. It is strongly recommended that umpires sanitize their hands after each touch of line-up card or any document.
  • Do not share water bottles or coolers. (Players should limit sharing food/snacks with others). 
  • 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 while in the ballpark. 
  • Spectators must stay out of high traffic areas (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.
  • Upon arriving at the dugout for the first time, teams are to disinfect hard surface areas. 
  • Parents should supply their athletes with antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer for disinfecting shared playing equipment and cleaning hands between innings.
  • 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. 
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible. This means additional spacing between players while playing catch, changing drills so that players remain spaced out, no congregating of players while waiting to bat. 
  • 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, disinfecting wipes, etc. 

 

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)

Guidance for the use of Face Coverings (PDF)

Rainbow Sports Complex Team Wavier (PDF)

Diamond Sports Protocols (PDF)

One Page Protocols (PDF)

CDC – How to Protect Yourself & Others