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FT LAUDERDALE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

COVID GUIDELINES

Our staff and volunteers are not medical professionals. We ask you to please monitor your children for illness. Any player who exhibits symptoms of illness will be asked to leave the field.

We ask you to check with the city of Fort Lauderdale for changes in the guidelines.

Parents, please help us by teaching your children to keep equipment, food, water bottles with their backpacks or together with all of the players equipment. This is not just important for the COVID epidemic, but a central tenant in sports.

LITTLE LEAGUE GUIDELINES / RECOMMENDATIONS



  • NO GUM, SUNFLOWER SEEDS  Basically, no foods a player would be inclined to spit out.
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE OWN EQUIPMENT (Glove / Helmet / Bat) INCLUDING CATCHERS GEAR (Fort catchers only). NO SHARING EQUIPMENT.

  • (Catchers gear will be made available to teams for Coach Pitch-Minor Leagues) - COACHES: FLLL has catchers gear that players can borrow for the FALL season. No more then three sets of catchers gear will be provided to a team. You must designate catchers for your teams.
  • Tee-Ball does not utilize the catcher position.
  • We recommend that coach pitch blue teams to not utilize the catcher position.
  • Any child that does not have equipment (Glove/Bat) CANNOT play during games. Your child/player MUST have own GLOVE/BAT during games at minimum to participate. We cannot excuse a player from the batting order or field time during games due to forgotten equipment.

  • IF SCRIMMAGING / GAMES, we recommend a 1/2 in 1/2 out in the dugouts. Meaning, keep enough players in dugout to feed home plate for batters and leave a group waiting outside the fence. Rotate in and out as needed to keep the flow - but not to swamp the duguout.

    ---- Consider asking parents if someone could bring portable pavilions to the games so the kids can have a shady spot outside the dugout

  • If practicing, we recommend to have players keep equipment outside of the dugout spaced apart, again to prevent players from bunching up in the dugouts.

    ---- Easy way to figure out spacing is to have each player hang his/her equipment on each pole along the fence.

  • KEEP DUGOUTS / FIELDS TIDY. Gloves, hats, water bottles NEED to remain with players backpacks / gear. Their should not be random gear laying around dugouts. IE, batter on deck, but glove and hat are sitting on bench - glove and hat need to be in players backpack.

  • ANY PLAYER experiencing or displaying symptoms of illness must vacate the field of play immediately.


CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE GUIDELINES



In an effort to allow individuals, our partnership groups and their participants to enjoy their me on the athletic fields during these challenging mes, we ask that that you follow the basic requirements listed below.

  • Face coverings should be worn by coaches and participants as feasible when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high-touch materials to the extent possible, or limit use of supplies and equipment to one group of participants at a me and clean and disinfect a&er each use.
  • Please make sure participants bring their own water bottles; water fountains remain closed.
  • Prioritize practice and drills where physical distancing can be maintained as much as possible.  
  • Pursue options that convene participating in sports activities in ways that minimize the transmission of COVID-19.  This could be achieved by practicing in smaller groups where you are able to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
  • Anyone experiencing illnesses should remain home.