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May, 2020

Goffstown Junior Baseball 2020 Covid-19 Guidelines

Goffstown Junior Baseball 2020 Covid-19 Guidelines 

Based on Governor Sununu’s Economic Re-Opening Task Force, we are issuing the following guidance relative to the Phase 1 opening of Amateur and Youth Sports.

These Guidelines go into effect June 1, 2020 for the 2020 Goffstown Junior Baseball (GJB) season.

Phase 1 – Allows for all teams to participate in practicing of baseball outdoors at the GJB fields. All players, coaches, board members and parents will need to follow the following guidelines:

  • No staff and/or parents may transport multiple kids from the team unless the all wear face coverings.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay in their cars or social distance during practice. GJB will assign a designated area where parents may stand while practicing social distancing to watch practices.
  • All staff, volunteers, and athletes should bring to Goffstown Junior Baseball facilities a reusable/washable cloth face covering to wear over their nose and mouth when around others and not actively engaged in athletics and when social distancing is not possible.
  • All coaches and players will bring their own equipment and water bottles. Players are not allowed to share equipment or water bottles.
  • All coaches and players will be required to have hand sanitizer as part of their equipment bag.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be made available in all dug outs for all coaches and players,
  • All coaches and players are required to use hand sanitizer stations at the beginning and end of each practice and between each drill.
  • Players equipment will be stored outside the fenced area along either the 1st base or 3rd base line. All bags will be 6 feet apart and hung on the fence if possible. There will be no storage of equipment bags in the dugouts or on the playing field.
  • Players must not congregate in either of the dugout areas. When on the field, all players should practice good social distancing and remain at least 6 feet apart.
  • Managers will go over this guidance with their players prior to the commencement of practice.
  • Manager will assign a dedicated parent or coach to monitor social distancing and compliance with protective actions, as well as prompt other staff and athletes about social distancing, hand hygiene, and the use of cloth face coverings. This individual will help to ensure players are using hand sanitizer prior to practice, in-between drills and after practice. They will also help guide players on where to place their equipment prior to practices and be sure that good social distancing practices are maintained. This individual will conduct the team screening questionnaire and report any issues to the GJB Safety Officer (Jason Smedick, [email protected]).
  • All coaches and players will be screened on arrival to each practice by the manager of the team the following question:
    • Have you and anyone you know felt any symptoms of Covid-19 is the past 24 hours?
    • Do you have a fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater?
    • Travel in the past 14 days outside of New Hampshire, on a cruise ship or internationally?
  • If anyone answers yes to any of the above questions, they must remove themselves from play for at least 10 days?
  • If any member of the team (Coaches, Players, or Parents) feel sick or present symptoms they must remove themselves from play for at least 10 days.
  • Practices will be limited to small groups of 10 or less, this will be classified as a “pod”. These pods will be selected by the manager of the teams and these pods are NOT to intermingle. Once a player and coach are assigned to a pod they will remain with that pod for the duration of that practice.
  • Practices will be configured as team-based activates and must be non-contact with focus on skills and drills that can be developed while maintaining physical distance.
  • There will be no gum or seed consumption on site.
  • All coaches are required to bring trash bags to the field and remove all trash after practice.

GJB is currently and continues to work with the State of New Hampshire to ensure we are working to follow the guidelines set by the state. Any questions or concerns are to be directed to the GJB Board: [email protected]

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Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045

Email: [email protected]

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