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ORGANIZED YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM, PRACTICE AND DRILL ONLY

SOCIAL DISTANCING & SANITATION PROTOCOLS PLAN

 

Organized Sports Program Name: Continental Little League

All measures of the CONTRA COSTA COUNTY's Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocols Plan must be in place. This checklist represents additional requirements for an organized sports program to conduct only limited practices and drills in CONTRA COSTA COUNTY in order to provide recreational opportunities for the youth of CONTRA COSTA COUNTY within social distancing guidelines.

Organized Sports Programs in CONTRA COSTA COUNTY also provide important opportunities for child -care relief for parents who are essential workers or workers who are currently allowed to go back to work. Organized Sports Programs also provide an additional safety net for youth as required mandatory reporters as school nears completion and kids enter the summer months. 

Organized Sports Programs Must Post a copy of this Organized Sports Program Social Distancing & Sanitation Protocols Plan for CONTRA COSTA COUNTY at each entrance to the Organized Sports Program Facility.  

Mandatory Criteria for an Organized Sports Program to use this Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol Plan for Practices and Drills: 

Only Organized Sports Programs which meet the following criteria qualify for use of this Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol Plan for Practices and Drills:

Coaches Qualified to Instruct: Instructors are either officially certified in their sport to Coach, are recognized experts in the sport, have degrees related to sports and eligible to coach in an organized sports program, or are volunteers of the Sports Program with extensive experience playing or coaching in the sport to coach and are personally known to the facility Director to have the expertise to coach the sport.

Safe Sports Certifications: All Coaches and volunteers are Safe Sport Certified https://uscenterforsafesport.org/

Safe Sport requires mandatory reporting protocol for organized Sports programs. Safe Sport is federally authorized under the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of. Safe Sport requires organizations to obtain certifications to safeguard athletes from bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. Safe Sport is the exclusive authority to respond to reports of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their recognized National Governing Bodies (NGBs). The mission and vision of Safe Sport: 

Our vision is that every athlete will be safe, supported, and strengthened through sport. Athletes are protected from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Athletes enjoy welcome, respectful environments and diversity is actively embraced. Athletes use the skills they’ve learned in sport to contribute to the well-being of their communities. Every athlete thrives, on and off the field of play.

National or Regional Sports Affiliation: Organized Sports Program must be Affiliated or Registered with a Regional or National Governing Sports Organization: 

Stable Youth Sports Group Rosters: Organized Sports Programs must have complete control and the ability to set and maintain stable youth sports groups of 12 or less. Rosters of more than 12 will be divided up to maintain the stable groups of 12 or less through this restart period. Stable youth sports youth groups must have been set prior to Stay at Home Order March 16.  

Facility Space Available: Facility allows for separation and maintenance of social distancing of six feet or greater for stable youth sports groups of 12 or less

Mandatory: Measures to Protect Organized Sports Program Practice and Drill Staff and Youth Sports Program Stable Group Participants: 

☐ A copy of this plan will be provided to all staff, parents and guardians, and organized sports program youth participants. 

☐ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been provided at a level appropriate to Volunteer responsibilities (describe below)

☐ All coaches will be required to wear masks.  All players will be required to wear masks as they enter and exit the facility.  All on site staff will be required to wear masks and all cleaning and sanitation staff will be required to clean and sanitize facilities in masks and gloves

☐All parents and guardians, and organized sports program youth participants will be required to sign a commitment to abide by the plan requirements and facility social distancing requirements prior to being allowed to participate or entering the facility. 

☐The Facility will provide waivers as part of the commitment to the plan for all parents/guardians  to sign that acknowledge that they understand the of Symptoms of COVID-19.

☐ Sports Organizations will acknowledge and support decisions to not participate among youth, parents, and adult leaders who are uncomfortable participating for any reason.

☐Staff members are instructed to welcome and greet everyone from a distance of six feet.  

☐There will be no physical touching permitted with any youth sports program participant or fellow staff member and all must maintain six-feet distancing. All players will bring their own equipment to comply with the no shared equipment policy of the State Order. 

☐Staff must be trained in protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health experts. All volunteers must be provided the requirements of How to Protect Yourself and Others https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention-H.pdf

☐Staff will all be tested prior to returning to the field

☐All players, families and coaches will be required to watch and confirm watching the posted handwashing videos here. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html

☐All volunteers must follow County of Contra Costa and their city's requirements for face coverings and other personal protective equipment (PPE). 

☐Staff will be trained to recognize the Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and know how to act responsibly if they detect or exhibit symptoms according to the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf.

☐The temperature of staff must be checked prior to entering the facility. Staff with temperatures 100.4 degrees or greater will not be allowed to enter. 

☐One Volunteer shall be present during facility hours open for practice and drills and assigned to monitor compliance with this Protocol. 

☐Employers should develop policies for worker protection and provide training to all cleaning staff on site prior to providing cleaning tasks. Training should include when to use PPE, what PPE is necessary, how to properly don (put on), use, and doff (take off) PPE, and how to properly dispose of PPE. Employers must ensure workers are trained on the hazards of the cleaning chemicals used in the workplace in accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200external icon).

☐When leaving the facility for breaks, lunch, or other reasons every person at the facility is required to wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer before re-entering the facility. 

☐ Each Facility shall establish facility specific plans to provide adequate hand hygiene and sanitation. 

☐Limit the number of people in the facility at any one time to no more that 24 players per 200 foot baseball diamond 

☐All visitors must wear facial coverings when entering or leaving the facility.  

☐Staff must check the temperature of each Organized youth sports program stable group participant prior to entry to the facility. Participants with temperatures 100 degrees or greater will not be allowed to enter.

☐ Staff will keep a daily record by stable sports group roster of participants allowed to enter facility for practice and drill sessions 

☐ Stable sports group rosters will be made available to the County of Contra Costa upon request.

☐Parents/Guardians of Youth Participants with a fever or symptoms will be immediately notified by phone and the participant will not be allowed to enter the facility. Parents will be asked to contact local health officials regarding the symptoms. 

☐Information Posting. A copy of this Protocol shall be posted at each facility entrance Signage at each entrance  shall inform the facility members not to enter the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum of six-foot distance from one another (other than family/household members). Signage at each entrance will outline the requirements regarding PPE and masks.  .

☐Facility Sanitation: The facility will follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.). Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.  

☐The Facility Sanitization Procedures will be consistent with CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CDC, and State Orders and Guidelines before and after use and as described in this plan. Including high touch areas such as  door handles. Products that will be used are Sanitation Products on the EPA List N approved for Corona Virus, Diluted Household Bleach (5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water / 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water) or other proprietary sanitation methods a described below : 

☐Volunteer PPE shall be provided for cleaning the facility and trained to use in accordance with EPA and OSHA guidance. 

☐ All training will take place during the day in direct sunlight.  In the initial phases of return to play, there will be no training during the evening under lights.  Mustang will ensure that all trainings take place outdoors in direct sunlight

Measures to Protect Staff and Organized Youth Sports Program Participants Health Outside of the Facility: 

Mandatory

Drop off and Pick Up

☐ Parents should drop off kids and pick them up. No waiting will be allowed. 

☐Mustang will provide an open circuit internet channel that will be available to adult members to be able to view and monitor that the organization is following this SDSPP for all members

☐Parents / guardians will pick up youth participants outside of the facility. If the youth need supervision while waiting for pickup, adults should be at least six feet apart

☐The facility will develop a facility specific plan for drop off and pick up that adheres to social distancing guidelines including not allowing carpooling for unrelated participants from different households, designation of lanes or direction for enter and exit for drop off and pick up. 

☐Parking during practice or drills will not be allowed at the facility. 

☐The facility director will create clear pathways into and out of the facility so the stable youth sports groups are not coming into contact with other stable youth sports groups upon entering or exiting the facility.

☐All organized youth sports program activities are to focus only on individual fitness and skills trainings for the stable youth sports groups in a socially distant environment. The initial plan calls for 10 yard x 10 yard boxes to be created on the field with outlines in which players will be required to stay for the training period. 

☐Instruct participants and staff that all sports recognition protocols involving physical contact such as e.g. hugs, high-fives, etc are not allowed.  Facility shall encourage the use of non-contact recognition during practice and drills that meet social distancing guidelines of six feet or greater. 

☐If an Organized Youth Sports Program Participant is sick or are feeling sick, they will not come to the facility. 

☐Require all Organized Youth Sports Program Participants to wash or sanitize their hands before entering the facility.

 ☐Hand sanitizer shall be available for each stable youth sports group throughout the facility.

☐Credit card or charge account payments only, no cash payments will be accepted at the Facility.

☐Payment for organized youth sports programs will not need to sign credit card receipts

☐ Organized youth sports program participants will handle and care for their own equipment. Staff will not be allowed to handle.

☐All facilities and equipment will be washed and pre-sanitized before and after each use. 

☐ All Organized Sports program participant and staff personal items such as bags, cell phones, personal reusable use water flasks/bottles and back packs will not be allowed into or on the facility. Only unopened single use bottled water is allowed into the facility. Each participant will have a designated location for water to meet social distancing guidelines at the designated practice or drill area.

☐ All unnecessary equipment and items will not be available to participants or removed from the facility such as chairs, tables, etc.

☐ The facility will be closed to other sports organizations for clinics or organized games.

☐Practice or drill times will be monitored to regulate the number of organized sports youth participants within a stable sports group at the facility at one time and to ensure social distancing. 

☐ Organized sports youth participants within a stable sports group may not arrive at the facility until the previous group has completely left.

☐ To assist with physical distancing, lines will be marked with six-foot markers for arriving Organized sports youth participants within a stable sports group to maintain safe social distances. 

☐ All food service access, vending machines, or snack areas will be closed. No food will be allowed in or onto the facility. 

☐Self-serve water dispensers will be temporarily closed.

☐ No seating will be available in the facility and all gathering areas will be closed. 

☐ All areas for practices and drills for stable sports youth groups will be separated by at least six feet including pathways in and out of the facility and into and out of the facility. At no time will the stable youth groups or the staff assigned to that stable youth group be allowed to intermingle or move from the groups designated area or between groups.

Mandatory Measures to Protect Organized Youth Sports Program Participants around Facility Areas: 

☐ Limit the number of Organized Youth Sports Program Participants in the facility at any one time to allows for Organized Youth Sports Program Participants and volunteers to easily maintain at least six-feet distance from one another at all times.

1.All entrance and exit gates will remain open

☐To assist with physical distancing, lines must be installed with six-foot markers for staff and Organized Youth Sports Program Participants to maintain safe social distances to enter or exit the facility, the designated use area for the stable sports youth group or to enter the restrooms.  The lines must identify areas where stable sports youth group may not mingle.

 ☐All staff must be instructed to maintain at least a six-feet distance from Organized Youth Sports Program Participants and from other volunteers. 

Mandatory Measures to Protect Stable Sports youth group Health in Practice Areas: 

☐ Sports equipment must be designated and marked for each stabilized youth sports group. This equipment must not be allowed to be used by any other stabilized youth sports group.  Every player in a stable group will bring their own equipment.  If a player does not have their own equipment, the league will provide additional equipment

☐Sanitize all sports equipment necessary for practice and drills for each stabilized youth sports group after they are collected and before they are returned to circulation. The minimum equipment necessary must be used for practices and drills. 

☐Each Facility/Organization shall Identify how the organization will provide for disinfection of practice and drill spaces and regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces. 

☐ Each facility will require hand washing or use hand sanitizer before allowing participation, directly after participation, and breaks will include hand washing or use hand sanitizer during the practice/drill.  Bre4aks will be organized so that designated stable groups will not intermingle and social distancing of six feet or greater can be achieved. 

Mandatory Measures to Protect Organized Sports Facility Health at the the Facility 

☐Maximum of 14 participants in a stable sports youth group. Participants cannot be added to this roster. 

☐Designated and separated practice areas and equipment for each stable sports youth group will be pre-positioned to maintain safe social distancing.

 ☐Participants are prohibited from touching standards. 

☐All equipment will be placed so that it can be retrieved without touching anything but the equipment. Shared equipment will be disinfected with a hospital grade disinfectant. (specs of disinfectant used will be publicly posted) 

☐Remove any water dispensers that require contact. All participating individuals must bring their own water bottles

☐Trash cans should be touchless. Remove lids if present. 

☐Facility staff will monitor participant compliance of this safety plan while they are on the property. Any staff or participant will be removed from the facility if requirements are not followed.

Measures to Protect Participants and Staff after Completion of Practice and Drills 

☐Participants will be required to dispose of their own trash into garbage cans. 

☐Participants will be required to wash or sanitize their hands immediately after drills or practice are completed. 

☐ Only participants and staff will be allowed to attend the practices and drills. Stable sports youth groups and the designated coaches will not be allowed to mingle or leave the designated area for that group.  

☐ Physical distancing will be enforced by staff. 

Mandatory Measures To Keep People At Least Six Feet Apart (Check all that apply to the facility): 

☐Placing signs throughout the field areas 

☐(Placing tape or markings at least six feet apart in any area where staff and participants may form a line. 

☐ Identify directional trails/paths and signs throughout the facility that require the staff and participants to travel on paths in and out of the facility, to restrooms, from each stable youth group designated practice/drill area. Paths must be one direction.

☐Snack Shack, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected frequently, on the following schedule:

Every 90 minutes

☐Any additional measures not included here should be listed on separate pages, which the facility should attach to this document.

Organized Sport Facility Contact Information: 

You may contact the following person with any questions or comments about this protocol: 

Name:

  • Jake Spurlock, Continental Little League President
  • Fred Wilson, Continental Little League, Safety Director

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