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Jun, 2020

Governors Guidelines for Baseball and Softball

Governor Guidelines for Baseball and Softball


- Use of dugouts and benches are permitted during games only. – For baseball and softball, the bleachers located between the dugout and home plate should also be used to spread out players. Players should have designated spots to place their personal items. Coaches must designate an adult who is responsible for ensuring players are seated on the benches unless they are actively participating in the game.

- Players should use their own equipment including gloves, helmets, and bats as much as possible. – When protective equipment is needed to be shared, it should be disinfected between players use. – Coaches are encouraged to rotate equipment when possible.

- Coaches must disinfect shared equipment before and after each game/match.

- Fan attendance is limited to household members of the players on the team.

- For outdoor sports, no use of bleachers for fans. Fans must bring their own chairs or stand. Fans should keep six (6) feet of social distancing between different household units.

- No fan seating or standing is allowed within in six (6) feet of the teams’ benches or for baseball and softball within the area from behind home plate to six (6) feet past the far end of each dugout

- Teams to play next must be provided designated areas for player warm-ups that provide for necessary physical/social distancing

- Post-game handshakes or interaction between teams are prohibited.

- When games end, the leaving team must sanitize the dugout or bench area.

- No post-game talks at the field or court are permitted.

-  Fans and players must leave the playing area and return to their cars immediately after the game.

- The team to play next must remain in their designated warm up area until the prior team has finished disinfecting and is completely out of the dugout or off of the court/field. 

- Fans for upcoming games must remain in their cars during player warm ups. They will be permitted to come to the field/court once the team they are there to watch enters the playing area.

- Restrooms must be cleaned and disinfected regularly (at least every 2 hours) while players and fans are present. Markings should be placed on the ground to ensure individuals waiting to use the restroom are spaced six (6) feet apart.

- Players must bring their own water/beverage to consume during and after practices and games. No shared drinking fountains or coolers.

- Players must bring their own snacks to consume during and after practice/games. No shared/communal snacks.

- Concession Stand allowed to open following specific guidelines




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