Powhatan Little League
We offer fun, positive recreational baseball during the Spring, All Star and Fall seasons yearly. As a league, we have taken great pride in being able to offer a safe and nurturing environment where our children have been able to learn the value of teamwork, while also experiencing the challenges inherent in youth baseball.
Powhatan Little League
Plan for Resuming Play after COVID-19
After a game ends, players and families should vacate the field/facility as soon as is reasonably possible after the conclusion of their game, ideally within 15 minutes. Subsequent games will start 1hr after each game ends. Teams can’t show up until 30 minutes before their game. These actions will minimize unnecessary contact with players, coaches, and spectators from one game to the next.
Teams will exit and enter the field through the gates along their baseline. Home team enters/exits through gate on 1st base side. Visitors enter/exit through gate on 3rd base side. This will prevent a bottleneck of people at the gate behind the backstop and minimize contact between teams.
The gate behind the backstop is only for coaches, umpires, scorekeepers, and PLL board members. Players can use this gate during the game to go to the bathroom or retrieve foul balls.
Incoming coach will disinfect the dugout with league supplied cleaner. Surfaces they will clean include the bench, vertical poles in entryways, and the horizontal pole along the top of the fence leading from the dugout to the scoring table.
Players will spread out in the dugout and along the fence leading from the dugout to the scoring table. Players are to bring their own chairs & water. PLL board members will hang ribbon on the fence indicating where players should sit or place their chair to maintain 6’ physical distancing.
Only players and coaches are permitted in the dugout.
Batting cage use is limited to 1 coach and 1 batter, with 1 other batter standing outside. They’ll enter and exit through the netting on opposite sides of the cage.
Coach’s meeting with umpire will be 2 coaches, 2 umpires, standing 6’ apart.
Game balls will be switched out every 2 innings.
Umpires will limit their contact with the ball, and catchers will retrieve foul balls and passed balls where possible.
Balls used in infield/outfield warm-up will be isolated from a shared ball container.
Foul balls landing outside the field of play will be retrieved by participating players, coaches, and umpires. No spectators should retrieve the ball.
Sunflower seeds will not be allowed in dugouts or on the playing field.
All players and coaches are to refrain from spitting, including in dugout areas and on the playing field.
The postgame handshake line will be omitted in favor of lining up along the respective baselines and tipping caps to opponents.
PLL will buy 2 extra catcher helmets for Minors, Majors, & Intermediate. Coaches will disinfect them after/before each game. Most catchers in these divisions have their own gear. However each team will have one set of team gear, plus will be able to use the extra helmet. Coach will put the team gear on players to minimize the number of players touching the fasteners.
All spectators should follow best physical distancing practices — stay 6’ away from individuals outside their household. Chairs can be placed along the baselines and around the outfield.
General House Rules
2. No bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades allowed at Fighting Creek Park.
3. No grills or tailgating allowed on county property.
4. All batters must wear a helmet at all times, even in the batting cages.
5. No hitting or pitching balls against the fence. Batting cages, pitching warm-up stations and soft toss stations are available on site.
6. Pitchers must warm up in the designated bullpens and catchers must wear protective gear.
7. Only players and coaches are allowed in the dugouts, no parent, grandparent, siblings or other family or friends are allowed inside the fences during games.
8. Only authorized personnel allowed upstairs in press box or in official scorekeeping / announcing areas.
9. All male players must wear protective cups. Protective gear is also recommend for any female players.
Code of Conduct
The penalty for violation of this rule shall be the removal of the guilty player, players, coach or parent from the game.
Under no circumstance will it be OK or tolerated for parents, players, coaches or umpires to engage in behavior on or around the baseball field that in anyway is abusive toward another parent/coach/player or umpire.
This includes but is not limited to inappropriate language, badgering, and physical contact such as striking another person.
The penalty for first time violation of this rule will be removal of the guilty parent, player, coach or umpire from the game/field. Second time violators will face a 1 year suspension from attending or participating in PLL athletic events.
Please help us maintain a fun safe environment for our children.
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