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Mechanicsville Little League

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Return to Play

Mechanicsville Little League Return to Play Policies and Procedures

MLL has prepared the following Return to Play Policies and Procedures.  It is expected that MLL Board, coaches, players, volunteers, and spectators abide by the following Policies and Procedures to ensure a safe environment for our League.  Should COVID-19 related requirements change, MLL will review and update the policies accordingly.

  • COVID-related signage will be posted at each entrance of the complex.  Those experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone experiencing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 should not enter the complex. 
  • If after attending an event on the complex you or a family member experience COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify a team representative or MLL Board member immediately.
  • MLL will not be monitoring temperatures of each person present on the complex but expects everyone to adhere to CDC/state guidance.  Any person with a temperature over 100 should remain home.
  • COVID-related signage regarding social distancing will be posted around the complex.  Social distancing procedures:
  • Bleachers will be reserved for players ONLY to allow for distancing of players in and out of the dugout. 
  • Spectators should bring lawn chairs and allow 6-foot distance along the sidelines and around the outfield fence of each field. 
  • Picnic tables have been moved to allow for social distancing. 
  • Markers have been placed around the concession stand to promote distancing while in line.
  • Only one (1) person should be in the restroom at a time and restroom doors will remain open.
    • Restrooms will be sanitized regularly.
    • MLL has provided port-johns with handwashing stations and/or sanitizing stations.
  • MLL will not limit the number of spectators on the complex, but please consider social distancing guidelines and best practices for adhering to MLL Return to Play policies.
  • Announcements will be made when gatherings are an issue and separation is necessary.  If spectators and participants do not adhere to rules and announcements, the complex will close and games suspended. 

    Note:  Social distancing requirements do not apply to family members.  Families may gather to spectate, or otherwise socialize, on the complex.
  • PPE is encouraged, especially for those with higher risk of infection.
    • PPE should be worn appropriately (i.e., face coverings worn over nose and mouth).
    • Gloves should not be worn on the complex.
    • MLL will provided hand sanitizer in each dugout and around the complex.

PRACTICE/GAME PROCEDURES

  • Completion of COVID-related questionnaires will be required before each MLL event.  Questionnaires will be provided by MLL.
  • Please arrive and depart the field promptly, while limiting gathering around dugout areas.
  • Ensure your player has what he/she needs to remain in the dugout/designated areas.
  • Bat bags will be hung outside of the dugout and necessary equipment (gloves, bat, and helmet) will be kept inside the dugout.
  • Players to sit in batting order and will be spread out (some beyond the dugout).
  • Players should have labeled water bottles.
  • Team volunteer to promote distancing and organization of player equipment.
  • Team gatherings will adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Team gatherings will be on the field, with players distanced for coach instruction.
  • Players and Coaches shall not gather in  or  occupy dugouts during practices.
  • No physical sharing of sports equipment unless it is cleaned and disinfected with an EPA-approved disinfectant.
  • No postgame snacks and drinks.
  • NO post-game high-fives or physical contact.
  • Umpires will be positioned behind the plate.
  • Catcher position:  Managers to provide wipes for equipment
  • Only one (1) person to run scoreboards; cleaning of scoreboard equipment after each game.
  • Dugouts will be sprayed before each game by manager(s) entering dugout.

Contact Us

Mechanicsville Little League

7631 Walnut Grove Road 
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

Email: [email protected]

Mechanicsville Little League

7631 Walnut Grove Road 
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

Email: [email protected]
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