Sports Leagues - Covid-19 Guidelines

  1. Updated  September 2nd , 2021

    Face masks and social distancing are highly recommended.


Guidelines for JCPRD Sports Leagues


Visitors are Recommended to:

  • Wear a mask in all indoor facilities.
  • Maintain at least 6-feet of distance between all facility visitors, including staff.
  • Clean hands between rounds of play.
  • Avoid sharing any food, beverage or equipment.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer for use when restrooms are not convenient. Soap and water will be available in restrooms for hand washing.  
  • Bring disinfecting wipes/products to clean shared equipment if sharing is a necessity.

Attendance is Restricted for:

  • Anyone awaiting Covid-19 test results.
  • Anyone showing signs or symptoms of illness.  
  • If you answer yes to any of the following questions, stay home:
    • Have you had any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days?:
      • Fever of 100.4 or greater
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Chills
      • Sore throat
      • Muscle or body aches
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Congestion or runny nose
    • Have you or anyone in your household been to, or had contact with, someone who has visited any of the travel advisory locations listed on the CDC website within the last 14 days?
    • Have you been instructed to self-quarantine or isolate, for the current period of time, by a health agency or hospital due to possible Covid-19 exposure?

JCPRD Sports Staff & All Visitors

  • Minors must be under the supervisor of parents/guardians at all times and must be present only to spectate game play. Minors may not travel the facility unattended, access open fields, or use equipment.
  • Game times and courts/fields will be spread as much as possible to minimize cross-traffic at facilities.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Use may be limited to decrease the number of people inside the restroom at the same time.
  • Floor markings will be visible to encourage social distancing by providing parameters for acceptable distances in common areas. Concessions lines will include floor markings.
  • Commonly touched surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized by staff daily. 
  • Plexi-glass guards will be placed at front desks and field offices to protect both the public and staff.
  • Game schedules, rules and league details will be available online only.  
  • See below for sport-specific guidelines.

Equipment

  • The sharing of equipment is strongly discouraged. If sharing is a necessity, please sanitize items between uses.
  • Please disinfect all equipment after every game/practice.
  • Golf carts will be used only for staff purposes and emergency transport. Staff will be unable to provide rides to the public. Please plan to drop off walkers at the nearest entrance to your playing area.
  • See below for sport-specific guidelines.

Coaches & Teams

  • Please contact your JCPRD sports facility if a player, coach or other member of your team tests positive for Covid-19.
  • It is expected that teams remove all equipment and garbage from their player bench after play. Please do not leave garbage for the next team to discard. Benches will be sanitized on a regular basis.
  • Gum, seeds, tobacco products, and all other products for chewing/spitting are discouraged.
  • All team meetings are encouraged to maintain 6 feet of social distance. No huddles.
  • See below for sport-specific guidelines.

Indoor League Modifications (In addition to guidelines listed above.)

  • Player benches will be elongated when possible. 
  • Basketball
    • All players, coaches and fans must remain in the space along the baseline until your court, player bench and fan seating area are completely vacated before proceeding to your court. 
    • Only rostered players, and coaches represented on a team’s Code of Conduct, may utilize team benches and areas surrounding team benches along the sideline.
    • Parents and other fans may utilize only their designated sideline and may not approach the bench, officials or score table.
    • All visitors are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from the sideline referee; please ensure chairs provide enough space for the referee to move safely up and down the sideline.
    • Scorekeeping – One volunteer (18+) from each team will be required at the score table. One volunteer will run the scoreboard, the other will manage the scoresheet. 
  • Volleyball
    • Youth League Warm-ups - Teams may utilize their own side of the court for pre-game warm up when it is available. Please allow players from a previous game to clear the court and bench before taking the court. Please do not serve or hit to the opposite half-court while opponents are on the court.
    • Adult League Warm-ups - Teams may utilize their side of the court when available. Teams may not warm-up serving to the other court.
    • All visitors are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from the ref stand. The ref will conduct the pre-game meeting, and all conversations, from up on the stand.
    • Scorekeeping - Officials will control the scoreboard and track the score. The general public may not handle the score modules or score sheets.
    • Teams must keep their own scorebook for verification in the case the ref requests confirmation of the official score.

Outdoor League Modifications (In addition to guidelines listed above.)

  • At facilities with multiple entrance gates, it is encouraged to use those nearest your playing field to minimize foot traffic at each gate.
  • Adult Slowpitch & Youth Fastpitch
    • Game Balls
      • 9U through Adult Leagues - Each team must furnish a minimum of 4 game balls. Ball type and purchasing instructions are listed on league web pages. Each team will pitch their own game balls to limit cross-team contact. The umpire will have zero contact with game balls. The defending team must have game balls ready for when the ball goes out of play.  
      • 8U and belowTeams will be given 2 game balls at the first game. Teams must keep their game balls for the duration of the season. If a game ball is lost, please contact the Youth Sports Coordinator for purchasing instructions.
    • Players may sit in dugouts but are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of social distance.
    • Spectators may bring personal chairs and sit along the outside of the infield and outfield fences, maintaining at least 6 feet social distance.
    • Warm-ups - Players may take their game field only after the previous team has completely vacated the field and dugout. Teams may not access any fields other than the one assigned game field. 

Practice Regulations

  • Practice Times - If your practice is scheduled to begin at 5:30, you may enter your court no earlier than 5:30. Late arrivals will not be granted additional time. Teams are expected to vacate their practice court promptly at the end of practice.  Please begin wrapping up your practice prior to your practice end time. If your practice is scheduled to end at 6:30, your team must be off your court no later than 6:30.  
  • Okun Fieldhouse Drop-off and Pick-up – It is the responsibility of the team Head Coach to coordinate with parents for outside drop-off and pick-up. Players may not be left unattended. The Head Coach must be present to supervise at all times.  If the Head Coach must wait with players after practice while parents are en route, they may do so on the outside covered patio to the south of the building.