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Please keep a 6 foot social distancing between other families. Face mask are required.
RE: Coronavirus /Katy American Little League
COVID-19 RULES: Look under forms and documents. Then click Summer Season Game Guidelines.
Players, Coaches, Volunteers, and Parents,
We will have an Opening day modified from our "normal" opening days. Our opening day will consist of a Homerun Derby for each age division with trophies for 1st, 2nd and a medal for 3rd; and will have our silent auction with team auction baskets.
The league’s main concern is the safety of our players, parents, coaches, and volunteers. We as a community will have to follow state guidelines. We understand that some of the guidelines will not be liked, but we will need everybodies help and participation in following the rules. Sooner or later we will be able to go back to our normal. This is a situation that nobody has ever seen before.
Hand washing: We have hand sanitizer machines we will be setting up in the bathrooms. We will also have at the concession stand once the it is open. We will also put bars of soap in the bathroom even though we know they will disappear. We strongly encourage parents to also bring their own for players on the field.
Once games do start and for the remainder of the Spring season, we are issuing a no contact/no handshake policy. This will be observed at each level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities such as pre-game coach’s handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, umpires, players, and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying "good game" without shaking hands, high-fiving, or fist-bumping.
The league will post any positive Covid-19 test of parents and players with the division only. Once removed from the list then they have been cleared. All families who has a player or member of their family test positive is on quarantine until cleared by medical professional.
REMEMBER THE MASK RULE IS STATE/COUNTY MANDATED.
If a team has had a player/parent test positive that team will be notified by the coach and checked to see if they had any contact. The league will put on the website and approve when they can return with medical documentation.
* 2/20/21: Minors player tested positive for COVID-19.
* 2/22/21: JR/SR player tested positive for COVID-19.
* 2/23/21: JR/SR parent tested positive for COVID-19.
* 2/24/21: Minor 8 parent tested positive for COVID-19.
* 2/26/21: Minors player tested positive for COVID-19.
For the mask rule: If you are sitting down watching the game away from the main area such as outfield and you are 6 feet away from all other households (which everybody should be but some are not) you do not have to wear the mask but must have it when walking around at the fields, bathroom, concessions, entering or exiting the fields or sitting in the main congested areas. Players 10U and up (or minors division and up) must wear mask while on the sidelines and when doing drills within 6 feet from each other. Players do not have to wear mask if they are in positions on the fields further than 6 feet from another player coach. Players do not have to wear a mask while on the fields during games. Coaches and any adult on the field must wear a mask at all times. This does include umpires at games. THIS IS NOW A STATE ORDER.
Please let this be a RED FLAG and make sure your team is following protocol. EVERY HOUSEHOLD/FAMILY MUST REMAIN AT LEAST 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCE AT ALL TIMES.
We absolutely CANNOT have a full team in the dugout. The dugout should only be used for 3-4 batters preparing to bat. The spots are marked where the waiting batters can sit or stand.
The rest of the batting line up has to be placed outside the fence line (preferably in batting order). There are boxes where the batters can stand.
DO NOT LINE YOUR BATTERS UP BEHIND THE DUGOUT
NO HANDSHAKES OR FIST/ELBOW BUMPS AT THE END OF GAMES!!!!!
If you see another team abusing these rules please let a board member know. If you cannot find a board member, notify the concession stand and they will find a board member. *A board member will be monitoring the fields/games nightly.
Teams or individuals will be warned and could be asked to exit the fields if they do not cooperate.
The league is also asking that only members of your immediate household attend games. This is to reduce overcrowding and to also protect any senior citizen members of your family.
We want to make our park a safe environment so we can continue to provide a fun season for the players.
Please do your part by following these rules and we can all make it a safer place. -----Thank you, KALL Board.