Spring 2021

Return-To-Play Guidelines for 

18U, 16U, 14U
Fastpitch Softball


As our community begins to start youth sports activities again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends us publish considerations for ways in which we protect our players, families, and community slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 


We pledge ourselves to adhere to the Association (USA Softball, NSA Softball, SoftballNation, USSSA), National, State and Local guidelines published at this time as we return to play.


As an organization, we are instructing our players, coaches, and families to abide by the following guidelines during practices, games and other events:

1. If player/coach/family are showing symptoms related to COVID-19, they are asked to stay home and not to attend any Waves practice/game/event

2. Adjusted start and times of use to account for less foot traffic in the near vicinity of fields, thus deterring crossover of new populations of park patrons

3. Replacing balls with disinfected balls at the beginning of every inning

4. Limited access to the dugouts/bench area to coaches and players ONLY

5. Maximum 4 players in the dugout at any given time, remaining players and gear located adjacent outside the dugout 6 feet apart

6. Players shall wash/sanitize hands between innings and upon leaving and re-entering game/practice

7. Encourage social distancing by using chairs along the fence line instead of utilizing the bleachers equipment sharing minimized if not eliminated

8. No handshakes/high fives before, during, or after the game/practice 

9. No seeds [spitting]

10. No players at home plate meeting

11. Require 6’ distance between umpires and coaches at home plate meeting

12. Digital score cards to the extent possible

13. No sharing of equipment (bat, helmet, etc.) 

14. Mound visits are limited to pitcher, catcher, and coach (no team huddle) 

15. At completion of game/practice, dugout and common playing area is to be wiped/cleaned/sanitized





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