Sports Leagues - Covid-19 Response

  1. Mask Guidelines

    In response to the Governor’s mandate, we ask that families and participants do the following:

    Indoors: Everyone walking into a JCPRD facility must wear a mask, unless exempt by executive order. Spectators and those engaged in non-athletic programming should keep their mask on at all times. Athletes may take off their mask while engaged in athletic activities. While on the bench, players must practice social distancing or put on a mask.

    Outdoors: All spectators must practice social distancing. If spectators do not practice social distancing, they must wear a mask, unless exempt by executive order. Athletes on the bench must practice social distancing or put on a mask. 

    Thank you for your understanding. Please help keep our community safe and our facilities open.

Guidelines for JCPRD Sports Leagues

Updated: June 5

Note: Guidelines may change or evolve at any time based upon new data or guidance. 


It is Strongly Encouraged for Visitors to:

  • Maintain at least 6-feet of distance between all facility visitors, including staff.
  • Wear masks or cloth face coverings.
  • 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.
  • Bring your own chairs for spectators and possible player bench overflow.  Bleachers will be closed and not accessible.  Chairs brought into indoor facilities must be acceptable for indoor use, please no exposed metal feet.  Chairs must be setup at least 6 feet apart.
  • Avoid tailgating before or after games.  It is suggest to leave the facility and parking lot immediately following the completion of your game.

Who Should Avoid Attendance:

  • Anyone showing signs or symptoms of illness.  
  • Anyone with an underlying medical condition that is associated with a high-risk of developing Covid-19 related complications.
  • If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please stay home:
    • Have you had symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath, now or in the last 14 days?
    • 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 had close contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 in 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

  • Players may bring 2 spectators for games and 1 spectator for practices.
    • Players, coaches and spectators may enter INDOOR facilities no more than 10 minutes prior to game time.
    • Players, coaches and spectators may enter OUTDOOR facilities no more than 20 minutes prior to game time.
  • Please avoid congregating in common spaces.  Teams may not utilize indoor lobbies for team meetings.
  • 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 courts/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.
  • Restroom lines may form, maintaining social distance of 6 feet.  Only 1 person may be waiting in line inside the restroom, all others must wait outside.
  • All concessions employees will wear masks and gloves as they prepare food, serve food and conduct transactions.
  • 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 regularly.
  • Plexi-glass guards will be placed at front desks and field offices to protect both the public and staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writing utensils and other office supplies will not be available for public use.  If a writing utensil or other office supply will be needed, please plan to bring items from home.
  • See below for sport-specific guidelines.

Coaches & Teams

  • It is highly recommended for all coaches to wear masks or cloth face coverings at all times.
  • It is expected that teams remove all equipment and garbage from their player bench/dugout after play.  Please do not leave garbage for the next team to discard.  Staff will sanitize player benches as often as possible.
  • Gum, seeds, tobacco products, and all other products for chewing/spitting are restricted.
  • All team meetings must maintain 6 feet of social distance.  No huddles.
  • See below for sport-specific guidelines.

Game Rituals:

  • All visitors are to avoid high-fives, fist-bumps, hand-shakes...etc.
  • Pre-game meetings will take place with a minimum of 6 feet of distance between 1 official and 1 coach/manager from each team.  Players may not attend pre-game meetings.
  • Post-game meetings will be limited to a "good game" or "thank you" and a wave or tip of the cap. 
    • Outdoor teams may lineup along their own dugout fence to express thanks.  
    • Indoor teams may lineup on their own baseline to express thanks.
  • See below for sport-specific guidelines.

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

  • Doors will be labeled for entry or exit to minimize cross-traffic.
  • Please do not enter more than 10 minutes prior to game time.
  • Player benches will be elongated when possible.  Seating labels will be marked to encourage social distancing.  If benches are not long enough to accommodate all players 6 feet apart, please be prepared to seat players in personal chairs.
  • Volleyball
    • When registered for a double header youth league, a double header format will be followed however opponents will remain the same unless not possible.  It is intended that on each game day, teams will play 2 matches, 3 games each, against the same opponent.
    • Teams will remain on one side for the entirety of both matches.  Teams will not switch sides.
    • 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. To limit cross-team contact, designated warm-up times will be set.  At a minimum of 8-minutes before game time, the referee will set the clock for 8-minutes and designate one team to use the full court as they wish to warm up (such as serving and hitting). At 4-minutes, the ref will signal that the other team will take the court. Once time has ended teams will clear the court and prepare to start the game. 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 must 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.
    • Two game balls will be in rotation for each court and switched between each game.  Game balls will be sanitized when rotated out of play.
    • 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.
      • For youth games, a parent volunteer will not be needed this season for official scorekeeping; there will be no score table.  

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.
  • Please do not enter more than 20 minutes prior to game time.
  • 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.
        • Game balls should be sanitized by the defending team when a ball rotates out of play.
    • Players may sit in dugouts but must maintain at least 6 feet of social distance.  
      • Teams must bring chairs for overflow players to sit directly behind dugouts, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance.
    • The bleachers will be closed and not accessible.  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 arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to game time.  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.  Please avoid cross-traffic between different teams entering/exiting dugouts.
    • Reminder - No tailgating before or after games inside the complex or in the parking lot.