I want to send out some reminders and ask for some help from the parents as well. Coach Ken contacted the league and reminded them of the importance of the umpires being behind the mound to maintain distancing. Hopefully, that will not be an issue again.
We are going to ask that you send your child with a chair or towel that they can make their home base when we are not in the field to help with our distancing. This is not only an NF rule, but a league rule as well. We are also going to ask that kids have their gators or a mask up in the dugout area as well except when they are up at bat, on deck, or in the field. Coaches, especially me, will do a better job of obiding by this and enforcing it as well. Unfortunately, this is our new reality for the foreseeable future, and it will be good practice as students will be expected to follow these guidelines when they return to school in the fall. If we want to keep playing baseball this summer, we need to follow these rules.
I also ask that the parents respect the social distancing guidelines as well. I realize it isn't the normal social gathering that it has been in the past, but it will definitely help us as volunteer coaches to enforce these policies if the boys see that their parents and families are following these practices as well.
For the rest of the season, we will be going by the arrival 45 minutes ahead of a game practice with warm-ups beginning promptly at the 30 minute mark before the game begins.
Thank you for the help with this. Hopefully, the weather holds out and the boys can get some baseball in this weekend.
Saturday: 2:00 Cleary Field Bethel
Sunday: 11:00 Home versus Brookfield