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May, 2020

LDC League Rule Changes for 2020

UPDATED RULE CHANGES AND REMINDERS: 6/30/20

  • Mighty Mite coaches are required to wear masks when pitching.
  •  All coaches are required to wear masks if they need to enter the player designated areas.
  • All coaches are required to wear masks or cover their mouth and nose when in huddles or speaking to players and coaches within 6 feet.
  • All players always need to be seated or standing in their designated chairs areas "spots" when not in the field or at bat and in the on-deck circle.
  • LDC will provide soccer cones in the equipment boxes to help designate each player’s area.

In consulting with the BOH, community spread occurs most commonly when two or more people not from the same household are inside 6 feet for more than 10 minutes.  Spectators should not congregate with other spectators who are not in their immediate households and should maintain 6 feet distance at all times. 

Coaches and spectators are not permitted to stand in the player designated areas. For example, if a coach needs to help a player with the catcher’s gear, they are required to wear a mask—help the player and remove themselves from the area once the task is complete.

The Governor of Ohio and Department of Health has released the mandatory requirements and recommended best practices for the Responsible RestartOhio initiative.  The document can be found here.  We will adhere to the mandatory requirements and LDC has included additional rules and guidelines for all in-house recreational and travel leagues. 

RULE CHANGES FOR 2020:

These rule changes are valid effective immediately, in conjunction with local and state rules and guidelines, which can be found here.  Additionally, LDC has included the following rules specific to practices and game play.  Violations of these rules are subject to ejection, suspension and / or removal from the Lyndhurst Dads’ Club.

Each participant and coach possess their own sanitizing solution (please refer to the CDC website for a list) and face mask with them while attending a game or practice. Participants will not be allowed to play should these guidelines not be met. 

Each participant will be required to have their own bat (please note, LDC requires USA stamped bats), glove, helmet and chair to practice or play in a game. Participants will not be allowed to play should these guidelines not be met. 

Sharing of equipment is strictly prohibited. 

Each team will possess two (2) sets of catcher’s equipment as provided by LDC.Teams will avoid sharing of catcher’s equipment at all costs.In the event of an injury and catcher’s equipment must be shared a parent or member of the team must properly sanitize the equipment before use.

LDC will provide sanitizing spray at every field for use.Coaches are required to sanitize the dugout and designated player stations at the conclusion of each game or practice.

Dugouts will be permitted for use by the Coaches and will maintain 6’ distancing guidelines at all times. Participants will not be allowed to play should these guidelines not be met. 

Players will have their own designated player station, in foul territory that will adhere to the 6’ distancing guidelines.Participants will not be allowed to play should these guidelines not be met. 

Visiting teams are required to follow LDC rules and guidelines. Participants will not be allowed to play should these guidelines not be met. LDC participants and coaches are required to follow LDC guidelines at home and away games and are required to follow any additional rules imposed by other cities at their fields.

The use of a catcher in coach pitch leagues will be eliminated.An assistant coach will be required to serve as the catcher during the game. 

Each team should use their own baseballs and softballs when in the field—umpires will not be responsible for holding baseballs. Baseballs need to be labeled appropriately.

Bleachers are strictly prohibited during practices or games.

Teams are strongly recommended to use the Game Changer application to keep score of games and where fans can check into the game, if they are in attendance.

LDC strongly recommends limiting the number of spectators per player wherever possible when attending practices and / or games.

LDC reserves the right to modify and / or change these rules.LDC reserves the right to cancel any or all leagues and / or teams at any point in time.

We understand these are significant rule changes for 2020.  Should anyone from our membership decide not to participate, please email us at [email protected] and we will issue a full refund, minus the $3 service fee.

Lastly, a waiver and release will be sent to you via DocuSign to sign electronically. A legal guardian is required to sign this form electronically prior to the first practice. 

Thank you and we look forward to the season.  

 


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