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So who has started playing again?

Mar 7, 2016
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Kansas starts up this weekend, Colorado must be shut down because the first utrip tourney in Hays ever is %75 colorado teams in our division.
 
Mar 6, 2016
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Looks like 6/20 for CT.

Fastpitch Nation has been very public with their reopening, and has tournaments scheduled from that date on (I find it kind of amusing that the very first tournament is the "New England State Championships", but whatever).

Some teams are practicing split squad (4 girls and a coach at a time), some are still trying to determine if their players (parents) want to play, and if they have a full team. Some teams have folded because of this. Coaches are talking to each other trying to figure it all out.

Umps are being told to set up their blocks.

My DD's team seems to have enough parents/girls who want to return, so we'll have a team, but hasn't yet started to practice (thinking next week they'll start split squads, they got the go-ahead from our town to do so).

It all seems a bit disorganized and no one has the full story, picture, rules, liability issues quite down. But 6/20 is the target...
"Disorganized".....That's what I would think for all these states and tournaments starting all over. Do they all really have a "social distancing" and safety plan in place? And teams are crossing state to state? Wow....talk about a human science/social experiment. Yikes! Hope all goes well....we shall see.

Has USA or USSSA or PGF etc come out with their "official" safety policies for their sanctioned tournaments?

For those playing...did you have to sign a gazillion liability waivers?

Good luck...stay safe! 👍
 
Jun 8, 2016
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"Disorganized".....That's what I would think for all these states and tournaments starting all over. Do they all really have a "social distancing" and safety plan in place? And teams are crossing state to state? Wow....talk about a human science/social experiment. Yikes! Hope all goes well....we shall see.

Has USA or USSSA or PGF etc come out with their "official" safety policies for their sanctioned tournaments?

For those playing...did you have to sign a gazillion liability waivers?

Good luck...stay safe! 👍
We've only played only USSSA. They had a waiver you signed online. They also have return to play guidelines posted.
 
Feb 20, 2019
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"Disorganized".....That's what I would think for all these states and tournaments starting all over. Do they all really have a "social distancing" and safety plan in place? And teams are crossing state to state? Wow....talk about a human science/social experiment. Yikes! Hope all goes well....we shall see.

Has USA or USSSA or PGF etc come out with their "official" safety policies for their sanctioned tournaments?

For those playing...did you have to sign a gazillion liability waivers?

Good luck...stay safe! 👍
Ask and you shall receive. USSSA issued their post Covid-19 guidelines a few weeks ago: USSSA Covid19-Return to Play guidelines

Triple Crown just sent this email:

LIVE PRESENTATION in 30 MINUTES!

Triple Crown founder Dave King is giving a live virtual presentation with video footage of how to run baseball/softball games and events in a safe manner.

We teamed up with the State of Colorado and Larimer County health officials and ran a mock event on our private facility yesterday (Thursday) with strict protocols in place.

In doing so, we were able to craft a Return to Play plan and video that organizations, coaches, municipalities, etc., can share with government officials in states like Colorado and California where there is still no direction on getting kids back on the ballfields.

Please join us for the presentation and then do your part to get this information out. It's time to get back to playing ball!

 
Dec 10, 2018
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Nothing in Texas just yet, but we played USSSA last weekend in Moore, Ok. A few people with masks and gloves but for the vast majority, it was "business as usual". Very little if any "social distancing" and people were sitting, talking, and eating just as they always have. Not much was visible other than having to take the temperature of all the girls and teams had to keep up with their own game balls. Like many other sports, the kind of contact required to even play the game, pretty much rules out distancing protocols. Who knows what to do... I know it sure was nice to be playing again.
 
Oct 14, 2019
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Central Florida here. We played PGF last weekend and USSSA this weekend. Social distancing very effective for the spectators. Not so much for the girls and coaches in the dugout.
 
May 6, 2015
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In NJ, Gov eased some restrictions. Our team found a public park field that allows us to practice conditioned upon appropriate protocols. Waiting to hear from tournament directors to see how our summer schedule fills out.
DD1 (different sport) club/travel team is starting cardio socially distanced workouts this weekend, NJ goverener says youth sports can start practice June 22, so DD2s SB team should start practicing soon
 
May 16, 2016
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Ask and you shall receive. USSSA issued their post Covid-19 guidelines a few weeks ago: USSSA Covid19-Return to Play guidelines

Triple Crown just sent this email:

LIVE PRESENTATION in 30 MINUTES!

Triple Crown founder Dave King is giving a live virtual presentation with video footage of how to run baseball/softball games and events in a safe manner.

We teamed up with the State of Colorado and Larimer County health officials and ran a mock event on our private facility yesterday (Thursday) with strict protocols in place.

In doing so, we were able to craft a Return to Play plan and video that organizations, coaches, municipalities, etc., can share with government officials in states like Colorado and California where there is still no direction on getting kids back on the ballfields.

Please join us for the presentation and then do your part to get this information out. It's time to get back to playing ball!


"Masks for all including players" Yeah, not gonna play if that is a requirement.

Is that only for Colorado, or all Triple Crown tournaments?
 
Feb 10, 2018
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NoVA
We have moved to Phase 1 reopening in Northern Virginia and the county has opened athletic fields to groups of less than 10. We are going to be splitting the team across two fields and practicing in person tomorrow and Sunday for the first time since early March. Looking forward to it. My DD is pumped to finally get to throw to live batters instead of dad's broke down ass on the bucket. LOL!

ETA: This is 14U travel ball. The local Little League remains closed. They were trying to organize a truncated summer season to offer at least the older kids some games, but still not sure the restrictions on group numbers will be lifted in time for it to make any sense.
 

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