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New SYBSA On-Field Position for the season

 

Field Supervisors: Supervise the safety measures at the complex and are on-site for the duration of the session. Prior to the start of the session, this person will inspect the safety zones for players and spectators and inspect the facilities and bathrooms. During the session, this person will assist the team's Safety Coach as needed and be available to take the lead in the event a player is discovered to be symptomatic, as laid out in the reopening plan. Below are some of the checkpoints they will review during their on-site duration of the session.

 

To sign up as a Field Supervisor click HERE.

 

  • Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating or portable chairs, and hand sanitizer when possible. Bleachers are prohibited.
  • Signage will be provided with important health information and relevant safety measures as outlined in government guidelines.
  • Participants and spectators should only drink from their own containers. Water bottles must be clearly marked with a player’s name and will never be shared.
  • Practices, and on-field activities, will be limited to players and managers/coaches only.
  • Players and families should vacate the field/facility/parking lots as soon as it is reasonably possible after the conclusion of their game/practice to minimize unnecessary contact with players, coaches, and spectators from the next game/practice. Ideally within 20 minutes
  • Players/families/spectators are instructed not to show up to fields more than 20 minutes before their scheduled game or practice time.
  • Whenever possible doors/gates should be propped/fixed open so players can use them without touching the doorknob, handle, latch, fence rail, etc.
  • No more than 25 players on any surface/playing areas at any one time. The number of coaches and staff should be limited
  • Spectators must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between spectator groups. Spectators must wear facial coverings or masks
  • Spectators will be recommended to stay in their cars to avoid gatherings.
  • If from the same family, spectators should remain together.
  • Maximum one (1) spectator per player to reduce traffic and adherence to current Massachusetts gathering guidelines (Subject to change)
  • Monitor spectators to ensure compliance with the reopening plan.
  • Spectators will view the game/practice from behind the outfield fences and are limited to the area between the foul pole corners. Within this area, spectators should position themselves on their team’s side of the field. See below Field Guidance:
  • Deb Sampson Field Complex: All fans will be located on the outside of the fenced area beyond the outfield grass, and between the corners, as delineated by the foul poles/lines. Bleachers are prohibited.
  • Ames Field Complex: Parking will be restricted to the adjacent lot across from the high school. All fans will be in the outfield grass in a spectator delineated area (cones or similar). Do not sit/congregate on the grassy sideline areas between the parking lot and fields, or near the equipment shed. Bleachers are prohibited. To facilitate social distancing upon entry/exit, do not block or congregate in the pathway between the fields and parking lot.