Baseball Safety Guidelines

Phase 2: Safety Guidelines

As LakePoint Sports moves into Phase 2, for the baseball village and beach volleyball pavilion, providing a safe environment for athletes, coaches, and families on campus, as well as our team members and our local community, remains the top priority for LakePoint Sports. It is important for all guests to know that our team went through a thoughtful and methodical process before moving into phase 2, which includes over 50 safety guidelines and incorporates federal, state, and local guidelines for athletic venues.

While on campus, we encourage you to practice safe distancing and proper hygiene at all times. Safety guidelines are posted around the campus and at LakePointSports.com/SafetyGuidelines. Adherence to these guidelines is vital to maintaining a safe environment for everyone on our campus. Venue specific safety guidelines are below.

LakePoint Sports is excited to be hosting the nation’s top youth athletes and teams on campus as safely as possible.

More information for the status of other sports, events and venues on campus will be released in the coming days and weeks.

 

For additional details on the CDC health and safety guidelines, please visit CDC.gov/coronavirus

For additional details on health and safety guidelines for the State of Georgia, please visit dph.georgia.gov/

How LakePoint Sports is Providing a Safe Environment

  1. Adhering to required and or recommended federal, state, and local safety guidelines
  2. Limiting capacity at the venue for the safety of all guests and in accordance with federal and state guidelines
  3. Requiring all athletes and coaches to sign a waiver acknowledging that they have read the LakePoint Sports safety guidelines
  4. Increased frequency of sanitation of high touch areas, bathrooms, dugouts, etc.
  5. Utilizing industry best ionized water cleaning system
  6. Increased hand sanitizer locations located throughout the campus
  7. Continued training of all LakePoint Sports team members on safety guidelines
  8. Continued training of all LakePoint Sports team members on PPE usage
  9. Wearing proper PPE by LakePoint Sports team members when interacting with guests
  10. Daily screenings of LakePoint Sports team members for signs of illness before they begin work
  11. Providing separate entrances and exits at the venue and for all fields
  12. Posted signs communicating all safety guidelines throughout campus
  13. Providing safety guidelines online at com/SafetyGuidelines
  14. Limited Food and Beverage service will be available with enhanced safety guidelines
  15. On premise retail/sales locations will be available with enhanced safety guidelines
  16. No water cooler service provided
  17. All water fountains will be deactivated
  18. All transactions are cashless
  19. Dedicated team members will be onsite to assist with any questions or needs

*This sport/venue specific list will be updated frequently as new information is available.

GENERAL

  1. Before participating in any event at LakePoint Sports, all coaches and parents of athletes must sign a waiver of understanding and agreement to follow all expectations set forth by LakePoint Sports.
  2. All guests on campus will adhere to all CDC guidelines to practice proper hygiene a) Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
    1. If soap and warm water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    3. Avoid close contact with others (e.g. no handshakes, fist bumps or high fives).
  3. No high fives, fist bumps, handshakes, etc between athletes and coaches
  4. The dugout is not available until the preceding team exits and the field is properly sanitized.
  5. Scout towers are available to authorized personnel only.
  6. LakePoint Sports will not be providing water coolers. a) Athletes and coaches are responsible for bringing their own hydration. i. These must be in the form of individual bottles per player or coach with their respective name or number.
  7. LakePoint Sports will not alter any rules to the game or umpire positions.
    1. This is to maintain the integrity of the game
  8. All guests including athletes and coaches are strongly encouraged to not congregate in the parking lot.

SPECTATORS

  1. Limiting spectator capacity at the venue for the safety of all guests and in accordance with federal and state guidelines
    1. LakePoint Sports team members will be monitoring limits at the entrance.
    2. Strongly recommending only 1 spectator per athlete giving every athlete the opportunity to have a family member watch them play.
  2. Spectators must maintain 6’ safe distancing for non-family units, roommates or cohabitating persons.
  3. Spectators are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask or facial covering during the event.

TEAMS

  1. Teams will enter the field through batting cage areas and leave through dugout area.
  2. Teams will enter the dugout once the preceding team has completely exited the dugout and it has been sanitized by LakePoint team members.
  3. Teams must leave the field/venue immediately after the event.
  4. There shall be no coaches/team meetings on the fields after the event.

COACHES

  1. Coaches are responsible for informing athletes prior to the event by email about proper protocol to maintain safe distancing.
  2. Coaches are responsible for screening staff and athletes before the event to determine if it is safe for the team member to be at the event. a) All athletes and coaches will adhere to the current LakePoint Sports safety guidelines for current health status. Athletes and coaches will not be allowed to participate if you have any of the following:
    1. Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
    2. Cough
    3. Shortness of breath
    4. Difficulty breathing
    5. Or have traveled to areas of known infection in the last 14 days and have not come in contact in the last 14 days with anyone showing symptoms.
    6. Or at least two of the following symptoms
      1. Chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell
    7. Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.
  3. Coaches will remind athletes at the beginning of the event about the format and proper safety guidelines and to maintain safe distancing.
  4. All coaches should space themselves as much as possible throughout the event and maintain 6’ safe distancing when possible.
  5. Coaches should refrain from physical contact including high fives, fist bumps, handshakes, etc.
  6. Coaches should refrain from spitting at the park.
  7. Coaches are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask or facial covering during the event.
  8. Coaches should provide hand sanitizer for athletes before an event.
  9. Coaches are encouraged to sanitize all their equipment prior to the event.

ATHLETES

  1. Athletes should space themselves as much as possible throughout the event and maintain 6’ safe distancing when possible.
  2. Athletes should refrain from physical contact including high fives, fist bumps, handshakes, etc.
  3. Athletes should refrain from spitting at the park.
  4. Athletes are strongly encouraged to wear face mask or facial covering when they are not competing.
  5. Athletes are not to share equipment such as helmets, bats, gloves, batting gloves, catcher’s equipment, etc. a) All equipment must be properly distanced.
  6. Athletes will be limited in batting cages and bullpen areas to maintain proper safe distancing.
  7. We strongly encourage athletes to travel to and from the venue alone or with immediate family members.

UMPIRES

  1. Chief umpire will screen all umpires.
  2. All umpires will adhere to the current LakePoint Sports safety guidelines for current health status. a) Umpires will not be allowed to participate if you have any of the following:
    1. Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
    2. Cough
    3. Shortness of breath
    4. Difficulty breathing
    5. Or have traveled to areas of known infection in the last 14 days and have come in contact in the last 14 days with anyone showing symptoms.
    6. Or at least two of the following symptoms
      1. 1. Chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell
    7. b) Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.
  3. Chief umpire to provide checklist including where each umpire was located at the end of each day to LakePoint Sports and PBR team members.
  4. Chief umpire to provide safety guidelines to every umpire each day.
  5. Chief umpire to provide training ahead of time to all umpires.
  6. No changes to umpire location on the field.