2021 Irving Boys Baseball Association
Health & Safety guidelines for
Youth Sporting Activities for practice and games
RETURN TO PLAY
Participating in social activities and youth sports during
the COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC will carry the inherent risk of contracting the
All participants, parents, fans, coaches, vendors, event
staff and anyone attending games, practices or any event sanctioned must be
advised that we are in a GLOBAL PANDEMIC!
By using the website or attending any activity sanctioned by
IBBA, you are acknowledging the inherent danger associated with social
activities such as youth sports.
IBBA will provide guidance to parents, coaches, players, and
event directors on how to avoid contracting/transmitting COVID-19.
IBBA cannot guarantee that the listed best practices to
avoid contracting/transmitting COVID-19 will prevent you from contracting or
transmitting the disease or any other disease/illness.
Please be aware that you are responsible for your health and
the health of your family. If you become aware of any potential danger, please
leave the area immediately and email email@example.com and contact your
As states and municipalities begin their phased approaches
to reopening, it is highly encouraged that all league directors, fans, coaches,
and players adhere to the guidelines set forth by their respective state and
local government and health officials in terms of public gatherings, organized
youth sports, and sporting events when determining when it is safe to return to
league play beginning May 20th, 2020. Directors should contact their state and
local health authority and other municipalities for guidance prior to resuming
any organized activities. Listed below are COVID-19/Coronavirus best practices
to avoid exposure and transmission at baseball events and Return to Play
guidance, advice, and mandates from IBBA. Please use these best practices in
addition to any local and state guidance.
No handshakes during pre-game meeting.
No high fives or handshakes between players
during or post-game.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet in Fan
areas will be enforced.
Max of four coaches in the dugout for any game
and no more than three coaches in the dugout for games 5U and older.
Teams entering and exiting fields.
Teams should allow previous team to completely
exit the field/dugout prior to entering the field.
Teams are to remove all their items from the
dugouts and pick up their trash.
No sharing equipment or water bottles.
No spitting or chewing.