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 ABYB League Statement (dated 10/21/2020)

These best practices have been compiled from resources and direct guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), The Aspen Institute, among others with the MA state guidelines in mind.

Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball is an organization made up entirely of volunteers. It is our commitment to you that we will do our best to ensure that we are meeting the guidelines and best practices outlined in this document.  The safety of all participants in the ABYB community is of paramount importance.  

This year more than any other, we are in need of parental cooperation, and support, to help ensure each coach can provide your child with the best youth baseball experience possible while keeping all players, coaches and participants safe.  On-field assistance is limited to CORI certified parents however, volunteers may be utilized for observation purposes, to enforce social distancing practices outside the field, sanitize equipment, etc.   Please reach out to ABYB via email or speak to your child’s coach if you can provide assistance during this season on the sidelines. If you are uncomfortable in the way practices and/or games and being conducted, please speak to your child’s coach directly. We are all only human and volunteers, and chances are we can’t watch every child during every minute of a game/practice. Mistakes will happen. Please address it with the coach and offer to help if you are able.

The guidelines listed in this document are for use during Phase 3 of Massachusetts reopening for youth and adult amateuar activities. Baseball has been defined as a 'moderate risk' sport and the guidelines below are in adherence with the states 'moderate risk' guidelines.  If there is a significant update, some of the guidelines may be eased or removed altogether. Those decisions will be made following the direction of local, state and Little League International officials. 

While ABYB can require public health protocols (distancing, face coverings and the use of hand sanitizer) during the program we need your help to ensure children participating in the program are not sick nor exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19.  We would ask that you visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website and make yourself familiar with the symptoms of this disease and take the following steps.

 

  • Prior to each day’s participation in the program, please screen your child for the symptoms noted on the CDC’s site.

  • If your child is exhibiting these symptoms please don’t allow them to participate in the program, the use of fever reducing medicines isn’t acceptable for allowing a child with a fever to participate.

  • If your child is sick, regardless of the symptoms, please don’t allow them to participate.

  • If your child has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results they can not participate in the program. (Close contact is defined as anyone who has been within 6 feet of the infectected person for at least 15 minutes).

  • If your child has been asked to quarantine by the AB Schools or other similar organizations they can not participate in this program for the duration of your quarantine.

  • If you child tests positive for COVID-19 during the time they are participating in the program they will need to follow the State’s isolation requirements as instructed by your local Board of Health; please notify the club so we can consult with the Board of Health and assist with contact tracing.

All above rules apply to adult and teen volunteers/coaches/participants as well.

Massachusetts Reopening guidelines

ABYB guidelines

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Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball
P.O. Box 2784 
Acton, Massachusetts 01720

Phone: 617-970-4575

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