2021 Spring MLL Guidance Highlights
● An emphasis is placed on the safety of participating players, coaches, volunteers, and parents. Social distancing will be observed whenever possible. At a minimum, cloth face coverings or masks must be worn by umpires and coaches at all times and players not in the field and while batting. This will be required for Practices and Games.
● Physical contact is prohibited- no high-fives, fist bumps, or hugs. No team huddles or player conferences without observing social distancing protocols.
● All players will have their own baseball and softball equipment. Equipment will not be shared between players. All equipment will be labeled clearly with the players first and last name.
● Each team will use their own baseballs and softballs, including a separate warm-up and game ball bucket. Warm-up drills will be coordinated to maintain social distancing.
● No food in dugouts or shared food for the teams. Players must provide and use their own water bottles/sports drinks. No sunflower seeds or spitting is permitted.
● MLL will be limiting the number of players in enclosed dugouts to 3. Players will bring a chair or sit on available bleacher sections behind the fence to provide distancing. Where fence sections are not available at a field or at the younger age levels players will stay with their parent or guardian when their team is up to bat. Parents will be requested to bring their own chair or blanket to games and will be down the line and behind the outfield fence where permitted.
● Hosting Out of Town Games
o Depending on registration numbers and especially on the softball side Madison may need to schedule out of town home games against neighboring Towns that are included in the MLL District. These Towns will be following the same guidance from LLI and CT LL District 9. The team manager will be responsible for all communication between the away team.