Fall Season Updates

To safely administer the fall season, there will be several modifications as compared to previous seasons.

New updates:

  1. Safety protocols for Players, Coaches and Fans.
  2. Limited capacity compared to a normal fall season.
  3. Mandatory coaching training zoom meetings for each level. Our goal is to ensure that each player has a coach that is equipped to run a fun, engaging practice.
  4. Decreasing the game length and meetings per week to (2) max.
  5. Increase practice onboarding time to allow for more individual instruction prior to game play. 
  6. Modified game rules to allow for more action.  Examples include starting at bats with 1-1 counts, or limiting to 4 pitches at the Coach Pitch level.
  7. Game day gatherings will be spread out to allow for the complex to empty prior to the next game blocks.

Coach Development

Training will be a mandatory requirement for all coaches.  Training goals will include:

  • League wide Covid-19 safety procedures and policies on August 31 from 7pm – 8pm.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance seminar on September 13 from 7pm to 8pm.
  • Zoom – Pre season practice planning session for each league.
  • Zoom  (½ hour – 45 minute) coaching clinics focused on specific areas of the game (ex: Infield play, Outfield play, Pitching daily routines, catching routines, pre-game batting practice).

Divisional Season Agenda Changes

6U – Tee Ball level.  Pod setup.

8U – Coach Pitch.  

  1. (2) engagements per week.  
  2. Increase the onboarding period before games start to 5 practices prior to the first game, which would happen at the end of week 3.
  3. The first practice will be 90 minutes long.  Other practices will be 60-75 minutes long, with access to cages and field space. 
  4. Game time to decrease to 60 minutes max, with a ½ hour warm up period.
  5. Recommend having a continuous season lineup. With this approach, if a game ends with the #7 batter on deck, the #7 batter would then lead off the next game.  

10u – level.  Increase the duration of the onboarding period for Pitchers and Hitters prior to live situations. Visit the 10u page to find the recommended season schedule. 

12u – 14u – 18u level.  Opportunity for more practice/field time prior to first game. 

*Updated, August 17, 2020.

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