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2021 District 10 Tournaments

COVID Protocols and Guidelines


The Athens Little League (ALL) Board of Directors will use the following protocols and guidelines for playing 2021 District 10 Tournaments. 


Assumptions: 

  • The health and safety of all Athens Little League stakeholders is paramount.

  • ALL understands the dynamic nature of the pandemic and will take all necessary steps to adjust its plans and events as additional information about the pandemic is known.

  • ALL will work with ACC Leisure Services to ensure adherence to all local, state and federal (CDC) guidelines and protocols. 

  • ALL recognizes ACC Leisure Services (via ACC Unified Government) dictates availability of fields and space. 


General Guidelines and Protocols for 2021 Spring Season:

All players, coaches, parents, and other spectators who attend little league games at Holland Park during the spring of 2021 will comply with the following guidelines and protocols:


  • COVID-19 Symptoms: Any person who has a fever or who exhibits any other symptom associated with COVID-19 should not enter Holland Park or attend any little league activity at Holland Park. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Any Board Member of Athens Little League (ALL) will have the absolute discretion to ask any individual associated with ALL at Holland Park to leave the baseball fields, batting cages, and associated common areas if that individual is exhibiting one or more symptoms associated with COVID-19. 


  • Person-to-person Contact: All players, coaches, parents, and other spectators should avoid any unnecessary person-to-person contact at all times, including, but not limited to, handshakes, high-fives, etc. Instead of traditional hand-shaking/high-fiving after the game, players will remain near the dugouts and participate in a hat-tipping with the other team to enforce good sportsmanship. 


  • Hygiene: All players, coaches, parents, and other spectators should wash their hands with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds, or apply hand-sanitizer that contains at least 65% alcohol, immediately before coming to Holland Park for either a practice or a game. ALL will provide hand sanitizer for dugouts and “players-coaches only” areas outside of dugouts.


  • Equipment: All players, coaches, parents, and other spectators should clean and sanitize any and all equipment that is brought to Holland Park immediately before coming to Holland Park for either a practice or a game. Equipment shall include all bats, gloves, batting gloves, helmets, chairs, coolers, or any other materials brought to Holland Park. Players will not be allowed to borrow ANY equipment from another player at any time. This means that each player must have his or her own bat, glove, batting gloves, batting helmet, and hat. ALL has a limited supply of said equipment for any player unable to provide their own. 


  • Social Distancing: Athens Little League encourages the practice of “social distancing” (six (6) feet apart) for all players, coaches, umpires, and spectators. The exception to this rule will be that families who live together in the same home on a regular basis will be allowed to be closer in proximity to each other than 6 feet. 


  • Masks/Face Coverings: Athens Little League encourages the wearing of masks/face coverings for players, coaches, umpires, and spectators. Athens Little League mandates all unvaccinated players, coaches, and spectators wear masks/face coverings at all times while at Holland Park, both to protect yourself and to limit the possible spread of COVID-19. ALL will mandate use of masks/face coverings for all unvaccinated players within dugouts and in “players-coaches only” areas down the outfield lines. ALL will mandate use of masks/face coverings for all unvaccinated coaches and umpires on the field of play and within dugouts and in “players-coaches only” areas down the outfield lines. ALL will provide disposable masks and hand sanitizer for dugouts and “players-coaches only” areas outside of dugouts.


  • Communications and Signage: ALL will post all guidelines and protocols on its website and Facebook page. ALL will post signage throughout the quad, Mays Field, and Fields 5 & 6 as well. 


  • Dugouts: To allow for appropriate social distancing, dugouts will be extended down the fence lines of the first and third base lines for a “players-coaches” only area. Families and spectators are asked to stay clear of these extended dugout areas. 


  • Batting Cages: Every other batting cage (located between Fields 3 and 4) will be used during team warm-ups. All unvaccinated coaches and players will be required to wear masks/face coverings while using the cages. Only one team will be allowed in the indoor batting cages at a time. And use of the indoor batting cages will be limited to two coaches and two players at a time (other players will wait outside and rotate in).


  • Bathrooms: Bathroom use will be limited to one person at a time. 


  • Concession Stand: The concession stand will operate with a “card-only” policy, so that cash-coins are not being exchanged.


  • First Aid: Mobile first aid kits, ice, and defibrillators will be provided at the park. 


  • COVID-19 Exposure and Positive Test Procedures: ALL will implement that following procedures for any individual associated with ALL who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19: 


  • Exposure cases (it is determined that the individual was exposed to someone who tested positive, but is not experiencing any symptoms nor has tested positive themselves):


1) Upon being made aware of an exposure case, it is first necessary to inform the co-Presidents so that a series of fact-finding questions can be asked to determine the who, what, when, how long, etc. of the specific situation. 


2) For exposure cases, the individual may not participate in ALL activities for a minimum of 14 days since time of exposure. The individual may return to ALL activities only after 14 days from exposure AND exhibiting no symptoms. (Should symptoms develop, a COVID test is recommended; following which the symptomatic player should follow instructions for positive testing or symptomatic patients.) 


3) The coach then informs the team that a player (or coach) on the team has been exposed and is quarantining from the team for 14 days. In the case of a player, the coach asks the parent(s) for permission (in writing) to inform the team; and in the case of an adult, the coach asks the adult for permission (in writing) to inform the team. 


  • Positive test cases or COVID-19 symptoms (a coach or other league official is notified that a player/coach has tested positive for COVID-19 or has COVID-19 symptoms):


1) Upon being made aware of a positive test or someone exhibiting symptoms, it is first necessary to inform the co-Presidents so that a series of fact-finding questions can be asked to determine the who, what, when, how long, etc. of the specific situation.


2) For cases involving a positive test, the individual who tested positive may not participate in ALL activities for a minimum of 10 days. 


3) Symptomatic individuals and/or household contacts may not return to play until the affected individual has had a negative test or been cleared by their physician.


4) The coach then informs the team that a player on the team has tested positive and is isolating for 10 days. In the case of a player, the coach asks the parent(s) for permission (in writing) to inform the team; and in the case of an adult, the coach asks the adult for permission (in writing) to inform the team. 


5) The coach also determines exposure of other players/coaches to the individual who tested positive. (Any player/coach who was within 6 feet of the individual who tested positive for more than 15 minutes total in a 24 hour period within 48 hours of the positive test or symptom onset is an exposed case and procedures for exposure cases are applied.)

Field Status

Open Open

Bryan Park (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 1 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 2 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Satterfield (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 1 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 2 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 3 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 4 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Field 5 (08:50 PM | 03/15/21)

Open Open

Oconee Veterans Park (05:00 PM | 03/23/21)

Open Open

Field 1 (05:00 PM | 03/23/21)

Open Open

Field 2 (05:00 PM | 03/23/21)

Open Open

Field 3 (05:00 PM | 03/23/21)

Open Open

Field 4 (05:00 PM | 03/23/21)

Open Open

Hart County Little League (08:15 PM | 04/13/21)

Open Open

Field 1 (08:15 PM | 04/13/21)

Open Open

Field 2 (08:15 PM | 04/13/21)

Open Open

Field 3 (08:15 PM | 04/13/21)

Open Open

Field 4 (08:15 PM | 04/13/21)

Open Open

Holland Park (04:30 PM | 04/17/19)