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Health & Wellness Info


Health & Safety Guidelines

 

The PSSG COVID-19 Safety Guidelines include best practices for adult social sports.

These were developed in consultation with CDC requirements, state and local guidelines, and

the input of the Sport & Social Industry Association.

 

As areas begin to open and play resumes, this document can and will be updated as

additional issues are identified. These guidelines do not replace individual guidelines

enforced by individual municipalities, parks departments, facilities, or specific locations. PSSG intends to follow these rules and mandates as communicated to us by our facility

contacts.

 

 

ROSTERS & WAIVERS REQUIRED!

All players must be listed on the roster AND must accept & sign the online waiver to be allowed to play. Log in to sign your waiver here: https://www.playerssports.net/player/waiver.

 

 

If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms you can get tested at any of Physicians Immediate Care's 30+ locations in the Chicagoland area. Physicians Immediate Care is the first and only urgent care and occupational medicine provider in Illinois with the new Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test. It provides positive test results in 5 minutes so a person can see their results immediately. Please call ahead to ensure your location has tests available that day. For more information please visit https://physiciansimmediatecare.com/covid-19-molecular-testing-2/

 

COMPLYING WITH STATE MANDATES

Medium Risk sports including Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball and Basketball:

 

Current State of Illinois guidelines for safely playing sports group different sports into “Levels of Risk” categories. The State has also stated that current conditions dictate what “Types of Play” are allowed for the risk level categories they have created. Currently the State considers Medium Risk sports including Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball to be allowed to play at Type of play levels 1 and 2. This allows for intra-team scrimmages and training. Players will therefore allow groups to register as squads onto “Teams”. Squads will be grouped together with up to eight other squads as part of one team. Squads will play weekly intra-team scrimmages amongst the other squads on the team. Squads will remain together and will not be combined with any other squad. Our staff will supervise the scrimmages each week. Squads will play one other squad from the team each week. All players must also wear face coverings and remain socially distanced (6 feet or more apart) whenever they are not playing either on the sidelines, in the dugouts, before and after games/matches/scrimmages or in transit to and from our field/court locations.

 

For Lower Risk sports including Softball, Kickball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Cornhole and others:

 

Current State of Illinois guidelines for safely playing sports group different sports into “Levels of Risk” categories. The State has also stated that current conditions dictate what “Types of Play” are allowed for the risk level categories they have created. Currently the State considers Lower Risk sports including Softball, Kickball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Tennis, Cornhole to be allowed to play at Type of Play levels 1, 2 and 3. This allows for intra-team scrimmages, training and Intra-league/conference play and championships. We can therefore play our leagues as normal provided all players wear face coverings and remain socially distanced (6 feet or more apart) whenever they are not playing either on the sidelines, in the dugout or to and from our field/court locations.

 

 

 

General Player Responsibilities

 

While repeated from specific sport requirements, ALL players are encouraged to follow these guidelines:

  • Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others.
  • Players are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times All players must be listed on the online roster and accept online waiver to play
  • If you are sick or have any symptoms stay at home.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after games.
  • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every game.
  • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every game.
  • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Teams must leave absolutely nothing at the field and in the dugouts and sidelines. Do not make staff clean up after you!
  • Bring your own personal water bottle rather than sharing.
  • Follow all CDC guidelines as well as those of your local health authorities.

 

General Staff Responsibilities

 

All PSSG staff is expected to follow these requirements:

  • Be aware of all PSSG COVID policies as well as specific policies and requirements for the

location you are working. Educate all players on these policies.

  • Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others. DO NOT WORK if

showing any symptoms or feel sick and report to PSSG office staff immediately.

  • Wash hands thoroughly before games.
  • Bring all PPE and special equipment that has been supplied by PSSG.
  • Mention all provided PPE that is available for player use to them often.
  • Recommended to wear mask during shift if possible.
  • Avoid unnecessary touching of any equipment or surfaces if possible.
  • Practice and enforce social distancing of at least 6 feet apart.
  • Enforce no group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • Remind all players to take all equipment, trash, etc with them or dispose of themselves.
  • Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities.
  • Update PSSG office staff on any violations, suggestions, or issues related to their COVID

policies.

 

SPORT-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

 

1. Softball/Kickball

            a. TEAM LOCATIONS

                        i. Team listed as home on schedule - First Base Foul Line

                        ii. Team listed as away on schedule - Third Base Foul Line

                        iii. Only up to bat/kick, on deck & base coaches allowed on the field for batting/kicking team

                        iv. Teams will wait in the assigned pre-game holding area

 

            b. GAME BALLS

                        i. Softball – use a new ball for each game – leave in packaging until gametime

ii. Kickball - After the game - balls are given to coordinator to spray down and air dry - new sanitized ball used for each game

 

            c. UMPIRES

                        i. Umpires must stand 6’ behind the batter/kicker to the opposite side of the Catcher

                        ii. umpires will supply each team with a scorecard that is not to be shared

 

            d. GENERAL

                        i.  All players must be listed on the online roster and accept online waiver to play

                        ii. All staff, players, umpires, and spectators are encouraged to continue social distancing

                        iii. Each team’s captain and umps/refs will conduct a pregame meeting at home plate, all involved are required to keep 6’ social distancing during ground rule and coin toss.

                        iv. Catchers stand 6’ behind the batter/kicker on the opposite side of umpire when possible

                        v. Suggest no shared equipment, bats, gloves, etc. for teams

                        vi. Teams must completely exit the field before next teams are allowed on the field

                        vii. Base coaches must be 6’ away from the base.

                        viii. No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco

                        viiii. No group celebrations

 

            e. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

                        i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

                        ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

                        iii. Wait in your car until it is time for your team to play whence possible

                        iv. Bring own individual water bottle

                        v. No group celebrations

                        vi. Players are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times

 

 

 

2. VOLLEYBALL

            a. Each court should have a designated waiting area, one for each team. If players are playing in multiple matches, they should wait outside of these designated areas maintaining social distance.

            b. Between games or at switching sides, remind players to avoid contact

            c. Have people take their belongings onto the sand/court to free up waiting areas for the next teams/players

            d. Come, play, leave - encourage players to leave after their games if they are done playing to allow more space for more players

            e. Spray disinfectant will be available for game balls

            f. There should only be team players on any court at any given time

            g. GENERAL

                        i.  All players must be listed on the online roster and accept online waiver to play

                        ii. All staff, players, and referees are encouraged to continue social distancing

                        iii. Each team’s captain will conduct a pregame rock/paper/scissors at the net, all involved are required to keep 6’ social distancing.

v. No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco

 

            h. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

                        i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

                        ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

                        iv. Bring own individual water bottle

                        v. No group celebrations

                        vi. Players are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times

 

3. SOCCER

            a. GENERAL

i.  All players must be listed on the online roster and accept online waiver to play. Teams must use opposite sidelines if possible or maintain at least 10 yards of distance from opposing team on same sideline. Should teams have to share a sideline due to field configuration they must remain near opposite endlines of the field.

                        ii. Only one player per team shall be allowed at the coin toss with the ref to begin the game

                        iii. Sanitize “game” ball before each game

                        iv. No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco

                        v.  Teams will wait in the assigned pre-game holding area

                               

                       

            b. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

                        i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

                        ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

                        iii. Bring own individual water bottle

                        iv. No group celebrations

                        v. Players are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times

 

 

4. FLAG FOOTBALL

            a. FLAGS

                        i. Provide one separate flag belt for each player

                                    1. Will have at each game dropped off at their team location

            2. We will have a communal bag of flags and sanitizer spray for any necessary replacement belts

           

            b. GENERAL

                        i.  All players must be listed on the online roster and accept online waiver to play

                        ii. Teams must use opposite sidelines. Should teams have to share a sideline due to field configuration they must remain near opposite endlines of the field maintaining at least 10 yards of separation from opposing team.

                        iii. Only one player per team shall be allowed at the coin toss with the ref to begin the game

                        v.  Teams will wait in the assigned pre-game holding area

                        vi. No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco

                        vii.Sanitize “game” ball before each game  

 

            e. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

                        i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

                        ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

                        iii. Wait in your car until it is time for your team to play

                        iv. Bring own individual water bottle

                        v. No group celebrations

                        vi. Players are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times

 

 

5. BASKETBALL

            a. Sanitize “game” ball before each game

            b. Designated waiting areas for teams

            c. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

                        i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

                        ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

                        iii. Wait in your car until it is time for your team to play

                        iv. Bring own individual water bottle

                        v. No group celebrations

                        vi. Players are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times

 
 

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Stephen S.   

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