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Wyoming American Legion Baseball Teams to Begin Practice Monday

Written by on April 30, 2020

ON WEDNESDAY AMERICAN LEGION CHAIRMAN, CODY BEERS, SENT OUT A RELEASE TO ALL COACHES IN WYOMING STATING LEGION BASEBALL TEAMS ARE MOVING TOWARD THE POSSIBLE START OF SMALL PRACTICES WITH A 9-PERSON MAXIMUM, INCLUDING COACHES AND PLAYERS, ON MONDAY MAY 4TH.

THERE WILL BE RESTRICTIONS AND ACCORDING TO  BEERS, EVERYONE MUST PRACTICE THE “RIGHT WAY.”

COACHES WILL MEET WITH CODY BEERS VIA ZOOM THIS WEEKEND WHERE A PLAN FOR PRACTICES TO BEGIN ON MAY 4TH WILL BE PRESENTED.

THERE IS STILL NO WORD ON WHEN/IF GAMES CAN START.

AS OF NOW, THERE IS NO WIGGLE ROOM IN TRAVELING OUT OF STATE. THERE IS CURRENTLY A SELF-QUARANTINE ORDER IN EFFECT IF YOUR TEAM TRAVELS OUT OF STATE. WE ARE HEARING THAT THIS MAY BE ADDRESSED THIS WEEK BY GOV. MARK GORDON.

POSSIBLE RESTRICTIONS THAT COULD BE A PART OF THIS YEARS SEASON INCLUDE:

— MULTIPLE PRACTICES WILL LIKELY NEED TO HAPPEN EVERY DAY TO ACCOMMODATE THE 9-PERSON REQUIREMENT. EVERYONE WILL LEAVE PRACTICE BEFORE NEXT GROUP OF PLAYERS/COACH ENTERS FACILITY;

— LIMITED OR NO SPECTATORS, DEPENDING ON GOV. GORDON’S DECISIONS. THIS GIVES EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE TO LIVE-STREAM GAMES VIA FACEBOOK OR OTHER PLATFORM FOR FANS;

— HEALTHY PARTICIPANTS ONLY DURING OUR GAMES (ANY PLAYERS, COACHES, UMPIRES OR POSSIBLE SPECTATORS WHO ARE SICK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT PRACTICES OR GAMES). ALL STATE COVID-19 GUIDELINES APPLY;

— REQUIRED HAND WASHING: PLAYERS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TO WASH HANDS OR USE SANITIZER BETWEEN EVERY HALF INNING. COACHES AND PARENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE HAND SANITIZER OR HAND-WASH STATIONS FOR EVERY PLAYER;

— NO TEAM MEETINGS, EITHER BETWEEN INNINGS OR THE DUGOUTS. THESE MEETINGS CAN HAPPEN IN THE OUTFIELDS TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. DRESSING ROOMS, IF AVAILABLE, WILL LIKELY BE CLOSED;

— INDOOR HITTING/PITCHING FACILITIES WILL LIKELY BE CLOSED TO ENHANCE SOCIAL DISTANCING. YOU WILL HAVE TO ADJUST TO THE OUTDOORS;

— ENTRY AND EXIT PLAN: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GATHERING BETWEEN GAMES WILL BE LIMITED. DURING ALL TOURNAMENTS, AN ADDITIONAL HALF-HOUR BETWEEN GAMES WILL BE ADDED TO ALLOW TEAMS TO EXIT BEFORE NEW TEAMS ENTER COMPLEXES;

— RESTROOMS WILL BE CLEANED SEVERAL TIMES EACH GAME, AND PLACES WHERE HANDS TOUCH WILL NEED TO BE CLEANED;

— CONCESSION STANDS MAY NEED TO BE CLOSED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES;

— TEAM TRAVEL IN BUSES/VANS MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED, INCLUDING HOTEL ASSIGNMENTS, ETC… TEAMS MAY GIVE OPTION FOR PLAYERS TO TRAVEL AND STAY WITH PARENTS ON THE ROAD.


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