Mukilteo Little League COVID-19 Response Plan
Posted Dec 10, 2020

The Mukilteo Little League Board of Directors is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, with the health and safety of our children being the first priority. The Board is aligned with the direction set by the Mukilteo School District.  MLL programs may resume if state and local health guidelines allow it, if schools are open and if facilities are available.

Please keep in mind:

  • All Families are empowered to do what’s best for their families without fear of penalty or consequence.
  • All teams should follow safe hygiene practices to help reduce the risk for getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, by taking these steps:
    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
    • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing rather than hands, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick
    • Stay home while sick and avoid close contact with others
    • Follow CDC guidlines for testing and quarntining when traveling or if you are exposed to persons with COVID-19. These guidelines continue to change as the pandemic continues.
  • Any shared gear (ex: catchers gear) should be disinfected between users. Disinfecting wipes will be available in the Snack Shack.

What we learn about the virus is evolving and we will continue to work with local and regional health authorities to stay informed. In the meantime, please remember those simple preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, including COVID-19:

Stay informed:
If you’re interested in learning more about COVID-19 or getting updates, both the Snohomish Health District website and Washington State Department of Health website are full of information and offer subscription-based newsletters and alerts.

Mukilteo School District’s past messages and Coronavirus information is available on the district website.

 
Safety

Mukilteo Little League wants all Managers, Coaches & Assistant Coaches to be knowledgeable in Concussion identification & management and Sudden Cardiac Arrest syndrome. To achieve this goal we are requiring that all coaches complete the following trainings and email their completion certificates to Safety@MukilteoLittleLeague.com no later than the end of March.

Concussions

  • A youth brain is more vulnerable to concussion than an adult brain
  • Getting your Bell Rung is a concussion
  • "When in doubt, sit them out."
  • Complete the Heads Up Concussion Training and email your completion Certificate - 30 min
  • http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Please include your last name and the training area in the file name of your completion certificates (example: "DiMaggio Concussion 2016.pdf"). Thank you to all the coaches who've already completed these valuable trainings!

Daryl Gee, Mukilteo Little League Safety Officer, Safety@MukilteoLittleLeague.com

Safety Documents & Forms

2018 MLL ASAP Safety Manual
2018 MLL Safety & Training Guide

Incident-Injury Tracking Form
AccidentClaimForm
AccidentClaimFormInstructions

Concussion Information Sheet

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet

 
MLL Return to Play Guidelines
Posted Dec 10, 2020

In order to adhere to Washington State’s Phase 3 guidelines of groups of 50 or less people, MLL will institute a one spectator per player policy.  24 players (avg), 6 coaches, 2 umpires, 18 spectators max for games.

All Attendees:
• Must remain home if ill or anyone in household is ill
• Strongly encouraged to take temperature prior to arriving at field
• Must arrive at field with a member of your household (Carpooling strongly discouraged)
• Strongly encouraged to wear a face covering
• Must go directly to your designated field (No viewing other games at complex)
• Must maintain 6 ft social distancing at all times with anyone not in your household
• Must not enter player areas (dugouts/field)
• Must maintain 6 ft distance from backstop and dugouts
• Hand washing or sanitizing at regular intervals is strongly recommended
• Must use bathroom provided at your designated field (please do not que/maintain 6 ft buffer around door)
• No snack shack services will be provided
• Please follow pack in/pack out philosophy (take all garbage with you upon leaving)
• Upon conclusion of game, please leave your designated field promptly.

Players:
• Must maintain 6 ft social distancing while off the field of play
• Players are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when arriving and departing
• Players are required to use hand sanitizer upon arriving to field and prior to leaving
• Players should adhere to proper hygiene requirement of not touching face
• Must not share water, food, clothing, or equipment
• All equipment to be clearly marked so player can readily identify (no permanent markings on bats, use color sticker on knob or install distinctive grip)
• Must adhere to a No Touch Rule (no high fives, handshakes, etc)
• Must follow the No Garbage Left Behind Rule

Coaches:
• Must maintain 6 ft social distancing when at all possible
• Must wear face coverings at all times
• Must adhere to a No Touch Rule (no high fives, hugs, etc.)
• Must clean dugout of any trash after practice/game
• Must ensure athletes adhere to all athlete requirements
• No snack exchange after practice/games

Umpires:
• Must maintain 6 ft social distancing when at all possible
• Must wear face coverings at all times
• Must adhere to a No Touch Rule (player’s equipment, etc.)
• Equipment safety check should be completed visually
• Balls and strikes should be called from an adequate distance behind the pitcher 
• Base umpires must always maintain 6 ft social distancing

Confirmed cases procedure:
• Immediately isolate
• Contact Snohomish County Health District
• Contact Mukilteo Little League
• MLL will contact trace by team, family, and game schedule to notify all individuals of potential exposure
• All individuals should be tested negative prior to returning to participation in league activities

Game Procedures – Phase 3:
• Staggered start times to limit numbers at entry/exit points
• Players/families are to remain away from fields until 30 minutes prior to their game times
• Warm-ups to begin 30 minutes prior to game time
• Equipment bags to be spaced 6ft apart in dugouts or surrounding fence lines
• All bats to be kept in dugout when not at plate for safety reasons
• No lineups exchanged or plate meetings (any field issues or irregular ground rules should be shared via email prior to game)
• No scorebox use for fields which have them
• All coaches and umpires are required to wear a face covering
• Limit of 3 players in dugout at a time, with remainder in designated spots on bleachers.  Players will rotate into dugouts as necessary
• One coach is required to remain in dugout at all times (encouraged to use players as 1st base coaches)
• A coach will be required to retrieve the player’s bat after an at bats if necessary
• Each team will be required to provide their own game balls for use when in field including extras for foul balls (coach required to provide players with a game ball after an out of play foul)
• Players are to maintain 6ft social distance when possible on field, including while returning to dugout
• On field meetings should include no more than 2 players/coaches while maintaining 6ft social distancing
• Players to use hand sanitizer after coming off field after every inning
• Players to use hand sanitizer if coming into contact with another player’s equipment
• Any shared catching equipment (strictly limited) must be sanitized between uses (all other equipment sharing is prohibited)
• Players and families to leave immediately after game concludes
• Coaches to sanitized field maintenance equipment handles after use

Practice Procedures – Phase 2:
• Above attendee, player, and coach guidelines should be adhered to unless addressed below
• Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time
• Teams may use one field while maintaining groups of a maximum of 5 athletes separated distinctly around the field
• Social distancing of 6ft to be maintain when possible
• Equipment bags to be spaced 6ft apart in dugouts or surrounding fence lines
• All coaches or parent volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings
• Players are required to use hand sanitizer prior to and after practice
• Coaches are required to wipe down field maintenance equipment before leaving

Practice Procedures – Phase 3:
• Above attendee, player, and coach guidelines should be adhered to unless addressed below
• Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time
• Full team practices allowed while maintaining 6ft social distancing when at all possible
• Equipment bags to be spaced 6ft apart in dugouts or surrounding fence lines
• All coaches or parent volunteers are encouraged to wear face coverings
• Players are required to use hand sanitizer prior to and after practice