Men's Sunday Morning Softball League
Any Men's Sunday teams would be interested in submitting a team for Sunday Softball League. Below are the Guidelines that have been mandated by the Chicopee Board of Health as well as Mass State guidelines in order for the league to happen. If after reading them you are interested in submitting a team please email email@example.com
a max of 12 teams. There may be 2 divisions or 1 depends on number of teams I get. The league will look to start on the last weekend of April/Early May doubleheaders. The cost is TBD but it will be league fee only umpires will be paid at the field. Teams will be notified about a league meeting via zoom.
COVID 19 RULES:
A. All players must have their own personal equipment (water bottles, gloves, chairs, protective gear, etc) and cannot share it with other team. Players are encouraged to have their own bats. Teams should minimize sharing of bats however, If a team decides to share a bat it needs to be sanitized between each use.
B. Players must be dressed & ready to play upon entering the field.
C. There is NO CONTACT, handshake/elbows/chest bump/nucks/congratulatory policy before, during and after games!
D. SLIDING RULE : PLAYERS MUST GIVE THEMSELVES UP AT EVERY BASE IF THERE IS NOT A CLOSE PLAY. THERE IS TO BE NO CONTACT (UNLESS UNAVOIDABLE) WITH A DEFENSIVE PLAYER.
E. Players & Umpires must wear face masks at all times. ( Current Mass State Guidelines)
F. Pitcher’s masks are required equipment for pitchers.
G. Players must space out either 6 ft across or behind bench area but still maintaining 6 feet.
H. Only 1 player (on deck batter) who may stand a minimum of 6 feet away from batter/catcher/umpire ONLY on his bench side but also 6 feet from his bench. No other players are allowed outside the bench area on the playing field except 1st & 3rd base coaches who must be 6 feet away from bench area, runners or infielders.
I. Home plate area, Catcher to be 6 feet from where batter is in batter’s box and umpire 6 feet away from catcher either straight back or to his side on an angle.
J. Mass State Guidelines only allow for 25 people on 1 playing surface so each team is limited to 12 players.
K. FANS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT GAMES Please keep this in mind it is per Mass State Guidelines and the Chicopee Board of Health if your team has fans present then your team will forfeit the right to continue in the league.
L. Teams will not be allowed to congregate at any part of the field or parking lot before or after their scheduled game. Players must come directly to the field, play and then leave. Lingering is NOT allowed.
M. Teams will be responsible to retrieve any foul balls & throw them into their own team.
N. All players are advised to have hand sanitizer with them and to use it between innings for protection.
O. ALL PLAYERS ARE MANDATED TO FILL OUT AND SIGN A COVID WAIVER FORM FROM THE CHICOPEE PARKS & RECREATION DEPT. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEAGUE. IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE WAIVER BY THE DEADLINE STATED BY THE DEPARTMENT YOUR TEAM WILL NOT PLAY.
P. Bathrooms will not be available during the program.
Q. No seeds, gum, etc., things that will be spit or on the ground.
R. Teams rosters Must have the player’s full name and phone number to allow for contact tracing.