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Jun, 2020

DYA Travel Baseball Guidelines

The following guidelines are in addition to those of the State of Ohio. It is
the responsibility of the Coach to ensure that these guidelines are
followed. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in either a warning or
termination of practice, game or season.

• Team Protocol - Each COACH will communicate to their team how the
Health Self Assessment shall be conducted PRIOR to the arrival at the
field. The Coach will maintain these records and produce upon request.

• The temperature MUST read below 100.4 or the person may not
* Masks are strongly recommended for coaches.
* The coaching staff is limited to TWO COACHES on the field at any given
time. Team huddles should be conducted in a safe manner consistent with
these guidelines.

• 1 Person or Coach will be designated from each team for foul ball
retrieval. Each respective defensive team is responsible for providing the
pitcher with the game ball throughout the game. The umpire will not be
throwing balls into play.

• Coaches will designate a DSDFA (Designated Social Distancing
Field Administrator) for each game: 1 Person will be designated for each
team to enforce social distancing and point out proper spectating areas for
their team/spectators only. Each DSDFA (Designated Social Distancing
Field Administrator) will work with Home Team to discuss proper areas at
each field PRIOR to game. There will be no cross-policing of fans. Each
team has their own DSDFA at all games.


• Umpire payment should be made thru a Cash AP (Zelle, Venmo, etc) so
there is no exchange of cash or envelopes. This should be worked out with
umpire coordinator prior to game. Only in limited situations should there
be an exchange of cash at the field.

• Masks are recommended at all times.

• No lineup card exchanges.

• In order to maintain social distancing standards of 6 ft, the dug-out will be
extended to outside of the dugout to behind the backstops. This area will
be designated for players/coaches/scorekeepers only. This must be
at least 6 ft from the backstop.

• Keep equipment separate so as to no cross contamination

• We recommend that there be only 2-4 guests per player at the venue. We
recommend spectators over the age of 65 or considered high risk to not
attend the games.

• Parents may sit starting from 1st or 3rd base at a distance of 6 feet all the
way out to the outfield fence. That is possibly 20 (120 feet divided by 6
feet) slots on either side to accommodate parents. 

• Parents must keep other children with them at all times. We cannot allow
for younger siblings to be running around the fields.

• We recommend No Tents due to size so that the sidelines may
accommodate more families in 6 ft increments.


• From 1st and 3rd to the midpoint of the backstop is off limits to
EVERYONE except each teams, athletes, score keeper. This creates a
socially distancing area that is safe for the coaches and admin and extra
players may also locate there.

• NO ONE CAN SIT IN THE STANDS where benches are extended for
players use Coaches and scorekeepers.

• Masks, again, are strongly recommended

It is the coaches responsibility to enforce these rules. If the coach cannot
do so effectively, the coach should cancel the game or practice. The
umpire has also been provided the authority to cancel the games. If a
situation arises that the coach cannot handle with spectators, the coach
should contact the Parks Department or Police Department. 


Dublin Youth Athletics
6543 Commerce Parkway, Suite G
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Phone: 614-259-7631
Email: [email protected]

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