We will update this page with all the Return to Play updates, please also check the Softball BC website
We are excited to announce that Softball BC has issued its return to play plan – here is a link to the plan: https://softball.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Softball-BC-Return-to-Play-Guidelines-Final-Version-June-9-2020.pdf. Under the plan, once we have the official go ahead from Softball BC in coming days, teams will be allowed to practice for the remainder of June, with in-club games beginning no sooner than July 1st. Learn to Play will start no earlier than June 17th and we will be communicating the specific plan for this group shortly. Under the Softball BC plan there will be no games for Learn to Play this season – they will focus on fun skill development. For U10 and up, subsequent steps, such as games against teams from outside our district will be announced as they occur, and obviously it is expected that the season will be extended beyond its normal end date, though again exact details of this will be determined as things go along.
Happily, the plan is a good mix of safety precautions around the game, while not changing any of the actual in-game playing rules. Practice and game times will be staggered to avoid too many people coming and going from the field at the same time. Everyone arriving at the field will be required to have their name and contact information recorded by an association Attendance Tracker, and to answer some basic screening questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Once at the field, everyone including players, coaches and spectators will be required to maintain physical distancing when not involved in game play where contact is unavoidable. Distancing Monitors will be in place to make sure physical distancing is being maintained, and sanitizing of players’ hands and equipment will be done regularly. Everyone attending our fields will be expected to obey posted signage and the direction of association representatives. Attached to this email are two excerpts from the Softball BC Return to Play plan: sections entitled “Player Role” and “Parent/Spectator Role” – please familiarize yourself with these before returning to the park. Once games do start at the beginning of July, play will be according to our normal rules.
If you have any questions regarding the return to play please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on the diamond!
Please fill in and get back to us as soon as possible as your daughter/son will not be allowed on the field until it is signed.
Volunteers and Coaches must complete these forms as well.
Those who have elected not to play do not have to complete the forms.
Please email all forms to our First VP Corrina Taylor
**Note that teams will not be allowed on the field until their rosters have been approved by Softball BC, and rosters will not be approved until everyone (players and volunteers) on a given roster has signed the Softball BC declaration and waiver. Given how much of the season we have already missed, we are asking that if your child intends to play and you haven't already done so, you sign and return the attached waiver and declaration to email@example.com by the end of day Friday, June 12th so that our registrar can upload rosters and we can get back on the field as soon as possible. Players will be able to be added to rosters after they are approved, but this will likely be a longer process, so it would be preferable to have all kids on the rosters when they are submitted.
Langford Fastball respects every family and player’s right to choose whether they participate this season given the current circumstances.
If you and your child elect not to play this season your refund/credit options are:
1) full credit for next season
2) refund of fees paid minus 25% to cover costs already incurred by the association
3) donate registration fee to LMF
All refunds will be processed starting June 30th.
Please Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org