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General Membership Zoom Meeting

General Membership Meeting

October 21, 2020 at 7 pm via Zoom 

The link will be posted on 10/21

All members are welcome !

 

September 2020

Please note that ALL Social Distancing guidelines are required to be followed by all YAC Families, Players and visitors.  Masks MUST be worn.  We want to keep our players and their families safe.

https://forward.ny.gov/protect-yourself-and-your-family-coronavirus-covid-19

 

JULY 2020

The Yorktown Athletic Club is implementing new policies to keep our athletes and familes safe as we return to play. The Coaches and Commissioners will be distributing safety guidelines and rules as sports begin to reopen. While the YAC has put tremendous effort into covering as many issues as possible we always defer to our local Yorktown and the New State guidelines that are being constantly updated, almost daily. The YAC rules and NYS guidelines are in place to protect all players, coaches and spectators.
 
Please help us in our mission to “stay on the fields” and keep everyone safe and healthy
 
From NYS
 

“... If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days from the last travel within such designated state, provided on the date you enter into New York State that such state met the criteria for requiring such quarantine.

The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel.

Examples of such brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or lay-overs for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.

The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety.”

 

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

 

We implore upon you to please take this serious and adhere to the above guideline for any and all states within the advisory.  

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Please click on the link below regarding NYS guidelines for travel

While we believe that a proper response to the Covid-19 pandemic necessarily has to start with personal responsibility by the parents of our child athletes, as part of its commitment to the community for the safety and development of our youth through athletics and in response to the pandemic Yorktown Athletic Club intends to implement the following safety guidelines, adopted in part from Little League Baseball, as we re-open our baseball and softball events:

Clean and Disinfect Shared Equipment and Surfaces:

  • We will encourage parents to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily and in between all facility uses, including practices and games. This includes bats, helmets, gloves and all equipment each player brings to their practices and games. If surfaces are visibly soiled or dirty, they should be cleaned with a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

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  • Coaches will be provided with and parents will be encouraged to provide their child(ren) with hand sanitizer for use during games and practices.

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  • During games and practices, YAC will encourage coaches and participants to refrain from any unnecessary contact with other coaches and players, and that celebrations should be held in a manner which limited inter-person contact to no more than fist bumps and forearms.

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  • In addition, as a means of limiting contact with or sharing equipment, YAC will encourage/require all participants to have their own helmets, bats and gloves and to refrain from sharing same.  During games, each team will provide baseballs/softballs for use by their team's players when on defense.

Spread Out Scheduling of Practices and Games:

  • YAC administrators will schedule sufficient time between practices and games to facilitate turnover of the facility/premises so as to minimize overlap of individuals from a previous practice or game  and a subsequent practice or game.

  • Players/families/spectators will be instructed not to show up to fields more than 40 minutes before game time.

  • Where possible, individuals should enter the complex through one point of entry and exit through another.

  • Arrivals to the complex will be scheduled to help ensure a large number of individuals are not arriving at the same time.

  • If there is a game or practice prior to your event, families and spectators will be encouraged to stay in their vehicles or at recommended social distances until the start of their game play to prevent overcrowding of spectator spaces and walkways.

  • On-field warm-up will be limited as much as is reasonably possible and no more than 30 minutes.

  • We will ensure that practices and games follow all local and state directives regarding the number of people allowed to gather in one place.

Limiting Spectator Attendance:

  • YAC will encourage all spectators to follow best social distancing practices — stay six feet away from individuals outside their household; wear a cloth face covering; avoid direct hand or other contact with players/managers/coaches during play.

  • If necessary to further ensure safety of participants and spectators, YAC may choose to minimize the exposure risk to spectators by limiting attendance to only essential volunteers and limited family members.

  • YAC will encourage spectators to bring their own seating or portable chairs when possible.

  • YAC will require that a spectator with any of the following conditions should not attend a practice or game until evaluated by a medical provider and given clearance to do so:

    • Active COVID-19 infection

    • Known direct contact with an individual testing positive for COVID-19

    • Fever

    • Cough

  • Although a matter of personal responsibility, YAC will encourage those at higher risk for severe disease to consider consultation with their medical provider before attending a game and that they should ensure the strictest adherence to guidelines regarding face coverings, distancing, and handwashing. Such groups include:

    • Those with a serious underlying medical condition, including heart disease, morbid obesity, diabetes, lung disease, immunocompromised, chronic kidney disease, and chronic lung disease.

    • Those currently residing in a nursing home or long-term care facility

    • Those over 65

Public Restrooms:

  • Access to public restrooms should be limited, if possible.

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  • A “one-in-one-out” policy, where only one individual is permitted within the restroom at one time, should be implemented to ensure adequate distancing in the confined restroom space.

  • Prior to and after any league activity, restrooms should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Restrooms should be disinfected on a regular basis.

  • Public water fountains or refillable water stations should not be used, and should be turned off to discourage use, if possible.

Concession Stands:

  • No food or concession sales should be allowed at facilities.

  • Families are encouraged to bring their own food/beverages.

Thank you,

 

John Campobasso

Yorktown Athletic Club

 
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