Summer 2020 Updates

Posted by Winthrop Little League on Jul 07 2020 at 12:59PM PDT

Dear WLL Membership,
The WLL board would like to thank everyone who has made baseball happen during this crazy time. Our volunteers, coaches, parents and players have been tremendous. We appreciate your continued patience as we all navigate the season. The health and wellness of our players, coaches, volunteers and spectators is our top priority.

We are very excited to have played our first games of the season on a beautiful night last night here in Winthrop. In Senior league the Twins took on the Angels in a battle at Ingleside Park that came down to the final out. The Twins battled to keep their lead and Won 7-6. In Little league action at the A field, the Mariners fell to Angels 9-4.

With more games tonight, we wanted to clarify some guidance from the state of Massachusetts and share again with all of you the procedures that have been put in place throughout the league:

Players are not allowed to share any worn equipment. (gloves, batting gloves, helmets etc.) We have been assigning equipment to any player that needs it and will collect the equipment back at the end of the season.
All players have been assigned an area distanced from other players when they are not in the field.
Each defensive team utilizes their own set of games balls. They are not shared with the other teams.
Hand sanitizer and disaffected wipes have been supplied to all teams and players, to be used as frequent as possible. We are fully stocked with plenty of sanitizer. Ask the coaches for more when needed.
Masks are required to be worn whenever distancing is not possible for all players and spectators. Coaches, umpires and volunteers must always wear face coverings. Additional masks are available for anyone if needed. Ask any coach or league volunteer for one, they are in the league office.
We ask all spectators to practice social distancing and be respectful of all others trying to enjoy the game. Please wear a mask anytime you feel distancing is not possible.
We have added signage to help reinforce the practice mentioned above.
Bathrooms (port-a potties) are not on premise. We are reviewing the guidelines and feasibility of getting them back currently. Please plan accordingly.
All teams have a designated Covid coach in addition to the Manager and 2 assistant coaches. (This person effectively is charged with ensuring players and coaches are adhering to guidelines).
At A field we have taped off areas in the bleachers to reinforce distancing.
Given the openness of Ingleside park we have left it to the spectators to implement these on their own.
Starting Tuesday night, we will be asking for all those entering A field to sign into a book as per state requirements in the event we need to contact trace.
Given the openness and public access of Ingleside park, we will have a sign in book at the backstop for the same purposes. Please fill out your information there.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work together to ensure we are maintaining the safest environment for all our players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.


Board of Directors