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COVID-19 Updates and Information

Safety of our members is key during this time.

We want to ensure everyone follows the guidelines set out by viaSPORT, Softball BC. the City of Port Coquitlam & the Government of BC.

Here is the latest on Covid-19.

Sanitation Supplies

PCMSA will supply every team with protective gloves,  face coverings, paper towels & sanitizer.  

The head coach is responsible to ensure that your team has sufficient Covid supplies.  If you are running low please email the equipment manager at : Equipment@pcmsa.ca 

COACHES ROLE

  • Confirm your exact scheduled time and location for all softball activities – communicate with your parent/players.
  • Delegate roles for the following from your own team for all softball activities. If possible, do no assign these tasks to the coaching staff:  Attendance Tracker, Distance Monitor, Injury Attendant , Sanitizing Champion & Screener
  •  Home team to provide appropriate PPE and hand sanitizer for umpires.
  • Remember to bring a mask with you to all activities in case it is needed. Check that the first aid kit is stocked and include disposable gloves. Ensure area to be used has been sanitized and hand cleaning supplies are available for everyone to use before, during and after the activity
  • Direct team members to your assigned area for practice, games and all softball activities. Ensure that the Distance Monitor is capable of enforcing the maintenance of the current Provincial Health Order recommendations for physical distancing whenever possible during all softball activities. Fill out line-up card for games but do not share copies, have them take a photo of your line-up
  • Be sure your area has been cleaned, sanitized, all garbage and refuse has been cleaned up before leaving the dugout area. There may be post-practice or post game meetings as long as all participants wear masks and that current PHO recommendations for physical distancing are observed. Area for post practice/game meetings is to be determined by each individual LSO. Non participants are to stay off the filed of play and away from the post-practice/game meeting until participants are dismissed
  • Face masks for all participants are strongly recommended while off the field of play and required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Players Role

  • Make sure your personal equipment is clean and sanitized before and after all softball activities. Keep it together in your bag
  • Remember to bring two face coverings/masks with you, one to be on your person so readily available if unable to maintain physical distancing
  • It is strongly recommended that masks be worn when off the field of play, and when physical distancing cannot be maintained it is mandatory to wear a mask
  • Bring your own seat – camping chair, bucket, etc.
  • Have your own clearly marked water bottle and/or snack.
  • Arrive at the ballpark/facility fully dressed for softball activity.
  • Check in with the Attendance Tracker and Screener. Go right to your designated area and wait for direction from your coach
  • No spitting, sunflower seeds, gum, etc.
  • It is recommended that you do not share equipment, but if you must, be sure it has been sanitized before and after you use it.
  • By al l means, cheer for each other, but avoid getting close or screaming. No high fives, handshakes or hugs. Wave and thank the coaches/umpires and your teammates/opponents after a practice or game
  • Sanitize your hands frequently, suggest after every half inning or between drills by washing at least 20 seconds with soap and water or using an approved hand sanitizer.

Umpires Role

  • Confirm your exact start & end time for your game
  • Make sure you arrive at the ball park fully dressed & your personal equipment is sanitized
  • Make sure you have your own face covering & water bottle
  • Check in with the attendance tracker of the home park
  • Go immediately to your designated area
  • Do not handle any equipment other than your own personal gear
  • No spitting, gum, sunflowers seeds, ect
  • Maintain physical distance protocol when meeting with coaches 
  • Recommend frequent sanitizing, but a minimum of once per inning. You may choose to wear gloves & avoid touching your face
  • After the game is over, leave the park promptly
  • Under inning four protocols, face coverings are mandatory for all umpires on the field of play

If you have any questions please contact Taylor at UC@pcmsa.ca

Parent / Spectator Role

  • Bring a chair to sit on ( Bleachers are closed at this time)
  • If there are other groups on your teams designated practice / game space, wait in your vehicle or a safe distance away until the space has vacated and your coach indicates it is ok to come to the area
  • Check in on arrival with the Attendance Tracker
  • Go to the designated spectator area while maintaining proper physical distancing 
  • No spitting, chewing gym, sunflower seeds, etc
  • In the event of extreme weather which causes either a delay or postponement to the activity, return to your vehicle to wait for resumption of play or to a sheltered area while maintaining minimum  3 metres from other households
  • After the game or practice is over, leave the park promptly, no visiting or meetings

First Aid

In the event that first aid is required to be administered during an activity, all persons attending to the injured individual(s) must first put on a face mask and gloves.

** It is recommended that you keep your protective gloves, face coverings & EAP for that event in a ziploc bag easily accessible in the dugout**

Each team must have an EAP at every home game and practice.

An AED has been installed at  Gates Park in the Game Day Café.  It will be available during their operating hours of Fridays 5-7:30pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 9:30am-3pm

Contact

Port Coquitlam Minor Softball Association  

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 78016
Northside RPO
Port Coquitlam  BC   V3B 7H5

 
   
E-Mail: info@pcmsa.ca  

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We acknowledge that Port Coquitlam Minor Softball operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). We thank the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm who continue to live on these lands and care for them, along with the waters and all that is above and below.