Please read the below carefully. We have spent time listening to officials, doctors and the CDC and have determined the following guidelines to be appropriate safety measures during this year’s camp. These rules will be in effect for ALL of our 2021 camps. These measures are being taken because the safety of our campers and coaches is of the utmost importance.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES & REGULATIONS:
First Pitch Softball Training (FPST) is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for all campers and staff. The information contained on this page is intended to inform our camper families about FPST’s safety policies relating to Covid-19.
In advance of our 2021 camp season, we are continuously monitoring CDC and WHO guidance to ensure our policies reflect all current safety standards related to group gatherings and youth sports. As safety guidelines change, our policies and procedures listed below may change accordingly. As camp approaches, our team will be in communication with camper families regarding any updates and additional details will be provided.
The following measures are in place to ensure the safety of campers, staff, and camper families. All participants will be asked to comply throughout the duration of camps—and any staff member, camper or camper family member who does not comply will not be allowed at camp.
A full list of COVID-19 signs and symptoms can be found on the CDC website.
Adherence to government physical and social distancing/PPE guidelines: All camp locations will adhere to local and state guidelines on participant numbers, group sizes, face coverings and social distancing. FPST supports face coverings as a preventative measure and encourages all staff and campers to wear masks, even if not mandated. Staff and campers are required to provide their own masks.
Contactless check-in/check-out: Parents must maintain 6-feet social distancing requirements during check-in and check-out times and avoid congregating in groups before, during and after camp. Parents will verbally acknowledge the child's name for attendance purposes.
Personal sanitation: Staff and campers must frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. When soap and water are unavailable, staff and campers will be required to use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. FPST will provide hand sanitizer as an extra precaution, but parents should provide campers with their own sanitizer which must not be shared with other participants.
Equipment sanitation: Campers’ personal equipment and belongings may not be shared and should be properly sanitized after every training session. Campers’ backpacks and other belongings shall be spaced at least 2 feet apart during camp. We will minimize the use of shared equipment where possible—and all equipment will be sanitized frequently during camp.
Limiting physical interaction: While we believe in the power of supporting teammates, high fives, fist bumps, hugs, and other camper-to-camper/ coach-to-camper contact will not be allowed unless training or competitive activity requires closer contact and are approved by camp staff following the state and local guidelines. Sharing of food or drink is strictly forbidden. Snack and lunch breaks will be taken in groups adhering to state and local guidelines for social distancing.
If an athlete arrives and has a temperature above 99.9, the athlete can not participate in the week long camp due to the CDC and FPST guidelines for the safety of others.