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COVID-19 GUIDELINES


JYA & JALL COVID-19 Protocols For Coaches, Players & Parents

JYA and JALL have  agreed to abide by the following protocols to protect the health and safety of all participants and the community. These protocols were created after much consideration and many discussions internally and externally with surrounding clubs, parents, and other professionals. Along with many other important guidelines, a universal mask mandate is in effect for all practices, games, and any team gatherings. These rules will be strictly enforced, and anyone not adhering to said rules will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

The League Coordinators for  COVID-19 related questions are: 

Quickball: Ryan Cella, [email protected] or 267 496 8918
Softball: Anthony Tamaccio, [email protected] or 215 292-2292 
Baseball: Shawn Walker, [email protected] or 215 964 3109

Practice Protocols

  • A universal mask mandate is in effect for PLAYERS, COACHES AND PARENTS/SPECTATORS.  
  • Arrival at Practice Protocols:
    • Parents should check their child’s temperature before coming to practice.  Please keep your child home if they have a temperature above 100 degrees and/or are experiencing any Covid symptoms. 
    • When dropping off a player for practice, a parent or caregiver should not leave until the coach or team representative has had a chance to analyze the player. 
    • Coaches or a team representative will check player temperatures as they arrive to practice or a game and document the result.
    • If a player has a temperature or any symptoms, they will leave immediately and cannot return until they have a negative COVID test from a doctor. See Confirmed COVID Cases below for more information.
  • Practice Activity Protocols:
    • Coaches and players must maintain social distance wherever possible
    • Coaches will modify practices to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus by limiting close contact and focusing on individual skill development instead of competition.
    • Coaches and players must maintain social distance whenever possible. 
    • Coaches will educate players on proper hygiene behaviors to follow before, during, and after practice. 
    • Caregivers and Parents will be asked to refrain from attending practices.  If they do attend practice, they will be required to follow the same rules as the coaches, including wearing a mask at all times and practicing social distancing rules. 
  • Supply Protocols:
    • Coaches will have an infrared thermometer, extra masks, and hand sanitizer at every practice.  These supplies will be placed in each of JYA/JALL’s equipment boxes at all field locations. 
    • All individuals will be required to bring their own snacks and water bottles. Sharing snacks, food, or water bottles will not be allowed. 
    • Coaches will be the only personnel to touch any practice equipment, and coaches will make sure to disinfect the equipment properly. 
  • Dismissal From Practice Protocols:
    • Coaches will be instructed to have their players and parents leave the field immediately after practices to limit interactions. Questions for the coach will be addressed through text or email at a later time.

Game Protocols  

  • A universal mask mandate is in effect for PLAYERS, COACHES AND PARENTS/SPECTATORS.
  • Game Equipment and Supply Protocols:
    • Coaches will be required to have an infrared thermometer, extra masks and hand sanitizer at every practice. These supplies will be placed in all of our equipment boxes at all field locations. 
  • Arrival at Game Protocols:
    • Parents should check their child’s temperature before coming to a game.  Please keep your child home if they have a temperature above 100 degrees and/or are experiencing any Covid symptoms. 
      When dropping off a player for a game, a parent or caregiver should not leave until the coach or team representative has had a chance to analyze the player.  
    • Coaches or a team representative will check player temperatures as they arrive at the game, document the result, ask questions to determine if the player is feeling any symptoms related to COVID. 
    • If a player has a temperature or any symptoms, they will leave immediately and cannot return until they have a negative COVID test from a doctor.  See Confirmed COVID Cases below for more information.
  • Game Time Protocols:
    • Coaches and players shall maintain social distance when possible.  
    • All players will be instructed to limit contact with other individuals by not participating in post-game fist bumps or high fives. 
    • Players must separate as much as possible while in the team bench area.
    • Spectators will need to practice a social distance of 6 ft when not from the same household. Also parents will be asked to wear masks at all times.
    • Spectators will not enter the field of play or bench area at any time.
    • Emerging symptoms during an activity means removal from activity and they cannot return until they are symptom free and have had a negative COVID test from a doctor.

Confirmed COVID Case Protocol

  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms. The individual will need to stay away from all team activities for 14 days.
  • Contact the local health center about suspected cases or exposure.
  • Immediately contact the appropriate League Coordinator (listed above).
  • The team will notify all families and players who attended the same practices or games with any player or coach that has tested positive for Covid-19, and individual testing is encouraged if a player is symptomatic.
  • The applicable League Coordinator  will send an email out to all the families on the team of the positive case and notify one of the club representatives of the positive case as well.
  • Any infected players must have a doctor’s note with a negative Covid-19 test before they can return back to practice and/or games.


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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046

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