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2021 SM River Rats Baseball & Softball Safety Plan

Report a COVID 19 Incident

If there is a COVID 19 incident to report, please fill out this link as soon as possible in addition to contacting your head coach immediately.  The appropriate representative from the SM River Rats Organization will contact you within 24 hours. 

COVID 19 Information

Please ensure the below steps are completed prior to and during our winter workout sessions:

  1. Parent/Athlete Self Check:  If you, the athlete, is experiencing any symptoms or is feeling sick, do NOT put your teammates and other members of the program at risk...and stay home!  We do not want any of our athletes ill nor do we want them contracting the virus.  Err on the side of caution - there are plenty of opportunities for practices over the course of the winter.  
  2. Parents are NOT allowed in the facilities as we strive to keep our numbers below the current indoor gathering limits.
  3. Masks are mandatory during all activities.  If you find yourself short of breath, please let your coach know and sit out skill building exercises until you have caught your breath.  
  4. Skill building will occur in smaller groups and those groups will remain together during the entire practice sessions (both at GSC, the MAC and Hitters Count).
  5. COVID-19 Electronic Waiver must be completed by all parents prior to the first practice!   There is a baseball specific waiver and softball specific waiver.  Please fill out the appropriate one! 
  6. If a player is either deemed to be a close contact and/or tests positive for COVID 19, you MUST fill out the COVID 19 Reporting LINK ASAP!  This allows us streamlined communication so we can act swiftly on a plan.  
  7. All SMRR Coaches will keep an attendance log for all practices for contact tracing purposes.

Hitters Count Training Facility

Please know that information changes quickly and we will keep this "living document" here and advise if anything changes.  These are specific to January 1, 2021 and the current Maine CDC guidelines.  We ask that all parents and players respect these guidelines and follow them closely.  

Indoor Hitting at Hitters Count 

  1. All players will sanitize their hands upon entering the facility at the front desk.
  2. Players will show up no more than 10 minutes prior to practice and wait in the common area hallway until it is time to come into the hitting facility.
  3. Players will be required to sit on bleachers in designated spots that will be clearly marked.  Players should not be standing in front of the cages or in the middle of the walking area.  We must keep this clear for Gym Nation as they need to walk through our area to get to theirs. 
  4. One parent will check players with coaches when prudent but must leave the area after. Parents will have to wear masks in the facility.  This is a building rule and we must comply.   It will be players and coaches only at the cages.  Log books must be kept for all players and coaches in attendance. 
  5. 100% Mask Mandate:   All parents, players and coaches MUST wear masks while in the building.  
  6. Players will enter through the front of the building and exit through the backdoor.  This will help mitigate congestion points.  Parents can park outback for pick up and this will be communicated.  Make this the norm. 
  7. Absolutely no horse play, or fooling around.

Gorham Sports Center

Please take note of the following procedures when practicing at Gorham Sports Center this fall;

Indoor Team Practices at Gorham Sports Center

  1. This is a strict pick up and drop off only of players.  All parents are restricted from entering the building.  If you must, please walk your child to the front door only.
  2. No players can enter the building until the exact time their practice starts.  For example, if your practice starts at 11:30am, you cannot enter the building until 11:30am.  All practices will end 5 minutes early with the expectation that players/coach's exit the building at that time.  
  3. All players will enter thru the double doors to the right of the main entrance.  
  4. All players will exit thru the glass doors to the left of the main entrance.
  5. 100% Mask Mandate for all players, parents and coaches if in Gorham Sports Center.  
  6. No sharing of equipment or uniforms  are allowed. 
  7. All players and coach's must social distance while inside the building.

Maine Athletic Complex

Please take note of the following procedures when practicing at the Maine Athletic Complex;

Indoor Team Practices at Gorham Sports Center

  1. This is a strict pick up and drop off only of players.  All parents are restricted from entering the building.  If you must, please walk your child to the front door only.
  2. No players can enter the building until the exact time their practice starts.  For example, if your practice starts at 11:30am, you cannot enter the building until 11:30am.   All practices will end 5 minutes early with the expectation that players/coach's exit the building at that time.  
  3. The Maine Athletic Complex requires us to complete temperature checks prior to each practice and this will be completed just prior to entering the main arena.
  4. 100% Mask Mandate for all players, parents and coaches if in the Maine Athletic Complex.
  5. No sharing of equipment or uniforms  are allowed. 
  6. All players and coach's must social distance while inside the building.