Dear U12 BV RED Boys Families,
WELCOME BACK!!!! It is with great excitement we are kicking off the 2021 season. As always, there is a lot of information to share/remind at the beginning of each season as well as some critical new information related to the requirements for Covid safety protocols. Please read this entire email to ensure you have all the details needed to help ensure our boys can play for the entire season.
My name is Ruth, I am Jake Farfan’s mom, and I am the team manager for this year. I will be sending weekly reminders for games and volunteer jobs as well as any important information that needs to be shared. I will send emails via the FLA website and post bulletins to our team page. Please check both for information. Thank you in advance for your time and support to help make this season the best it can be!
3/20 PLAY DAY DETAILS
- Players are to arrive 30-45 minutes before the game and go straight to temp check-in. This includes both players and their families.
- If they volunteered for a duty on 3/20, please check their volunteer slot time and make sure to arrive on time.
- Games cannot happen if we do not have game clock & scorekeepers for every game. This Saturday is opportunity to have table training which will cover game clock and scorekeeping, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the game but also ensure our team has enough people trained to do these jobs and have back ups.
- Links to volunteer sign up and job descriptions are at bottom of this message. Please log in and sign up now to ensure that we have all required positions filled for the season.
COVID SAFETY INFORMATION/RULES
- Require face coverings for all volunteers, coaches, and spectators* at all times.
- Require players and officials to wear a face covering at all times, as tolerated.**
- **Definition of “as tolerated” for players: the individual may move the face covering to below their chin and get a drink or catch their breath. They then must immediately return the face covering to cover their nose and mouth. This should be brief.
- **Definition of “as tolerated” for Officials: the individual may remove the face covering to perform key functions of officiating: blow whistle, run along outside the play where social distancing can be maintained, etc. They will wear the face covering when setting up the face off or draw, meetings, equipment checks, and all other times when not on the field.
- Require that spectators maintain social distance on the sidelines.
- No pop-ups on the field beyond those being used by the teams and scoring table.
- Stay home when appropriate: Players, parents, and coaches should stay home when they are showing signs of COVID-19, have a temperature, or have had close contact with a person with COVID-19.
- Players are permitted to have only immediate family members (or those living in the same household) on site with them.
Regarding personal pop up tents:
- For now, no tents are allowed on the field other than the ones provided by the home team, which is for the players and game table. That means that for now, you cannot bring your tent for your family. As soon as this changes, we will let you know.
- For 12U and above – Volunteer position for Pop up tent manager has been removed for now. If we are permitted to have these later in the season, I will add back in and request a volunteer.
All families are required to do 10 hours of volunteering. We MUST have these positions filled for games to happen.
*Please note, coaching families and families who are serving on the FLA board are already fulfilling well past their 10 hours.
*Please sign up now for the entire season so that we have all required positions filled
GAME DAY JOBS:
Score Keeper (home games only)
Sit at the game table, keep track of scoring, penalties, etc. Training available on Saturday 3/20/21
Game Clock (home games only)
Sit at the game table, keep track of the time left in each quarter as well as any penalties being served. Training available on Saturday 3/20/21
For Boys, we list it out separately as scorekeeper and game clock for home games
Sideline Manager (needed for all home and away games)
A position you can do while cheering on your team...in a beautiful orange vest! Sideline Manager is responsible for ensuring the spectators and fans support the athletes, coaches and officials in a positive manner and refrain from unsportsmanlike behavior. If necessary, you would notify an unruly fan or spectator that unsportsmanlike behavior may lead to ejection and/or a game cancelation by the officials. In the rare instance that further contact with an unruly fan or spectator is needed, this can be handled by a game official. There should be a Sideline Manager from the opposing team as well. When Folsom is the home team you are also responsible for placing balls on the end and side lines right before the game, replacing them at half time, and collecting them at the end of the game. Final additional task for home games is to ensure children are not playing in unsafe areas where they may get hit by a stray shot.
New in 2021 - Must ensure spectators are 6 feet away from each other. Households can sit together, but two different households must be 6 feet apart.
Game Day Temperature Takers (home games only, two volunteers per game) New in 2021
Arrive 45 minutes before the game and take the temperature of all players (home and away) and all spectators.
In addition to writing down each person’s name, you must also add team name for players, and ask every person these yes/no questions:
- Have you had a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fever in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
You will use the temperature check sheets provided by the team manager, who should put them in the team box. There should be two forms given to you. One is for players. This form should already be filled out with player names and numbers. The second form is blank and is for spectators.
In the temperature column, you can simply put a checkmark down if their temperature is 100.3F or less. If it’s higher than that, you need to note down the actual temperature.
Anyone with a temperature over 100.3 must be asked to leave. Anyone who answers yes to any of the yes/no questions, must be asked to leave.
When the game is done, take a picture and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure this is done in order to keep a record. If you are unable to do this, please put them back in the team box. Any unused forms should be returned to the team box.
Please note, you must be available to take temperatures throughout the game, though you can certainly watch your child’s game from where you’re standing. As an alternative to signing up to volunteer for your child’s game, you could volunteer for the game right before your child’s game. Meaning, you would volunteer for another team and someone from another team may volunteer for your team’s game. If your team’s game is the last one for the day on that field, you may or may not get a volunteer from another team, but they are certainly allowed to volunteer for that game, if they wish to get their hours in that way.
Visiting Team Spotter Game Table Support (Boys only)
1 person from our team who sits at the game table at away games. The home team will keep score and be in charge of the game clock. This person’s job is to help spot which player just scored, who assisted, etc. Help the home team table game support people as needed.
Tent/Table/Chair Set-Up / Tear Down (home field -first and last games of the day only)
Livermore (boy’s games) -Two large pop-up tents, the game table, 3 chairs, and 2 banners need to be brought from our storage shed down below of the parking lot at Livermore (by the baseball field) up to the field and setup before the first game of the day and then must be torn down and returned to the shed at the end of the day. There is a wagon that is used for transporting the equipment. Typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete this task. A FLA Board Member will meet you at the shed to unlock it.
Thanks again to all our families and I look forward to seeing you out on the field!