COVID-19 Rules and Regulations for the 2021 Season

COVID Rules for ESAA 2021

The following are guidelines for all ESAA programs and represent the minimum requirements for all participants. When ESAA team is visiting team: team and all of their supporters will voluntarily comply with all park specific requirements in addition to those set forth here.

  1. Only players and coaches in and near the dugout.
    - If kids need room to social distance they can use the bleachers.
  2. No parents/spectators allowed on the bleachers.
  3. Masks must be worn at all times by coaches.
  4. Players wear masks to and from the field.
  5. Masks are NOT optional in games, they are mandatory
  6. Umpires are allowed behind the plate and must wear a mask.
  7. If a player, coach or fan feels ill they should not attend a game or practice.
  8. Shared equipment - all HELMETS must be cleaned and disinfected.
  9. Tip/waiver your hat at the end of the game - no high fives, etc.
  10. Teams must clear their dugout/spectator areas of all garbage prior to vacating the field and should leave the park within 15 minutes of last out.
  11. Self-report to all close contacts after a laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID- 19 infection.
    (Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet or over 15 minutes, masked or unmasked)
  12. All CDC and IDPH rules and guidelines are to be followed by all.
  13. NO SPITTING by players or coaches - no gum or sunflower seeds allowed.

Park districts require social distancing to be observed at all times.
Rules are subject to change as situations and regulations require.
Read the Chicago Park district Covid-19 response statement

General Information

The Edgebrook-Sauganash Athletic Association is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit community organization. Our baseball and softball programs are for children from age 5 through 14+. With parental participation and community sponsorship our mission is to implant our children the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority; to instill in them the values of discipline, dedication and determination and to provide them with the opportunity to develop skills, pride, and team spirit, so that they may be healthier, stronger, and happier children who grow up to be good, decent, fair and trustworthy citizens.

Our motto is: have FUN, FRIENDSHIP, and learn the FUNDAMENTALS of baseball.


ESAA is one of the most highly regarded youth organizations in our community. Last season we had over 1,000 boys and girls from ages 5-15 playing t-ball, baseball or softball on 90 different teams with over 170 volunteer coaches. This year we expect to exceed last year's numbers. Click here for more information about how to sponsor one of our teams.

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