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

ESAA Storm Information

ESAA Travel Baseball

Mission Statement

The mission of ESAA's Storm Softball Program is to provide an opportunity for ESAA players to compete at a higher level of competition. We aim to develop players that will participate at the high school level and beyond. We are committed to continuing the strong sense of community that is the hallmark of ESAA. We believe we offer a very competitively priced travel softball program, largely due to the generosity of the coaches in donating their valuable time.

ALL FEES TO BE COLLECTED BY MAY 1st, suspension of player will incur for lack of payment.


Tryouts for the 2022 Storm season are the week of July 19 at Edgebrook Park. Please note that pre-registration is required.

Registration Link:

Your player will try out in the age bracket they are eligible to compete in for the 2022 season. Eligibility is based on the player’s age as of January 1, 2022.

12U, 14U, and 16U

Monday, July 19

6–8 p.m.

Edgebrook Park, Fields 2, 3, and 4 (check-in at field #4)


Wednesday, July 21

6–8 p.m.

Edgebrook Park, Fields 2, 3, and 4 (check-in at field #4)

On the tryout day, please have your player ready for the scheduled start time. We will have softballs, but players should bring their gloves, masks, helmets, and other equipment they need.

If you have questions about registration or are interested in assisting at the tryouts, please contact Steve Christensen, Storm Black 10U head coach, at

If your player cannot attend the tryout dates above, we are holding a make-up tryout on Thursday, July 29, at 6 p.m., for all age groups. If you plan to attend the make-up date, please specify that in the “Notes” section of the registration form.

ESAA is proud of our Storm teams, and we are excited to continue building the program. We look forward to seeing your player at the upcoming tryout!


Tom Driscoll


ESAA Travel Baseball Chicago