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.
    a. If kids need room to social distance they can use the bleachers.
  2. No parents/spectators allowed on the bleachers.
  3. Coaches wear masks if they cannot social distance.
  4. Players wear masks to and from the field – optional in games.
  5. Umpires are allowed behind the plate and must wear a mask.
  6. If a player, coach or fan feels ill they should not attend a game or practice.
  7. Shared equipment – all HELMETS must be cleaned and disinfected.
  8. Tip/waiver your hat at the end of the game – no high fives, etc.
  9. 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.
  10. Self-report to all close contacts after a laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID- 19 infection. (A close contact is any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more -per CDC guideline)
  11. All CDC and IDPH rules and guidelines are to be followed by all.
  12. 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.

Intermediate Softball Information

Intermediate Girls Softball is the first softball league after Teeball. Players in the Intermediates League are in 1st and 2nd grade, and the format is coach pitch. An 11" RIF ball (reduced injury factor) is used. Teams are selected by a draft.

Approximately 13 games are played, plus double elimination playoffs. Weekday games are at Sauganash Park, and Saturday games are at Brooks Park or Indian Road Park. The season starts the last week in April and concludes with the Championship Game played during the ESAA picnic at Wildwood Park in July.

Standings::

W L T PCT
BILLIKENS 3 1 0 .750
FIGHTING ILLINI 2 1 0 .667
HAWKEYES 2 1 0 .667
TROJANS 2 2 0 .500
ARMY 1 2 0 .333
WILDCATS 0 3 0 .000

* Select team to view the team schedule.

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