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Press Release

March 12, 2020

 

With the recent developments regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we are enacting several policies to help secure the safety and health of Diamond Club families. Player health and safety is always the number one concern in Diamond Club.

The crazy thing about COVID-19 is that no one really knows what could happen. Most medical experts feel like people in the ages of our athletes will be fine. However the concern is non symptom carriers.

Please see the following policies;

 

Games, Practices, team gatherings

Effective immediately all games, practices and team gatherings are optional attendance. There will be no repercussions to the player if they feel it is unsafe to attend. We do ask that coaches receive advanced notice and that if you’re not in attendance today, then you are not in attendance tomorrow, the next day ect. What we don’t want is for people to decide practice is unsafe, but games are ok. Pool play is unsafe, but bracket is ok. This week I don’t feel safe, next week I feel safe, then the next week I don’t feel safe. Exercise responsibility when making decisions. This policy will be in place until further notice. 

If you feel sick…stay home. No questions asked. Do NOT come to any team event if you are sick. Coaches this applies to you as well.

 

“No-Contact/No-Handshake” Policy

 

Diamond Club is also following the USSSA guidelines as outlined below:

 

A precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” will be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.

 

Maintain Good Hygiene Practices

  • Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time

  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Cover your mouth and nose – with a tissue, if possible – when coughing or sneezing, then properly discard the tissue in the trash

  • Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick

  • Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Diamond Club leadership will review, revise, and update this policy as necessary.

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Jason Walker

Diamond Club Fastpitch President

Diamond Club Premier- 18U Head Coach

Diamond Club Premier- 16U Head Coach

Diamond Club Premier- 14U Head Coach

816-729-7348

www.diamondclubfastpitch.com

 

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