Rhyne Park Families-
With the continuing news of the spread of the coronavirus, please know that we are monitoring the situation closely and we take it very seriously. We ask that our softball community heed the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health. By staying informed, practicing good hygiene, and remaining at home if exhibiting any signs of illness, we can help prevent the spread of this respiratory virus.
USA Softball, USSSA and the CDC has suggested refraining from handshaking, so with that in mind we are going to ask that you come up with different ways to exhibit good sportsmanship and recognize the other team’s efforts. Suggestions include clapping for the other team as a group, tipping of hats, or simply waving and saying good game. This includes players, coaches, parents & umpires and includes pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. The entire IIFTG League is abiding by the above.
For post-game team snacks, please make sure that the players wash their hands. We have asked the county to ensure hand soap is readily available in all bathrooms daily for practices and games and we are working to acquire and provide hand sanitizer at the concession stand when we host at Rhyne Park. We encourage you to bring hand sanitizer or wipes with the post-game snack if possible.
Additionally, we encourage you to please bring disinfecting wipes and wipe down helmets and catcher's masks between innings if you are sharing gear. We will do our best to stock the equipment room with some wipes as soon as we can.
The greatest part of Rhyne Park is the community itself. We ask that you be proactive in helping us keep our community as safe as possible.
The Rhyne Park Board