Question: Can we start playing league games?
Answer: Yes, as per PHO, outdoor games are allowed and Member Leagues may start the outdoor competition season as scheduled, or later if they need to prepare and finalize details.
Question: How early can teams arrive before games for warm-up?
Answer: Please consult the facility being used for this question and others. Please respect that facility guidelines may differ from PHO.
Question: Are tournaments allowed?
Answer: No, as per PHO, multi-team tournaments are not currently allowed.
Question: Do players and coaches have to wear masks during games?
Answer: Players and coaches must wear masks whenever they are NOT actively in game play/ cannot physical distance (2m).
While actively engaged in game play on the field, coaches and players are not required to wear a mask.
Question: How many are allowed on a coaching staff?
Answer: The maximum is 5 and all staff must be registered on RAMP as either a coach or manager. Anyone registered as a ‘coach’ must be certified per requirements here https://www.softball.mb.ca/article/63729
Question: I'm adding a 5th staff member, should they register as a coach or manager? Are there any certification requirements?
Answer: They can register as a manager. The only 'certification' required is Respect in Sport which is completely virtual. Please see our website here for Respect in Sport details. https://www.softball.mb.ca/content/coaching-requirments
Question: What if a coach can't make it one day, can someone else fill in?
Answer: No. We encourage teams to register the max amount of staff (5), and ensure it is only those 5 registered members fulfilling staff roles at games/practices.
Question: Is the team safety officer responsible for spectators physically distancing?
Answer: Each team's safety officer is responsible for their team's spectators maintaining physical distancing. (Plus contact tracing and that it is only 1 spectator per minor athlete as per PHO and Softball MB's RTP).
Question: Does the safety officer need to be on the coaching staff?
Answer: No, it can be a parent/guardian spectator. NOTE: if you want your safety officer to have dugout access (for sanitization purposes, etc.), then YES they would need to be registered staff with a minimum of Respect in Sport certification.
Question: If a parent/guardian is on the coaching staff, do they count as the 1 spectator for their athlete on the team?