Softball Manitoba Return to Play Guidelines



As of May 10, 2021: In accordance with the Province of Manitoba’s Public Health Orders, outdoor organized softball activities are permitted under the following conditions:
- MAXIMUM of 5 participants which includes coaches, per diamond.
- NO spectators allowed. NO indoor activities allowed.
- One coach present must execute the duties of safety officer as per Softball Manitoba's RTP (contact tracing, ensuring overall compliance with RTP/PHO, physical distancing, no spectators, etc.).

 

2021 Return to Play Document - revised April 28, 2021

 

 

 

FAQs

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?
Answer: No.

 

 

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Note: MPSL teams can enter the park 1 hour before game time. Slo-pitch teams can have access 30 minutes before their game time.

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