Updated on June 30th, 2020

North Carolina is in Phase 3 of its COVID reopening plan.


COVID 19 POLICIES FOR ALL LEAGUES

– Staff are required to wear masks/facial covers while within 10 feet of players.
– Players are required to wear masks into and off the field/court.  At this time, players must wear a mask while playing until the STATE MASK MANDATE is lifted.
Sand Volleyball at VBGB/The Sand Box will be allowed to play without masks, but must wear a mask when not playing and within 6 feet of others.
– A player should not come to league games if they have Covid 19 symptoms; have been sick in the last 14 days; have been exposed to someone with Covid 19 in the last 14 days; or currently has a temperature.  The only exception is if they have had a negative Covid 19 test since the occurrence.
– Players need to bring their own water bottles and do not share personal equipment.
– No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco.
– No fans/spectators will be allowed at games due to gathering restrictions.
– Please leave the field promptly so the other teams can enter.
– Teams must wait away (we suggest your cars) from the courts/fields until they are cleared of people from the previous games.
– Warm-ups are minimal, if at all.
– All players must sign the COVID-19 waiver before playing (preferably on DASH Online).
– When checking-in with the coordinator/interacting with staff, please be respectful of 6 foot spacing.
– Getting close to staff while arguing calls will result in an automatic and lengthy suspension without appeal.


IF A TEAM HAS A PLAYER TEST POSITIVE
They should contact us (office@sportslinkus.com) immediately with basic details.
– The team will be removed from the schedule for 2 weeks (the team will be credited for the lost games).  Another team will be found to sub in the missed games. If we cannot find a sub, the opposing teams will receive credit for the lost games.
– We will contact the captain of a team that may have come into contact with an infected player.   That team may be asked to sit out games until players get tested and come back negative.  Any missed games due to COVID-19 as a team will be credited.


 

 

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR KICKBALL
1. Players must stand outside of dugout and separated by 6 feet when not on defense or up to kick or on base.  Only 2 players max in dugout at a time.
2. Sanitized Kickballs will be introduced for each game.
3. Do not spit on hands or balls.

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR SOFTBALL

1. It is recommended that new softballs remain in their original packaging until they need
to be introduced into a game OR sanitize balls before and after each game
2. It is recommended that all players and umpires use their own equipment while
participating. This includes gloves, bats, etc.
3. Players must stand outside of dugout and separated by 6 feet when not on defense or up to bat or on base.  Max of 2 players in the dugout at a time.

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR VOLLEYBALL

1. Anytime you enter VBGB, you will need a mask.
2. Do not use VBGB to fill up your water bottles.
3.  No unauthorized play at The Sand Box allowed.
4.  Do NOT rummage through our volleyballs.   We disinfect them and do not need players feeling each ball.

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR FLAG FOOTBALL

1. Teams are on opposite sidelines and subs are spread out at least 6 feet.
2. Allow the ref to move on the sidelines and don’t get in his way.
3. Players need to bring a white and dark shirt (blue/black/red/green).  No pinnies will be provided.  Home team gets the pick if wearing the same color.

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR SOCCER

1. Teams are on opposite sidelines and subs are spread out at least 6 feet.
2. Players need to bring a white and dark shirt (blue/black/red/green).  No pinnies will be provided.  Home team gets the pick if wearing the same color.

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR ULTIMATE

1. Teams are on opposite sidelines and subs are spread out at least 6 feet.
2.  Wipe/change discs between games