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GVAA Return to Play Plan & Guidelines

June 22, 2020

GVAA is excited to announce we have received the NJDOH guidelines and we will return to play this summer.  We recognize there is still risk associated with the COVID-19 virus.  We feel our community will follow the guidelines as they were written and help us safely get our community back to the fields. 

Please review and familiarize yourself with the guidelines provided by the NJDOH and the GVAA Return to Play Plan.  All who participate in GVAA activates should respect and follow these guidelines.  Parents and coaches will need to sign and acknowledge the receipt, review, and the adherence to both the NJDOH guidelines as well as the GVAA Return to Play Plan.

NJ Department of Health
Office of Communications: Judith Persichilli (609-984-7160)
PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625

https://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_GuidanceForSportsActivities.pdf

GVAA Return to Play Plan

GVAA coaches, players, and spectators should follow the guidelines provided by the NJDOH.  The GVAA Return to Play Plan calls out some aspects of the NJDOH Guidelines but does not supersede or replace the guidelines provided by the NJDOH. GVAA reserves the right to update the Return to Play Plan at any time to continue to provide a safe environment.  A parent/guardian of each player will need to sign an acknowledgement of receipt for the NJDOH guidelines and the GVAA Return to Play Plan.

  • Signs will be posted at each field at the Rabinowitz Complex as a reminder of the social distancing, face covering, and good hygiene protocols.  
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  • Coaching staff and parents/guardians should wear cloth face coverings. Athletes are also encouraged to wear cloth or disposable face coverings when not engaging in vigorous activity, such as when sitting on the bench, when interacting with an athletic trainer, etc
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  • Each field at the Rabinowitz complex will be supplied with two safety kits including hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray to be used by the players and coaches.  Also included will be copy of the guidelines and reference materials.
  • Shared equipment will be sanitized before switching between players.  
  • Baseballs will be sanitized frequently during games and practices.
  • Dug outs will be closed except for the on-deck section.  
  • Seeds and gum are prohibited within the complex.
  • While players are not on the field of play, they will line up in a safe location, designated by the coach, while practicing social distancing where possible or preferably stay with their parent/guardian. Please bring a chair for your player if possible.
  • Scheduling will be staggered to minimize crowds 
  • Bathrooms will remain closed.  Portable bathrooms are available and will be cleaned twice a week.
  • The concession stand will remain closed.
  • All players and coaches will be required to have a temperature check, verbal questionnaire, and sign acknowledgement before each practice and game.
    • Any player or coach with a temp of 100.4F will be asked to leave the complex immediately.
    • Players under the age of 17 will need a parent or guardian present for the check in process and to sign acknowledgment
    • A check in stations with a GVVA representative will be located at the tent near the Babe Ruth field.
  • Sick coaches, players, and families are encouraged to stay home.  To safely determine when to participate and when to stay home follow the guidelines in section 1.a.vii in the above referenced NJDOH guidelines.  

Our summer program will consist of 2 weeks of practice followed by 4 weeks of games.  Your coach will be communicating the specific details around your team’s schedule. If you would like to transfer your registration to the spring 2021 season contact John Connors at jconners@janney.com or 856-261-8738.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and support.  We hope together we can respect each other and have a safe and fun summer program.  

GVAA Board of Directors


The. Game. Will. Continue.


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Viking Baseball Camp 2020


VIKING BASEBALL CAMP

BACK AT RABINOWITZ THIS SUMMER!

VIKING BASEBALL CAMP WITH EASTERN HEAD COACH ROB CHRIST AND HIS STAFF!


4 DIFFERENT CAMPS TO CHOOSE FROM:
CAMP 1: COMPREHENSIVE CAMP- JUNE 22-26

CAMP 2: PITCHING & CATCHING CAMP- JUNE 29-30

CAMP 3: DEFENSIVE SKILLS AND HITTING CAMP- JULY 13-17

CAMP 4: COMPETITION CAMP- AUGUST 10-14

FOR PLAYERS AGES 7-14

CAMP HOURS: 9am to 12:30pm, Monday-Friday

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS JUNE 8, 2020.


FOR PRICES AND MORE INFO: CLICK ON THE PDF FILE BELOW

Questions? EMAIL: VIKINGCAMP@GMAIL.COM


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Visit our New GVAA Store for all your Vikings Gear!
T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats, Bags and more for our players, coaches and moms!

 

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Bat Rules

USABat Stamp of Approval

USABat Stamp of Approval

Cal Ripken Baseball in conjunction with USA Baseball has implemented bat rules that must be enforced at all levels in both our GVAA Rec and Travel programs. 

These bats are designed to act like wood bats and they must have a USABat Stamp of Approval to be legal for play. 

To See a Complete List of USA Approved Bats Click Here
USA BAT RULES for BABE RUTH/CAL RIPKEN Baseball

TEE BALL BAT RULES:

Beginning January 1, 2018, participating National Member Organizations will adopt the USABat standard for youth baseball and tee ball bats. Unlike standard youth baseball bats, tee ball bats (lengths 26” and shorter) are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat Program.

However, to be approved for play within the participating National Member Organizations, tee ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying permanent text which reads:

ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS 

GVAA Board of Directors








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