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Return to Play Protocols For Mount Vernon Patriots


  • Social distancing 
    • MVP team- players and coaches will remain 10’ a part while in the dugout areas and at all times unless it is during the game on the field. The dugout area most likely will need to be extended (behind a fence)
    • Social distancing fans- all fans must remain 10’ away from anyone that is not in their immediate family or household. If fans refuse to social distance, the game will stop. Only family members of coaches, players and umpires are allowed at events in Phase 2.
  • Screening
    • ALL parents, players, coaches, and family members must take their temperature and screen themselves before leaving their house for any practices, games, or team events. 
    • It is required that they will fill out a screening document to turn into the COVID coach/parent when arriving each day.
  • Illness / Symptoms- parents, players and family members must remain home if they have any illness or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Baseballs- each team will supply their own baseballs from the dugout while their team is in the field. 
    • 2 buckets of baseballs must be maintained by each team (Clean and Dirty) for game baseballs
    • Baseballs must be wiped down before they are thrown back into play
  • Cleaning Wipes and Hand Sanitizer- players must supply their own hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes for events and apply it every inning 
  • After each out- the ball will go immediately back to the pitcher (no throwing it around)
  • No sharing team equipment- helmets, gloves, bats…
  • No shared team cooler or drinks - Everyone (coaches and players) must bring their own.
  • Contact between players, coaches or any other individuals on the field -  No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, hugs, spitting, sunflower seeds…
  • Meetings- No team meetings where everyone isn’t at least 10’ apart.
  • Conference- Home plate conference and other meetings- everyone must stay 10’ apart 
  • Equipment spacing- Equipment should be spaced out 10’ apart behind the dugout or elsewhere
  • Dugout Extended- Players should be spaced out as they enter/exit the dugout area (stay 10’ apart)
  • Line-ups- Team lineups should be exchanged electronically
  • Umpires- umpires will remain 10’ away from players (behind P or further behind C)
  • Masks- are optional both on and off the field
  • Reporting- the COVID Coach/Parent must report any COVID positive player or spectator to their coach, opposing teams and NVTBL within 12 hours of finding out
  • COVID Coach- each MVP team must have an extra parent or coach who is in charge of only COVID.  

Their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and ensuring social distancing / Hand sanitizer and Cleaning Wipes / Equipment / Seeds / Spitting 
  • Collect screening documents
  • Mark off all social distancing in dugouts and assist for spectators as well
  • All COVID related items 



  • Tents and Tarps - Parents are encouraged to bring a tent or tarp to provide shade for the players in the dugout extended area.  However, all players using the tent/tarp must maintain 10’ social distancing rules.
  • Chairs- We encourage players to bring their own chairs for dugout extended areas to help with social distancing. They can keep their equipment with their chair.

COVID Release and Waiver (Required to Play by all players, parents and coaches)

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Description automatically generatedIn consideration of being allowed to participate in and/or on behalf of the Mount Vernon Patriots (MVP) and related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

1- Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

2- I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,

3- I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

4- I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS the Mount Vernon Patriots (MVP), its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.


This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities, and further accept these risks and responsibilities on behalf of my child/ward. I for myself, my spouse (if applicable), and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.


State of VA Phase 2 Guidelines

All coaches, players, parents and COVID Coaches should be aware of State of VA Guidelines

CDC Guidelines

All coaches, players, parents and COVID Coaches should be aware of CDC Guidelines

Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Coronavirus Response

All coaches, players, parents and COVID Coaches should be aware of FCPA Guidelines

Northern Virginia is going into Phase 2 on 6/12.  

The NVTBL season will not start until 6/17/20 -all MVP player, coach, parent and covid coach registration and waivers should be completed by that date.    

MVP will NOT begin scheduling any practices, workouts or other official activities for MVP teams until all player, coach and COVID coach waivers are completed for your team.  

NVTBL Games will start on 6/27/20.

***IMPORTANT NOTE - MVP teams carry insurance through NVTBL and the insurance is not active until June 17th.   Until that date (or date indicated by NVTBL) , no MVP team will have insurance or liability coverage ***