Families of Round Rock Baseball League,
We hope that you all are doing well and are staying healthy during this unprecedented time. Our thoughts are with all kids, parents, umpires, coaches and families of Round Rock Baseball League. We understand that though these weeks have been difficult, compliance and faith will see us through. Thank you for doing your part in the community to stay safe.
The most recent orders from the Governor yesterday continue to limit gatherings in public areas that now include our schools until May 5th, 2020. We continue to monitor these updates, keeping in contact with the City of Round Rock and local authorities.
As we continue to explore all possible options to resume the season, our new tentative date will be at the beginning of May, with games to start again May 16th, 2020, and continue through June. The number of games and End of season tournament will be discussed by the BOD and relayed to you as soon as we are able. As a last resort, should we not be able to resume the season, issuing partial refunds will be considered.
Your health and safety is our top priority. Please continue to follow the guidelines set by the local and state authorities and stay home. We ask that you refrain from any team practices or public gathering that may put you at risk. Until then, keep practicing at home, swinging off the tee, and taking grounders!
Thank you all again for doing your part to keep the community safe. We miss you all and hope to see you at the fields soon.
Your RRBL Board of Directors
Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health authorities, Round Rock Baseball League is implementing some new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
Throughout the Round Rock Baseball League, we are adopting these new measures effective immediately. We cannot stress enough how vital it is that all participants (players, coaches and volunteers adhere to these guidelines.
RRBL is immediately setting in motion a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed by every participant of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. We would recommend staff, players and coaches use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” instead of other physical contact.
Maintain Good Hygiene Practices
All RRBL volunteers, employees, participants and family at RRBL games, practices and other events should be aware of the coronavirus risk and take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to germs. This includes maintaining good hygiene practices. We strongly recommend the following:
Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose – with a tissue, if possible – when coughing or sneezing, then properly discard the tissue in the trash
Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick
Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Additional RRBL Recommendations
The use of others baseball equipment (bats, gloves, etc...) is highly discouraged. Parents are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer for practices and games. Please use before dispersing any team snacks.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has a specific Q&A regarding the virus in children:
Please see the link below for more information regarding COVID-19
Here is a link for general guidelines from the CDC
RRBL will provide updates related to these new guidelines and let you know about any additional precautions to take if and when they become necessary. We appreciate your cooperation in following these new procedures as we work together to maintain the highest health and safety standards as an organization.
If you have any questions regarding an event in which you are registered to participate, please contact your manager or commissioner.
Your RRBL Board of Directors
The Mitt Digest
We would like to introduce you to the FIRST 'The Mitt Digest!' Your monthly newsletter about what's going on in and around the league.
This month includes: Raffle winners, 'Gear It Forward' pick up dates, player and coach spotlights, and MORE! Clink the link below to check it out!
We hope you enjoy!