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NVTBL--COVID Protocol Steps for Reporting Cases

If you have a potential Covid exposure or Positive case within your team, here's what you need to do.

COVID REPORTING

-  Contact your county (or DC) health department (Virginia contacts by county  Local Health Districts – Virginia Department of Health there is a form for FX County-  Fairfax County Community Sports Organization COVID-19 Case Reporting (virginia.gov)  Health departments make decisions on what to do with each case.

-  Notify Rob Hahne- NVTBL (Robh@nvtbl.org) Provide Rob with your team name, age/competition level and the situation and status from the health department.

-  Notify any teams you have played over the past week

-  Notify any upcoming teams you may play if games get cancelled due to shut down

 

SCREENING FORM

We would like all teams to continue to use a COVID screening form for each event.  It protects your team, you as the coach and your organization.  You can use Team Snap, our form or something very similar.  Online is easiest.  

 

DISTANCING

Teams should still make the effort to distance in the dugout.  It helps to potentially keep your team from getting shutdown if there is a case or close contact.


Loudoun County Mask Requirements

Click on document below.  This applies for ALL games and events held in Loudoun County.


Fairfax County COVID Reporting

Who is required to report cases of COVID-19 to the Fairfax County Health Department?

·         The Virginia Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control requires outbreaks/cases to be reported directly and immediately to the local health department (see language in the box below). In the regulations, recreational athletic programs fall under the category of day program. Additionally, Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) has requested that individual cases of reportable diseases, like COVID-19, are also reported immediately.

Where do I report cases, and what information must be included?

·         Fairfax County has an online survey for recreational athletics programs to report COVID cases to FCHD: Fairfax County Community Sports Organization COVID-19 Case Reporting. It includes sections to report information on the sports program, information on the case, rosters for players and coaches, and contact information for the submitter.

·         It is up to the individual program to decide who should submit information into the survey.

·         Entities (sports leagues) may voluntarily comply with the contact tracing investigation, or our Health Director can ask the State Health Commissioner to issue an order for compliance.  Va. Code § 32.1-39.  Violation of the Commissioner’s order is a Class 1 misdemeanor; the remedies include injunctive relief and a civil penalty. Va. Code § 32.1-27. 

Who reviews the cases reported through the survey?

·         FCHD’s Containment Branch, which investigates COVID-19 cases and contacts, receives and reviews all submissions to the survey. A case interviewer will reach out to the case (or parent/guardian of the case) to complete a case investigation, identify close contacts, and provide public health guidance for isolation. The Containment Branch will follow-up with the submitter to notify them when the investigation is completed, and provide any next steps for the program (e.g., pausing activities for 14 days).

·         After your program learns of the case(s), all activities must be paused, including practices and internal meetings, to allow FCHD time to complete the case investigation.

How is the information reported into the survey kept confidential?

·         All FCHD operations must meet the privacy standards in HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a federal law requiring the protection of personal health information. The Community Sports Organization COVID-19 Case Reporting survey is HIPAA-compliant, and FCHD will follow procedures during the case and outbreak investigation to maintain privacy of the personal health information.

·         Virginia Code § 32.1-39 and 12 Virginia Administrative Code § 5-90-100 give the Health Department the legal authority and responsibility to investigate positive COVID cases and to perform contact tracing.  Reports and disclosures to the Health Department are immune from civil liability or criminal penalty.  Va. Code § 32.1-38. 

 


SCREENING DOCUMENT

We would like all teams to continue to use a COVID screening form for each event.  It protects your team, you as the coach and your organization.  You can use Team Snap, our form or something very similar.  Online is easiest.  Orgs/teams may choose to create an online version of this exact form or use the Team Snap form and track screening forms that way.  


NVTBL- RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS

            MANDATORY- RTP PROTOCOLS (updated 9/9/21)

  • Social distancing team-  players and coaches should make an effort to remain 3'-6’ a part while in the dugout areas and at all times unless it is during the game on the field.
  • Screening Form (recommended)-  players, coaches, staff should fill out and sign the COVID screening form prior to every team function (games, workouts, practices) and turn them into to the COVID coach.  The COVID coach keep all forms 100% private and protect the information.  They may transfer results to a spreadsheet and destroy all forms.  Need documentation of who is present at each event.  Screening form can be converted to online form or use Team Snap.
  • Illness / Symptoms-  parents and players must remain home if they have any illness or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Dugout Extended-  Extended dugouts are recommended
  • Masks-  (UPDATED 5/23/21)-  
    • Masks recommended for unvaccinated individuals
    • Masks optional for vaccinated individuals
  • Reporting-  the coach must report any COVID positive player or spectator to their coach, opposing teams and NVTBL (Rob Hahne) within 12 hours of finding out (do not ever share specific names).  You will also need to reach out to your county's health department and give NVTBL that update.  You will deal directly with your county health department on next steps.
  • COVID Coach-  (recommended) each team should consider having an extra parent or coach who is in charge of only COVID 
    • Social distancing / Hand sanitizer / Equipment / Seeds / Spitting / Wipes
    • Collect screening documents (do not share w/ anyone else / keep private)
    • All COVID related items…

 

 


VA Phase 3 Guidelines

All coaches, players, families should be aware of these guidelines.


CDC Guidelines

All coaches, players, families should be aware of the CDC guidelines.


Background Checks

Head and Asst. coaches along with others who come into contact with players must have a background check that was run no earlier than February 1st, 2020.  These have to be done before practices and games begin.  This has been mandatory for Fairfax County coaches and will now be mandatory for all NVTBL coaches and administrators.  

NVTBL has secured an arrangement with USA Baseball to provide a low cost option for background checks (only $6).  If you have already done a background check after 1/31/20 and can provide the documentation, that will suffice.  We will be sending out the USA Baseball background check option and also follow-up with additional specifics. NVTBL wants to notify everyone now so that you can start to prepare a plan within your organizations and teams.  


NVTBL's updated time limits for ALL AGES

All games are now no new inning 1 hour and 50 minutes.

A reminder that there is never a drop dead time limit for any NVTBL games.

All umpire pricing will stay the same.  


20 - 50% Off Wilson, DeMarini, Louisville, Evoshield, ATEC products

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NVTBL has secured a deal with Wilson to provide NVTBL families and teams large discounts for all Wilson, DeMarini, Louisville, Evoshield, ATEC products through a custom website.  You will find huge discounts anywhere from 20 - 50% off a large variety of items.  

SPECIFICS FROM WILSON-  How to access website and receive discounts:

We have partnered with Wilson Sporting Goods and their brands (Wilson, Demarini, Louisville Slugger, Atec, & Evoshield) to allow our Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League members and partners to purchase decorated apparel and product gear from all of their brands. If you order a stock item (Evoshield apparel, bat, glove, bag, batting gloves, Evoshield protective gear, etc.) that will ship immediately.  It is important to note that you can order any stock gear item at any time throughout the year just by logging into your www.wilsonteamshop.com account.  The Wilson Team Shop (WTS) hard goods store with non-custom products NEVER CLOSES.  The WTS is your 24/7 one-stop shop that allows you to order the top brands at incredible team discount pricing that is special for NVTBL members and partners.  Below are the quick steps to access our WTS:

STEPS:

  1. Go to www.wilsonteamshop.com/join
  2. Fill out your information and enter access code ­­­___12EFAEE _________
  3. Open the email sent by consumerservice-us-en@wilson.com and click on the link 
  4. Shop the best brands in baseball using your exclusive NVTBL discount

 Remember to keep your user/password information to log into www.wilsonteamshop account throughout the season to purchase all products.  Orders will deliver directly to your home and orders $50/more will receive free freight.

If you have any questions with registration, please locate the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page. The customer service team will be able to assist with any questions. This is our store for the holidays and beyond. Don’t miss your chance on a great opportunity for gifts this holiday season!


2021 Spring Season Registration is CLOSED

Registration for the Spring 2021 season is CLOSED! Click the blue button labeled '2021 Spring Registration' above to start the process. 

  • Late fees begin on 2/1 ($125). Registration will be closed on February 12th at midnight. In order for a Team to be included in Game & Practice Schedules the Team must have completed the Registration process and paid all fees. Any Team registrations that are unpaid will be voided @ 8:00am on February 13th so scheduling can be started.
  • NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER AFTER 2/12/21.
  • Registration fees for 8U - 12U teams is $445 (INCLUDES two dozen baseballs for those coaches who attend the coaches meeting; does not include Insurance)
  • Registration fees for 13U and older teams is $845 (INCLUDES three dozen baseballs for those coaches who attend the coaches meeting)
  • LATE FEE BEGINS ON 2/1 - 8U - 12U will be $570 and 13u and older will be $970.
  • Spring Season (8U - 12U) - offered from March 27 - June 6
  • Spring Season (13U and older) - offered from March 27 - July 14 (additional games thru 7/31 can be submitted through game requests)

American Travel Baseball Alliance

NVTBL created the American Travel Baseball Alliance to connect travel baseball teams, org's and leagues across the country.  You will be blown away by the ATBA website functions:

-  Map with pop-up email to every College Coach in country

-  Map with direct links to every College BB website

-  Monthly EDU Contributors from the best across the country

-  Much much more...

NVTBL- DC Prospects League


 

ROSTERS / SCHEDULES

By Joey Kamide.   NOVA Baseball Magazine

February 4 - Over 40 Division I recruits will suit up next month in the new D.C. Prospect League, which will lead into the abbreviated Virginia high school season set to begin in mid-April. 

The four-team league will consist of an 18-game regular season played from Feb. 28 to Apr. 5, with games held at the new Fredericksburg Nationals ballpark and South County Middle School in Lorton. Both venues feature turf playing surfaces. 

The league’s coaches will limit pitchers to 30 pitches to begin the season, with that count eventually increasing to 45.

“We are very excited to provide opportunities for high school players in both the DC Prospect League and the Spring Training Team League,” said Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League executive director Rob Hahne, one of the league’s organizers. “Baseball in March will be so important for all of these players both mentally and physically.”

The DCPL will give Major League Baseball scouts an opportunity to check in on potential pro prospects such as Madison senior two-way standout James Triantos, a North Carolina recruit who saw his draft stock rise after an impressive showing at October’s Perfect Game WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, FL. Other seniors such as Marshall righty Kyle Robinson (Texas Tech), Freedom-South Riding shortstop and pitcher Casey Cook (North Carolina) and Riverside right-hander Wyatt Shenkman (East Carolina) are also on draft radars, and a number of the league’s underclassmen - notably Bishop O’Connell right-hander Jack O’Connor (Virginia), Independence righty Bryce Dolby (Mississippi) and McLean outfielder and pitcher Griffin Stieg (Virginia Tech) - are considered potential prospects for the 2022 MLB Draft.  

The league will provide an ultra-competitive environment for some of the area’s top talent as the state’s high school programs prepare for a long-awaited return to the diamond. Both the Virginia High School League and Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association are scheduled to begin their abbreviated seasons on Apr. 12.

The last public school contest played in Virginia was on June 14, 2019 when Lake Braddock defeated Westfield in the VHSL Class 6 state final. A handful of private school games were played last spring before the COVID-19 shutdown. 

 

NVTBL HS Spring Training League

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Our HS Spring Training League will play from March 2 - April 3.  This league will help prepare players for their upcoming HS seasons on April 12th.  We are very excited to provide this opportunity for high-level HS players throughout Northern Virginia.

2019 Fall EOS Champions

  • Stars Wunder 8u Champs
  • Loudoun Aces 9u Silver Champs
  • ATB Arsenal Blue 9u Gold Champs
  • Pioneer Legends 10u Silver Champs
  • ATB Arsenal Blue 10u Gold Champs
  • Sterling Xplosion 11u Silver Champs
  • Mt. Vernon Patriots 11u Gold Champs
  • Stars Newell 12u Silver Champs
  • ATB Arsenal Blue 12u Gold Champs
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Coaches Corner

SportsEngine Tutorial

A quick tutorial video on how to login, view your team page and add your roster. 

SportsEngine Help Link

Coaches--here's the link to the help button on SportsEngine for your use and to share with your parents, etc.

You can type in questions, look up how to videos or even contact/chat with a live person who can help.

https://help.sportsengine.com/

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NVTBL EDU


EDU Podcast- SEASON 3!

NVTBL's EDU Podcast continues with a new season of episodes! Tune in each week for a new episode all winter long!

Premier Showcase League PSL


The Premier Showcase League (PSL) is a division of the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL) 16u - 17u.  The PSL was created to provide elite level competition for high school players looking to play baseball at the next level.  We have developed a better system to support our local programs/teams while saving local families thousands of dollars in travel expenses.  Programs can put in a request to join this premier league within NVTBL.

 

PSL Teams

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VA/NC College Loop

NVTBL/PSL Winter Showcase

Stay Connected


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NVTBL Staff


Rob Hahne

Executive Director

Phone: 703-499-4905


Lisa Lombardozzi

Team Accounting and Scheduling Assistant

Phone: 571-765-1561


AFTER HOURS ON-CALL County Contact Information- Fields/Security

Fairfax County

Athletic Field Status | (parktakes-online.net)

Parks-  703-609-8870

Schools-  703-324-5264

 

Loudoun County

Field & Facility Status | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Parks/Schools- 571-233-0424

Jenni Aiello

13U-Varsity/PSL League Manager

Phone: 571-352-8850


Carly Blair

10u-12u League Manager

Phone: 571-352-8407


Bill Byerley

8u-12u Umpire Assignor

Phone: 703-795-7168


Rob Hahne

8u League Manager

Phone: 703-499-4905


Lisa Lombardozzi

9u League Manager

Phone: 571-765-1561

NVTBL Team Workshops

NVTBL is offering a new Baseball Education based initiative for this off-season.  This initiave is for teams and it will be a game changer for your team and your players.  Ron Tugwell and Rob Hahne have been running similar workshops for teams we coached over the past 20 years.  They are very well received and one of the best things we have done.  NVTBL's Professional Advisory Committee comprised of Head HS Coaches, College Coaches and former Pro Players has decided to offer this to all NVTBL teams this fall/winter.  There are limited date offerings and each workshop allows only 2 teams to participate to keep the sessions small.

 

TEAM- PLAYER DEVELOPMENT / LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS (parents encouraged to attend)

-  Academics

-  Social / Leadership / Life Lessons

-  Player Development Plan- getting 2% better each day

-  Mental Approach-  Hitting / Pitching / Defense

-  Playing w/ Confidence / Aggressive Approach

-  What it takes to play HS Baseball (ages 8u - 14u)

-  What it takes to play College Baseball (ages 15u - 18u)

-  Q and A

-  Handout Packets included for each player

 

TEAM WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

You can register your entire team at the link below.  It is $50 per team which comes out to be less than $2 pp when you include parents and coaches.  That basically covers our cost to run the event with handouts included.  We will take 2 teams for each Workshop offered.  Each workshop runs 75 - 90 minutes.  Players, coaches and parents should bring something to write with and write on.  

https://fs12.formsite.com/SportsPlus/ohgmkby8a8/index.html 

 

NVTBL Mental Game Workshops--Individual

INDIVIDUAL-  Mental Game / Approach / Baseball IQ and more...

$25 for 2 people (Player and 1 Parent/Guardian)

-  How to create a Roadmap to Baseball Success?

-  Individual Player Development Plan

-  Mental Approach-  Hitting / Pitching / Defense

- How to increase your Baseball IQ

-  Playing w/ Confidence

-  Aggressive Approach

-  Q and A

-  Handout Packets included for each player

LED BY NVTBL PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Head High School Coaches/College Coaches/Former Pro Players/ Academy Owners/Leaders

Please choose from one of the following dates and times below.  One parent/guardian is included in the price for each player (2 total people for $25).  The mental game/approach is critically important to be successful in the game of baseball.  This includes confidence/aggressiveness.  Most players and coaches do not dedicate nearly enough time to training the mental game.  

We expect all slots to sell out by December 1st so act quickly.  Register by clicking here:

https://fs12.formsite.com/SportsPlus/hpaevnn8od/index.html?1574091304928

Mental Game Workshop ($25 for player and one parent/guardian)

Mental Game Workshop ($25 for player and one parent/guardian)

Thursday, December 19th 6 - 7:15 pm (FULL) 
Thursday, December 19th 7:30 - 8:45 pm (FULL)
Sunday, December 22nd 11 am - 12:15 pm 
Monday, January 6th 6 - 7:15 pm 
Monday, January 6th 7:30 - 8:45 pm 
Monday, January 13th 6 - 7:15 pm 
Monday, January 13th 7:30 - 8:45 pm