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NVTBL- RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS

            MANDATORY- RTP PROTOCOLS

  • Social distancing fans-  all fans must remain 10’ away from anyone that is not their immediate family or household.  If fans refuse to social distance then the game will stop.  Only family members of coaches, players and umpires are allowed at events in Phase 2.
  • Social distancing 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)
  • Screening-  parents, players, coaches and family members must take their temperature and screen themselves before leaving their house for any practices, games or team events. 
  • Screening Form-  players, coaches, staff and umpires must 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.
  • Illness / Symptoms-  parents and players 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-  Clean and Dirty for game baseballs
    • Baseballs wiped down before they are thrown back into play
  • Sanitizer-players will bring their own hand sanitizer to events and apply it every inning / coaches
  • After outs- the ball will go immediately back to the pitcher (no throwing it around)
  • No sharing team equipment-  helmets, gloves (bats can be shared if wiped down after each use)
  • No shared team cooler or drinks.  Everyone must bring their own.
  • Contact-  No hand shakes, 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-exchanged electronically
  • Umpires-  umpires will remain 10’ away from players (behind P or further behind C)
  • Masks-  (UPDATED 7/1/20) are encouraged in the dugout areas for coaches and players.  Masks are mandatory in dugout areas when social distancing cannot be followed.
  • 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 (do not ever share specific names)
  • COVID Coach-  each team must have 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)
    • Mark off all social distancing in dugouts and assist for spectators as well
    • All COVID related items…

            STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

  • Tent/Tarp-  Parents are encouraged to bring a tent or tarp to provide shade for the players in the dugout extended area
  • 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.
  • Markings-  mark spacing where players can put bags and spectators can sit with tape on the fence or bench or item like orange/yellow ribbon. 10'

 


SCREENING DOCUMENT

The form below must be filled out for each and every event by players, coaches, staff and umpires (collected by home team).  The COVID coach will collect these forms and maintain all privacy for families with these forms.  Parents, family members, spectators should go through the screening process as well but do not need to go through the process with the form.


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 September 1, 2019.  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 9/1/19 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 for 2020.  


SAMPLE- Summer 2020 COVID-19 Waiver (in registration)

WAIVER / RELEASE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (ADULTS- 18U AND UP)

ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

 

In consideration of being allowed to participate in and/or on behalf of the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL) 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 NVTBL their 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.

 

Name of Participant (parent/guardian or 18 yr old player):*

Date of Birth:*  

Name of Participant (second adult who may be attending games):

Date of Birth (second parent/guardian:  

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.:

Release and Waiver Signature

 

FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)

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.

Name of Parent/Guardian:*

Name of Second Parent/Guardian (if needed):

IF THE PARTICIPANT HAS MORE THAN ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN, ALL SHOULD SIGN. IF A PARENT GUARDIAN IS UNAVAILABLE, THE SIGNING PARENT/GUARDIAN, BY SIGNING BELOW, WARRANTS AND REPRESENTS THAT HE/SHE EITHER (1) HAS DISCUSSED AND EXPLAINED THIS DOCUMENT WITH THE OT:

Parent / Guardian Release and Waiver Signature

 

 


DICK'S Sporting Goods Discounts

Take 10-20% OFF of select items ALL YEAR LONG at Dick's Sporting Goods at Fairfax, Dulles Town Center, Bailey’s Crossroads & Gainesville.  (click here for season-long offers)


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!



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2020 NVTBL Umpire Training Sessions

Want to become an umpire? Attend ONE classroom session AND ONE classroom/on-field combination session to become certified to umpire future NVTBL games. All sessions are FREE to the public. 

Classroom Sessions are finished.

CHANGE:  On-field Sessions will MEET AT Westfield HS Softball field.

Sessions will run 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM on the following dates:

Sunday, 3/15--POSTPONED

Sunday, 3/22--POSTPONED

On-field training has been postponed due to Fairfax County school fields being closed. Once the fields re-open, a new date will be selected and all umpire training participants will be notified.

Westfield HS - 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Registration is CLOSED

NVTBL has set up an online cart for you to purchase your umpire gear--the cart closes on Sunday 3/8/2020 at midnight

For new umpires there is an intro package that has all the basic gear needed along with the umpire t-shirt and hat. Click on the link here:  https://nvtbl2020.itemorder.com/

Please contact jennia@nvtbl.org with any questions regarding the umpire training sessions. 


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/

NVTBL Media


Jared Smith and Justin Rebok allowed just two hits over six innings to help lead the Diamond Elite to the PSL title with a 3-1 win on 7/24. 

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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!

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 

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.

 

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VA/NC College Loop

NVTBL/PSL Winter Showcase

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Our Staff


Rob Hahne

Executive Director

Phone: 703-499-4905

Lisa Lombardozzi

Team Accounting and Scheduling Assistant

Phone: 571-765-1561

Jenni Aiello

13U-Varsity Administrator/Scheduler

Phone: 571-639-8912

Josh Belanger

8u - 12u League Administrator/Lead Media Contact

Phone: 571-639-8911

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

Loudoun County

Parks/Schools- 571-233-0424

Fairfax County

Parks-  703-609-8870

Schools-  703-324-5264