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COVID-19 FAQ

Safety Training Video

Please review this training  video AND sign the Safety Plan Acknowledgement Form BEFORE attending practice

What is the league doing to ensure the health and safety of its players?

The health and safety of our players is our top priority.   Detailed information on our safety plan can be found  in our Return to Play Protocol and in the above Training Video.

Are Face Coverings Required?

Yes.  Face coverings are required at all times for all participants (players, coaches, spectators, etc. ).

At the time our Covid Safety Protocols were adopted, the State of California required facemasks for all participants at all times.  This is the policy our league voted to adopt, the policy we presented to our families when they registered, and the plan we committed to follow for the Spring 2021 season.   We feel that to change our policy at this point would be unfair to players who registered with the assurance that facemasks would be required.

We will likely see what is required for youth sports organizations continue to evolve over the next few months.  The California Department of Public Health has already made 3 significant changes within the last few months.   

In spite of these changes, IRLL will continue to adhere to the guidelines we set for our 2021 season.    

Will teams be conducting regular health screenings?

Yes!  Team safety officers will be conducting mandatory Health Screenings before EVERY practice for EVERY player and volunteer.  

Will refunds be issued if the season is cancelled?

IRLL offers FULL REFUNDS* to any family who requests it before the following dates:

Lower Division Players (approximately Age 4-7): February 8, 2021

Upper Division Players (approximately Age 7-16): February 12, 2021

*Less a $15 processing fee

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer refunds after these deadlines even if our season is shut down.  IRLL is operated entirely by unpaid volunteers, but we do have a number of fixed costs that are incurred before the season even begins.  These costs include:

  • Uniforms (shirts, hats, masks)
  • Insurance
  • Field usage charges
  • First aid kids
  • Covid-19 safety items (thermometers, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, etc)
  • Charter fees to Little League International 

We have carefully priced our Spring 2021 season to keep Irvine Ranch Little League in a position to continue to offer baseball to Irvine families while still keeping fees as low as possible.