Warwick Little League is a non-profit organization. This means that every single dollar received from registration, bonds and fundraisers go directly to the league and the community.
Warwick Little League is run by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are NOT paid employees, we are 100% volunteer. Many of the board members dedicate hundreds of hours per year to help make Warwick one of the premier Little Leagues in the State of New York.
Warwick Little League has expenses. Some of these are directly related to each child registered and other expenses are operational costs that the league incurs thru ought the year.
Some of the fiscal responsibilities that Warwick Little League have are as follows 1) Utilities- Phone, Electric, Propane, Trash, Water 2) Field and Facility Upkeep- Fields in 3 different town locations (7+ fields), sheds, concession stand, batting cages, benches, bleachers 3) Playing Equipment- from balls to catchers gear, training supplies, score books, first aid 4) Maintenance Equipment- In order to properly operate a league, machinery and tools are needed for proper field maintenance. The concession stand, press box, and dugouts are also likely to incur expenses throughout the year. 5) Insurance 6) Safety Clinics
These are just some of the expenses that the league incurs
Warwick Little League Refund Policy-
After review of our budget, for the year 2020, the Board decided that a $25 operational fee per child would be deducted from any parents requesting a refund.
Without these funds, the Warwick Little League would not be able to operate and provide the Town of Warwick with Little League Baseball and Softball.
Please take a ride to Memorial Park. Take a look at the fields, and the amazing condition they are currently in. Take a look at the landscape maintenance that is done weekly. The new painting of buildings, new signage, updated batting cages, etc
Warwick Little League does NOT receive any funds from the Village of Warwick, or the Township of Warwick.
When we turn on the lights at Memorial Park, the town does not pay this fee, Warwick Little League does When 12 garbage cans are picked up weekly at Memorial Field, the town does not pay for this fee, Warwick Little League does
At the end of each year, Warwick Board of Directors allocates all funds. Most are used to upgrade our facilities and equipment and/or keep next year's registration fee's as low as possible.
Finally, The Warwick Little League website clearly states a refund policy, see below. All children were assigned to teams around March 1st 2020. The Little League Board of Directors decided to "Refund $ to parents and not follow our own policy, considering today's environment.
"Refund Policy: If a player withdraws prior to January 1, a $15 administration fee to cover the costs initially associated with registration will be charged. From January 1 to the day of player assignment to a team, a $25 withdrawal fee will be charged. Once a player is assigned to a team, there will be NO refund."
All are welcome to attend our monthly general meeting to discuss finances, learn more about the league, and hopefully volunteer. First Tuesday of every month at the American Legion lodge on Forrester Ave. 7:30 Pm
This plan is designed to create a safe environment for players, coaches, umpires, volunteers, and their families that are supporting the youth baseball and softball activities at the Memorial Park and associated fields that are part of the Warwick Little League.
Table of Contents
Guidelines for coaches and volunteers
Guidelines for players
Guidelines for umpires
Guidelines for families
Guidelines for practices
Guidelines for game
Guidelines for equipment
Guidelines for dugouts
Guidelines for concession stand
Guidelines for restrooms
All coaches, players, volunteers, umpires, spectators, employees, parents and family members, mustabide by these universal guidelines while at Memorial Park or any other baseball field associated with the Warwick Little League.
If you or a member of your household are sick, please stay home.
If you or a member of your household becomes sick or begins experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, notify your team’s manager and the Warwick Little League at: email@example.com.
Masks mustbe worn by all coaches, managers, umpires, and spectators. Players must wear masks when in the dugout.
Practice social distancing (minimum of 6 feet distance) when outside at all times.
Frequently wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, gate latches, handles, etc.)
No spitting, eating of sunflower seeds, or chewing of gum on the premises.
Manager, coaches, and volunteers mustadhere to the following:
Enforce equipment, player, dugout, and game guidelines as listed in the following sections of this guidance document.
Only four members of the coaching staff on the field at all times, this includes the designated safety person from the team.
Position coaching staff to ensure 6 foot spacing at all times.
During games, one coach/manager will be positioned in the dugout with the remaining manager/coach(s) and team safety person be positioned outside the dugout and spaced 6 feet from each other.
Immediately notify the Warwick Little League if any player or parent has become COVID-19 symptomatic. Also, inform team parents in the event there was direct or indirect contact with the symptomatic person.
Wear and maintain mask for the duration of a practice or game.
Monitor players for heat stress, ensure player hydration.
Communicate to players that if they must sneeze, do so into a tissue or into the crux of their arm. No spitting will be tolerated.
Wipe down all high touch surfaces before and after games/practices.
Have hand sanitizer available during games/practices.
Will not argue calls made by umpires to maintain social distancing and keep pace of game moving due to time limits.
Guidelines for Players
Little league players mustadhere to the following:
If the player is not feeling well, he/she shall stay home.
Wash hands before coming to practice/game, after using restrooms, before eating, and after practices/games.
When not in the field, they must wear a mask.
When in the field of play, wearing a mask is optional.
Use or touch only their own equipment. Recommend putting name on all equipment.
If they do not have their own equipment, use team’s which will be cleaned between uses. The Warwick Little League may be able to offer a helmet for the player to use for the duration of the season.
Bring their own beverage, label it, and do not share.
No chewing gum, sunflower seeds, or spitting.
Follow dugout guidelines.
Guidelines for Umpires
Umpires mustadhere to the following:
Wear mask and maintain social distancing.
Plate umpire will be calling from behind the pitcher’s mound on the grass.
Umpires will nothandle baseballs/softballs.
Pass balls, foul balls will be retrieved by defensive players.
Pre-game player’s equipment check is visual only.
Guidelines for Families
Families of the players mustadhere to the following:
Only (2) parents can be in attendance per player.
Provide own seating and may sit along fence line at ball fields, but at least 6 feet away from each dugout as well as 6-foot distance from other spectators.
Remaining inside vehicles to watch the games is allowed.
Do not touch foul balls at any time.
Disinfect your player’s equipment after each practice/game.
Keep your player home if he/she is not feeling well, and immediately report to the Warwick Little League board if you or your player has tested positive for COVID-19.
Guidelines for Practices
Managers, coaches, safety team members, and players must adhere to the following:
Only managers/coaches/safety team member and players at practice.
All participants maintain 6 ft. social distancing at all times.
No practices at the fields during times when there are games. This includes the use of the batting cages. This concept will limit the number of people at the field at any given time.
Guidelines for Games
Pregame, in-game, and post-game guidelines must be followed at all times.
Show up maximumof 30 minutes before game time.
Game field must be exited completely and cleaned and disinfected by previous teams before new teams enter the field and dugouts.
15-minute maximum pre-game warm-ups for each team.
No pre-game meeting at the plate with umpires and coaches.
New baseballs/softballs must be disinfectedevery 2 innings.
Between inning warm-ups must use same ball.
Foul balls will be retrieved by players only, not spectators, not coaches, not umpires. If touched by another, the ball will be disinfected before being reintroduced.
No physical contact celebrations between players (i.e. high fives, fist bumps, etc).
Pledge of allegiance will have players from the defensive team at their positions in the field and the offensive team will line up outside dugout, six feet apart.
End of game, line-up out in front of dugouts and tip hats in good sportsmanship.
All high touch surfaces must be sanitized before any other team is permitted on the field or in the dugout. Clean and disinfect common contact points of field, including dugouts, fences, gate latches, benches, bleachers, etc.
Must leave premises no later than 20 minutes after the end of the game.
There will be no close quarters discussions between coaches and managers; coaches/managers and the umpires; and coaches/managers and spectators.
Guidelines for Equipment
Equipment guidelines are as follows:
Players must notto share their equipment. Strongly recommend the labeling of all gear including caps, gloves, bats, and coolers.
Players who need equipment, will use team’s equipment.
If team equipment is used, it must be disinfected after each use, this includes catcher’s gear from the team bag.
Equipment bags are to be placed outside of dugout separated from each other.
Players must bring their own beverages.
New baseballs/softballs must be disinfected every 2 innings.
Warm-up baseballs between innings must be the same.
Batting cages may be used by teams during practices and prior to games though time is very limited before games. The cage door latch shall be wiped down with a disinfectant wipe after each use as this is a high touch area. Pitching machines may be used but will need to be wiped down after each use along with the outside container. All balls will be retrieved by the pitching coach only to limit touches.
Guidelines for Dugouts
Dugout guidelines are as follows:
Only (1) coach inside the dugout at a time.
Only (2) players inside the dugout at a time.
Remainder of the team is separated on the bleachers outside the dugout or along the fence in assigned places.
Dugouts must be cleaned and disinfected after each game/practice using EPA approved household disinfectant or a solution of diluted household bleach.
Guidelines for Concession Stands
Concession stand guidelines are as follows:
All food items will be made to go with listed pricing available.
Food will be dressed by concession stand workers.
All concession stand workers shall wear the appropriate PPE.
Lines for the concession stands will be marked with 6 foot spacing.
The concession stand will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.
The concession stand will be restricted to the concession stand workers only.
Hand sanitizer made available.
Guidelines for Restrooms
Restroom guidelines are as follows:
One occupant at a time, unless player needs to be accompanied by parent.
Restrooms shall be furnished with anti-bacterial hand soap and a method for drying hands.
Wash hands before exiting.
Restroom doors shall remain open to limit touching of the door handle.
Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected twice/day, at the beginning and end of each day, or as needed.
These guidelines are subject to changes based on federal (CDC), state (NY Board of Health), and local (District 19) health regulations.