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LI BOYS OF SUMMER BASEBALL LEAGUE 2020
- Players are not permitted to share equipment
- Coaches are recommended to have hand sanitizer in the dugout for their teams
- No more than 2 spectators per player are allowed in attendance
- Spectators are not permitted behind home plate, near the dugout areas, or down the baselines. Spectators must watch the game from beyond 1st and 3rd base or from the outfield.
- Maximum of 5 players are permitted in the dugouts simultaneously. The remaining players must practice social distancing outside of the dugout in the bleachers or behind home plate.
- Masks/face coverings are recommended but not required
- If a player is not feeling well or running a temperature, they should stay home
- Mound Visits are allowed provided Managers adhere to 6ft social distancing guidelines
- The Home Plate Umpire will be positioned behind the Pitcher until restrictions have eased
- Pitch Counts will be in effect for the first two weeks of the season
- 13U-16U: 65 pitches
- Varsity & College Divisions: 85 pitches
- Teams will provide their own baseballs each time they take the field for defense and collect them when the inning ends.
- No post-game handshake
- No post-game congregating or meeting with players on the field or in the dugouts. Teams must leave the field immediately following completion of the game.
- No team can begin to enter the dugout or the field until the previous players and coaches have cleared out. Games will be staggered the best they can to assist with this.
- If a player tests positive for COVID-19, the player is quarantined for 14 days and the team will be asked to get checked to prevent the spread
- Compliance is expected at local fields for all policy and procedures in accordance with COVID-19
LI Boys of Summer - Perfect Game Collegiate League Link
ATTENTION MANAGERS - EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO READ!
We had a fabulous opening with very few issues and it was great to be back on the fields.
But we cannot have any issues. It has come to our attention that the one issue we're experiencing is that many teams are not abiding by the government guidelines to help prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 by having too many players sitting in the dugout. We have explained in detail the importance of social distancing, dugout awareness and fan compliance.
At most sites you can have five players in the dugout - but each site could be different and the coordinator will set forth the rules. We recommend players bring lawn chairs to games where no seating is available outside the dugout. Fans are not allowed inside first base and third base and toward the dugout. And they're not allowed behind the backstop. There are no exceptions.
Teams will not share baseballs and umpires will not handle baseballs.
Teams cannot meet after the game and congregate on the field. If the coaches want to discuss the game, they need to leave the field area and go to a staging area and keep the players socially distant during the convo.
When a coach makes a trip to the mound he needs to stay six feet from the pitcher and it is preferred he wear a mask when speaking with the pitcher. Teams cannot come to the mound as a group for a defensive huddle.
There are no handshakes after the game.
Masks are recommended not required. Coaches are recommended to wear a mask or remain socially distant while inside the dugout and when speaking with players.
We have the rules on the front page of the website. We are sending another email blast to all of our managers explaining their role in this very important time. We explained this in the Zoom meeting and some of you chose to ignore how serious these issues are, not only for your players, yourself and your fans but to the people at home.
We understand it's a different world and change can be difficult for some. There is no tolerance for breaking any of these rules. We will not allow a few people ruin it for all of you.
We repeatedly had coordinators reminding coaches to limit the amount of players in the dugouts. Most complied. Some did not. We had parents sit behind the backstops at some venues and that is in violation of the distancing rules. We had parents conveniently walk down behind the dugouts and hang out because they can't follow the rules.
Let us be clear most parents were fantastic and totally understand why these rules were implemented. Our first day on the field and everyone seemed happy to be back and enjoyed watching their sons play baseball - we need it.
Baseball Heaven, PAL and Brentwood State Park said you can bring umbrellas and tents for the outfield viewing to get some shade.
We cannot reiterate that it is your responsibility to practice these safety rules to enable us to play all summer.
Starting Tuesday, July 7, our umpires have been instructed to give a warning for the first violation of any of these rules. A second offense will be an automatic EJECTION OF THE COACH. The third violation is a forfeit and the game will end - with a zero tolerance - and that team will be on final warning. A report will be filed to our office and the umpires association. Your team will be on notice that any further incidents will be the termination of the season - and that is the last thing that we want to be forced to do.
Coaches are responsible to control the fans and see that they are keeping everyone safe by following the simple guidelines. Umpires will enforce the rules - don't be the team that we are forced to make an example of - follow the rules.
We want to enjoy the great game of baseball! Be vigilant at the games as we climb back toward normalcy.
Thank you - the BOS boys!
BOS 2020 TOURNAMENTS
2020 Boys of Summer Tournaments
TIME LIMITS REVISED FOR 2020
Due to the outpouring of concern about the imposed time limits and the break in between games where umpires need to get changed we are revising our time limit rules. Please carry this note to your games so there are no issues with the new rules.
There will be a 1:50 time limit on all Boys of Summer games with following games scheduled and no new inning may begin after 1:50.
Also, and most importantly, the time limit does not start until the first warm up pitch is thrown, and then the umpire must notify both teams of the start time.
Regular season games in the summer and fall that go four full innings are now official. We've had a few guys working the clock to avoid a loss - please always play with integrity.
There are NO TIME LIMITS for playoff games.
BASES, HELMETS, AND PROPER ATTIRE
ATTENTION ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES
All teams must have a set of bases for each game. Some fields accommodate us with bases but others do not so please remember to bring them to all fields. Town of Brookhaven fields are an example of fields that do not supply bases but there are others as well and teams must have a their own set of bases.
See Rule 18 under Boys of Summer rules.
Another hot topic at the midway point of our season is the coaches attire. We agreed at the March meeting that all coaches must be properly dressed for games. A coaches shirt, team jersey or pullover is acceptable. Coaches shorts or baseball pants are also acceptable. NO denim or cutoff shorts, slacks, work pants, capris, skirts, work boots or dress shoes can be worn while coaching the bases. This also should never be an issue to be dealt with at the field.
Restrictions for Fields Listed Below
Please take care of our facilities.
Seeds, Chewing gum, and Metal Cleats are NOT PERMITTED (Molded and Turfs allowed) at the following venues:
- ABE LEVITT FIELD
- ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
- BASEBALL HEAVEN FIELDS
- BAY PARK
- BERNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
- BRENTWOOD STATE PARK
- CANTIAGUE PARK
- DIAMOND IN THE PINES
- DOWLING COLLEGE
- EISENHOWER PARK A
- FIREMENS FIELD #1 IN RIDGE
- GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY PARK
- HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
- HOLY TRINITY
- LONGWOOD HS
- LONGWOOD HS JV
- MASSAPEQUA HS
- MEDFORD COMPLEX
- MITCHEL FIELD B
- MORICHES COMPLEX
- NEWFIELD HS
- OCEANSIDE PARK FIELD 1
- PLAINEDGE HS
- PLAINEDGE PARK
- SAWYER AVENUE
- ST. ANTHONY'S
- ST. JOHN'S
- STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
- VALLEY STREAM SOUTH HS
- WHEATLEY HS
No seeds or pregame Infield/Outfield permitted at any PAL Complex fields.
NASSAU COUNTY PARKS -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
If you are playing games at any of the Nassau County Parks, Wantagh, Eisenhower, Cantiague and Bay, there is a $10 parking fee imposed by Nassau County for all non-residents. This has nothing to do with Boys of Summer. This is has been in effect for the past two years at all of these venues during tournaments and league play so please be advised that there is a fee for all non-residents. Thank you for your cooperation.
Umpire Dispatcher: 631-772-4645
This number is for same-day game cancellations for teams using their own field ONLY.
This is NOT a rainout information line -- information regarding postponements is posted here on the welcome page of the website as soon as it is available.