Hi RWCLL Wiffle Ball Families,
Wanted to provide some updates of where we are at
- Please complete the online RWCLL COVID-19 Release of Liability Agreement sent out earlier today. All athletes playing this year, must have this form completed.
- The full Covid-19 Safety Procedures & Protocols can be found on the www.rwcll.org homepage, and I will incldue a few screen captures below
- We are currently at 21 athletes and 3 registered Coaches. Based on recent news of team competitions being allowed, and the possiblity of San Mateo County going into the Red Tier, we are waiting to see if we can have a single group of players, or if we will need to split into 2 or 3 cohorts.
- Volunteers/Coaches are always welcome, please complete either a Coach or Volunteer application form . Realistically, you will all be at the field on Saturdays when they have their play time, so may as well help... The more volunteers means the more different stations/games/challenges/etc...
- RWCLL is requiring all athletes to furnish their own helmet this year. In my experience, most kids in the older divisions (A through Majors) have their own helmet for a variety of reasons outside of Covid 19. If this presents a hardship to you, please let me know. RWCLL has options in place to make sure every kid has the equipment they require to have a fun season.
- Team / Shared bats will be available. If they are used, they will require sanitizing in-between each player use (screenshot below of our Covid Plan). If possible, I would encourage you to purchase your own bat this year. Wiffle League DOES NOT USE aluminum bats. I will attach a picture of the bats currently used. In general, any plastic bat that is kid sized should suffice.
- Facemasks will be required off all players.
- RWCLL will furnish Hats / Shirts to all the athletes
- Additional equipment:
- Cleats (optional), soccer cleats work but the kids will be on the artifical turf field, so athletic shoes are fine
- Mitt/Glove: highly suggested, but not required. for the T-Ball and A ball kids that I have coached, running drills without mitt/glove has helped them learn how to catch a ball with two hands.
- Baseball Pants: optional... the older divisions require pants, i would say shorts/sweats are fine in this group.
Again, if any of the equipment creates a hardship, please let me know.
As a reminder, Wiffle Ball is meant to get the kids exposed to baseball in general.
The Coaches will make the decisions on how they want to run the program, but essentially there will be 21 little ones running around the field having fun.
Whether its a batting station, throwing station, base running station, etc... its up to the Coaches & Volunteers. There are no formal games, but we will supply throw down bases to have a few make shift fields, Batting Tees for kids to hit off, etc...
This division was created to get 4 year olds excited about baseball in a fun and enjoyable manner.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Wiffle Ball Player Agent
Screen captures of some relevant sections of our Covid 19 manual below, as well as what the three team bats currently supplied.
Example of the Bats that the Wiffle Division as used