REOPENING THE PITCH
The Pitch is adopting a staged approach to reopening, in alignment with the guidelines provided by the State of Maine. The document will be updated as additional information and resources become available. The Pitch is adhering to the CDC's recommendations for gyms and facilities. Please see link below to read the detailed cleaning and operational protocols we are following at the Pitch.
SPECTATORS: In an effort to provide a safe and compliant atmosphere for our athletes to train and compete, we ask that only the athletes and coaches be allowed in the turf area of the building during our programs to reduce the amount of people inside the building.
Parents of participants may accompany their child into the building, but we ask that you remain in the lobby or mezzanine area upstairs and follow the six foot distancing guideline from those not in your family. Only one parent per child is allowed at this time.
FACE MASKS are required at all times.
PREPAY for all programs before arriving on our website or over the phone before programs begin.
ENTRY & EXIT: Please enter through the central lobby doors and exit the side lobby doors. We have staggered class times to minimize the amount of people in and out of the building. Please arrive as close to your start time as possible and exit the building once your activity has finished.
SANITIZERS: are available at the entry to the building.
BATHROOMS: are limited to 2 people at a time. Please come dressed so that you do not need to change.
CHANGING SHOES: Benches have been spaced and marked to allow for social distancing while you change your shoes before entering the turf area. Please do not linger on the bleachers or common areas where crowds tend to form.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
We are committed to playing a proactive role to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and will remain vigilant regarding procedural updates. Our turf field and facility are receiving special cleanings at increased intervals.
We are limiting the total number of people in our facility at one time.
Our coaches and employees will be wearing masks, are washing their hands frequently, practicing social distancing, and have received specific training on Covid-19 protocols.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
The single most effective way to combat the Coronavirus is to wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize with a 70-80% alcohol based sanitizer lotion. Anyone with a fever, cough, or other symptoms must stay home.
Community Sports Update 9/1/20:
The following types of play are defined by level from least to greatest risk. Across all types of play, keep players together in small, stable groups (i.e. cohorts) with dedicated coaches or staff. Ideally, these cohorts should include fewer than 30 individuals.
Level 1: Performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with household members
Level 2: Team-based practice with physically distanced group activities
Level 3: Within-team competition (e.g. intra-squad scrimmages). This level of play involves one cohort of participants.
Level 4: Competition between teams from the same geographic area (e.g. the same county and in some cases adjacent counties). This level of play involves two cohorts of participants.
Level 5: Competition between teams from different geographic areas within Maine
Level 6: Competition between teams from different states
Sports and activities that can be done with physical distancing and no physical contact
Sports and activities that can be done individually
Examples: Batting cages, tennis, pickleball, individual swimming, catch, disc golf, golf, individual biking, surfing, horseback riding, crew/sailing, fishing, hunting, motor sports, gymnastics, weightlifting, single sculling, throwing events (javelin, shot put, discus, hammer), jumping events (high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump), skiing, cross country events where physical distance can be maintained Levels 1-5 (indoor or outdoor)
Sports and activities that involve intermittent close proximity or limited, incidental contact, but with protective equipment or mitigating measures in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants (e.g., wearing masks, modifying play to maintain 6 feet of physical distance, cleaning and disinfecting)
Examples: Baseball, softball, team swimming, fencing, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, ice hockey, competitive cheer, martial arts, ultimate frisbee, running events where physical distance cannot be maintained, field hockey, pair figure skating, volleyball
Levels 1-3 (indoor or outdoor) Level 4 (outdoor only)
Sports and activities that involve sustained close contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants
Examples: Football, wrestling, rugby, boxingLevels 1-3
(indoor or outdoor)