UDJAA SOFTBALL INSURANCE AND HEALTH WAIVERS
UDJAA WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in any Upper Dublin Junior Athletic Association (UDJAA) program, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:
The risks of injury and illness (e.g.: communicable diseases such as MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19) from the activities involved in this program are significant, potentially life-threatening, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce these risks, the risks of serious injury and illness do exist; and,
I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest UDJAA official/coach immediately; and,
I acknowledge that I am aware that there are risks to me of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from: An outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof;
In consideration of having the opportunity to participate as either a team member or competitor at any location, and in acknowledging that I am aware of and willing to assume the risks associated with this activity, I hereby voluntarily agree to waive, hold harmless and indemnify UDJAA and its trustees, agents, volunteers and employees from any and all claims, demands, damages and causes of action of any nature whatsoever arising out of ordinary negligence which I, my heirs, my assigns or successors may have against them for, on account of, or by reason of my participation in the above activities. I indicate my agreement to this hold harmless elective noted below.
FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of the activity and his/her responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I, for myself, my spouse, and child/ward, do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s involvement or participation in these activities as provided above, even if arising from their negligence, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Participant Name:______________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name:__________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature:________________________________________________ Participant Date of Birth ________________ DATE SIGNED:_____________________
UDJAA SOFTBALL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE AGREEMENT
I, __________________________, hereby agree that I will ask / consider the following questions before I take my child(ren), ____________________________________________, to engage in an any activity organized by UDJAA Softball. I also agree that I will not send my child(ren) to the field if I answer!yes” to any of the following questions. If I answer yes” to any of the following questions, I will call
my child"s head coach and notify them immediately.
1) Have you or your child been in close contact with a person that has shown signs / symptoms (temperature 100.4 or higher, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, and altered taste or smell, or been diagnosed with COVID-19?
2) Has anyone in your household been in contact with a person that is in the process of being tested, has signs / symptoms or been diagnosed with COVID-19?
3) Have you or your child been medically directed to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19?
4) Is your child having trouble breathing or have they had flu-like symptoms within the past 72 hours including temperature 100.4 or higher, dry cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, chills, loss of taste, loss of smell or fatigue?
Child Name _______________________________________________ (Print) Parent Name ______________________________________________ (Print) Parent Signature ___________________________________________ (Signature) Date ____________________________________________
UDJAA SOFTBALL SCREENING AND DISCLOSURE POLICY
UDJAA BASEBALL 2021 TESTING AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Players and coaches should have a COVID-19 Symptom Screen and their temperature taken daily at home before practice and should NOT participate if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have a fever of 100.4°F or over.
*A COVID-19 Symptom Screen checks for the following: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, and altered taste or smell. The only exception would be a runny nose from allergies, which should improve with usage of allergy medications.
If a player or coach is symptomatic or has a fever of 100.4°F or higher, the family should notify their team"s head coach immediately. The team"s head coach will email the team concerning the player or coach with a fever of 100.4°F or higher and will notify UDJAA Baseball Commissioner Randee Matricardi at email@example.com. Team practices with remaining players and coaches may continue following disclosure.
If a player or coach is symptomatic or has a fever of 100.4°F or higher, they should NOT participate until after 3 days with no fever AND 10 days since the fever appeared - OR – 3 days with no fever AND a negative COVID-19 test result.
If a player or coach is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, the family should notify their team"s head coach immediately. The team"s head coach will email the team that a player has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19 and will notify UDJAA Softball Commissioner Randee Matricardi at firstname.lastname@example.org. The player or coach with the positive test will not be permitted to return until satisfying Pennsylvania requirements regarding quarantining. All remaining players and coaches on the impacted team should NOT participate until 10 days have passed following the exposure - OR – a negative COVID-19 test result.
If a player or coach is exposed to someone who is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, the family should notify their team"s head coach. The team"s head coach will email the team that a player has been exposed to someone who is positively diagnosed with COVID-19 and will notify UDJAA Softball Commissioner Randee Matricardi at email@example.com. The exposed player or coach should NOT participate until satisfying Pennsylvania requirements regarding quarantining. Team activities with remaining players and coaches may continue following disclosure. An example of !exposure” would be less than 6 foot proximity to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 without appropriate face coverings.
UDJAA Baseball Commissioner Randee Matricardi at firstname.lastname@example.org will communicate all confirmed cases to Upper Dublin Township and Montgomery County Department of Health as needed and will seek any necessary guidance from the Department on a case-by-case basis.
UDJAA Baseball Commissioner Randee Matricardi at email@example.com will be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. All coaches, staff, officials, and families will be notified who this person is and how to contact them.
UDJAA SOFTBALL RETURN TO PLAYGUIDELINES
UDJAA SOFTBALL RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES Prior to Arriving at Softball Activities
Parents will complete a symptom screen for the participant, including a temperature check, prior to arrival at each game or practice. Anyone experiencing COVID/FLU-like symptoms must stay home. Such symptoms would include fever 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, shortness of breath, headache, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, and diarrhea/abdominal pain.
Screenings should also be completed by all guests prior to entering the facility. Guests experiencing COVID-19 symptoms listed above should stay home
Players are strongly recommended to travel to the venue with a member of their immediate household and not carpool.
All athletes and coaches must bring their own water and drinks to team activities. No sharing of water bottles is permitted.
ARRIVAL/CHECK IN/OFF THE FIELD
If more than one game is to be held at the same field, a minimum of 30 minutes time shall be allowed between games to minimize interaction between athletes
Players should wait in their cars with guardians until just before the beginning of a practice, warm-up, or game.
Coaches will perform a temperature check of all participants. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to participate.
Parents are strongly encouraged to drop off their kids and not stay during practices. If they must stay, social distancing guidelines must be maintained and masks worn.
Parents are also strongly encouraged to keep spectators at a minimum for games (ideally one guardian per child).
Parents should bring their own seating and distance at least 6 feet of spacing from anyone not in the same household.
Each game or practice must adhere to the gathering occupancy limits as established by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania guidelines. Occupancy includes players, umpires and fans.
• Home plate meetings will be limited to the umpire and one coach from each team; and all must practice social distancing.
DURING SOFTBALL ACTIVITIES
Coaches and players MUST wear face coverings (masks) at all times.
There will be no high-5"s,” handshakes, or other contact displays of sportsmanship.
Activities that increase the risk of exposure to saliva must not be allowed including chewing gum, spitting, licking fingers, and eating sunflower seeds.
Coaches will be mindful of the screened symptoms during softball activities. If a coach sees a player exhibiting the screened symptoms, he or she should discuss with the parent immediately.
LEAVING SOFTBALL ACTIVITIES
Individuals should not congregate in common areas or parking lot following the softball activity.
Individuals should not exchange items, equipment or share food/drink at any time.
Any team meetings should occur in a socially distant manner.
Overall safety of our players, parents is paramount and our highest priority. Failure to abide by these guidelines by any player, parent or coach could result in immediate dismissal from future baseball activities.