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Union Township Kids Little League

Letter to Families

Dear UTKLL Players and Families,

Union Township Kids LIttle League is having our second Sandlot Fun Day this week for all of our age groups for all registered 2020 UTKLL players.

  • Wednesday, July 1st will be Majors (11-12 years old) and AAA (9-10 years old) 

  • Thursday, July 2nd will be AA (7-8 years old) and A (5-6 and first year 7-year old’s) 

Each Sandlot Fun Day will run from 6-8pm.  Union Township and UTKLL have implemented the following guidelines for safe play.  These will be the procedures needed to adhere to based on current guidelines to participate. 

  • No one should enter the dugout until the other team exits and has cleaned, sanitized, and cleared the dugout of all equipment and trash.

  • There is to be no sharing of equipment. All players must have their own equipment.

  • Players must provide their own water (no shared coolers).

  • Maintain 6’ social distancing measures when entering, during games and leaving the venue.

  • Recommend that all parents, participants, and spectators bring sanitizing wipes, sanitizer, and face masks.

  • No gum, sunflower seeds [spitting] allowed.

  • Licking/spitting on the hands/fingers requires an immediate substitution.

  • Base coaches shall maintain the proper 6’ distance from the base runner as well as the defensive player. Any mound visits will also require that the proper 6’ distance is maintained.

  • In the event of severe weather, all players will be evacuated to the vehicle that they arrived in. 

  • Social distancing should be attempted while using any available emergency sheltering with the understanding that, depending on the number of people seeking shelter, proper distancing may not be possible.

  • All spectators will be asked to spectate in the designated area while adhering to distancing guidelines. Spectators will not be allowed to sit in bleachers as that area will be for players.  It is recommended spectators bring their own chairs.

Upon arrival players will be directed to a designated area to warm-up and go over guidelines.  Local and state guidelines still apply.  If anyone has experienced any COVID-19 symptoms or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please do not attend.  Also, anyone who is considered at-risk (i.e. older adults or anyone with serious underlying medical conditions) should not attend.

The complete Union Township guidelines for Safe Play can be found on our website at www.utkll.com.  Please review it to go over it with your player prior to attending.

We look forward to seeing you at our first Sandlot Fun Day. Please spread the word.


Thank you,

Union Township Kids Little League Board of Directors


Complete Union Township Safe to Play Guidelines

City of Mt. Pleasant and Charter Township of Union 

League/Tournament Guidelines for Safe Play 

DISCLAIMER: Participants, parents, family, and spectators engaging in softball and baseball activities do so with knowledge of the risk and potential exposure involved and agree to accept any and all inherent risks to their personal health. 

Due to the uncertain aspects in return to play, this document is expected to change based on new procedures and guidelines from state, federal, and public health authorities. You should always follow your local and state guidelines. 

The following guidelines are the minimum requirements for running approved, organized youth sporting activities at City of Mt. Pleasant (City) and/or Charter Township of Union (Union Township) facilities. 

Event Organizer (League Directors/Tournament Directors/Event Staff) 

▪ Events must provide a designated adult who will be present at all times with available contact info to ensure protocols are being followed. 

City/Union Township has the right to revoke all facility use and privilege if league/tournament host is found to be in violation of the guidelines laid out below. 

▪ Follow ALL state and local government mandates – including social distancing and allowable group numbers. 

▪ A team and event e-mail must be sent to all teams, team managers, coaches, players/parents, and officials/referees, with the City and/or Union Township copied on the e-mail, in the week leading up to an event of play. The e-mail should 1) encourage all event attendees to practice social distancing; 2) explain that any person who is experiencing symptoms of sickness will be prohibited from attending the event/venue of play; 3) All staff, players, umpires and spectators are encouraged to wear a mask or other face covering until CDC, state and local authorities declare that masks are no longer recommended; and 4) Make clear that all posted and published local- and state-regulated guidelines shall be followed. 

▪ Predetermine appropriate emergency contacts should anything arise during your event. 

▪ All communication leading up to the event should include information on COVID-19, preventive measures and any/all procedures that the City/Union Township has established for requirements for participants and spectators. Information on COVID-19 status in their area, local information (website where they can find the latest updates for their area), physical distancing measures, mask requirements, limits on spectators and what the plan of action will be for suspected cases. 

▪ Easy access to hand sanitizers for all participants and spectators. 

▪ Concessions will NOT be allowed. 

▪ No handshakes/high fives before, during, or after the game. 

▪ Encourage spectators to bring own lawn chairs to avoid repeated bleacher use. Bleachers may not be available for spectator use – may be used as an extension of dugouts for players. 

▪ Discontinue the physical posting of brackets, rules, etc., and utilize online options instead. 

▪ Coaches meetings will be done via Google, Zoom or another form of webinar meeting platform. 

▪ Direct all teams to clean and sanitize dugout/bench area when departing after their respective games. 

▪ Team check-in (if required) should be scheduled with a time and location to show up for check- in and required 6’ of social distancing. 

▪ Each team would be permitted 1 representative to online stream video if no spectators are allowed at games. 

▪ When scheduling, consider format changes to limit time in complex (e.g. double headers so no “game gap”, mandatory break scheduled between games to transition people out/in the park). 

Teams (Coaches/Players/Spectators (if allowed)) 

▪ Should not enter dugout until the other team exits and has cleaned, sanitized, and cleared the dugout of all equipment and trash. 

▪ There is to be no sharing of equipment. All players must have their own equipment. 

▪ Players must provide their own water (no shared coolers). 

▪ Maintain 6’ social distancing measures when entering, during games and leaving the venue. 

▪ Recommend that all parents, participants, and spectators bring sanitizing wipes, sanitizer, and face masks. 

▪ No gum, sunflower seeds [spitting] allowed. 

▪ No players at home plate meeting. 

▪ Licking/spitting on the hands/fingers requires an immediate substitution. 

▪ Base coaches shall maintain the proper 6’ distance from the base runner as well as the defensive player. Any mound visits will also require that the proper 6’ distance is maintained. 

▪ In the event of severe weather, all players will be evacuated to the vehicle that they arrived in. Social distancing should be attempted while using any available emergency sheltering with the understanding that, depending on the number of people seeking shelter, proper distancing may not be possible.