To: USSSA Membership
From: Donny DeDonatis III, Chief Executive Officer, USSSA
With several states easing various restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 virus, it is critical our teams, managers, coaches, directors, and events strictly adhere to the new return-to-play models we have established for USSSA-sanctioned events. This is for the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, family members, and other supporters, which is our No. 1 priority.
Please click on this link http://usssa.com/coronavirus to review the USSSA return-to-play models for both practices and tournaments. We emphatically stress that these guidelines, procedures, and recommendations do not replace or supersede any protocols or restrictions outlined by your state or local authorities. Everyone must continue to follow your local or state guidelines for facilities and events.
Please note that adult players, as well as parents/guardians of youth players, are now required to sign a new “POST COVID-19 USSSA Waiver.” Details of the waiver – one for adult players and a separate waiver for youth players – may be reviewed at http://usssa.com/coronavirus and the actual signing process is done by logging in to the individual’s guardian or player account on USSSA.com.
This waiver must be signed for any player to be eligible to now participate in USSSA-sanctioned events. Players who do not have a waiver signed (either by themselves for adult players, or by a parent/guardian for youth players) will be moved off of their roster and into a “pending” status. Once the new waiver is signed, the player will be returned to their team’s official playing roster.
COACHES/TEAM MANAGERS: It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that each of your players’ parent/guardian has signed the waiver to be eligible for your roster otherwise they will remain ineligible to play.
All player eligibility rules will apply to any player who appears in a game but has not yet executed the updated waiver.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please take care.
Donny DeDonatis III
Chief Executive Officer
P.S. If you have questions please contact your state director.