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2020 Season Information

The Abingdon Little League 2020 Season was delayed due to COVID-19. We are extremely grateful to all of our parents for being so patient during this time. The Board met June 9 after Virginia youth sports guidelines were released. The Board voted to begin our season Monday, June 15. We feel we will be able to continue our season for Minor, Major, and Junior/Senior Leagues while adhering to these guidelines. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have a TeeBall season and fully enforce social distancing guidelines set by the state. Therefore, we will be issuing refunds to all TeeBallers and offering free clinics for them so they can learn some fundamentals of the game. We hope you understand.

Abingdon Little League is complying with Virginia Phase II Requirements for youth sports by: 

  • Requesting anyone with a fever, COVID-19 symptoms, or anyone that has been exposed to covid-19 not enter the premises
  • Conducting screening of coaches, officials, staff, and players for COVID-19 symptoms 
  • Reminding visitors and players to practice social distancing by remaining 10 feet apart (except families from the same household)
  • Requesting that Any shared items (balls & dugouts) be disinfected between each inning
  • Requiring only incidental and accidental contact at the fields; please refrain from intentional and sustained contact
  • Prohibiting shared equipment such as bats and helmets

In order to keep our players and families safe and healthy, all visitors must adhere to these park rules/guidelines:

PLAYERS/COACHES

  1. If you or a family member are sick or running a fever, please stay home 
  2. Only uniformed team players, umpires, and up to 4 coaches allowed on field & in dugouts
  3. Players, please place bags in designated spaces in/around dugout and return there after every play
  4. No huddles, handshakes or other intentional contact; at end of game, tip your hats or wave at opponents
  5. No team sharing of equipment
  6. No bubble gum, suckers, or sunflower seeds permitted
  7. Team reps assigned by coaches will supply team with antibacterial wipes & hand sanitizer to ensure proper hand/dugout sanitation and for disinfecting balls between innings
  8. Dugouts must be cleared of trash and sanitized by the teams after each practice or game 
  9. Players should give teams plenty of space when exiting/entering the field between games

FAMILY/SPECTATORS

  1. If you or a family member are sick or running a fever, please stay home
  2. Please remain at least 10 ft away from your neighbor; members of the same household can sit together
  3. All parents and coaches must sign a liability waiver
  4. Masks are recommended by the state of Virginia and Little League International, but not required
Reference Documents:
Abingdon Little League Phase II Compliance
Abingdon Little League Rules & Guidelines for Play
Abingdon Little League Liability Waiver
CDC Guidelines

Contact Us

ABINGDON LITTLE LEAGUE

Jonathan Shelton, President
Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 276-206-5155
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