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SENIOR NIGHT

CYA Softball Night at Chantilly High School

What:  CYA Night/Senior Night, Chantilly HS softball

When:  Friday, May 28 6:00 PM

Where:  Chantilly High School Softball field.  Enter through the main gate by the tennis courts, walk passed the football/soccer/lacrosse/field hockey turf field and the softball field is in the back of the property.  

All CYA Softball players wearing their uniform will get in free for the game (everyone else has to pay the entry fee).  They must be accompanied by an adult.  Entry fee to the high school game is $5 a person and goes toward funding the sports programs.  

Please note that this is Senior night!  We will be celebrating our two seniors Emily Osteguin and Elizabeth Clark.  Emily has played on the varsity team all 4 years and began her softball career with CYA.  Over the years, Emily has given back to our program many times through helping with clinics and sharing her love of the game.  Elizabeth is a manager for the team and also played for CYA.  She is a late comer to softball, but has proven you are never too old to start playing softball.  The ceremony begins at 6PM followed by the game against rival Oakton HS Come and cheer loudly for the girls and enjoy the game!  

 

CYS Softball Pitching Clinics Update

Our pitching clinics have concluded for this season.  Thanks to all who attended -- we had our best turnout in years.  Keep working at it!  If anyone is interested in private lessons, send an email to Softball@ChantillyYouth.org to request further information.

A huge thanks to Coach Larry Jeter for running the clinics, and for providing his continuing support to our league.  We also thank current CYA player Noel Lackey for assisting.

Finish the season strong!

CYA Softball COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 5/21 - COUNTY HAS NOT CHANGED ITS GUIDANCE YET.  THE BELOW IS STILL IN FORCE.

 

Fairfax County has emailed all its permit holders with updated COVID-19 guidlines.  Please read their message below.  We have updated our guidlines to be compliant, which can be found on our website.  

Please be advised that we are still under the COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor field use. Social distancing is still required for those not from the same household.  Masks are not required for active participants but they ARE REQUIRED for:

•             Coaches

•             Spectators

•             Participants on the sideline ( not actively in game)

Thank you for continuing to do your part in stopping the spread while still playing the games!

Registration is closed. Play Ball!

Please review our softball plans below:

T-ball
8U
10U and older

Practices
Games
Safety

T-ball:

We will bring you a safe and fun program.  It is a difficult age to set boundaries, but by reducing the size of the teams we can control the environment and follow the necessary precautions.  

Weekly games and practices will be held.  Below are the details:

  • Small teams (5-6 players).  We will run back to back 30-45 minute practices for the expected 2 teams (with a gap in between time slots for social distancing)
  • Players must have their own equipment - we can loan out equipment for the season that will be the responsibility of the family to bring to/from games and practices, and return at the end of the season
  • No catchers will be utilized
  • Players must have their own water for practices and games - no after game snacks provided to team. All personal equipment, including water bottles, should be clearly marked with the kid’s first and last names
  • With small teams we can limit exposure to the players to two coaches at practice.  If additional help is needed then parents would work with their child only at practice - masks required for adults at practice at all times
  • At games, players would sit with their families at least 10 feet apart from the next family.  On deck batter can be on the bench, 10 feet distance to be maintained, to help speed up the games
  • Adhere to CYA guidance as posted on the website
  • At-home temperature checks before practice; gauge, wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided by CYA in our new “safety bucket”.  Request each team have a couple of parents manage this process – the coach should not have to do everything but is the designated CYA representative
  • Masks required to and from the field, and for adults at all times.  No kids should be in the dugout except the on-deck batter during games
  • Social distancing – coaches must wear masks, players to stay at least 10 feet apart at all times except where during games it can’t be avoided.  Player bags should be hung on the fences (or on the ground by their chairs) no less than 10 feet apart
  • Practices - stations will be utilized.  Groups of players will be kept together as they move through the stations, and where practicable the bucket of balls will follow them, players to remain no less than 10 feet apart during drills
  • Bats – we will supply multiple bats for teams so they can be wiped down in between at bats and mitigate sharing where possible.  We encourage players to bring their own bats
  • Balls – will be disinfected after every practice

8U:

Same as 10U and older, but we will not utilize catchers.

10U and older:

We will form teams and play CYA vs. CYA games.

Practices:

  • Adhere to CYA guidance as posted on the website
  • At-home temperature checks before practice; gauge, wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided by CYA in our new “safety bucket”.  Request each team have a couple of parents manage this process – the coach should not have to do everything but is the designated CYA representative
  • Masks required to and from the field, and whenever players will be within 10 feet of each other.  We will avoid using dugouts during practice.  These will not be provided by CYA
  • Social distancing – coaches must wear masks at all times, players to stay at least 10 feet apart at all times.  Player bags should be hung on the fences (or on the ground by their chairs) no less than 10 feet apart
  • Stations will be utilized.  Groups of players will be kept together as they move through the stations, and where practicable the bucket of balls will follow them, players to remain no less than 10 feet apart during drills
  • Bats – we will supply multiple bats for teams so they can be wiped down in between at bats and mitigate sharing where possible.  We encourage players to bring their own bats
  • Catchers gear – limit # of kids who catch at an event to 2.  Recommend not rotating catchers this fall season beyond two players
  • Balls – will be disinfected after every practice.  Coaches will set aside a few balls at the beginning of practice for pitchers to use for practice

Games:

  • Adhere to CYA guidance as posted on the website
  • At-home temperature checks (see above under Practice)
  • Normal game rules
  • Social Distancing – players will sit 10 feet apart behind the fences down the foul lines, or as the coach decides based on the field layout with player safety being paramount.  Dugouts will only be used by the “on deck” and “in the hole” batters who must remain 10 feet from each other.  Where players can’t maintain 10 foot distance, they must wear a mask.  Coaches must wear a mask at all times.  Spectators will need to be 10 feet from each other and the players and wear masks at all times.  Members of the same family can sit together but must remain 10 feet from everyone else
  • Masks - everyone should wear a mask to/from the field and keep socially distanced.  These will not be provided by CYA
  • No sharing of equipment unless it is disinfected for at least 5 minutes, however it is recommended to not share any equipment.  Please ask your coach about borrowing a helmet for the season if your kid doesn’t have their own
  • Bats – we will supply multiple bats for teams so they can be wiped down in between at bats and mitigate sharing where possible.  We encourage players to bring their own bats
  • Catchers gear – limit # of kids who catch at an event to 2.  We have two sets of equipment and will wipe down if a third catcher needs to use it for an emergency substitution.  Games will be stopped if a catcher needs to be replaced due to injury or heat fatigue to allow for a safe transition – either put in the other equipped catcher, or disinfect the equipment for a third catcher.  It takes 5 minutes to properly disinfect equipment
  • Game balls – will be rotated every inning and be disinfected before being rotated back into the game

We will do the following to keep our athletes safe:

  • CYA requires parents to read and follow the Return to Play Guidelines.  Please share with your kids as well
  • Parents – if your daughter is sick or not feeling well, keep her home
  • Temperature taking – players and coaches to self-check before every practice/game
  • No sharing of equipment unless it is disinfected for 5 minutes.  It is best to not share any equipment
  • Bats – We encourage players to bring their own bats as that is the safest.  We will supply multiple bats for teams so they can be wiped down in between at bats and mitigate sharing where possible

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