SPRUMMER LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS

OSSC Team & Player Requirements

Returning to league sports this Sprummer will be a unique experience. As part of our "Safe Return to Play" format, we are focusing on the safety of our staff and players, and leaning into the FUN and SOCIAL aspects of our leagues!

We ask that you please show respect and kindness to our staff and fellow OSSC members when playing sports.  Our mandatory COVID-19 Protocols & Guidelines have been established to ensure your safety.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   

To ensure a successful Sprummer season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!

ALL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO READ THIS DOCUMENT.

LEAGUE GUIDELINES

  • Sprummer Leagues will be played “for fun” with no playoffs. Scores and standings will still appear on our website.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.
  • No prizing or trophies will be awarded. 
  • Leagues will be played in smaller Tiers to ensure limited contact with opponents throughout the season.  Tiers will be determined based on skill rankings (at registration) and past league results.
  • Each Tier will be confined to a limited number of facilities.  You will play at consistent location(s) throughout the season. Please note, we are unable to accommodate or make facility changes based on individual requests this season. 
  • All leagues will have an even number of teams to avoid double-header play. 
  • Game times will be staggered by a minimum of 10 minutes across all sports leagues to ensure safe traffic flow where necessary.
  • Players are asked to compete with a “Play On” mentality.  No arguing or disputing calls made during the game. 

ROSTER SIZES & SPECIFIC TEAM NUMBERS  

  • Each League will be broken out into Tiers (small pools of teams within a sport and skill level).  
  • A maximum of 50 participants will be allowed in each Tier.
  • Team Captains are responsible for referencing and following their Sport Requirements when creating rosters.
  • Each Sport will have specific mandatory roster requirements, for example:
    • Softball (a maximum of 12 players per team, 4 teams in each Tier, totaling 48 participants).
    • Soccer 7’s (a maximum of 11 players per team, 4 teams in each Tier, totaling 44 participants).
    • Beach Volleyball 6’s (a maximum of 8 players per team, 6 teams in each Tier, totaling 48 participants).
    • Beach Volleyball 4’s (a maximum of 6 players per team, 8 teams in each Tier, totaling 48 participants).
  • No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance.

PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES

  • Bring and use your own antibacterial hand sanitizer regularly throughout the game.
  • All players must read and follow the posted OSSC Safe Return to Play – Player Guidelines (click here)
  • Players must complete all requirements of being added to the team roster, including accepting the official OSSC waiver and agree to the “Safe Return to Play Guidelines” before participating.  All players must be 19 years of age or older – no exceptions.
  • Teams with players who have not signed the waivers will not be allowed to play until all players on the roster have signed the waiver.
  • Game day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.
  • Players must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.
    • Sport-specific rules may adjust physical distancing measures taken on the playing surface.
    • Players must always stay within their designated bench or standing area while not on the playing surface.

FACILITY GUIDELINES

  • Players must respect and follow all posted signage at the facility. 
  • Washrooms may not be available during the game.  Players should come to each game ready to play and leave immediately after the game. 
  • Water fountains, vending machines, and canteens may not be available during the game.  Players are reminded that absolutely no food is permitted at the game-site.   This also includes sunflower seeds and gum – no spitting allowed. 

TEAM SAFETY AMBASSADOR (TSA) GUIDELINES

  • All teams must assign a Team Safety Ambassador (TSA) for the season. 
    • The TSA must be a registered player and identified using the “Co-Captain” label in your online roster.
    • Teams must email the OSSC office to confirm the TSA prior to your first game.  Failure to comply will suspend a team from game play.
  • The role of the TSA will be:
    • Watch a pre-season Safe Return to Play training video.
    • Keep a record of attendance at each game.  This record may be called upon for contact tracing. 
    • Ensure individual wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” are completed by each player prior to each game.
    • Ask players to leave the game if they arrive showing symptoms of cold or flu.
    • Ensure physical distancing measures are enforced by your team.  Physical distancing of two meters is mandatory when players are arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.
      • Sport-specific rules may adjust physical distancing measures taken on the playing surface.
      • Players must always stay within their designated bench or standing area while not on the playing surface.
    • Ensure your team follows posted ENTER / EXIT signage at facilities (controlled traffic flow).
    • Remind all players to arrive on time and leave immediately after the game is over.
    • Ensure your team is following the equipment sanitization requirements for your sport.
    • Ensure all players have read and understand the following documents:

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OSSC LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVES

  • All OSSC League Representatives (ELF, GC, Instructor, Referees) have been trained on the Safe Return to Play Guidelines.
  • On-site League Representatives will come prepared with PPE / Sanitization Kits to each activity. 
    • Training has been provided on when and how to use the kit for the sport they are overseeing. 
    • This kit is for use by the League Representative only.
  • Players are asked to review the Safe Return to Play – League Representative Guidelines (click here). 
  • Players must respect and follow directions given by the League Representative regarding COVID-19 safety.  There is a zero-tolerance policy in place for players and league representatives who do not follow the guidelines.
  • Not all sports and/or facilities will have a League Representative on-site.


OSSC will always take the lead from the local Public Health Agency.  There is always the possibility a Class, League or Tier will be paused, suspended, or cancelled due to changing restrictions or contact tracing.