Updated at 5am Tuesday for July 4th-5th Tourney in Newberg. Coaches read below and email us back to confirm you have your game times. Coaches must complete NAFA background checks, and parents must go to www.youthfastpitch.org and read the back to the field guidelines and sign the covid-19 waiver for their player and give it to your coach to give to us. 25 squad size inside the gate this weekend at Crater and Jaquith. We put more time in between each set of doubleheaders so teams can warmup on their game field 30 min prior to their game on their field. At Jaquith there are no longer warmups allowed outside the fences so we are having teams warmup inside on jaquith 3 if their field isn’t open 30 minutes before your game time(but it should be open). At Crater you can warmup on the football field or if your are the first game of the day 45 minutes before your game time on your field. You will get one warning this weekend about masking and social distancing, if we have to tell you a 2nd time you will be asked to leave the gated area. Masks are required for spectators inside the gated area. Outside the homerun fences they aren’t required but they are recommended. Social distancing is required anywhere you are. Please follow these easy requests. Players and coaches and umpires on the field are not required to wear masks. People in the dugout are required to as too many are getting closer that 6 feet apart. Once each facility is at max capacity then they next two teams cant enter until their field clears of teams out of the gate.

Steve Davis was my friend and a huge supporter of both McMinnville and Linfield Sports Programs

June 20-21 Tourney Update…Still working on the brackets. still 10 teams on the waiting list not in.You can see who did get in on the live bracket app below. We are restricted by the number of fields available in Newberg/Dundee which are 4 grass infields and 6 dirt infields and everyone should expect to play on grass. Everyone has a game Thursday or Friday night and some divisions will finish prior to Sunday also. If you are a coach and havn’t told us what time you can get there to play on Thursday or Friday text us now at 503-559-5398 Coaches and parents go to www.youthfastpitch.org and print out your parent covbid-19 waiver to sign for your player. Coaches have to complete NAFA Background checks(it only takes an hour to get back and the other association ones don’t cross over). 25 people per squad inside the gate this weekend(the rest can sit outside the homerun fences in the unsupervised passive park areas). We are trying to get the brackets posted tonight by don’t have a specific time yet. The concussion test certificates you can scan and email to us from an resource.

Updated 10:45am Tuesday for June 13-14. Saturday times are posted below. Sunday will be posted once all coaches confirm their saturday times by email at youthfastpitch@gmail.com or by text at 503-559-5398 . 25 people per team inside the gate, all others can sit outside the homerun fence in the passive park areas but no pop up tents on the passive park walk/running paths blocking the path for passive park runners/walkers. Yamhill County is in phase 2. ONLY Newberg and Carlton fields are open and 6 of the 13 fields are grass infields and it is the only we we could get everyone a chance to play this weekend so prepare your parents as these are the ONLY fields open and available. SMILE and have FUN and follow the safety rules so we can keep playing as we could lose this privilege if everyone doesn’t do their part. No animals. Concession stands will be open. Bring your own chair. Anyone in attendance watching or participating while NOT actively participating on the field must wear a mask. Active participants on the field do not have to wear a mask but are allowed to. Please read all info below and everyone read the NAFA “Back to the Fields” Guidelines at www.youthfastpitch.org It also has the parent covid-19 waivers and Mandatory NAFA Coach Background check and social distancing guidelines

Updated 9:30am sunday morning., we are on time . we will update throughout the day if needed. Rain info line is 888-852-1115 ………………………..8pm Saturday night….we will update again at 10pm and in the morning at 6:30am but we are optimistic about sunday………………….10am saturday… the sunday new bracket times are posted below ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,…as of 7:45am saturday we decided to play it safe(DUE TO LIGHTNING , RAIN) and just play on sunday only. we will update the sunday brackets by doing coin tosses and post the sunday schedules on the app below. Lightning and unforgiving rain forced us to rain out saturday but we will play on sunday. only………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..June 6-7 both days games are posted below for Newberg, 2 issues, rain is coming so use the rain info line 888-852-1115 and Yamhill County applies for phase 2 on Wednesday and we should head back soon after that.We scheduled so not many would need hotels this weekend and due to covid-19 most teams have double headers both days to minimize the congregating. all coaches have to be NAFA background checked to be on the field or in the dugout so do that today. Also send your concussion certificates. The NAFA “Back to the Fields” Guidelines for phase 2 are at www.youthfastpitch.org All players must have their parent sign the covid-19 waiver and the coach will hand them to us as you walk in for contact tracing and that is on the website www.youthfastpitch.org everyone should read the NAFA Back to the Fields Guidelines prior to the weekend.

Update May, 20th, Thursday…NAFA is proud (and cautiously excited) to announce NAFA Summer Camps, as well as our tournament schedule. First,you can get ur team on the fields this weekend and during the next 2 weeks on weekdays as we have created NAFA Summer Camps thanks to the Chehalem Parks & Rec. The goal is to provide coaches and players with an opportunity to get back on the field in a manner that meets Phase 1 requirements for a Summer Camp. Camp sessions are 90 min. long, require the Coach to be ‘certified’, and require certain player information for every session. This is a simple, 10 minute process which can be done on the website: https://www.youthfastpitch.org/summer-camps.html. Elle Zober has put a lot of time and thought into designing and creating the new website, as well as helping us create a Summer Camp program that gets the players back on the field. Elle will be running the Summer Camp, which will run as long as we are in Phase 1, and possibly beyond. Please contact Elle directly with questions/concerns: 503-929-4314, ellezober@gmail.com. A lot of time, effort, and research has gone into the planning process. We have reviewed the operating plans of tournaments and clubs around the country and created a NAFA Back to the Fields Guideline which works to a) meet the requirements of local, state and federal guidelines, and b) provide a controlled approach to playing softball in the safest way that current circumstances allow. The NAFA Back to the Fields Guidelines is on our new website: www.youthfastpitch.org If you plan to play in a NAFA tournament or attend NAFA Summer Camp, you will need to read through “Back to the Fields”. Second, when you read the Back to the Fields Guidelines, you will notice that some things need to change to meet the current Phase 1 requirements/guidelines. We want to encourage those who do not wish to comply with social distancing measures or changes to gameplay, to continue to stay home. This is a choice we understand and support. Equally, we invite those who wish to play, to embrace these guidelines, and abide by them. We encourage you to understand that every tournament around the country has a similar guide with the same, or similar, protocols. Remember, too, that this is a fluid and living document which will CHANGE as we move through Phase 1, Phase 2, etc., where restrictions are lifted and social distancing measure are relaxed. Stay safe and play NAFA. Our tournament signup website is still active at www.youthfastpitch.com We hope to begin tournaments in phase 2 on the june 6-7 weekend. ………………………………Update on Tuesday, May 19th, Ill update the tournament schedule on Thursday, May 21st which will include new August and September Tournaments in addition to Sunday Fall League. Newberg’s Chehalem Parks and Recreation District has allowed us to provide state approved summer camps daily starting on Thursday, May 21st during the week and on weekends and continuing in phase 1 every day and night May 22 through June 5th, until we begin our regular weekend tournaments in phase 2 on June 5th(estimating events with around 100 people will be allowed but that is a guess) which starts Friday, June 6th-Sunday June 7th. People that already have credits with us for tournaments may use those for the daily Summer Camps and will be given first rights to register their team for a camp session. The summer camp guidelines ollow a square footage approach for each field.The Summer Camp details(groups of 10 on a field—for teams larger than 10 the state allows you to have another group spaced away from the main group of 10 on the same field- it could also be 6 and 6 or 10 and four but the groups must stay separated during the camp and members of the solid groups can only be switched 1 time per week) will be posted here as well tomorrow but we are planning to run them every 90 minutes(staggered so groups enter at different times using social distancing and following all other oregon state summer camp guidelines). We are working on the costs today but anticipate them being around $120 for a 90 minute camp session with your NAFA background check approved coaches as instructors after we certify them to be camp instructors. Each parent will sign a covid-19 waiver for their child to participate and agree to hold harmless NAFA and the Chehalem Park and Recreation District from being sued and acknowledge that they and their child could catch the virus or any other virus and spread it to others at home and may suffer any other injury including death. Camp staff will will masks and gloves. Players shall wear masks into the facility and are allowed but not required to wear them while on the field while participating in drills. Camp session times will be spaced so thatgroups do not enter at the same tim and kids will wait in their cars until the appropriate time to enter to maintain social distancing. When the session is over they shall immediately return to their cars in masks maintaining social distancing. The restrooms shall be open and no more than 2 people at a time in a restroom. The Concession stand(when open) shall be with ONLY prepackaged items and drinks and all staff shall follow state guidelines with masks and gloves. All staff and participants will be required to answer the state mandated health questions before entering the gate. If any staff or participant at any time answers the questions with a negative answer or begins to show signs or symptoms they will be quarantined and their parents contacted to retrieve their child. All contact tracing elements will be followed.