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    The Central Florida Softball League (CFSL) is dedicated to the promotion of amateur softball for all persons, age 18 and older, regardless of race, creed, religion, sex, or national origin, with special emphasis placed on the participation of members of the LGBTQ community of the Greater Central Florida and Orlando Area.

    Our mission states,

    “The Central Florida Softball League, Inc., is dedicated to offering a safe social and competitive athletic environment for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community, and their straight allies. Our league is home to players with a variety of skills and welcomes any additional players interested in joining Central Florida's best social organization.”


    Fall 2020 Season Updates & Deadlines

    The Executive Committee would like to offer the following timeline as we prepare for the upcoming Fall season. As of now, our anticipated start date is still 9/13,  as we continue to partner with the City of Orlando to monitor the fluid & ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic:

    Week of 7/6: Team Registration opens online via the CFSL website.  Payments (via PayPal or check) must be received (or postmarked) no later than 8/1 in order for teams to play in the Fall.  Our mailing address for payments is P.O. Box 149692, Orlando, FL 32814. 

    7/12: First manager's meeting @ 11 am. Virtual links will be emailed to all managers & coaches. Attendance is mandatory for all teams planning to return in the Fall.  Specific questions can be emailed to the EC for review ahead of time at cfsl.orlando@gmail.com 

    8/2: Team Registration closes online and all payments must be received & verified by @ 5 pm.

    8/3: Player Registration opens online via the CFSL website. 

    8/9: Second Manager's Meeting--Time TBD: Virtual links will be emailed to all managers/coaches. Team bye week requests are also due by this date.

    9/23: Completed Team Rosters must be submitted to ratings.cfsl@gmail.com no later than 5 pm in order for players to be eligible to participate in games on Opening Day.

    9/27: Anticipated Opening Day for the Fall 2020 season at Lake Fairview Park in Orlando 

    12/6: End of Season

    The Executive Committee urges everyone to continue using good judgment and hygiene practices during this time in order to protect yourselves & family members. We are looking forward to getting everyone back on the fields safely, and as soon as possible.  Please stay tuned to our website & Facebook group for the most up to date information on our League, and any updates re: COVID-19. In the meantime, please stay safe and we will see you all soon!! 

     

    UPDATED CFSL SAFETY PROTOCOL & OPENING DAY REMINDERS

    DATED 9/2/2020

    • Masks are MANDATORY and must be worn at all times when not engaged in on field play. This is not a suggestion, as it is a policy that must be adhered to for us to play at Lake Fairview.
    • In accordance with guidelines issued by the City of Orlando, game attendance will be limited to no more than 50 people on (or around) each field at any time—this number includes the two teams engaged in play. Tailgating in the parking lot will NOT permitted. Park Rangers from the city will be onsite to enforce these guidelines.
    • In order to promote social distancing and maintain a one way traffic flow, everyone is required to enter the park through the main front gate (near the lake) and exit through the gate between Fields 1 and 4 that leads to the parking area in the grass (facing Lee Road). Signage will be hung at the fields to help direct teams to the proper exit at the conclusion of games.
    • Temperature checks will be conducted at the front gate and everyone must be scanned prior to entry. Teams are encouraged to coordinate arrival times so that all players can get temperature scanned and checked in together prior to warming up. Once a team has checked in & warmed up, they will not need to be scanned again to enter the park at game time.  Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees will not be admitted into the park.
    • In an effort to minimize Covid exposure in the tower, we will be verifying all line up cards at the main entrance. Managers are asked to please have line up cards completed (player last name, first name & jersey #) prior to arrival in order to help expedite this process.
    • Players are encouraged to pay registration fees online, however we will be accepting payments at the main entrance.
    • We will be providing hand sanitizer in the bathrooms & dugouts for everyone to use, and Umpires have been asked to sanitize balls between innings.
    • Please do not congregate in the dugouts during games--Players should always maintain proper distancing. Bleachers will also be blocked off to minimize spectating.
    • Teams must exit the park immediately at the conclusion of games (no tailgating).
    • Managers are asked to email the Executive Committee directly with any Covid related issues, or if you experience a shortage of players on game day due to illness. Any adjustments to the pickup rule will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
    • Continue to check our website www.cfsleague.org and FB group for the most updated info re: Covid-19 and our safety protocol.

    **The Central Florida Softball League is NOT responsible for any potential exposure risk due to Covid-19. All members are encouraged to take whatever precautionary means necessary to reduce personal risk.**

     

     


    Important Health & Safety Alert Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Please see the below memo as issued by the CFSL Executive Committee re: the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. We are monitoring this situation very closely, and will be posting updates as needed.  Stay tuned to our website and Facebook group for the most up to date information re: games, events etc. 

    Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health authorities, CFSL is implementing some new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.

    CFSL takes this threat very seriously.  With over 500 members in our league, we believe it imperative to issue the following health and safety and adopt the following procedures to ensure we are taking a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.

    Effective on Sunday, Sept 13th and for the rest of the Fall 2020 season, CFSL requests all members of the league to follow these guidelines (similar to the guidelines other organizations have issued):

    ‘No-Contact/No-Handshake” Policy

    CFSL is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.

    We encourage all members to observe good hygiene practices and avoid coming out to Sunday games or host bar events if you are feeling ill.  We strongly encourage the following:

    For additional information and Q&A’s directly from the CDC, please visit www.cdc.gov.

    Stay Healthy!

    CFSL Board of Directors

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