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Baseball Heat Index Policy
BAA Baseball has implemented the following guidelines to deal with extreme heat at all youth baseball games and practices. It is designed to provide participants with a standard for safe play in situations of extreme heat.
PLEASE NOTE - The heat index will NOT be decided until 10 minutes prior to start of game. All games will finish with the guidelines with which the games started.
Heat index of 65-80 degrees. In this range, the participant is in very little danger from heat and no special measures will be taken by the BAA.
Heat index of 81-98 degrees. In this range, coaches will be encouraged to take extra steps to protect their players by making sure they keep them hydrated during games and practices.
Heat index of 99-105 degrees. In this range, the BAA will implement the following at games: all measures taken in the Yellow Zone; coaches need to ensure all kids have water available; catchers will be allowed to catch only two innings in succession. If it is a practice day, coaches are instructed to keep players well hydrated and to take frequent breaks. If an inning goes over 15 minutes then water should be given to the pitcher and catcher.
Heat index ranging of 106 to 110 degrees. In this range, the BAA will implement the following for games: all measures taken in the Yellow and Orange Zones; the length of games will be modified according to the schedule below.
• Baseball grades Instructional and Mites – games will be reduced by 15 minutes
• Baseball grades Cubs - Major – games will be reduced by 20 minutes (no inning starts after 1 hour 50 min)
Recommend that cold wash clothes are available for the kids between innings.
If it is a practice day, coaches are instructed to reduce the time of practice, take frequent breaks and keep players well hydrated by having them drink water.
Heat index above 110. In this range, the BAA will cancel all games and practices until the heat index returns to 110 or below.
Note - During the course of the day, the heat index will rise and fall depending upon the time of day, etc. The above program modifications could also change throughout the course of the day, especially on a weekend. For example, a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday could be played under the Orange Zone guidelines and a 4:00 p.m. game could be played under Red Zone guidelines.
The above are merely guidelines, and it is the responsibility of parents to make the ultimate decision as to the participation of their child in BAA events when heat may be a factor, taking into consideration the age and physical condition of their child. Parents also have the ultimate responsibility to inform their child about the dangers of heat and need for protection, including sunscreen and proper hydration.
B.A.A. offers a fall outdoor soccer programs for boys and girls mini-mite through 9th grade and a 10th-12th grade league that is co-rec. A typical seasons starts in with practices in mid-August and ends in mid-October. Sign-ups are in June and July. For the Mini-Mite league, the fee is 45.00. Emphasis is on learning the game-no standings are kept and there is no tournament. For all other levels, the fee is 85.00. There is a season ending tournament. Players should provide shin guards and appropriate sized soccer ball. For this sport, volunteers are needed as coaches, asst. coaches and linespeople.
There will be a late football signup July 12th from 6-8pm. The signup will be at the Tom Robinson, BAA Equipment Building located at 185 E. 102nd St. (Southeast corner of 102nd and Nicollet Ave, just East of the Church)