Co-Rec Church Softball registration continues through June 30

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:59am

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is taking a slow and cautious approach to resuming athletics programming. The coronavirus is expected to remain a threat for the foreseeable future, so the PRCR Department is working to balance health and safety concerns with public demand for resumed access to amenities and services.  

The PRCR Department is now accepting team registrations for Co-Rec Church Softball through Tuesday, June 30. Online registration is available at http://bit.ly/PRCRAdultAthletics. The entry fee is $550 per team, and the league is limited to participants ages 18 and older.

Beginning in mid-August, league games will be played primarily on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

Anyone interested in participating who does not have a team can sign up as a free agent, then assigned to a team in need of players. To register as a free agent, visit wakeforestnc.gov, search “Free Agent” and complete the online registration form.

Due to the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, PRCR-sponsored athletic programs are subject to change with limited notice. Wake Forest officials will continue to closely monitor updates and follow guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff.

Community health and safety is the top priority for the PRCR Department. Once practices and games begin, several precautionary measures will be taken to protect players, coaches and officials:

  • All players, coaches and officials will be encouraged to stand at least six feet apart at all times;

  • Players, coaches and officials will be encouraged to have no physical contact of any kind, including high-fives, handshakes, face-to-face conversations and more;

  • There will be limited use of the dugout areas and bleachers will be pre-marked for spectator seating. Spectators will be encouraged to bring their own chairs;

  • Players will not be permitted to share any equipment. Players will also be encouraged to sanitize all of their equipment before every practice and/or game and provide their own ASA-approved bat;

  • If players are showing symptoms of sickness, they will not be allowed to practice or play during games;

  • Players will be encouraged - but not required - to wear a mask;

  • Practices will be shorter than normal. If a team uses the first-base dugout in the first practice, the next group will be encouraged to use the third-base dugout;

  • Until the 25-person outdoor rule is lifted, one spectator per player will be allowed to attend scheduled team practices and games.

For more information, contact Recreation Specialist KP Kilpatrick at 919-435-9457 or kkilpatrick@wakeforestnc.gov.