Volunteer youth baseball coaches needed

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:40am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is looking for two responsible adults interested in volunteering their time to coach junior and senior league baseball teams during the upcoming Fall Youth Baseball season.

Team practices will begin in August, and games will be played primarily on weeknights through mid-October.

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department’s Youth Baseball Leagues are designed to teach fair play and sportsmanship, develop fundamental baseball skills, and promote a fun and healthy lifestyle. Anyone interested in sharing these skills with area young people is urged to contact Athletics & Aquatics Superintendent Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Please note that all volunteer coaches must pass a background check.

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 parents:

  • All coaches, parents and children will be encouraged to be no closer than six feet apart at any time;

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

  • Procedures will be in place to limit use of the dugout areas during games;

  • Bleachers will be pre-marked for spectator seating. Spectators will also be encouraged to bring their own chairs;

  • Players will not be permitted to share any equipment. Parents will be required to sanitize all of their players’ equipment before every practice and game. Participants will be expected to provide their own batting helmet and bat that meets the specifications of their respective age group;

  • If children 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 masks;

  • 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, only one spectator per player will be allowed to attend scheduled team events, including practices and games.