Class 6 - Community Softball/Baseball/Soccer Indoor Practices

4.3.6     Class 6 - Community Softball / Baseball / Soccer Indoor Practices.

School facilities may be used Monday to Friday during custodian hours and no later than 10:00 pm.

a)          Permits - A permit must be completed and paid for at the school at least 3 days prior to the date of the intended use.

b)          Supervision / Responsibility - The coach/manager who will supervise the practice must be identified on the permit. Adult supervision is required at all times.  The gym and change areas must be left in the same condition in which they were found.

c)          Damage / Negligence – Permit holders shall be billed extra for damages, or if a mess is left behind. Charges shall reflect the actual cost incurred for repairs and/or the extra cleaning.

d)          Rental Periods / Fees - The gym may be rented Monday to Friday during custodian hours and no later than 10:00 pm, when not used by school programs. A fee of $25.00 shall be charged per use. The gym may also be rented for weekends at the prescribed rate as per Section 4.3.4 - Short Term Use - of this Policy.  An additional $10.00 is charged for any school equipment e.g. hitting cage.

e)          Meeting - A permit will only be issued to coaches and/or managers who have attended a meeting with the principal/staff in which the proper use of the facility will be discussed. The meeting date will be established by the individual school.

f)          Cancellation – The school office should be notified as soon as possible.  The school will notify the user if a permit has to be cancelled or altered.

Equipment Use for Softball / Baseball:

g)         Proper indoor balls must be used at all times.  For hitting drills Jugs Lite-Flite or Polyballs (or equivalent) are the only balls that can be used. For throwing and pitching drills indoor practice balls with realistic seams may be used.  At NO time may regular balls be used for ANY drill.

h)         The hitting cage should be used for live hitting drills.  For the protection of the pitcher and/or pitching machine a protective screen should always be in place.  The pitching machine should be placed on a blue matt.  For toss drills a screen with a sock net should be used.  Curtains and walls are not to be used as backstops for hitting.

i)          Pitching drills may be performed with indoor balls only.  The pitches should be directed toward the SLIDING curtain where available.  The walls, the bleachers and the hydraulic main curtain may not be used as targets or backstops.

j)          Bleachers should be covered with mats if there is a chance of them being struck. The floor should be protected from the use of bats and screens with the proper use of mats.

k)         Non-marking running shoes must be worn by all users.

l)          If a problem with the facility occurs, the custodial staff or the school office should be notified as soon as possible.

Equipment Use for Soccer:

m)        Proper indoor FELT covered balls are to be used at all times.  At NO time may regular balls be used for ANY drill.

n)         The walls, the bleachers and the curtains may not be used as targets or backstops.

o)         Bleachers and areas directly behind the goals should be covered with mats if there is a chance of them being struck. Proper indoor nets must be used with precautions taken to protect the floor.

p)         Non-marking running shoes must be worn by all users.

q)         If a problem with the facility occurs, the custodial staff or the school office should be notified as soon as possible.