As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department continues to take a slow and cautious approach to 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 will accept team registrations for Adult Spring Co-Rec Kickball throughout February. Online registration will be available at http://bit.ly/WFkickball. The entry fee is $225 per team, and the league is limited to participants ages 18 and older.
League games will be played primarily on weeknights and Sunday afternoons beginning in late March.
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 http://bit.ly/PRCRFreeAgency 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 participants 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 closed to spectators but may be used for player seating. Spectators will be encouraged to bring their own chairs;
Players will not be permitted to share any equipment. Managers of each team will be required to sanitize all of their players’ equipment before every practice and game;
If players are showing symptoms of sickness, they will not be allowed to practice or play during games;
In accordance with NCHSAA protocols, all participants, including players and coaches, will be required to wear face coverings during practices and games;
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 NCDHHS restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend outdoor events are lifted, only one spectator per player will be allowed to attend scheduled team events, including practices and games.
For more information, contact Recreation Specialist KP Kilpatrick at 919-435-9457 or [email protected].