The Ruffnecks continue activities during the Winter of 2020-2021 with protocols, guidelines, and plans in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts RE-Opening Plans: As of December 13, 2020 the Commonwealth reverted to Phase III – Step 1. As we continue OPEN Hitting Hours, individual instruction, and limited team gatherings, we ask members of our community to observe best practices. We also ask members of our community to review this page and its contents.
On December 13, 2020 the Governor of Massachusetts updated the guidelines for Youth and Amateur Sports. Please reference the links provided below for current information. This page is updated as changes occur and directives become available. Communication continues both through this website through specific program announcements via email.
For current state guidelines, please use the general link to mass.gov/reopening for full information across all sectors and for reports on the state response to the pandemic. Specific links to information guiding our program are provided below:
Ruffnecks players and their families are encouraged to make their own, informed, decisions in determining the level of participation for indoor and on-field activities. Additional guidelines for Winter Activity are provided below:
Ruffnecks players, families, coaches shall abide by NEBC guidelines, restrictions, and mandates. NEBC directives are intended to provide a viable, safe, practice and playing environment. NEBC guidelines and regulations may change from time to time. The Ruffnecks program and the NEBC work together to maintain a safe environment and appropriate measures for safety and contact tracing.
Ruffnecks players and families are expected to arrive and depart from scheduled activities on time. Departing the premises means going directly to vehicles and vacating the premises. Players are not to be left waiting for rides at curbside. Parents and spectators are not permitted to congregate in the lobby of the NEBC or in the Batting Cages while the player is engaged in indoor activities.