To All FCAA Families
This e-mail is intended to outline the detailed plan to a phased approach of reopening FCAA for all our Rec Teams.
We all know how difficult the last few months have been for all our FCAA Players, Coaches, and Parents. There has been significant conversations that have been taking place behind the scenes over the past weeks to determine when is the right time to get the Spring Rec Season back on track. We recognize that since the City of Jacksonville Parks have reopened there have been gatherings at the fields that presented significant gaps to keeping our FCAA Families safe. Our Phase 1 Reopening Plan gives us a controlled and safe environment to start practicing together again while we wait for the right time to resume the Spring Rec Games.
Below is the plan for our Rec Teams to begin practicing again:
FCAA Phase 1 Reopening will begin on Monday, May 11th
Each Rec Team will be assigned a 1 Hour Time Block during the week and 1 Hour Time Block on Saturday's to assemble for practice (Time Blocks are outlined below)
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Monday through Friday
6:45 pm to 7:45 pm - Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 10:00 am - Saturdays
10:15 am to 11:15 am - Saturdays
11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Saturdays
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm - Saturdays
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Saturdays
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm - Saturdays
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Saturdays
Each Rec Team will need to split their team in half during the practice and keep half the team in the assigned batting cage and half the team on the field (and rotate the group halfway through the assigned practice time)
While each Rec Team is practicing, Coaches will need to maintain appropriate social distancing spacing for all players and coaches
All Rec Ball Players will be asked to store their belongings on the field (outside of the dugout) to minimize being in the dugouts together during their practice
All Rec Ball Players will be encouraged to bring Hand Sanitizer for their own use before and after their practice
Parents will be requested to limit only 1 Parent at the field for each of the practices to minimize the number of people at the fields during all practice times
Parents will also be asked to drop their players off and stay in their vehicles (if their child is age appropriate to be dropped off) but we certainly understand if a parent feels the need to be near their child's field during the assigned practice times
Everyone will be required to maintain appropriate social distancing standards as outlined by the City of Jacksonville while at the park (This includes around the fields and in the parking lot)
We would request that parents bring their own chairs and refrain from using bleachers if they choose to sit and watch their child's practice
These practices are not mandatory for the players and if any family feels their child should not attend, there will be no consequences for missing the practice
Any child that displays symptoms of being sick would be asked to refrain from showing up at the park
Bathrooms will be off limits and will remain locked during phase 1 of the reopening plan so please plan accordingly
We would also ask that all parents discuss the importance of maintaining proper social distancing with their children prior to bringing them to the fields
If anyone has any concerns they should reach out to the Park President, Park Vice President, Directors of Baseball / Softball, or League Directors
FCAA reserves the right to alter the phase 1 reopening plans at any time
It remains our goal to get the remainder of the Spring Rec Season completed and we believe this is the first step towards accomplishing that goal.
The health and Safety of our FCAA Family remains our Top Priority and we believe the FCAA Family will show how awesome our association will adhere to the guidelines listed above.
FCAA Park President
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**The Game Schedule is contingent on weather. The schedule can (and will) be adjusted if Mother Nature forces games to be canceled.**
Congratulations and Good Luck to 2 of our All-Star teams as they will represent FCAA at the World Series!
14U Sun Devils - Southeastern Regional Champions
8U Thunder - Southeastern Regional Runner-Up Champions
We are proud to announce FCAA had two former players, Alec and Brett Wisley, drafted in the 2019 MLB draft - Alec with the Cleveland Indians and Brett with the Tampa Bay Rays! Both brothers played at FCAA from a very early age and also played for the Indians Elite team at FCAA for several years. Alec and Brett were attendees of Sandalwood High School and both attended Gulf Coast State College for two years. Alec went on to play at the University of South Florida for two years and Brett had signed to attend USF starting the fall of 2019. Both brothers were pitchers and position players at their respective colleges.
Congratulations to Brett and Alec!!
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ALL Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parent(s) must be listed on a Team Roster to apply for a COJ Volunteer Badge.
The City of Jacksonville and FCAA requires all Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parent(s) to have a COJ Volunteer Badge each year. If you plan on coaching, being assistant coach and/or anticipate helping on the field during practice, in the dugout or on the field during the season you must be listed on a team's roster to receive a 2019 COJ Badge. Contact the COJ Parks and Recreation Department to schedule an appointment to apply for a badge. Badges will be picked up by the a FCAA representative and handed out. Once you receive your badge it must be worn at all times when interacting with players.
If you have a badge from 2018 you will need to fill out a Continuation Form and return to the Athletic Director at least 3 weeks before the season begins. Click the link below to download the Continuation Form.
If you don't have a badge you need to send your name and team name to the Head Coach, as soon as possible. The info will be turned into the League Director. Your request for a badge will only be considered if it comes from a League Director. Your name will be placed on a list with the COJ which will allow you to make an appointment to receive a badge. If your name is not on the list you will not be allowed, by the COJ, to receive a badge.
FCAA East (Ed Austin Regional Park - District 2 Park)
11751 McCormick Road. Jacksonville, FL 32225
Near the intersection of McCormick Road and Monument Road. Across the street from the PAL Building.
P.O. Box 351135, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1135.
FCAA West (formerly Lake Lucina)
6527 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277
For a quicker response, email a board members or league director. Emails can be found on the FCAA Board tab.
Phone Number: 564-2080 (however, messages are not checked regularly best to send emails to board members or league directors)