Return to Play: Kids and parents return to the field with a whole new set of rules
A long summer without youth sports is over -- but how different will the games look and how safe will our children be?
With the new landscape of sports means safety checks, no sharing of some equipment and much more. It has left many wondering if sports and social distancing can coexist.
In Plainview, the Little League plan is in place and those in charge are confident.
"We've communicated our plan to membership. The lapse of judgment we have to worry about, but generally speaking I think we can accommodate this," says Ari Wind.
In the Three Village area, no spitting is allowed. Neither are high fives. Baseballs will be sanitized between innings and tipping your cap will replace postgame handshakes.
In terms of making this happen, enforcing the new rules will be crucial. The coaches are hoping parents will join in the effort.
"You still need to parent, they're still learning. You can't just let them go out in the world at 10, 11 years old and let them think they can do whatever they want," says parents Lisa Rimmer.
There are rules in place for parents to social distance as well. But everyone must be on the same team for the games to go smoothly.
"I have kids and grandkids and they're all going to be out there and play sports, and we want everyone to be safe -- the kids and their parents," says Stony Brook Dr. Sharon Nachman.