Sports

Columbia Parks and Recreation offers a year-round sports program designed to provide positive, recreational opportunities for adults and youth.

The Sports division is located at the Columbia Sports Fieldhouse, located at 4251 Philips Farm Road.

Collage of sports photos.

 

Columbia Parks and Recreation – COVID-19 Return To Play Guidelines

Starting July 10, 2020 at 5 pm, an emergency ordinance took effect, requiring all individuals to wear a face mask anytime they are unable to social distance from others, for the health and safety of our participants, staff and community.

All Sports Preparing to Play:

  • All athletes, coaches, umpires and spectators must wear a mask at all times in the facility and unable to socially distance from others. This excludes players while they are actively playing and base umpires. 
  • All athletes and spectators should have no flu-like symptoms within the previous 72 hours including:
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Feeling of unexplained fatigue
  • All athletes and spectators should have not been in direct contact with a known case of COVID-19 within the previous 14 days.
  • It is recommended that one should not attend if considered high risk, or living in close quarters to someone having a high risk profile.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, please do so into a tissue or upper sleeve (not hands).
  • All athletes should bring their own water bottles. There should be no sharing of water bottles, team water coolers, or team snacks.
    • Teams must only enter the facility at their allotted time. Games will be scheduled to accommodate for social distancing between teams as well as field/court sanitation.
      • Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs for sitting during games or may stand and should always keep 6 feet distance between each other except family members living in the same household. 
      • Lines around restrooms, concession stands or otherwise throughout the event are discouraged, but if necessary, please maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times.
      • Tailgating and other similar gatherings are discouraged. 

        Baseball, Softball and Kickball During Play:

        • All players and coaches must wear a mask at all times when not in the field of play or when unable to socially distance themselves from others. 
        • All spectators must wear a mask when unable to social distance themselves from others.
          • There should be no hand shaking, high fiving, or fist bumping at any time.
          • Avoid touching your face during the game.
          • Pregame meetings at home plate should be limited to one coach from each team, plus umpire. Coaches and umpires should keep 6 ft distance between each other while meeting.
            • Players should always keep 6 ft distance between each other while in dugouts. If the dugout is full due to spacing, additional players should be outside of the dugout and fencing. 
                • Umpires should wear a cloth mask if unable to keep 6 feet distance between self and players.

                  Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball During Play:

                  • All players and coaches must wear a mask at all times when not on the court for play or when unable to socially distance themselves from others.
                  • All spectators must wear a mask when unable to social distance themselves from others.
                  • Players, coaches and spectators are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes for disinfecting hands and equipment regularly.
                  • There must be no hand shaking, high fiving, or fist bumping at any time.
                  • Avoid touching your face during the game.

                  Golf and Disc Golf During Play

                  • All participants must wear a mask at all times when unable to socially distance themselves from others. 
                  • All golfers must wear a mask when riding in a cart with another golfer..

                  All Sports Following Play:

                  • No congregating in the parking lot after the game.