Travel Baseball & Softball Tryouts coming soon!

If your child is playing in our summer softball or baseball travel program you should review and print the three documents below. Please complete and sign the release form and bring it with you to the tryout. Also, please review the rules document and explain it your child. Lastly, please use the attached COVID-19 screening form to check your child before each practice. The coach will be doing a similar check at the field. If you have any questions please speak to the head coach of your child’s team.

Baseball / Softball Release form

Baseball / Softball Rules

COVID19 Check List

Tennis courts open Monday, June 22!

North Haledon Tennis Courts: Covid‐19 Guidelines
In accordance with NJ Executive Order #147 and USTA Recommendations

Guidelines for Players
Do Not Play or Attend If You: Are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid‐19; have been exposed to Covid‐19 in the last 14 days; or have serious underlying health conditions.

  • Play should be limited to family members, people who live in your household, or with individuals who are at low probability of carrying the COVID‐19 virus.
  • Individuals not participating in a game or practice, such as parents/guardians should wear cloth or disposable face coverings unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or the individual is under the age of two.
  • Players should wear cloth or disposable face coverings when not engaging in vigorous activity, such as when sitting on the bench.
  • No more than 4 people allowed on each court. If you are not family members, only one person allowed on one side.
  • Bring hand sanitizer. Before play, wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Bring your own equipment, water and drinks and snacks.
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles.
  • Do not share racquets, water bottles or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats, and towels.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc.
  • The middle court will remain closed for play to limit ball and player interaction.
  • Try to stay at least 6 feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or giving a high‐five).
  • If playing doubles only use a partner who is a family member or person that live in your household.
  • If you are not family members, play with two cans of balls, each with different numbers. Each player would only touch the balls assigned to him/her and would kick/hit your opponent’s balls back to them.
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet, or other equipment. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls, unless serving.
  • Do not change ends‐stay on one side of the court.
  • Remain apart when taking a break.
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands thoroughly after coming off the court.

Pickleball courts open Monday, June 22nd!

North Haledon Pickleball Courts: Covid‐19 Return to Play Guidelines
In accordance with NJ Executive Order #147 and USAPA Recommendations

Guidelines for Players
Do Not Play or Attend If You: Are exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus; have been exposed to COVID‐19 in the last 14 days; or have serious underlying health conditions.

  • Play should be limited to family members, people who live in your household, or with individuals who are at low probability of carrying the COVID‐19 virus.
  • Individuals not participating in a game or practice, such as parents/guardians should wear cloth or disposable face coverings unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or the individual is under the age of two.
  • Players should wear cloth or disposable face coverings when not engaging in vigorous activity, such as when sitting on the bench or resting.
  • No more than 4 people allowed on each court. If you are not family members, only one person allowed on one side.
  • Each player will use a different colored Pickleball. Each player should only touch the Pickleball(s) assigned to him/her during warm‐up or for serving and should kick/hit your opponent’s balls back to them with your foot or paddle.
  • Do not change ends during play ‐ stay on one side of the court.
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your paddle.
  • Bring hand sanitizer. Before play, wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Bring your own equipment, water and drinks and snacks.
  • Do not share paddles, water bottles or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats, and towels.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc.
  • Adhere to social distancing policies and remain at least 6 feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or giving a high‐five). Do not meet at center court at the conclusion of your game.
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, paddle or other equipment. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Remain apart after games or while taking a break.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands thoroughly after coming off the court. Clean and wipe down your equipment, including paddles, grips, and water bottles after play.

North Haledon Recreation Commission Programs

Monday June 15, 2020

Re: North Haledon Recreation Commission Programs

Dear Parents,

As you may know, the Recreation Commission has been meeting remotely these last few months. We met again last Tuesday and fully discussed all our options. As a result, I would like to give you an update on the status of our relevant recreation programs. As the situation further evolves, I will continue to give you updates.

Boys’ travel basketball – There are two teams left (6th and 8th) that are in the league finals. The league still intends to play these games conditions permitting. No firm date has been set.

Girls’ travel basketball – There is one team (7/8th) left playing in the tournament and those games will hopefully be rescheduled but there is no firm date.

Volleyball – We are still planning on a fall or winter season. We will discuss the logistics of that in the future.

Bowling – There is one remaining session, the bowling party. It is our intent to reschedule it when conditions permit.

Baseball and softball in-town – The programs are canceled, since the state has not permitted games as of this time, and the season has already ended. All those that registered will receive a credit on their family account that can be used towards their next registration. If your child(ren) will not be participating in future Recreation programs, please e-mail us to be refunded. Kindly give us some time to get this done.

Baseball and softball travel – Tryouts for all teams will be announced this week (and can be held as of June 22), and we will then open registration. Parents will be required to sign a permission slip and follow various rules that will be posted. As of this time only practice is allowed, but we will update you as the situation evolves.

Tennis – The organized program is cancelled for the 2020 season but refer to the information attached regarding the opening of the tennis courts on June 22, 2020.

Soccer – As of this time, we are optimistic that the season will not be affected. However, registration though is on hold. Our league reps have been attending the league meetings online, and the league is considering various contingency plans. We will be sending a questionnaire to all parents through Community Pass in early July.

Pickleball – As of this time, we are optimistic the fall season will not be affected. We will advise you as more information becomes available. Please refer to the information attached regarding the opening of the pickleball courts on June 22, 2020.

In the future any updates will be distributed through community pass to all our registrants. To prevent confusion information will only come directly from me so there are never any mixed messages. Before reaching any final decisions, I will consult with the program directors, the local and county Board’s of Health, and the Mayor. Please understand that the safety of your children is our number one concern, and any program decisions we make will be guided by that priority. Also, please be assured, that once we feel we can safely proceed we will be able to get the programs up and running quickly.

I know this has not been easy, but things are improving, and we will all get through this and get back to normal.

Angelo Cifaldi

Chairman NH Recreation Commission

Lightning Detection System Now Operational

The Lightning Detection System is now operational on Fields 1-5 and Willow Field. There are signs posted that explain exactly how it works. Please read them. 

As a summary the siren and strobe light is on the light pole on Field 1 and can be heard and seen from all the Rec Fields (#1-5). The siren and strobe light on Willow field is on a light pole there. As the signs indicate when the siren sounds you must immediately leave the field and take shelter in a protected area which in most instances will be a car.  Under no circumstances should you stand under a tree, near a fence or near a pole. When the siren sounds the strobe light will flash indicating there is lighting in in the area. When the siren sounds again, after 30 minutes at least, and the strobe light goes off you can go back to the field.   

While this system is a helpful aid it should not replace your judgment with regard to being more cautious. When in doubt cancel the game or practice and send everyone home.