REGAL COVID-19 Preparation Plan

The following are guidelines and policies for River Edge Girls Athletic League events under NJ’s phased approach to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

REGAL intends to begin offering non-contact softball as of June 22, 2020, or as soon as facilities are available to our teams thereafter, with full game play to follow on July 6th, 2020 as per the Governor’s Executive Order #149.

REGAL has developed the REGAL COVID-19 Preparation Plan, (“REGAL C19 Prep Plan”) which is intended to follow all federal, state and local laws regarding public health, in order to guide our volunteer staff, coaches, parents, players and spectators in creating a safe environment in which to play sports in the time of COVID-19. These guidelines will be in effect until otherwise directed by River Edge Recreation.

The REGAL C19 Prep plan will cover all REGAL sports programs. Coaches, staff, visitors and athletes will be required to abide by the gatherings limitations outlined in Executive Order No. 152 (2020), or the Order in effect at the time of competition.

All families in REGAL will be required to read, acknowledge and agree to abide by the REGAL C19-Prep Plan prior to being permitted to participate with any program. All families will also need to agree to any waivers required by the Joint Insurance Fund and/or the Borough of River Edge.

Please click here to read the Plan

Non-Volunteer Policy

New Policy:  REGAL is an all-volunteer organization, and cannot operate without the support of parents and volunteers.  Starting this season, REGAL will access a $15 non-volunteer fee per sport. We understand that not everyone is able to coach or assist in the coaching, however, there are many areas in which REGAL needs volunteers, and we encourage you to participate in these areas--everything from website maintenance to helping find sponsors for our teams is extremely helpful. Please contact Michelle Byrnes, Secretary, for volunteer opportunities aside from coaching.

No Jewelry Allowed

January 1, 2014

Absolutely NO jewelry is permitted to be worn during games or practices.  This includes, but is not limited to, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and anklets.  This is for the safety of the all the players.  It is not permissible to cover newly pierced ears with bandaids or anything else.  They must be removed in order to be in compliance.  The referees/coaches/umpires will be enforcing this rule very strictly, and NO exceptions are permitted.  If there is jewelry that cannot be removed, the player will be benched until the jewelry can be removed.

REGAL Pick Up Procedures

January 6, 2015

It has come to the attention of the REGAL board that girls are waiting outside after games and practices for their rides. THIS IS UNSAFE FOR MANY REASONS.

REGAL is asking parents to please avoid a tragic situation and come into the gyms to pick up your daughters.

This is particularly true for our youngest girls, and coaches will not be allowing any girl playing in the instructional or minors divisions to leave the gym without a parent or guardian coming into the gym and claiming their child.

If your child will be going home with another parent that is NOT you, we ask that you alert the coach before hand, either via email or when you drop your child off.

REGAL takes the safety of our participants very seriously, and this is to keep our girls safe before, during and after games and practices.

Thank you in advance for your compliance with this safety policy.

Safety Glasses Required

March 22, 2012
(Updated January 2014)

REgal is now requiring girls who wear corrective eyewear and participate in any team sport (Softball, Basketball & Volleyball) to wear safety glasses in place of regular lenses. Please be advised that this is a NJ state law. For your reference, the portion of the law that pertains to our league is listed below, as well as a link to the law itself.

"Any child who wears corrective eyeglasses while participating in racquetball, squash, tennis, women's lacrosse, basketball, women's field hockey, badminton, paddleball, soccer, volleyball, baseball or softball, sponsored by a school, community or government agency, shall be required to wear protective eyewear that meets the frames standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F803 and lens standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z87.1."

The law can be found here.

Starting on January 1, 2014, any girl who does not have the proper eyewear that conforms to State Law will not be permitted to participate in REGAL sports. There will be no exceptions, and this will be enforced by our referees.