Safety Notes

Safety Notes 

The following are some general rules that we would like the coaches and league officials to follow when dealing with equipment, facilities, and uniforms. Prevention is the key to reducing accidents. Please report all hazardous conditions to the Safety Officer or to a Board member immediately.

One of the home team coaches will walk the field prior to game time to inspect the field for hazards – including problems with fences, rocks, glass, holes, etc. undefined undefined
Check home plate and the base areas for proper landscaping and connections. undefined undefined
Inspect the dugout area and benches for hazardous items. undefinedundefined
When equipment is issued, the coach will inspect the equipment for defects. undefined undefined
Coaches will inspect their team’s equipment on a regular basis during the season to ensure that everything is in good working order. undefinedundefined
All batters will wear Little League Approved protective equipment. undefined undefined
All helmets must have the NOCSAE seal, which can be found on the outside back of the helmet. undefined undefined
If a player chooses to wear a personal helmet it must be NOCSAE approved. undefined undefined
Bad, unrepairable equipment will be destroyed. undefined undefined
Ensure that all players have and use required equipment at all times. undefined undefined
Any adult warming up a pitcher will use a catcher’s mask. undefinedundefined
Team catchers will wear catcher’s gear and helmet when warming up pitchers. undefined undefined
All catchers’ masks will have a "dangling" type throat protector. undefined undefined
All catchers will wear appropriate chest protectors. undefined undefined
Proper equipment will be used at all games and practices. undefinedundefined
Coaches will teach the players about the proper use of equipment. undefined undefined
Coaches will teach the player about proper throwing, hitting, and catching skills. undefined undefined
Coaches will teach the player about warm-up and conditioning techniques. undefined undefined
Only the player at bat can swing a bat. undefined undefined
Coaches will encourage batters not to throw bats as a part of the follow through on a swing or in frustration. undefined undefined
All batting and catching helmets will be inspected regularly during the season. undefined undefined
All batting and catching helmets will be reconditioning during the off-season. undefined undefined
Each league will use appropriate balls and bats. undefined undefined
Reduced impact balls will be use by the lower divisions. undefinedundefined
Metal spikes are not permitted. undefined undefined
Jewelry is not to be worn by players during games. undefined undefined
Coaches will encourage the use of protective cups, especially infielders. undefined undefined
Coaches will suggest the use of mouth guards, especially corner infielders. undefined undefined
Coaches will monitor the weather for storm situations. undefinedundefined
Player base coaches will wear helmets. undefined undefined
Only 3 adult coaches are permitted on the field for each team. undefinedundefined
Games will not be started unless the safety of the participants can be assured. undefined undefined
Lightning rules will be followed when appropriate. undefined undefined