16. Safety Code for Little League

Posted by Eric Bickford on Jan 17 2007 at 04:00PM PST in MVLL Baseball 2019
  • Responsibility for safety procedures should be that of an adult member of the local league.
  • Arrangements should be made in advance of all games and practices for emergency medical services.
  • Managers, coaches and umpires should have some training in first-aid. First-Aid kits should be available at the field.
  • No games or practice should be held when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when lighting is inadequate.
  • Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, glass and other foreign objects.
  • Dugouts and bat racks should be positioned behind screens.
  • Only players, managers, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the playing field during play and practice sessions.
  • Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of a regular player assigned for this purpose.
  • Procedure should be established for retrieving foul balls batted Out of the playing area.
  • During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch.
  • During warm-up drills players should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws or missed catches.
  • Equipment should be inspected regularly. Make sure it fits properly.
  • Batters must wear approved protective helmets during practice, and during games.
  • Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet, mask, throat protector, long model chest protector, shin-guards and male catchers must wear a protective supporter at all times.
  • Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet and mask with a throat protector in warming up pitchers. This applies between innings and in bullpen practice.
  • Except when runner is returning to a base, headfirst slides are not permitted. (12 years old and under.)
  • During sliding practice bases should not be strapped down and should be located away from the base anchoring system.
  • At no time should “horse play” be permitted on the playing field.
  • Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide “Safety Glasses.”
  • Players must not wear watches, rings, pins, jewelry or other metallic items.


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