Dedicated to Injury Prevention
Report any present
or potential safety hazard
to the Director
of Safety, IMMEDIATELY.
There are first aid kits
located in the concession stand.
No games or practices should
be held when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when
lighting is inadequate.
The play area should be
inspected frequently for holes, damage, stones, glass and other foreign
All team equipment should be
stored within the team dugout, or behind screens, and not within the area
defined by the umpires as ďin playĒ.
Only managers, players,
coaches and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout
Responsibility for keeping
bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of a player
assigned for this purpose or the team manager and coaches.
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
All pre-game warm ups should
be performed within the confines of the playing field and not within areas
that are frequented by, and thus endanger spectators (i.e., playing catch,
pepper, swinging bats, etc.)
Equipment should be inspected
regularly for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit.
Batters and runners must wear
Little League protective helmets during batting practice and games.
Catchers must wear catchers
helmet, mask, throat guard, long model chest protector, shin guards, and
protective cup with athletic supporter at all times (males) for all
practices and games. NO EXCEPTIONS. Managers should encourage all male
players to wear protective cups and supporters for practices and games.
The catcher must wear catcherís
helmet and mask with a throat guard in warming up pitchers. This applies
between innings and in the bullpen during a game and also during
Managers and coaches may not
warm up pitchers before or during a game.
Except when the runner is
returning to a base, head first slides are not permitted.
During sliding practice,
bases should not be strapped down or anchored.
At no time should ďhorse
playĒ be permitted on the playing field.
Parents of players who wear
glasses should be encouraged to provide safety glasses.
Player must not wear watches,
rings, pins, or metallic items during games and practices.
On deck batters are not
permitted except in Juniors/Senior Division.
DO . . .
Reassure and aid
children who are injured, frightened or lost.
assist in obtaining medical attention for those who require it.
Assist those who
require medical attention, and when administering aid, remember to . .
LOOK for signs
LISTEN to the
injured describe what happened and what hurts. Before
questioning, you may have to calm and soothe an excited child.
FEEL gently and
carefully the injured area for signs of swelling or grating of broken
your player Medical Clearance Forms with you at all games and
DONíT . .
DONíT administer any medications
DONíT hesitate in giving aid when needed
DONíT be afraid to ask for help if you are not sure of the proper
procedures (i.e., CPR)
DONíT leave an unattended child at a practice or game.
the Thornydale Little League
Safety Manual in PDF format here.
Safety Plan in PDF format.