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SAFETY RULES

It is the responsibility of each manager to enforce these safety procedures. These rules apply to all in house leagues

  • Each team must have two coaches with completed background checks. Two (2) coaches must be present at all times when the team is together. 

                         Click Here for Coaches Clearance Procedure

  • Coaches that have already completed  Clearances please click here for the Volunteer Affidavit
  • Protective helmet must be worn by batters and base runners at all times during both games and practice
  • Metal spikes may not be worn by players at games or practice
  • Players must not wear watches, rings, pins or metallic items during games and practices.
  • Shorts should not be worn by players at practice and will not be worn during games.
  • Only 2 ¼” diameter barrel bats and 2018 USA Baseball stamped bats may be used.
  • Catchers must wear mask during games, practices, and when warming up a pitcher
  • Catchers must wear a protective athletic supporter when catching in games or practice.
  • Runners must be coached to slide or avoid collision with fielders in all situations. Any attempt to collide with a fielder will result in an automatic out and ejection from the game at the discretion of the umpire.
  • No head first sliding is permitted except when getting back to base on pickoff attempt.
  • No games or practices should be held when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when lighting is inadequate.
  • In the event of thunder or lightning, error on the side of caution. If game has been stopped for lightning, do not resume until 30 minutes after the last bolt.
  • Volunteer umpires must be at least 16 years old
  • There is a stocked first aid kit at every field. If you find that something is missing, please contact the equipment director.
  • Injuries requiring outside medical attention should be reported to the appropriate league director.

NOTE:   For Travel Baseball, LCYBL safety rules supersede MTBSA safety rules.
              

CONDUCT

Each head coach is responsible for enforcement of the following code of Conduct with their players, assistant coaches, and fans

  • Coaches should keep players on the team bench when not on the field

    No hecklig or “riding” of players or coaches on the opposing team. No bad language. No abusive or demeaning remarks.
  • No heckling or “riding” of Umpires. Players, fans and others are not permitted to be disrespectful toward the Umpires. Any violation of this should be reported to league director.
  • Verbally encourage and support your team. Make the game a positive experience.   Keep siblings, small children and all others away from behind the backstop and the bench to prevent injury.


2016 MTBSA Safety Manual

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