It is the responsibility of each manager to enforce these safety procedures. These rules apply to all in house leagues
- 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, including cup, 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.
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 heckling 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.
SAFETY MANUAL & IMPORTANT PROCEDURES
Click the link below to download the MTBSA safety manual with procedures on what to do if a player is injured. Also included is contact information for the responsible board members.
2021 MTBSA Safety Manual.pdf