• Responsibility for safety procedures should be that of an adult member of the
• 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 Kit 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
• 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
• During practice sessions 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 errant balls.
• Equipment should be inspected regularly. Make sure it fits properly.
• Pitching machines, if used, must be in good working order (including extension
cords, outlets, etc.) and must be operated only by adult managers and coaches.
• Batters must wear protective NOCSAE helmets during practice, as well as during
• Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet (with face mask and throat guard), chest
protector and shin guards. Male catchers must wear long-model chest protector
(divisions below Junior/Senior/Big League), protective supporter and cup at all
• Except when runner is returning to a base, head first slides are not
permitted. This rule applies to Little League (Majors)/Minor and Tee Ball.
• During sliding practice bases should not be strapped down.
• At no time should “horse play” be permitted on the playing field.
• Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide “Safety
• Players must not wear watches, rings, pins, jewelry or other metallic items.
• Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet, face mask and throat guard in warming up
pitchers. This applies between innings and in bull pen practice. Skull caps are
• Batting/catcher’s helmets should not be painted unless approved by the
• Regulations prohibit on-deck batters. This means no player should handle a
bat, even while in an enclosure, until it is his/her time at bat. This rule
applies to Little League (Majors)/Minor and Tee Ball.
• Players who are ejected, ill or injured should remain under supervision until
released to the parent or guardian.