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Safety Code for Davis Little League

  • Responsibility for 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 Kit should be available at the field.
  • No games or practices should be when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when lighting is inadequate.
  • Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, stones, 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 for the field of play should be that of a 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 batting practice, as well as during games.
  • Catcher 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.
  • Except when runner is returning to a base, head first slides should be avoided.
  • During slide 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 should not wear watches, rings, pins or other metallic items.
  • Catchers must wear catchers helmet and mask with a throat protector in warming up pitchers. This applies between innings and in the bull-pen.  

Manager's Safety Reminder

Remember, safety is everyone's job. Prevention is the key to reducing accidents to a minimum. Report all hazardous conditions to the Director of Safety or another Board member immediately. Do not play on a field that is not safe or with unsafe playing equipment. Be sure your players are fully equipped at all times, especially catchers and batters. And, check your team's equipment often.  

Following are some common-sense items that are required of all visitors to the Davis Little League baseball complex. Please help keep the area safe for all children!

  • Speed Limit 5 mph in roadways and parking lots while attending any Davis Little League function. Watch for small children around parked cars.
  • No alcohol allowed in any parking lot, field, or common areas within Davis Little League complex.
  • No Playing in parking lots at any time.
  • No Playing on and around lawn equipment.
  • Use Cross walks when crossing road ways. Always be alert for traffic.
  • No Profanity please.
  • No Swinging Bats or throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and common areas of Davis Little League complex.
  • No throwing balls against dugouts or against backstop. Catchers must be used for all batting practice sessions.
  • No throwing rocks.
  • No horse play in walkways at any time.
  • No climbing fences.
  • No pets are permitted at Davis Little League games or practices.
  • Only a player on the field and at bat, may swing a bat (Age 5 - 12). Juniors (Age 13) on the field at bat or on deck may swing a bat. Be alert of area around you when swinging bat while in the on deck position.
  • Observe all posted signs. Players and spectators should be alert at all times for Foul Balls and Errant Throws.
  • During game, players must remain in the dugout area in an orderly fashion at all times.
  • After each game, each team must clean up trash in dugout and around stands.
  • All gates to the field must remain closed at all times. After players have entered or left the playing field, gates should be closed and secured.
  • No children under the age of 16 are to be permitted in the Snack Bars.
Please comply with the above items. Unfortunately, failure to comply with the above may result in expulsion from the Davis Little League fields and/or complex. Lets keep Davis Little League baseball fun for everyone!  
 


Safety is A Good Baseball Skill
The following is information pertaining to coaches, parents, and players with regards to issues of safety.  A more complete description may be found in the Safety Manual.

SAFETY CODE FOR WINDSOR BASEBALL
 

  • Responsibiility for procedures should be that of an adult member of the local league
  • No games or practices shold be when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when lightning is inaddequate
  • Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, stones, glass and other foreign object
  • Dugouts and bar racks should be positioned behind screens
  • Only players, managers, coches and umpires are permitted on the playing field during play and practice sessions
  • Managers, coaches and umpires should have some training in first aid. First Aid Kit should be available at the field

 

SAFETY RULES


Mission: To provide a safe environment for players, coaches, umpires, parents and spectators.
 
Accident Reporting
 
1.      Coaches need to report all injuries that occur during practices or games to the Safety Coordinator. 
2.      Accidents within the following categories need to be reported:
a.       Concussion
b.      Fractures
c.       Lacerations (cut involving a bandage)
d.      Dental (lost or loose teeth)
e.       Sprain 
3.      Accident reports should include: area of injury (hand, face, leg, foot, etc), position being played, and accident cause.
 
When to Report
 
All such incidents described above must be reported to the Safety Coordinator within 48 hours of the incident. The Safety Coordinator for 2010 is Dan Conceison. Contact info:
E-mail:  
(Cell):     617- 519-9826    
(Home):  978-486-3485

 
How to Make the Report
 
Incidents may be reported to the Safety Coordinator via an electronic form on the LYBS website. The form can be accessed by clicking on the “Coaching” option on the menu bar across the top of the web page. The Incident Report is the last item on the drop down menu. Click on the Incident Report option and the “Incident Report” screen will be displayed. You will be prompted for the required information, which includes: 
  • The name and phone number of the individual involved and the name and phone number of the parents or guardian.
  • The date, time, and location of the incident.
  • Type of injury, cause and other details if relevant to the accident.
  

Following are some common-sense items that are required of all visitors to the Davis Little League baseball complex. Please help keep the area safe for all children!

  • Speed Limit 5 mph in roadways and parking lots while attending any Davis Little League function. Watch for small children around parked cars.
  • No alcohol allowed in any parking lot, field, or common areas within Davis Little League complex.
  • No Playing in parking lots at any time.
  • No Playing on and around lawn equipment.
  • Use Cross walks when crossing road ways. Always be alert for traffic.
  • No Profanity please.
  • No Swinging Bats or throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and common areas of Davis Little League complex.
  • No throwing balls against dugouts or against backstop. Catchers must be used for all batting practice sessions.
  • No throwing rocks.
  • No horse play in walkways at any time.
  • No climbing fences.
  • No pets are permitted at Davis Little League games or practices.
  • Only a player on the field and at bat, may swing a bat (Age 5 - 12). Juniors (Age 13) on the field at bat or on deck may swing a bat. Be alert of area around you when swinging bat while in the on deck position.
  • Observe all posted signs. Players and spectators should be alert at all times for Foul Balls and Errant Throws.
  • During game, players must remain in the dugout area in an orderly fashion at all times.
  • After each game, each team must clean up trash in dugout and around stands.
  • All gates to the field must remain closed at all times. After players have entered or left the playing field, gates should be closed and secured.
  • No children under the age of 16 are to be permitted in the Snack Bars.
Please comply with the above items. Unfortunately, failure to comply with the above may result in expulsion from the Davis Little League fields and/or complex. Lets keep Davis Little League baseball fun for everyone!  
Littleton Youth Baseball/Softball Safety Code
 
The Littleton Youth Baseball/Softball Safety Code has been adopted by the Board of Directors. All league officers, participants, employees and volunteers are required to abide by this code.
  1. Responsibility for Safety procedures should be that of an adult member of Littleton Youth Baseball and Softball.
  2. Arrangements should be made in advance of all games and practices for emergency medical services.
  3. It is recommended that coaches and umpires should have some level of first-aid training.  All new coaches MUST attend the annual LYBS Safety Clinic.  At least one member of the coaching staffs of every team in the league must also attend the Safety Clinic.
  4. First-aid kits are issued to each coach or are located by contacting the Equipment Coordinator.
  5. Prior to practices and games, play areas should be inspected for holes, damage, stones, glass and other foreign objects.  If unsafe conditions cannot be eliminated immediately, contact the Field Coordinator and/or Safety Coordinator.
  6. No games or practices should be held when weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when lighting is inadequate.
  7. Equipment should be inspected regularly (prior to a practice or game) by a team coach for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit.
  8. Coaches should encourage all male players to wear protective cups and supporters and female players to wear protective pads for practices and games.
  9. Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide "safety glasses"
  10. It is recommended that safety gloves (if available) be worn for addressing open wounds and where blood is present.
  11. A master safety kit (containing additional band-aids and other frequently used items) should be available in each equipment shed.  It is recommended that players and coaches bring water bottles to practices, especially on hot days, to avoid the risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion.
 
Medical Release Forms

Coaches must have a completed and signed Medical Release Form for each player.  Parents will need to download this form from the LYBS website.  The form contains emergency contact information, as well as any medical issues that emergency personnel may need to be aware of in the event of a serious injury.  The form should be filled out, signed, and placed in a sealed envelope with the player's name on the envelope.  This will ensure that the players privacy will be maintained and will only be accessed in the event of an injury.  These forms should be available at all games and practices.  It is recommended that they be placed in a large zip-lock bag INSIDE the first aid kit.  At the end of the season the forms should either be returned to the parents/guardians or properly destroyed.

Additional Safety Guidelines for Games/Practices
 
1) On-deck batters are not permitted.
2) All team equipment should be stored within the team dugouts, or behind screens, and not within the area defined by the umpires as "in play.”
3) Only players, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugouts during games and practice sessions.
4) Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of a team coach or designated adult.
5) Procedures should be established for retrieving foul balls batted out of playing area.
6) During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch.
7) During warm-up drills players should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws or missed catches.
8) Batters must wear Littleton Youth Baseball / Softball League approved protective helmets during batting practice and games.
9) Catcher must wear catcher's 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.
10) During sliding practice, bases should not be strapped down or anchored.
11) At no time should "horse play" be permitted on the playing field
12) Players must not wear watches, rings, pins, or metallic items during games and practices.
13) The Catcher must wear catcher's helmet and mask (preferably with a throat guard) in warming up pitchers. This applies between innings and in the bull-pen during a game and also during practices.
14) 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.).
15) Pitching screens should be used at all times during Rookie League games when the pitching machine is in effect.
16) Only Assistant Coaches or delegated adults should run and feed pitching machines.
17) Only Assistant Coaches or delegated adults should back up catchers to retrieve passed balls.
18) Coaches should encourage players to only use equipment that is appropriate for the player’s skill, age and position.
19) For Babe Ruth teams only: Players bringing their own bats to practices and games must make sure they are Babe Ruth approved and are of appropriate weight and size in accordance to Babe Ruth Regulations.

 
Report Incident or Injury: HERE