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Ashland Little League 1964 - 2024

Ashland Little League 1964 - 2024


A more comprehensive safety plan is available for review from the Ashland Little League Safety Director

Each Manager is given a copy of Little League Rules and any Local Rules prior to the start of the season. It is up to the Manager to ensure these rules are followed during practice as well as during games.

Managers and/or coaches along with the assigned umpires should inspect the playing field to check for hazards prior to each use of the field. Particular attention should be made to look for rocks, glass, holes, or any other item that may pose a threat to a player.

Responsibility for Safety procedures should be that of an adult member of Ashland Little League.
 Arrangements should be made in advance of all games and practices for emergency medical services.
 Managers, coaches and umpires should have training in first-aid. First -aid kits are issued to each team manager and are located at each concession stand. Each manager must have a first aid kit with him/her at every game.

No games or practices should be held when weather or field conditions are not safe to play, particularly when lighting is inadequate.

All team equipment should be stored with in the team dugout, or behind screens, and not within the area defined by the umpires as “in play”. 
Only players, managers, coaches and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout during games and practice sessions.

Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of the team’s manager and coaches.

Foul balls batted out of playing area and retrieved by fans shall be returned to the closest dugout. 
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.

All pre-game warm-ups should be performed within the confines of the playing field and not within areas that are frequented by spectators.

Equipment condition and proper fit should be inspected regularly. Batters must wear Little League approved protective helmets during batting practice and games. . All helmets must have NOCSAE certification clearly marked on the helmet. Helmets should not have any type of markings, paintings, stickers, etc. that have not previously been approved by the manufacture of the helmet

Catcher must wear catcher’s helmet, mask, throat guard, long model chest protector, shin guards and protective cup with athletic supporter at all times for all practices and games. NO EXCEPTIONS. Managers should encourage all male players to wear protective cups and supporters for practices and games.

Except when runner is returning to a base, head first slides are not permitted.

During sliding practice, bases should be break away bases.

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”.

Player must not wear watches, rings, pins or metallic items during games and practices.

The catcher must wear a catcher’s helmet and mask with a throat guard while warming up pitchers. This applies to anyone warming up a pitcher, including adults. This applies between innings on the field and in the bull-pen during games or practice.

Managers and coaches may not warm up pitchers before or during a game.

On-deck batters are not permitted

Traditional donuts cannot be used.

Base coaches 18 and younger MUST wear an approved batting helmet.

Players who have been injured on or off the field are to be cleared by a medical professional prior to returning to play. 

Annual Little League Facility Survey was completed and filed with the Ashland Little League Safety Manual.

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