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Town of Wallkill Little League Safety Code

  • Responsibility for Safety procedures should be that of the Safety Officer of the Town of Wallkill Little League;
  • Each team should have a “Team Safety Representative”, i.e. bench coach;
  • First aid kits are located at the concession stand;
  • No games or practices should be held during inclement weather (especially lightning storms) or when field conditions are not good;
  • Practices or games should never take place when lighting is inadequate;
  • Each manager is responsible to walk the field before each game.  Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, stones, glass and other foreign objects;
  • Equipment should be inspected regularly for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit;
  • All team equipment should be stored within the team dugout, or behind screens, and not within the area defined by the umpires as “in play”;
  • Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play is the  manager and coaches;
  • Only players, managers, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout during games and practice sessions
  • During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch;
  • Managers and coaches are responsible to run warm-up drills;
  • 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, and thus endanger spectators (i.e., playing catch, swinging bats, etc.);
  • No pepper games permitted during pre-game warm-ups;
  • Batters must wear Little League approved protective helmets during batting practice and games;
  • Catchers 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;
  • During sliding practice, bases should not be strapped down or anchored;
  • Players must not wear watches, rings, pins or metallic items during games or practices;
  • Ball playing of any kind (including handball and “suicide”) is prohibited in the spectator areas;
  • All injuries and/or safety related issues must be documented and reported to the Safety Officer
  • Speed Limit 5 mph in entranceway and parking lots at all times;
  • Watch for small children around parked cars;
  • No Alcohol allowed in any parking lot, field, or common areas;
  • No Playing on and around lawn equipment;
  • No Profanity please;
  • No Swinging Bats or throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and common areas;
  • Be alert of area around you when swinging a bat;
  • 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.