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Truckee Little League Safety Program

Safety Mission Statement

Truckee Little League is a non-profit organization run by volunteers whose mission is to provide an opportunity for our community’s children to learn the game of baseball in a safe and friendly environment.

Enforcement of Little League Rules

  • All volunteers must have a volunteer application filled out and on file with the Little League. Our league will provide annual background checks.

  • No laminated bat shall be used… (rule 1.10)

  • The traditional batting donut is not permissible… (rule 1.10)

  • A pitcher shall not wear any items on his/her hands, wrists or arms which may be distraction to the batter. White long sleeve shirts are not permitted… (rule 1.11)

  • Pitcher shall not wear sweat bands on his/her wrists… (rule 1.15)

  • Players must not wear jewelry… (rule 1.11)

  • Catcher must wear a catcher’s mitt… (rule 1.12)

  • All batters must wear protective batting helmets, all helmets must bear the NOCAE stamp, No painting, or stickers on helmets… (rule 1.16)

  • All male players must wear athletic supporters. Male catchers must wear the metal, fiber, or plastic type protective cup.

  • Catching helmet must have the dangling type throat protector and catcher’s helmet during infield/outfield practice, pitcher warm-up and games.

  • Skull caps are not permitted… (rule 1.17)

  • Each team is allowed three coaches in the dugout…

  • Mangers or coaches may not warm up a pitcher at home plate or in the bull pen or elsewhere at any time… (rule 3.09)

  • Coaches are encouraged to discourage “horseplay” 

  • No on deck batters are allowed in the Majors and below… (rule 1.08)

Accident Reporting Procedure

What to Report: An incident that causes a Payer, Manager, Coach or Umpire to receive medical treatment or first aid must be reported to The Safety Officer. 

When to Report: All such incidents described above must be reported to The Safety Officer within 24 to 48 hours of the incident. 

The Safety Officer is: Megan Bohnet

Cell Number: (916) 798-8672
Email: [email protected]

How to Make a Report: Reporting incidents can come in a variety of forms. Most typically they are telephone conversations. At a minimum, the following information is needed. 

  1. The name and address of the injured person.

  2. The date, time, and location of the incident.

  3. As detailed of a description of the incident as possible. 

  4. The preliminary estimation of the extent of the injury. 

  5. The name and phone number of the person making the report.

  6. Names and phone number of any witnesses. 

In your safety packet you will find the injury report forms. If your Safety Parent is there, he/she can assist you in getting the front of the form filled out. Then a call is to be made to The Safety Officer reporting the incident within 48 hours. Little League insurance is a supplemental insurance to the insured’s own insurance. There is a small deductible. 

How to Replace the Injury Report Forms: The forms can be replaced by The Safety Officer or downloaded from found under forms and publications.

COVID-19 Guidelines

CDPH Guidelines will be followed for all COVID-19 related issues and will adjust as needed throughout the season

Smoke Policy

  • AQI of 120 or above - all activities canceled.

If the AQI is at 120 we will send a region wide email by 2:00pm Monday-Friday and an email by 8:00am on Saturdays.   We will be using the website to determine real-time AQI.

Lightning Facts and Procedures

Consider the following facts:

  • The average lightning stroke is 6-8 miles long.

  • The average thunderstorm is 6-10 miles wide and travels about 25 miles an hour.

  • On the average, thunder can only be heard over 3-4 miles, depending on humidity, terrain, and other factors. This means that by the time you hear the thunder, you are already in the risk area for lighting strikes.

Rule of Thumb: The ultimate truth about lighting is that it is unpredictable and cannot be prevented. Therefore, a manager or coach who feels threatened should contact the head umpire and recommend stopping play and clearing the field. In our league the umpire makes the decision as to whether play is stopped. Once play is stopped, take the kids to safety until play resumes or game is called. 

Where to Go? No place is safe from lightning threat, but some places are safer than others. Constructed buildings are usually the safest. Most people will find shelter in a fully enclosed metal vehicle with the windows rolled up. If you are stranded in an open area, put your feet together, crouch down and put your hands over your ears to prevent eardrum damage. 

Where not to go? Avoid high places and open fields, isolated trees, unprotected gazebos, rain or picnic shelters, dugouts, flagpoles, light poles, bleachers, metal fences and water. 

First Aid for a Lightning Victim:

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Typically, the lightning victim has similar symptoms as that of someone having a heart attack. Consider: will moving cause anymore injury. If the victim is in a high-risk area, determine if movement is necessary. Lightning does strike twice in the same place. If you are not at risk, and moving is a viable option, you should move the victim. 

  • If the victim is not breathing, start mouth to mouth resuscitation. If it is decided to move the victim, give a few quick breaths prior to moving the victim.

  • Determine if the victim has a pulse. If no pulse is detected, start cardiac compressions as well.

NOTE: CPR should only be administered by a person knowledgeable and trained in the technique. 

Remember: Safety is everyone’s job. Prevention is the key to reducing accidents to a minimum. Report all hazardous conditions to the Safety Officer or another Board Member immediately. Do not play on an unsafe field or with unsafe equipment. Check the teams’ equipment prior to each use. 

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