Warm-up Safety Guidelines

Most of you by now have heard about the terrible incident in Wilmington where an 11 year old that was pitching BP, hit by a ball and died from it. Effective immediately:

  • No child under the age of 16 is permitted to throw BP (no exceptions)
  • Anyone swinging a bat, whether BP, soft-toss, tee, etc. must wear a helmet
  • Any player throwing soft toss, helping with tee practice or otherwise around kids swinging bats must wear a helmet
  • BP, soft-toss and tee practice are only permitted is designated areas; bats are not to be swung anywhere else except at the plate and on deck (and those swinging on deck must be careful as well)

Nothing is worth risking the safety of our kids. Please be extra vigilant in enforcing these rules.