1) ALL catchers must use a LL approved helmet with a NOCSAE stamp with a dangling throat guard. The helmet/mask/dangling throat guard must be worn during infield/outfield practice, during pitcher warm-ups, and during the game. Check to see that all screws are in place securing the mask to the helmet. Catcher helmets missing screws or the dangling throat guard will be removed from play. (See John Hollingshaus, NCLL equipment manager, if you need a throat guard.)
2) Composite barrel bats are prohibited UNLESS they have been approved by Little League. Managers should carry with them documentation that clearly shows that the composite barrel bats their players intend to use have been approved by LL. Go to www.littleleague.org for a list of approved composite barrel bats. Print this out and carry it with you during practice and games. The bat may be removed from the game if no documentation can be produced. (Umpires do not carry the documentation.) Both of these items are important as you begin playing Interleague games and your equipment is inspected prior to the start of your games.
Chuck Reichel, NCLL UIC
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NCLL Safety Program
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