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Aug, 2020

SANDLOT FUN DAYS

Ditch the rulebooks (for the most part).  It’s up to the players.  This is their game.  It’s their decision.  Give them the bats, balls, and field, and let them play.  They could divide rotate through pitching and hitting and running without a formal defense on the field. They can us continuous batting order.

But what about the parents and caregivers?

Parents, caregivers, and families are vital to the Little League experience. For the Little League Sandlot Fun Days experience, though, that involvement stops at the parking lot. As hard as it is, that means the only thing that should be coming from the bleachers are some words of encouragement for everyone on the field, no coaching, yelling, umpiring, or trying to influence what’s happening on the field. Each Little League Sandlot Fun Day event must have one approved local Little League volunteer present at the game site to oversee the activities. Those adults’ role is to help make sure the players are following proper safety guidelines.

Things that adult supervisors should not do without player-approval:

  •  Umpire (If there is an umpire, they must follow the guidelines set in the current Little League Rulebook.)
  • Coach
  • Pitch
  • Cheer
  • Instruct

What are the basics?

  • Have the players sign-up for a day on Sign-up Genius
  • Follow a few safety standards:
    • Batters must wear helmets.
    • Catchers (if that position is fielded) must wear appropriate catcher’s equipment as outlined in the current Little League Rulebook.
    • Pitch counts or inning restrictions must be followed as outlined in the current Little League Rulebook.
    • Proper pitching distances must be followed.
    • If using bases, they must disengage from their anchor.
    • Volunteers should be approved, with a completed volunteer application and background check.
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Grosse Pointe Farms-City Little League
PO Box 36898 
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236

Email: [email protected]

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