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Safety First

Certainly, all participants will enjoy the game more if they can avoid even a minor injury.  Most accidents in any sport, usually occur before
the game begins because of a lack of common sense (more popularly known as goofing off).

As leaders of the team, you should set the rules for practice and pre-game warm up and stick to them.

The following should always be sued:

  1. Always have players warm up by playing catch from short distances.
  2. Always have players throw in the same direction / not some one way and the others another.
  3. Children love to practice swinging the bat -- teach them to go behind screen or off to the side and swing by themselves.
  4. The weather in Spring is unpredictable, encourage your players to bring an extra jacket or sweater to wear home, thus avoiding cold or sore muscles.