Website of the Byfield-Newbury Baseball Softball League

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Avoiding Injury


Education on Youth Baseball Injuries

A document outlining common injuries relating to pitching and resources to learn more about avoiding those injuries. Submitted by Matt McManus, PT, OMT Co-owner & Regional Clinical Director, ProEx Physical Therapy & former BNLL Dad.

Heads Up - Concussion training website 

The CDC provides this free online training. The above link will bring you to the CDC's Heads Up landing page with free training materials for schools, parents, and of course, youth sports coaches. Coaches for both our community league and the intertown league will be asked to complete the training prior to the start of the current season.

Coaches may use the address below to access the free training materials:



A copy of the league Safety Plan may be found in the Documents section of this website. 


In inclement weather, there are guidelines for game officials, coaches, and parents to be aware of. Although there are specific rules for baseball and softball regarding how games are handled when the weather becomes an issue, the league Safety Plan outlines guidelines that should be followed and presented below. 

Approaching Thunderstorm

  • Take caution when you hear thunder.
  • You are close enough to get struck by lightning if you hear thunder.
  • During a game, the umpire will clear the field in the event of an approaching storm.
  • Move to a safe environment immediately. Do not go under a tree or stay in the dugout.
  • If lightning occurs and there is no sturdy shelter near, get inside a hard-top automobile and keep the window up.
  • Stay away from water, metal pipes, and telephone lines.
  • Unplug appliances not necessary for obtaining weather information.
  • Avoid the telephone except for emergency use.

If Caught Outdoors & No Shelter Exists

  • Find a low spot away from trees, fences, light poles, and flagpoles.
  • Make sure the site you pick is not prone to flooding.
  • If in the woods, take cover under shorter trees.
  • If you feel your skin begin to tingle or your hair feels like it's standing on end, squat low to the ground, balancing on the balls of your feet.
  • Make yourself the smallest possible target, tuck your head between your legs, and minimize your contact with the ground.

 Practices & Tee Ball Sessions

  • For practices, coaches will be responsible for clearing the field in the event of an approaching storm.
  • For Tee Ball games, there are no game officials.  Coaches will be responsible for clearing the field in the event of an approaching storm.