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With the help of all volunteers our goal is to keep all players and spectators free to feel safe and enjoy a good youth baseball game. Please help keep our fields and surrounding areas a safe place to have fun for the entire season. WE NEED TO THINK SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST AT ALL TIMES. This plan will be distributed to managers and made available on our website,


Permission to give care:

  • If the victim is conscious you must get permission to give them care. Tell the victim who you are, how much training you have and how you plan to help.  Only then can a conscious victim give you permission for care.
  • Do not give care to a conscious victim who refuses your offer to give care, or a conscious infant or child without permission from a supervising adult when one is available. 
  • Permission is also implied if a victim is unconscious or unable to respond.
Treatment at Site - ***Some Important Do’s and Don’ts***


  • Call 911 immediately if a person is unconscious or seriously injured.
  • Access the injury.  If the victim is conscious, find out what happened, where it hurts and watch for shock.
  • Know your limitations.
  • Look for signs of injury (blood, bruising, deformity of bones/joints, etc)Ensure the person is calm and then listen to them describe what happened and what hurts.


  • Administer any medications
  • Provide food or beverages (other than water)
  • Hesitate in giving aid when needed
  • Be afraid to ask for help if unsure of the proper procedure (i.e. CPR, etc.)
  • Transport injured individual (except in extreme emergencies


  • Call 911. Be prepared to inform the operator of the following:
    Your name and phone number 
    The building’s street address or the name of Park with closest cross streets 
    The person’s name that is in need of assistance if known
    Any information about the type of symptoms observed
  • Remain on the phone until the 911 Operator has all the information they need
  • Stay with individual needing medical assistance. Ask another volunteer or adult bystander to meet responders to escort them to the individual’s location
  • Provide medical assistance to the level of your training

To all league volunteers, MPB has a lightning policy that follows the National Weather Service’s recommendation that all outdoor sports should wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before resuming play. A league Board member or an umpire can stop the game in these conditions. Everyone shall take cover away from fencing and dugouts with metal roofs.  Also, do not stand under a tree during a lightning storm.​​​​​​​

When should activities be stopped?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • ​​​​​​​If you see lightning within 10 miles of game location.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • If you hear thunder.

When should activities be resumed?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • At least 30 minutes after last the last thunder.​​​​​​​

Where should people go for safe shelter?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Inside a regular building (no sheds or simple rain shelters)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Inside a vehicle​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • It is not safe to remain outside during electrical storms!
FACTS ABOUT LIGHTNING​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • The average lightning stroke is 6 miles long.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • The average thunderstorm is 6-10 miles long and can be heard over a distance of 3-4 miles, depending on humidity, terrain and other factors.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • The average thunderstorm travels at a rate of 25 MPH.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Once the leading edge of a thunderstorm approaches to within 10 miles, you are at an immediate risk due to the possibility of lightning strikes coming from the overhanging anvil cloud.  Because of this, many lightning deaths and injuries occur with clear skies overhead.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Approximately 100,000 thunderstorms occur in the United States each year.  Approximately 10% of all thunderstorms are severe enough to produce high winds, flash floods and tornadoes.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Thunderstorms cause an average of 200 deaths and 700 injuries in the United States alone each year, most of which could be prevented by following precautions


Menifee Pony always considers safety when deciding whether or not to reschedule or cancel games. Extreme weather can possibly cause us to cancel games, as can conditions like heavy smoke from forest fires.

Below is the information related to possible rescheduling due to poor air quality conditions. We use the Air Quality Index (AQI), which is the EPA's index for reporting air quality. 

AQI INDEX: 0-50 (green - good)

Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.

AQI INDEX: 51-100 (yellow - moderate)
Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

AQI INDEX: 101-150 (orange - unhealthy for sensitive groups)
Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.  It's okay to be outside for practices but take more breaks and do less intense activities.  Watch for symptoms, take action as needed.  People with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.  Practices are at the discretion of the coaches and the parents.  The possibility of canceling games may be considered by the league.  

AQI INDEX: 151+ (red & beyond - unhealthy)​​​​​​​

Unhealthy for the general public. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. Practices and games will be canceled by the league. ​​​​​​ Coaches should keep an eye on each player to look for signs of breathing difficulties. If any of these symptoms occur, please address them appropriately.​​​​​​​

Please remember that it is the responsibility of parents to make the ultimate decision as to the participation of their child. When hot weather or air quality may be a factor, please take into consideration the age and physical condition of your child. Parents also have the ultimate responsibility to inform their child about the dangers of the weather and air quality.

COVID POLICY​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • If a single player or coach tests positive, he/she must stay away from all baseball until testing negative or having  been completely symptom-free for at least five full days
  • Two or more players/coaches (not living in same household) on a team testing positive means the entire team sits out until getting a negative test result, or they have been completely symptom-free for 5 full days.  
  • IN ALL CASES any positive tests must be reported to the coach who must be REPORTED TO THE LEAGUE.​​​​​​​

This Policy may be adjusted in some instances by the MPB Board of Directors after consideration of information and details, or changes due to updated public covid information.  


  • MPB Volunteers have a responsibility to act if they see suspicious persons, activities, or objects. The basic idea is thatIF YOU SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING.​​​​​​​
  • If it’s not an emergency, you contact a nearby Boardmember or team volunteer to respond and assist.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Always call 911 if you need emergency assistance. Be prepared to inform the operator of the following:​​​​​​​
    Your name and phone number ​​​​​​​
    The name of the park or the street address  ​​​​​​​
    Full description of what you observed or are watching​​​​​​​
    Information about threats, weapons or critical information that could help responder​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Remain on the phone until the 911 Operator has all the information they need


RUN (escape if possible)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Have an escape plan/route in mind​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Leave your belongings behind​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Keep your hands visible

HIDE (if no chance for escape)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Hide in an area where the shooter can't see you​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors

FIGHT (last resort)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Fight to incapacitate or disable shooter, NOT to apprehend​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Throw any available objects, act with physical aggression​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Follow all orders from emergency personnel. Call 911 as soon as safely possible