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Countryside Little League

Est. 1982 - Clearwater, Florida

Player Safety

Countryside Little League is serious about providing a safe environment for all players and spectators.

Each year, Little League International requires that a comprehensive Safety Program be developed and implemented.

League volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application and agree to a background check in order to participate on the field or in the dugout.

In the event of an injury, a form is required to be filed with the Safety Officer. 

No games or practices shall be held when weather or field conditions are unsafe, particularly when lightning is apparent. 

Catchers must wear all catchers’ equipment
, including a facemask and protective cup for boys, when warming up pitchers between innings and during practice in the bullpen. Catchers must wear their facemask when taking infield practice before a game.

Batters must wear approved protective helmets during batting practice and during games. Helmets are to be worn while warming up.

There is no “On Deck Circle” in Little League (A-Ball, AA, AAA, and Majors) and the next batter may not take warm up swings in the dugout.

He/she should not pick up a bat until he/she is ready to leave the dugout and go to the batter’s box to bat. 


When lightning strikes within a 6 mile radius of Countryside Community Park, all players, coaches, and parents must leave the fields and seek safe shelter.  This includes any cloud-to-cloud lightning and cloud-to-ground lightning.

Safe shelter does NOT include staying in a dugout or waiting under the overhang by the Concession Stand.  Players, coaches, and families should pick up their belongings (ie. - ALL equipment) and will seek shelter in their automobile or inside a building.  This is for the safety of everyone who participates in Countryside LL activities at the Countryside Community Park (including visiting teams, families, and coaches).

Players and coaches must remain in shelter (automobile, building) and off the fields until 30 minutes have passed with no lightning recorded within a 6 mile radius.

This policy must be followed by all who participate in Countryside LL activities (managers, players, families and visiting teams) – NO EXCEPTIONS! 


First Offense:
  Receive counseling and a written warning from the Board that that will include additional instruction on the Countryside Little League Lightning Policy.

Second Offense:  A season long suspension.


To assist all managers, coaches, and families, Countryside LL provides access to lightning alerts for Countryside Community Park provided by Weather Decision Technologies (WDT).  

All Board Members and Managers are required to download the WeatherOps application to their smart phone device from Apple ITunes or Google Play stores.  The WeatherOps application provides “lightning within a 6 mile radius” alerts and “all clear” alerts.  Additionally, the application indicates how much time is remaining until the “all clear” alert will be sent.

All Countryside LL families may request access to the WeatherOps application or simply just receive alerts via text/email.  Countryside LL families should request access or request to receive alerts by emailing [email protected].

Contact Us

Countryside Little League

2640-D Sabal Springs Drive 
Clearwater, Florida 33761

Email: [email protected]

Countryside Little League

2640-D Sabal Springs Drive 
Clearwater, Florida 33761

Email: [email protected]
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