RULE 3.09 – Players, managers and coaches of the participating teams shall not address, or mingle with spectators, nor sit in the stands during a game in which they are engaged.
RULE 3.17 – Players and substitutes shall sit on their team’s bench or in the dugout unless participating in the game or preparing to enter the game. No one except eligible players in uniform, a manager and not more than two coaches shall occupy the bench or dugout.
MANAGERS: All players, coaches and the manager are required to be in the dugout or on the field of play during the game. If anyone needs to leave the dugout for a restroom break, the Manager is to notify the home-plate umpire and then ensure that a parent of the child, or a badged adult, escorts the player to and from the restroom. This applies for coaches too, and if the manager needs to go, the home-plate umpire needs to know who the interim manager will be. Any coach or manager who leaves the dugout must come back directly and report back to the home-plate umpire.
PARENTS: Please refrain from talking with your children during the game. You are not permitted to go into the dugout for any reason and the players are not permitted to come out of the dugout to speak with you. Let your team’s manager and coaches handle your child during the game.