Severe Weather, Emergency, Concussion Resources & Parking

UpdatedWednesday August 5, 2020 byNLBA.

The Baseball Complex is located on the grounds of the Tyler-Bentley Elementary Schools and therefore all participants are required to obey the NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, at anytime, policy.  While active security cameras support the safety procedures, we ask all adults to play a role in keeping our youth players safe and secure at the facility.

Severe Weather Policy

Tyler Bentley Field Complex is now equipped with a Thor Guard lightning detection system.  All participants and spectators should familiarize themselves with the Thor Guard procedures.  This detection system is set to sense the potential for lightning in the atmosphere within a 2-mile radius of the facility.

The NLBA closes its facilities and halts all activities for thirty (30) minutes when there is severe weather, thunderstorms with visible cloud-to-ground lightning, and tornado warnings in the area.  All participants and spectators must vacate the playing area and seek shelter in an enclosed building or vehicle.  Do not wait to hear an air horn if you see severe weather, lightning in the area.  Play may resume after 30 minutes of lightning, warning free conditions.  If the concession stand is open, you may hear a horn to halt (one long horn sound) or resume (two long horn sounds) play.  While the (adult) umpire is responsible for suspending play due to severe weather, all adults should be aware of and adhere to this policy.  Err on the side of game or practice is worth putting participants and spectators at risk.

Emergency & Onsite Resources (Tyler-Bentley Complex)

Call 911 for all emergencies.  There are two (2) AED machines at the Tyler-Bentley Complex, one located in the "Coaches Room" adjacent to the Concession Stand and the other located in the Maintenance building between Fields B1 & B2.  We're proud and fortunate to have many First Responders who are Managers, Coaches and Parents in the NLBA family, so don't hesitate to ask for help from those around you.  Additionally, the NLBA requires all Managers to be trained and certified in the latest CPR program. 

Youth Safety & Concussion Resources

The NLBA is committed to providing a safe and fun baseball experience.  We work very hard to screen all volunteers, including background checks, every two (2) years, for Managers.  The NLBA is fully insured to protect all participants.  We continue to learn more about concussions and injuries, so it's important to access the latest information.  Visit this website for youth safety and concussion resources:

Parking Recommendations by Field

B1 & B2:  South Lot in front of the school and designated parking spaces along the main drive

B3, B4, B5, B6:  Central (adjacent to B3) & Main Lot (located between the Concession Stand and Equipment Shed

B7, B8, B9, B10:  Cooper St. Lot (Northwest corner of the facility)

B11, B12, B13, B14, B15:  North Lot (behind the school)

Note:  park in the designated spaces only...all violators will be ticketed and subject to towing without warning by the New Lenox Police Department