From SPN 2017 Rulebook
Sec. 8 PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Any player who has a concern about an injury occurring from being struck with a ball during SPN
sanctioned play should address that concern by the use of protective equipment which is available
and is allowed in Slo-Pitch National sanctioned play.
A. Masks: It is strongly recommended that masks and body protectors be worn by catchers.
B. Helmets: SPN strongly recommends that CSA approved protective headwear be used by all
batters and baserunners in any SPN sanctioned tournament or event.
NOTE: For safety reasons, it is strongly recommended that all protective equipment be worn by