For "warm-up" catchers in the bullpen or on the field in between innings, there is the interpretation that distinguishes between "playing catch" with the pitcher (i.e., not crouching when receiving from the pitcher) and squatting and receiving throws from the pitcher -- the latter circumstance requires more safety equipment to be worn by the catcher.
Locally, some managers have been interpreting this as follows: (1) to "warm up" a pitcher, one must be crouching; and (2) consequently Rule 3.09 (which explicitly addresses "warm up" of a pitcher by an adult) does not prevent a manager/coach coming out between innings, standing up, and receiving throws from the pitcher (e.g., while waiting for the catcher to put on his gear).
This does not seem to be within the spirit of maximizing the involvement of players in all game activities.
Any help in constructing a clear cut rules-based counterargument or official Little League interpretation would be most appreciated .
I see that there are a number of manager/coach activities that are explicitly allowed within the rules, and that "playing catch" with the pitcher is not one of them.
Thanks in advance.