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1 Qualified Safety Plan 2014 CVLL Canyon View Little League Tucson, Arizona “Taking Safety to the Teams”

2 Outline Purpose of Safety Training Volunteer Policy National Little League Safety Rules Local CVLL Safety Rules Incident Reporting Training Requirements – Coach and First Aid Part II – First Aid

3 CVLL Safety Plan 2014 ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) was introduced by National Little League with the goal “to create awareness, through education and information, of the opportunities to provide a safer environment for kids and all participants of Little League Baseball.” By complying with this requirement we get a substantial discount on our little league insurance fees. $$$$ Scott Goorman, Safety Officer Marty Pelger, President

4 Mehl Park If you call 911: Mehl Park is located at:
4001 E. River Rd – Tucson, AZ 85718

5 CVLL VOLUNTEER POLICY "No local league shall permit any person to participate in any manner, whose background check reveals a conviction or guilty plea for any crime against a minor. A local league may prohibit any individual from participating as a volunteer or hired worker, if the league deems the individual unfit to work with minors." The current LL recommended volunteer application MUST be completed AND a copy of government ID MUST be supplied to initiate a volunteer application. (See Manager and Coach Applications.) Do not allow anyone to act as a coach or volunteer without checking to see if their background check is approved. Code of Conduct to be signed by each player parent and coach.

6 National Little League Safety Rules Appendix B

7 General Safety Rules Hard plastic material, metal or fiber cups are required for male catchers and strongly recommended for all male players, especially infielders. CVLL recommends all male players wear a cup. Athletic supporters are required for all male players. Only NOCSAE approved helmets must be used and they cannot be marked, painted or decals added except as authorized by the manufacturer. Individual dental mouth guards should be encouraged for all players.


9 Catcher Safety Rules Catchers must wear at least helmet, face mask and throat guard to warm up pitchers in the bull pen or pitcher warm up. Catchers must have dangling throat guards, even if they have a “hockey-style” helmet Skull caps not permitted Coaches cannot catch to warm up a pitcher, another player may as long as a facemask is used.

10 Dugout Rules Only players, managers, coaches and umpires are allowed on the playing field or dugout during play and warm-up sessions. Three coaches/manager per team. (4.05) You must be listed as a coach or manager on the official roster to be in the dugout. One adult must be in the dugout at all times. If enough adults are NOT available then a player must coach a base (with a helmet) (4.05)


12 General Safety Rules Helmets must be worn while batting during practice and games. During practice sessions and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch. Keep all equipment out of the playing field

13 Batting Rules Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field should be assigned to a regular player. Bat boys/girls are not allowed. At no time should “horse play” be allowed. This includes climbing on the dugout fence! There is no “on deck” circle in divisions below juniors (majors, minors CP and T-ball.) This means NO ONE should handle a bat unless they are AT BAT! Only the first batter should be out of the dugout between innings Ring shaped bat weights (donuts) are not allowed.


15 General Safety Rules -Jewelry
No rings, jewelry or metallic objects is allowed except medical alert items. Those may be worn during play but should be taped down.

16 General Safety Rules Access to medical services should be made prior to all games and practices. Someone must have a cell phone! There are NO PHONES available at any of the practice fields or Mehl Park. No games or practices should be held when the weather or field conditions are not good, particularly when the light is not adequate. Play area should be inspected frequently for holes, damage, glass and other foreign objects before each game by the coaches, umpires and field prep volunteers. It is your responsibility to make sure the field is safe before playing! Dugouts and bat racks are placed behind screens.

17 Inspect equipment Equipment should be inspected regularly. Make sure it fits properly. Ask the equipment manager for replacement or repair parts! All non wood bats must be BPF factor 1.15 or less. All non wood bats must not have a composite barrel. All non wood bats must pass through a little league bat ring. Dented bats may not be used.

18 General Safety Rules Except when the runner is returning to base, head first slides are not permitted (majors, minors and tee ball.) During sliding practice, the base should not be strapped down. Pitching machines, if used, must be in good working order (including extension cords and outlets.) They must be operated only by adult coaches or managers.

19 General Safety Rules A first aid kit must be taken to all practices and games The manager coach or any player, family member or umpire should report any unsafe situations to the CVLL President or Safety Officer. Water should be available at all practices and games. Each player is required to supply their own water, but extra should be available. Player medical information must be carried by the coach or manager to all practices and games. They include emergency contact information and medical information. In case of a severe injury, these forms will allow you to contact the parents and get the ambulance to transport the injured player with some medical information.

20 Local CVLL Safety Rules
Face guards for helmets will be provided upon request. Do not leave any player alone to wait for a ride home. Do not let a child go home with anyone who is not the players parents unless you know the person who is taking the child home and are aware of ride home arrangements for the child. Do not allow persons who are not on the approved volunteer list to supervise the players.

21 Batting Cage Safety Procedures
Do not tie the net to the fence.  The net must hang loosely to deaden batted balls. Always stand behind the L screen. Pitching machines may only be operated by an adult. Only one player and one coach may be in each batting cage lane at any one time. Failure to comply with these rules will risk injury to you and suspension of cage privileges.  Please report any other safety issues to the president or safety officer.

22 Incident Reporting Scott Goorman Cell: 237-2819
What To Report – An incident that causes any player, manager, coach, umpire or volunteer to receive medical treatment and/or first aid must be reported to the Safety Officer. This includes even passive treatments such as the evaluation and diagnosis of the extent of the injury or periods of rest. When To Report – All such incidents described above must be reported to the Safety Officer within 48 hours of the incident. The Safety Officer for 2014 is Scott Goorman Cell:

WARNING: Protective equipment cannot prevent all injuries a player might receive while participating in Baseball / Softball. The Little League Insurance Program is designed to afford protection to all participants at the most economical cost to the local league. The Little League Player Accident Policy is an excess coverage, accident only plan, to be used as a supplement to other insurance carried under a family policy or insurance provided by parent’s employer. Claim forms are available on the web site

Provide and require fundamentals training, with at least one coach or manager from each team attending (fundamentals including hitting, sliding, fielding, pitching, etc.). Require each coach/manager to attend at least once every three years. Require first-aid training for coaches and managers, with at least one coach/manager from each team attending. Require coaches/managers to attend at least once every three years.


26 Safety Training Summary
Most of the safety rules are covered in the LL Rule Book given out in the manager’s folder Injuries must be reported CVLL must have a Safety Program – it saves us money and helps protect the kids CVLL must provide and coaches must attend first aid and skills training

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