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Is there a “What am I supposed to do and When do I do it Guide” for a Little League Safety Officer? Massachusetts District 16 (www.eteamz.com/madistrict16)

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1 Is there a “What am I supposed to do and When do I do it Guide” for a Little League Safety Officer? Massachusetts District 16 (www.eteamz.com/madistrict16) The Answer is ”NO”

2 You Should Have A Copy of the Latest “Little League Operating Manual” (the White Book) A Copy of the Latest Baseball and Softball “Official Regulations and PLAYING RULES” (the “small” rulebooks) You should be FAMILIAR with the Rules & Regulations of Little League – especially the ones that pertain to SAFETY.

3 What’s Next? If you don’t have a copy of “A Year in the Life of Hometown Little League” GET ONE A copy can be downloaded/printed from /asap/HometownPublication2012.pdf If you’ve got a copy, READ IT Keep it as a Reference

4 Then What Log on to Little League’s Website (www.littleleague.org) Take a look around and see what information is available, especially the information about the ASAP Program (www.littleleague.org/learn/forms.htm#asap) Log on to the DISTRICT 16 WEBSITE (www.eteamz.com/madistrict16) Take a look around and see what information is available

5 Safety Officer The safety officer coordinates all safety activities including supervision of ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program), ensures safety in player training, ensures safe playing conditions, coordinates reporting and prevention of injuries, solicits suggestions for making conditions safer, and reports suggestions to Little League Headquarters through the ASAP system. What Does the BOOK Say my Job is?

6 What Do I REALY DO? The Safety Officer: Make sure your league’s Safety Plan is submitted to the DA and approved by Little League Once “approved” by LL, make sure our Safety Plan is FOLLOWED!!!

7 What Do I REALY DO? The Safety Officer: Perform a pre-season check / inspection of your facilities (fields, dugouts, fencing, lighting, concession stand, etc) Perform a pre-season check / inspection of your league’s equipment (make sure damaged / unsafe equipment is repaired or discarded)

8 What Do I REALY DO? The Safety Officer: Assist Managers in providing safety training to players Coordinate reporting of all injuries (obtain copies of all Injury Reports from your league and forward a copy to the District Safety Officer)

9 What Do I REALY DO? The Safety Officer: Based on a review of injury reports, make suggestions to the BOD on actions to be taken to possibly prevent injuries Solicit suggestions from players/managers/coaches on making conditions safer

10 Your Job – in 25 Words or Less Make sure that the SAFETY of the Players, Volunteers, and Fans is a NUMBER 1 Priority.

11 ANYTHING ELSE? You Should: Attend ALL your league BOD Meetings Be the FOCAL POINT for INFORMATION about SAFETY within your League

12 Got a Problem IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK FOR IT The District Staff is comprised of individuals who have EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE in Little League They are READY TO HELP District Safety Officer- Peter Noyes Remember to periodically check


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