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					                            Sheldon Little League ®

                             Safety Awareness Plan




                                                               League ID 179059
                                                  League Address: PO Box 71003
                                                               Eugene, OR 97401
                                              League Business Line: 541 607 4240


         SHELDON LITTLE LEAGUE SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

Sheldon Little League is dedicated to building character, courage, and loyalty by providing a fun, safe, and
                                   respectful program for our community.
 Little League is first, and foremost, a Child Development Program utilizing baseball and softball to teach
                                           many valuable lessons.

         Sheldon Little League has registered a Safety Officer on the Little League Data Center.
     The published manual shall be reviewed with and distributed to all Team Managers pre-season.
                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

Board of Directors ………………………………………………………… 3

Letter from the President and Safety Officer ………………………… 4

Safety Statement …………………………………………………………… 5

Parents’ Role ……………………………………………………………….. 7

Manager and Coaches ……………………………………………………. 9

First Aid Kit …………………………………………………………………..11

Concessions ……………………………………………………………….. 12-13

Fields ……………………………………………………………………….. 14-15

Safety Officer ……………………………………………………………… 16

Ten Commandments of Safety …………………………………………. 17


Appendix/Attachments
  Defective Equipment Form ………………………………………… 18
  First Aid Kit Inventory List …………………………………………. 19
  Incident-Injury Tracking Report……………………………………. 20
  AIG Little League Insurance Form…………………………………. 21
  Volunteer Application… ……………..………………………………. 22
  Catcher’s Mask Reminder


Notation:
Field Inspection Document –
Not included in hand-book to managers; copy maintained by the Safety
Officer and submitted with plan to District Administrator and Little League
Headquarters.




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                       2009 Board of Directors

        POSITION                  NAME           PHONE (S)
President                Gary Obermire     541 554 3997 (cell)
Vice President           Jerry Rygg        541 221 0582 (cell)
Secretary                Brian Pech
Treasurer                Tim Hill          541 513 9028 (cell)
Safety Officer           David Gould       541 914 9708
Coach Coordinator
                         Andy Sunia        541 520 0852 (cell)
(Training)
Information Officer      James Wilkinson   541 913 5414 (cell)
Player Agent             James Wilkinson   541 913 5414 (cell)
Softball Coordinator     Open
Umpire Coordinator       James Wilkinson   541 913 5414 (cell)




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                                   Sheldon Little League
                          P.O. Box 71003 ~ Eugene, Oregon 97401


Dear Managers and Coaches:

Welcome to the 2009 Sheldon Little League Season! Thank you for volunteering your time
to make this season one to remember.

Little League is a child development program that utilizes baseball and softball as a means
to teach our children many useful life skills. As in any youth program, safety must be our
first priority.

As a league, we are participating in a user group to address field availability and concerns
in the Eugene area. We have committed to making our game fields safer and better
manicured. To accomplish this task, we need assistance from you and your parent
groups. Proper care and maintenance of fields will insure safer conditions and a better
experience for all players. Please take the time to inspect all fields for potential hazards
and leave the field in the same or better condition than when you arrived.

Sheldon Little League actively participates in ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program)
emphasizing the prevention of injuries. Your coaching manual will give you an overview of
all safety guidelines. Included are contact numbers, REQUIRED injury report forms,
Insurance forms, field inspection forms, and a parent letter. All reporting forms are also
available online at www.eteamz.com/sheldonll

Each team should appoint a parent to act as the Team Safety Officer (TSO). The TSO will
assist the Manager and coaches of that team to insure all safety guidelines are met. This
includes all practices and games. If a TSO is not appointed, the Manager takes full
responsibility for safety.

Please encourage all parents and players to inform you of any injuries for proper reporting
to the League Safety Officer (David Gould).

Good luck with your upcoming season. Be safe! Have fun, and let’s PLAY BALL!


Gary Obermire
Sheldon Little League President

David Gould
Sheldon Little League Safety Officer


                          EMERGENCIES: 9-1-1
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                             Sheldon Little League
                               Safety Statement
Sheldon Little League seeks to provide the safest environment possible for the players, spectators
and volunteers. The board of directors, dedicated to the safe operation of this league, has
developed this safety program outlining the procedures we will follow to accomplish this goal. The
plan is designed to prevent injury and accidents through education and training of volunteers and
players, inspecting equipment and facilities on a regular basis, and providing procedures for
reporting accidents and injuries.

Sheldon Little League Safety Code

1. Players must not wear watches, rings, earrings, pins, or other metallic items.

2. Players must wear a facemask when warming up a pitcher. This applies between innings and
   in the bullpen.

3. Batters must wear protective helmets during practice as well as during games, for batting and
   base running.

4. Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet, throat guard, shin guards, and chest protector (long
   model for boys – as well as protective supporter with cup) at all times.

5. At no time will “horse play’ be permitted on the practice or playing field.

6. Only participating players, managers, and Umpires are permitted on the playing field during
   play.

7. Other than players, only managers, coaches, and parents who have submitted a volunteer form
   and been processed through for a background check are allowed to be on the practice and/or
   game field and have contact with the players.

8. No games or practices should be held when weather of field conditions are not good.
   (Particularly when lighting is inadequate).

9. All player and adult injuries are to be reported to the League Safety Officer or President within
   24 hours of the incident.

10. In games and practices, the only player to be holding a bat is the batter at the plate.

                                          ACTIVITIES
BASIC TRAINING requirements –
1. First Aid/Basic Safety Training – One representative from each team (coach or manager) is
   required to attend each year. All managers and coaches are required to attend training at least
   once every three years.
2. Fundamentals Training – One representative from each team (manager or coach) is required
   to attend each year. All managers and coaches are required to attend training at least once
   every three years.




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Managers and Coaches will be trained in basic first aid, baseball fundamentals, and common
sense issues at the Manager training session. The statewide Manager/Coach Education Training
is scheduled for SUNDAY, March 15th at Churchill High School.
Umpires will attend a clinic and be instructed about safety procedures.

The league safety officer will work with the league coaching coordinator to organize the coaches’
training in safety and basic fundamentals. These events will be held prior to the
managers/coaches taking to the field with their players.

      The Basic Safety Workshop will be led by an E.M.T., sports physician, or pediatrician with
       knowledge of sports medicine. Managers and Coaches are encouraged to remember the “K.I.S.S.”
       method (Keep It Simple Stupid) – and not put the child at risk of any additional further injury by
       attempting to treat beyond their ability. If in doubt, call 9-1-1. Clinic Date: March 11, 6:00 pm to
       8:00 pm at Sheldon High School Lecture Hall.
      A “Fundamentals of the Game” Workshop will be led by Kenny Niles March 11, 6:00 pm to 8:00
       pm at Sheldon High School Lecture Hall.
      Common Sense issues will be presented by the Safety Officer as part of the same session – March
       11, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sheldon High School Lecture Hall and information will be included in the
       managers’ handbook.
      Umpires Clinic will be led by head umpire James Wilkinson April 04, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the
       Meadowlark Little League baseball field.

Sheldon Little League is in compliance with Oregon Alliance for Youth Sports (OAYS) Minimum
Standards of Youth Sports in Oregon which mandate “All persons involved in coaching or
supervising organized youth sports activities MUST complete a coaches' education program.” The
Basic Safety Workshop and Fundamentals training cover this. Little League requires a Volunteer
Background and Sex Offender Registry check be completed. Attendance in the sessions is
mandatory and will be recorded at the session. It must be accomplished prior to use of 4J and City
of Eugene fields – a requirement in effect as of March 2006.

                                          EQUIPMENT
Fundamentals training will include proper usage of the catcher’s gear, fitting it to the player, what to
look for during inspection, how to fit batting helmets correctly, bat inspection and safety, how to
operate the pitching machine correctly.

Coaches should pass the training on to parents and players. Coaches are required to inspect the
equipment before each use. Umpires are required to inspect the equipment before games and
insure proper usage during the games. Defective equipment will be destroyed beyond use. (This
is to reduce the chance of a player/children taking it out of the garbage.)

Coaches will contact the equipment manager to replace any defective equipment right away. If an
injury happens due to defective equipment, coaches should indicate that on the accident report.
Umpires will report any equipment usage safety concerns to the coach and the safety officer.

              Equipment Coordinator: Gary Obermire 541 554 3997

                                           FACILITIES
Coaches will talk to the players about the ball field rules at the beginning of the season.
Concession Directors will take a training course on safe food handling and operation of
equipment. Concession managers will pass training along to volunteers working the booth.

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Any injuries on the field will be reported on the accident report form. Any concession injuries will
be reported on the concession accident or injuries report form. Report to the concession manager
immediately any broken or malfunctioning equipment.
Any injuries requiring professional medical help require an A.I.G. insurance form be filled out and
sent in.

                            PARENTS ROLE IN SAFETY
Most Little League rules have some basis in safety. You can help by setting a good example for
the players. The importance of following rules is for the safety of everyone involved. The coaches
are trained in basic first aid, fundamentals, and common sense safety. Please take the time to
listen to the coach, learn these rules and make them common practice any time you practice
baseball or softball with our child. Here are a few examples of our league’s rules:

 No one holds a bat! Many players bring their own bats to practices and games. Bats are to
  remain in their bags, in the dugout, or on the ground in front of the dugout until they are
  needed. Players should only use the bats provided by the league or their own bat, not that of
  another child. Most serious injuries involve a bat in one way or another. In most cases, the
  accident doesn’t even involve the game of baseball or softball. Some player standing around
  with a bat in their hand decides to take a practice cut; and innocent bystander becomes a
  victim. Nobody meant to do it, but it happens. No one hold a bat -– except when going to the
  plate or at the plate.
 The manager or coach will leave no player alone at the field. It is very important you are
  there to pick your child up on time. Best recommendation: you stay at the field for the duration
  of the practice or game.
 No alcohol or tobacco on the field, in the stands, or alone the sidelines. If you must
  smoke or chew tobacco, please do it away from the players, in designated areas or the parking
  lot.
 Please be extra cautious when entering and leaving the parking lots. Children may not
  always look for you, especially young future ballplayers. It is your responsibility to look for
  them!

As part of our safety program to reduce injuries, we make every effort to keep fields in the best
condition possible. You will be asked to participate in our field day(s). We will organize what
needs to be done. Working together, we can make the fields safe to play on. In addition, there are
many ways to help – concessions, umpiring, fundraising, scorekeeping, etc. Volunteers are what
make good leagues, Great Leagues! Some time toward the ending of the season, we will pass out
a questionnaire for you to complete and return to the league. We will use the information gathered
to assess how effective the coach training is, and what we need to work on in the next season
toward part of our Safety Plan.

                                          Volunteers
Sheldon Little League runs entirely on volunteer help. It is the policy of the league (and a
requirement of Little League) to do a criminal and sex offender registry check on all volunteers that
are in constant contact with the players or have access to their personal information. You may be
asked to fill out a volunteer application form. The information will be used to run the check. This
information is kept confidential by the President and Vice President and is destroyed at the
conclusion of the season. Keeping our children safe is our #1 Goal – and is worth the small
inconvenience. Anyone who refuses to complete a form is ineligible to be a league member
and/or volunteer.
                  Volunteer Coordinator: Andy Sunia 541 520 0852

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                                          UMPIRES
In addition to their duties of teaching and coaching your children, our managers and coaches are
required to umpire a minimum of one game per week.

In addition to these individuals, other volunteers from around our community step up to the plate to
help the game be a game for the kids! They are each 100% VOLUNTEER, and are in complete
control of what happens on the field. Umpires play an important role in safety. Their training is
essential to the safety of the players, coaches, spectators, and the umpires themselves. An
Umpire’s Clinic will be held during the pre-season to teach proper skills to managers, coaches, and
anyone interested in umpiring. The following is a list of topics the clinic will cover:

   Umpires must be fair, impartial, and consistent, and have a good understanding of the rules.
   Proper positioning in the field to avoid obstructing play or getting injured.
   Basic rules of baseball/softball, and interpretation of commonly misunderstood rules.
   Safety Violations
   Pre-game procedures:
     Walk the field for foreign objects, holes, and any hazards that might cause injury
     Inspect equipment for any safety violations
     It is highly recommended the umpire call both managers to the plate. Ask each manager
       individually if the team’s equipment is Little League approved and in safe working condition.
       Also ask if male catchers are fully outfitted - including cup. By answering yes, the manager
       places him/herself responsible for any injury or liability. If they answer no, have them show
       you the equipment, remove it from the dugout, and prohibit its use in the game.

              Umpire Coordinator: Jim Wilkinson 541 913 5414 (cell)


                                  EMERGENCY NUMBERS
                                         9-1-1

                        NON-EMERGENCY EUGENE POLICE
                                541 682 5111

               NON-EMERGENCY EUGENE FIRE DEPARTMENT
                           541 682 5111

                               POISON CONTROL CENTER
                                    1-800-222-1222

                         SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER
                                 541 686 7300

                  MCKENZIE WILLAMETTE MEDICAL CENTER
                              541 726 4400
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                                 Managers and Coaches

All managers and coaches are representatives of Little League, as well as role models, and should
conduct themselves accordingly – both on and off the field. A positive example of sportsmanship,
honesty, and discipline will be observed and accepted by players and parents as a dedication you
have to this important position.

Manager and coaches will attend a mandatory first aid training session. This is not optional! The
league will furnish the training course at no cost to you. In addition, we will offer a coach’s clinic for
all divisions.

After receiving your team roster, you will schedule a parent meeting to introduce yourself and meet
the parents. Remind them of the responsibilities the manager and coaches share in teaching the
players, organizing the game, running practices, helping develop skills, and focusing on safety in
the dugout and on the field. Encourage them to participate in helping with the team. Make up a
sign-up sheet listing various jobs. Examples are:

Assistant Coaches (rostered)           Concessions Coordinator                 Field Day Worker
Umpires                                Fund Raiser Coordinator                 Score Keeper
Field Maintenance                      Trophy Coordinator                      Team Parent
Safety Officer                         Team Party Coordinator                  Treat Coordinator
Phone Tree Coordinator                 Planner for Rain-out Activities         Car Pool Coordinator

During the parents’ meeting, ask if any players have any medical condition you need to be aware
of. Be sure it is also noted on your copy of the player's registration and/or medical release form.
Examples: asthma, diabetes, allergies or physical restrictions. Also talk about transportation to
and from practices and games, hazards of riding their bike, especially if your practices might end at
dusk. Suggest setting up a car pool for those who have conflicts in scheduling. Take a poll of
parents who have cell phones; find out if anyone is trained in first aid or CPR, and report that
information for future use. Recruit a parent to be the Team Safety Officer/Observer. Their job will
be to observe the practices and games for potential accidents. If a player is injured, they can
assist you in giving first aid, allowing your coach to deal with the rest of the team. They can also fill
out the accident/incident report while you tend to the injured player. You will want to check it, and
sign it before turning it in.
    o Do not leave any player after practice or game unattended. It will be mandatory for each
         team to have two adults (preferably manager and coach) wait with any child for the parents
         to arrive.
    o Each team will be issued equipment and uniforms. It is the manager’s responsibility to
         inspect the equipment before each use and exchange any broken or defective gear. As
         with the equipment, if there are any uniform parts required to be returned, it is the
         responsibility of the manager – or their specific delegate – to have everything ready to turn
         back in at the end of the season.
    o Each manager is issued a first aid kit. It must be present at all activities.
    o A manager or coach, or adult representative will inspect the field before every practice and
         game for rocks, holes, glass, drug needles, etc.
    o ALL FIELDS USED FOR PRACTICES AND/OR GAMES WILL HAVE DISENGAGEABLE
         BASES IN PLACE. For Tee-Ball and Minors, these may be ‘throw down’ bases.
    o Home team will occupy the third base dugout; visiting team, the first base dugout.
    o Rain-outs are at the discretion of the Safety Officer or agreement of both coaches and the
         umpire at least 30 minutes before the start of the game. Once a game starts, only the
         umpire is allowed to suspend or call the game due to weather (with the exception of Tee-
         Ball as there are no umpires).
    o Before every practice and game, the field and weather conditions will be accessed using
         these guidelines: NO BALL WILL BE PLAYED IF …
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          Lightening within 10-mile radius of the field
          Standing water in the field
          Field in disrepair to a hazardous state
          Temperature below 40 or above 100 F

Strictly Enforced Rules:
   o   Catchers will wear all required protective gear when squatting behind home plate. They will
       wear, at the minimum, the mask and helmet when warming up the pitcher before innings or
       in the bullpen and designated warm-up areas. A mask will be worn during infield warm-up.
   o   No adult, coach, or (especially) parent is permitted to warm up pitchers while in a
       squatting position on or off the field. This is a LITTLE LEAGUE rule.
   o   All base runners and base coaches (players) must wear a batting helmet while playing in
       those positions.
   o   No gum, seeds or food of any kind allowed on the field during play (CHOKING HAZARD).
       No seeds, gum, or food in the dugout (unless proof of medical need, i.e. diabetic).
   o   Players can NOT wear jewelry. Medical alert jewelry is permitted but MUST be worn in
       such a way as to not dangle or be a safety hazard (i.e. tucked inside the neck of the jersey)
   o   All Little League Rules & Regulations (including Interleaguing rules approved at the District
       level) will be enforced.

INJURY PREVENTION:
 Do not allow players to play on playground equipment during practice
 No climbing on fences or chain-link at any field
 Use shoulder and arm warm-up, and stretches before throwing
 No player shall hold a bat unless they are advancing to or at home plate.
 Team warm-up should be in parallel lines throwing the same direction.
 Multiple drills should allow enough room for players to maneuver without collision, and enforce
   continued activity and interaction for all players.
 Teach baseman proper positioning to avoid collision with base runners
 Call for a fly ball. The louder the better.
 Teach the proper technique for sliding. Don’t assume they already know how.
 No headfirst sliding for players ages 12 and under. This is a LITTLE LEAGUE Rule.
   Dive-backs are OK.
 For majors and below: No On-Deck batter’s Circle. The next batter up will be given time to
   swing the bat when they get to home plate.
INJURY PROCEDURE – When a player is injured, follow these procedures:
 Protect yourself against blood transmitted disease. Wear gloves.
 Perform first aid as needed.
 Gather all blood contaminated articles and put them in the bad provided in your kit.
 Dispose of Biohazard Waste appropriately (give to safety officer).
 Inform parents of injury and what happened
 Fill out an accident/incident report and turn in to safety officer or president
 Call the league safety officer to provide information within 48 hours of the incident.
 Check injured player or verify doctor’s release through safety officer before player participates
   in a practice or game.
 If a hospital/dental/doctor visit was required, provide parents with an A.I.G. Insurance form.
SPECIAL NOTE:
All injuries are to be reported, even small ones. If the game is stopped for an ‘injury,’ it must be
documented. By tracking all injuries and accidents, we may find a way to prevent it from
happening again.
                  League Safety Officer: David Gould 541 914 9708
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 EMERGENCY NUMBER                                                                          9-1-1
 NON-EMERGENCY EUGENE POLICE                                                       541 682 5111
 NON-EMERGENCY EUGENE FIRE DEPT                                                    541 682 5111
 POISON CONTROL CENTER                                                           1-800-222-1222
 SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER                                                       541 686 7300
 MCKENZIE WILLAMETTE MEDICAL CENTER                                                541 726 4400
                              FIRST AID KIT CONTENTS
       First Aid Item         Required Amount                Procedure for Biohazard Waste
First Aid Reference                  1
Large Knee Band-Aid                  4               1) Put on gloves
1”x3” Band-Aid                       20              2) Clean wound
4”x4” Gauze pad                      6               3) Dress wound
2”x2” Gauze pad                      3               4) Place bloody waste in plastic bag and
Butterfly Bandage                    3                  seal it
Finger Bandage – small               3               5) Wash hands
X-small Band-Aid                     5               6) Clean or remove any blood -
Non-adherent pad                     2                  contaminated equipment from field
Gauze roll                           1                  (including clothing)
Antiseptic Wipes                     9               7) Put biohazard bag in kit
Alcohol cleansing pads               9               8) Fill out injury report
Antibiotic Ointment                  6               9) Contact Safety Officer to report info
Burn gel                             1                  and exchange first aid kit
Cotton Swabs                         6
Ace bandage                          1
Tape Roll                            1
Tweezers                             1
Wooden Stick                         1
Scissors                             1
Safety Pin                           2
Sterile glove pair                   1
Latex Glove pair                     4
1 Gallon Ziplock Baggy               2
Trash Bag                            1
Cold (Ice) Packs                     5
Plastic case                         1
Rescue Breathing Mask                1

AAA, Majors, Juniors Only
Abdominal Pad                           1
Eye Pad                                 1
Finger bandage – Large                  2
1”X1” Square Band-Aid                   2
1 Gallon Ziplock Baggies                4

All blood contamination must be removed from the field before play can resume. It is
recommended that each team have an extra uniform. Blood soiled uniforms must come off the
field. If a proper uniform is not available, player will be permitted to play in appropriate clothing.
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All injuries must be reported using the injury report forms and notice made to the Safety officer. If
the family has personal insurance, we must fill out and still have documentation to cover our
liabilities.


                                   CONCESSIONS
The concession director and concession managers will attend training on safe food handling,
preparation, and safety procedures. Training should include safe use of equipment.

The concession director will have a meeting with all concession ‘managers’ or coordinators in their
divisions. They will pass on the training and procedures for running the concession stand at their
field. Specific information will also be posted at the site.

Each team will supply a concession ‘coordinator.‘ Their duty will be to assign workers for their
week in the stand, train them on the safety and operating procedures.

Concession Safety Policy
 No children under the age of 13 will be permitted inside the concession stand. Only persons
  working in the concession stand will be inside.
 A Food Handlers’ Permit will be posted on-site and the league’s concession coordinator will be
  sure signs are posted and individuals are aware of food handling safety.
 A First aid and burn treatment quick reference will be posted in all concession stands in plain
  site. First aid and biohazard kits will be clearly marked and checked weekly for restocking. A
  concession accident report will be filled out and placed in the safety box at each stand.
 Any injuries will be reported to the concession manager, coordinator, and safety officer within
  48 hours of the injury.
 Each concession stand will be inspected weekly for cleanliness and safety concerns.
 A bucket of bleach water solution for cleaning during operating hours will be specifically marked
  and made fresh every two hours.
 No less than 2 persons will be in the stand when in operation.
 It is recommended one person handles food preparation (if there is any “unpre-packaged
  foods”), and one handle the money and pre-packaged foods.
 Wash hands and wear gloves when preparing food
 Any injuries involving blood or body fluids? Area must be cleaned well with bleach water and
  any contaminated food must be thrown in the biohazard bag.
 Biohazard waste must be disposed of property. (Call the safety officer)
 If any ‘cooking” will be done, a certified Fire Extinguisher suitable for grease fires must be in
  plain sight at all times. All workers will be informed of instruction for use.
 Foods not purchased by E.V.E. will not be cooked, prepared or sold in the concession stands.
 The entrance to the stand will not be blocked or locked while people are inside.
 A fully-stocked First Aid Kit and additional supplies will be in each Concession Stand to include:
  Antibiotic Cream, Burn Ointment, Ice Packs, Ace Bandages, Slings, and Splints

                  League Safety Officer: David Gould 541 914 9708




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                            Concession Stand Routine

General Instructions

Your coach or team concession parent will organize your team’s concession work schedule. Make
sure you know when you are scheduled to work and arrive ½ hour early to set up and be ready to
sell before game time. If making coffee in a Big Pot, allow at least 45 minutes for coffee to brew.

There should always be at least two people working, no more than three – and none under the age
of 13. Assign one worker to food handling; one to money handling and packaged food.

       Set up and wash down any tables;
       Set out products provided by the director
       Set up the cash box with provided ‘start up funds”
              Do NOT leave cash box unattended.

At the end of the shift,
        Put away product
        Wash tables and put away
        Complete day’s ‘report’ for Concessions Director:
                Count out money and turn product and money into Concessions Director.




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                                             FIELDS
The league maintains the fields with the help of volunteers. On a scheduled day, we will organize
a work party to make repairs to the fields. Coaches and parents are asked to participate on these
workdays. It is a known fact that injury and accident rates are lower when field conditions are
better and when ‘everyone’ gets involved in being sure the field is safe.

It is in everyone’s best interest to pitch in. Field Workdays are a big part of the Safety Program. At
the beginning of every season, field director(s) and safety officer inspects the fields for needed
repairs. On field workdays, sometimes before, the repairs are made so the site will be playable by
season’s start. The fields are also inspected periodically during the season; however it is in the
responsibility of managers, coaches and umpires to inspect them before every practice and game.
Any repairs needed should be immediately reported to the Field Director.

Practices may be held on the fields listed below. We have insurance only for these fields.

If you want to practice at another site, notify your division director. The fields will need to inspected
and approved prior to use, and added to the league’s insurance policy.

                                      Field Locations
Your game schedule will list which fields your team will play on. The equipment will be in the
storage shed and should be unlocked by the Division director at least one half hour before the first
game of the day begins. It is the Home team manager’s responsibility to set up the field, and the
Visiting team managers’ responsibility to take down the field.

Fields approved for this season:

Coburg Elementary         91274 N Coburg Rd          Sheldon HS                 2245 Willakenzie Rd
                                                     JV Softball; Varsity
                                                     Baseball fields

Edison Elementary         1328 E 22nd Avenue         Washington Park            19th & Washington
                                                     (South Field)

Gilham Elementary         W. 3307 Honeywood          Willagellispie Elem        1125 Willagillespie
                                                     (North Field)

Holt Elementary           770 Calvin St              Willakenzie Park           3057 Willakenzie Rd

Meadowlark Elem.          1500 Queens Way            Willard Elementary         2855 Lincoln
(S.E. & S.W. Fields)

St Paul’s Catholic        1201 Satre St              Marist High School         1900 Kingsley Road
Church




                  League Safety Officer: David Gould 541 914 9708

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                                FIELD PROCEDURES
Practice:
It is suggested you pre-arrange for at least to parents to help with field prep. If not pre-arranged,
ask a couple of parents to assist with the field.

Look for glass, rocks, holes, and any foreign objects that might hurt the players. This includes the
dugout and along any fence line.

Take a look at fences and the backstop; be sure fencing is tied down as it should be.

Lay out your equipment and inspect for defects. Make any repairs or replace any defective gear
before it is used.

Install the DISENGAGEABLE BASES (REQUIRED).

Make sure you have your first aid kit and a phone handy.

Delegate ‘leadership” to the players with one leading in each of the warm-up drills, including prior
to throwing drills.


Games:
Follow the procedures for practices as above. If you are home team, you will need to set the field
up, line the field, install disengageable/breakaway bases. If a coach/machine pitch team, your
adult volunteers are responsible for setting up the pitching machine.

At the end of the game, the VISITING team will put the field away, including raking the field.

Home team occupies third base dugout; visiting team, first base dugout.
Before every practice and game, the field and weather conditions are to be accessed using these
guidelines:

       NO BALL WILL BE PLAYED, IF …

   Lightening within a 10-mile radius of the field
   There is standing water anywhere on the field (sop of, if possible)
   The field is in disrepair to a hazardous state
   Ambient temperatures are below 40 or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

If the weather is decent, make every effort to ‘drain’ puddles and spread absorbent on the muddy
areas. It is up to the managers – and the umpire – to determine if the field is playable. Make every
effort to get as many games in as possible. Rescheduling of rainouts is on a first-come and field-
availability basis.




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                                  SAFETY OFFICER
As your league safety officer, I am dedicated to promoting and monitoring safety within our league.
We will continue to monitor this plan and make improvements to it as indicate by information
gathered by reports you provide us, and the tracking system. I look forward to serving you and
making this the safest year ever!

Safety Officer’s Duties
   Purchase and prepare first aid kits for all Managers and Concession stands
   Restock all first aid kits as needed during the year
   Facilitate managers and coaches basic first aid and fundamentals training
   Facility umpire meeting on safety
   Survey fields and facilities and turn in concerns to board of directors
   Follow-up on any injury reports and submit a Little League insurance report form if required
   Prepare the league’s ASAP Plan and meet with the District Safety Officer of Administrator for
    approval.
   Present the plan to the Board of Directors for approval
   Submit plan no later than March 15th to District rep toward deadline and discounts.
   By season’s end, compile injury tracking information and report to board of directors along with
    any suggestions for reducing injury or improving safety.
   Recruit and train replacement for the next season.


                 League Safety Officer: David Gould 541 914 9708




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FINAL SAFETY REMINDER:


                    TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SAFETY
1. BE ALERT!
2. CHECK PLAYING FIELD FOR SAFETY HAZARDS
3. WEAR PROPER EQUIPMENT
4. ENSURE EQUIPMENT IS IN GOOD SHAPE
5. ENSURE FIRST AID IS AVAILABLE
6. MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION
7. MAINTAIN DISCIPLINE
8. FOCUS ON SAFETY AS A TEAM SPORT
9. BE ORGANIZED
10. HAVE FUN!

Prevention is the key to reducing accidents. The Sheldon Little League Board, managers,
coaches, parents, and players must work as a team to establish a philosophy that “Safety
is Number One!” It is imperative that every individual involved makes safety an integral
part of their behavior, action, and instruction. We owe it to our children to provide a safe
and fun environment for them to learn and enjoy our national past time.

The preceding pages have outlined a safety plan that will be vigorously enforced and
maintained. This plan is submitted to Little League® for approval as an adequate program
toward protecting players, staff, and spectators.



       “PLAY SAFE … AND STAY IN THE GAME!”




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                    DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT FORM

Team _______________________________         Division ______________________



State type of equipment         Reason for Return          Repaired   Destroyed
1


2


3


4


5


6




Manager __________________________ Equip. Officer ________________________
              Print                                          Print

Manager __________________________ Equip. Officer ________________________
             Signature                                      Signature

Item #   Repaired Destroyed?     Signature of Individual Handling




Date ________________________

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             FIRST AID KIT INVENTORY REFERENCE
        First Aid Item        Required Amount   Amount Used    Amount on Hand
First Aid Reference                   1
Large Knee Band-Aid                   4
1”x3” Band-Aid                       20
4”x4” Gauze pad                       6
2”x2” Gauze pad                       3
Butterfly Bandage                     3
Finger Bandage – small                3
X-small Band-Aid                      5
Non-adherent pad                      2
Gauze roll                            1
Antiseptic Wipes                      9
Alcohol cleansing pads                9
Antibiotic Ointment                   6
Burn gel                              1
Cotton Swabs                          6
Ace bandage                           1
Tape Roll                             1
Tweezers                              1
Wooden Stick                          1
Scissors                              1
Safety Pin                            2
Sterile glove pair                    1
Latex Glove pair                      4
1 Gallon Ziplock Baggy                2
Trash Bag                             1
Cold (Ice) Packs                      5
Plastic case                          1
Rescue Breathing Mask                 1

Incident Report Forms                3
A.I.G. Insurance Forms               3
Insurance Form Instructions          3

AAA, Majors, Juniors Only
Abdominal Pad                        1
Eye Pad                              1
Finger bandage – Large               2
1”X1” Square Band-Aid                2
1 Gallon Ziplock Baggies             4

Notify Safety Officer weekly of any replacement items needed




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INCIDENT-INJURY TRACKING REPORT




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AIG LITTLE LEAGUE INSURANCE FORM




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