Safety FAQUpdated Saturday February 11, 2017 by Greenwich Village Little League.
What measures does the League take to ensure player safety?
The League takes player safety very seriously. There is a Safety Coordinator on each team, who has taken a safety training course before the start of the season and who is prepared to administer first aid at games if necessary. In addition, we offer CPR courses and make sure one coach from each team attends. The League follows all LLoA safety regulations, including, but not limited to, supplying proper equipment for catchers and prohibiting on-deck batters. Our rules concerning pitch counts and composite bats are even more stringent than what LLoA requires. We require all players in Majors to wear protective heart guards during games and all boys to wear athletic cups. All GVLL volunteers who coach or otherwise work with children must submit to a background check.
What safety training do the Managers and Coaches get?
All coaches go through a rigorous screening and training regimen, including positive coaching, safety and first aid training, and CPR and AED training. Additionally, all coaches are background screened to ensure the safety of our players.
Do I need to sign a liability waiver
All parents and legal guardians must accept the GVLL Injury Waiver during registration and complete and sign a medical release form, which can be viewed here, before their child can play in GVLL.
What happens if my child gets hurt?
The League makes every effort to prevent injuries. However, we realize that accidents happen, so we make sure each team has a volunteer Safety Coordinator on duty at each game to administer first aid as needed. In the case of more serious injuries, 911 will be called and the information on your medical release form will be used to contact you and to help emergency medical personnel determine the appropriate care to administer to your child. The medical release form can be viewed here.
Does the League have accident insurance?
GVLL’s league accident insurance policy is in compliance with Little League of America requirements. It is a supplemental insurance and a parent should contact his or her manager if they need to file a claim.