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2021 Safety Plan

 

League ID: 03460705

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

EMERGENCY NUMBERS    
AREA HOSPITALS   
LITTLE LEAGUE PLEDGE    
PARENT/VOLUNTEER PLEDGE 
SAFETY POLICY
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE SAFETY CODE
SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECK   
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE FIRST AID TRAINING AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES  
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS AND PHONE ACCESS
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CONCESSION STAND SAFETY
FIELD SAFETY
DECKED OUT – Rule 1.08
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE LIGHTNING POLICY
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE ABUSE POLICY
BEFORE THE GAME UMPIRE AND MANAGERS MEETING
DURING THE GAME 
TEN COMMANDMENTS OF SAFETY
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE SAFETY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE SAFETY AWARENESS PROGRAM
FORMS 
NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY PLAN
 

                                                                           

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

911

NORTHAMPTON RESQUE SQUAD

757-825-4598

HAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT – NON EMERGENCY

757-727-6111

 

AREA HOSPITALS

SENTARA CAREPLEX HOSPITAL      757-736-1000

300 COLISEUM DR

HAMPTON, VA 23666

 

RIVERSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER     757-594-2000

500 J. CLYDE MORRIS BLVD.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23606

 

LITTLE LEAGUE PLEDGE

 

I TRUST IN GOD

I LOVE MY COUNTRY

AND WILL RESPECT ITS LAWS.

I WILL PLAY FAIR

AND STRIVE TO WIN,

BUT WIN OR LOSE

I WILL ALWAYS DO MY BEST.

 

PARENT/VOLUNTEER PLEDGE

 

I WILL TEACH ALL CHILDREN TO PLAY

FAIR AND DO THEIR BEST.

I WILL POSITIVELY SUPPORT ALL

MANAGERS, COACHES AND PLAYERS.

I WILL RESPECT THE DECISIONS

OF THE UMPIRES

I WILL PRAISE GOOD EFFORT DESPITE

THE OUTCOME OF THE GAME

 

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE

SAFETY POLICY

 

With the help of all volunteers, our goal is to keep all players and spectators free to feel safe and enjoy a good little league baseball game. We strive to create safety awareness through education and information. WE NEED TO THINK SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST AT ALL TIMES. Please help keep our fields and surrounding areas a safe place to have fun for the entire season.

This plan will be distributed to all managers and any other who wish to have a copy. A copy will be kept in the Concession stand at each field.

2021 Safety Officer: Jonathan Anderson

 

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE

SAFETY CODE

 

  • Responsibility for safety procedures should be that of an adult member of the local league.
  • Managers, coaches and umpires should have training in First Aid.  First Aid kits shall be provided to each team and brought to each practice and game.
  • No games or practices shall be held when the weather or field conditions are not safe.  Particularly when lighting is inadequate. (Lightning policy pg. _)
  • Play area should be inspected frequently for damage such as holes, stones, glass and other foreign objects.
  • Dugouts and bat racks must be positioned behind the fence.  There are no on deck circles or cages allowed in major league and below.  See rule 1.08.
  • Only players, managers, coaches and umpires are permitted on the playing field during games and practices.  No parents, with the exception of the team mom, are allowed in the dugout.
  • Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of the players and coaches.
  • During all practices and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter at each pits.  During warm-up drills, players should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws and/or missed catches.
  • Equipment should be inspected regularly, made sure it fits properly and is not damaged.
  • Batters must wear approved protective helmets during batting practice as well as in games.
  • Each male child Minors and above must wear a protective cup.
  • Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet, mask, throat guard, shin guards, chest protector and protective cup at all times while on defense.
  • Catchers must wear catcher’s helmet and mask with throat guard when warming up pitchers between innings, in the bullpen and while doing infield drills.
  • Except when a runner is returning to base, head first sliding is prohibited. 
  • Parents of players that wear glasses are recommended and encouraged to provide children with “safety glasses”.
  • Players are not permitted to wear any jewelry at ANY TIME.  This includes watches, rings, earrings, and any other metallic items.
  • Players are not permitted to wear shorts to practice or games. 
  • Players should not wear their names on their uniforms at any time.
  • All managers will be required to attend a coach’s clinic which will give training on the fundamentals of baseball.  These include hitting, pitching and base running.  Coaches are encouraged to attend.
  • All managers, coaches and players will abide by all rules as outlined in the 2021 Little League Baseball and Softball Rule Books, the local rules of Northampton Little League and Interleague Rules published by District 7.

 

SEX OFFENDER BACKGROUND CHECK

 

All volunteers who are in regular contact with the children of Northampton Little League are required to submit a 2021 volunteer form accompanied by a pictured form of ID.  The Information Officer will check each individual on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (www.nsopr.com).  If an individual is found to have a criminal history, they will not be approved to work in direct contact with the children in our league.

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE FIRST AID

TRAINING AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • All managers and coaches will be required to attend the safety meeting Northampton Little League holds.
  • Each Manager will be furnished with a first aid kit and incident reports.  If at any time the first aid kit is in need of replenishment or additional ice packs, the manager will contact the safety officer.
  • Managers must carry medical release forms for each child with them at all practices and at all games.
  • Incident reports will be filled out by the manager if there is an incident where a player is injured during a game or practice regardless of the severity.  The incident reports must be filled out and returned to the Safety Officer within 24 hours.

Safety Officer: Jonathan Anderson  - 757-358-7238

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Permission to give care:

  • If the victim is conscious, you must have his/her permission before giving first aid.  To get permission you must tell the victim who you are, how much training you have and how you plan to help.  Only then can a conscious victim give you permission for care.
  • Do not give care to a conscious victim who refuses your offer to give care.  If the conscious victim is an infant or child, permission to give care should be obtained from a supervising adult when one is available.  If the condition is serious, permission is implied if a supervising adult is not present.
  • Permission is also implied if a victim is unconscious or unable to respond.  This means, you can assume that if the person could respond, he/she would agree to care.

Treatment at Site

***Some Important Do’s and Don’ts***

Do…

  • Access the injury.  If the victim is conscious, find out what happened, where it hurts and watch for shock
  • Know your limitations
  • Call 911 immediately if a person is unconscious or seriously injured
  • Look for signs of injury (blood, bruising, deformity of bones/joints, etc)
  • Listen to the injured player describe what happened and what hurts if conscious.  Before Questioning ensure the child is calm.
  • Feel gently and carefully the injured area for signs of swelling or grating of a broken bone
  • Talk to your team afterwards about the situation if it involves them.  Often players are upset and worried when another player is injured.  They need to feel safe and understand why the injury occurred.

Don’ts…

  • Administer any medications
  • Provide and food or beverages (other than water)
  • Hesitate in giving aid when needed
  • Be afraid to ask for help if you’re not sure of the proper procedure (i.e. CPR, etc.)
  • Transport injured individual (except in extreme emergencies)

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS AND PHONE ACCESS

Northampton Rescue Squad

757-825-4598  

Hampton Police – Non Emergency

757- 727-6111  

Sheriff’s Office

757-757-6201  

Forrest Field

757-838-2970  

Davis Field

757-827-6737  

Little League Baseball

717-326-1921  

NHLL Safety Officer –Jonathan Anderson

757-358-7238

NHLL BOD President –Shaun Norris

757-951-7852

 

Managers are expected to have a cell phone available at all practices and games

 

 

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE

2020-21 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

President: Shaun Norris
[email protected]

Vice President:  Randy Cortes
[email protected] 

Secretary:  Lisa McAdoo
[email protected]

Treasurer:  Amy Shears
[email protected] 

Safety Officer:  Jonathan Anderson
[email protected]

Information Officer:  Lisa McAdoo
[email protected]

Umpire In Chief:  Randy Cortes
[email protected]

Player Agent:  Tiffany Fortune
[email protected]

Coaching Coordinator:  Nate Britt
[email protected]

Sponsorship and Fundraising:  Amy Shears
[email protected]


Majors A Commissioner:

Minors B Commissioner:

Minors C Commissioner:

T-Ball Commissioner:

Jr/Sr Baseball Commissioner:

Softball Commissioner:


CONCESSION STAND SAFETY

 

  • Always wash your hands with soap and hot water before each food preparation, especially after using the bathroom or taking out the trash. 
  • Wear food prep gloves while serving and preparing all food.
  • Avoid handling food when you are ill.
  • Bandage small cuts on your hand. 
  • Avoid handling food if you have cuts or sores on your hands.
  • Keep concession counters, cutting surfaces, dishes and utensils clean before and after preparing food.
  • Check refrigerators temperature and keep it between 35 and 40 degrees and the freezer at 0 degrees or lower.
  • Have a large first aid kit in each concession.
  • Have a phone available at each concession.

 
FIELD SAFETY

 

  • All managers, coaches and umpires are required to walk the playing fields and dug outs to check for hazards such as rocks, glass, holes or any other objects that may cause a safety problem.
  • Team managers and coaches shall not leave the practice field or game field until every child has left.
  • Ask parents to retrieve foul balls during the games.
  • Please ask players and spectators to keep their fingers out of the fences at all times.
  • Please make sure that you have your first aid kit with you at all practices and all games.
  • During hot weather, be sure to provide plenty of water to drink.
  • Please do not allow glass containers in the dugout or playing field at any time.
  • Please do not allow batters to warm up at any time until they get to the batter’s box.  See rule 1.08
  • Managers, coaches and umpires are required to inspect all equipment before each game and repair any defects.

DECKED OUT - RULE 1.08

THE ON-DECK POSITION IS NOT PERMITTED FOR MAJORS AND BELOW

Juniors and above WILL have on deck circles.

  • ALL on deck circles, cages and other designated warm-up areas are prohibited for majors and below.
  • The batter will be required to go from the dugout to assume the batters position in all majors and minors divisions.

Players swinging bats with other people around have resulted in injuries that prompted the change, said Joe Losch, Chairman of the Little League Rile Committee.  Players in on-deck circles were also susceptible to foul balls.

Even with on-deck cages you’ve got one kid going out with a bat and one kid going in, said Losch.  Next thing you know, you have an injury.

Players are still allowed to warm up before they face a pitch.  Before they step into the batter’s box, they can take a few swings.  I would encourage that, said Losch.

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE LIGHTNING POLICY

To all managers and coaches, NHLL has a lightning policy that follows the National Weather Service’s recommendation and ASAP program supported by Little League that all outdoor sports should wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before resuming play.  A league Board member, who is not directly connected with the game in progress, will be present at each facility to watch for lightning.  If this member and/or person sees lightning, he/she will report it to the umpire in charge immediately.  Everybody shall take cover away from fencing and dugouts with metal roofs.  Also, do not stand under a tree during a lightning storm.  Please try and find shelter away from these places.

FACTS ABOUT LIGHTNING

  • The average lightning stroke is 6 miles long.
  • The average thunderstorm is 6-10 miles long and can be heard over a distance of 3-4 miles, depending on humidity, terrain and other factors.
  • The average thunderstorm travels at a rate of 25 MPH.
  • Once the leading edge of a thunderstorm approaches to within 10 miles, you are at an immediate risk due to the possibility of lightning strikes coming from the overhanging anvil cloud.  Because of this, many lightning deaths and injuries occur with clear skies overhead.
  • Approximately 100,000 thunderstorms occur in the United States each year.  Approximately 10% of all thunderstorms are severe enough to produce high winds, flash floods and tornadoes.
  • Thunderstorms cause an average of 200 deaths and 700 injuries in the United States alone each year, most of which could be prevented by following precautions.

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAUGE

ABUSE POLICY

Child abuse is present in youth sports, including baseball and softball.  It may take the form of sexual, physical or verbal behavior and it may also be evident by the neglect of a child’s need.

  • All managers, coaches and volunteers with access to players must have a volunteer form and background check completed.
  • Any form of abuse such as sexual abuse, neglect, verbal abuse, physically striking a child or hitting a faster ball in anger will not be tolerated at any time.
  • Any manager, coach or volunteer that abuses any child shall be dismissed from his/her duties immediately.

 

BEFORE THE GAME-

UMPIRE AND MANAGERS MEETING

  • Introduce plate umpire, base umpire, managers and coaches.
  • Receive official lineup cards from each team.
  • Discuss any local playing rules such as time limit, playing boundaries, etc.
  • Discuss the strike zone, and how they will be called during a game.
  • Discuss unsportsmanlike conduct by players, managers, coaches and parents.
  • Discuss the innings pitched by pitcher rule.
  • Make clear the calling of a game due to weather or darkness.
  • Inspect playing field for unsafe conditions.
  • Get game ball from home team.
  • Be sure all players are in full uniform, shirts tucked in and hats (if applicable)on, and all protective gear are on. 

DURING THE GAME-

UMPIRES AND MANAGERS

  • Ensure all managers and coaches help to speed the game along by having catchers and players on the bench prepared with two outs ready to take field.
  • Ensure the catchers are wearing proper equipment.
  • If pitchers warm up in foul territory, they must have a spotter and catcher with a helmet and mask, chest protector, and glove.
  • Ensure game is kept moving at a reasonable amount of time.
  • Umpires should make calls loud and clear.
  • No arguing of calls made by umpires, especially judgment calls.
  • Managers are responsible for keeping their fans on their best behavior.
  • Managers and coaches are responsible for keeping their players on their best behavior during the game.

 

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. SAFETY IS A TEAM SPORT
  9. BE ORGANIZED
  10. HAVE FUN!

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE

SAFETY INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Please turn in ideas to the Concession Stand or email -  [email protected].  Please remember to include Name, phone number, age, and name of your team.

Good Luck,

Think Safety First!!

 

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE

SAFETY AWARENESS PROGRAM

To all managers and coaches, Northampton Little League has a safety incentive program to help make our league safer by awarding managers, coaches, and players for reporting and identifying safety problems.  When reporting safety problems, please make suggestions on how to correct them, as you know it is hard to see everything, so let’s get involved.  It will make them aware of playing safe, on and off the playing fields.

 

Only one manager and two coaches are ALLOWED in the dugout at anytime.

FORMS





 

 

 

NORTHAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY PLAN

On July 1, 2020, Hampton entered Phase 3 of the “Forward Virginia” plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to promote the health and safety of everyone involved with Northampton Little League (“NHLL”) activities, and to comply with the state’s recovery plan, NHLL’s Board has adopted supplemental operating protocols based upon the latest authoritative guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Little League International, and others.

The following protocols presume the season will occur during Phase 3 of Virginia’s COVID-19 reopening. They will be adjusted as appropriate and necessary if circumstances or government guidance change. In the event that the State of Virginia reverts back to Phase 2 of the Reopening Plan, only practices will be held and no games will be played while adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Governor of Virginia and the City of Hampton. If Virginia reverts back to Phase 1, all events (including practices, scrimmages, and games) will be cancelled until further notice.

Managers and coaches will be provided with a training session that will outline all of the League’s expectations and procedures for pre-event screening procedures, cleaning procedures, as well as any safety procedures to ensure a safe and clean environment throughout the season. It will be stressed that without their cooperation and due diligence of their responsibilities NHLL will halt all activities until it has been determined that activities can resume again safely.

Parents/Guardians, Volunteers, Coaches, and Managers will be required to sign a Release of Liability Waiver Relating to illness (Covid-19) during registration.

This Return to Play Plan applies to all NHLL activities unless it is amended or rescinded. Updates may be posted on the NHLL Website at www.nhllbaseball.com

1.  Pre Screening Procedures

•  Prior to taking the field for the first practice, parents and volunteers will sign-off on a well-check survey. This will be kept with student medical release forms and destroyed at the end of the season. Parents are responsible for alerting the team manager if the status on the well-check survey changes from practice to practice.

•  Parents must adhere to the following health guidelines:

I f a volunteer, player, spectator has had any of the following in the past 24 hours, we ask that you keep you/him/her home until the symptom is gone or unless your physician has stated it is safe to return.

The symptoms include:

• Fever (must be fever free for 24 hours without the assistance of medicine prior to

• returning to practice)

• Moderate to severe coughing

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Chills

• Muscle pain

• Sore throat

• Loss of appetite or smell

•  If any of the above symptoms are present of in someone is exhibiting unusual behavior or just seems generally unwell, parents/players/volunteers/spectators are asked to remain home. It is imperative that we work together.

•  If a player, volunteer, or spectator has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, awaiting test results, or is presumed to be positive for COVID-19, that player/ volunteer may not return to practice for 14 days from last contact. Team managers are required to keep an attendance log for each practice.

Protective Face Coverings

•  NHLL promotes parent choice to provide their player with a mask to use off the field or in the dugout.

2.  Restrooms and Concessions

•  Restrooms will be open for the season. They will be cleaned and disinfected daily regularly. • Concessions shall be open for games and Concessions Manager will schedule cleaning and sanitizing.

3.  Scheduling

•  To avoid excessive crowding on/around playing fields, all games and practices will be scheduled with firm start and end times with 30 minute intervals between. Managers are to dismiss players at the conclusion of their event to ensure that they depart immediately and not linger around.

4.  Practices and Games

•  Baseballs and Softballs should be rotated so that each team uses its own ball during the game. (Home team uses its ball on the field and Visiting team uses their ball when in the field) This will limit possible exposure from sharing a ball.

•   Foul balls landing outside of the field of play should be retrieved by players, coaches and umpires. If a spectator should retrieve the ball, the ball needs to be disinfected by a coach before being put back in play.

•  Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary to play the game. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc. NHLL suggests lining up outside the dugout and tipping caps to the opposing team as a sign of good sportsmanship after a game. • Each player will sanitize their hands coming off the field each inning.

•  Players must use their own equipment. As an additional safeguard, we ask that parents highly mark their player’s equipment and sanitize it between practices.

•  No food, including sunflower seeds, gum, etc., will be allowed in dugouts or on the field. • Sharing of drinks is prohibited. Players should bring their drink and have it clearly labeled.

Umpires

•  The Team Manager or Team Safety Officer of the HOME TEAM will ask the volunteering umpires the Well Check Survey questions before the game begins. If an umpire fails a screening, they will not be eligible to umpire the game and will be asked to return home for the safety and welfare of the players, other volunteers, and spectators.

•  The umpire can call the game from behind the pitcher’s mound. In this case, no umpire mask or equipment is required.

Dugouts/Bleachers

•  Dugouts will be permitted for use in Phase 3. Dugout benches and other high touch areas will be sprayed or wiped down with disinfectant 10 minutes prior to use and after each game or practice.

•  When batting, only one coach will be allowed in the dugout. When the team is on the field, all the coaches can be in the dugout.

Spectators

•  All spectators are required by the Governor's executive order to wear a mask outside when unable to stay ten (10) feet away from individuals outside their household and avoid direct hand or other contact with players/volunteers during play.

•  Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating to ensure social distancing.

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