Little League Baseball is a safe sport, however like any sport, there are risks involved. It is important that you are aware of the risks that may occur both on and off the field. Little League Baseball and Softball, along with Musco Lighting and AIG Insurance, have produced an in-depth league safety program called “A Safety Awareness Program,” or “ASAP.” For more information on the ASAP program, click here.
Be aware of threatening weather. Practices and games should be stopped immediately at the first sign of lightning and shelter should be sought immediately. Your child’s coach should contact you via phone regarding the postponement or cancellation of games. When necessary, the league or umpire will cancel a game prior to its completion.
Teach children the dangers of talking to and accepting anything from strangers. This includes someone who may offer to play “catch” with them or to give them a ride home. Tell children to report any stranger who approaches them. Make sure that at least one adult remains until all children have been picked up from practices and games. Do not put the names of players on uniforms or openly on equipment. This will prevent strangers from being able to convince children that they know them.