California District 53: Safety
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 International through the ASAP system.
Volunteer Application - PDF - new for 2018
Returning Volunteer Application - PDF - new for 2018
Sample ASAP Plan - PDF - new for 2018
Thursday, April 23
LEARN ABOUT ARM SAFETY THROUGH LITTLE LEAGUE® AND THE PITCH SMART PROGRAM
Little League is proudly supporting the efforts of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball through the Pitch Smart campaign.
Little League strongly encourages all Little League volunteers, parents, and officials to review PitchSmart.org and share it with others.
Little League International has been identified as one of the only youth baseball organizations in full compliance of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball’s Pitch Smart compliance program. Read More about Full Compliance.
NEW - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016 - IN CALIFORNIA:
Bus. & Prof. Code § 18900, effective January 1, 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, a “community youth athletic program” must provide written notice to the parent or guardian of a youth participating in the program regarding the program’s policies relating to criminal background checks for volunteers and hired coaches in the program. If criminal background checks are obtained for hired or volunteer coaches, the written notice shall contain both of the following: (A) a statement regarding whether the criminal background check includes state and federal criminal history information and whether the program obtains subsequent arrest notification for those individuals and (B) contact information regarding where the parent or guardian of a child participating in a “community youth athletic program” can obtain additional information about the program’s background check policy, such as the entity providing the criminal background check or the nature of the type of offenses the program searched. Written notice is satisfied by a posting on the “community youth athletic program’s” website. A “community youth athletic program” is defined as an organization that (A) has a primary purpose of the promotion or provision of athletic activities for youth under 18 years of age and (B) has adult employees who have supervisory or disciplinary power of children.
The text of Bus. & Prof. Code § 18900 can be viewed online.
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