TOMS RIVER LITTLE LEAGUE: Safety
TRLL will be hosting a safety certification clinic.
When: Wednesday 2/27/2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Opportunity #1)
Wednesday 3/20/2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Opportunity #2)
Where: TRLL Complex Board Room - 181 Mapletree Road
Cost: $5 per person
This safety certification class is required for all TRLL volunteers who are considering becoming a manager, coach, team parent or any person that wishes to participate in on-field activity. Certification is required at least once every three years per individual. At least one board approved on-field manager or coach per team must have attended the safety class in the current year (no exceptions!).
NO preregistration is required. Just come to the certification class on the published date and register onsite. Each individual must attend the entire class to qualify for the certification.
All updated safety certification information and other league information can be found on the TRLL website http://www.trll.us.
Handout: Safety Clinic Materials
TRLL Medical & Safety Information, Forms and Waivers
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Handout: Safety Forms
TRLL Complex - AED Locations
Please be aware that TRLL has invested in two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use in case of a heart related (cardiac arrest) emergency.
AEDs are located in the TRLL Snack Stand and the TRLL indoor batting cages (both located in the main complex building at TRLL.
After Collapse-The Clock Starts!
- Time to defibrillation is probably the single most important determinant of survival in sudden cardiac arrest.
- Generally, every 1-minute delay in defibrillation decreases the likelihood of survival by approximately 10%.
If you recognize that someone is in cardiac arrest, have someone call 911 immediately - but don't wait for paramedics to act!
- Send someone to retrieve the AED immediately.
- Start CPR immediately until the AED arrives.
- Unpack the AED and follow the simple instructions provided with the AED.
Immediate action makes a huge difference in the survival rate of cardiac arrest. YOU can make the difference by acting quickly.
A Few Things You Should Know About Safety
While studies show that Little League Baseball and Softball is safe, 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 http://www.littleleague.org/learn/programs/asap.htm
- Make sure that all team equipment has been inspected by a Little League official to ensure that it is functioning properly.
- Make sure that children do not climb on fences surrounding the playing fields.
- Check playing fields before games and practices for holes, large rocks or sticks, and anything else that may cause interference for players.
- Make sure that players warm up and stretch before practices and games.
- Make sure that your child drinks plenty of fluids not only while playing, but also throughout the day before practices and games.
- Treat minor injuries with RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
- Post warning signs in foul ball areas.
- Enforce bike helmet laws if children are riding to/from playing facilities.
- Be sure that you have enough seat belts for everyone in the vehicle when you are transporting players.
- Watch for signs of heat exhaustion when playing in extreme heat.
- Schedule practices before noon or in the evening to avoid the hottest hours of the day.
- Schedule multiple drink breaks during practices and games.
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. Occasionally, the umpire is required to call a game prior to its completion. When this occurs, your child's coach will inform you about make-up dates.
Should you encounter a tornado, seek shelter in a nearby permanent building. If not available, head for a low spot such as a ditch or ravine and cover your head. Do not seek shelter in automobiles or attempt to outrun tornadoes in your vehicle.
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.
Give your child a code word to use when you have someone else pick him/her up. This way your child will know not to go with a stranger who does not know your code word.
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.
Cleaning Your Uniform
Most Little League uniforms are made of cotton and polyester. To remove stains caused by grass or dirt, it is important to wash your uniform as soon as possible. Gently rubbing a mix of cool water and a small amount of liquid or powdered detergent directly onto the stained area before washing will help prevent the stain from setting in.