- 2013 Safety Manual (PDF)
- Concussion Information Sheet (PDF)
- Letter of Introduction from your League Safety Officer
- Code of Conduct Overview
- Code of Conduct Policy Three Strikes your Out
- Insurance Policies and Information
File a game Code of Conduct Report Form
(For Game Monitors, Umpires, Managers, Coaches and Board Members)
|2014 Letter of Introduction from your League Safety Officer|
Letter of Introduction from your Safety Officer
Dear Saratoga Little League Participants:
Welcome to another fun and exciting season of Saratoga Little League Baseball!
Saratoga Little League's Board of Directors has focused on the improvement of the overall safety of our league. We are addressing the well being of our Players both from a physical and psychological standpoint. From the physical standpoint, we have improved our fields, posting Safety Signs regarding batting and we are purchasing new player equipment to keep our players safe. From the psychological standpoint, this will be the sixth year of implementation of our Code of Conduct Policy with a Three Strikes and You're Out implementation.
The Code of Conduct Policy is for the most part, standard throughout the Little League. A copy of this Policy can be found on our Web Site. What is unique in our Saratoga Little League is the implementation of our Three Strikes Policy. Game Monitors will attend random games that are played this season. Game Monitors, Managers, Coaches, Umpires or Members of the Board can file a Code of Conduct Incident Form to be later reviewed by the Code of Conduct Review Committee. If the Committee determines that the Player, Manager, Coach, Umpire or Volunteer did not adhere to the Code of Conduct, a Strike will be assigned to his/her record as outlined below. Strike One is a Suspension for 1 - 3 games; Strike Two requires forfeiture of Position and Strike Three is suspension from the League. In addition, Umpires have been instructed to halt a game until an abusive Fan or Parent leaves the field if they are directly involved in a Code of Conduct violation. Strikes were assigned last year, and many parents have commented on the change in the behavior exhibited by many of our Little League members.
Please read the section in the manual on Manager and Coach responsibilities as this section has additions based on our agreement with the City of Saratoga. We can lose the use of the Congress Springs Fields if we do not adhere to this agreement.
In an effort to help our managers and coaches comply with our safety standards, the Board of Directors has put forth a mandate of safety rules to be followed as outlined in our Saratoga Little League Safety Manual. Each team will appoint a Team Representative who will assist the manager and the designated coaches of that team to insure that the safety guidelines are met whether at practice or during a game.
National Little League mandates that all Volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application Form. They are only allowed to volunteer after the Safety Officer, has made a background check for Sex Offenders. All information must be filled out on the form (including Social Security Number) and a photocopy of the Volunteers Drivers License or Government issued ID must be attached. There are no exceptions to this rule. This is to protect our children and our ability to hold Little League Tournaments at our facility is at stake. This information will be secured by the Safety Officer and shredded at the start of the next season.
This year we are again using Choicepoint to perform background checks on all Saratoga Little League Volunteers.
Choicepoint requires that all Volunteers include their Social Security Number on the Volunteer Application.
I have also included an overview of Saratoga Little League's Insurance Policy on the Web Site. Please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding insurance or any other safety related issue.
In closing, remember that safety rests with all of us, the volunteers of Saratoga Little League. Always use common sense, never doubt what children tell you, and report all accidents or safety infractions when they occur. Now, let's play ball and play it safe!
Very truly yours,Saratoga Little League Safety Officer
It is the responsibly of each umpire and official scorekeeper to log warning and ejections. It is the responsibility of the Chief Umpire to file a Code of Conduct Incident Report if necessary. It is the responsibility of the board to decide if any deviation from the league's ejection policy is to be enforced, modified or revoked.
|2014 Code of Conduct Policies|
The Saratoga Little League Board of Directors has instituted a Code of Conduct Policy that will help enforce an acceptable Code of Conduct for all participants in Saratoga Little League activities. A Conduct Review Committee will evaluate each reported incident to determine the appropriate action to be taken. A Code of Conduct Incident Form may be filed by any Manager, Coach, Umpire, Board Member or Game Monitor. This method of reporting infractions should remove the subjective nature from evaluating a Code of Conduct Incident.
Conduct Review Committee:
If either the President or Safety Officer is unavailable for more than a 7 day period, the Vice President may substitute for the absent party.
Three Strike Policy:
A Code of Conduct Incident Form may be filed if the Game Monitor feels that a Manager, Coach, Umpire, Fan or Player has not adhered to the Code of Conduct as outlined in Section B. A Game Monitor may not use a game that his/her son/daughter participates in for evaluation purposes.
If there is an issue regarding Board Members, Managers, Coaches or Umpires that is potentially harmful either mentally or physically to a child, the President and Safety Officer are immediately notified and a written Code of Conduct Report will be filed.
If any Board Member, Manager, Coach or Umpire is under review by the Code of Conduct Committee for the above mentioned item (i.e. mental or physical harm to a child), they shall be temporarily suspended until the issue is resolved or they receive an email from the President and Safety Officer stating that they can continue with their duties.
Notice of Infraction:
|2014 Reference Chart and Actions|
Medical Release Form (must be filed with the Managers after teams are drafted)
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