At ELL, we take safety very seriously. The goals of the ELL Safety Program are to:
All ELL participants, volunteers, spectators, and guests are responsible for helping create a safe environment for one another.
The ELL Safety Officer is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the Safety Program. One of his/her primary responsibilities is to create awareness, through education, documentation and communication, of safety matters and to establish guidelines and policies that will help provide a safe environment for players, families, and volunteers alike. The Safety Officer updates the Safety Plan before each season begins. Once approved, the Safety Plan is filed with Little League, Inc., published with updated Local Rules and Operating Guidelines and distributed to the Managers/Coaches as part of the required annual Safety Training prior to the start of the season.
Please take the time to read through this year’s Safety Plan. In it you’ll find:
Little League’s Child Protection program - (Background Checks Required of All Volunteers)
The Little League Child Protection Program seeks to educate children and volunteers in ways to prevent child abusers from becoming involved in the local league. A core element of the ELL Safety Program is ensuring all volunteers with access to minors pass a criminal history and background check through the United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry (www.nsopr.gov). For this reason, ELL requires all volunteers who have direct access to children as part of their volunteer service to register as a volunteer in our Registration system and pass the criminal background check prior to volunteering.
Pitch Count Limits by Little League
Little League publishes official regulations and playing rules each year which include setting limits on the number of pitches and/or innings a player may pitch in specified time frames (see Pitching Rules). Coaches and managers should know these rules well since they are accountable not only to their local league officials but to Little League International for complying with the established limits.
Reporting an injury
If you have any questions about anything covered above or in the Safety Plan – or related to safety and not covered in the plan – please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Safety Officer directly.
Eastlake Little League Safety Officer