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    2020 Safety Manual and Manager's Information

Table of Contents

 

Mission Statement


Emergency Phone Numbers


General Information

 

General Code of Conduct


Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct


Required Fundamentals (by division)


Inclement Weather Procedure


Concession Procedure


Managers Handout


Equipment Policy


Equipment Agreement


Injury Tracking Form


Printable Parent Code of Conduct


 

Hillsboro Little League updates and publishes this manual annually. All League officials and volunteers will be provided a copy. If you have any ideas or suggestions you think should be included in the next publication contact the League Safety Officer.

 

This manual has been updated and published for the 2020 season.



Mission Statement

Hillsboro Little League

Developing the Legends of Tomorrow

It is the mission of Hillsboro Little League to teach our youth to be better citizens and athletes. We will strive to obtain these goals by recruiting volunteers that have good coaching abilities as well as strong leadership skills. We will establish a mentorship program available to any coach that requests help. We will implement a training program through videos and clinics that will teach certain skills at each level of play. We will strive to keep Hillsboro Little League complex a safe learning and playing environment.


Emergency Phone Numbers

In the event of an emergency, dial 911

NOTE: When reporting an emergency be ready to give the number you are calling from, the type of help you need, the community name, and the street address. Stay on the line if possible

Hillsboro Little League Street Address:

9855 Hwy BB

 

Hillsboro Police (non-emergency)

636-797-9999

Hillsboro Fire (non-emergency)

636-797-3619

Ambulance (non-emergency)

636-586-2132

Missouri Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-392-3738

Child Find Hotline

1-800-426-5678



 

General Information

1. As required by Little League International, ALL managers, coaches, Board of Directors, members, and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with players or teams, MUST COMPLETE and submit a “Little League Official Volunteer Application”

2. Annual background screenings must be completed prior to the applicant assuming his/her duties f0r the current season. 

3. Refusal to submit the Volunteer Application or background check MUST result In IMMEDIATE dismissal of the individual from the local league.

4. Only league officials, managers, coaches, umpires, or any other team personnel (after passing a background check and having been approved by the Board) are allowed on the fields during practices and games.

5.  Hillsboro Little League reserves the right to refuse, limit, or prohibit participation in our program.

6. Only league equipment issued by, or personal equipment after being inspected and approved by the Hillsboro Little League Equipment Manager, will be allowed on the playing fields.

7.  All playing equipment shall be inspected for visible damage prior to each use. (At no time shall visibly damaged equipment be used.)

8.  Any damaged or suspect equipment shall be returned to the equipment manager for repair or replacement.

9. The field umpire and both managers shall check the playing condition of the field. (At no time shall a field that has been determined to be unplayable be used.)

10. Make sure a telephone is available prior to the start of any game or practice in case of an emergency.

11. All injuries and near-misses should be reported on the appropriate accident form and turned in at the concession stand within 24 hours of the incident. The forms are available at the concession stand or from the Safety Officer.

12.  Little League is required to have a first-aid kit at each game/practice, especially at an off-site location.  Each equipment bag will be equipped with a first aid kit.

 

The health and well-being of all participants of Hillsboro Little League is, and must remain, our number one priority. These safety requirements have been established and must be observed when involved with any Hillsboro Little League function. There is always enough time to make sure the playing fields and equipment are in good condition prior to each use.


General Code of Conduct

No Weapons      No Alcohol      No Drugs        No Pets

Hillsboro Little League is proud to have an alcohol-free, drug-free, pet-free and weapon-free facility.

Everyone who attends a Hillsboro Little League function is expected to observe these restrictions. Infractions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

1. In accordance with Little League regulations, the use of tobacco products is prohibited and will be allowed in designated areas only and not closer than 20 feet of the playing fields. Offenders will be subject to penalties up to and including suspension and being banned from Hillsboro Little League functions.

2. There is a no tolerance policy for alcohol. Offenders will be subject to penalties up to and including suspension, arrest, and being banned from Hillsboro Little League functions.

3. There is an absolute no tolerance policy for weapons. Offenders will be subject to penalties up to and including suspension, arrest, and being banned from Hillsboro Little League functions.

4. There is an absolute no tolerance policy for illegal drugs. Offenders will be arrested and be banned from Hillsboro Little League functions.

5. There is a "no-pet" policy enforced at Hillsboro Little League for the safety of the kids. Offenders will be asked to leave with their pet.

It is not the intent of Hillsboro Little League to oppress anyone's personal habits; however, we do have a responsibility to the people that have chosen to participate in our program. Hillsboro Little League reserves the right to prohibit participation in our program. Thank you for your cooperation.


Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct

Expecting the actions of adults to be responsible and above reproach, the Little League Parents Code of Conduct serves as a reminder that every adult attending a Little League game or event is a "role model" for all Little Leaguers. We at Hillsboro Little League have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league.

Managers are responsible for controlling the behavior of the team’s parents. In the event that a spectator is ejected, they will be ordered to leave the complex immediately, if they refuse to go and continue to cause a problem the umpire will halt the game and ask the manager of the team to handle the problem. If that does not work, the umpire will find a board member to enforce his ruling.

Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.

*A printable copy of the Parents Code of Conduct is available at the end of this manual


Required Fundamentals Training (By Division)

Tee Ball

 Basic catching and throwing skills

 Basic base running techniques

 How to hit off a tee

 How to place hit off a tee

Mini Baseball and Softball

 Reaffirm catching and throwing skills

 Reaffirm base running techniques

 Basic hitting skills

 Basic "Where's the play?"

Minor Baseball and Softball

 Reaffirm catching and throwing skills

 Reaffirm base running techniques

 Basic hitting skills

 Basic pitching skills

 "Where's the play?"

Major Baseball and Softball

 Reaffirm catching and throwing skills

 Base running techniques

 Hitting skills

 Pitching skills

 "Where's the play?"

Intermediate 50/70 Baseball

 Reaffirm catching and throwing skills

 Base running techniques

 Hitting skills

 Pitching skills

 Lead-offs/Stealing on pitcher

 Pickoff Moves

 "Where's the play?"

Junior/Senior Baseball and Softball

 Reaffirm catching and throwing skills

 Base running techniques

 Hitting skills

 Pitching skills

 Lead-offs/Stealing on the pitcher

 Pickoff moves

 "Where's the play?"

 

**Note – If your team has mastered the basic skills for their level don’t be afraid to teach them skills that would help them in future divisions.  (e.g. Machine Pitch begins working on sliding into base.  Major level begin working on pickoff moves)


Inclement Weather Policy

Hillsboro Little League is committed to the safety of all the participants. The following is a list of procedures that should be followed on foul weather or high-temperature days.

1. If weather conditions are unfavorable prior to game time, you can check the website, Face book, and/or you will receive a message from your Player Agent.  Some days the decision may not be made until 4p.m. Please refrain from blowing up our phones, when we know, you will know.

2. Any league official has the authority to call for a rain delay or suspension of a game due to threatening weather conditions. In the event of a rained-out game, your Player Agent will contact you with the make-up schedule.

3. If a game is delayed for rain, keep the players in the dugout or send them to their cars. Keep the players off the playing field.

4. If thunder or lightning delays a game, send the players to their cars. If a parent is not available, take them to the concession stand. Under no circumstance leave a child alone.

5. If a game is cancelled due to inclement weather, send everyone home. If a parent is not available, take them to the concession stand. Under no circumstance leave a child alone.

6. If excessive temperatures are present, keep the players hydrated. Encourage them to drink often even if they are not thirsty. A child should not ever be overcome by heat exhaustion.

7. If any person should become overheated, take them to the concession stand. It is air-conditioned and fluids are available.

8. If anyone should become unconscious due to a heat-related condition, call 911 and get them to the concession stand.

The health and well-being of all participants of Hillsboro Little League is, and must remain, our number one priority. These safety requirements have been established and must be observed when involved with any Hillsboro Little League function.


Concession Procedures

Rule #1: Wash your hands thoroughly before doing anything else.

Rule #2: Food service is to be done through the windows only.

Rule #3: Absolutely no smoking in the concession stand.

 

Concession Safety

1. The Jefferson County Health Department Food and Beverage Permit must be displayed.

2. Only persons certified in safe food handling are allowed to prepare food.

3. A copy of all food handlers ServSafe certification must be displayed.

4. Only packaged food bought for the concession stand or food that is prepared on the premises by a certified food handler can be sold in the concession stand.

5. All concession volunteers must be shown where the fire extinguishers are located and how to use them.

6. No one under the age of 15 will be allowed to volunteer at the sales window.

7. Volunteers are not allowed to eat or drink while at the sales window.

8. If anything is used out of the first aid kit, it must be reported for replacement.

9. All cleaning chemicals must be properly labeled and kept in the chemical storage locker.

 

Daily

1. Wash, rinse, sanitize counters

2. Wash, rinse, sanitize cooking utensils, trays, ice-handling equipment.

3. Sweep and mop floor

4. Remove all trash.

Weekly

1. Check all concession equipment. Anything that is not working properly should be reported to the building committee for repair or replacement.

2. Record the temperature of all food storage equipment, hot and cold.

Monthly

1. Backwash and sanitize the ice machine.

Yearly

1. Replace all filters.


Hillsboro Little League Managers Handout

1. It is the responsibility of all managers to make sure everyone they allow on the playing fields during practices and games have filled out the Volunteer Application and have passed the Background Check.

2. Managers and coaches are required to attend a first aid training session. At least one manager or coach from each team will be required to attend each year.

3. Managers are required to instruct certain skills as assigned by the coaching coordinator. (Pitching, catching, hitting, fielding, base running, and "where's the play?" clinics will be given for any team at the request of the manager.

4. Managers will make sure that NO bat is swung outside the batter’s box, except for 50/70 and above divisions. They may swing in the “on-deck” circle. ABSOLUTELY NO BAT SHOULD BE SWUNG IN THE DUGOUT!

5. Managers are required to make sure all players are properly equipped during practices and games. (All male catchers are required to wear a cup. All catchers’ masks are required to have the dangling throat guard).

6. www.littleleague.org has is a vast resource of information for managers, coaches and parents.

7. Managers are required to make sure their teams’ dugout is clean at the end of their practice or game.

8. All managers are required to have at least 2 adult volunteers from their team report for field maintenance on Field Work Day.

9. All managers are required to have their team’s picture taken at their assigned time.

10. All managers are required to return all property belonging to Hillsboro Little League at the end of their regular season.

Hillsboro Little League is a volunteer organization. Let's all work together and have a great season!

 

Hillsboro Little League Equipment Policy

Hillsboro Little League is committed to the safety of all participants in our program. In order to maintain safe playing equipment, these guidelines have been established.

1. Catchers equipment will be replaced in complete sets on a 3-year cycle.

2. Batting helmets will be replaced on a 3-year cycle.

3. Bats will be thoroughly inspected and replaced as needed.

4. New game balls will be issued annually.

These are guidelines and by no means, supercede safety. All playing equipment will be inspected and maintained annually by the Equipment Manager. Spot checks of the playing equipment will also be performed by the Equipment Manager. All equipment should be inspected prior to each use. Any visibly damaged or suspect equipment should be returned to the Equipment Manager for repair or replacement. At no time should visibly damaged equipment be used.

Safety is the responsibility of all adult volunteers of Hillsboro Little League.

**Note - Due to loss of equipment throughout the years, managers are now required to pay a deposit on the equipment.  Checks will NOT be cashed unless the equipment is not returned at the end of the season. 

          TBall Deposit = $50.00        All Other Divisions = $125.00


Hillsboro Little League Equipment Agreement

1. Equipment Bag Number ______

2. Batting Helmets ______

3. Chest Protectors ______

4. Shin Guards ______

5. Catchers Helmet ______

 

I have inspected and agree the equipment I am being issued is in good condition. I will check this equipment for visible damage prior to each use. I will make sure this equipment is not misused or abused. I will return this equipment at the end of my regular season, in like condition minus normal wear and tear.

I understand that failure to comply with the terms of this agreement may result in suspension or revocation of the team I manage. I further understand if I do not return this equipment at the end of my regular season I may be excluded from coaching or managing in the future.

  
Printable Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct               

 

1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.

2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.

3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.

5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.

6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.

7.   I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.

8.   I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

9.   I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.

10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.

11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.

12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.

13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.

14. I will promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

16. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.

 

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Local Sponsors

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Mailing Address PO BOX 311 Field Location 9855 HWY BB 
Hillsboro, Missouri 63050

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