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Danville Little League Safety Information


Click here for a copy of the 2017 Danville Little League Safety Manual.

Click here for the latest edition of the ASAP newsletter.  This is published by Little League International and features articles, tips, and reminders about safety. Please see below for some more Little League information on player safety.

Volunteer Applications

It is Little League International and Danville Little League's policy that all individuals working closely with the players complete a volunteer application form and comply with a mandatory background check.  Your social security number is requested on the form and necessary for processing the background check.  By signing the volunteer application you are agreeing to the background check process, and will abide by any decision rendered by the President of Danville Little League should a criminal record be reported as a result of the background check.   

Little League International has contracted with LexisNexis® to provide local leagues with a special Internet site that allows members to search a criminal records database of more than 270 million criminal records - instantly.The LexisNexis National Criminal File database contains more than 270 million records including criminal and sex offender registry records covering 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

Note: A letter, which includes a copy of the completed background screening report & Summary of Rights, will be sent to every volunteer where a criminal record from the public records database is reported to your local Little League. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you must obtain authorization from the applicant before performing a background check. Failure to comply with FCRA requirements imposes civil liability.

Sex offender registry data in a few states is obtained through a Name-Only-Search and uses no other identifiers such as date of birth and/or social security number. It is very important to notify all volunteers that if a criminal record is identified in any of these states that use Name-Only-Searches, that person will receive a report from LexisNexis® showing that his/her name was identified on a criminal record.

Please note, this may or may not be the person for whom the league is conducting a background check.

Volunteers may receive a copy of their full report by contacting LexisNexis at 866-312-8075.  If a negative record is reported on a volunteer"s background report, they will automatically receive a copy via U.S. Mail.  If a volunteer wants to dispute a criminal record associated with their report, they may call the LexisNexis Consumer Disclosure team at 800-845-6004.  Local Little League will supply the volunteer with a copy of the report if they intend to take adverse action based on the information in the background report.



Concussion Information Provided for Little League Volunteers

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Little League Baseball and Softball has always been at the forefront regarding the safety and well-being of children.

In an effort to provide all Little League personnel with the most current information on concussions, the youth baseball organization has created an informational page on its website that also includes links to training information and ways to recognize signs and symptoms of a concussion.

As the assessment and treatment of concussions and concussion-like symptoms has evolved, many states have enacted laws designed to educate people about concussions, and protect the health and safety of young athletes.

Little League International has compiled a summary of all currently-existing and proposed state laws regarding concussions. The summary of concussion-related state laws can be found at: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/programs/childprotection/concussions.htm.

Some state laws are only applicable to school-sponsored athletics, or to activities taking place on school-owned property. Other laws are applicable to all youth sports organizations, whether, or not, they are affiliated with a school district.
 
It is strongly-recommended that local leagues consult with legal counsel in their jurisdiction to determine the applicability of state laws regarding concussions occurring while children are participating in the Little League program.

Not every state has adopted concussion laws and not every state's concussion law is applicable to a local Little League program. Nevertheless, in keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, Little League Baseball and Softball strongly encourages all leagues and teams to not only comply with any applicable state laws, but also to review the information and training materials on concussions which is available (free of charge) on the Centers For Disease Control website. The latest concussion information from the Centers for Disease control can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html.

It is essential that each league review this material in order to understand its responsibilities regarding when and how to address concussions.