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Player Safety

Player Safety

CLL 2021 ASAP Plan

Introduced in 1995 and long the pacesetter in youth sports safety, Little League has taken the lead with the development of ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program).  With the help of corporate sponsors, Musco Lighting and AIG Insurance, ASAP has increased overall safety awareness, reduced injuries by 80% and lowered insurance costs for participating leagues.  

Leagues are encouraged to create and implement a safety manual containing 15 basic requirements, with the idea that this basic safety plan can be expanded and enhanced to meet the needs of the individual league.

To access the Canal Little League ASAP plan for the 2020 Spring season, 
click here...

CLL Player Safety Documents

Volunteers - Volunteer Form 

Medical Release ENGLISH - Release Form

Medical Release SPANISH - Release Form

Injury Tracking Form - Form

What Parents should know about LL Insurance -  English

What Parents should know about LL Insurance - 

Tips for Protecting Child Athletes from Abuse 
- Tips

Parent Guide to Child Protection Program - Parent Guide

Concussions in Youth Athletes

In keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, LLB requires all leagues and teams to comply with all applicable laws and recommends the review of the information and training materials on concussions which are available free of charge on the Centers For Disease Control website at:


All Canal LL VOLUNTEERS will be required to take the free training Heads Up course offered by the CDC. 

Child Protection Program

The safety and well-being of all participants in the Little League® program is paramount. As adults, we want to ensure that the young people playing in the Little League program are able to grow up happy, healthy and, above all, safe. Whether they are our children, or the children of others, each of us has a responsibility to protect them.

In 1998, Little League International launched its Child Protection Program to educate local league volunteers, with the goal of creating local league programs where only those who have the best interests of children in mind are involved. Little League’s Child Protection Program was updated in 2018 to reflect the mandates set forth by the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Act of 2017,” which requires that all amateur sports organizations, which participate in an interstate or international amateur athletic competition and whose membership includes any adult who is in regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor, must report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to law enforcement.

All local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, board of directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular services to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. Individuals are also required to complete and submit a Little League Volunteer Application to their local league. Select from the links below to learn more about this vital aspect of Little League’s mission.

For a comprehensive document surrounding the LLI Child Protection Program, click here...

Safe Sport Abuse Awareness

In 2018, the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017” became Federal law.

The mission of the U.S. Center for Safesport is to make the athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture.

All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct, or any form of emotional or physical abuse. Education and awareness are the most critical components to creating safe and respectful sporting environments, free of abuse and harassment.

Little League Baseball and Softball has always strived to create a safe and healthy environment for all Little Leaguers and their families. There are certain requirements from the SafeSport Act that Little League International and all local little league programs must adhere to.

  • Reporting of Sexual Abuse involving a minor to the proper authorities

  • All volunteers of a local league are now mandated reporters and could face criminal charges if the league chooses to ignore, or not report to the proper authorities, any witnessed act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.

  • Local leagues must be aware of the proper procedures to report sexual abuse in their state. Please reference

  • Leagues must adopt a policy that prohibits retaliation on “good faith” reports of child abuse

  • Leagues must adopt a policy that limits one-one-one contact with minors

  • Leagues are highly encouraged to complete the below Abuse Awareness training provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport

All Canal LL VOLUNTEERS will be required to take the free training Abuse

Awareness course offered by USA Baseball. 

Check it out here:

A description of that course is below:

Creating a Safe and Abuse Free Environment for Athletes

Hosted by former Major Leaguer and current Chicago Cubs Manager, David Ross, the Abuse Awareness for Adults course provides resources to create a positive and safe environment for all athletes, coaches, parents, umpires, and spectators by understanding how to recognize misconduct and abuse of all types. Topics covered include how to identify and report incidents and what abuse awareness policies should be in place.

Read more about SafeSport Resources for Parents by clicking here...

DELAWARE Child Abuse Information

Under Delaware law, any person (including certain listed professionals), organization or other entity that knows of or has good faith suspicion of the abuse or neglect of a child is required to report that known or suspected abuse or neglect immediately to the Division of Family Services (by telephone or in person). The Division of Family Services will inform any person required to report of suspected child abuse, the right to obtain information concerning the disposition of the report.   Any person may also give an oral or written report to any police officer, but must still make the report to the Division of Family Services.

Abuse is defined by the statute as any physical injury, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, torture, exploitation, maltreatment or mistreatment.

The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families website contains valuable links, information, and the answers to frequently asked questions about reporting child abuse in Delaware:

The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families website also contains the form to be used by professionals who are required by law to report child abuse or neglect, in a written report. * Please note, professionals are still required to complete a call to the Report Line when using this form.

In Delaware, ALL REPORTS of child abuse and neglect should be made to the toll free number below 24 hours a day, seven days a week at:


Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line:


Background Checks

Little League International requires all leagues and districts in the United States to conduct an annual background check, including a nationwide criminal search and a search of the National Sex Offender Registry. 

For more information about Background Checks and State Laws, click here...

All Canal LL VOLUNTEERS will be required to fill out the Volunteer Form listed above, which is then submitted for a

Background Check. 


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Bear, Delaware 19701

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