In an effort to help our managers and coaches comply with our safety standards, the CAA Diamond Sports Program Committee has put forth a mandate of safety rules to be followed as outlined in this manual. The commitment to this Safety Manual is assurance that we at CAA are dedicated to protecting our youth athletes. Please read it carefully to familiarize yourself with safety fundamentals. Then use the manual as a reference guide throughout the season. The following documents are found on the Documents Tab under Concussion Awareness and General Safety Resources:
Chanhassen Little League Safety Plan
CAA Little League Safety Presentation
Baseball & Softball Concussion Awareness Training
Safety - Medical Release
Safety - Hey Coach Pre-Game
Safety - Hits/Runs/Bumps/Bruises
Safety - Concessions
First Aid Kit Recommendations Your team will be supplied with a basic first aid kit by CAA.
Here is a good article from Little League, "Safety Kits, what goes in them?"
Here is a list of suggested basic and additional optional supplies to add to your first aid kit as suggested by the ASA ACE Coaching Certification manual:
Impact Ice Bags
Telephone numbers for parents
4 Pairs of Rubber Gloves
Medical Release Forms
CONCUSSION TRAINING OVERVIEW
Minnesota Legislature Concussion Law was passed on September 1st, 2011
All coaches and officials receive concussion training and education (3-year intervals)
Coaches MUST remove athlete from activity if they exhibit signs or behaviors or are suspected of sustaining a concussion
Injury must be reported to the CAA Diamond Sports Safety Officer
Law requires health care professional signature to return to play if athlete is removed
CAA has already instituted training- available here or on the CAA Baseball/Softball home page for anyone - provided by the National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS)
Coaches will not be rostered unless their concussion training is current
All aspects of the law will be STRICTLY upheld by CAA Diamond Sports
ABUSE AWARENESS FOR ADULTS
Effective for the 2019 season, Metro Baseball League (MBL) is requiring all coaches to complete an Abuse Awareness For Adults training course offered by USA Baseball. Effective for the 2019 season, CAA Diamond Sports will also require this training for all CAA baseball and softball head and assistant coaches and team managers.
The course can be accessed here or from the link on the BB/SB home page. Follow the directions to create an account, add the course to your cart, and complete. It should take about 30 minutes to finish.
Once you have completed the course, upload the certificate of completion and send the PDF file to Safety Officer, Nick Hansgen, firstname.lastname@example.org
All coaches and team managers must complete before being added to the team roster.
When thunderstorms are in the area during play, if thunder is heard or lightning is spotted, play needs to be stopped for a minimum of thirty minutes from the time of the last sighting.