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Safety

Contact: Safety Officer

Baseball is a great game when it can be learned and enjoyed to its fullest. We want to make Little League baseball a safe and enjoyable experience that the players and their families will remember for a lifetime. Sunnyvale Little League follows the guidelines set by LL international for safety preparedness and training as well as the regulated background checks that are also now required by CA state law.

Volunteer Background Checks
As required by Little League International (Regulation I(c) 8), we will be performing background checks on volunteers to prevent those who would pose a danger to our children from associating with the program. If you intend to participate as a volunteer, it is mandatory that you completely fill out the Little League Volunteer Application online thru the JDP quick app process (see below). Sunnyvale Little league will begin using this JDP process beginning in the Spring season of 2019. This together with in person verification of a copy of government issued photo ID to the Safety Officer/League Official.

It is the responsibility of each manager, coach or administrator who uses volunteers to verify with the Safety Officer that each such volunteer has passed the screening requirements.


Special COVID Consideration for 2021

Based on current State, County and City protocols regarding youth athletics play, Sunnyvale Little League (SVLL) will be offering a modified program for 2021. This program will offer a training scenario, which will consist of player cohorts formed into "pods." Registered players will be placed into a training pod, whereby practices will be held until State, County and City rules allow for us to hold baseball games where two teams play each other. For the Farm, Pioneer, T-Ball and Challenger divisions, training pods will convert to regular teams when rules allow for regular competition. For Juniors, Major and Minors divisions, training pods will be disbanded and regular teams will be formed through our regular draft process.

SVLL has also created a set of safety protocols for 2021, which all parents/guardians should review. This is an unprecedented time, which requires additional safety measures to be implemented in order for us to offer a safe playing environment for our players.

There is the possibility that State, County and City regulations do not allow for the eventual migration to regular games. The SVLL Board of Directors unanimously agreed that offering a training only option is better than no on field activities. Players need to get back on the field in order to develop baseball skills necessary for the resumption of regular play once the government regulations allows for it.

If you elect to have your child participate in the league in 2021, you will need to complete regular online registration, which includes payment of league fees, volunteer role selection and aggreement of our liability waiver. You can start that process at the end of this page. If you completed our pre-registration Google form earlier this year, we need you to go though our regular registration process via the button at the bottom of this page.

Through the generosity of our league families, we were able to offset all of the sunk costs required to run our league last season. As such, we have elected to reduce registration fees this season. We understand the financial challenges that this past year has imposed on many families in our community. We hope that the reduction in fees will help ensure that everyone can participate this season.


Safety on the Field
The safety of players, volunteers, families and spectators is a priority of the Sunnyvale Little League Board of Directors, managers and coaches. Please make it your own priority, as well.

Sunnyvale LL provides training for all managers, coaches and board members. We provide the training materials, available to everyone, on this website so that we can all be observant for possible safety issues and be ready to assist anyone injured during a game or practice. First Aid kits have been provided to each team and must be brought to every practice and game. A larger First Aid kit is kept in both Snack Shacks (Serra Park & De Anza Park).

All uses of the First Aid kits should be logged and more significant events should be reported through the Safety Incident Reporting Process. As supplies are used, replacement materials must be requested from the Safety Officer before they reach critical levels. An exchange of a seriously depleted First Aid kit can also be requested from the Safety Officer.


Safety Incident Reporting Directions and Forms

For information on accident reporting, click here.

Serra Little League Safety Resources


Safety Training Materials

To access Sunnyvale LL's safety training materials, click here.

The training materials linked above are used for in class and online training. Printed copies are provided in the team and Snack Shack First Aid kits for use on the field.


Little League International Resources

Little League provides numerous resources on their website, littleleague.org, including the following items:










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