Kids coaching kids for over 60 years: in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Do ...
  • Reassure and aid children who are injured, frightened, or lost.
  • Provide, or assist in obtaining, medical attention for those who require it. 
  • Know your limitations. 
  • Carry your first-aid kit to all games and practices .
  • Keep your "Prevention and Emergency Management of Little League Baseball and Softball Injuries" booklet with your first-aid kit. 
  • Assist those who require medical attention - and when administering aid, remember to ...

    LOOK for signs of injury (Blood, Black-and-blue deformity of joint etc.).
    LISTEN to the injured describe what happened and what hurts if conscious. Before questioning, you may have to calm and soothe an excited child.
    FEEL gently and carefully the injured area for signs of swelling, or grating of broken bone.
  • Have your players' Medical Clearance Forms with you at all games and practices. 
  • Make arrangements to have a cellular phone available when your game or practice is at a facility that does not have any public phones.

Don't ...
  • Administer any medications.
  • Provide any food or beverages (other than water).
  • Hesitate in giving aid when needed.
  • Be afraid to ask for help if you're not sure of the proper procedures (i.e., CPR, etc.).
  • Transport injured individuals except in extreme emergencies.
  • Leave an unattended child at a practice or game.
  • Hesitate to report any present or potential safety hazard to the Director of Safety immediately.