Woodbridge Little League is dedicated to providing a safe, fun environment for our children. However, accidents will happen during practice and/or games. This page has many resources designed to inform parents and coaches about properly preventing injuries and, in the event one occurs, how to treat and care for the injured. Let's all do our part to create an environment that fosters encouragement and safety.
The information below is not an exhaustive list and should NEVER replace calling 911 if necessary or consulting a physician.
Involvement in Little League offers incredibly social, emotional, and physical benefits for children. We know that one of the worst things for them is not being able to play because of an injury. As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help avoid injuries.
- Bring a water bottle to practice and games. Encourage children to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during, and after play.
- Stretching before practice and games can release muscle tension and help prevent sports-related injuries, such as muscle tears or sprains. Make sure there is time set aside before every practice and game for athletes to properly warm up.
- Take time off from one sport to prevent overuse injuries. It is an opportunity to get stronger and develop skills learned in another sport.
Important Safety Links:
Parents Guide To Child Protection
Information on Concussions:
Concussion in Youth Athletes
Virginia High School League Concussion Guidance
Virginia Department of Education Concussion Information
Medical Release Form - English, 2020
Medical Release Form - Spanish, 2020
What Parents Should Know - English, 2020
What Parents Should Know - Spanish, 2020
Accident Claim Form Instructions - English, 2020
Accident Claim Form Instructions - Spanish, 2020
General Liability Claim Form 2020
Volunteer Application 2020
(Complete the volunteer form, scan copy of driver's license, and send both to the Safety Officer.)