ULLL Safety Information

ULLL Safety Plan

Each year Upper Loudoun Little League (ULLL) prepares and submits a safety plan to Little League International.  You can view the document as a PDF file by clicking here:  Upper Loudoun Little League Safety Plan 2021

ULLL Concussion Policy

For the most up to date information, education and laws on concussions in our state and county please visit:

Little League International strongly encourages all leagues and teams to not only comply with any applicable state laws, but also to review the information and training materials on concussions which is available (free of charge) on the Centers For Disease Control website.

The latest concussion information from the Centers for Disease control can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

ULLL Weather Policy

In the event of thunder or lightning during a ULLL practicepre-game warm-upscrimmage, or game, all managers, coaches, adult umpires, adult game coordinators and parents shall implement the ULLL weather safety procedure.

  1. Immediately move everyone to a GROUNDED building or vehicle.  An equipment shed, dugout, concession stand or pavilion are all examples of dangerous places to be during a storm.  A safe building is one that is fully enclosed with a roof, walls and floor, and has plumbing or wiring. Examples include a home, school, church, hotel, office building or shopping center.

 

  1. Once players and fans are in a grounded location like a vehicle or safe building, wait 30 minutes from the LAST sound of thunder or lightning sight. Once 30 minutes have passed without thunder or lightning play/practice may resume.

 

  1. Always use good judgment, if more storms are approaching, err on the side of caution and call it a day.

 

Here are some tips:

  1. Don’t rely on your smart phone radar alone.  Look with your eyes and listen with your ears.

 

  1. A thunderstorm in the first stage can form in 10 minutes and may not show up on radar. Thunder is the sound made by a flash of lightning. As lightning passes through the air, it heats the air quickly. This causes the air to expand rapidly and creates the sound wave that we hear as thunder. Normally, you can hear thunder about 10 miles from a lightning strike.

 

  1. If you think it can’t happen to me, think againChildren have been killed by lightning when adults have made an error in judgment.

 

  1. Here is what Little League International says about thunder and lightning:  “The bottom line is that if you hear thunder, you need to get inside immediately,” said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of the NOAA National Weather Service. “Lightning can strike up to 10 miles from a thunderstorm, which is about the distance that the sound of thunder can travel and be heard. All thunderstorms produce lightning, and each lightning strike is a potential killer.”

 

  1. Always remember, if you Hear it - Clear It and if you See it- Flee It!

 

  1. For more information visit: www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm

ULLL's COVID-19 Planning and Related Information (updated June 2021)

Upper Loudoun Little League (established in 1961) has strived for nearly 60 years to provide children ages 4 to 12 yrs old living in western Loudoun County the opportunity to learn and play baseball in a safe environment – with a focus on good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority.

Due to the extraordinary situation resulting from the coronavirus (known as COVID-19), Upper Loudoun Little League has worked to develop and implement a “return to play” plan for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 seasons. This plan was based on both the guidance and mandatory guidelines provided by Little League International, Commonwealth of Virginia and Loudoun County guidance as to how events (such as practices and games) must be conducted due to the impacts of COVID-19 on our community.

Near the end of the Spring 2021 season, on 27 May 2021, Loudoun County's Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) notified ULLL of the following:

"Once Governor’s Northam’s Executive Order 79 goes into effect tonight at midnight all previous COVID rules and restrictions will be eliminated for all programs.  Non-vaccinated adult and children should social distance and wear a mask but since there is no way to determine who is and who is not vaccinated, we are essentially on the honor system from this point forward."

That said, as you have questions, please reach out to the ULLL Safety Officer (safety@ulll.org) and we will work to answer your questions.

Additionally, if you, your player or someone that has participated in a ULLL-related event has to report a COVID exposure or positive test or need to address any other safety-related concerns, please reach out to the ULLL’s Safety Officer (safety@ulll.org) directly.