Risk Management & Emergency Plans
Having emergency plans in place and following basic risk management
protocol provides a safe playing environment for players.
♦ US Lacrosse Risk Management Manual
♦ Guide to Prevention of Abuse
♦ Background Screening Recommendations
♦ National Center for Safety Initiatives Background Screening Service
Is your child's coach certified through US Lacrosse? It's important that all coaches have the proper qualifications to work with youth players.
♦ Certification Qualifications
♦ Listing of USL Certified Coaches
Having a pre-developed Action Plan is extremely valuable to the management and outcome of many types of emergencies.
♦ Emergency Plan Guidelines
It is the recommendation of US Lacrosse that all organizations, facilities, administrators, athletic medicine staff and coaches follow an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) with specific guidelines for severe weather that may include lightning.
♦ US Lacrosse Position Statement on Lightning Policy
♦ Lightning Interruption Guidelines for Lacrosse
Additional Resources from US Lacrosse and Bollinger Insurance
♦ Field & Facility Inspection Checklist
♦ US Lacrosse Incident Report
♦ Code of Conduct
♦ How to Make Sure Your Team/League is Covered for Liability
♦ Safety Tools for Coaches
♦ Coach as Supervisor
♦ Chaperoning Team Travel
♦ Vehicle Safety
♦ Risk Management for Parents
♦ Financial Responsibility