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Background Checks and Mandatory Trainings

2024 SPRING Managers, Coaches, and Adult Volunteers

Managing and coaching a little league team is a very rewarding experience. Taking a group of strangers at the beginning of the season and watching them turn into a team over the course of the season is such a tremendous experience. There is nothing better than running into a child or a parent 3 years later and having them tell you how much fun they had playing on your team. Some of these families will turn into life long friends. No experience is necessary and training is provided. 

Team Parents are crucial in helping the Manager and coaches during the season. 

Please sign up now as a volunteer to start the process.


  • There are 2 types of background checks required in California:
  • (1) All adult Little League volunteers, including administrators, coaches, umpires, and league volunteers must complete an ANNUAL background check, as required by Little League (*see below). Most leagues in District 54 use J.D. Palatine (JDP) for these background checks.
  • (2) The State of California, via California Assembly Bill 506, requires Live Scan fingerprinting background checks for volunteers who are 18 years of age or older and are administrators of a youth sports organization (e.g. board members) and/or who spend 16 or more hours per month or 32 hours per year in direct contact with or supervision of children (this would include managers and coaches). Live Scan does not need to be repeated annually, however, please refer to DLL's background check policy (See below in links) for details regarding if and when Live Scan would need to be repeated.
  • NOTE: DLL has a background check policy that clearly states the league's procedures for reviewing background check results, taking action on red flags, and managing Live Scan reports.

    *Little League International requires all leagues and districts in the United States to conduct an annual background check, including a nationwide criminal search and a search of the National Sex Offender Registry. Little League's preferred provider, J.D Palatine, has a Criminal File database that contains more than 600 million records, including criminal and sex offender registry records covering 50 states and the District of Columbia, meeting the current Little League Regulation 1(c) 8 & 9 requirement.


Our Board Members, Team Managers / Coaches, Adult Umpires, and Team parent helpers are required to fill out a volunteer form for a background check at and to take all the free mandatory safety trainings annually.  The trainings are all on-line and consist of Concussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, District 54's Safety Clinic, and Abuse Awareness for Adults. These courses need to be done annually. Little League International is now having all Managers and Coaches complete the "Diamond Leader" course just once. Please complete all of the trainings as soon as possible. All Team Managers and Coaches need to complete all the trainings prior to having any interaction with the players. Below are the links where you can go to complete each training.

*Please email all certificates in one email to [email protected]


  1. Online Concussion Training, through CDC Heads Up
  2. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Prevention Training, via Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation
  3. The 2024 District 54 Safety Presentation At the end of the video there will be a QR code you need to scan and fill out your information to receive your certificate. 
  4. Child Protection Program Training (through SafeSport): "Abuse Awareness for Adults," see instructions to access this training below. 

*If you have taken this course before sign in to your account at, click on your name, select "My account", click on "Courses", find the "Abuse Awareness for Adults" course, click on "Retake Course" to begin.

*If this is your first time taking this course register your account at and follow the directions below.
  -Click on the Education tab. 
  -Scroll down, hover over "courses" and click on it.
  -Click on "Register".
  -Scroll down to "Abuse Awareness for Adults" and start course. 
  -When you finish the quiz it will not bring you right to your certificate and you will have to close out the course.
  -A certificate will be emailed to you. You can also access your certificate by logging in to, selecting your name in top right corner, click "My Courses",
select "Courses", and select "Download Certificate".

   5.  Diamond Leader Course (For Managers and Coaches only) 
-This course only needs to be completed once.

Injury Reporting

Managers and coaches will review DLL’s injury reporting procedures during the preseason meeting, as described below. This is outlined in the ASAP in the link at the bottom of this page.

What to Report

We cannot eliminate all injuries or accidents, but we can use them to identify the cause so something can be done to prevent occurrence, or at the very least, recurrence. Good judgment should be used when deciding which accidents and near misses to report for analysis. The severity of an injury is a consideration; however, it is not the only factor that should determine what incidents need to be reported. Examples of accidents that require follow-up and analysis include:

  • Two players going after the same fly ball collide. A player trips and falls over a bat left on the field. Even if no one is hurt, these situations could result in serious injury. Corrective measures can be taken by coaches to address field assignments, practice appropriate techniques and review the appropriate placement of equipment. An incident report submitted to the Safety Officer will serve as a warning to managers of other teams.
  • A player is injured chasing a fly ball and when the outfield is inspected, a hole is found in right field. An incident report will trigger immediate corrective action and review of other fields for safety.

When an injury is severe enough to require professional services, the need for corrective measures is obvious. It is also imperative that the Safety Officer have accurate information about the injury or incident to complete the insurance claim report. Incident reports also facilitate communication between teams in a league and leagues in a district. This sharing of information enables league Safety Officers and the District Safety Officer to ensure the effectiveness of all safety programs.

When to Report

All injuries must be reported to the DLL Safety Officer within 24 hours of the incident. If the injury occurred while playing at another league’s field, the DLL Safety Officer should likewise be informed, and they will then notify the home league’s safety officer.

How to Report

All first aid kits will have a QR code (see below) on card that can be scanned to report an injury. Scanning the QR code will bring you to a google form that will need to be filled out and submitted. The Safety Officer will get the report and complete the Little League Incident/Injury tracking form. The Safety Officer will send a copy of the Incident/Injury Tracking Report form to the District 54 Safety Officer, per the district safety plan, and maintain the original on file. 


If an injury/accident sustained during a Little League activity required professional medical attention, parents/guardians of the injured player are required to complete a copy of the Little League Accident Notification form. A link to the form and the instructions can be found at the bottom of this page. This form must be completed by parents/guardians (if claimant is under 19 years of age) and a league official (the Safety Officer) and forwarded to Little League Headquarters within 20 days of the accident.

Any player who is removed from play for a suspected concussion, who requires professional services for an injury, or who is out of play for 7 days or more due to an injury must present a written clearance note from a physician to the Safety Officer to return to practice or games.

Volunteer Roles

Team Managers: 

  • will be a role model for players and parents.  Your conduct on and off the field will be scrutinized both by the players and their parents
  • will have a thorough understanding of your league's rules and regulations
  • will communicate with players/coaches throughout the season
  • will make sure players are using appropriate conduct in the dugout and  during games
  • will keep track of volunteer hours each player family serves
  • will keep track of pitch counts (when necessary)
  • will be in charge of filing paperwork for incidents on the field during practice and games (potential concussion procedures, ball injuries, etc.)
  • will make sure players follow common sense safety on and around the field


  • will be a role model for players and parents.  Your conduct on and off the field will be scrutinized both by the players and their parents
  • will teach the fundamentals of baseball like hitting, catching, base running, and throwing
  • will teach basic strategy of the game to the players ability level
  • will have a thorough understanding of your league's rules and regulations

Team Parent:

  • The Team Parent responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Coordinating snack schedule , team banner, assisting Coach/Manager with batting line up and having player ready for their turn to bat (helmet on, in line to warm up, etc)


  • Aside from calling ball or strike, safe or out, umpires are responsible for teaching players good sportsmanship and the rules of the game. Umpires are also called upon to interpret rules and help settle minor disputes that may occur during games.

Volunteer Opportunities:
We do not want your extra $100. We just want the managers and coaches to have help.

The league is asking for parents to volunteer for 5 shifts during the season. The team Manager will collect the $100 dollar check dated June 1, 2024 made out to Divide Little League and will track these shifts. Once the 5 shifts are completed the Manager will give the check back to the parent. Volunteering comes in many forms, such as, help the team manager prep the field before or after games and practices, carry gear for the managers and coaches, check the field for safety issues like snakes or bees prior to play, keep score of the game, help with opening day, etc. Ask your manager what they need help with.

We have created a signup sheet for opening day. Please go on there and sign yourself up during a time slot that works best for you.

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