An incident that causes any player, manager, coach, umpire or other individual to receive medical attention must be reported to the league Safety Officer. This includes even passive treatment confined to the evaluation of an injury. If there is an injury on the field, Managers are required to fill out an Injury Report form and return it to the Safety Officer within 24 hours.

Download the Injury Form

WSLL Safety Officer:

Erin Kross


West Seattle Little League's goal is to provide our players the opportunity to practice and play baseball and softball in a safe environment. WSLL’s primary concerns are the health and safety of all participants. WSLL will follow guidelines from Public Health and the Governor’s Office during the 2022 season.  All league participants - players, managers, assistant coaches, team volunteers, and family members will assume some risk in all baseball and softball activities.  

WSLL may make changes to our COVID-19 safety plan throughout the season in order to follow state and local guidelines.  As of 2/22/2022, current Washington State guidelines define baseball and softball as a moderate contact outdoor sports.  Masks are not required outdoors; however, unvaccinated individuals should wear face coverings in crowded public settings, including sporting events, when there is decreased ability to consistently maintain physical distance between non-household members.  People are not required to wear face coverings while engaged in outdoor training or competition.  Vaccination is an important tool to prevent COVID-19 infection and severe disease.  Some of the Washington State guidelines vary by individual vaccination status.  Weekly screening testing is recommended for all unvaccinated participants (e.g. athletes, coaches).  In the case of a potential COVID-19 exposure, return to play guidelines also vary based on vaccinated status.  

West Seattle Little League Covid-19 Safety Plan (PDF Download)

Additional resources:

Little League International COVID-19 guidelines:
General guidance
Best practices guide

Additional CDC resources:
How to Protect Yourself & Others


A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are  potentially  serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. In other words, even a 'ding' or a bump on the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness.

Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away. 

Additional resources:
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association: Concussion Management Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Concussion Information
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Concussion Training

Background Checks

All volunteers having regular contact with players (such as board members, managers, coaches, team parents, umpires, etc.) must submit to a background check per Little League International. Little League International will pay for the background check, resulting in no additional cost to volunteers. To become a WSLL volunteer, update your WSLL profile during the season registration to specify the volunteer position you're interested in. Volunteers will receive an automated email invitation to initiate the background check process.

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