Safeguarding against volunteer theft

Safeguarding Against Volunteer Theft

Protecting your funds and equipment

We have seen a growing number of theft occurrences in youth sports organizations by trusted directors, officers, and other volunteers.  Such theft can take the form of embezzlement or the taking of equipment.  Media accounts of such activity are backed up by the recent claims paid out by our insurance carriers.

The primary …

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Risk management for parks & recreation

Falling Tree Branch Kills Child on Playground: $3.6M Settlement

Most sports and recreation complexes have this exposure

A recent news story in our local paper illustrates perfectly how recreation organizations and facility owner/operators can be liable, even when they appear to be following best risk management practices.

A tree limb  fell on a 3-year-old boy who was playing on a park playground in the town of …

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Workers' Comp for sports leagues

Do Leagues Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

The important question you need to ask and we help answer

Are sports organizations required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance when workers are paid? This is a complex issue with some gray areas. Making matters worse for administrators is the fact that consequences can be severe for organizations that don’t have coverage if an injured worker …

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Fitness Trainers and dietary supplements

Personal Trainers and Dietary Supplements

Fitness instructors must work within the limits of their certification

All personal trainers and fitness instructors want to see their clients get results from the training that they provide, but it’s important they know their own limits.  Personal trainers are often asked for advice about dietary supplements, while others even take on the additional role of selling …

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2017 Insurance Program Released For American Youth Football

The gold standard that is the envy of the competition

The American Youth Football and American Youth Cheer endorsed insurance provider, Sadler Sports Insurance, has released the new 2017 insurance program for teams /associations /conferences.

Detailed 2017 coverage, rate information, and online enrollment are available now on our website!

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The 2017 offering is, once …

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Risk management for senior athletes

Sports Risk Management for Senior Participants

Preventing injuries and accidents with senior athletes

The baby boomers have gone gray. The youngest of them are in their mid-50s, sprinting toward their senior citizen discounts and fumbling for their reading glasses.

But the generation that ushered in aerobics classes, jogging, and in-home treadmills to popular culture aren’t slowing down. Gyms, rec centers, and fitness classes …

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California Youth Sports Concussion Law Ramped Up

State aspires to greater concussion education and caution

A California youth sports concussion law that broadens the current return-to-play law went into effect January 1, 2017.

The previous return-to-play legislation only applied to scholastic sports, as is the case in many jurisdictions across the country. The new law applies to all youth sports organizations that are defined …

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Parking Lots risk management

Managing Risk in Parking Lots During Sports Events

Aim for an injury-free zone

Sporting events are controlled competition among rivals, and that gets people excited. For as long as people have been running races, throwing balls, and riding horses, crowds have gathered to cheer on the competitors.

When emotions run high, that excitement can continue after the competition is over, and not always with …

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Concussions in youth sports

Refuting Reports of Increased Concussion Rates in Youth Sports

Looking at the facts

Reckless reporting and alarmist headlines about rising concussion rates in youth sports are a pet peeve of mine. Parents, athletes, coaches and league administrators deserve to have the facts presented responsibly on such a serious topic.

The headline on a recent article by a doctor screamed “Concussion rates are rising among U.S. youth.” …

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Sadler Featured in Sports Trade Magazine

The January/February 2017 issue of Sports Destination Management’s bimonthly magazine features John Sadler’s article, “Insurance Basics: What You Need to Know.”  SDM is a trade magazine for sports event managers and organizers.

In the article, Sadler explains why it’s important to address insurance needs while planning tournaments and other sporting events. In his over 25 years …

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