Coronavirus protocol in sports organizations

Sports Organizations and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Cancel or Mitigate the Risks?

Applying Risk Management to Address Coronavirus Risk

The coronavirus threat and the ultimate impact on society and the sports community is unknown at this time. The situation is fluid with new information being released almost hourly regarding the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak and what steps various sports organizations are taking to address the situation. The current …

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How to Prove Sports Risk Management Training Delivered To Staff 

Innovative ideas for documentation and signatures

By now your sports organization has hopefully adopted a child abuse/molestation, concussion/brain injury, or other general risk management awareness program.  So how do you document delivery of these policies, procedures and training to your staff and their agreement to comply?

Such documentation could be essential in the event of a lawsuit when …

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Ultimate Frisbee injuries

Tracking Injuries in Professional Ultimate Frisbee

Injury rates similar to pro football and soccer.

What we typically think of as a backyard or college quad pastime is now a sport played by professional athletes. An estimated 7 million people worldwide participate in Ultimate Frisbee teams and leagues that evolved from Wham-O’s classic plastic disc. And the sport is now officially known as …

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John Sadler Featured As Sports Insurance Expert In Rough Notes

 

Sadler & Company, Inc. President, John Sadler was recently featured as a Sports Insurance Expert in Rough Notes magazine, Focus on Sports and Leisure.

“Coupled with the headline-grabbing scandals and the day-to-day exposures, the sport and leisure market could be in for some instability in light of a major event, be it high-profile or not. John …

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Tournament Hosting Insurance And Risk Management Basics

Mastering the Basics of Tournament Insurance guest article written by John Sadler

“Securing insurance for tournaments and other sports events is an essential aspect of the planning process. Unfortunately, because many people do not understand it, they’ll leave the subject of coverage until almost the last minute – and then will rush to make decisions. The …

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High School Contact Sports Not Connected to Brain Problems

To play or not to play?

Potential good news for those with brain injury concerns in contact sports. New research shows that any cognitive ailment present in youths who played contact sports was no more significant in those who did not play contact sports as they progressed into adulthood. The study conducted by the University of …

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service dogs in sports facilities

Dogs, Disabilities, and Discrimination at the Sports Facility

People with disabilities frequently use sports facilities

Disabled patrons use sports facilities and have the same rights to use them under the law as able-bodied patrons. But questions may arise from facility staff when a patron uses a service animal. Staff may have concerns over discrimination policies with regard to animals or if animals may pose …

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Baseball Safety Netting

Foul Ball Injuries to Spectators in MLB

Current netting standards offer insufficient protection

Over the years, we’ve occasionally tackled the topic of foul ball injuries to baseball spectators. The problem is insufficient netting along the baselines and behind home plate. In 2018, a 79-year-old woman died from the injury sustained on her birthday by a foul ball at Dodgers Stadium.

In 2014, Dwayne Sowa …

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New App Makes Staffing Athletic Trainers a Breeze

Guest Blogger: Ricky Schwartzberg of Go4Ellis

The Go4Ellis platform efficiently links athletic trainers with sports event operators looking to hire medical professionals for their events. Athletic trainers register for free accounts and set up a professional profile, including proof of licensure, liability insurance, and other legal requirements.  All athletic trainers on Go4Ellis must be members of …

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2019 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, released the new 2019 insurance program for teams /associations /conferences on May 15, 2019.

The 2019 offering is, once again, the gold standard in youth football and cheer insurance with an unbeatable combination …

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