New Sports Interruption Insurance Policy for Registration Refunds

Customized for elite/travel leagues and teams with expensive registration fees

Sadler Sports and Recreation Insurance announces the development of a new insurance program with an A+ rated carrier for Sports Interruption Insurance. This program is customized to meet the needs of amateur elite/travel teams and any other teams with expensive registration fees.

Solves a common problem for both …

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AYF football

Ban Youth Tackle Football? No Way.

Knee-jerk legislation is NOT based on science

California, Illinois, Maryland and New York recently introduced legislation to ban youth tackle football prior to an unspecified age. These are knee-jerk reactions to concerns over chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In my opinion, this is ridiculous and based on untested theories, not on current, peer-reviewed, scientific studies.

I try to …

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Baseball insurance

USA Baseball Bat Rule Now in Effect for 2018 Season

New lighter bats mimic wood and may result in fewer injuries

Some time ago, we shared the news of an impending change in standards for bats used in youth baseball. The change, which went into effect January 1, 2018, was adopted by AABC, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and PONY. USSSA did not, but will …

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Baseball injuries

Foul Ball Netting Installed in All MLB Stadiums

Baseball Spectators No Longer Screaming “Foul Ball”

A few years back I wrote about spectator injuries at the ballpark. It focused on the dangers fans face from missile-like wayward foul balls and splintering bats. Some of the injuries sustained by these fans are quite serious.

However, history show the courts historically follow the “baseball rule,” which …

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Concussion in youth football

Mainstream Media Continues to Stir Pot on Youth Football Concussion Risks

It’s time to employ our critical thinking skills

Just prior to the Super Bowl, NBC released its recent survey results on parental concerns about high school football-related concussions. Just know that NBC made a calculated move in doing so. Apparently NBC found it necessary to stir the pot while all’s abuzz about football —  because there …

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Soccer concussions and CTE

Researchers studying soccer concussions and links to CTE

Science focusing on how many hits, not just how hard

We frequently write about concussion prevention, usually in connection to football. But concussions are a concern in soccer, too, and scientists are turning their attention to the sport.

Most people don’t think of soccer as a contact sport. But repeated player-on-player impacts and headers can result in …

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AR-15 active shooter insurance

Sports / Event Insurance for Terrorism, Active Shooter, and Civil Unrest

Las Vegas incident could be tipping point for revamped insurance and risk management

Ever-increasing threats involving terrorism, active shooters, civil unrest and other malicious acts bring to light the need for new, more comprehensive insurance coverage forms. They also prove the need for pre-event and post-event risk management.

As a result of the Las Vegas …

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General liability insurance for sports officials

Verbal Abuse, Violence Driving Umpires/Referees Out of Sports

Officials cite verbal abuse and threats as reason for decline

The Washington Post recently ran a story on the shortage of referees in youth sports. It spotlighted several former game officials recounting their many negative experiences. These included instances of verbal abuse by players, coaches and parents, feeling threatened physically, and lack of support from league …

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Soccer Goal Tipping Hazards

Soccer Injuries and Deaths Due to Tipped Goals

It shouldn’t happen, but it does

This won’t be the first time we post about a tragedy involving tipping soccer goals.  I hope it’s the last.

A 9-year-old boy died after a soccer goal post came crashing down on his head. The indoor soccer goal tipped after the boy jumped up and grabbed onto the crossbar.

Easily preventable …

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Paintball insurance

Preventing Paintball Injuries with Risk Management Strategies

Critics attack and the industry responds

Paintball continues to be a wildly popular game played by millions of people of all ages in the U.S.  Nevertheless, it’s subject to considerable controversy by critics who believe paintball involves a particularly high risk of serious injuries.

The game involves guns that use compressed carbon dioxide to propel …

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