Baseball has long been called “The Great American Pastime” and as a part of Americana, the phrase “It’s as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.” also comes to mind. We love baseball so much that we start getting our kids to play when they’re as young as 5 with the T ball leagues, then progress to Little League, through high school and college and if they’re good enough and dedicated enough, then to semi pro then professional baseball. Since there are so many different teams and leagues, sports liability insurance has to be in place in case of injury.
While the odds of injury in the T ball league that will require medical treatment are small, the worst usually being a scraped elbow or knee, there are times when a kid will fall and hit their head and as with any head injury, if there are any signs of a concussion, it has to be checked out. This means that someone will be responsible for paying the medical bills and having sports liability insurance in place means that those bills are covered properly.
Unfortunately, the odds of suffering some type of baseball related injury increases as kids get older. It’s simply to be expected that as their skills increase and when they change from kids into young men, ball velocities increase, their hitting skills get better and for those that literally put 110% effort into it, they’ll take chances and push their bodies to the max. This means that sports liability insurance becomes even more important for all teams and leagues so the medical bills will be covered for those inevitable injuries.
Regular health insurance isn’t designed to cover sports related injuries in a team setting. If an injury occurs while you’re playing a pick-up game of football or during a daily exercise routine, normal health insurance will cover that. However, when you’re part of an organized team, sports liability insurance is necessary since injuries sustained during team sports are considered “extraordinary circumstances” by regular health insurance companies and won’t be covered.
Sports liability insurance and camp insurance is definitely carried by schools since sports are such a big part of school spirit and so many kids take part. By having insurance, they definitely understand the need to make sure their students are protected so they’ll do the best they can for their school. Professional and semi-pro teams have the same attitude. Players are depending on the team owners to help them become the best they can be since they’re putting everything on the line for the game they love.
Sports liability insurance is a must have for any organization, team and league to cover all the bases. Anthony Insurance Services has you covered with sports and camp insurance for all your programs and needs.