Outlining the Rules for Sports

Whenever organizations engage in sports and other fitness activities, it is important to educate participants on proper rules of play and ensure that comprehensive supervision is provided throughout the activity. Post signs outlining behavioral expectations in the gym, and discuss rules associated with any outdoor activity before allowing kids to engage in a game. 

Other recommendations for fitness related activities include: 

  • Properly plan the activity 
  • Give thorough instructions 
  • Maintain a safe physical environment 
  • Furnish adequate and suitable equipment 
  • Match athletes by ability, age, and size 
  • Evaluate athletes for injury or incapacity 
  • Supervise the activity closely 
  • Warn of inherent risks 
  • Provide appropriate emergency assistance
The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us at losscontrol@markel.com or your attorney if you have any questions. The article may not be linked to, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, or distributed in any way by non-policyholders of Markel®, without permission.

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