Youth Sports Policies

To view all the youth sport policies and procedures please click here to view the Policy and Procedure Handbook.

Game Cancellation/Re-Scheduling Policy:

If a game is canceled due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, there will not be any makeup games due to the limited amount of time in between seasons. 

Coaches / Team Managers are not permitted to reschedule games; when coaches cannot attend, they must find a substitute (Adult over the age of 18) to coach or forfeit the game (s).

Liability Waiver Policy

The City of Litchfield Park carries liability insurance only. The City does not carry personal injury insurance or any other insurance for teams or individual players. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual team. Applicant hereby waives any claims and causes of action which may arise from applicant's use of the Recreation Center and applicant's participation in the activities held at or away from the Recreation Center. Further, applicant shall appear, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Litchfield Park, its officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all expenses and liabilities in or about such claim or any proceedings brought thereon.

Media Release Policy

The City of Litchfield Park is permitted to take photos/video of my child and me to be used by the City of Litchfield Park for program promotion in any way the City may see fit.

Minimum Age Waiver Policy

This policy was created June 1, 2014:

The form is required to be completed if a parent is requesting that a child play youth sports with children of an older age. The child's age must be within one year of a higher age group to be eligible to play up one age division.

Request to Waive Age Limit and Release

Refund Policy

This policy was revised July 1, 2021:

Except as otherwise stated, refunds or credits will not be issued after payment has been made for an activity, class, league or program.

Exceptions include:

1. If the activity, class, league or program is cancelled by the City of Litchfield Park

2. If a participant is injured or unable to participate due to a documented medical reason.

Any refund request outside of the stated exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Refunds are made at the discretion of the Community & Recreation Services Director and are not guaranteed. A $10 administrative fee will be deducted from all approved refund requests. The annual registration fees are non-refundable.

"Request for Refund" forms may be downloaded or obtained at the Recreation Center lobby.

Weather Policy

This policy was revised September 2014:

The safety of the participants, officials and spectators is the primary concern in cases of inclement weather. If there is no lightning, or unsafe fields the games will still be played.

If games have started it will be the Litchfield Park staff’s duty to cancel games if the field becomes unsafe to play, or they see lightning. If games have been cancelled the Litchfield Park staff will email everyone, and place phone calls to inform everyone about the cancellations. 

COVID-19 Assumption of Risk Policy 

I will allow my child to participate in the City of Litchfield Park Recreation Programs. I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that we may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participation; and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. We understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the City of Litchfield Park activities may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of ourselves and others, including, but not limited to the City of Litchfield Park employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. We agree that if we are exposed or infected by COVID-19 during our participation in this activity, then we may be found by a court of law to have waived our rights to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence. We agree that we will not attend the City of Litchfield Park Sports League activities if we have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 24 hours.