* Attend your child’s games and be a positive role model
* Be supportive of the coaches, officials and players on both teams.
* Communicate with the head coach only in an appropriate manor.
* Be there for your child, whether successful or struggling for success
* Respect and support league volunteers and Umpires
* Understand that the game is difficult to learn and play
* Work with your child on the basic skills of the game
* Be positive and supportive whether your team wins or loses
* Be a model of good sportsmanship by setting a positive example.
* Never use negative comments to players, officials or volunteers
What does Your Coaching Staff Expect of You:
* To come to and enjoy the games.
* Cheer to make ALL the players feel important
* To allow them to coach and run the team
* Volunteer to offer your services at practices
* To try not to question their leadership and training. All those involved with the game will make mistakes. This includes the coaches and officials.
* Do not shout at coaches, the players, or the umpires. We are all responsible for setting examples for our children.
* We must be the role models in society today. If we eliminate negative comments, the children will have an opportunity to play without any unnecessary pressures and will learn the value of good sportsmanship.
* If you wish to discuss strategies or leadership, please do not do so in front of the players/fans.
What You Should Expect from Your Coaching Staff:
* To be on time for all practices and games.
* To be as fair as possible in giving equal time to all players
* To do their best to teach the fundamentals of the game
* To be positive and respect each child as an individual
* To set reasonable expectations for each child and for the season
* To teach the players the value of winning AND losing
* To never shout at any member of the team, the opposing team, or the umpires. Any discussion must be handled in a respectful, quiet and individual manner.
The rules of Little League vary in some few but significant ways from the baseball you see on TV. Please learn the rules to better understand the game before you complain.
Our league is an organization of volunteers.
Board members,coaches and assistant coaches are NOT paid positions.
Each person involved gives of their time and effort to make a positive experience for all the players of the league.
Board members spend great amounts of time year-round to administer and organize the league. Coaching staffs also spend a huge amount of time in both the pre-season and season for practices and games.
They are giving of their experience and time; please respect that sacrifice.
The Umpires are volunteers, they are not professionals, nor are they perfect. They’re usually just kids or Dads who love and respect the great game so much that they umpire just to be on the field. If we abuse them, they will eventually just go away.
Before you complain - Volunteer to Help
Volunteering to help doesn’t mean you’re giving up your life. There are many small and/or one-time jobs that need to be done both during the season and during the off-season. Give what time you can and that means one less job that needs to be done by others. Contact any Board member or your team’s coaches to sign-up.