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Chesterfield Little League

2017 Procedure for Selecting Regular Season Managers and Coaches

 

Our goal at Chesterfield Little League is to provide all of our players with a fun, positive atmosphere that provides the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills and rules of Little League Baseball/Softball. Player’s safety is always our top concern. The selection of managers and coaches are extremely important and is done with great care.

The selection of managers and coaches are done on a season by season basis. Manager/Coach positions do not automatically carry over from one season or year to the next. The President will prepare and present a list of acceptable Manager/Coach applicants to the Board Of Directors for final approval.. The President and the Board of Directors has the right to appoint or not appoint any Manager or Coach applicant.

Little League International prohibits local leagues to disclose the reason(s) the Board of Directors appointed or did not appoint a manager/coach to the manager/coach applicant. Chesterfield Little League strictly adheres to this rule, thus no additional information regarding the Board decision will be shared with the applicant, without exception.

Initial manager selection notifications will begin during the week of Feb10th and may continue through player skills assessments as needed. Additional managers may be required after the tryouts and draft depending on late player registrations.

 

All prospective managers and coaches must:

  1. Complete the adult volunteer on-line registration. A photocopy of current driver’s license or Government ID as well as a copy of the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Volunteer Background Check card must be either mailed in or brought to the in-person registration. The registration is not complete until these copies are received. 1, 2

  2. Obtain a Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Volunteer Background Check card. Prospective managers must provide evidence of possession of, or pending possession of the card prior to the draft. Prospective coaches must provide evidence of possession of, or pending possession of the card prior to beginning help with practices. 3

  3. Be cleared through the Little League International mandated Federal Sex Offenders Registry background check. The check will be submitted and results reviewed by the President of Chesterfield Little League. 4

  4. Attend pre-season Managers/Coaches clinics and  successfully complete the CLL Coach Certification program. Managers must attend one of the clinics and must successfully meet the minimal requirements for CLL Coach/Manager Certification. 1

  5. Managers may select two adult Coaches (three for Tee Ball and Rookie divisions).

  6. All managers and coaches must wear lanyard displaying their Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Volunteer card during all on field activities.

 

  1. MANAGERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DRAFT A TEAM IF ABOVE ITEM 1 HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE CLL PRESIDENT.

  2. MANAGERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PROTECT A COACH AT DRAFT IF ABOVE ITEM 1 FOR THE COACH HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE CLL PRESIDENT.

  3. MANAGERS AND COACHES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BEGIN PRACTICE UNTIL ABOVE ITEM 2 HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE RESPECTIVE CLL DIVISION DIRECTOR OR CLL COACHING COORDINATOR.

  4. ABOVE ITEM 3 WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE CLL PRESIDENT.

 

Factors considered in selecting Managers & Coaches:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of softball/baseball fundamentals and coaching experience.

  2. Demonstrate willingness to attend all coaches’ meetings before, during and after the season.

  3. Demonstrate willingness to attend all required Manager/Coach Certification Sessions sponsored by Chesterfield Little League.

  4. Actively assist in pre-game field preparation (bases, drag, rake, line, score boxes, etc.) if needed.

  5. Agree to follow and support the rules, procedures and guidelines provided by both Little League International and Chesterfield Little League.

  6. Agree to assist with non-sport activities, such as promoting and/or organizing fundraisers; managing team coverage of the concession stand; helping organize such things as Opening Day, facilities clean up, picture day, etc.

  7. Demonstrate positive attitude, with traits of courtesy, patience and discipline.

  8. Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills.

  9. Dependability to be on time for games and practices and to be prepared to run the activities.

  10. Agree to help with League umpiring needs, if CLL umpires are unable to officiate.

  11. Agree to support and promote the CLL Manager/Coach Certification  Initiative.