Being a manager or coach requires time, patience, and basic knowledge of the game. You may be required to attend meetings, instructional sessions, or seminars. You will communicate with the parents/guardians of your players to inform them of any schedule changes, rainouts, and Little League events and activities.
The manager is the head coach and is ultimately responsible for the team. The manager drafts the team (in tryout divisions), schedules and plans the practices, organizes team volunteers (coaches, team parents, scorekeeper, etc.), coaches the team, and is the primary contact between the league and the team.
A coach helps the manager coach the team and performs any other duties assigned by the manager. A manager can recruit as many coaches as needed but there may only be two coaches with the manager in the dugout during a game.
Aside from calling ball or strike, safe or out, umpires are responsible for teaching players good sportsmanship and the rules of the game. Umpires are also called upon to interpret rules and help settle minor disputes that may occur during games.
CLLL utilizes trained junior umpires (League Age 12 and older) and adults to be umpires for many of the upper divisions and does pay trained junior umpires for their time. Training is typically offered prior to each Spring and Fall season.
Adult Game Coordinator
For 2012, Little League will continue its directive requiring that there be an "Adult Game Coordinator" on the field for every Little League game. If there is an adult umpire assigned and present at a game, the requirement is met. However, if one or two Junior umpires (younger than 18) are assigned to a game, then the Visiting team is required to provide an Adult Game Coordinator. If the Visiting team can not provide an Adult Game Coordinator, then the Home team should provide one, otherwise the game can not begin or continue.
Adult Game Coordinators primary volunteer responsibilities will be to ensure the safety and proper behavior of all spectators and participants, noting that team managers are ultimately responsible for their team’s spectators and participants. These volunteers will oversee the conduct of all players, managers, coaches and umpires and also monitor and help enforce weather delays and cancellations, noting that the field must be cleared for 30 minutes following a sighting of lightning or the sound of thunder.
CLLL is always looking for individuals interested in helping CLLL acquire league sponsors and supporting other fundraising activities such as the annual CLLL raffle. In addition, CLLL will from time-to-time create programs to assist in the funding of special projects, such as the Good Times Park Revitalization Program.
Contact Mike Saale
Special Events Coordinator
CLLL skills evaluations, Opening Day, Picture Day, Dicks Sporting Goods CLLL Day, Blue-Gold Day, tshirts are just a few of the Spring special events that you can get involved with. Contact Lori Monastero
A team parent is someone who wants to help out with the team any way he/she can. They help out during practices, volunteer to umpire the field when necessary, coordinate snack schedules, take candid pictures etc.
Contact your child’s coach directly.
As a part of the field maintenance crew, your skills and abilities may be used to line fields, rake dirt, and perform other field preparation and maintenance. Contact Orin Keyser
Contact the league here for more information on how you can help.
Be sure to check out the Volunteer Registration page for these and other opportunities to support CLLL!