Manager/Coach Application

So you want to be an NNLL Manager or Coach?

Applicants interested in Managing or Coaching a North Natomas Little League baseball or softball team must do all of the following:

 

  1. Read the Commitment Statement and additional information below.
  2. Review and understand the NNLL Code of Conduct
  3. Complete a Volunteer Form.
  4. Enroll as a "Manager" and/or "Assistant Coach" during the registration process (Spring 2017 only).
  5. Attend a formal interview (Spring 2017 only). NOTE: This applies to all NNLL manager applicants plus all coaching applicants in the Majors division.
  6. Attend NNLL's Manager/Coach meeting (Spring 2017 only).
  7. Attend a division meeting for Managers/Coaches selected in the applicable division (Spring 2017 only).  

 

NOTE: A new Manager/Coach application must be submitted before each spring or fall program by all returning and new managers and coaches. Those interested in managing/coaching multiple teams must submit an application for each team.  Once submitted, your application will be received by NNLL. You will not receive confirmation that your application was received until a league official contacts you.

A formal interview is required for manager applicants in all divisions and coach applicants in the Majors division (Spring 2017 only).  Dates, times and locations for interviews and NNLL's Manager/Coach meeting will be posted on NNLL's website calendar.

Thank you for your interest in managing or coaching in our league.

Manager/Coach Commitment Statement

If appointed as a Manager or Coach, I will:

  • Remember that I am a youth sports coach and that the game is for children, not adults.
  • Place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of my person desire to win.
  • Understand that the objective of North Natomas Little League (NNLL) is to promote the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, respect for authority, and team building skills so that players may become well­-adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.
  • Treat each player as an individual, realizing the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  • Realize that such factors as the number of games won and lost, statistics, etc. are very minor considerations in relation to whether the player has a positive, enriching experience during the season and wishes to continue in the sport next year.
  • Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and good sportsmanship. 
  • Handle all administrative requirements of the team, with the assistance of a Team Parent. 
  • Spend the time necessary with my team at practices and games.
  • Do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all of my players.
  • Do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
  • Review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.
  • Learn and abide by Little League rules and regulations, the NNLL local league rules and the NNLL ground rules for the division in which my team will be playing and will teach these rules to my players.
  • Be responsible for proper safe guarding and use of all assigned equipment, facilities and uniforms.  I will return all equipment on the date specified by the Equipment Manager at the end of the season.
  • Provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all NNLL practices, games and tournaments.
  • At the conclusion of a practice or game, be responsible for locking any equipment sheds, batting cages, etc. that were used and follow the clean­up procedures established in the NNLL ground rules.
  • Attend the NNLL Manager Workshop.  Attendance is mandatory for the manager or one official coach for my team.  (Your attendance is important to keep you informed and provide you with the tools necessary for a successful season).   This Workshop is designed to provide one Workshop (including a Safety Clinic) in place of multiple clinics and meetings.
  • Participate in NNLL and/or District 6 functions, including but not limited to: work days at the fields, fundraisers, promotions, picture day, coaching and rules clinics, and other motivational and character building meetings as scheduled.
  • Work with all league personnel to benefit the program, including umpiring on an as needed basis.
  • Assist the league personnel, in conjunction with your Team Parent, in the enforcement of parent responsibilities such as Snack Bar Duty, fundraiser participation, etc.  
  • Realize that manager ideas and suggestions are valued and needed to help NNLL prosper.  
  • Understand that the NNLL Board of Directors is diligently working and committed to assisting you in fulfilling your commitments as a manager or coach as well as running an organized Little League program based on what is best for all of the children participating.  The Board appreciates all of the time and effort required of you and is available to help if you need assistance.
  • Understand that any of the following actions, while in the presence of players, will result in disciplinary action by the Board of Directors up to and including removal as Manager or Coach of your team:  (1) Display of poor sportsmanship or disrespectful behavior, including arguing or “baiting” the umpire; (2) Loss of temper and/or self­ control; (3) Demonstrating an obvious lack of integrity by intentional manipulation of the rules, and/or cheating; (4) Playing players less than Minimum Play Requirements; (5) Use of bad language, including derogatory remarks made toward a player or another adult; (6) Allowing players to “trash talk” other players or umpires; (7) Use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco while around the team.

 

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