MANAGER AND COACH EXPECTATIONS
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North Natomas Little League managers and coaches must be leaders. All must recognize that they represent the League and hold a position of leadership, trust, and responsibility and are role models for youth on and off the playing field.
Managers and coaches must understand that their actions and behaviors influence, shape, and often dictate how the young people they are leading behave on and off the field. The manager and coach should be able to inspire respect and must have understanding, patience, and the capacity to work with children, parents, and league officials.
Managers and coaches must be more than just teachers. Although knowledge and understanding of the game are important, good managers and coaches must also be able to utilize a range of admirable traits and abilities to effectively help shape the physical, mental, and emotional development of young people..Roles and
Responsibilities For Managers and Coaches
qualified team managers and coaches is key to the smooth operation of
teams in North Natomas Little League. This section summarizes several of the roles and responsibilities for managers and coaches in our League.
Overall team leadership and accountability
Skill instruction (pitching, hitting, fielding)
Teach and demonstrate good sportsmanship by respecting the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and one's self
Refrain from the use of insulting, embarrassing, foul, or abusive language. Be a good role model
Have the understanding, patience, and the capacity to work with children in the age group of the division
Attendance at mandatory manager/coaching clinics
Attendance at mandatory coaching clinics
Accountability for actions of the team (parents, players, coaches)
Responsible for understanding, complying with, and enforcing all NNLL rules, regulations and policies
Player Skills development training (ground balls, fly balls, batting practice)
Game preparations and related decisions
Practice planning and game strategy
Pre-game dugout set up
Discipline and personnel moves
Team communication (rules, schedules, league events, etc.)
Field preparation and cleanup
Manage the team in the absence of the Team Manager
Return all issued equipment at the end of the season in good and clean condition
Advise the Team Manager on game and practice strategy
Assist the Team Manager where/when needed with team activities
Expectations For Managers and Coaches
North Natomas Little League expects nothing but the best from our managers and coaches. Given the important role that these individuals play in the development and leadership of youth in the North Natomas Little League program, much care is used in the review, vetting, and selection of managers and coaches for NNLL teams. While not all inclusive, the League has these base expectations for all managers and coaches:
Manager/Coach Application Process
The application process for managers and coaches consists of these three steps:
1. Complete an online manager/coach application;2. Complete and submit a volunteer form;3. Interview with League official.
For more information about becoming a manager or coach, click here.