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Eastern 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 Eastern Little League program, much care is used in the review, vetting, and selection of managers and coaches for Eastern teams. While not all inclusive, the League has these base expectations for all managers and coaches.

 

  • Must encourage players at all times and will not damage the self-esteem of any player or parent at any time. 
  • Understand that becoming "physical" (grabbing, pushing, hitting, physical or verbal intimidation, etc)  with any player, parent, league official, opposing coaching staff, spectator, or umpire is not acceptable at any time - - such actions are grounds for serious consequences up to immediate removal as a manager or coach. 

  • Demonstrate that they have an appreciation of the philosophy of Little League Baseball, Eastern Little League, and cooperates with others in making the program of mutual benefit to all children in the program

  • Have open, productive and strong relationships with the League, Eastern Little League Board of Directors, parents, and umpires at all times.

  • Will have undergone the standard Little League required background check.

  • Have a solid understanding and agree to comply with all Eastern Little League and Little League rules, regulations, and code of conduct policies.

  • Recognize and accept that Eastern Little League has a zero tolerance policy for rules and regulations infractions and non-compliance with League code of conduct and facility use policies. 

  • Recognize that they are agents of the Board and will follow the Board’s direction, philosophy, and advance the agenda for the League as set forth by the Board.

  • Will hold at least 1-2 practices a week.

  • Will actively participate in field preparation before and/or after practices and games. 

  • Lead by example in shaping acceptable behavior patterns whether the team wins or loses.

  • Respect the judgment and the position of authority of the umpire.

  • Reflect an understanding and appreciation of the age group they supervise.

  • Will attend mandatory meetings/clinics and league events. 
  • Try Outs (Minor A & Majors ONLY)
    • Saturday, Jan 21st  & Saturday, January 28th (1PM- 3PM)
  • Draft Day - Saturday, February 4th (Minor A and Majors ONLY)
    • Minor A: 12pm - 2:30pm
    • Majors: 3pm - 5:30pm 
  • Team Assignment Day -  Tuesday, February 7th at Starr King.  1 hour time slot. 
    • T-Ball & Minor B: 6pm - 7pm
    • Minor A, Majors and Juniors - 7:15pm - 8:15pm
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Training & Big Al Teaching Aids -
    • Location: Capital Christian Center 
    •  Date: Saturday, February 11th 
    • 8:30 AM - Noon (T-Ball, Minor B, Minor A) 
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Majors, Juniors, Big League)
    • Click here for seminar information
  • Coach Information, training and Safety Clinic - February 12th at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Eastern LL 
    • INCLUDES:
      • Equipment Pick Up
      • Field Maintenance 
      • Safety and AED training
      • Practice and warm up drills
      • Tee Ball Program Guide. 
  • Field Clean Up - We encourage all to attend one of the Field Work Days.  9AM - 3PM
    • Sunday, February 12th 
    • Sunday, February 19th 
  • Practices and Games
  • Opening Ceremony - Saturday, March 11th 
  • Closing Ceremony  - Saturday June 3rd. 

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Manager and Coach Links & Resources

  • Positive Coaching Alliance - The quintessential coaching resource. PCA strives to transform the culture of youth sports, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People.
  • Little League University -Little League's central learning center for Little League players, parents, volunteers and managers.
  • Tee Ball Program - Watch videos, view weekly practice goals, download Little League's 10-week Tee Ball Plan that features structured learning highlighted by one practice and one game per week.
  • Coach Pitch - Little League's 12-week program that focuses on the fundamentals of baseball, and is designed to build a solid foundation for becoming a successful ballplayer.
  • Bat Information - Little League International's online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats.
  • Baseball Excellence - Articles regarding proper instruction and fundamentals.
  • Quality Coaching Baseball website - Comprehensive site that provides drills, practice plans and articles on a variety of coaching topics.  Excellent resources for youth baseball coaches, players, and parents who want to learn more about playing and coaching baseball.
  • Game Changer - Live scoring app that delivers coaching insights and fan updates.
  • Chalk Talk Pro - Comprehensive Digital Playbook and animated training program (advanced rotations for cutoff plays as well as proper rotations for routine ground balls and fly balls, etc.)
  • The Season - Tips, drills, and advice on player development for baseball and softball coaches, parents, and fans.
  • Baseball Positive - Practice plans, drills, instruction videos and more. 
  • The Ole Ballgame - Drills and articles about situational baseball.
  • Helpful Baseball Drills - Source for individual and team drills.

Field Prep and Maintenance 

  • Each team is responsible for field maintenance. I would suggest that you assign each parent a shift so you, the coaches, can spend the time warming up your players for the game. 

    HOME TEAM – Before the Game -Drag the field (never use drag on the baselines), rake baselines/home plate area, water infield/dirt area (damp not soaked), Chalk first and third baselines, chalk batter boxes, set up pitching machine for Minor B division games, install bases, install scoreboard machine (Minor A, Majors and Juniors). *some of these duties may not apply to T-Ball & Minor B Field.

  • AWAY TEAM  After the Game – Drag the field (never use drag on the baselines), rake baselines/home plate area, water infield/dirt area (damp not soaked), pick up trash around the field including bleachers and dugouts, when last game of the day put away pitching machine for Minor B division games, when last game of the day put away bases, when last game of the day put away scoreboard machine (Minor A, Majors and Juniors), lock up ALL gates and storage containers. Minor A and Majors fields cover home plate. *some of these duties may not apply to T-Ball & Minor B Field.
  • Example of Batters Box

 

  • Minor A, Majors and Juniors Games - You are responsible for both HOME and AWAY field duties when playing an inter-league game. 


Scorekeeping

Minor A, Majors, Intermediate & Junior Division Only

  • Minor A, Major, Intermediate and Junior Divisions all need at least 1 scorekeeper per team.
  • The HOME team is the team responsible at the game to provide a scorekeeper and run the scoreboard.
  • When the last game of the day put away the scoreboard machine.
  • All Eastern vs Eastern games MUST be scored in the official score book. This is located in the White Cabinet in the storage room (same place as the scoreboard operator) Games are forfeited if not kept in the official score book. 
  • FREE Training is provided.  Click here for training guide. 

 


 


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