Coaches

Updated Tuesday October 17, 2017 by LMLL.

LMLL RULES: Know what you're supposed to know. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the League Rules, which can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

 

Thank you for your interest in coaching this season. To register, please go to our homepage and click on the Register Online box at the top. To register, you must create an account if you don't already have one (if someone in your family already has an account, log into your family account, and create a New Adult account for yourself under it, set your own Primary Email and Phone Number, then click Save.  You should get an email with a temporary password so you can log in under your own name fron now on.). Then, click on "Apply to Coach/Volunteer," select the relevant person and then choose the appropriate option.  Please submit a separate application for each division you want to coach.  All coaches must be at least 18 and coaches under 21 must have a coach 21 or over on the team.

When you apply, you will be REQUIRED to complete, SIGN and submit the paper LL Volunteer Application, provide a copy of a photo ID, and complete an online background check form before you may be considered for a role or involved in any way with or exposed to kids in the program. You can access the application by clicking here.  You can fill it out on the screen, but you must print it out and sign it BY HAND.  All fields must be completed (except Social Security number, which can be blank in the LL application- but must be provided in the online background check form described below).  Make sure in particular that you check all the boxes in the lower left area regarding any prior issues.  You will be prompted to provide this application, and a copy of a government-issued photo ID, in the registration process, so you may want to complete it before starting to register.  However, you ALSO need to complete the online coach registration form and the online background check form - you are not finished registering until you have clicked on the "Complete Order" button and received an email confirmation of your coach registration and background check submission.  You will be subject to a background check based on the information you provide.  Make sure you do all FOUR things: (1) complete, sign and submit the LL Volunteer Application, (2) submit a copy of your photo ID, (3) complete the LMLL online registration process and (4) complete the online background check form.  (Note: steps 1, 2 and 4 are only required ONCE each calendar year.)

When you register online, you will receive an e-mail reply confirming your registration details. Please note that the e-mail you receive is only a confirmation of receipt of your application, and does not signify whether your LL Volunteer Application or Photo ID has been properly submitted. The decision to accept your application as well as coach pairings are made by the League Board upon recommendation of the Division Commissioners. The Division Commissioners will distribute a separate notification promptly after applications are approved and coach pairings have been determined.

The League attempts to honor requests to coach together (especially where applicants have coached together in prior seasons), subject to division-specific limitations on the number of coaches per team. However, the League Board retains the right to deny a coaching application or a requested coach pairing for any reason, including competitive balance, prior coach conduct and the need to balance the development of new coaches against the desire to maintain a high level of experienced coaches.

Please ensure that coaching partners you are requesting register to coach with you. Please contact your intended partners and urge them to complete the application during the registration period. Only coaches who have submitted an application will be considered for a coaching position.

 

2017 BASEBALL: IMPORTANT DATES

Click here for full LMLL calendar for times, locations and other info

Note that coaches' children in each Division may be required to attend a specific tryouts session for Division Commissioner evaluation. 

DATE EVENT DIVISION
Sun 2/26 Pre-Tryout Coaches Meeting Any first-time competitive coach, Baseball/Softball (optional for all others)
Mon 2/27 Baseball Tryouts Baseball Draft (6th-8th Graders)
Tue 2/28 Baseball Tryouts Baseball Draft (5th Graders)
Wed 3/1 Baseball Tryouts Baseball Draft (4th Graders)
Fri 3/3 Baseball Tryouts Baseball Draft (3rd Graders)
Sat 3/4 Baseball Tryouts Baseball Draft (2nd Graders)
Sun 3/5 Baseball Tryouts Baseball Seniors 13/14/15 (12-2:00pm)
Sun 3/5 Baseball Tryouts (Draft) Snow Makeup Date, only if necessary
Sat 3/11 Baseball Draft Majors+ (9:30-11:30 a.m.)
Sat 3/11 Baseball Draft Majors (12:00-2:00 p.m.)
Sat 3/11 Baseball Draft Blue (2:30-5:30 p.m.)
Sun 3/12 Baseball Draft Green (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Thu 3/16 Baseball Draft Seniors 13/14/15 (8:00 p.m.)
Sat 3/18 Equipment Pickup All Baseball/T-Ball except T-Ball Minors
Tue 3/21 Mandatory Baseball Coaches Clinic/Meeting Baseball Majors+, Seniors
Thu 3/23 Mandatory Baseball Coaches Clinic/Meeting Baseball Green, Blue, Majors
Sat 3/25 Equipment Pick RESCHEDULED All Baseball/T-Ball except T-Ball Minors
ONLINE Positive Coaching Alliance #1 -- coaches All competitive coaches (Green-Seniors) that have not attended in prior years
Tue 3/28 Mandatory Non-competitive Baseball Coaches Clinic/Meeting T-Ball Minors, T-Ball, Baseball Gold
Wed 3/29 Mandatory First-Time Competitive Baseball Coaches Meeting Any first-time competitive Baseball coach (Green-Seniors)
Sat 4/1 Opening Day All
Mon 5/29 All-Star Games (Memorial Day) Baseball Green, Blue, Majors, Majors+
Thu 6/1 Coaches Meeting Baseball Green, Blue, Majors, Majors+, Seniors
Sat 6/3 Playoffs Begin Baseball Green, Blue, Majors, Majors+, Seniors
Fri 6/16 Playoffs End Baseball Green, Blue, Majors, Majors+, Seniors
Sat 6/17 Final Saturday Games T-Ball Minors, T-Ball, Baseball Gold
Sun 6/18 Equipment Drop-off All except T-Ball Minors

2017 SOFTBALL: IMPORTANT DATES

Click here for full LMLL calendar for times, locations and other info

Note that coaches' children in each Division may be required to attend a specific tryouts session for Division Commissioner evaluation. 

DATE EVENT DIVISION
Sun 2/26 Pre-Tryout Coaches Meeting Any first-time competitive coach, Baseball/Softball (optional to all others)
Thu 3/2 Softball Tryouts Softball Draft (2nd-7th Graders)
Sat 3/4 Softball Tryouts Softball Draft (2nd-7th Graders)
Sun 3/5 Softball Tryouts Snow Makeup Date, only if necessary
Sun 3/12 Softball Draft Majors (6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Sun 3/12 Softball Draft Blue (7:15-8:15 p.m.)
Sun 3/12 Softball Draft Green (8:30-9:30 p.m.)
Sat 3/18 Softball Coaches Clinic/Equipment Pickup Softball Gold, Green, Blue, Majors, Seniors
Wed 3/22 Mandatory Softball Coaches Meeting Softball Gold, Green, Blue, Majors
Sat 3/25 Equipment Pickup RESCHEDULED Softball Gold, Green, Blue, Majors, Seniors
ONLINE Positive Coaching Alliance #1 -- coaches All competitive coaches (Green-Seniors) that have not attended in prior years
Sat 4/1 Opening Day Games All Divisions
Mon 5/29 All-Star Games (Memorial Day) Softball Green, Blue, Majors
Wed 5/31 Coaches Meeting Softball Green, Blue, Majors
Sat 6/3 Playoffs Begin Softball Green, Blue, Majors
Fri 6/16 Playoffs End Softball Green, Blue, Majors
Sun 6/18 Equipment Dropoff All Softball Divisions

 

2017 RULES & GUIDELINES (see Rules page)

Here are some other important forms/documents you should be familiar with.

Baseball Pitch Count Form

General Safety Policy and Rules

Return to Play Parent Acknowledgement Form

 

COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

Coaches are at the heart of any Little League. With coaching comes responsibilities: to your players, your fellow coaches, to parents and to the League. Below is a list of your some of your more important responsibilities. Failure to follow any of them will result in your being subject to discipline by L.M.L.L. Please take them seriously, as we do.

1.  Exercise proper behavior towards players, parents, umpires, coaches and League officials.

2.  Consider good sportsmanship and the safety of your players above all else.

3.  Conduct a reasonable number of practices before the season starts and throughout the season.

4.  Fully understand and strictly follow the L.M.L.L. local rules applicable to your division.

5.  Read the Little League Playing Rules applicable to your division.

6.  Educate yourself on how to coach baseball and teach baseball and softball skills.

7.  Attend ALL events listed above under "Important Dates" applicable to your division.

8.  Report all game scores as directed by L.M.L.L. (Baseball and Softball Green, Blue, Majors, Baseball Majors+, Seniors divisions).

9.  Return all equipment at the end of the season as directed by L.M.L.L.

10.  Submit all player ratings at the end of the season as directed by L.M.L.L. (Baseball and Softball Gold, Green, Blue, Majors, Baseball Majors+, Seniors divisions).

11.  Remember that the game is for the players.

You are the most important Little League volunteer. Thanks for signing up, and have a fun season.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Larchmont Village Ambulance Corps Injury Treatment Guidelines outlined in the document below.

LMLL General Safety Policy and Rules - SCOREBOOK VERSION.pdf
LVAC LMLL Training.docx