The Role of Managers and Coaches

Head CoachesAssistant Coaches
 

Roles and responsibilities of Head Coaches include:

 

Roles and responsibilities of Assistant Coaches on the team include:

Overall team leadership and accountability

Teach and demonstrate good sportsmanship by respecting the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and one's self.  

Practice Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) principles. 

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, PCA, and AED Training.

Accountability for actions of the team (parents, players, coaches)Responsible for understanding, complying with, and enforcing all ELL rules, regulations, and policies.

Game preparations and related decisions.

Practice planning and game strategy.

Discipline and personnel moves.

Team communication (rules, schedules, league events, etc.).

Field preparation and cleanup including  ensuring tarps are placed on Pitching mounds and Home Plate after last game of the day.

Ensure AED is in place.

Keeping the Field and Benches clean after game.

Return all issued equipment at the end of the season in good an clean condition.

  • Skill instruction (pitching, hitting, fielding).

    Teach and demonstrate good sportsmanship by respecting the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and one's self.

    Practice Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) principles.

  • 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 coaching clinics, PCA, and AED Training.

    Responsible for understanding, complying with, and enforcing all ELL rules, regulations, and policies.

    Player Skills development training (ground balls, fly balls, batting practice).

    Base coaching.

    Field preparation and cleanup including ensuring tarps are placed on Pitching mounds and Home Plate after last game of the day.

    Ensure AED is in place.

    Keeping the Field and Benches clean after game.

    Manage the team in the absence of the Team Manager.

    Advise the Team Manager on game and practice strategy.

    Assist the Team Manager where/when needed with team activities.

Further Reading

The following Little league link has very good description of the roles that managers and coaches play in developing young people both on and off the field:  Manager's and Coach's Role.

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