Coaching and Volunteering

Introduction
Pacific Little League teams are managed and coached by volunteers. These are typically parents of players, but community members and sponsors are welcome to apply for coaching and other volunteer positions. Every team needs one manager, a team assistant, and at least 1-2 assistant coaches.

Volunteer Application Process
Prospective managers and coaches must register online and complete a background check, each year, to be considered for the upcoming season. All approved coaches, and any volunteers with regular on-field player contact, must display a current-year PLL safety badge. Coaches do not need to have a player in the league to be eligible. The Division coordinators will form lists of potential coaches for the different divisions. The President, Player Agent, League VP's and League coordinators will review the list and notify managers/coaches of their selections.

*Majors Baseball Division - additional requirement:
Prospective Majors Baseball Managers are also required to apply through a written letter or e-mail to the President to request to be interviewed for a Major Manager position. The deadline for this application is typically mid-January, with the exact date announced each season during early registration. These coaches should also register online to complete a background check. A committee, run by the league president, interviews all candidates. The Committee is usually made up of the President, V.P. of Baseball, Player Agent, Board Member(s) and past Major Managers. The President will notify all applicants of the committee's selections, and the managers will be announced to the League prior to the Majors tryout and draft.

Guidelines
Managers and coaches must serve as a positive role model for all players, parents, umpires, and spectators. Managers and coaches are required to attend league sponsored trainings, and an annual coaches meeting which will provide information on the upcoming season. Please read and become familiar with the league's local rules for your division, National Little League Rules (provided to each team), parent code of conduct, and safety rules.

Team Administration
Managing a Little League team begins with a parent meeting. Hold a parent meeting prior to your first practice to set proper player and league expectations. Each parent needs to sign on for volunteer duties during the season. Managers are required to track playing time and pitching records for each player.

Link: Coaches/Volunteers Online Registration

 
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