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1 Presented by: Wes Dover Director of Coaching and Player Development

2  Team Meeting - Season Preliminaries  Forms Needed: Volunteer/Medical Consent/ Concussion /Parent Code of Conduct  Proof of Residency needed  Coaching Clinics & Manager Training  New Rules – Pitch Count, Drop 3 rd Strike, Illegal Bats  Game Day Protocols / Pregame routine  Coaching Evaluations  First Aid Training & Safety Discussion  Fundraising & Uniforms  Scheduling (Games & Practice)  Challenger Division & Child Abuse Requirements  Interlock in 2013  SVLL Web Site & Coaching Tools on Team Stream  Softball  Umpires

3  Pre-Season  Administrative Paperwork  Volunteer and Fundraising Needs  Team Meeting Talking Points  Practice Preparations  Pre-Game Needs  Game Responsibilities  Post-Game Needs  (Coaches Corner, Coaching Fundamentals, Coaching Responsibilities)

4  Introduce yourself & coaches  Discuss your philosophy (briefly)  Let parents know when & how to communicate with you (issues, questions, concerns, feedback on their child)  Ideal Parent Handout (www.svll.net)  Identify your TEAM MOM / DAD – A.S.A.P.  Indoor/Outdoor Practices - Schedule  Safety issues, care of property  Player Survey  Positions they have played, would like to play, want to get better at this year. What will make this season a success to them – their GOALS?

5  Volunteer Form online via SVLL Registration  Concussion & Medical Consent Form  Parent Code of Conduct  Proof of Residency ( thru )  2 Adult Volunteer Umpires (local training)  Field Maintenance “Grounds Crew”  Scorekeeper & Pitch Count Person  Composite Bats  Manager Responsibilities Checklist under Coaching Tab at

6 FirstLastVolunteerConcussionMedicalParent CodeProof ofAdultFieldScorekeeperPitchTeamMerchant Name Form Consentof ConductResidency (3)UmpireGr. Crew CountMom(s)Fundraiser DustinDover WillScott BrandonRoberts CollinCrose JesseDeForrest AustinGlore EamonnHimka LeeKamp JosephLane LoganNicholson JackVenera JettoaSuyama-Sadler

7 Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated between February 2011 and February 2012, from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian: 1. Driver’s License 2. Voter’s Registration 3. School records 4. Welfare/child care records 5. Federal records 6. State records 7. Local (municipal) records 8. Support payment records 9. Homeowner or tenant records 10. Utility bills ( i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal) 11. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records 12. Insurance documents 13. Medical records 14. Military records 15. Internet, cable or satellite records 16. Vehicle records 17. Employment records NOTE: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document.

8 Mandatory for all Managers to attend 1 Clinic before the start of the season.  March 2 - SVLL Sponsored – Wes Dover  March 13 - D9 Sponsored – Dr. Frank Smoll “Mastery Approach to Coaching” / 7 – 8:30 PM / Redmond, WA  March 13 – D9 Sponsored – Dr. Vincent Santoro “Prevent Baseball Injuries” / 8:30 – 10 PM / Redmond, WA  March 16 – D9 Sponsored – Scorekeeper Clinic 9:00 AM - ? / All Star games require standardized scorekeeping  Optional – Coaching Fundamentals & Positive Coaching Alliance. (www.svll.net)

9  Youth concussions can have long term impacts on young athletes such as their health, memory, learning and even their survival. This has lead to a new effort to improve prevention, recognition and response to sports-related concussion.  That’s where you come in. It’s your responsibility, as a coach, to help recognize and make the call to pull an athlete off the field, ice, or court if you think that player might have a concussion.  The Zackery Lystedt Law, requires medical clearance of youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion, before sending them back in the game, practice or training.

10  Players must not wear jewelry such as, but not limited to, rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, nor any hard cosmetic/decorative items. This rule applies regardless of the composition of such jewelry, hard cosmetic item or hard decorative item. (EXCEPTION: Jewelry that alerts medical personnel to a specific condition is permissible.)  Summary and Implementation: For the 2013 season, the added language prohibits players from wearing any jewelry, regardless of composition.

11 Approved BPF-ABI Composite (2-1/4in) Baseball Bats - Visual Guide Product NameModel NumberPhoto Combat 2011 B3 Gear GEARYB2 (2011 Retrofit) Combat B4B4YB1 Combat Pure YBPUREYB1 DeMarini CF4CFL10 DeMarini CF4CFL11 DeMarini CF5CFL12 Easton Omen XLLNC1XL Easton Omen XLLNC2XL Easton S1 YB11S1 (Main Page) Updated as of

12  A batter is out for illegal action when – (d) The batter enters the batter’s box with one or both feet entirely on the ground with an illegal bat (see bat specifications rule 1.10) or is discovered having used an illegal bat prior to the next player entering the batter’s box. Note: If the infraction is discovered before the next player enters the batter’s box following the turn at bat of the player who used an illegal bat:  1) The manager of the defense may advise the plate umpire of a decision to decline the penalty and accept the play. Such election shall be made immediately at the end of the play.  2) For the first violation, the offensive team will lose one eligible adult base coach for the duration of the game.  3) For the second violation, the manager of the team will be ejected from the game. Any subsequent violation will result in the newly designated manager being ejected.  Summary and Implementation: For the 2013 season, this imposes penalties for the use of an illegal bat in a game.

13  A batter is out when – (b) Little League (Majors)/Junior/Senior/Big League – (1) a third strike is legally caught by the catcher; (2) a third strike is not caught by the catcher when first base is occupied before two are out.  Summary and Implementation: During the 2013 season, for the Major Baseball Division, players may advance on a third strike that is not caught in flight by the catcher. (When 2 outs or when first base un- occupied with 0-1 outs). However, local leagues may opt to use the Minor League and Tee Ball rule noted above, for the Major Baseball Division, instead. This option applies only for the regular season. In Tournament play, the rule will be implemented as noted above for the Majors Division. The rule for tournament play in is noted below (Same as 11-12).

14  In the Majors Division, when the batter becomes a runner on a third strike not caught by the catcher, the batter-runner and the defensive player may use either the colored or the white section. (Rule 7.15, g)  Defensive player must still avoid obstruction on an errant throw.  Offensive player must still avoid interference with the fielder attempting to field ball.

15 BASEBALL  EXCEPTION: If a pitcher reaches a day(s) of rest threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is retired; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning. The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another batter.  Summary and Implementation: For the 2013 season, wording was revised allowing a pitcher who reaches his/her imposed days of rest threshold while facing a batter to continue to pitch until the current batter has been retired or reaches base.

16 Tournament Rule 9 Baseball/Softball  MANDATORY PLAY: 9-10 Year Old Division, Year Old Division, Little League, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League: If a tournament team has thirteen (13) or more eligible players in uniform at a game, then every player on a team roster shall participate in each game for a minimum of one (1) at bat. If a tournament has twelve (12) or fewer eligible players in uniform at a game, then every player on a team roster shall participate in each game for a minimum of six (6) consecutive defensive outs and bat at least one (1) time.  Summary and Implementation: For the 2013 International Tournament, revised mandatory play minimum for tournament teams with thirteen (13) or more eligible players in uniform at a game

17  5:00 – 5:20 – Visitor in batting cage  5:20 – 5:40 – Home team in batting cage  5:00 – 5:35 – both teams can use the side of the infield and outfield for warm-ups  5:35- 5:45 – visitors take infield  5:45 – 5:55 – home team takes infield  5:55 – plate meeting with Umpire in Chief  5:59 – Home pitcher warms-up  6:00 – Batter up!

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19  Coaching Evaluations were sent to all 2012 participants in July - August of  Coaching Evaluations will be sent out to all 2013 participants in July of  Purpose:  To ensure SVLL is providing the best Managers for the 450 children in our league.  To assist in the Manager Selection Process.  To identify areas of weakness in our training/league.  To provide feedback & individualized training.  To give the parents a voice. Suggestion: Have a 2 nd Team Meeting half way through.

20  “When you stop learning, you are no longer coaching”  Practice Drills (43 pages)  Step by Step breakdown on Pitching  Step by Step breakdown on Hitting  LL Rule Interpretations and Questions  Pitch Count Sheets, Line Up Master Sheets  List of Coaching Clinics  Positive Coaching Alliance – Double Goal Coach 

21  You determine the kind of experience our children have with SVLL baseball and softball  We want Managers/Coaches who want to win and help players learn “life lessons” and positive character traits from sports.  Honor the Game: Respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates & Self.

22  Scott Webb   Cell:  Team Stream Coaching Tools Demo  How to Print out Medical Consent and Parent Code of Conduct to be signed.

23  Roy Baunsgard & Stacey Cepeda   Cell: Roy   Cell: Stacey

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26 Support SVLL by Shopping at Sports Authority Issaquah this weekend!  March 2 nd thru 10 th Sports Authority is having a special Little League event.  s sent and coupon also available at for 20% off any purchase at the Issaquah Sports Authority.  The Little League organization that redeems the most coupons wins a $500 Sports Authority Gift Card. That would go a long way in purchasing some new catchers gear for SVLL. We have information from a very reliable source that Eastlake Little League is the only other little league organization that has a chance to beat us.  Issaquah store March 2 nd thru 10 th.

27  DeAnna Haverfield   Cell: Team Mom Meeting (all teams) – DeAnna & Stacey - organization, administrative, fundraising

28  Kristi Aman   Cell:  Sherry Gilden   Cell:

29  Shawn McDowell   Cell:

30  SVLL Safety information is online   Safety Plan  Forms: Injury Report  Medical Consent  Concussion Info and Quiz  Bats, Bats, Bats!  First Aid Kit  Injury Report  Volunteers  All Volunteers – Coaches, Team Mom, Scorekeepers, etc. must register on SVLL.net and pass a background check.  If volunteers are not registered, they cannot help with practice, umpiring, in the dugout, etc.  First Aid Training

31  Charlie Carman   Cell: (206)

32  Practice & Game Schedules (Charlie Carman)  Bucky’s Baseball Academy – indoor times  Rainouts Majors: Opstad, Coast: SES, Minors: NBE  Practice & Games –  Season Standings  Log in and record results of game scores/pitch counts to: SVNLL  End of Season Tournaments  Band Members/OPI – ask team, notify Me

33  Majors – 12, Coast (12) and Minors (14) – Yes  Softball – all divisions Crazy 8s and up  FLL/SVNLL will be interlock partners for all groups  Interlock Rules (first draft) will be provided upon conclusion of local interlock meetings.  (Coaches Corner – Coaching Reminders)  SVNLL will once again do the online reporting of Score and Pitch Count (For ALL Divisions)   (Coaches Corner – Game Day Management)  Home team – 2 umpires, 5 run max per inning, Minors – no new inning after 2 hours, entire roster bats – minimum play rules, avoid protests.

34  Wet Fields  Field closure lines (only for MANAGERS!) North Bend: Snoqualmie:  If game is canceled, CALL YOUR UMP!  If infield is questionable, stay off – no pregame infield – Use the outfield Walking on them or working them with a rake doesn’t drain the water – leave them alone

35  Stacey Cepeda   Challenger Division: established for children ages 4-18 with physical and/or mental disabilities.  This is the 3 rd year that SVLL offers this division.  Majors and Coast players are eligible to be a Challenger Buddy.

36  Stacey Cepeda   Washington State Law Under Washington law, certain professionals (including doctors and health care professionals, social workers, law enforcement officers, child care providers, probation officers, or in non-profit organizations, among others) who has reason to know or suspect child abuse is occurring is required to report the abuse to a law enforcement agency or to the department of social and health services. Any other person not specifically listed may make a report of known or suspected child abuse to law enforcement of the department. To access the entire child abuse reporting chapter of the official Washington Code online, follow:

37 Prepping and Maintaining Our Baseball Fields Greg Rothe Snoqualmie Valley Little League Director of Fields and Facilities

38  Materials  Mat Drag Provided at Majors and Coast fields Provided in the Quad, shared among fields 1-4 Leave them at the field after games  Rake  Chalker and Chalk  Chalking String with Spike  Batters’ Box Template In the Storage Shed. Shared among all fields. Return to the shed BEFORE your game begins

39 Use a rake to pull material from the grass line back into the infield. This minimizes the lips that resulting from motorized dragging.

40 Use a different pattern each time you drag. This prevents forming low and high spots, which collect water.

41  Rake and smooth the areas around the bases and the batters boxes.  Holding the handle vertical, use the flat head of the rake to tamp the dirt, helping to keep it in place.

42  Use the box template, or a 36” rake to get the dimensions right.  Center the box on the center of the plate.  Baseball Boxes are 3’x6’  Softball Boxes are 3’x7’

43  Place the spike at the point of the plate  Run the line along the outside edge of Third and fist base.  Chalk goes INSIDE the line.

44  Respect the city’s decision  When the city closes the fields, they are closed.  Keep off of wet fields  Many times a field may “look fine,” when playing on it will create problems that lead to MORE rainouts.  Staying home today will help preserve the fields for next time.

45  DO NOT rake or “spread out” a puddle!  This just deepens the low spot, making the problem area worse.  A small trench can serve to channel water off of the play surface, toward a drain. Use a rake to open the surface of the field to the air, allowing it to dry more quickly. Then LEAVE IT ALONE. A SMALL amount of quick-dry can be used to remedy a muddy spot. It’s useless in standing water.

46  Re-dress the heavy traffic areas around bases and batters’ boxes  Drag the base path  Fields left chewed up after games and practices will develop problems and lead to more rainouts! This field gets dragged between games and after practice. This one doesn’t.

47  All equipment is paid for by SVLL, and shared by all members.  Be considerate of your baseball community.  Return equipment to the shed as soon as you are done with it.  In the case of shortages or damaged equipment, contact

48  Steve Plunkett   Cell:

49  Who are the umps?  Volunteer adults  Volunteer youth, players and others. Tipping is encouraged to encourage and retain youth umpires. We do not tip adults, they should refuse if asked, but don’t give them the chance.  Parent-child crews ….

50  TEAM UMPIRES  Each team must provide 1-2 umpires from among the parents of their players.  Must attend at LEAST UMP101 and FLD101.  Lots of training posted on the Umpire page of SVLL.net. District 9 training is BETTER, our training is good.

51  SVLL UMPIRE TRAINING DATES  UMP 101: March 11 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) NBE  UMP 102: March 19 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) NBE  FIELD 201: March 23 (8:00 – 10:30 AM) - location TBA (Torguson most likely)

52  Interlock rules (TBA):  HOME team provides plate & base ump.  Doesn’t mean HOME team can’t ask for help from visiting league!  How we get umpires? Arbiter: watch for instructions via . Monitor! Master call sheet Team backup umpires Managers and coaches

53  Master Approved Umpire List.  Watch for it via within the week.  This will be your lifeline.  All umpires listed and ranked for maximum level at which the can work plate or bases.  Coaches and managers are backup umpires.  Call two to three weeks ahead of time – and give a courtesy call a day or two before game day!  CALL ALL UMPIRES WHEN RAINED OUT!!

54  ZERO Tolerance Policy  Remember, umpires are in charge of the game.  SVLL has ZERO tolerance for abusive conduct or language directed at umpires.  Penalty is immediate ejection and a minimum one-game suspension. Severe violations will result in revocation of membership in LL.  ONLY the manager may conference with an umpire regarding a question of rule. NOBODY may question any umpire regarding a question of judgment.

55  New rule, dropped third strike.  NOT AN OPTION at Minor League level (Coast, Minors, Babes). Only Majors.  Penalty for an illegal bat?  Batter is out.  Loss of one on-field adult position (1 st incident)  Ejection of Manager (2 nd incident)  Ejection of designated Manager (3 rd & 4 th )  End of game. Teams cannot add coaches.  Lineups presented to Umpire with 2 coaches.

56  BE PREPARED and ORGANIZED  Be motivated and enthusiastic  Be balanced – it’s called LITTLE League  Demand Hustle – set the example  Want a Positive Attitude – set the example  Practice like you want them to play in a game  Warm ups, Drills, Pregame workouts, Tempo

57  Teach your volunteer coaches EXACTLY how to run a drill, what you are emphasizing and how to “verbally” give adjustments to the kids.  Practice Plan – share it…  Use older, experienced players to help younger or less skilled players – partners in fielding short hops, pepper, etc.  Challenge these kids to be “leaders” by example FIRST

58  How to Define Success: Not always related to the Scoreboard (Double Goal Coaching)  Growth of the player/team (What they control)  Effort  Learning  How to deal with Mistakes  Help kids achieve their goals  Fun, Friends, Get better, Life lessons, All Stars

59  How do you want to be remembered?  This is about the kids playing the game, not you playing Manager/Coach.  Give them something they will respect and remember for years to come – good coaching and mentoring.

60 Baseball Managers  Wes Dover – Coaching and Player Development   Heather Randall – Player Agent Baseball  Softball Managers  Kristi Aman – Softball VP   Sherry Gilden – Player Agent Softball 

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62  Chuck Jorgensen   Cell:  Any equipment issues: size of bats, catching gear, helmets etc. – please contact Chuck and it will be taken care of.


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