Presentation on theme: "2013 Snoqualmie Valley Little League Manager’s Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
12013 Snoqualmie Valley Little League Manager’s Meeting Presented by: Wes DoverDirector of Coaching and Player Development
2Agenda Team Meeting - Season Preliminaries Forms Needed: Volunteer/Medical Consent/Concussion /Parent Code of ConductProof of Residency neededCoaching Clinics & Manager TrainingNew Rules – Pitch Count, Drop 3rd Strike, Illegal BatsGame Day Protocols / Pregame routineCoaching EvaluationsFirst Aid Training & Safety DiscussionFundraising & UniformsScheduling (Games & Practice)Challenger Division & Child Abuse RequirementsInterlock in 2013SVLL Web Site & Coaching Tools on Team StreamSoftballUmpires
4Team Meeting Ideal Parent Handout (www.svll.net) Introduce yourself & coachesDiscuss 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 - ScheduleSafety issues, care of propertyPlayer SurveyPositions 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?
5Team Meeting Volunteer Form online via SVLL Registration Concussion & Medical Consent FormParent Code of ConductProof of Residency ( thru )2 Adult Volunteer Umpires (local training)Field Maintenance “Grounds Crew”Scorekeeper & Pitch Count PersonComposite BatsManager Responsibilities Checklist underCoaching Tab at
7Proof of Residency Requirements 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 License2. Voter’s Registration3. School records4. Welfare/child care records5. Federal records6. State records7. Local (municipal) records8. Support payment records9. Homeowner or tenant records10. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)11. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records12. Insurance documents13. Medical records14. Military records15. Internet, cable or satellite records16. Vehicle records17. Employment recordsNOTE: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document.
8Coaching Clinics Mandatory for all Managers to attend 1 Clinic before the start of the season.March 2 - SVLL Sponsored – Wes DoverMarch 13 - D9 Sponsored – Dr. Frank Smoll“Mastery Approach to Coaching” / 7 – 8:30 PM / Redmond, WAMarch 13 – D9 Sponsored – Dr. Vincent Santoro“Prevent Baseball Injuries” / 8:30 – 10 PM / Redmond, WAMarch 16 – D9 Sponsored – Scorekeeper Clinic9:00 AM - ? / All Star games require standardized scorekeepingOptional – Coaching Fundamentals & Positive Coaching Alliance. (www.svll.net)
9Concussion training www.svll.net 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.
10New rules - jewelryPlayers 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.
12New rules – illegal bat 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.
13New rules – dropped 3rd strike (majors only) 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).
14Double 1st base - clarification 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.
15New rules – Pitch count 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.
16New rules – mandatory play Tournament Rule 9Baseball/SoftballMANDATORY 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 International Tournament, revised mandatory play minimum for tournament teams with thirteen (13) or more eligible players in uniform at a game
17Game Day Protocols (Pregame – 6pm game start) 5:00 – 5:20 – Visitor in batting cage5:20 – 5:40 – Home team in batting cage5:00 – 5:35 – both teams can use the side of the infield and outfield for warm-ups5:35- 5:45 – visitors take infield5:45 – 5:55 – home team takes infield5:55 – plate meeting with Umpire in Chief5:59 – Home pitcher warms-up6:00 – Batter up!
19Coaching evaluationsCoaching Evaluations were sent to all participants in July - August of 2013.Coaching Evaluations will be sent out to all participants in July of 2013.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 2nd Team Meeting half way through.
20My philosophy as director of coaching for svll “When you stop learning, you are no longer coaching”Practice Drills (43 pages)Step by Step breakdown on PitchingStep by Step breakdown on HittingLL Rule Interpretations and QuestionsPitch Count Sheets, Line Up Master SheetsList of Coaching ClinicsPositive Coaching Alliance – Double Goal Coach
21You are the Most Important People in our organization You determine the kind of experience our children have with SVLL baseball and softballWe want Managers/Coaches who want towin and help players learn “life lessons” and positive character traits from sports.Honor the Game: Respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates & Self.
22Online Help / Coaching tools Scott WebbCell:Team Stream Coaching Tools DemoHow to Print out Medical Consent and Parent Code of Conduct to be signed.Strategies for Effective & Impactful Coaching
23fundraising Roy Baunsgard & Stacey Cepeda Cell: RoyCell: Stacey
26Sports Authority coupon Support SVLL by Shopping at Sports Authority Issaquah this weekend!March 2nd thru 10th 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 2nd thru 10th.
30Safety First SVLL Safety information is online Bats, Bats, Bats! Safety PlanForms: Injury ReportMedical ConsentConcussion Info and QuizBats, Bats, Bats!First Aid KitInjury ReportVolunteersAll 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
32Play Ball! Practice & Game Schedules (Charlie Carman) Rainouts Bucky’s Baseball Academy – indoor timesRainoutsMajors: Opstad, Coast: SES, Minors: NBEPractice & Games –Season StandingsLog in and record results of game scores/pitch counts to: SVNLLEnd of Season TournamentsBand Members/OPI – ask team, notify Me
33Interlock with Falls & svnll Majors – 12, Coast (12) and Minors (14) – YesSoftball – all divisions Crazy 8s and upFLL/SVNLL will be interlock partners for all groupsInterlock 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.
34Game Day Protocols (Field Use) Wet FieldsField 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 outfieldWalking on them or working them with a rake doesn’t drain the water – leave them alone
35director of challenger division Stacey CepedaChallenger Division: established for children ages with physical and/or mental disabilities.This is the 3rd year that SVLL offers this division.Majors and Coast players are eligible to be a Challenger Buddy.
36Information officer 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:
37SVLL Field Maintenance Prepping and Maintaining Our Baseball FieldsGreg RotheSnoqualmie Valley Little League Director of Fields and Facilities
38Pre-Game Prep Checklist MaterialsMat DragProvided at Majors and Coast fieldsProvided in the Quad, shared among fields 1-4Leave them at the field after gamesRakeChalker and ChalkChalking String with SpikeBatters’ Box TemplateIn the Storage Shed.Shared among all fields.Return to the shed BEFORE your game begins
39Pre-Game Prep - The Grass Line. Use a rake to pull material from the grass line back into the infield.This minimizes the lips that resulting from motorized dragging.
40Pre-Game Prep - Drag the infield Use a different pattern each time you drag.This prevents forming low and high spots, which collect water.
41Pre-Game Prep – Heavy Traffic Areas 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.
42Chalk the Batters’ Boxes 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’
43Chalk the Foul Lines 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.
44Wet Fields - Rainouts Respect the city’s decision When the city closes the fields, they are closed.Keep off of wet fieldsMany 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.
45Wet Fields – Game Time 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.
46This field gets dragged between games and after practice. Post-Game CleanupRe-dress the heavy traffic areas around bases and batters’ boxesDrag the base pathFields 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.
47Equipment ReturnAll 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
49The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL Who are the umps?Volunteer adultsVolunteer 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 ….
50The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL TEAM UMPIRESEach 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.
51The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL SVLL UMPIRE TRAINING DATESUMP 101: March 11 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) NBEUMP 102: March 19 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) NBEFIELD 201: March 23 (8:00 – 10:30 AM)- location TBA (Torguson most likely)
52The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL 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 sheetTeam backup umpiresManagers and coaches
53The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL 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!!
54The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL ZERO Tolerance PolicyRemember, 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.
55The Umpire in CHIEF - SVLL 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 (1st incident)Ejection of Manager (2nd incident)Ejection of designated Manager (3rd & 4th)End of game. Teams cannot add coaches.Lineups presented to Umpire with 2 coaches.
56Keys to Successful Coaching That YOU Control BE PREPARED and ORGANIZEDBe motivated and enthusiasticBe balanced – it’s called LITTLE LeagueDemand Hustle – set the exampleWant a Positive Attitude – set the examplePractice like you want them to play in a gameWarm ups, Drills, Pregame workouts, TempoStrategies for Effective & Impactful Coaching
57Teach Your Teachers Coach Your Coaches 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
58Why are you Coaching?How to Define Success: Not always related to the Scoreboard (Double Goal Coaching)Growth of the player/team (What they control)EffortLearningHow to deal with MistakesHelp kids achieve their goalsFun, Friends, Get better, Life lessons, All Stars
59LEGACY & MEMORIES 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.
60Questions? www.svll.net Wes Dover – Coaching and Player Development Baseball ManagersWes Dover – Coaching and Player DevelopmentHeather Randall – Player Agent BaseballSoftball ManagersKristi Aman – Softball VPSherry Gilden – Player Agent Softball
61Year 55 – svll still is & always will be… Kids first
62Equipment Issues Chuck Jorgensen Cell:Any equipment issues: size of bats, catching gear, helmets etc. – please contact Chuck and it will be taken care of.