Each Team is responsible for obtaining a team sponsor (Spring season only). Ask your team's parents to help.
Become familiar with our SMVLL Constitution and hold to all Little League Rules and SMVLL Local Rules.
The Manager is responsible for every child until ALL of them have been picked up - This includes both practices & games.
All Managers, Coaches, Team Moms, and volunteers must have a volunteer application on file with the league and must pass background screening process (LiveScan)
Arrive promptly and have your team ready to practice infield at all scheduled games.
The HOME team is to provide a scorekeeper, pitch counter and game balls.
It is the Manager's responsibility to control his/her team's parents and their guests.
Your team parents should not coach during the game, but should show encouragement and positive to all players, parents, umpires & volunteers.
Support all of your players and encourage good sportsmanship. Enjoy yourself at the games by letting your players play - Remember the game is for THE KIDS!
Behave in a responsible manner and avoid, under all circumstances, the urge to yell, belittle, or jeer at the kids, umpires, the other coaches, and/or other adults.
No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed at practices or games.
Inspect team equipment and helmets regularly and have broken items replaced and illegal bats and helmets removed from play.
Remember these apply only to SMVLL teams.
RESOURCES FOR BASEBALL TRAINING
BASEBALL TRAINING LINKS:
USA BASEBALL TRAINING FOR COACHES
We strive to ensure we have the best possible managers and coaches here at SMVLL. To support that goal, Little League and SMVLL strive to offer training to meet the needs of our volunteers who are considering managing a team.
We would like all potential managers and coaches to consider completing these free online training courses. This will help ensure consistent coaching of the fundamentals no matter what level the kids are playing at. We will be seeking additional opportunities for coaching clinics, however these lessons are available today online, are free and accessible with any internet connection.
Once at the web page click on “Register” on the upper right corner of the page and fill in the registration information. Click on “Get More Activities” and browse for course to take, then click on the course and add it to your bag. Once the course is added to your dashboard click on the play button to start the course. When the course is completed you will receive a certificate that can be saved and printed to show the course was completed.
Please the courses listed below:
Coaching the Fundamentals of Infield
Coaching the Fundamentals of Outfield
Coaching the basics of Hitting
Base running Fundamentals
Coaching the Pitch Delivery
Introduction to Pitch Smart
We also encourage parents to go to this site and take the parent course. The course is very informative and ideal for any new members or existing members of the league