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Coaches Need to Know Items


Pitch Counts for Kids


MAXIMUM PITCHES

Pitcher Age
7-8
9-10
11-12
13-16
Maximum Pitches in a Game
50
75
85
95

Required Days of Rest Based on # of Pitches Thrown in a Game:
Pitches Thrown
1-20
21-35
36-50
51-65
66+
Mandatory Calendar Days of Rest
0
1
2
3

4


The right hand column represents the # of calendar days the pitcher must go without pitching. So, if Johnny Smith throws 38 pitches on a Monday, then he would be required to sit-out Tuesday and Wednesday (2 calendar days) before being eligible to pitch again on Thursday.

If a pitcher reaches a pitch count threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may finish that batter. For example, if a pitcher is starting a batter at (throwing pitch number) 35, the pitcher may finish that batter and would be eligible to pitch after 1 calendar day of rest as if they came out of the game at 35 pitches.


The HOME TEAM's tally represents the official pitch count for any given contest.


Coaches Notes on Pitching/Catching/Stealing

Additionally, please be aware of the following two items as it relates to catching and pitching on the same day: (1) If a child catches MORE THAN 3 innings, then he is NOT eligible to pitch later in that same game. This is strictly interpreted so even 1 batter beyond 3 full innings negates the catcher's ability to later take the mound. (2) Any pitcher who throws more than 40 pitches (i.e. 41 or more) in a game may NOT later play catcher in that same game.

Little League University 

Little League University is intended to provide the Coach or Manager with the tools they need to be effective leaders of children, to run efficient and productive practices, and to teach children the baseball skills they need to be able to excel.

This service is provided at no cost by Little League International. Visit  
http://www.littleleagueu.org/


Little League Coaching & Managing Main Page

News, links, resources and more, all at the click of a button. http://www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches.htm


Coaches/Manager's Role

A great article at Little League Online that discusses the role and reposnibility of managing our kids. http://www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/coachrole.htm


Datebase of Players

As a manager, you have online access to a team page for your team where you can post news, schedules, pictures and can also communicate with your team.


Coaches Mission


I. OUR MISSION AS A COACH

Coaching Little League can be a very rewarding experience. It is very important however, that you keep a proper perspective of what your priorities and mission should be at this level of competition. Your primary responsibility is NOT to win! The pressure of winning will come soon enough for these young athletes. Your primary mission as a Little League coach is to: 

Unfortunately, many coaches live their adult athletic lives through their young players. Visions of days gone by cloud their judgment, and teaching and developing young players takes a back seat to their own personal athletic gratification. While your personal experience, as a former player will be very important throughout your coaching career, it is imperative to remember that you are no longer a player, you are a coach. Knowing how to do something is much different than knowing how to teach it. The later being a much more difficult endeavor.

II. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A COACH

It is important to remember that your players look up to you. You set the example. You should always act like a coach when on the field and be aware of your actions when you are off the field.

Other responsibilities include: a. Safety.


  1. Learning the game.

  2. Being polite, kind and approachable. 

  3. Being fair by providing ALL players the opportunity to learn.

  4.  Making every player feel they are a part of the team regardless of their talent level.

  5.  Dressing like, and looking like a coach.

  6.  Setting reasonable goals and expectations.

  7.  Teaching the fundamentals of the game.

  8.  Being positive no matter what the outcome.

  9.  Knowing and supporting Little League Baseball and Softball rules and programs.

  10.  Being honest and not afraid of admitting your own mistakes.

  11.  Being open-minded.

  12.  Being a role model for the children.

  13.  Understanding that growth and progress come one small step at a time.

  14.  NEVER yelling at a child.

  15.  Setting rules and following them

  16.  And remembering the game is for the children.


 

III. SUCCESSFUL COACHING

Determining whether or not you were successful at the end of the season is not as difficult as some may think, and it does not only include your win/loss record. Evaluating your success at the youth level can be determined by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Was I able to get the absolute best out of the athletes?

  2. Did I leave the athletes feeling more confident about themselves as people,

    and more confident in their abilities as athletes?

  3. Did they enjoy themselves, and did they feel comfortable being an active

    member of the team?

  4. Did they excel in the concept of good sportsmanship and treating opponents,

    teammates, fans and officials politely?

  5. Did they learn the skills we taught them?

  6. Did I leave them a little more prepared for life’s challenges? 

 

Paragraph from Jake Patterson's "How to Coach Little league Baseball" Article. 
Click read more to click HERE.

Line-ups Printouts

Official Aviation Little League Line Up Sheet 

Baseball Line Up Sheet - With Field Positions Optional 1

Baseball Line Up Sheet - With Field Position Optional 2 

COACHING COMMITMENT STATEMENT


If appointed as a Coach or an Assistant Coach I will.
..

* Remember that I am a youth sports coach and that the game is for children, not adults.

* Place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of my own desire to win.

*Understand that the objective of the Aviation Little League is to promote the ideals of good sportsmanship, respect for authority and team building.

*Strive to help my players become happy, well-adjusted children who will evolve into good citizens.

*Treat each player as an individual, realizing the large range of development for the same age group.

*Realize that statistics and win/loss percentages are minor in comparison to whether a player has a positive, enriching experience.

*Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and good sportsmanship.

*Notify the spectators that they are responsible for abiding by the "Code of Conduct", an integral part of the Aviation  Little League and a player registration requirement.

*With the assistance of a team parent, handle all administrative requirements of the team.

*Spend the time necessary with my team at practices and games, and do my best to organize play that is fun and challenging for all players.

*Do my best to provide a safe playing environment, free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

*Review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injured players.

*Learn the official Little League mandates and the Aviation Little League regulations. Teach these rules to the players, and enforce them with the parents.

*Be responsible for the proper use of all assigned equipment, facilities and uniforms. Return all equipment on the date specified by the Equipment Manager at the end of the season.

*Understand that the Board of Directors is committed to assisting coaches while running a program based on what is best for all participants.

*Understand that any of the following actions, while in the presence of players, will result in disciplinary action by the Board of Directors up to and including removal as Coach (or Assistant Coach) of your team:

1) Display of poor sportsmanship or disrespectful behavior, including arguing or "baiting" the umpire 
2) Loss of temper and/or self-control
3) Demonstrating an obvious lack of integrity by intentional manipulation of the rules
4) Playing children less than the minimum play requirements
5) Use of bad language, including derogatory remarks made toward players, umpires, or other adults Allowing players to "trash talk" opponents, umpires, or spectators
6) Use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco while around the team 

 

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