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Responsibilities of Managers and Coaches

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING AS A MANAGER OR COACH!
NO PREVIOUS BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

For first time t-ball and coach pitch managers, information meetings and demonstrations will be conducted prior to the season to go over format of game, practice and training suggestions and overall rules and regulations for a successful season.

Manager Responsibilities

- Communicate with team via email/text on practice/game schedule and announcements
- Assign or create a sign up sheet for parents in the snack stand
- Book practice field, design practice plans and run practices
- Facilitate the positions and batting order for the team
- Draft your team
- Eligible to participate in post-season voting as well as volunteer as post-season manager or coach (Eastern & Majors)
(For T-Ball, players are assigned to your team automatically)
(Coach Pitch & Rookie Level - dividing teams fairly)
(For Eastern & Majors - following proper OLL draft process)

Coach Responsibilities
- Assist manager with creating lineup and defensive positions
- Assist manager with on field practice and game duties
- Act as manager in manager's absence
- Eligible to participate in post-season voting as well as volunteer as post-season manager or coach (Eastern & Majors)

Dugout Monitor Responsibilities
(For T-Ball Division)
- Control the conduct of the players in the dugout
- Follow batting order created by manager and make sure player knows when it's their turn to bat
(If Covid-19 Guidelines are In Effect)
- Make sure players are socially distancing in the dugout
- Periodically give out hand sanitizer to players and coaches

Pitching Mounds & Home Plate Care

MOUND AND HOME PLATE CARE

To all managers and coaches. It is the responsibility of the managers and coaches to help maintain parts of the fields. We ask that you follow the directions below for the field you are playing on. These fields are used by all our kids. As volunteers we should contribute the little extra time it takes to help keep our fields in good condition for them. We greatly appreciate your help with this.

For all fields!!! Please have your team clean up all trash in and around the dugouts. For the older kids
perhaps assign a player before each game and have them make sure the dugout has been cleaned and
no one has left any equipment.

Directions for OT-1:
Rake the mound and home plate.
If you are the last game of the day, you must place the covers back on the mound and home plate also. If you are not sure if you are the last game, cover them.
Round cover is for the mound.
The square cover is for home plate.

Directions for Goldberg and Roche:
After your game you need to rake home plate and the mound for the next game.
If you are playing the last game of the day, follow the directions below for home plate and mound. If you are not sure if you are the last game perform steps below.

Mound Care:
1. If the kids dug a hole in front of the rubber (which they always do).
a. Sweep out loose mound dust.
b. Fill in hole with the loose clay they kicked out and pack it down as best as possible.
i. It is helpful to use the back side of the rake to pack it down.
ii. A 5-gallon bucket of extra clay should be in a dugout. Use as needed to fill in hole.

2. Spray the entire mound with water. The object is to keep the clay damp, not soaked (use your best judgement). There is a pump sprayer on each field.
3. Cover the mound with the mound cover. (Round cover)

Home Plate Care:

1. Rake all loose clay into any holes in the batter’s box.
2. Rake around the plate area doing your best to create a flat area.
3. Lightly spray water around the pate area (batters’ boxes and catchers area) to keep it damp.

If you have any questions please reach out to me at [email protected] or 203-215-1480.

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