Welcome to the Coach's Corner
This little corner of our website is designed as a forum to share documents, links, and info that will help all coaches and managers at RBVLL. To quote from the Little League website:
"The heart of Little League is what happens between the adult manager/coach and player. It is the manager more than any other individual who controls the situation in which the players may be benefited. Improving the level of leadership in this vital area must be a continuing effort."
This section of the site is dedicated to furthering that effort and providing our managers and coaches with every resouce we can manage. If you have a favorite website, book, or strategy, e-mail the website. We'll publish it here and get it out to your fellow coaches and managers.
Thank you all for your dedication to the children of RBVLL!
Download the 2012 Local Rules
Injury Reporting Form
Download the form here
When appropriate, use this form to report injuries/accidents that occur at practice or during games. Please seek out a board member or e-mail completed forms to your division representative or our Safety Officer, Matt Peters.
First Aid Overview
Annually, RBVLL Conducts First Aid training for our managers and coaches. Safety is EVERYONE's responsibility. In case of injury, please refer to this document. Always dial 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
Pre-Game/Post-Game Field Management
Gameday Field Management
There is no batting cage usage prior to the start of 4:30 games M-F.
For all other scheduled games follow this schedule:
1. Minors Field Teams will use cage #2 (black net)
2. Majors Field Teams will use cage #1 (green net)
3. Visiting team assigned the cage 90 minutes prior to game start
4. Home team assigned the cage 60 minutes prior to game start
5. All players/coaches on their field of play 30 minutes prior to game start
6. Visiting team takes infield 30 minutes before game start
7. Home team takes infield 20 minutes before game start
1. Promptly clear your team out of your dugout, pickup all trash and sweep if necessary.
2. If there is a game following you, do NOT have your post-game discussion on the field of play
3. Arriving teams shall not enter the dugout until the prior teams have had the opportunity clear out of their dugout
If you are playing the last game of the day, or if you see that the need exists:
Fill any holes on the mound or around home plate
Brush excess dirt off the infield grass
Pull the bases and place them in the nearest dugout
Place tarps on the mound and homeplate
LL Volunteer Application
Download the file here
Any adult who volunteers to coach or work with the children of our league are required to have this application on file.
One of our newest manager's commented that he wished he had some ideas of the expectations for the upcoming season. The attached document lays out the basic framework for the season, particularly geared towards our T-Ball, A, and AA divisions. It's a team effort for the managers and coaches out there, by all means help one another, share ideas, and help us collectively improve as a program.
Setup your own team website!
The attached file provides a step by step instruction for setting up a website for your team. Download the file and use the internet as a great source of information for your team.
E-mail the website if you have any questions!
Some great websites for instruction tools and other info
Here are some of the sites that we've found useful over the years. Some provide drills, others provide mechanical instruction, while still others provide rule interpretations. If you have other favorite sites that you're willing to share, send them to the site via e-mail and we'll update this list.
Child Protection Issues
Little League and RBVLL take very seriously our responsibility to our players and parents to provide a safe environment for our children's growth and enjoyment. Through background checks and education, Little League sets the standard for child protection.
The attached document is provided by Little League International to all leagues and is worthwhile reading material.
Prepare the Child
Prepare the child
In the hypercompetitive world of youth sports, Little League continues to emphasize that we "prepare the child for the path" as opposed to "preparing the path for the child." Through Little League success and failure and interaction with teammates and opponents, we are helping to develop children for the challenges they face in the years after Little League. The attached document provides guidance and clues for "preparing the child..."
Sample letter to the team
Parent Pre-Season Letter
Each season, I recommend that the coach provide a detailed letter to his team's parents. The letter lays out expectations, let's people know what activities are coming and generally provides a welcome mat to the season. I've always handed this out at my season opening parents meeting.
Download the word document and customize it to fit your needs.
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