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Team Manager and Coach Roles and Responsibilities

Having qualified team managers and coaches are key to the smooth operation of teams in Canyon Creek Little League.  Often, the League receives questions about the differences in the roles and responsibilities for managers and coaches. This section summarizes several of the key differences between managers and coaches in our League.

Team Managers
 
Coaches
 

Roles and responsibilities of Team Managers include:

  • Overall team leadership and accountability

  • Teach and demonstrate good sportsmanship by respecting the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and one's self

  • Refrain from the use of insulting, embarrassing, foul, or abusive language. Be a good role model.

  • Have the understanding, patience, and the capacity to work with children in the age group of the division

  • Attendance at mandatory manager/coaching clinics

  • Accountability for actions of the team (parents, players, coaches)

  • Responsible for understanding, complying with, and enforcing all Canyon Creek and Little League rules, regulations, and policies

  • Game preparations and related decisions

  • Practice planning and game strategy

  • Discipline and personnel moves

  • Team communication (rules, schedules, league events, etc)

  • Field preparation and cleanup

  • Return all issued equipment at the end of the season in good an clean condition

     

Roles and responsibilities of coaches on the team include:
  • Skill instruction (pitching, hitting, fielding)

  • Teach and demonstrate good sportsmanship by respecting the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and one's self

  • Refrain from the use of insulting, embarrassing, foul, or abusive language. Be a good role model.

  • Have the understanding, patience, and the capacity to work with children in the age group of the division

  • Attendance at mandatory coaching clinics

  • Responsible for understanding, complying with, and enforcing all Canyon Creek and Little League rules, regulations, and policies

  • Player Skills development training (ground balls, fly balls, batting practice)
     
  • Base coaching

  • Pre-game dugout set up.  

  • Pitcher warm-up

  • Field preparation and cleanup

  • Manage the team in the absence of the Team Manager

  • Advise the Team Manager on game and practice strategy

  • Assist the Team Manager where/when needed with team activities

Expectations

Canyon Creek Little League expects nothing but the best from our managers and coaches. Given the important role that managers and coaches play in the development and leadership of youth in the Canyon Creek Little League program, much care is used in the review, vetting, and selection of candidates for Canyon Creek teams. While not all inclusive, the League has these base expectations for all managers and coaches. Read more...

Regular Season: Manager and Coach Selection Process

Canyon Creek Little League follows the rules and guidelines as established in the Little League Operating Manual in the selection of managers and coaches. The League also has processes in place for naming replacement managers and coaches during the regular season and tournament play as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The assessment of our coaches continues throughout their participation in our program and is revocable in the event the Board determines there has been misconduct of any kind.  Furthermore, having been a manager/coach does not qualify one to manage/coach additional seasons.

Tournament Season: All-Star Team Manager and Assistant Coach Selection Process

The selection of the coaching staff is a very important step in the process. In order to be selected to manage or coach a team, the candidate must meet the eligibility requirements as specified by Little League in the Tournament Rules and Guidelines (in the Official Regulations and Playing Rules Green Book). More information about eligibility requirements and the manager and coach selection process used by Canyon Creek can be found on a page dedicated to this topic. Read more...

Resources for Managers and Coaches

This section contains useful tips and other information for Canyon Creek managers and coaches.

Resources for Managers and Coaches
 
Descriptions


 
Canyon Creek  Manager\Coach Code of Conduct Policy Code of conduct and expectations for all managers and coaches. Managers and coaches are expected to read and comply with Canyon Creek's code of conduct policies. There are no exceptions.
Health and Safety Information
 
The health and safety of players, parents, and everyone associated with Canyon Creek is a top priority. Managers and coaches will find important safety information, including the Canyon Creek Safety Manual, in this section of the website.
 
Manager's and Coach's Role
 
Very good description of the roles that managers and coaches play in developing young people both on and off the field
 
Little League Coaching Resource Center
 
The Little League Resource Center provides managers and coaches the tools they need to be effective leaders of children, to run efficient and productive practices, and to teach children the baseball or softball skills they need to be able to excel.
Additional Manager and Coach Training Resources
 
Little League Baseball and Canyon Creek Little League are committed to providing our Managers and Coaches with the training and skills necessary for a successful season. In this section, they will find a variety of training resources including coaching philosophy, drills and game strategy.
Field Reservations for Extra Practice
 
Canyon Creek Little League does an extraordinary job of providing field resources. Canyon Creek Managers wishing to obtain fields for extra practice will be able to reserve available space on a first come first serve basis.

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