Every coach, or volunteer, that interacts with the players is required to fill-out a Three Rivers Coaching Application, a Little League Volunteer Application, submit to and pass a background check, and take an online Concussion Course every year regardless of your years of service for the league.
Free coaching clinics will be offered every year touching on the fundamentals of how to run a practice, proper throwing mechanics, pitching and hitting fundamentals.
No volunteer, coach, or board member has tenure. Coaches are selected each year and must submit to and pass a background check every year.
Required Attendance and Participation:
Applications and Little League Paperwork
Skills Assessment and Draft
Team Fundraising and Raffle
All Star Nominations and Draft
Equipment Distribution and Return:
Equipment will be handed out before the start of team practices. Each coach will need to attend the mandatory coaches' meeting to receive their team's equipment, coaching binder and review the upcoming season with TRLL's Player Representative.
Coaches are responsible for the return of all equipment, except for player socks and hats. Coaches must keep a complete official scorebook and submit the book to the TRLL BOD at the end of the season.
Little League Rules and TRLL House Rules
Each coach and manager is responsible for reading and knowing the current Little League Rules Handbook and TRLL's House Rules prior to the start of every season. Little League Rules handbooks and TRLL House Rules will be handed out each year. Electronic versions can be bought and downloaded at littleleague.org.
TRLL issues new House Rules and Rainout Procedures every year and the documents are subject to change. Coaches must read and familiarize themselves with these documents every year. Please make sure you are in receipt of, and familiar with, these documents.
TRLL has zero-tolerance for inappropriate behavior or language at any time for umpires, other coaches, parents, or volunteers.
TRLL has zero-zero-tolerance for disrespect and inappropriate behavior toward umpires.
A coaches' binder will be issued to each head coach containing pertinent information about TRLL for reference throughout the season including league contact information, insurance policy information, league procedures, player medical releases, TRLL House Rules, official rosters, pitch counts, and contacts, and signed parent codes of conduct forms signed by a player's parent or gaurdian.
Coaches are responsible for maintaining their books and keeping an accurate score book with first and last names and pitch counts on every pitcher for each game signed by umpires and opposing coaches. Current books for each team must kept on the field and available for review at every practice and every game.
A current and accurate copy of the team's officail roster of registered players with emergency contact information is required in each book. Players not listed on the official roster are not eligible to play.