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Coach Responsibilities

Updated Wednesday October 29, 2014 by Fremont Baseball Inc.

Coach Responsibilities

A manager or coach, by volunteering for the job, does not get a license to do as he or she pleases but must accept the responsibility for the impact their actions will have on the remainder of the player's life. Managers and coaches should accept the responsibility of studying not only the techniques of the game of baseball but also training and development of young people.

Managers and Coaches are expected to:

  1. Maintain proper and ensure safe condition of equipment, dugouts, and spectator areas following practices and games.
  2. Return all league owned equipment to FBI within two weeks of the end of the season or as directed by FBI Board of Directors.
  3. Read and be familiar with MLB Official Rules and Regulations, PONY Baseball Rules and Regulations, FBI Rulebook (amendments and local rules).  Should fully understand all sections on Managers/Coaches Responsibilities.
  4. Possess the Manager’s Binder at all practices and games.  Manager’s Binder will contain Field Permits, Player Authorization to Treat a Minor form, FBI Rulebook, and other important information.
  5. Ensure that the team manager or coach be on-site for all practices or games.
  6. Ensure that all players meet their obligations to the league (i.e. snack bar duty, umpiring, etc.)
  7. Conduct regular practices working on baseball fundamentals and techniques and to encourage players to improve their skill and interest in the game.
  8. Develop and work with all players on their team and not just the starting nine (9) players.
  9. Conduct Team Meetings to coordinate and assign parent volunteers in functions such as Team Business Manager, Team Sponsors, Team Banner, Scorekeeper, umpiring, snack duties, and scheduling.
  10. Attend and Participate in all Mandatory League Manager’s Meetings.  If personal attendance is not possible, please have a qualified representative (assistant manager/coach) from your team in attendance.  Failure to attend mandatory meetings is cause for league review with possible disciplinary actions or dismissal.
  11. Support the FBI Board of Directors and other league managers towards establishing and enforcing FBI Manager Guidelines, principles, and responsibilities.
  12. Communicate to the Division Representative or Player Agent when a player is released from your team for any reason.  If available, a replacement player may be assigned to your team.
  13. Submit a Team Roster to the Division Representative three (3) times during the season (Prior to Game 1 of the Regular Season, after Game 10 of the Regular Season, and after the Final Regular Season Game).

Managers must determine standards of conduct for the team and advise the players of those standards or team rules and the penalty that will be invoked for violation of the standards.  Discipline must be fair and constant, whether it involves the team start or the least used substitute.  Particularly in leagues for younger players, it is advisable to pass this information on to parents at a team meeting.  The league should begin with a well-planned, thorough try-out session in which every player has an equal opportunity to display batting, throwing, running and fielding skills.  Practice sessions should be held to a pre-determined length of time and be well organized to teach fundamentals to all players, not just a scrimmage session for the starting nine.