Manager and Coach Responsibilities

The following section is pulled directly from the 2019 Local Rules

VII Manager and Coach Responsibilities

Managers and coaches are important volunteer positions. Players and their families trust managers and coaches to develop the players in a positive and productive environment. The following is a list of responsibilities each manager and coach shall follow to achieve these values of Little League International and KNLL.

  1. Attend any and all managers and coaches meetings scheduled by KNLL and District 9.
  2. Learn, teach, and follow all LLOR, KNLL Local Rules and, if applicable, Interlock Rules from District 9.
  3. Learn, teach, and follow the KNLL Safety Plan (ASAP).
  4. Communicate all practice and game times, schedule changes, rainouts, and any other relevant information to all team players and their families.
  5. Ensure all parent(s) or guardian(s) of players sign the Medical Release and Code of Conduct forms and save these in the team binder. Carry the binder to every game and practice.
  6. Ensure their equipment bag contains one (1) First Aid kit and at least two (2) ice packs for every game and practice. If additional supplies are needed, contact the Equipment Manager.
  7. Report all injuries to the Safety Officer. For more information, see Section 13 First Aid.
  8. Follow the rules for mandatory play as prescribed by LLOR and KNLL Local Rules.
  9. Ensure all players are legal and properly equipped.
  10. Ensure all equipment is legal.
  11. Notify the Player Agent if a player misses two (2) consecutive games within 24 hours of the second game.
  12. Ensure all volunteers have submitted the Volunteer Application and been approved by KNLL. This includes umpires, scorekeepers, field maintenance, etc.
  13. For Baseball "AA" Division and above and Softball "AAA" Division and above, identify and submit at least two (2) umpires to the umpire pool. Provide at least one (1) umpire for every game.
  14. For Baseball "AA" Division and higher and Softball "AAA" Division and higher, provide at least one (1) scorekeeper for every game.
  15. Ensure only coaches of record are in the dugout or on the field as base coach during a game. If a manager or coach of record is absent from or voluntarily leaves a game, a substitute will be allowed provided the substitute is an approved volunteer. If during a game, inform the game umpire-in-chief of the substitute.
  16. Ensure all spectators remain at least ten (10) feet from the dugout, per LLOR.
  17. Sign for equipment bags, treat these as their own, and return these in clean and orderly condition. If, during the season, any equipment fails, immediately contact the Equipment Manager for review and replacement. KNLL reserves the right to bill a manager for missing or damaged equipment or any equipment not returned on time.
  18. Enforce the rules of Section 10 Code of Conduct.

Failure to fulfill these responsibilities may result in removal as manager or coach or affect eligibility for manager or coach in future seasons.