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Managers & Assistant Coaches

Being a Manager/Head Coach requires time, patience, and a basic knowledge of the game (lower divisions) or solid understanding of the game/rules (upper divisions).  You should be able to attend the majority of games and practices. You will plan and run practices (with the assistance of other parents/coaches), create gameday lineups, and be the primary contact between the league and the team. For lower divisions, the Manager is most often on the field with the players (e.g. directing players where to go and what to do, setting up the tee/batter, pitching to their players, etc.). For upper divisions, the Manager is most often calling out plays to the players and base coaching. As the Manager, you will be able to select your team's practice slot, and you can request/select players onto your team. 

An Assistant Coach primarily helps the Manager coach the team and run the practices and games. For AA and above divisions, the Manager can recruit as many coaches to assist during practice as needed, but there may only be two rostered Assistant Coaches with the Manager in the dugout during a game.  For Single A and below, we encourage several Assistant Coaches to be on the field to help direct and coach players during a game and one coach in the dugout for teams in offense to supervise players and enforce bat safety. 

Requirements

  • Background Check (volunteers 18+ only)
  • LiveScan Fingerprinting (only required for adult coaches 18+)
  • Attendance at Managers Meeting (mandatory for Managers; optional for Assistant Coaches) to cover:
    • Safety & First Aid
    • Baseball Fundamentals
    • Season expectations
  •  Online Trainings 
    • CDC Concussion
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter
  • Live/Virtual Rules Clinic Training (Managers new to AA and above divisions)

Background Check: As part of its Child Protection Program, Little League International (LLI) requires all leagues and districts in the United States to conduct an annual background check, including a nationwide criminal search, a search of the National Sex Offender Registry, review of the U.S. Center for SafeSport Centralized Disciplinary Database and Little League International Ineligible List. LFLL utilizes J.D Palatine (JDP), which is LLI’s preferred provider, to conduct its background checks. A background check is required on an annual basis. 

Live Scan Fingerprint Check: California passed a new legislative bill, Assembly Bill No. 506, which is effective January 1, 2022, that requires a fingerprint-based background check for individuals (18 and older) who have direct contact with the players for more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours a year. Given the number of practices and games in our season, LFLL has determined that this law would apply to all Managers and Assistant Coaches, plus any volunteer Umpires who plan on umpiring more than 5 games per month or 10 games over the year, plus any additional adults who help at practices on a consistent basis. Live Scan is operated by the Dept of Justice. Some key information is summarized below, but you can find additional info at https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints

  • The cost of Live Scan will be covered by LFLL.
  • Only the LFLL President and Safety Officer will receive the information provided through Live Scan. 

Additional communication will be sent to Managers/Assistant Coaches for LiveScan for the Fall 2022 season. No action is required  until such communication is received (please do not inquire with Sheriff's Department or any other agency regarding LFLL LiveScan - they will not be able to help you). 

Online Trainings:

  •  HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training - Required per California State Law (CA HSC 124235). If you previously completed this training and provided your completion certificate to us, you do not need to complete the training again. Note: In order to access the training you must create an account with CDC TRAIN. Please see How to Create an Account in CDC Train for instructions. Once you have an account and have completed the training, your completion certificate will be stored for retrieval/reprinting at any time. This training is required "at least once" during your time as a volunteer with LFLL - we will notify you if we would like for you to take the course again as a refresher. There is no cost for this course. 
  • NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training - Also required per HSC 124235. If you previously completed this training and provided your completion certificate to us, you do not need to complete the training again. Note: In order to access the training, you must register with NFHS and "order course" for the state of California. Once you have an account and have completed the training, your completion certificate will be stored for retrieval/reprinting at any time. This training is required "at least once" during your time as a volunteer with LFLL - we will notify you if we would like for you to take the course again as a refresher. There is no cost for this course. 
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training - Required per CA Assembly Bill No. 506, effective January 1, 2022. In order to access the training, you must register with Mandated Reporter/Dept of Social Services and select the training specific for Volunteers. Once you have an account and have completed the training, your completion certificate will be stored for retrieval/reprinting at any time. This training is required only once during your time as a volunteer with LFLL. There is no cost for this course. 

Contact

Lake Forest Little League
25422 Trabuco Rd., Ste 105 #472
Lake Forest, California 92630

Email: [email protected]

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