Volunteer Roles at Kerrisdale Little League
Coach: This important and very visible role requires a person who can ideally attend almost all the team's games and practices. A baseball background and or attendance of coach training sessions offered by KLL is also suggested. At the older levels (Minor B and up) where practices are held, this person should develop a practice plan so the players on his/her team develop both baseball skills and an understanding of the game's rules and concepts. At KLL, an emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship as well as fairness and safety for its players, so as the Coach it is vital that this be communicated and demonstrated. A criminal background check is required.
Assistant Coach: The Assistant Coach works with the Coach to help develop the skills of our players and ensure they also have a positive experience. The expectation is that the Assistant Coach will be at the majority of the team's games and practices. If this is not possible, then feel welcome to offer your expertise, however please do not check off Assistant Coach on your child's form, as this may result in a team not having sufficient coaching coverage. The Assistant Coach is also encouraged to attend the coaching clinic offered by KLL and must complete a background check.
Team Manager: The Manager assists the coaches by relaying vital team communications from coaches to parents. This includes email distribution of the team list with contact numbers , and game and practice schedules. Managers make up a duty roster for parents on the team. Depending on the division, this could mean bringing snack, keeping score, or keeping the peace on a fidgety bench. Parents are responsible for arranging another team parent to substitute if they have a conflict with a scheduled duty. Please note that team duties are in addition to and independent of your volunteer duty to the league. The parents of each child on a team will be scheduled on a rotational basis by the Manager to keep score, distribute uniforms, or act as a bench/snack parent for the team.
Opening/Closing Day: Volunteers will make themselves available on these days to run around and help our opening and closing ceremonies for nearly 500 children get off the ground. This could involve helping organize the logistics of the parade on opening day to assisting with the games and picnic on Closing Day.
Fields Work Day: Volunteers, bring some work gloves and a shovel and join your Kerrisdale neighbours in getting the baseball fields ready for the season. Rake, sweep, weed, hose down equipment boxes, put up sponsor signs, or build our pitcher mounds. Come and help our fields look pretty before Opening Day on April 25th.
Division Coordinator: The Division Coordinator spends several hours at the beginning of the season setting up the teams by taking into consideration teammate and sponsorhip requests (in Minor A and down), assessment and coach evaluations in some divisions, and a balance of gender and age. This person distributes e-mails before and throughout the season, many of which are generated by the league, to the coaches and managers. At the end of the season in Minor B, Minor A, and Majors A & B, the Division Coordinator collects player evaluations (via email) from the coaches of each team and is the main contact point for a specific division.
On Field Coordinator: An on field coordinator will assist the Division Coordinator who works as an 'off field' administrator getting the player/teams set up, and the on field coordinator then takes the next step to ensure that the 'on field' baseball experience is carried out on behalf of KLL. There will be one on field coordinator per division. They will work with the Division Coordinators to ensure that the coaches and players are aware of development sessions, KLL and Little League rules are distributed and followed throughout the season, and that all players attend assessments if they are moving into Minor A and up into the Majors.