In Little League, it is very important that we work together to create the best possible experience for players, managers and parents. Please see the "Expectations" below for a checklist of our responsibilities. We cannot be perfect in our approach, but we can make every effort to meet our own expectations and those of others directly involved in the Little League program.
Expectations of Parents
I will make every attempt to...
- Attend my child's games.
- Be a supportive parent for the manager of the team.
- Communicate with the manager in appropriate ways.
- Cheer for all players on the team.
- Be a positive role model.
- Be there when my child is successful or when struggling for success.
- Respect and support volunteers and umpires.
- Understand that the game is difficult to learn and play.
- Look for opportunities to work with my child on the skills of the game.
- Be positive and supportive when the team wins or loses.
- Model good sportsmanship.
Expectations of Players
I will make every effort to...
- Do my best in practices and games.
- Be early for practices.
- Develop a sharing attitude.
- Listen and learn from my manager and teammates.
- Maintain my cool when I make a mistake.
- Cheer on and support my teammates.
- Hustle on and off the field.
- Understand and follow the safety rules of the game.
- Lend a helping hand.
- Be a good sport at all times.
- Show respect for the umpires and volunteers.
- Develop self-control.
- Respect myself, teammates and opponents.
- Wear my uniform with pride.
- Understand and follow the rules of the game.
- Take responsibility for myself.
- Learn from losing as well as from winning.
- Get fit and stay fit.
- Be dependable.
- Always be positive and have fun.
- Be a kind and caring person.
Expectations of Managers
I will make every effort to...
- Create a safe and caring environment for players to learn, practice and play.
- Become familiar with current coaching and teaching techniques.
- Be kind and approachable.
- Provide all players the opportunity to learn and to play.
- Demonstrate good health habits and physical fitness.
- Make every player feel an important part of the team.
- Be knowledgeable of the rules of the game.
- Set clear and reasonable expectations.
- Set reachable goals.
- Be courteous and polite.
- Use good judgment as to when and how to discipline.
- Teach the fundamentals of the game.
- Be positive in situations where there seems to be failure.
- Be fair to all players.
- Share ideas and expertise with other managers in the league.
- Demonstrate poise, self-control and self-confidence.
- Ensure that all the players are instructed on safety.
- Warm up the players before every practice and game.
- Support the work of league organizers and volunteers.
- Be honest to my players and won't be afraid to admit my mistakes.
- Maintain dignity of the person I may be in conflict with.
- Be open-minded.
- Model of good sportsmanship.
- Understand that progress and growth often comes one small step at a time.
- Understand that players improve at different rates.
- Communicate appropriately with players and parents.
- Be a good role model.
- Model a high level of respect for umpires.
- Remember that the game is for the players.
Little League 10 Commandments
Remember the Little League Ten Commandments are for Everyone
- I shall not criticize the umpire unless ready to assume the duties.
- I shall not complain about anyone unless I have labored more hours on the Little League Program than they have.
- I shall not be a "Grand -Stand" manager.
- I shall remember that only nine team members can play at any one time.
- I Shall not be critical unless willing to put out the necessary effort to correct my concern.
- I shall set an example of sportsmanship for my child to follow.
- I shall remember that all managers, coaches, umpires, league officials, concession workers are volunteers.
- I shall remember that all officers and other League personnel must earn a living and cannot spend all their time on Little League business.
- I shall offer my services for work whenever possible.
- I shall encourage my child to follow The Little League Pledge.