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GENERAL RULES FOR MANAGERS AND COACHES

 

1.Managers and Coaches are to be mindful of the fact that the enjoyment and development of their players are to be uppermost in their minds.

2.Managers will be held responsible for the conduct of their players, coaches, and spectators both during practices and regular games. If there is an issue that the manager cannot control, then the manager should contact the appropriate player agent or board member.

3.Managers are expected to know all League rules and game rules, and abide by them. Failure to adhere to the all League rules will be grounds for suspension.

4.Managers or coaches that are removed from a game by an umpire because his/her conduct is detrimental to the League's best interest will be automatically suspended for the next scheduled game. Additional penalties as listed may be handed down in any
order depending on the severity of the offense.

  1. Warning: The party is notified of the offense and that continued repetition of the offense would result in a more severe penalty.
  2. Suspension: The party is notified in writing of the offense and that he/she is suspended from all League activity (including practices) for a specific number of additional games or days.
  3. Dismissal: The party is notified in writing of the offense and that he/she has been dismissed from the League for the remainder of the current year. The committee will be comprised of the V. P. of Operations, the Head Umpire and the Player Agent of the division affected. The decision then will be presented to the full Board.

5.Part of the Manager's responsibility is to help maintain all playing fields. Managers should enlist the help of their coaches.

6.Managers shall report any problem they encounter to their respective Player Agent.

7.Managers are not to make any changes in their team roster (adding or dropping players) without the approval of the Player Agent and/or the Vice-President of Operations.

8.Player Agents will be expected to maintain a close liaison with all managers to ensure proper conduct during games and resolution of any problems that may occur.

9.Managers will be responsible for enforcing all Rules of Conduct with their players.

10.Managers are responsible for proper care and condition of all equipment. All equipment will be turned in at the end of the season, cleaned and in good condition. Equipment needing repair or replacement during the season shall be reported to the Player Agent. Any equipment that needs replacing must be turned in first. League issued equipment will be turned in at the conclusion of the season on a date determined by the Director of Equipment. 

11.Managers, Coaches and players must remain in the area of their team bench while the game is being played. Players will not leave the team area without permission of the manager or coach. There will be no eating or drinking in the area of the team bench without the permission of the manager.

12.Only the Manager can approach the umpire for clarification of the umpire's decision.

13.Managers and coaches needing assistance or who have questions concerning League rules shall contact the Player Agent or Vice President of Operations. Copies of League Rules will be kept in the concession stand.

14.A manager may, for disciplinary reasons, remove a player from a game at any time.

15.Managers shall let the umpire and opposing Manager know the starting pitcher before each game.

16.PHYSICAL VIOLENCE IS NOT A PART OF OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM.
ANY MANAGER, COACH, PARENT, OR FAN CAUGHT FIGHTING WILL BE
SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCLUDING POSSIBLE SUSPENSION
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON. DISCIPLINE WILL BE DECIDED
BY THE HEARING BOARD AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE BY-LAWS.

17.Regular scheduled games shall not be rescheduled without the approval of the V.P. of Operations. Games cannot be changed or rescheduled at the Manager's discretion.

18.Managers should start out practices with the fundamentals of the game and progress to
more advanced sessions. Managers should schedule scrimmage games as players'
knowledge and abilities improve.

19.Managers will be subject to a background check in accordance with Frankfort Square Park District directive.

20.Managers and coaches are strongly recommended to attend coaches clinics.

21.It is mandatory for all Pinto and Mustang managers to attend the 8U Raptor / Hawk tryouts. Pinto managers will be available to answer questions from the Mustang managers.   

22.All managers are required to fill out player rating sheets and turn them in to their respective player agent at the conclusion of the season. Failure to fill out and turn in player rating sheets will result in future manager consideration.

23.Managers who do not turn in player rating sheets will not be able to vote during tryouts for the Raptor / Hawks travel teams.