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Volunteer Roles

Following are descriptions of the Ladera LL volunteer opportunities:

Team Manager - The manager is the leader of the team and is responsible for organizing practices, setting lineups, and teaching the fundamentals of baseball. Some prior knowledge of baseball is definitely helpful, but not required, along with a desire to teach, learn and inspire. 

Coach - Coaches are responsible for assisting the Manager at practices, coaching first base and third base during games, and taking over if the manager is unavailable. Two coaches per team is ideal, but more may be requested at the manager’s discretion. 

Team Parent - Team parents are the organizers for the teams. They are responsible for assisting the manager with team administration such as communication, scheduling, organizing end-of-game snacks, etc. For more information, please reach out to your team’s manager.

Field Crew/Maintenance - Assist with field maintenance before and/or after games held at Ladera Little League.

Snack Bar – Ladera Little League helps keep league fees low by providing a Snack Shack in-season. Each team is required to cover several shifts during the season either by working  shifts on game days.

Scorekeeper/Scoreboard Operator/Announcer - While useful in the competitive divisions during the spring season, these roles typically come into play when Ladera Little League serves as tournament host. The scorekeeper is responsible for keeping track of the score, the pitch count (number of pitches for a player) and other statistics as desired. The scoreboard operator/announcer will make sure that accurate score, balls/strikes and pitch count appear on the scoreboard and has the option of also calling out similar information and announcing players during the game. Visit the Scorekeeping & Pitch Count page for more information. 


Code of Conduct

Ladera Little League Code of Conduct

Preamble

The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

I therefore agree:

1.     I will not force my child to participate in sports.

2.     I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.

3.     I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

4.     I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.

5.     I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.

6.     I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.

7.     I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.

8.     I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

9.     I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.

10.  I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.

11.  I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.

12.  I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.

13.  I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.

14.  I will promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

15.  I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

16.  I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco (except in designated areas), and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.

17.  I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.

I understand and accept the league policy that if I violate the Code of Conduct I may be asked to leave the game. I also understand that continued violations of the pledge will result in my being banned from further attendance at games for the remainder of the season.

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