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Appointments of Managers, Coaches, Umpires, and Other Volunteers

The first step in a person becoming a manager, coach or umpire should be for the local league to form committees to seek and screen those willing to serve. Those willing to serve must fill out a Little League Volunteer Application Form, and must successfully pass a background check.

The next step is for the president to appoint managers, coaches and umpires at his/her discretion. Exception: Coaches new to a particular team can not be named until after the draft.

The final step in the appointment process is for the board of directors to approve or disapprove that appointment.

No person can manage, coach or umpire without the president appointing that person to that position, and the board approving that appointment.

ALL managerial, coaching and umpiring positions are annual. As such, a president and/or board of directors does not need to give a reason to a person if that person is not re-appointed or re-approved as a manager, coach or umpire for the coming season.

IMPORTANT: No manager, coach or umpire has any tenure whatsoever, regardless of the years of service.

Local Little Leagues should send managers, coaches and umpires to the nearest Regional Headquarters for training clinics, to and take advantage of the Little League Education Program for Managers and Coaches.