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Mercer Island

Little League

Mercer Island Little League

Resources for Coaches

Little League International provides a number of excellent resources for coaches
Get your "A" certification package from USA Baseball's Sport Development Program

Use a spreadsheet to manage your batting order and lineups:

MILL Coach's Manual 

Handouts and video from On BASE Coach's Clinic / Mark Zender, founder of the Mariners Grand Slam Camps:

Manager/Coach's Code

I agree to:

  • Exhibit respectful and ethical behavior and leadership and act with an awareness that young people learn best by example.
  • Know the rules.  Abide by and teach the rules of the game.  The spirit of good sportsmanship depends on conformance to a rule’s intent as well as to the letter of a given rule.
  • Respect the integrity and personality of the individual player.
  • Be a positive role model and example for players and spectators to follow: refrain from arguments in front of players and spectators; no gestures which indicate an official or opposing coach does not know what he or she is doing or talking about; no throwing of any object in disgust.  Do not use profanity, obscene language or improper actions.
  • Develop team respect and appreciation for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of umpires and opposing coaches.
  • Ensure that your players' baseball experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).  Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
  • Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved.  Players need a coach they can respect.
  • Enlist the support of your team's parents in your efforts to instill the proper attitudes and values in the players and to make sportsmanship the number one priority.
  • Win and lose graciously and never blame officials for a loss. 
  • Encourage good sportsmanship at all times.  Good sportsmanship requires as much work as any play or skill you will teach a player during the season.