Being the head coach or manager for any team is not easy. As a coach of high school
baseball for nearly twenty seasons, I have had many disgruntled parents and then the other 99%
who were incredibly happy that I instilled a work ethic in their children. While at M-A, I
followed two simple rules: “Be on time” and “Do things right”. These two simple mottos led to
many successful seasons and at the same time, kept it simple for the players I coached. Below
are just a few ideas for you going into the season to encourage you to develop your own
philosophy on and off the diamond.
Sports are supposed to be fun. We’re going to have fun.
I expect everyone to positively cheer on his or her teammates throughout the season.
Our sportsmanship will be exemplary. We will make sure we show respect for the rules,our opponents, the umpires, our teammates and ourselves.
I want every player on the team to strive for some type of improvement. We will focus onwhere each player comes in on Day 1, and make sure that on the last day of the season there was growth.
I expect your best effort on every play. We’ll focus on effort and energy, which will lead to the results we want to see.
Mastering skills and understanding the game are what we will work on this year.
Winning will take care of itself as skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork improve.
When evaluating yourself as a coach, it should start with your coaching philosophy. Do
you have a clear philosophy, did you share it with your players and team parents, and did you
hold yourself accountable to your philosophy? Lastly, remember you are making memories for
players of the league, not memories for your personal benefit. Be prepared for every practice and
give the players your best effort during practice and games.
RWCLL uses a Replacement Player Pool in order to avoid forfeits when a team cannot field nine players. The Replacement Pool is most often used while players are away for Spring Break or school trips such as Outdoor Ed, but can be used anytime throughout the season. Managers and/or coaches may only request a replacement when a team has eight or fewer players, and may request enough players to roster up to ten players for a game. The Replacement Player pool shall operate as follows:
RWCLL’s Player Agent(s) will create and run the Replacement Player Pool by asking for player volunteers.
The Replacement Pool shall consist of volunteers from the same division or age appropriate players from a lower division, regardless of east/west sub-division. AA players are not allowed in the Replacement Pool for safety reasons.
Managers and/or coaches request Replacement Pool Players from the appropriate Player Agent.
The Player Agent(s) will use the pool of volunteers to assign players to teams that are short of players on a rotating basis.
Managers and/or coaches do not have the right to pick from the Replacement Pool. Managers and/or coaches may not recruit replacement players.
Replacement Pool players are not allowed to pitch.
Replacement Pool players must play nine consecutive defensive outs and bat at least once.
Players may not be “borrowed from an opponent. They must be assigned by the player agent.
Little League provided us with a few coaches manuals/practice plans that are very informative and will help you all in preparing and running practices. The manuals gives you weeks of practice plans that you can implement today.
Managers and Coaches, the information provided below should make it easier for you to find the base pegs at these fields. Each measurement is from the indicator mark on the fence and/or the outfield grass. Measuring tapes are available in all the equipment boxes. Please let me know if you have any questions.
1st Base - 18.1' from the fence
2nd Base - 12' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 17.8" from the fence
1st Base - 18.9' from the fence
2nd Base - 20.10' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 20.1' from the fence
1st Base - 14.4' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.3' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 14.4' from the fence
1st Base - 21.2' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.5' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 21.1' from the fence
1st Base - 20.3' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.9' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 19.8' from the fence
Pac Shores 60
1st Base - 16.4' from orange marking on fence
2nd Base - 30.9' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 17.1' from the orange marking fence
1st Base - 13.6' from orange marking on fence
2nd Base - 20.3' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 13.4' from the orange marking fence
1st Base - 21.5' from the fence
2nd Base - 12.0' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 13.0' from the fence
1st Base - 22.9' from the fence
2nd Base - 11.4' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 22.9' from the fence
Garfield - TBD
1st Base - 20.10' from the fence
2nd Base - 25.3' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 19.10' from the fence
Home Plate - 12.6' from the backstop
Pac Shores 90 - TBD
Taft on 8th St.
1st Base - 17.5' from dot painted on backstop
2nd Base - 12.3" from the edge of grass
3rd Base - 17.10' from dot painted on backstop
Taft on Bay Road
1st Base - 23.4' from the fence
2nd Base - 2.10' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 23.0' from the fence
Home Plate - 21.10' from the backstop
1st Base - 25.3' from the fence
2nd Base - 13.4' from edge of grass
3rd Base - 25.3' from the fence
Home Plate - 25.9' from the backstop
Reserve first row of bleachers at Bechet and Griffin as the dugout.
Home team is on 1st Base side, visitor on 3rd Base side.
Pitching Machine Location: 1st pitching stripe at Bechet & Griffen (46 ft.). Speed set between 40-42 MPH.
Number of Innings: Six (6) full innings. No inning starts after 75 minutes.
Roster Batting: All players on game roster bat.
Max # of Runs Per Inning: Five (5).
# of Outs Per Inning: Three (3).
Max # of Outfielders: Four (4).
Outfield Players: Need to be 10 feet onto turf outfield.
Catcher Each Inning: Yes.
Max # of Consecutive Innings at a Position: Two (2).
Number of Pitches: Seven (7) unless last fouled off. Batters are out after swing and miss on 3rd strike. A ball that is foul tipped into catcher’s glove for the 3rd strike will result in a batter being out.
Batted Ball That Strikes the Pitching Machine: Ball is dead and treated as a single.
Cones for the outfield: Clear the cones in air and ball is a home run. Balls through the cones on ground are a ground rule double.
Play Stoppage: Play is stopped when the “Pitcher” has control of the baseball with both feet in the pitching circle. (Updated Rule)
Next base advancement: If the runner is past the center line between bases when the pitcher controls the ball with both feet in the pitcher circle the player will advance to the next base. If the runner is before the center line they will return to previous base. Center line is located halfway between each base.
Ball Thrown Out of the Field of Play: Balls thrown out of the field of play or through the openings located at the backstop, 1B or 3B are dead balls and all runners advance one base.
No Infield Fly Rule
Feet first sliding is allowed
Obstruction: Runner shall be award the base when a defensive player blocks the base or baseline while not in possession of the ball.
Interference: Runner is out and play is dead.
RWCLL will try to provide umpires to games in the AA Division. If there is no umpire, the home team will provide a coach to Umpire the game.
Coaches on Field:
Defense: First five (5) games 1 (one) defensive coach allowed on the field. After that coaches are not allowed onthe field during the defensive side of the inning.
Offense: Only coaches in coaching boxes are allowed to coach the players on offense. No coaching allowed from the "Pitching Coach" to players on base paths during the inning.
Scorebooks: Please provide batting lineup to opponent prior to start of game. Scorebooks will be kept to verify maxnumber of runs and outs per inning only. Final scores are not tallied or reporting for regular season games.
Required # of Players: Must have at least eight (8) players at game time and throughout the game or else that team will lose by forfeit.
Players # of consecutive Innings at a position: Unlimited.
Max # of Runs per inning: Five (5), except last inning where runs are unlimited for both teams.
Extra Innings: If needed.
Umpires: One (1) base path umpire will be provided by RWCLL.
Scorebook: Each team will provide score keeping. Home team is official scorebook. Please provide batting lineup to opponent prior to start of game and meet every ½ inning to review scorebooks for accuracy.
Reporting of Scores: Report score after games to tournament coordinator.