Alameda Little League: Manager Info & Forms

Sunday, February 5
2018 Practice Fields Schedule

Please follow the below link to the Practice Fields Schedule share doc. Included are fields reservations and batting cage reservations.  f you do not have access or cannot edit please contact Paul Skuta @ webmaster@alamedalittleleage.org. Access is for managers only.2018 Practice Fields Schedule

NOTE: the Minors Home and Minors Visitor cages are not available from 6pm-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to the late game on Minors. 



Sunday, January 28
Manager's Binder and Required Paperwork for All Players and Volunteers

Managers:

Include the following in your binder. Players may not practice or play without a signed Medical Release and Parent's Code of Conduct.  

Medical Release for 2018. All players must have a signed Medical Release to practice and play. Keep a hard copy in your manager's binder.

Parent's Code of Conduct. All players must have a signed Parent's Code of Conduct to practice and play. Keep a hard copy in your manager's binder.

Local Rules: Keep a hard copy in your binder and give copies to your umpires and parents. The official version may be found on the "Umpiring" page.  Chose "Umpiring" from the top menu.

All volunteers (coaches for right now) must submit a Volunteer Application for 2018.

Returning volunteers can use the Returning Volunteer App for 2018.

The Volunteer Application can be either given to your team's manager or sent directly to Ron Matthews.

Volunteer Application Instructions: Complete the form and return to Ron Matthews, 2857 Sea View Parkway, Alameda, 94502, or scan and e-mail it to him at ron-matthews@comcast.net. Please include a photo copy of a government issued photo ID. 

Banner Application for 2018. These are the banners that hang on the Minor and Major fields home run fences.

Sponsor Form for 2018. Each team must have a sponsor.

Brick Order Form. These are the laser engraved bricks that are being placed as a front facade on the snack bar.

Publicity Guidelines. Follow these guidelines for submitting games publicity write-ups.



Thursday, March 1
ALL Field Closure Protocol

There are two sets of fields that Alameda Little League uses, Little League Fields and ARPD fields. The Little League Fields of Anderson (formerly Rittler), Kees (formerly Lippert), Majors, and Minor and are under Alameda Little League control. The ARPD fields of Bayport, Littlejohn, Leydecker, Tillman, etc are managed by Alameda Recreation and Parks are under ARPD control. We have to call this out because ALL fields may be open while ARPD fields may be closed.

Little League Fields : The league controls whether or not the fields are open. Check the Little League website the day of an event (practice or games) to see if your team's field is open. We will do our best to update the status by 2:00pm. If you have a game or practice scheduled and there is no information on this website with respect to closure assume that the practice or game will go on as scheduled and arrive at the scheduled time.

If there are adverse weather conditions during the day any decision to suspend a game is a game-time decision and will not be reported on this website. Please plan on all games starting on-time and arriving at the time your team's manager has specified. 

ARPD Fields: Alameda Recreation and Parks Department manage the ARPD Fields. They have full control deciding that a field is either open or closed.The ARPD maintains a weather hotline Monday through Friday at 510-747-7540. The hotline is updated by 2:00pm. If a field has a "Field Closed" sign the field is closed, please respect it and do not use the field. It is very easy to damage a wet field. Play fields in Alameda are a scarce resource and must be treated as such.



Pitching Resources
A special thanks to the Neptune Pearl for the pitching coaching clinics. The below pitching resources are available to managers. The first item is the instruction sheet from the "Pearl". The second item is a log that can be used during games to track pitch counts.  Pearl Coaching Clinic   Pitch Count Log

Tuesday, February 25
Heads Up: CONCUSSION in Youth Sports

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. Press on the headline above to be taken to the CDC website. 

Click here for the Parent form.

Click here for the Clipboard form

Click here to be taken to the Little League site article about Concussion. You will be taken from this site to the Little League site.



FREE Little League Coach Training

Follow the above link to the Little League International Coach Resource Center. Here you will find FREE content about coaching/managing a Little League team. You can also subscribe to receive notices when new content is added.

 



Field Procedures

There are always questions about how to prepare the fields. The attached document helps anyone understand basic field procedures. Press here for Field Procedures.  

If you ever have any questions, please contact Ron Matthews at ron-matthews@comcast.net


Handout: Field Procedures

Thursday, March 28
MANAGERS: Important Information Regarding Score Keeping and Pitch Counts

As a result of a recent situation that occurred in an Alameda Little League Major Division game, we have decided to immediately ask all Official Scorekeepers in Major, AAA, and AA Divisions (Home Team Scorekeeper) to:

1) ANNOUNCE THE PITCH COUNTS OF ANY AND ALL PITCHERS EVERY HALF INNING, AS WELL AS THE CURRENT SCORES.

2) BE AWARE THAT HE/SHE MAY HAVE NOT RECORDED THE CORRECT INFORMATION AND, IN THE EVENT THAT HE/SHE ACCEPTS ANY INFORMATION PRESENTED, MAYCORRECT THE OFFICIAL SCOREBOOK ACCORDINGLY.

The Official Scorekeeper must provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when requested by either Manager or any umpire. In the event no announcement is made or heard, the Manager/s remain responsible for the pitch count and the rules that govern them, including limits by age. Please refer to Regulation VI-Pitchers, Page 37-38, Little League 2013 Baseball Official Regulations and Rules.

Click here for Rule 10.01 Score keeping and 10.22 Pitch Count

Click here for Official Scorer Rules from Little League



Monday, March 9
Little League Bat Resource Page

The above link will take you to the Little League resource page regarding Bat safety. If that link doesn't work, cut and past the following into your browser: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

This page will give you up-to-the minute info on which non-wood bats are licensed and permissible for Little League.  All bats that do not appear on the approved list are not allowed in Little League play. Bats must past rigorous testing. Bats must have the "USA Baseball" certification stamp. If you have any questions please ask a board member. 



Thursday, April 13
Snack Bar Schedule
Press this link to be taken to the 2017 Snack Bar Schedule. The Saturday updates are applied. (The 2018 schedule will be available soon).

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