East Lane Little League Baseball & Softball: Volunteers

With a league the size of ours the need for your assistance and involvement is vital for Little League to be successful in our area.

We invite you to consider volunteering for various league functions that prove rewarding and meaningful. It is a great way to offer our kids of the community a successful program designed to fit the needs of everyone. It's also a great way to meet new people and have more fun than you can imagine!

Board meetings are always held throughout each month - all year long. For a list of typical positions and descriptions, please see below. Please keep in mind, you do not have to step up for a specific position. Any assistance, whether it be short term, etc., that you can offer is greatly appreciated.  Send us an email at eastlanelittleleague@yahoo.com.

Please consider serving on the East Lane Little League Board or volunteering within your team. You don't need to be Mr. or Mrs. Baseball to serve within this organization - just share a love of the game and of course, the love for the children of our community. 

Fill out the volunteer application form and we'll be in touch!



TEAM Volunteers

Manager or Head Coach: Primary League contact for the team. The in-charge person; up front communicates their expectations to the parents and the players. Works closely with league-approves and assigns coaches in scheduling practices and running all practices and team meetings, leader in planning training for the players, participates in required safety & ethics training and umpire clinic (focus on rules), works closely with other team managers, coaches, and with umpires, sticks to the Zero Tolerance Policy, delegates as necessary.

Coach: Assists Manager with their DUTIES is primary back up for the Manager. Attends safety & ethics clinics, umpire clinics (focus on rules), all practices and games (unless pre-arranged), assists in delegating and promoting parental/adult involvement.

Umpires: The League is in need of volunteer Umpires – a minimum of one per game; preferably two per game. This is a very important volunteer position. The League strongly supports a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY, which provides a guideline for handling issues that may occur. Training clinics are available pre-season to prepare volunteers for stepping up to the plate so the kids can play ball by the rules. It is expected that each volunteer umpire will sign on for a minimum of 1-2 games per week in the Minor and/or Major Divisions of softball and baseball.

Team Scorekeeper: Minimum of one per team (Minors to Juniors). Training will be available. Attendance at games and clinic.

Team Parent: Takes charge of coordinating adults for miscellaneous duties required for the team and season to run smoothly – alleviating many miscellaneous duties from the manager and coaches. Is the League contact for receipt of team uniforms, distribution based on size (a list will be provided), responsible for retrieval of all belts at the end of season. Junior Teams – is responsible for retrieval of jerseys and belts. Prior to "photo day," obtains photo packet and provides each player with his or her packet. Verifies team’s scheduled photo shoot and coordinates timely team arrival and preparation. Schedules action shots with photographer if team elects to participate. Passes on the schedule of practices, games, locations, etc., recruits parents to sign up for game snacks and drinks. Help with ‘Mom of the Year’ Award.

Field Maintenance Coordinator: Helps create "team" of parents on your team to help with field prep during the practice season-before games begin. Helps with games once the season begins (chalking, rake, trash pick up).

All Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. Individuals are required to complete and submit a Little League Volunteer Application to East Lane Little League.



Board of Directors

Board of Directors: The local league Board of Directors, elected from and by the adult members of the league, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the league within the rules, regulations and policies of Little League. This board does not have the authority to alter, suspend or change any of the rules, regulations or policies of Little League. However, wide latitude is given to this board in many areas of operation so that the local needs of the community may be met. Annually, the regular membership of each Little League is required to meet and elect the board of directors. Following the election, the board of directors meets to elect its officers from within the newly elected board. The officers required but not limited t president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, player agent, safety officer and information officer. The board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and the management of the LEAGUE, as it may deem proper. The board has the power to discipline, suspend or remove any director or officer or committee member of the league, subject to provisions of the local league constitution. Members of the local league board of directors, particularly the officers, should not be involved as members of other boards when such membership may cause a conflict of interest.

President: Apart from all other considerations, sound leadership, couched in knowledge, experience and common sense, is the greatest requirement and most exemplary qualification of the man or woman selected as president of a Little League. While efficient organizational and administrative abilities are desirable credentials, the search for good leadership must transcend all other attributes in the adult who gives direction to the Little League movement in the local community. Dedication to the goals and purpose of Little League is inherent in the volunteer aspect of those who serve, but not everyone who serves is gifted with the quality of leadership. Presidents must reflect these qualities if they are to be of benefit to children. The president has many responsibilities in the administration of the league. Each President is elected by, and is accountable to, the local league board of directors. Duties of a president are described within the limits of the rules and regulations, and within the local league constitution, giving each president the ability to oversee the affairs of all elements of the league. As the chief administrator, the president selects and appoints managers, coaches, umpires and committees. As such, no person becomes a manager, coach, umpire or committee member without the approval of the president. However, all appointments are subject to final approval by the local league’s board of directors. Importantly, the president is the officer with whom Little League Headquarters maintains contact. The president also represents the league in the District organization. The president should be the most informed officer of the league. Each president must know the regulations under which Little League operates and in authorizing the annual application for charter, binds all members of the league to faithfully observe the regulations. Little League Baseball International Headquarters reserves the right to require a league to remove any officer who does not carry out the terms of charter application. Serious violation can result in loss of the league’s charter by action of the Charter Committee in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Beyond the requirements of league administration, the president should personify the best public image in reflection to the community at large. Each president should take an active role in gaining support and winning friends for the league program. The president presides at league meetings, and assumes full responsibility for the operation of the local league. The president receives all mail, supplies and other communications from the Little League Headquarters. The president must not manage, coach or umpire, unless the local league has received explicit written permission to allow this from Little League Baseball International Headquarters.

Vice President:
The vice president presides in the absence of the president, works with other officers and committee members, is ex-officio member of all committees, and carries out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the president. Separate vice presidents may also be selected to oversee individual divisions within the league (Thurston, Springfield, Pleasant Hill). If so, one vice president should be selected as the one to preside in the absence of the president. A vice president may manage, coach or umpire, provided they do not serve on a protest committee.

Secretary: The secretary maintains a register of members and directors, records the minutes of meetings, is responsible for sending out notice of meetings, issues membership cards and maintains a record of league’s activities.

Treasurer: The treasurer signs checks co-signed by another officer or director (or as directed by the local league’s constitution), dispenses league funds as approved by the Board of Directors, reports on the status of league funds, keeps local league books and financial records, prepares budgets, and assumes the responsibility for all local league finances.

League Information Officer: The Information Officer manages the league’s official home page on http://www.eastlanelittleleague.com/, ensures that league rosters are maintained on the site, assigns administrative rights to league volunteers and teams, ensures that league news and scores are updated on a regular basis, collects, posts and distributes important information on League activities including direct dissemination of fund-raising and sponsor activities to Little League Baseball, district, public, league members and media, serves as primary contact person for Little League and myteam.com regarding optimizing use of the Internet for league administration and for distributing information to league members and to Little League Baseball, and displays enthusiasm for using the Internet for league administration, for sharing information and for creating a more enjoyable and efficient Little League experience.

 

Player Agent: The Player Agent conducts annual evaluations, is in charge of player selection, assists the president in checking birth records and eligibility of players and generally supervises and coordinates the transfer of players to or from the Minor Leagues according to provisions of the regulations of Little League Baseball. Separate Player Agents may also be selected to oversee individual divisions (Baseball and Softball) within the league. The player agent must not manage, coach or umpire in the division over which he/she has authority, unless the local league has received explicit written permission to allow this from Little League Baseball International Headquarters.

Safety Officer: The Safety Officer coordinates all safety activities including supervision of ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program), ensures safety in player training, ensures safe playing conditions, coordinates reporting and prevention of injuries, solicits suggestions for making conditions safer, and reports suggestions to Little League Headquarters through the ASAP system.