Twin Hills Little League: TH Little League Parents

 

VOLUNTEER: Good Team work is what gets things done.

 

Our League is an all volunteer league and we rely on each parent in the league to volunteer to help out their players team and the league in some way each season. You can do so in any of the following ways.

  1.  Manage or Coach
  2. Scorekeeper
  3. Field Prep
  4. Dug Out Monitor
  5. Umpire
  6. Concession duty
  7. Team Mom

    Every parent of every player can volunteer for something. Please do your part to set a good example for your player by volunteering.


Little League 10 Commandments for Parents

If all parents were to read and follow these promises, then the games and the season will be more fun for everyone.

  1. I shall not criticize the umpire unless ready to assume his duties.

  2. I shall not complain about anyone unless I have labored more hours on Little League programs than they have.

  3. I shall not be a grand stand manager.

  4. I shall remember that only nine team members can play at any one time.

  5. I shall set an example of sportsmanship for my child to follow.

  6. I shall not be critical unless willing to put out the necessary effort to correct my criticism.

  7. I shall remember that all managers, coaches, team moms, officers, directors and umpires are volunteer workers.

  8. I shall remember that all officers and other personnel must earn a living and can not work on Little League full time.

  9. I shall offer my services for work whenever possible.

  10. I shall encourage my child to follow the Little League Pledge.



Parent/Volunteer Pledge

I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.

I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.

I will respect the decisions of the umpires.

I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.

 

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"HE IS JUST A LITTLE BOY"

He stands at the plate,
with his heart pounding fast.
The bases are loaded,
the die has been cast.

Mom and Dad cannot help him,
he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment,
would send the Team home.

The ball meets the plate,
he swings and he misses.
There’s a groan from the crowd,
with some boos and some hisses.

A thoughtless voice cries,
strike out the bum.
Tears fill his eyes,
the game’s no longer fun.

So open your heart,
and give him a break.
For it’s moments like this,
a man you can make.

Please keep this in mind,
when you hear someone forget.
He is just a little boy,
and not a man yet.



Parents

 

Local Little Leagues are entirely volunteer organizations. Each league depends on adults like you to organize and conduct every aspect.

Not only do adults serve as administrators, volunteer coaches, and umpires they also help with field maintenance, fund-raising, concessions, and numerous other special projects.

Your willingness to exchange time and effort for your child's benefit and enjoyment is very important to the functioning of your local Little League. Cheering your daughter or son on from the stands is one important way to be involved, but we invite you to do even more by volunteering to help run your local Little League program.

Without a doubt, Little League is a family affair that gives parents and children a common ground for spending time together. Whether you are coaching the players, selling popcorn to the fans, or bringing soda for the team after the game, your family will enjoy being a part of Little League in your community. Most of all, your will appreciate the benefits of your enthusiasm and involvement in his or her activities.

When wining is kept in perspective, there is room for fun in the pursuit of victory or more accurately, the pursuit of victory is fun. With your leadership Little League can help your child learn to accept responsibilities, accept others and most of all, accept her - or himself.


Keeping Winning in Perspective

Are you able to keep winning in perspective? You might answer with a confident yes, but will you be able to do so when it is your child who is winning or losing, when your child is treated a bit roughly by someone on the other team, or when the umpire makes a judgment against your child? Parents are sometimes unprepared for the powerful emotions they experience when watching their sons and daughters compete.

One reason that parents' emotions run to high is that they want their children to do well; it reflects on them. They also may believe that their children's failures are their own. Parents need to realize that dreams of glory they have for their youngsters are not completely unselfish, but they are completely human. Parents who are aware of their own pride, who are even capable of being amused by their imperfections, can keep themselves well under control.



Being a Model of Good Sportsmanship

Flying off the handle at games or straining relations with the coach or other parents creates a difficult situation for your child. Just as you don't want your daughter or son to embarrass you, don't embarrass your Little Leaguer.

It's no secret that kids imitate their parents. In addition, they absorb the attitudes they think lie behind their parents' actions. As you go through the Little League season with your child, be a positive role model. How can you expect your child to develop a healthy perspective about competing and winning if you display an unhealthy one? Remember Little league is supposed to be a fun experience for your child, and one in which he or she will learn some sport skills. Winning will take care of itself.

Some parents seem to abandon good principles of child rearing when their child is participating in sports. However, just as your child's home, school, and religious environment affect the type of person he or she will be, so does the sport environment especially when your child is young. Remember this:

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with praise, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they have to have a goal.
If children live with honesty, they learn what trust is.


Parents Responsibilities

1. Let your child choose to play Little League and to quit if he or she dose not enjoy baseball. Encourage participation, but don't pressure.

2. Understand what your child wants from participating in Little League and provide a supportive atmosphere for achieving these goals.

3. Set limits on your child's participation in baseball. You need to determine when she or he is physically and emotionally ready to play and to insure that the

    conditions for playing are safe.

4. Make certain your child's coach is qualified to guide your child through the Little League experience.

5. Keep winning in perspective by remembering Athletes First, Winning Second. Instill this perspective in your child.

6. Help your child set realistic goals about his or her own performance so success is guaranteed.

7. Help your child understand the experiences associated with competitive sports so she or he can learn the valuable lessons sports can teach.

8. Discipline your when he or she misbehaves, breaks the rules, or is uncooperative or uncontrollable.

9. Turn your child over to the coach at practices and games, and avoid meddling or becoming a nuisance.



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Monday, January 6

 Snack Bar Volunteering : Twin Hills  offers community service hours for high school students 16 years of age and older please contact David dsolis619@gmail.com .



 


We would like to extend this reminder.  This year we are offering team snacks at the snack bar at a discounted price.  This is to help both the parents and Twin Hills financially.  In order for this to continue, we asked that you do not bring outside foods for snacks in the park.  We've recently seen this happening on more than one occasssion.  Please talk with your parents and ask to please support Twin Hills and to not let this continue.

Thank you for supporting Twin Hills  and below are the prices we are offering.

One Hot Dog, Small fries and Small drink @ $2.50

One Hamburger, Small Fries and Small drink @ $3.25




Parent Code of Conduct
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