Every coach, or volunteer, that interacts with the players is required to fill-out the Little League Volunteer Application, the TRLL Coaching Form and take an online Concussion Course. This information can be found under the "Documents and Forms" section of the website.
Free coaching clinics will be offered every March to touch upon the fundamentals of how to run a practice, throwing mechanics, pitching fundamentals and hitting fundamentals. Please reference the "Events Calendar" and Home page of the website for announcement information.
Skills Assessment and Draft
Injured Player Protocol
All Star Draft and Teams
Equipment Hand-out and Return:
Equipment will be handed out in mid-March before the start of team practices. Each coach will need to attend the mandatory meeting to receive their teams equipment, coaching binder and review the upcoming season with the local Coaching Manager.
Return of all equipment, except for player socks and hats, will occur the first week after the end of the league play-offs; which is usually the first full week of June. At this time coaches will not only return their team equipment bag, players jerseys and players belts; they will also submit the teams score book from the season and have the opportunity to advocate for any player they wish to nominate for the TRLL All Star Teams.
Rules (Game and Equipment):
It is all of the coaches responsibility to study the 2017 Little League Rules handbook prior to the start of the season. These rule books will be handed out during the equipment pick-up at the beginning of the season.
Please be mindful that rules seen on tv that apply to the MLB, or rules encountered in local recreation leagues and private tournaments are not necessarily applicable to Little League.
Starting with the 2017 Spring TRLL Season there will be local "Rules Experts" assigned to each division that coaches, players, parents and umpires are encouraged to positively interact with if there are any questions that arise concerning game play and equipment. Please reference the "Support Volunteers" section of the website for contact information.
TRLL issues "House Rules" and "Rainout Procedure" documents each Spring for the upcoming year of play. Please make sure you are in receipt of, and familiar with, these documents.
Finally, there is a zero-tolerance policy concerning the respect to be shown umpires during game play. TRLL expects coaches, and parents, to show respect for the umpire. This leadership and class shown on the field for your team is paramount to the principles of this league.
Team Information Binder:
A coaches binder will be issued to each head coach by the local Coaching Manager that will contain all pertinent information about TRLL for reference throughout the season. This will include, but is not limited to, league contact information, insurance policy information, league procedures, etc.
It is the head coaches responsibility to compile, and keep current record of, each of their players Medical Release and Parent Code of Conduct forms in this binder as well. These forms will be filled out during the Skills Assessment and be handed out to each team upon the completion of the draft by the local Player Agent.
A copy of the teams draft/roster should be kept current in the binder for emergency contact reference along with player age/ability questions; should they arise.