Dear Saratoga Little League Volunteer,
Welcome to the 2011 Little League season! As you may know, Saratoga Little League is an entirely volunteer-run operation and a team effort on the part of players and families alike. As such, each family is expected to put in 15 hours of volunteer time during the season.
Every volunteer position reports to a Board member. Before the start of the season, you will be contacted by the board member or a managing volunteer who will outline your responsibilities during the season.
There are certain volunteer positions (Commissioner, Manager) that require a commitment above and beyond the typical requirement. These individuals carry a passion for youth sports and as you will see are the foundation of the league and ultimately your child’s experience.
In addition, we have numerous opportunities for people with a variety of skills. We have made every attempt to balance the workload. Some require administrative skills while others require salesmanship. Some require baseball knowledge; some do not, but most provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about "America’s Greatest Past-time".
I trust you will find something that will help Saratoga Little League provide the best possible experience for our kids. You can confirm your volunteer position or sign up for a position at verification night in early December.
Have a great season!
Note: Buyout of volunteer responsibility is possible with a payment of $350. Meeting your obligation, or making arrangements for a substitute, is solely your responsibility.
Responsibilities during the game could involve getting involved and resolving disputes or conflicts between players, coaches, parents and or umpires. In the simplest form, you are there to support the youth umpire as necessary.
If you choose to umpire rather than observe, you will be required to attend a volunteer umpire clinic and manager/umpire workshop.
Periodically inspects dugout and equipment area for organization and cleanliness. Able to respond to requests from the Commission in a timely manner and emergencies if necessary (graffiti, etc.)
When team photos come in, photography assistants will sort photos by division and by team and then distribute them to the team managers.
At end of season, coordinates trophy distribution to all teams in a timely manner
The manager works with coaches, team scorekeepers and team assistant to assign job responsibilities according to the needs of the team. Must attend all try-outs for their division and team draft or assignment meeting in January AND WHERE APPLICABLE, ALL-STAR SELECTION MEETING. Make sure players and parents have fun.
Managers (or their coaches) will take on the following team safety officer responsibilities:
Managers are subject to board approval. One manager per team per division.
Involve parents with the team and league activities. If no scorekeeper is assigned to the team upon formation, the manager works with the extra team volunteer, parents and volunteer coordinator to determine scorekeeping responsibilities.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU ARE NOT APPROVED AS A MANAGER, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FULFILL A DIFFERENT VOLUNTEER JOB FROM THE REMAINING JOBS AVAILABLE OR PAY THE $350 BUY-OUT.
The Team Coach helps to instruct players in baseball skills. Helps at practices and games. Required to attend divisional try-outs in January AND FILL IN FOR MANAGER WHEN HE/SHE CANNOT ATTEND SELECTION MEETINGS.
Coaches, if designated by the manager, will take on the following team safety officer responsibilities
If no scorekeeper is assigned to the team upon formation, the manager works with the extra team volunteer, parents and volunteer coordinator to determine scorekeeping responsibilities
Coaches are subject to board approval. One coach per team per division.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU ARE NOT APPROVED AS A COACH, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FULFILL A DIFFERENT VOLUNTEER JOB FROM THE REMAINING JOBS AVAILABLE.
Team Parent (may include):
If more than one extra team volunteer is drafted to a team, then the first one that signed up will be given the job unless the second has special skills required (knowledge of scorekeeping or ability to effectively coach).IN THIS EVENT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FULFILL A DIFFERENT VOLUNTEER JOB FROM THE REMAINING JOBS AVAILABLE OR PAY THE $350 BUY-OUT. Must know how to keep or score or be willing to learn and/or have some knowledge of baseball in order to assist the manager and coach in practice and games.
Job duties require:
Only Majors and AAA track individual statistics. AA and Farm only track final scores. Mini and T-ball do not keep score so do not have scorekeepers.