Welcome to the 2018 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 10 hours for Farm and below and 15 hours of volunteer time for AA and above during the season. To prevent a penalty fee, visit www.teamsnap.com to log your hours.
For Saratoga Little League, there are many types of volunteer positions:
Manager / Coach Position / Team Volunteer Coordinator
Team Manager - CREDIT: 15 hours
Attends mandatory annual coaching and first aid clinic(s). Responsible for running the team including practices and games, learning the division playing rules, instructing players in proper baseball skills and involving parents with the team, volunteer, and league activities.
Team Coach - CREDIT: 15 hours
Reports to Team Manager and attends mandatory annual coaching and first aid clinic(s). Attends all practices and games, teaches baseball fundamentals and manages practices and games during Team Manager’s absence.
Team Volunteer Coordinator (TVC) – CREDIT: 15 hours
Works with the Team Manager and League Volunteer Coordinator arranging and confirming volunteer opportunities for each family on your team. Manages parent communications and organizes game day volunteers for roles including Game Monitor, Scorekeeper, Scoreboard Operator and Field Prep & Clean-Up. Uses the league online volunteer sign-up service (TeamSnap) to track volunteer hours and reports regularly to the League Volunteer Coordinator.
Team Volunteer Positions (Majors, AAA, AA, Farm)
For each game the Team Volunteer Coordinator organizes and assigns the following roles:
Field Prep & Clean-up - CREDIT: 1 hour per game
Before and after the game, prep the field by dragging and watering down the infield, putting out/away the bases. Before game, complete lining for field foul lines, batter's box and catcher's box. Field Prep before the game is done by the Home team and the Field Clean-up after the game is done by the Away/Visitors team.
Team Safety Officer and Game Monitor - CREDIT: 2 hours per game
Before the game, identify yourself to the Umpire as the Team Safety Officer and Game Monitor. Attend and observe the entire game. After the game, complete the survey on the SLL website to report field and dugout safety, an overview of managers, coaches, umpires and players and their conduct as outlined in the Code of Conduct Policy. Ensure safety in player training, safe playing conditions, coordinate reporting and prevention of injuries, solicit suggestions for making conditions safer, and report suggestions to the League President.
Scorekeeper (AA, AAA & Majors only) – CREDIT: 2.5 hours per game
Uses the GameChanger app to track the score of the game. Scorekeepers arrive 30 minutes before the start of the game and attend the mandatory scorekeeper training session.
Scoreboard Operator (Majors and AAA only) – CREDIT: 2 hours per game
Set-up the score board and controller before the game, operate the scoreboard during the game, and clean up after the game.
Volunteer Positions for T-Ball Families
Snack Shack Coordinator – CREDIT: 15 hours
Organize the Snack Shack volunteers for all weekday and weekend games using the league online volunteer sign-up service (TeamSnap) to track volunteer hours and report regularly to the League Volunteer Coordinator.
Snack Shack – CREDIT: 3 hours per game
Order taking, serving food and keeping area tidy before and during all games. Clean up after the game.
Event Volunteer Positions
Prepare to stay for the entire event and be assigned to various roles day-of during Evaluations, Opening Day and Photo Day.
Evaluations (January 20) - CREDIT: 4 hours
Organizing players, directing players to correct fields and generally assisting the Tryout Coordinator.
Opening Day (March 3) - CREDIT: 4-6 hours
Help with Opening Day festivities.
Photo Day – CREDIT: 2 hours
Direct players to correct area and generally assist the Photographer and Team Managers.
Fundraiser – CREDIT: 2-6 hours
Various roles to be determined by the Fundraiser Coordinator.