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Coaching Information 

Thank you, Coaches! We couldn't do it without you!

Batting Cages

Sign up sheets will be in the mailbox by the cages on Mondays beginning April 15th.
Slots will run Monday-Sunday.
Coaches are allowed 2 one hour slots per team per week.
Please be mindful of the time & allow the next coach to begin use at their reserved time.

Fields

Fields are available for practice on a "first come, first served" basis. There is no longer priority use by any league on any field. (Highland North is now available for baseball teams as well as softball teams.) Bronco field is not a practice field- do not practice on Bronco.

If the fields are wet, STAY OFF! 
If games have been cancelled due to poor field conditions, you are not permitted to use them for practice.

Shetland teams should move to a grassy area if an older team would like to pracitce on a field.

 

Parent/Player/Coach Code of Conducts

The League has implemented a "Code of Conduct" policy that all parents, players and coaches must adhere to. Conduct forms must be signed by all parents, players and coaches by April 20, 2013 and returned to the commissioner of your league. Games will not be played until your signed sheet has been returned to your commissioner. For more details, please contact your appropriate league commissioner. Forms were handed out at the FBBSB Manager meeting. If you need an additional copy of the form, you may print them here.

Player Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Coach Code of Conduct
  

Signature page

 

Team Clean Up Duty

 

Field Maintenance Instructions:  Field Maintenance Best Practices 

House Rules

Pony Rules- Baseball

Pony Rules- Softball

MLB Rule Book

 

Managers & Coaches
*Managers & Coaches can choose one of the following volunteer obligations: Field Maintenance Day, Weekend Clean-Up or Grill/Concession slot
*The Home team is responsible for raking the field after each game

Field Position Line-Up Chart

Background Checks
All Managers & Coaches are required to submit a background check.

Umpires
Please report umpire "no-shows" to Allison Radkay at
708-421-2213 as soon as possible. Umpires are scheduled to arrive at games 15 minutes prior to the start of each game. On weekends please keep in mind that umpires often ump back-to-back games at different fields and being at your game 15 minutes prior to the start is not always possible.

Umpire feedback is welcome! Please submit umpire related questions, comments, concerns or praise to
Allison Radkay.

   

Printouts for Mustang, Bronco and Pony Leagues

Pitch Count Information Packet

Pitch Count Log

Pitcher Tracking Log

Helpful Information

Tips, Drills and Articles for Baseball and Softball
 
Baseball

Quality Coaching Baseball- Drills and information for coaches

Baseball Tips- Great site! Tips on all aspects of the game!

Baseball Links- Links to everything baseball

How to Coach T-Ball- Tips for coaching young children

Youth Baseball Coaching

Junior Baseball Coaching 101- Tips for coaching older children

Tips & Drills- For practice & pre-game

Softball

Softball Drills- Drills for practice & pre-game

Softball Instruction- Articles by coaches and players

Everything Softball- Tips, drills, articles & more for coaches, parents & players

Slap Bunting Video- Slap Bunting, it's not just for lefties!

Good Sportsmanship Video- NCAA Softball

Bantam, Diamond, Junior & Senior Coaches:
10 Tips for Coaching Girls


New Tips
Tips and Drills

How to Keep Score

Catching Fundamentals 

Defensive Bunt Drills

Fastpitch Softball- Beginning Pitching

Numbered Outfield Drill

Outfield Philosophy


Base Running & Sliding