Coach/Volunteer

Updated Monday March 6, 2017 by George B.

Thank you for your interest in managing or coaching a softball team.  The MLGSA could would not exist without the numerous volunteers who help teams each year.  

All team managers/head coaches and assistant coaches are REQUIRED to complete and submit to the league clearance information pursuant to the Pennsylvania Act 153 of 2014.  Below there is a link to the Clearance Requirements document along with a Volunteer Affidavit.  Please follow the clearance instructions and submit the required information as directed and thanks for volunteering!

Note- As of Feb 2016,  the various fees associated with the PA clearance documents have been waived by the state... this may change at anytime.

 

MLGSA Slow Pitch Coach Selection Guidelines.

This policy applies to the Junior, Senior and Major Leagues (4th through 12th grades)

  1. Coaches are selected solely on their ability to provide a positive experience and be a good role model for every player in the league and on the field. Our goal is to make softball a positive experience for every girl who takes the field. Coaches must know the  example they set is for all girls in the league.
  2. Incumbency is no guarantee of a future coaching position. Each coach’s performance is evaluated after every season, with input from players, parents, and other coaches.
  3. Each team has 2 coaches, the head coach and the assistant coach. Coaches must apply to coach as a pair. Each coaching pair will be accepted or rejected as a pair. The league will not accept any coach without a partner.
  4. All applying coaching pairs are voted on by the Jr., Sr., and Mjr. League Directors, League Vice Presidents, and the President. They will be accepted or rejected based on the results of this vote.
  5. Each team is allowed to have three adults in the dugout/ on the sidelines; two coaches and a Team Parent. If one coach is missing, 2 team parents may be in the dugout/ on the sidelines. These three adults are responsible for all aspects of the game management. No other adults will interact with the team during a game.
  6. Each team is allowed Team Parents. These parents will be chosen by the team Head Coach. The Head Coach will be responsible for the conduct of Team Parents. Team Parents are held to the same conduct standards as the coaching staff. Team Parents are permitted to assist at practices and during games as outlined in item 5 at the discretion of the Head Coach. The league reserves the right to disallow any parent from interaction with a team during league activities. 

MLGSA Coaching Clearance Requirements
MLGSA Volunteer Affidavit