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How to Dry the Fields after Rain...
  We are always battling the wet spring weather...
Player Safety (Covering Bases & Runners in play)
  Injuries can happen during a collision...
How to Manage Game & Practice RSVPs
  Managing Game & Practice RSVPs Game and...
How to Enter Game Results and Pitch Counts
  Coaches - How to Enter Game Results 1. Log...
Emailing Your Team
  Coaches - How to Email Your Team 1. Go to...
Misunderstood Baseball Rules
  Check out this power point presentation for clarification...
 
 
How to Dry the Fields after Rain...
by Michael Berkley posted 6/18/2019

We are always battling the wet spring weather in New England and while other towns are consistently cancelling baseball, we’re able to play, thanks to our amazing ground crew, led by Michael Polimer. We took a moment with Michael to review prepping fields after rain showers.

This video is incredibly helpful and if you follow it, you will see some pretty impressive results. The key is time; you can't do this 15 minutes before game time...

Everything you need is in the umpire shed.

Don't you want to know how a pickle fork and a towel can be used to magically make water disappear? This 9 minute video will change your life just a little bit.

 
 
Player Safety (Covering Bases & Runners in play)
by Michael Berkley posted 5/3/2019

Injuries can happen during a collision at home between a fielder and a runner or sometimes on the bases.

Please review these videos and begin practicing lots of game scenarios on the field. We ask that you practice runners in motion and working with your fielders on where they need to be when attempting to tag a base (or player).  Similarly, we need to show our players how to safely slide and/or avoid fielders.  Two videos that show some great examples of how fielders can practice their positioning are below as well as a video going over sliding:

 

1. Red Sox Academy -- Covering home plate

 

2. Shortstop Double Play Footwork the Ripken Way 

3. Red Sox Academy -- Sliding technique

 
 
How to Manage Game & Practice RSVPs

Managing Game & Practice RSVPs

Game and practice reminders are automatically sent to parents (as long as they have not disabled emails from SYBSA). If parents simply click on the "Yes, I can make it" or "No, I cannot make it" button, their response is recorded in the system.

Viewing Game RSVPs

To view the RSVPs for a game do the following:

1. Log in using the "Sign in" link in the upper right hand corner of the page

2. Select your team as outlined in Step 3 in How to Email Your Team

3. Select "Schedule" from the menu pages at the left

4. Click on the "thumbs up" icon next to the game of interest to view RSVPs for that game

Sending Out Requests for RSVPs

Reminders are automatically sent out but if you'd like to force the system to send out another reminder to parents who haven't yet responded you can do this as follows:

1. View the RSVPs for the game of interest as outlined above

2. To send RSVP requests to players who have not yet responded, click on the "mail" icon in the orange "No response" column

 
 
How to Enter Game Results and Pitch Counts

Coaches - How to Enter Game Results

1. Log in using the "Sign in" link in the upper right hand corner of the page

2. Select your team as outlined in Step 3 in How to Email Your Team

3. Select "Results" from the menu pages at the left

4. On the team results page, find the game you wish to edit and click on the "Edit" icon to the right of the game 

5. Enter score or any additional result changes and optionally, game commentary

6. Click submit to confirm changes.

 
How to Enter Pitch Counts

1. Log in using the "Sign in" link in the upper right hand corner of the page

2. Select your team as outlined in Step 3 in "How to Email Your Team"

3. Select "Results" from the menu pages at the left

4. On the team results page, find the game you wish to edit and click on the "Edit Game Statistics" icon to the right of the game  

5. After clicking the icon, you will be presented with a spreadsheet with all players and input fields for all statistical categories across the page. At the top of the page will be tabs for different positions (pitching, hitting, etc.)

6. Click to make sure you are on the pitching tab.

7. Check the "ATN" box for all players who pitched in the game.  Then enter the total number of pitches thrown.

8 Click "Submit" to confirm changes

 
 
Emailing Your Team

Coaches - How to Email Your Team

1. Go to www.sybsa.org

2. Log in using the "Sign in" link on the upper right hand corner of the page

3. Navigate to your team web page by using the Team Schedules and Rosters menu at the top of the page to navigate to your team.  For example, Choose a Team > Baseball > American League > Orioles

4. From the left hand menus click on "Roster"

5. Use the "Options" link on the top right side of the page and select "Email Team"

6. Fill out the form and submit it to send a message to your team members

 
 
Misunderstood Baseball Rules

Check out this power point presentation for clarification on some commonly misunderstood Little League baseball Rules...click here.

 

 
 

Documents


Adobe PDF file Field Equipment Manual *-  Description of all the equipment that is available for coaches to use during practices. Please remember to return all equipment to it's proper location and if anything isn't working/located where it should be, please let League Coordinator know.

*Note some or all of the preceding documents can be downloaded and displayed and/or printed in Adobe's Acrobat format.  If you do not have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software, download it now.