Beachside Little League is dedicated to ensuring players have a positive baseball experience. Coaching youth sports is more than teaching kids skills for a sport; its also teaching respect, integrity, how to handle failures, sportsmanship, and being a good teammate.
With this in mind, managers and Coaches are selected by the Board. The goal of manager and coach selection for BSLL, is to select the most highly qualified candidates as managers and coaches, in order to provide the highest chance of the players having a great Little League experience. Sometimes there are more candidates than positions available and this sometimes means that qualified, and even sometimes highly qualified candidates do not get a position. When this occurs, the managers and coaches selected should be those who best exemplify Little League philosophy, principles and values, who will strive to teach the game, while providing a fun Little League experience. Adherence to Little League and BSLL safety and playing rules, attendance at required league events such as clinics and field work days, as well as support for the league and Little League in general, are very important factors in manager and coach selections.
The Manager and Coach selection process is confidential. Much of the information regarding a candidate’s qualifications comes from confidential sources, such parent ratings of managers and coaches, de-selections made by parents during the registration process, and candid observations and information submitted by Board Representatives. In order to ensure that information submitted will remain candid, the confidentiality, including the source of information and specific details, will be maintained.
The selection process is not to deter volunteering, but to ensure every player is getting the best the league can offer. We always need new coaches in all levels to volunteer so the league’s coaching staff stays strong as older coaches move on. We offer coaches clinics and training throughout the season to assist our new coaches (and experienced coaches) with all aspects of the game, from how to run practice to proper skill development.
For divisions requiring a player draft, managers/ coaches will be selected and informed prior to player assessments. If you would like to manager/ coach a team, please inform the BSLL Vice President prior to assessments at firstname.lastname@example.org.