Thank you for choosing to be a volunteer coach in the McMinnville Baseball and Softball League! Without your help, the program could not remain in existence; you are a very important part of our success. Although your position is voluntary, it comes with a great deal of responsibility. Coaching is not a right, it is a privilege. We have the following expectations which we hope you will agree to and promote throughout the season. It will help you if you establish a clear set of team rules with consequences and emphasizing that there is to be no bullying on or off the field. Enforce the rules when personnel issues arise, assess the situation quickly, calmly, and carefully. Let players know what is expected of them and how they are doing. Offer to help them improve.
Have a solid understanding and agree to comply with all MYBS League rules, regulations, and code of conduct policies.
If you are concerned only about winning, you will, no doubt, humiliate those players with less than average talent. Conversely, if you are concerned only about feelings, you will deprive those players who want to grow, learn and excel. Balance your desire to win with a sincere concern for the feelings of your players.
To the kids, you are in a position of power and with that power comes a great deal of responsibility. Be respectful toward players, coaches, umpires and fans. Promote pride in the program. You are one of our most important components in growing this program and making it one of the best in the state.
Keep your emotions in check. Bursts of anger, aggression, and put-downs will not be tolerated. Physical contact in these situations will result in immediate release from your position. Displays of poor sportsmanship, lack of respect for rules, officials, or opponents may lead to suspension or other punitive actions by the league.
Exercise your leadership role, but leave the outcome of the ball game in the hands of the players.
Respect the judgment and the position of authority of the umpire.
Win and lose with class. Teach your players how to handle both. It is likely that the feeling you have following a loss may persist long after the kids have forgotten what happened out there. KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE!
We hope that this helps you understand the expectations we have of you as a coach in our league. Thanks again for choosing to help our MYBS players. We are sure you'll find it to be a rewarding experience!
Please feel free to contact Terry Beard, Athletic Coordinator / League Administrator at any time during the upcoming season with any questions or concerns.
If you would like to proceed with becoming a coach in MYBS there is a link to a Coaching Application and Background Check below. Open the link, print the coaching application, complete application and return to Kevin Roberts at the McMinnville Civic Center.