Are there conduct rules that apply during games?

Absolutely. Alderwood Little League does not tolerate foul language or taunting at any level by the players, parents, managers, or coaches. Any spectator, player, manager, or coach that is warned is subject to being ejected from the premises and banned from the complex for additional games. We require all managers and coaches to submit a signed Code of Conduct.

 
Role of Manager and Coach

The team manager (head coach) oversees the management of the team through the season. They are responsible for setting a practice schedule, developing a practice format, creating a lineup card for every game, and ensuring the players get their minimum playing time in each game. Managers are the focal point of the team and must be committed to following through with the management of the team from mid-February to early-June. Time commitment varies by division. Managers need to commit to be at all practices and games. Managers must attend a pre-season coaching clinic provided by the league, and a manager's meeting with the Division Coordinator. Managers must schedule and conduct a parent meeting prior to the first practice of the season. Managers are assisted by a volunteer team parent that helps with things like concession stand scheduling, fund raising events, uniform distribution, and picture day.

Two assistant coaches, or three for T-Ball, Rookie, and Farm; are allowed on the field or in the dugout during games. However, a manager may elect to use more than two coaches during practice. Coaches provide support during practices to ensure players receive enough attention while developing their skills. Coaches are under the guidance and direction of the manager. Typically, a manager will design a practice format and have assistants take care of coaching small groups of players, assisting with batting practice, hitting drills, or other duties. Assistant coaches should commit to be at all practices and games, generally 6 - 8 hours a week depending upon division. Coaches need to attend a pre-season coaching clinic provided by the league. All actions of an assistant coach during games are the ultimate responsibility of the manager.

 
Who are the Umpires?

Alderwood Little League umpires are all volunteers, there are NO PAID UMPIRES. A plate and field umpire are used in all games unless a scheduling issue arises causing a shortage of available umpires.

In the upper divisions, Majors, Juniors, and Seniors, the volunteers are both parents and trained umpires. All umpires in the upper divisions are required to attend training sessions.

In the lower divisions, Rookie, Farm, and AAA, the volunteers are parents of Alderwood Little League players in those divisions. In T-ball division, coaches manage the flow of the game.

To learn more about umpiring or our training sessions, visit the "Umpire" section of the website or email UIC@alderwoodll.com.

 
Who is responsible for staffing the Concession Stand?

Alderwood Little League's Concession Stand is staffed by volunteers. Teams will be assigned dates and times to staff the concession stand. Team Parents are responsible to assigning each family of their team to a shift. Three adult volunteers will be required for staffing each shift.

For more information and the Spring Schedule once completed, go to our Concession page.

Note: Due to health codes, no one under the age of 13 is permitted behind the counter of the Concession stand. Limit of ONE volunteer between the ages of 14 - 18 per shift.