The purpose of this page is to provide important information to the managers and coaches of WSLL. Please visit this page frequently to get the latest WSLL updates.
All Managers, Coaches and Volunteers Must Complete LL Volunteer Form
West Springfield Little League will continue to implement a mandate from Little League Baseball, Inc. that requires all local Little Leagues to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.
Little League University Training Plans
The Little League® University was created to provide volunteer managers and coaches with the appropriate direction to organize and efficiently operate practices throughout the season.
Below are plans:
TBall Training Guide (14mb)
Although these guides are specifically designed for lower levels of play many of the drills and teaching techniques apply to all levels of play.
If you are not already a member you must register to have access to LLU.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
WSLL requires all Managers, Coaches of Record (CORs), umpires and members of the Board of Directors to take the CDC on-line Concussion Training Course. Below is some excellent information regarding Concussions in Youth Sports:
- Read the Concussion Fact Sheet
- Read the Concussion Clipboard Info sheet
- Take the Manager/Coach On-line Certificate Course - Link to Course
- Upon completion of the online course, certificates shall be e-mailed to the John O'Grady Walsh, WSLL Safety Officer.
Everyone must complete the course no later than March 21.
Team Volunteer Checklist
As the season approaches each manager will have a meeting wiith their parents. There are many activities that you need help with. Click here for a helpful list of duties that need to be assigned.
Accident Tracking Form
Whenever you have an accident that involves any of your players, coaches or volunteers be sure to complete an "Accident Tracking Form." E-Mail or Mail the completed forms to:
John O'Gray Walsh
WSLL Safety Officer
7831 Preakness Lane
Fairfax Station Va 22039
If you have questions send John an email
The accident tracking form requests League ID numbers. Here they are:
American League: 346-09-07
National League: 346-09-06
WSLL Standards for Managers and Coaches
At registration all managers and coaches agreed to abide by the "WSLL Standards for Managers and Coaches." Periodically, you should review these to ensure that you are in compliance. To review them click here.
How to Organize a Practice
Not sure how to organize your practice. Click here for a suggestion.
A Guide to Throwing Mechanics
Recently WSLL gave the following presentation on "Throwing Mechanics" to all managers at the AA level and below. However, what was discussed is applicable to all levels
Exercises for the Throwing Arm
Good Throwing Mechanics Drill
Here is an excellent drill for developing good throwing mechanics from coach Kevin Cone.
Game Organization Tools
Field Maintenance Video
Little League "Coaches Box" Newsletter
Little League, Inc. has a new newsletter called "Coaches Box". Each issue contains coaching tips as well as umpire knotty problems and other interesting topics.
Little League ASAP Safety Plan News
Fairball Newsletter - The Umpires Newsletter
Little Baseball publishes a newsletter for umpires about rule interpretations and more. Read Umpires Newsletter
Little League Commercial General Liability Information
To read the Little League Baseball, Inc. Commercial General Liability Coverage Form click here.
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