Coaching is a demanding job. A coach is a role model and a teacher. The things you do and say will affect each child you work with. Our job is not just to teach baseball, but also teamwork and sportsmanship.
The Little League manager and coach must be leaders. All must recognize that they hold a position of trust and responsibility in a program that deals with a sensitive and formative period of a child’s development.
It is required that the manager and coach have understanding, patience and the capacity to work with children. The manager and coach should be able to inspire respect. Above all else, managers and coaches must realize that they are helping to shape the physical, mental and emotional development of young people.
The Little League manager must be something more than just a teacher. Knowledge of the game is essential, but it is not the only badge of a Little League coach or manager.
Tilton Northfield Little League wants great coaches and does all we can to help. Every TNLL coach is required to complete the program from the Positive Coaching Alliance free of charge. In addition, every coach is provided the opportunity to attend a number of clinics every year, including Big Al's Baseball. We have a library of books and DVDs for every coach to use. Training aids are made available and more are purchased every year. TNLL invests in our coaches so that we can provide the best experience possible for our baseball players.