All clubs need the support of parents so the kids can enjoy their sport. All of the coaches, managers, scorers, umpires and committee members started out just as you – parents wanting their child to play a fun sport and enjoy it. But it only happens because parents make it happen! There are many ways you can help – anything from taking on a coaching, managing, umpiring or scoring role to committee jobs, helping organise the canteen or perhaps selling raffle tickets.
At the very least each team is rostered on canteen duty several times during the season, plus a one-hour stint should we host a Gala Day or the NSW Sydney Championships weekends.
Each team requires the following –
Coach – we fund sanctioned training courses.
Umpire– we fund sanctioned training courses.
One to two Assistant Coaches – during training, coaches need assistance to ensure all children are getting a sufficient level of one-on-one ball skills. This can be parents on roster or an allocated person/s. For maximum safety provision coaches should never be left on their own with a group of children.
Team Manager – the Team Manager plays a very important role within the team and club, being the key communication between the Club and the team’s parent and players. The manager is responsible for the organising an umpire for each home game, as well as collecting and returning the teams’ folder to the canteen each Saturday. The folder contains information relevant for team distribution. The manager also organises the team’s “ring a round” for wet weather and changes in regard to training, routine, game venues etc.
Scorers – scoring is easy with a little initial help which is readily available. This position can be rostered weekly by the Team Manager or shared between several nominated parents.
Volunteers – The Team Manager relies on other parents to help out as required on canteen duty, scoring, assisting coach etc.
To make all this as easy as possible, we have a Coaches Advisor, Managers
Co-Ordinator and Umpire Co-Ordinator who organise the training clinics through the Manly Warringah District Baseball Association, as well as our own in-house scorers, umpires, managers and coaches clinics. We also encourage a mentoring concept so that new coaches can join up with more experienced coaches during some team training sessions. You’ll be surprised at the enjoyment you’ll get from learning new skills and being able to make a significant contribution to baseball in the area.
Manly Seasiders Baseball Club Inc.