Sunset Community Little League is 100% volunteered based! Volunteers are always needed for fall and especially for spring!
Please consider stepping up to the plate. We need board members, coaches, team moms and many more important rolls that make a successful season for our kids! Becoming a Little League Volunteer - Little League
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in Little League Baseball and Softball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child’s life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
Being a Team Manager or Coach
Being a manager or coach requires time, patience, and basic knowledge of the game of baseball. You may be required to attend meetings, instructional sessions, or seminars. You will communicate with the parents/guardians of your players to inform them of any schedule changes, rainouts, and Little League events and activities.
The Manager has primary responsibility for the team. Which may consist of, but is not be limited to receiving team roster, communication with the Division Director and Parents, and receiving league gear and key(s). He/She works with the Assistant Coaches to create practice plans, game line-up and other related team needs. If applicable (Baseball and Softball Divisions Minor and Above) the Manager participates in the player draft and therefore must be in place before player assessments in February. In addition, the Manager is responsible for attending player assessments (Minor Division & Above), all League Coaching Meetings including Umpire Training as well as holding a mandatory team parent meeting before 1st practice.
The Assistant Coaches have the responsibility of supporting the Manager. Each team is typically comprised of 1-2 Assistant Coaches. They have responsibility as interim Manager in the event the Manager is vacant for a practice or game. Duties include assisting with and executing practice plans, base coach or dugout coach. Note at Minor A and above ONLY 3 Coaches are allowed in the dugout per game.
The team parent has primary responsibility for off field organization and parent communication including concessions volunteer list management, team fundraising, picture coordination and other activity coordination as determined by the teams' needs. These activities could be to hand out of uniforms, ordering player trophies, planning end of season party and creating sign-up sheet for post-game snack. Prior items are all relative and dependent on each team and Manager.
Being an Umpire
Aside from calling ball or strike, safe or out, umpires are responsible for teaching players good sportsmanship and the rules of the game. Umpires are also called upon to interpret rules and help settle minor disputes that may occur during games.
Most Little League games have one home plate umpire and a minimum of one field umpire. Before becoming a home plate umpire you may be required to participate in training sessions.
While home plate umpires are scheduled well in advance, field umpires are often determined minutes before the game begins. As you arrive at your child’s game, your coach or the home plate umpire may ask you to be the field umpire. When you agree, your main responsibilities are to call plays on the bases, determine if balls are fair or foul, and assist the home plate umpire with other calls.