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Email: Challeger Division Buddies needed
  Coaches,   This year we are adding...
Coaches Practice Information Page
    This page is for SHLL coaches. The...
Email: 2014 Rosters Posted
  Coaches,  Team rosters are now posted....
Role of a Coach
    The Little League manager and coach...
Email: Challeger Division Buddies needed
This year we are adding a Challenger Division and are excited to offer baseball to all kids in Dorchester and beyond. 
The following message is from Brendan McDonough, our Challenger Division Commissioner.
As you may know, the Challenger Division commitment is pretty easy:
*(6) Sundays from May 18 thru June from 12 - 2 p.m.
Also, we are having an intro meeting/pizza & pool party at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester this Friday from 6:00 - 8:00. We'd love for folks to stop by the club, if interested.
For more information on the Challenger Division and to register on-line, please go to:
If interested, it is important for our planning purposes to complete an application and forward it to Diane Lescinskas by email or drop it off to the club ASAP. Thanks!
Coaches Practice Information Page


This page is for SHLL coaches. The idea is this is a place where coaches can share tips, information, and ideas on teaching baseball and having fun.

Little League International offers a lot of information for coaches for coaching kids at all age and ability levels. SHLL is also working on developing our own materials to help with age-appropriate drills and skills training. Spend some time here, offer suggestions, send links and let's make this a great resource for all coaches. 

Link to Little League Coaches Resource Center: http://www.littleleaguecoach.org/

Important SHLL Coaching Documents can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Email: 2014 Rosters Posted


Team rosters are now posted. Please reach out to your players this week- families are expecting to hear from you.

To access your team's contact info, go to the website and click Log In. Enter your email address and then your team's password. Each team's password is different an is teamlocation14. For example: oakland14 or texas14.

(Phillies coaches- your password is phillies14. Who spell that city every time?)

We will cover how to use the site for email etc. on Sunday at the coaches clinic so please plan on attending. 

Reply with any questions and thanks.

Role of a Coach


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.

While an adult with training and background in the game is a desirable candidate for manager or coach, league screening committees should look for other important qualities. Screening of managers, coaches and others at the local league level who have contact with children is also important in attempting to discover those with a history of child abuse.

The heart of Little League is what happens between the adult manager/coach and player. It is the manager more than any other individual who controls the situation in which the players may be benefited. Improving the level of leadership in this vital area must be a continuing effort.

Children of Little League age are strongly influenced by adults whose ideals and aspirations are similar to their own. The manager/coach and player share a common interest in the game, a desire to excel, and determination to win. Children often idolize their managers and coaches, not because the adult is the most successful coach or mentor, but because the manager and coach are sources of inspiration.

Managers and coaches must be adults who are sensitive to the mental and physical limitations of children of Little League age and who recognize that the game is a vehicle of training and enjoyment, not an end in itself. It has been stated many times that the program of Little League can only be as good as the quality of leadership in the managing and coaching personnel. New leagues particularly, should make a determined effort to enlist the best adults in the community to serve as managers and coaches.



Microsoft Excel file SHLL Skills Chart-  A chart with age-specific skills to be developed at each level of play. Practice for each age group should include the development of the skills appropriate for each age group.

Microsoft Word file SHLL Skills Chart- Explaination-  A description of the purpose and how to best use the skills chart.