Volunteer

We could use your help!

There are many opportunities to volunteer for SCLL.  The truth of the matter is that the league is only as good as its volunteers.  Things won't magically happen by themselves - and the kids deserve a great experience.  It's also true that "many hands make work light".  It is far better to spread the load across many, than to rely on a few "regulars".  Volunteering can also be rewarding in itself.  And it is a great way to build connections across the community.

The primary areas where the league needs help are:
  • Coaching - if you have a baseball background, please help train the next generation of young players!
  • Umpiring - our kids deserve well-called games, and they can learn from it along the way. 
  • Events - putting on Opening Day and other league events takes a lot of work.  And it is such a beautiful thing when it comes together!
  • Field Maintenance - even though most of our fields are maintained by the Seattle Parks department, there are plenty of tasks to keep the fields playable (primarily dragging and chalking).
  • Administration/Board - managing registrations, scheduling, accounting, and fundraising are all examples of administrative tasks that have to get done for the league to operate.

Please note that all league volunteers that interact with the kids (e.g. coaches & umpires) must undergo a background check.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to sign up to volunteer during the player registration process, and let's make the season great for our kids.

Content

 We need you!

All of our umpires are volunteers, and work hard to make games as fair and as educational as possible.  Did you know that Major League umpires are only correct on balls & strikes about 90% of the time?  So it should be no surprise to you that our umpires will get some calls wrong.  Please cut these volunteers some slack – they are all trying to get all the calls right!  And remember that our games are not the World Series (although some of us might think they are much more important than that!).  All players, umpires, coaches and parents/spectators deserve to be treated with respect, and that is our expectation as a league – please keep this in mind.
And if you are frustrated that calls are not being made correctly – please jump in and volunteer to umpire!  The best umpire is one that is passionate about learning and applying the rules correctly – and if you have that in you – we need you.  Contact [email protected] if you’d like to get involved.  We have resources and training sessions available to help you get up

to speed.

All umpires and volunteers must complete an annual volunteer application form. This form must be completed for each year of volunteer service. Little League Volunteer Application Form

Please send completed forms to [email protected].


Many thanks to our dedicated corps of umpires – they help improve the quality of your child’s experience.  And please consider filling this important role for your team or the league – we would rather not have to pull parents out of the stands completely unprepared for the task.  Our kids deserve better than that!

Coaching

All coaches and volunteers MUST complete an annual volunteer application form. This form must be completed for each year of volunteer service. The volunteer application authorizes the league to conduct a background check on the coach.  Without passing the mandatory background check, a coach cannot have any repetitive contact with their team (i.e. practices and games).

Little League Volunteer Application Form

Coaches - please send a completed volunteer application form to our President at [email protected].  Because the form requires a signature, you will need to scan and email your copy, or you could take a (good quality, legible) picture with a smartphone and email that.  Do not forget to also send a scan or picture of your driver's license or other government-issued ID.

To get involved in coaching, or just find out more about coaching for SCLL, please contact [email protected].

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