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Can I Manage/Coach a Baseball or Softball team?

YES YOU CAN !!

Being a Manager/Coach requires organizational skills, some baseball or softball acumen, and most importantly, a genuine interest in being around, and mentoring, children.

To be considered for Manager/Coach position, you must first complete the Volunteer Forms background check. It is imperative that all managerial candidates be screened by these two methods as the league complies with national requirements and Massachusetts State Laws on background checks for all persons involved with our players.


Please complete the Volunteer Forms and return via postal mail only (E-mail is not secure or recommended) 

Northampton Baseball & Softball 
PO Box 347
Leeds, MA 01053-0347

The process of selecting a Manager/Coach is not a popularity contest and no extra credit is automatically granted for seniority. There are plenty of great people out there who would not make adequate managers.

Remember, ALL managerial/coaching positions are for one year only. No person is guaranteed to be a manager, or “grandfathered” to manage a specific team. Each year, if a person wishes to manage, then the same selection procedure must be equally applied to all candidates.

All appointments are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

Each candidate will be reviewed fairly with the focus being on the ability of the person nominated to fulfill the responsibilities of the manager. Not everyone is going to know each candidate personally, so the diligence is done by the League President to gather information and speak with each interested person. This process is critical to that person becoming a viable nominee.

Typically, the Manager is equal parts parent, teacher and traffic cop, so being a good manager comes down to the ability to coordinate and communicate, while always wearing a smile.

In addition to acting as Manager/Coach during the spring season, each active Manager/Coach is automatically considered part of the leagues General Membership, whereby each Manager/Coach is granted the right to vote at our Annual Meeting, which elects the new Board of Directors. This meeting is usually held in October.

Our league wishes to put forth the very best product possible and to benefit our community’s children who choose spring baseball/softball.

To achieve this goal we need volunteers !!

Northampton Baseball & Softball could not function without the commitment of its volunteers, please consider joining our great baseball and softball community.

Umpires

If you have experience in umpiring or are interested in umpiring within the program, THEN WE WANT YOU !!

Ideally, all interested individuals should be licensed/trained umpires. However the league organizes umpire training clinics each spring for those rookie umpires.

As an independent contractor to the league, you will receive a stipend for each game that you umpire.

Former players who may now play for the High School baseball or softball teams are highly encouraged to umpire.

All potential candidates must complete these two forms each season:

  • You must complete the CORI/VOLUNTEER FORMS - these allow the league to perform all necessary background checks on an individual before being allowed to umpire games
  •  TAX FORM W9 must be completed. All umpires earning $600 or more in a given year will be issued a 1099 Miscellaneous Income form for tax reporting purposes.



Please complete both forms and mail to us:
Northampton Baseball & Softball
P.O. Box 347
Leeds, MA  01053-0347

Contact us if you are interested in offering your services or have any questions: [email protected]

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Leeds, Massachusetts 01053

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