Coaches Code of Conduct

The WSLL Bylaws outlines West Seattle Little League's (WSLL) Code of Conduct for Parents, Players and Managers/Coaches and Umpires. It is provided to ensure all participants understand and practice principles of behavior that support the purpose of Little League baseball as identified by Headquarters National Little League Baseball, Williamsport, Pennsylvania:

Little League is a program of service to youth. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in the atmosphere of wholesome community participation. The movement is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens. It strives to inspire them with a goal and to enrich their lives towards the day when they must take their places in the world. It establishes the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.

In light of this, the Code of Conduct is designed to instill and maintain the highest level of sportsmanship, integrity, fairness and professionalism in the WSLL program. All Parents, Players and Managers/Coaches accept responsibility for adhering to the Code of Conduct upon registration into WSLL.


- Manager information by division:
     - Baseball: Tee Ball
     - Baseball: Coach Pitch
     - Baseball: Rookies
     - Baseball: Minors
     - Baseball: Majors
     - Softball: Rookies
     - Softball: Minors
     - Softball: Majors
     - Softball: Juniors

Draft process overview

- Injury report form

Safety tips/COVID safety plan

- Field locations

WSLL Bylaws

- How to post game scores to SportsConnect


Managers and coaches are asked to play many roles throughout the season. Here are some resources that will help.

A pre-season parent meeting is a wise investment. People tend to live up to expectations if they know them.
A meeting can help mold the behavior of your athletes’ parents. S
Sample Parent/Guardian Meeting Agenda.

WSLL recommends using the Game Changer app to stay connected with your team. Manage schedules and game/practices RSVPs, message members on your team, and more. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.

- GameChanger - Getting Started for Coaching Staff
GameChanger - Importing Your Team From Sports Connect

Little League University
Little League International recognizes and appreciates the challenges that come with being a Little League manager or coach, so it has developed a free on-line coaching resource that Little League managers and coaches can turn to for reference, education, or to stay current with the latest drills and coaching techniques.

Little League Diamond Leader Training
Focused on ensuring children have a positive, well-rounded experience on and off the field, the Little League® Diamond Leader Training Program is a FREE educational resource that provides coaches with an understanding of the impact that mental, social, and emotional well-being has in youth sports through detailed information, interactive scenarios, and a variety of additional resources.

Baseball Tutorials
Over 500 simple, fun and effective baseball drills covering every fundamental skill.

Access the Little League rulebook from your phone - download the free app from the Apple or Android App Store.


What is the inclement weather policy?
No games or practices are held when the weather or field conditions are not safe. Inclement weather closure depends on the field - all SPARC fields, excluding Bar-S, will be called by Parks during the day. Sign up for Field Rainout Notification emails at: or call the Field Closure Hotline at 206-233-0055.

If the rain is too heavy and Parks haven't notified WSLL of field closures, coaches and umps can make the call, keeping safety and comfort of the players in mind.

If there is lightning around - and this is applicable for all fields - games must be delayed until 30 mins after the last lightning strike was observed.

For Bar-S: 
- If there is either consistent rain over time or heavy rain during the day of the game, WSLL's field maintenance manager will make the call by 3:15pm if game/no game based on the conditions.
- If rain is forecasted to come between 3:15 and 4:45pm, the WSLL coaches manager and field maintenance manager will communicate directly with the coaches impacted.
- If rain comes through late, rainout decision will be up to the discretion of the coaches and ump.

Contact us

If you have questions about coaching, contact our Director of Coaching at [email protected].

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