The goal of the House League program is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for players, coaches, umpires and parents. Development is a broad topic, which includes learning the rules, skills and strategy of baseball, but also important life skills such as fair play, good sportsmanship and dealing with adversities in a dignified, positive way.
Little League has a philosophy that every player gets an opportunity to play. Even at the highest levels of Little League Baseball, each player is required to play a minimum number of innings per game and receive a minimum number of at-bats.
Our Baseball philosophy takes it one step further and mandates that every player is given equal opportunity. This means all players must play an equal number of innings in the field and be rotated between positions. Batting orders should ensure players receive an equal number of at-bats over the course of the season. Coaches are strongly recommended to track innings played, positions played, and number of at-bats over the course of the Spring Season in order to ensure the principle of equal opportunity is upheld. Coaches must be able to produce records upon the request of parents or KBA executive that show players have been provided equal opportunity.
Another key goal for our program is balance – as a league we prioritize the balancing of teams. If a team goes undefeated or winless, we have not been successful.
As the coach, your players and their parents will take their cue and behavior from you. Your interaction with umpires, other coaches, and players and parents will play a major role in how your players respond.
As coach, you are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the Little League mandate of espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes. Said differently, KBA Spring Baseball is designed to develop not only the player, but the person. As coach, you have a central part in this development.
You can find numerous online tools below to help you track and maintain records.