How do I sign-up to be a Team Manager or Assistant Coach, and what qualifications do I need?
You can sign-up as a Team Manager applicant on the DLL website by completing the Team Manager Application via the Register Online link. You can sign-up as an Assistant Coach applicant on the DLL website by completing the Assistant Coach Application via the Register Online link.
First time DLL Team Manager and Assistant Coach applicants should list any past playing and coaching experience in youth sports, not limited to baseball. DLL will be holding coaching clinics and meetings prior to a Spring season for those that do not have any coaching experience or to those that want to continue learning better coaching techniques. Prior to starting a Fall season, DLL will conduct a pre-season manager's meeting to review rules, procedures and expectations. Applicants will be selected based on the above qualifications by DLL Board Members.
Note that all Team Manager and Assistant Coach applicants will need to submit their date of birth and social security number to facilitate completion of a background check mandated by Little League Baseball.
I signed up as a Team Manager Applicant for the upcoming season. How many coaches/players can I select if I'm chosen as a Team Manager?
Selected managers in the Funball, T-Ball, Instructional Rookie and Rookie divisions can select ONE assistant coach whose player will automatically be assigned to the same team. Selected managers in the Single A, AA, AAA division can pre-select ONE assistant coach.
Once the selected assistant coach has consented to be assigned to that manager's team, the player(s) of the assistant coach will automatically be assigned to the same team as the player of the manager.
Beyond the selection of one assistant coach, no other player/coach requests will be considered or honored. Single A, AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors teams are rebuilt each Spring season via a draft. During a DLL Fall season, players are assigned to divisions and teams by DLL Player Agents.
How do I sign-up to be a DLL umpire, and what qualifications do I need?
You can sign-up as an umpire applicant on the DLL website. DLL will be conducting free, mandatory umpiring certification clinics prior to the Spring season for new and experienced umpires.
How much do approved DLL umpires get paid?
DLL will pay approved umpires for each game in the AA, AAA and Majors, Juniors, and Seniors divisions. DLL will pay Junior umpires for each Spring game in the Single A division, with adult Single A umpires being asked to volunteer their time. See chart below for schedule of Payments:
- Small Field w/ partner - Plate Umpire = $35.00 (includes full pay for any game that is started, even if it is subsequently cancelled due to weather)
- Small Field w/ partner - Field Umpire = $30.00 (includes full pay for any game that is started, even if it is subsequently cancelled due to weather)
- Small Field w/ partner - Game Not Played, but Ump(s) show at field due to no Cancellation Notice = $15.00
- Small Field - Solo Umpire - Game Not Played, but Ump shows at field due to no Cancellation Notice = $22.50
- Small Field - Solo Umpire = $50.00 (one and a half times regular rate, plus $5.00 bonus for Plate)
- Big Field w/ partner - Plate Umpire = $65.00
- Big Field w/ partner - Field Umpire = $60.00
- Big Field w/ partner - Game Not Played, but Ump(s) show at field due to no Cancellation Notice = $30.00
- Big Field - Solo Umpire - Game Not Played, but Ump shows at field due to no Cancellation Notice = $45.00
- Big Field - Solo Umpire = $95.00 (one and a half times regular rate, plus $5.00 bonus for Plate)
Equipment (subsidized by League, and taken out of first paycheck)
- Ball Bag, Clicker and Brush = $10.00 (cost to league = $12.50)
- Umpire Hat = $10.00 (cost to league = $15.00)
- Umpire Shirt w/ patch = $15.00 (cost to league = $30.00 - 40.00)
We have also added incentives for umpires based on the number of games umpired. For every 5 games that you umpire in a season, you will receive a 5% bonus:
- umpires doing 5 or more games will receive a 5% bonus at the end of the season
- umpires doing 10 or more games will receive a 10% bonus at the end of the season
- umpires doing 15 or more games will receive a 15% bonus at the end of the season
All umpires must use the online scheduling system to get paid for games (no exceptions). Adult umpires will have the option of volunteering their time back to the league, or accepting payment for their games.
Approved DLL umpires who require umpire gear (ball bag, clicker, brush and umpire shirt, if needed) will be required to umpire their first game for free to help cover the cost of the umpire gear. If you already have suitable gear, you will be paid for all games worked.
When and where are the drafts for the 2018 season?
Spring teams are formed via a draft in the Single A, AA, AAA and Majors Divisions. Teams in the Juniors and Seniors divisions will likely be formed via a draft as well. Drafts are open only to selected managers and their designated assistants. Draft locations for the 2018 Spring season are TBD.
Players in all other Divisions are assigned to teams by Player Agents based on League Age and playing experience.