Is being a coach for MBA the right decision for me?
This is a personal question that only you can answer but we can tell you that it is very rewarding to watch these children grow into young adults.
What if I just want to be an assistant coach?
An assistant coach is an essential role on a team. Head coaches are only allotted a certain number of coaches to assist. If you wish to be an assistant coach, you may register at the time you register your player, however it is ultimately up to the head coach. It will be your responsibility to discuss with the head coach at your first practice.
What is the responsibilities of the head coach?
1. Know & understand the rules.
a. Communicate these rules to your parents if there is ever a question.
2. Teach the fundamentals & rules of baseball/softball.
a. Introduce the rules as you incorporate them into your instruction.
3. Communicate in a positive way.
a. Head coaches will have the responsibility of communicating not only with parents and players, but assistant coaches, umpires and administrators.
4. Manage the game
a. You will be responsible for lineups and field position.
b. Coach the players to compete well, but also give all players a chance to play. Do not run up the score. Rotate your players.
5. Obtaining a sponsor for your team.
a. Sponsors will receive a logo on the website and team page, up to 2 lines on the back of the jersey and a plaque.
Why do we have to find a sponsor?
Sponsors cost helps offset the cost to the kids in our league. It helps cover field rentals, equipment maintenance, insurance cost and so on. MBA is a non-profit organization that operates with a very fine bottom line.
Do the commissioners get paid?
No, they do not. They are all volunteer just like you.
How many players can I protect on my team?
In the Fall you can bring a whole team but, in the spring, you can only protect 5 players. This is in place because spring is competitive, and MBA wants to keep it that way.
Does MBA have tournaments?
In the spring there is a tournament in each age group. The fall is when kids move up to the new age group and is treated as a time for players and coaches to learn and get ready for the spring.
What size ball do they play with?
· Baseball – All ages play with a 9” baseball
· Softball – 4/6U, 7/8U & 9/10U play with an 11” ball
· Softball – 11/13U plays with a 12” ball
Does MBA keep scores?
In the spring MBA does keep the score and updates the website and app to reflect that. In the fall we only put a “1” in the winners and “0” in the losers score so you can keep up with wins and losses if you wish.
How can I get league provided equipment?
Your commissioner will communicate dates and times that the equipment manager is at the field to distribute equipment. You will bring a check that we will hold as a deposit.
Can I keep my league provided gear for the following season?
We collect the equipment at the end of each season.
Do I get to choose a team name?
Yes, you do but the coaches that have been with us before get first choice. Baseball uses MLB team names and softball has a list that will be provided to you by your commissioner.
TEAM NAME SHIRT CHEST LOGO
ANGELS WHITE RED / WHITE
ASTROS ORANGE NAVY / WHITE
ATHLETICS DK GREEN YEL GOLD / WHITE
BLUE JAYS ROYAL BLACK / WHITE
BRAVES RED NAVY / WHITE
BREWERS YEL GOLD ROYAL / WHITE
CARDINALS WHITE RED / NAVY
CUBS ROYAL RED / WHITE
DBACKS CARDINAL BLACK / WHITE
DODGERS GRAY ROYAL / WHITE
GIANTS BLACK ORANGE / WHITE
INDIANS NAVY RED / WHITE
MARINERS NAVY TEAL / WHITE
MARLINS ORANGE BLACK / WHITE
METS ORANGE ROYAL / WHITE
NATIONALS GRAY RED / WHITE
ORIOLES ORANGE BLACK / WHITE
PADRES NAVY VEG GOLD / WHITE
PHILLIES RED ROYAL / WHITE
PIRATES YEL GOLD BLACK / WHITE
RANGERS RED ROYAL / WHITE
RAYS NAVY COL BLUE / WHITE
RED SOX NAVY RED / WHITE
REDS RED BLACK / WHITE
ROCKIES GRAY PURPLE / WHITE
ROYALS ROYAL GRAY / WHITE
TIGERS NAVY ORANGE / WHITE
TWINS GRAY NAVY / RED
WHITE SOX BLACK GRAY / WHITE
YANKEES NAVY GRAY / WHITE
I think I want to coach, what do I do next?
1.) Thank you
2.) Create an account on the website
3.) Register (Signup) as a coach
4.) Go to http://www.murfreesborobaseball.com/Site/Info-Docs and print off the Sponsor Form to get a head start on the search.
5.) Wait to be contacted by your commissioner
6.) Enjoy watching the growth of your players