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
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.
the responsibilities of the head coach?
Know & understand the rules.
Communicate these rules to your
parents if there is ever a question.
Teach the fundamentals & rules of
Introduce the rules as you
incorporate them into your instruction.
Communicate in a positive way.
Head coaches will have the
responsibility of communicating not only with parents and players, but
assistant coaches, umpires and administrators.
Manage the game
You will be responsible for lineups
and field position.
Coach the players to compete well,
but also give all players a chance to play. Do not run up the score. Rotate
Obtaining a sponsor for your team.
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
commissioners get paid?
No, they do not. They are all volunteer just like you.
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.
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.
ball do they play with?
Baseball – All ages play with a 9”
Softball – 4/6U, 7/8U & 9/10U
play with an 11” ball
Softball – 11/13U plays with a 12”
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
games balls given?
Game balls are provided by the league. The umpire will
give one game ball to the winning team.
provide snacks for after the game?
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.
I think I
want to coach, what do I do next?
Create an account on the website
Register (Signup) as a coach
Go to http://www.murfreesborobaseball.com/Site/Info-Docs
and print off the Sponsor Form to get a head start on the search.
Wait to be contacted by your commissioner
Enjoy watching the growth of your players