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Information for Coaches

We need volunteers to serve as coaches to advance our program!

Being a coach is a tremendously rewarding experience that can have a huge impact on the lives of the children of our community. You don't need to be an expert in baseball or a former major league to be a great baseball coach. Our best coaches are those who have a passion for working with children, lead by example and motivate their young players to give their very best effort both on the field and off it. We have training resources available, from experienced coaches to provide mentoring and advice to formal training through PA District 14 and Little League University's online courses. If you are interested in being either a head or assistant coach, contact Brad Heilman at [email protected].


Please plan on attending the first two sessions of the District 14 Umpire Training.
Information on the locations and dates for these training clinics are shared every January/February.

There is no substitute for reading and understanding the full Little League rule set, however, PA District 14 prepares summary level rules to assist in interlock play. The interlock rules have been updated for 2023 to reflect the use of Courtesy Runners and the 8 runs after 5 innings rule. The updated rules are located on the District website under Rules/Regulations/Interlock. See link below.

PA District 14 Little League Interlock Rules Clairifcations as of March 13, 2023

2023 SYC Little League Game Schedule

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Concussion Awareness

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. For more information, follow this link:

10 Positive Coaching Tips

  1. Applaud effort and attitude more than performance.
  2. Look for positives, and make a big deal out of them.
  3. Stay calm when my kids make mistakes, helping them learn from their mistakes.
  4. Have reasonable and realistic expectations.
  5. Treat players with respect, avoiding put-downs, sarcasm, and ridicule.
  6. Remind players not to get down on themselves.
  7. Remember not to take myself too seriously during the game.
  8. Maintain positive attitude, with lots of laughter and a sense of humor.
  9. Emphasize teamwork, and help my kids think "we" instead of "me."
  10. Be a role model of good sportsmanship:
    (a) Winning without gloating
    (b) Losing without complaining
    (c) Treating opponents and officials with fairness, generosity, & courtesy