This section is to help coaches with practice drills and log pitch counts. Also, there are links for each coach to start the process of their required background checks.
All coaches, both head and assistant, officers, committee members, and volunteers in our league are required to have a Background Check performed. The application must be completed prior to coaching or volunteering and can be performed online (see link below). The document will be processed and then delivered to the Palmyra Civic Baseball Association (PCBA) board prior to coaching or volunteering. Copies are maintained by the league.
The Palmyra Civic Baseball Association (PCBA) ensures that our coaches continue to be positive role models for our communities’ youth. Therefore, the Association requires all coaches agree to and abide by the coaches conduct guidelines as detailed by the Coaches Agreement. Click the link below to view the guidelines.
Palmyra Civic Baseball Association (PCBA) expects nothing but the best from our managers and coaches. Given the important role that these individuals play in the development and leadership of youth in the PCBA program, much care is used in the review, vetting, and selection of managers and coaches for PCBA teams. While not all inclusive, the league has these base expectations for all managers and coaches.
Managers and Coaches:
- Must encourage players at all times and will not damage the self-esteem of any player or parent at any time.
- Understand that becoming “physical” (grabbing, pushing, hitting, physical or verbal intimidation, etc.) with any player, parent, league official, opposing coaching staff, spectator, or umpire is not acceptable at any time – – such actions are grounds for serious consequences up to immediate removal as a manager or coach.
- Will have undergone the standard league required background check.
- Have open, productive and strong relationships with the League, PCBA Board of Directors, parents, and umpires at all times.
- Demonstrate that they have an appreciation of the philosophy of baseball and cooperates with others in making the program of mutual benefit to all children in the program.
- Recognize that they are agents of the Board and will follow the Board’s direction, philosophy, and advance the agenda for the League as set forth by the Board.
- Recognize and accept that PCBA has a zero tolerance policy for rules and regulations infractions and non-compliance with League code of conduct and facility use policies.
- Attend all mandatory coaching and safety clinics – no exceptions.
- Lead by example in shaping acceptable behavior patterns whether the team wins or loses
- Have a solid understanding and agree to comply with all PCBA rules, regulations, and code of conduct policies.
- Reflect an understanding and appreciation of the age group they supervise.
- Has experience in managing and/or coaching baseball at the level in which the candidate is being considered.
- Respect the judgment and the position of authority of the umpire.
- Exercise their leadership role, but leave the outcome of the ball game in the hands of the players.
Pitch Count Form
In an effort to stem the alarming increase in elbow and shoulder injuries among young baseball pitchers, the Palmyra Civic Baseball Association (PCBA) has adopted to limit the number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a game and how much rest he must take between pitching appearances. In its continuing effort to protect the health and safety of youth pitchers, and to reflect the latest research on pitching injuries, PCBA has adopted the Little League standard pitching rules.
The pitch count limit for Minors is 75, while the Majors is set at 85 pitches per day. The table below sets the rest requirements based on the number of pitches thrown.
To help keep track of pitch counts, the league adopted the form below. Each scorekeeper will track pitch counts for all pitchers and notify both managers of those counts.
|Number of Pitches in a Day||Number of Calendar Days of Rest before Pitching Again|
|66 or more||4|
|51 to 65||3|
|36 to 50||2|
|21 to 35||1|
|1 to 20||No day of rest required|