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Coaches

Coach Selection

Paid coaches are hired when possible for:  15AAA, 15AA, 14AAA, and 14AA.  All other age groups have parent coaches.

If you are interested being a head coach and were not previously a head coach in 2020, please complete the application form and submit it to traveling-baseball@rosemount-aaa.org.

We typically plan to interview most, if not all, head coaching candidates by the middle of February. After the interviews are complete, provisional coaches at each age group are identified. Provisional coaches will be allowed to view the tryout process.  After tryouts, the head coaches for each team are finalized based upon where the players are placed.  

2020 head coaches do not need to fill out an application or go through the interview process for 2021.  However, please notify Mark Hartley (mark_hartley@comcast.net) if you are interested in being a head coach for the 2021 season.


Coaching Resources

Lineup Card & Fielding Matrix

The spreadsheet below can be used to create game lineup cards and a fielding matrix.

Lineup Tracking

The spreadsheet below can be used to create game lineup cards.


Protecting the Arms of Young Pitchers

  • The intent behind moving to pitch counts is to better protect the players and increase parental awareness and ask for their involvement and support.  These are guidelines, not rules.  Please adhere to pitching and inning count rules outlined in tournament and league play.
  • Days of rest are in calendar days.  A calendar day begins at midnight and ends at midnight the following evening.  It makes no difference what time of day the pitcher pitched during a day, as the rest period does not begin until midnight that night. Examples:
  • A pitcher throws 30 pitches on Monday, therefore they should rest 1 calendar day per the guidelines above.  They take Tuesday off, and can pitch again on Wednesday.
  • A pitcher throws 60 pitches on Monday, therefore they should take 3 calendar days off.  They should take Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off and can pitch again on Friday within the limits of the pitch count cap.
  • Pitches per inning and game should be considered more important to monitor than total pitches in a week, but coaches should monitor both.  Observing adequate rest between appearances should be emphasized along with following recommend pitch count limits.
  • Develop as many pitchers on your team as you can.  Not every player needs to pitch, but don’t rely on only 4 pitchers on your team and burn them out.
  • If you have a player pitch during practice in a “bullpen session” or to hitters in practice, track their pitch count and use the provided guidelines.  Pitching is pitching, whether it is a game or a practice.  There will be exceptions made for warm up pitches before a game or between innings: umpires should permit a returning pitcher to have up to eight preparatory pitches, or one minute, whichever comes first.
  • Any pitcher, without regard to their effectiveness, must be removed when he or she reaches the limit prescribed in the guidelines.  No game is more important than protecting pitchers’ arms.
  • Coach discretion should be used when a pitcher is approaching their maximum allowable pitch count.  For example, if you have a pitcher on a 50 pitch count cap that has thrown 48 pitches, it would generally be best to end their outing and bring in a new pitcher at that point rather than have them face another batter for a partial at bat.
  • If a pitcher is showing signs of fatigue and their form is starting to break down, that is a sign of muscle fatigue and they are at greater risk for injury. 
  • Avoid having pitchers play catcher on the same day that they pitch.  Rest pitchers to the extent that your line-up will allow. For example, if you have a pitcher that has thrown 50 or 60 pitches in a game and you must leave them in the field for the remainder of the game, try putting them at first base (or another position with limited throwing) to rest. 
    • Note:  Medical authorities and experts say that a player who warms up to pitch, and then pitches, should not play catcher for the remainder of the day.  Doing so does not provide enough “cool down” time for such a player.  The same is not true for catchers who may become pitchers.