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To set expectations for the season, including but not limited to the following:
Provide CRNAA with the required background information.
Attend Winter assessments for all in-house players (typically in March) 
Attend Spring Coaches meetings as well as league draft, for those that qualify.
Travel Manager will publish game and practice schedules - coordinating with CRNAA Travel Comish for STBL schedule & umpires.
** In-house schedules will be managed by CRNAA Player agent 
Distribute uniforms, picture day and Slugfest fundraising information
Coordinate team for any/all Opening day events as well as Slugfest 
Communicate all game/practice schedules to team using CRNAA Team Central tools.
Keep games/practices free from put-downs, trash talk and profanity.
Motivate with praise and provide positive reinforcement.
Communicate respectfully to parents, athletes, officials, commissioners and directors.
Provide a safe and fun environment.
Place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
Abide by all Pitching rules established by CRNAA in alignment with Little League. 
Do the best to provide a safe playing situation as well as equal playing time for all players.
Organize practices that are fun and challenging
Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship.
Provide a sports environment free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and reporting to CRNAA any such activities that could prove harmful to players.
Read and understand the rules of each division of play and ask questions when the any information is unclear.
Field Prep & Clean-up: Lining fields, raking, dugout trash remove, replacement of field tarps.

Remember that you are youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.
MOST Importantly, remember NO player has received a college scholarship while playing CRNAA Little League 


  • Reading Little League follows Little League rules for pitch counts. These limits are intended to promote arm health by preventing overuse. These rules are not to be skirted as it is irresponsible of coaches to do so and it can also create an unfair competitive situation.
     - ALL PITCH COUNTS are to be log under Team / Results - for all in-house and travel games under CRNAA. 
    Pitches thrown for travel or club teams count towards these limits. It is a coach's responsibility to understand if players have pitched for any other teams. Coaches should not simply take a player's word for it. If you have players that pitch for you and play on other teams, be sure to establish good communication with their parents and share the pitch count rules with them.

There is both a maximum daily pitch limit, which is dependent on age, and a required rest period dependent on the number of pitches thrown. The Little League rules explain many scenarios, but the key takeaways are below.

Maximum Pitch Limit

  • Ages 11-12: 85 pitches
  • Ages 9-10: 75 pitches
  • Ages 7-8: 50 pitches

If a player reaches their limit in the middle of the at bat, they may complete that at bat before being taken out.

Required Rest

  • 66+ pitches thrown: 4 full days of rest
  • 51-65 pitches thrown: 3 full days of rest
  • 36-50 pitches thrown: 2 full days of rest
  • 21-35 pitches thrown: 1 full day of rest
  • 1-20 pitches thrown: No rest required

Regardless of pitches thrown, no player may pitch on three consecutive days.

If a player crosses one of these thresholds in the final at bat they pitch, their final recorded pitch count reverts to the crossed threshold. For example, if a pitcher enters an at bat having thrown 34 pitches and retires the batter on 5 pitches, their recorded pitch count is 35 pitches, requiring 1 full day of rest.

Pitching and Catching in the Same Game

Catchers can use their arms even more than pitchers, particularly at older ages when position specialization sets in. There are some rules governing a catcher's ability to pitch in the same day.

  • Any player that catches 4 or more innings in a game is ineligible to pitch on that day.
  • Any player that catches 3 innings, then throws 21 or more pitches on the same day may not return to catcher that day.

Equipment Details

2023/24 Equipment Manager: Casey McDonnell 
Equipment distribution & collection will be sent out via email by the Equip. Manager prior to the 

Players at all levels of CRNAA must have their own:  Bat, Helmet, Glove and Cleats. 
CRNAA provides balls and catcher’s gear/glove to each Manager, at every level of play for in-house. 
Jerseys & Hats are provided for all levels of in-house play.  Pants & socks are purchased by the individual family.  For in-house play, all player wear WHITE baseball pants, either long or knicker are acceptable. 
Travel Team Uniforms - all CRNAA approved uniforms will be sold at the beginning of each season (hat, jersey, pants).  Each Manager will communicate the gear required and uniform combs any given team will be using in a given season. 

BATS - USA stamped approved bats
- ALL In-house and STBL play.
- Tee-ball Division any tee-ball bat is acceptable. 
Note: Please make sure to check your bat for "approved balls" to ensure you do not damage a tee-ball certified bat, with hard baseballs.
- Bats must be USA Baseball approved and can be any length or weight.
- Bats must not be more than 2-5/8" in diameter.
- USA Baseball is not the same as USSSA. USSSA is not approved for play within CRNAA nor STBL.   USSSA (aka Triple S) bats are allowed in many tournaments, your coaches will inform players of these "allowed" tournaments. 
- Wood bats are approved by Little League for all levels of play.
Seniors Divisions ages 13+  Bat standards will be provided by Managers, depending on the league USA, BBCOR or Wood can and will be used.  

 If you purchase a new bat and are not sure it is approved for play, we suggest you leave the wrapping on the bat and do not use it until you have a coach, commissioner, or umpire confirm it is approved for play.

Helmets & Protective Gear 
All players are required to have their own helmet.  Although jaw guards are not mandatory, we do recommend them.
Additional padding; such as arm guards, ankle guards, slide mitts are not required at any level of play
Catcher's gear is provided for in-house teams. 

- All catchers owning their own gear will be responsible for their equipment and meeting the standards for any given level of play or tournament.   

Travel teams do not provide catchers gear. 

** Metal cleats are not permitted.

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