Volunteer

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Buddies


Miracle League buddies are volunteers ranging in age from 12 years to senior citizens. These include family members, local youth and civic groups. Though we call them buddies, many people refer to these volunteers as angels in the outfield. We focus on:
  • Encouragement
  • Playing baseball and having fun
  • Safety first
The following are the goals for Miracle League buddies:
  • Always allow the Miracle League player as much freedom as possible to play his/her own game
  • Arrive at the field 30 minutes prior to game time
  • Assist Miracle League player according to their needs
  • Be of good spirit with enthusiasm, love, good attitude and concern in motivating the players and their families
  • Be properly dressed and clean dressed in buddies shirt
  • Become a friend; get to know the players and their families
  • Demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field
  • Protect the Miracle League player at all times
  • When a hard hitter is up to bat, buddies are to step in front of the Miracle League player for protection

Head Coach

 
  • Arrives 30 minutes prior to game time
  • Assists players as they cross home plate
  • Attends coaches meetings as called by director of coaches
  • Communicates concerns regarding specific players to league director
  • Coordinates team activities with assistant coach and team mom
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, love and concern for each player and family
  • Demonstrates high morals and integrity on and off the field
  • Ensures that each player receives a uniform at least one week prior to opening day
  • Ensures that the game keeps moving to avoid running past the start time for the next scheduled game
  • Maintains regular contact with players and their families to provide information on upcoming events or schedule changes
  • Manages team equipment and ensures its arrival before each game
  • Provides copies of team line-up to umpire and announcer before each game (player's name and number)
  • Provides director of coaches with player uniform requirements (sizes, quantity, etc.)
  • Provides players families with game schedules prior to opening day
  • Verifies that each player has a signed registration form

Assistant Coach

 
  • Arrives 30 minutes prior to game time
  • Attends coaches meetings as called by director of coaches
  • Communicates concerns regarding specific players to coach
  • Coordinates team activities with coach and team mom
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, love and concern for each player and family
  • Demonstrates high morals and integrity on and off the field
  • Verifies that each player has an assigned buddy

Team Parent

 
  • Arrives 30 minutes prior to game time
  • Assists head coach and assistant coach with team activities
  • Communicates concerns regarding specific players to coach
  • Creates and distributes team snack and drink schedule for players' families
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, love and concern for each player and family
  • Demonstrates high morals and integrity on and off the field