Coaching a group of young people in today’s political correct world is challenging to say the least. Depending upon local league rules you will most likely be saddled with keeping track of innings played. Especially in recreational leagues, it is important for players to get their allotted time on the field. Again, depending upon league rules, you could be forced to forfeit a game if the rules are not followed properly. As a coach you need to be diligent with your record keeping. Pitching is another beast whereby you need to track the number of pitches – this is a relatively new rule but is one I applaud but another challenge for the strategy of the volunteer coach.
You cannot rely on your memory. I have developed a simple printable form that is found on the CDR that comes with my book. The use of it is discussed in chapter 3. Even with no league rules, it is to your best interest to keep accurate records on the play time that each player gets. There were a few times during my coaching days that the records I kept came in handy when discussing Little Johnny with his parents. This form automatically populates the player names from the master roster sheet in the spreadsheet. This form along with your offensive batting line-up will give you a historical record of your game and could help fill in some missing pieces in the communication between your scorekeeper and you as you put your game stats into the computer.
Please see the form example below:
If you have any specific question please feel free to email me at info@CoachingMadeEasiier.net .