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Coaches Handbook & ABYB Rules
  There are a variety of documents about coaching...
ABYB’s Coach Selection Policy Statement
  Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball (ABYB) subscribes...
Volunteer as a Coach!
  If you plan to volunteer as a coach or assistant...
Manage Your Team Web Page!
   Every team in ABYB has their own team web...
 
 
Coaches Handbook & ABYB Rules

There are a variety of documents about coaching on this website.  Please check the Education/Instruction page for on-line resources for coaching ideas and player development. 
 

*UPDATED May 12, 2017* - Minor-A "call-ups" to Majors - rules clarification 

9.4.2 Call-Ups • In certain circumstances, teams who foresee that they will not be able to field a team must contact the Majors Division Coordinator to arrange to “call up” players from the Minor A division to fill a roster. Note, however, that only players registered in ABYB are permitted to participate in any ABYB practices or games. • Minor A call up players cannot play the position of pitcher or catcher and must bat at the bottom of the order.



The ABYB Board established a Rules committee to review rules and guidelines that ABYB uses that modify Little League rules. All head coaches and assistant coaches should review their division rules annually or when updates are approved.

Attached is the most recent rules document, effective from the Spring 2017 season onwards.  ABYB Rules and Guidelines

 
 
 
ABYB’s Coach Selection Policy Statement

Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball (ABYB) subscribes to the following philosophy when selecting individuals to serve as head coaches or assistant coaches for its spring and fall season teams (T-Ball, Minor C, Minor B, Minor A, Majors, and Babe Ruth) and its summer programs, including the Little League World Series (LLWS) team.

ABYB Coach Selection Policy Statement

 
 
Volunteer as a Coach!

If you plan to volunteer as a coach or assistant coach, please complete the following:

  1. Complete the online registration process for Coaching and Volunteering.  Coaches complete individual registrations instead of registering as part of a player's registration.  There is one registration program for adult volunteers and a separate one for teenage volunteers.
     
  2. If you sign up to volunteer as a coach, if you are 17 or older, you are required to have a CORI check performed.  If you are 17 or older and a new coach/volunteer in ABYB, please complete steps 3 thru 5 below.  If you are a returning coach/volunteer from last year and submitted all your forms then, you may skip directly to step 6.  If you are younger than 17, please complete steps 4 thru 5 below.
     
  3. Fill out and submit a CORI form.  CORI forms typically need to be completed annually, are not transferable between organizations (e.g., ABYB and Acton or Boxborough Public Schools) and are not able to be completed electronically.  You can print this CORI form, fill it out by hand, then preferably scan and send to .  If for some reason you are not able to send via email, contact to request a mailing address.
     
  4. Submit a copy of your driver's license or other state-issued photo identification.  Preferably scan your license and send to , or if necessary, contact cori@abyb.org to request a mailing address.
     
  5. Finally, complete and submit the Little League Volunteer Application.  Preferably, you can fill it out as a PDF form, save it, and send to ; or you can print this form, fill it out by hand, then scan and send to ; or if necessary, you can print this form, fill it out by hand, and contact to request a mailing address.
     
  6. If you are a returning coach/volunteer with ABYB and submitted the above forms last year, you can complete and submit just the ABYB-Returning-Volunteer form for this year.  This will allow our CORI processor to re-use your information from last year's forms.  Preferably, you can fill it out as a PDF form, save it, and send to  ; or you can print this form, fill it out by hand, then scan and send to  ; or if necessary, you can print this form, fill it out by hand, and contact to request a mailing address.
 
 
Manage Your Team Web Page!

Every team in ABYB has their own team web page. If you click on the "Team" tab at the top of the site, you can get to your team page by selecting your League (Division) and Team name.  This is a great way to communicate with your team, as well as keep track of practice and game schedules and the corresponding game results, standings, and statistics.

Click here to get guidelines and instructions on managing your team web page.  Comments or questions to .