How are head coaches chosen?
Reading Little League is always looking for quality head coaches and is
dependent on volunteers. Consistent with the philosophy of Reading Little
League, we value coaches that are good with the players rather than winning at
all costs. If you are interested in being a Head Coach or you have a
recommendation on a Head Coach candidate, please notify a Reading Little League
What is a player rating?
The player rating is a combination of fall evaluation scores and the prior year
coach’s assessment, with consideration given to the league played in the prior
year. These ratings are then double checked by one or more board members in
order to assure a consistent rating basis. The finalized ratings become one of
the criteria used to determine a player’s division placement and are used by
coaches during the draft to ensure balanced teams.
What do I do if I am concerned about my player's division placement?
If you have a concern about your child’s placement, you must alert the Player
Agent or League Director as soon as possible. Some legitimate concerns include:
- the potential your player will be placed at a level above their skill
- the potential your player will be placed in a division with few kids that are
their age or grade level
- your players’s ability may create a safety concern for other players.
If you let the Player Agent know this in advance and in writing, we will ensure
that your concerns are addressed. It is imperative that you make your views
Teams are formed quickly and competitively balanced so subsequent changes
are most likely not going to be accommodated. If you have a real concern after
the teams have been formed you can contact the Player Agent or League Director,
but first please take a deep breath and remember a lot of thought and effort
have been given to your child’s placement. We believe it is more important that
your child have a successful baseball experience than they be placed in an
overly challenging division. Also, keep in mind that no player has been moved to
a higher division once teams were set.
What do I do if I am concerned about my player being placed with a particular coach or player?
Send a written note or email to the Player Agent, League Director, or Board
President as soon as possible and we will accommodate you with respect to your
player and their coach.
What is Reading Little League's philosophy about the number of players per team?
Reading Little League feels that the optimal number of players per team is 11.
Under no circumstance will a team have more than 12 players during our Spring
and Fall seasons. Over the summer months, Jimmy Fund and Summer Sandlot teams
may have more than 12 players to try to ensure that all teams have at least 9
players at all games due to family vacations.
I missed Spring Registration. Can I still sign a player up?
Possibly. Reading Little League cannot guarantee placement on a Spring roster
as no team will have more than 12 players. If you are late to register, the wait
listed players will only be added to rosters of teams with less than 12 players.