Many will be shocked to find,
When the day of judgment nears,
That there's a special place in Heaven,
Set aside for volunteers.
Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there are no committee chairmen,
No yard sales or rest area coffee to serve,
No library duty or bulletin assembly,
There will be nothing to print or staple,
Not one thing to fold or mail,
Telephone lists will be outlawed.
But a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And rare treats fit for a king.
You ask, "Who'll serve these privileged
And work for all they're worth?"
Why, all those who reaped the benefits,
And not once volunteered on Earth.
The EPGSL would not exist without the dedication of its Volunteers!
All board members, coordinators and coaches are Volunteers!
In order to ensure our girls are in the safest environment possible, the EPGSL requires that all board members, managers, coaches, and other volunteers fill out a Little League volunteer application/background check form. Failure to fill out the application will disqualify any person wanting to volunteer. Information is not shared with any person but the Little League President.
Note: The background check is stricly a criminal check and does not authorize a credit check or any other kind of check.
A new background check must be completed EACH YEAR for all managers and coaches.
Last year's managers and coaches are not guaranteed teams.
Please contact Bill Hovanec at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be sent the ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or have any questions or concerns about the process.
The EPGSL has mandated the following Code of Conduct for
All volunteers will read this Code of Conduct and upon accepting a position with the EPGSL, acknowledge that he or she understands and agrees to comply with the Code of Conduct.
No board member, coach, player or spectator shall, at any time:
◆ Lay a hand upon, push, shove, strike, or threaten to strike an official.
◆ Be guilty of heaping personal verbal or physical abuse upon any official for any real or imaginary belief of a wrong decision or judgment.
◆ Be guilty of an objectionable demonstration of dissent at an official’s decision by throwing of gloves, helmets, hats, bats, balls, or any other forceful
◆ Be guilty of using unnecessarily rough tactics in the play of a game against the body of an opposing player.
◆ Be guilty of a physical attack upon any board member, official manager, coach, player or spectator.
◆ Be guilty of the use of profane, obscene or vulgar language in any manner at any time.
◆ Appear on the field of play, stands, or anywhere on the Little League complex while in an intoxicated state. Intoxicated will be defined as an odor or behavior issue.
◆ Be guilty of gambling upon any play or outcome of any game with anyone at any time.
◆ Smoke while in the stands or on the playing field or in any dugout. Smoking will only be permitted in designated areas which will be 20 feet from any spectator stands or dugouts.
◆ Be guilty of publicly discussing with spectators in a derogatory or abusive manner any play, decision or a personal opinion on any players during the game.
◆ As a manager or coach, be guilty of mingling with or fraternizing with spectators during the course of the game.
◆ Speak disrespectfully to any manager, coach, official or representative of the league.
◆ Be guilty of tampering or manipulating any league rosters, schedules, draft positions or selections, official score books, rankings, financial records or procedures.
◆ Challenge an umpire’s authority. The umpires shall have the authority and discretion during a game to penalize the offender according to the infraction up to and including expulsion from the game.
The Board of Directors will review all infractions of the Volunteer Code of Conduct. Depending on the seriousness or frequency, the board may assess additional disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the league.
If you don't tear up a little bit watching this video maybe you're not ready to be an EPGSL coach.