Coaches and Parents

Coaches and Parents
Below are some general guidelines that we ask our coaches and parents to follow.  In addition, Mike Matheny, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, wrote a letter of advice to parents of a youth travel baseball team that he was asked to coach several years ago (before he took on his current position as manager of the Cardinals), which we encourage all parents to read.  Likewise, Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. wrote a very nice article a couple of years ago on sportsmanship, which we also encourage everyone to read.   

Responsibilities of PNDYBL Coaches 
  • To conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Catholic faith and its ideals. 
  • To refrain from any behavior that detracts from the reputation of the team and the PNDYBL in general.
  • To serve as role models of sportsmanship
  • To emphasize good sportsmanship during competition.
  • To provide positive feedback to players.
  • To foster teamwork among players.
  • To help each player develop the skills necessary to compete successfully.
  • To promote and participate in PNDYBL fundraising activities.

Responsibilities of Parents
  • To conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Catholic faith and its ideals. 
  • To serve as a source of positive encouragement for your son, his coaches and the team.
  • To refrain from any behavior that detracts from the reputation of the team and the PNDYBL in general.
  • To discuss good sportsmanship with your child throughout the season.
  • To demonstrate good sportsmanship by showing positive support for your child's coaches, his teammates, the players and coaches of opposing teams, and the umpires.
  • To discuss the importance of commitment to one’s team with your child throughout the season, including the importance of coming to practices and games on time with the proper equipment and clothing, and playing with a proper mindset and attitude.
  • To ensure that your child arrives at practices and games on time, ready to play, and that he comes with the proper equipment and clothing.
  • To participate in PNDYBL fundraising activities.








"Guys ask me don't I get burned out?  How can you get burned out doing something you love?"
- Tommy Lasorda 










"Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets."
- Yogi Berra