CHLL needs volunteers on and off the field run a successful league, and are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles. All coaches and volunteers are required to register and will be subject to a background check. CHLL is regularly looking for volunteers in these areas:
Managers - With dozens of teams spanning seven divisions, each team relies on a manager to be the leader. Aside from setting the course for the team, the manager is also responsible for planning and running practices, setting the line-up and communicating with parents.
Coaches - One person can't run a team alone. Each team typically has 2-3 coaches that help the manager execute practice plans, run drills, serve as base coaches, prepare the fileds and help the manager run the team.
Umpires - Volunteer umpires play a critical role in the success of the league. Volunteer umpires are needed for the AAA and older divisions, which are played on Saturday afternoons and occasional weeknights. CHLL provides training and umpire equipment, so no prior experience is required.
Grounds crews - Keeping Capitol Hill fields in good playing condition takes takes hard work before and after every practice and every game. While each team has field maintenance responsibilities, CHLL always needs more help, especially if the fields are being used after inclement weather. Dragging/raking the infield, repairing worn spots around home plate, the pitcher's mound and bases and lining the field with chalk are some of ways to keep the fields playable.
Scorekeepers/pitch counters - While winning games is not the primary focus of CHLL, we do keep score and keep track of pitch counts beginning in AAA. Scorekeepers and pitch counters play an important role in ensuring games move quickly, protect our young pitchers from exceeding Little League mandated pitch limits and allow managers and coaches to concentrate on skills development and gameplay.
Team Administration - If you don't want to take on the responsibility of an onfield volunteer, CHLL can always use help in other ways. Assisting managers by arranging snack duty, keeping dugouts organized and clean, helping communicate information to parents are just a few invaluable ways to give your time.
Divison Commissioners - Every division is led by a commissioner, who facilitiates team rosters, sets practice and game schedules, arranges interleague play and ensures specific division rules are being followed.
Board of Directors - Each year board elections are held, with opportunities to set the overall strategy and tone of CHLL.
Other roles - CHLL can always use help in other ways, including help with community outreach, social media outreach, sponsorship, serving as an announcer at games, or even in helping organize volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with CHLL in any capacity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org