Summerlin South Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the league remains structured and runs smoothly. The league is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate its events and activities.
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, the league can use them. Volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.
All parents of children involved in the league are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.
On rare occasions, Little League, through District Administrators and your local Board of Directors, may deny individuals the privilege of volunteering for reasons, past or present, that may be detrimental to the positive development of young people, other volunteers, and/or Little League International. When you apply to become a volunteer, you give Summerlin South Little League the right to conduct necessary background checks.
If you wish to volunteer to manage a team, fill out the manager application form available at the right and return it to the emails provided on the form. Volunteering to become a manager does not guarantee one of being selected as a manager. The process for selecting managers is outlined below. In certain circumstances, a person who has a proven ability to manage may be considered to manage teams in more than one division. The manager application requires that the appropriate background check form be completed and submitted with the manager application (see manager application for details). This is a prerequisite for being considered for a manager post.
Summerlin South Little League permits managers to select his/her own assistants, subject to Board approval and the assistants completing the appropriate background check. The league itself does not accept applications or requests to be an assistant and will refer the volunteer to the team manager.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer must start by submitting a Volunteer Application (available at right). This application is required ANNUALLY of all volunteers for any position. When completed the application and any other required documents described in it should be uploaded through the league's manager or assistant coach portal at right (depending on which position you wish to volunteer for). There is a shorter version of the Volunteer Application for returning volunteers.
Summerlin South Little League is required to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, members of the board of directors, and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. The league's safety officer will conduct this background check using the information provided in your volunteer application (no one else will have access to that information). The league will notify you if there is an issue with your background check.
Given the importance of managers and coaches in the Little League system, Summerlin South Little League uses the following process for reviewing and selecting managers:
Decisions on managers are finalized in late January for the spring season and early August for the fall season. Prospective managers and coaches should recognize the following:
Managing a team is an enormous time commitment, and typically requires thoughtful preparation for and attendance at two games and at least one practice a week.But it is also extraordinarily rewarding;
The league communicates with managers through email and expects the manager to be the timely conduit for information between the league and the teams in the league.Some emails require time-sensitive action by the manager.Only those who are accessible by email throughout the day should consider managing.