Frequently Answered Questions Please take a moment to review this page. We hope that most questions parents have can be answered here.
1. Does MSJLL require parents / guardians to volunteer?
MSJLL is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. To cover all the necessary activities to run the league, we require a minimal amount of volunteer time from adults for each registered player. There will be volunteer opportunities to work in the concession stand, keep score, umpire, coach, and other important activities. For all volunteer roles, no experience is required and the league provides training as needed. Understanding that not everyone’s schedule can accommodate volunteer time, the league does provide volunteer buy-out options for families (amount varies each year).
2. Does Little League perform background checks on its volunteers?
Yes. The local leagues are responsible for securing background checks on each adult volunteer over the age of 16. We use a national database such as Lexis Nexis to check for registered sex offenders and all volunteers must be cleared before volunteering.
3. What if I just want to be the “Team Parent” or just help with practice?
We require at least one parent to volunteer and get involved with Little League in some way. There are many areas where parents can assist. They can help the manager in practices, be the Team Parent, umpire, help with field preparations and maintenance, and keep the scorebook, to name just a few. However, all volunteers must fill out the Volunteer Application and submit to a background check before helping.
4. Can high-school students get community service hours credit for volunteering with MSJLL?
Absolutely. We welcome teenagers to come and help us. We have had teen volunteers in the concession stand and have had them keep official scorebooks. We have even had some high school students as umpires before. Some high school students with baseball experience have even officially served as an assistant coach in T-ball or Farm the entire season to get all their required hours for high school in a four-month period. We can sign off on community service hours for you.