Forest Hills Little League Post-Season Play and Selection
Approved by FHLL Board:
April 7, 2015
Whereas the Forest Hills Little League (FHLL) is committed
to providing an environment for all players that is safe, supportive, fun and
inclusive; FHLL is also committed to maintaining selection processes for
post-season competitive teams that are fair, transparent and unbiased. As such, the selection processes for all
post-season teams will be governed by the following:
Manager (Head Coach) Selection:
Managers (Head Coaches) for post-season teams
will apply subject to the requirements of FHLL and will be selected by the FHLL
Board by June 1 of a given season.
Interested applicants will complete an
application subject to the directions provided each season and must be current and
in good standing with the Criminal Record Check (CRC) at the time of completing
the application in order to be considered for a post-season position.
Managers (Head Coaches) will be selected with
consideration for their coaching skills and ability to represent FHLL
competitively. FHLL will also consider coaching conduct including attitude, sportsmanship and
their commitment to the Little League and FHLL philosophy.
Assistant coaches will also apply subject to the
requirements of FHLL and the criteria set out above. FHLL will also consider the recommendations
of the Manager (Head Coach) for these positions. Assistant coaches will NOT be selected or
informed of their selection by FHLL until the roster of players for the given
post-season team is confirmed by FHLL.
The Manager (Head Coach) will select the team in
accordance with the timelines set out by Little League and FHLL.
Prior to advising potential players of their
selection/non-selection, the Manager (Head Coach) will meet with the President
and Player Agent (or designates in the event of conflict) to review the
selection process, results and intended team roster and discuss any
concerns. If necessary, the President
and Player Agent may review any concerns with the FHLL Board prior to the
Manager (Head Coach) naming players to a team.
The player evaluation process will be a fair,
unbiased and objective process that provides the Manager (Head Coach) with
sufficient unbiased information to select the most competitive team possible
while also providing FHLL with the greatest degree of transparency regarding
process for all players and parents involved.
The process for post-season evaluation will be
set out by FHLL prior to the selection of the Head Coach (Manager) and may
include assessments from outside evaluators (i.e. former coaches, independent
evaluators or district representatives) named by FHLL. Such assessments may be conducted during the
regular season and/or during the tryout process. Players and parents will be advised prior to
The post-season evaluation process established
by the FHLL will include assessment data and information from a sufficient
number of sources to minimize any perceptions of bias. Such sources may include pre-season evaluations,
regular season assessments and tryouts.
FHLL will also hold a minimum of three tryout
sessions for eligible players for any given post-season team in early
June. Tryouts will be conducted by the
Manager (Head Coach) (once named) and other evaluators (named by FHLL). Without exception, players MUST attend two of
the three tryouts to be considered for the team.
Factors to be considered in the post-season
player selection process will include eligibility,
availability, ability, skills, desire and specific team needs as well as a
player conduct including attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork and regular
The post-season player evaluation results will
be kept strictly confidential before, during and after the evaluation process
except for the naming of the players to the team by the Manager (Head
guidelines are intended to be consistent with the Little League Official
Regulations and Playing Rules and the Little League Operating Manual. In the event of a conflict, the Little League
Official Regulations and Playing Rules and the Little League Operating Manual
will take precedent.