Last team at a field (home team when games are played), please close and lock the equipment box and any other equipment (e.g. rakes and tampers should be chained to the fence). Bases should be put back in the equipment box and pins should cover pegs. For field with a double bag at 1st base, that base should not be removable so do not try to remove it.
Last team at Blackbrook, please close and lock the bathrooms. Return the key to the equipment box.
Last team at Vets (softball or baseball) or Blackbrook Large, please turn off the lights, if applicable, and turn off the electronic scoreboard
If the equipment boxes are low on supplies (e.g. ice packs) or missing equipment (e.g. catcher’s equipment or helmets), please contact Equipment Manager Steve Stockert (973) 462-1630 or
NO soft toss into the fence.
Managers/Coaches are not permitted to warm up pitchers at any time (Borrow the opposing catcher in between innings if need be).
Please make sure players take their water bottles/clean up after themselves in the dugout and on the fields. Trash receptacles should be available on every field.
In most cases the clay has not disappeared, it has built up around the depression area.
Use shovel to scrape clay back into depression, then groom with rake.
Dealing with Puddles
Don’t sweep water onto grass area, by doing this you are removing clay and making the low-lying area lower.
Don’t add Turface/Drying Agent directly into puddle.
Dig a few holes in the puddle area, let the water fill into the holes, remove (by bailing with a coffee can sized container into a larger a bucket) standing water (discard water outside the fence/playing area), and then add Turface/Drying Agent to the holes.
If needed, groom and add dry clay to area.
DO NOT use a "backpack" leaf blower to dry wet areas. Bail water or use a pump to REMOVE water, not just move it around.
Maintaining the Grass
Clay on the grass will kill it. If you can keep the clay off the grass the field will stay in much nicer condition.
Before and after every game, sweep the clay off the grass around the pitchers mound, batters box and base areas.
This is probably the easiest and most useful thing you can do to help maintain the fields.
Pitch Batting Practice from the mound not the grass. You will wear out the grass in front of the mound if you pitch from it.
Coach in the coach’s boxes.
Little League Tee-ball Program
Little League has created a 10-week plan for the Tee Ball program that features structured learning highlighted by one practice and one game per week. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity.