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Coaching Youth Baseball

Thank you for choosing to volunteer as a CJB coach. As a non-profit, Canandaigua Junior Baseball is built on the time and effort of its volunteers.

Head coaches are responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with their team. Coaches should schedule all practices and remind families of any scheduled league events.

The focus of all CJB activity, especially at this level, is instruction. 

New!

Head Coaches: Your kids play for free! Please indicate during the registration process that you’re interested in being a Head Coach.

Note: Applying to be a head coach does not guarantee a player refund. Head coaches will be placed only if space allows due to the number of teams/players each division. Final decisions are made by the CJB Board of Directors. Refunds will be issued once head coaches are named and teams are created.

Communicating with your team

There are two ways to communicate with your team: through your team page (under Team Central when logged in to this website) or via the GameChanger app. When creating a GameChanger Team Manager app account, you MUST use the same email address associated with your CJB account.

Coaches and parents are encouraged to download the GameChanger Team Manager app and make sure their accounts always have up-to-date contact information (email address being the most important). Add your CJB team to GameChanger Team Manager by following these steps (one time).

Team Page

When logged in to the site, coaches can use team pages to communicate with parents and schedule practices.

To access your team page:

  • Log in to the site and choose Team Directory from the Team Central section.
  • Use the filters to select your appropriate program and division.
  • Find your team and click Team Home to visit your team page.
    • Click Calendar to schedule a team practice and automatically notify parents.
    • Click Email to send an email to anyone associated with your team (be sure to select recipients before sending!). 

Support

For site-related issues, email [email protected]. For issues related to the GameChanger Team Manager app, use the in-app help system to work directly with the app provider.

 

Guidelines for both T-Ball & Rookie

  • Offensively the goal should be three at-bats per player per game. Defensively the goal should be fielding the ball cleanly and throwing to first (or ahead of the runner at the Rookie level).
  • Games should be a minimum of 45 minutes and no inning should start after an hour.

T-Ball Guidelines

  • Coaches must bring and use league-provided game balls. There is no sharing of equipment.
  • All batters must use a batting tee.Strikes are not called.Bunting is not allowed.Batted balls must reach the grass or be re-hit at coaches’ discretion. Coach pitch underhand will be permitted after Memorial Day as an option (after three pitches, a tee must be used).
  • The batting order should be maintained throughout the entire game. The half-inning is over after when the last batter reaches first base. NEW FOR 2021: The last batter DOES NOT result in a home run.
  • All hits result in a single. There are no extra bases. There are no outs. Players in the field should be coached to field the ball and throw to first. Baserunners should be coached to advance to the next base on a hit.
  • Stealing is prohibited. Baserunners cannot advance on an overthrow.
  • There are no practices after opening day. 

Rookie (8U) Guidelines

  • Coaches must bring and use league-provided game balls. Catcher’s gear must be wiped down/cleaned between players. There is no other sharing of equipment.
  • All batters must use a pitching machine. Coaches should be prepared to test and configure the machine prior to the game. A youth umpire will operate the pitching machine during the game. After five machine pitches a tee must be used.
  • Home runs are allowed if the batted ball goes over the fence without first touching anything else in the field of play. All other hits should result in nothing more than a double. Players in the field should be coached to field the ball and throw ahead of the runner.
  • The half-inning is over upon whichever happens first: three outs, five runs, or batting through the order.
  • Stealing is prohibited. Baserunners cannot advance on an overthrow. With the exception of first base, all baserunners must slide whenever there is a play at the base (including home plate). Sliding headfirst is prohibited. Baserunners should run through first base.
  • The infield fly rule shall not be enforced.

Minor (10U) Guidelines

  • 46' to the mound; 60' base paths
  • Game play: 6 inning games; no inning should more than start 1 hour and 50 minutes after first pitch
  • Pitching: No pitcher can pitch more than 6 consecutive outs
  • Fielding:  Positions are at coach's discretion with the understanding that house league should provide a variety of instruction. Coaches should make the effort to limit two consecutive innings in the infield and/or outfield.
    • FALL BALL: Please use Fall Ball as a chance for the players to learn multiple positions on the field.
  • Teams should play four outfielders unless their roster does not permit it.
  • Run Limit: 5 runs per inning except for the last inning then we will play +1 rule.  You can score 5 runs plus one more run than the number of runs you are down at the start of the inning
  • Leading: Players must remain on the base until the ball crosses home plate. A player cannot advance on a passed ball until the ball leaves the dirt (i.e., rolls onto the grass outside the batter’s boxes). The throw back from the catcher to the pitcher is a dead ball.
  • Base runners can only advance one base on an overthrow and cannot score on an overthrow from home to third
  • Sliding: Players MUST slide anytime there is a play, especially at home. Players may NOT slide headfirst.
  • There are no balks.
  • Infield fly shall be enforced
  • Dropped third strike is NOT in effect
  • Metal spikes are not allowed

Major (12U) Guidelines

  • 50' to the mound; 70' basepaths
  • Game play: 6 inning games
  • Pitching: No pitcher can pitch more than 6 consecutive outs
  • Fielding:  Positions are at coach's discretion with the understanding that house league should provide a variety of instruction. Coaches should make the effort to limit consecutive innings in the infield and/or outfield.
    • FALL BALL: Please use Fall Ball as a chance for the players to learn multiple positions on the field.
  • Outfield:  With larger rosters (11 or 12 players per team) teams may choose to play with 4 outfielders. This should be determined at the coaches' plate meeting or prior to the season opener.
  • Run Limit: 5 runs per inning except for the last inning (bottom of 5 or top of 6) then we will play +1 rule.  You can score 5 runs one more run than the number of runs you are down at the start of the inning
  • Leading: Unless otherwise agreed upon, you can lead off.  
    • FALL BALL: Please note that many players will be learning leading and pickoffs for the first time.  It is the responsibility of the coaches to police their teams and make sure no one is taking advantage of pitchers that are just learning this new rule.  Please keep leads to a reasonable distance from the bag.
  • Stealing: Unless otherwise agreed upon, you can steal on the first movement after the pitcher comes set.
  • Sliding: Players MUST slide anytime there is a play, especially at home. Players may NOT slide headfirst unless retreating back to the bag on a pick-off.
  • Balk: One warning per, pitcher per game.
  • Infield fly shall be enforced
  • Dropped third strike is in effect
  • Metal spikes are not allowed

Bat Certifications

All bats carry a certification, most commonly USA, USSSA, or BBCOR. All CJB House League levels between TBall and Major must use ONLY USA certified bats. USSSA or BBCOR bats are not permitted at these levels.

USA Bats

The USA Baseball standard applies to the Little League organization (as well as CJB House baseball). USA certified bats have a wood-like performance that preserves the integrity of the game and keeps younger players as safe as possible.

Other Certifications

The following bat certifications are NOT APPROVED for CJB House League use.

BBCOR

The Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) measures the trampoline effect in each bat at and after the time of impact. BBCOR certified bats are most commonly at the high school and college level. Note: BBCOR bats are required for Senior League Fall Ball (levels 13U and older).  

USSSA BPF 

Bat Performance Factor (BPF) measures how fast the ball comes off of the bat. 1.15 is the standard for many travel tournaments. 

 

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4621 County Road 4, PO Box 454
Canandaigua, New York 14424

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