Media Recreation Board

Welcome to the Coaches Corner

Coaching Forms:

Click here to see the Coach's Registration & Code of Conduct Form.

Click here to see the Equipment Request Form.

 

Field Setup and Cleanup Instructions:

Click here to see field prep and maintenance instructions.

Click here to view a training video of how to setup and line a field at Media Area Girls Softball.

 

RULES:

Click here to see T-Ball Guidelines and Rules.

Click here to see Coach Pitch Guidelines and Rules.

Click here to see Junior Division Rules and Responsibilities.

Click here to see Intermediate Division Rules and Responsibilities.

Click here to see Senior Division Rules and Responsibilities.

 

Helpful Softball Information:

Click here to see softball practice drills.

Scroll down for:
Background Check instructions, the Practice & Open Fields Calendar, Game Rescheduling Procedure,  & Concussion info

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GAME RESCHEDULING procedures:

 

This will be on a First Come/First Served based on WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL TO MY INBOX.

Please make every effort to reschedule the game as close to the original date as possible so as not to fill up the end of the season with reschedules. Games must be back on the schedule within 7 days of cancellation. This DOES NOT mean that they must be played within 7 days, only that they are back to scheduled within 7 days.

 

(1) Please consult your team schedules, and the open field list.

 

(2) ASAP, Work out a proposed reschedule date (or two) with the other coach. (Technically it's the home coach responsibility to start the process, but you don't have wait for that - we are all working at this together.) Once you have the dates - send one email to myself copying the other coach as well. Then wait to here back from me. I will be as prompt as possible. Please follow the email template below

 

(3) Once we confirm,you can announce the reschedule/count on it. The game is NOT officially rescheduled until one of us confirms your email..saying it will be back on the calendar and have an ump assigned. My response time will be within 48 hours.

 

EmailTemplate: 

I ask that you all follow this template in an effort to avoid/reduce any confusion that may arise due to missing information or miscommunications:  

Email:   bfadge1@verizon.net  (Bob Fadgen)

cc: Other Coach(es); antman825@gmail.com (Anthony Santangelo)

Subject: Game reschedule

Body of email:

Please include the date/time/location of the original game and name both teams.

Include the agreed upon date(s)/time(s)/Location 

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Background Checks for Coaches

BACKGROUND CHECK Process:
* If you've lived in PA for the last 10 years:  
Click this link to get your background check. Verity will run a State Police PATCH clearance, and a Child Abuse Clearance from the Dept. of Public Welfare and send results to MAGS electronically. The cost is $12.00, and you must renew your background check every two years.

*If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years, you need additional clearance from the FBI, via a fingerprint check. This screening is good for 36 months.Here is the specific instructions for the FBI finger print process:

FBI CLEARANCE - can be applied for on-line or phone 1-888-439-2486

1.             Access the Cogent Systems Website at: www.pa.cogentid.com

2.             Choose Pennsylvania

3.             Choose PDE

4.             Click on “Register On-Line” and complete the information on the form

5.             After completing the form, follow through for payment. The cost of the report is $27.00.

6.             After your registration is completed and paid for, print out your receipt.

7.             Go to one of the designated fingerprint collection locations. There is list on the website under “Print Locations”.

a.    Please call the fingerprint location you choose for their dates and times of operation.  The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is now requiring an appointment.  Remember, you do have to register on-line before reporting to the fingerprint location.

b.    You must bring identification with you when you go to be fingerprinted. There is a list of acceptable forms of ID on the website under “what to bring”. 

8.             You do not need to wait for a clearance to come in the mail.  After having your fingerprints taken, the receipt you printed out can be scanned and emailed to league, or copied and handed in. 

CDC's Heads Up - Concussion in Youth Sports

Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Click this link to see the training website.