While I see reasons for enforcing the 3 coach rule, beyond it is a rule, what is LL rational for making this rule?
Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:55 PM
LL says you need one adult in the dugout (that makes sense), add two adult base coaches and that makes three!
Maybe they should make it four so you could have your scorekeeper in the dugout?
I would think it would get pretty crowded with more than four.
Maybe someone should send that in for a Proposed Agenda Item for the next set of Regional Roundtables!
Posted 08 May 2019 - 05:32 PM
I am all in favor of three. I have no trouble enforcing it.
My observations have been that as you add coaches to the dugout, the level of supervision goes down. It becomes more socialization for the coaches.
It also gets crowded, and then the coaches tend to want to hang out on the fence.
I do notice that managers who seem to be able to follow the rules have trouble following this one. One the other day asked me if this was a LL rule or league rule. Which made me wonder about LL's reasoning.
Me, when I was coaching, didn't want more adults in the dugout or on the field.
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