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#1 BBallGurl

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:22 PM

On the LL website under Board of Directors Roles, Player Agent, it states, "The player agent must not manage, coach or umpire in the division over which he/she has authority, unless the local league has received explicit written permission to allow this this from LLI."

Is the player agent allowed on the field to assist as a parent helper?
How strict is this guidance and what are the potential consequences?

#2 Plesh

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:39 PM

Both strict and not so strict.

 

The Player Agent has a lot of "power" in a league. Obviously, a PA could abuse that power if they're also a manager (think about drafts). It's important that the PA is unbiased, as they represent ALL players.

 

With that said, LL will quickly approve that waiver (we just did it for myself to manager). However, it's still very important you have the correct person for the job (which they remind you). No one can overrule the PA on a player decision, so with great power, comes great responsibility.

 

You probably wouldn't have any problems if the PA is helping out, but just get the waiver to be safe. Very quick and easy.



#3 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:55 PM

Ok, I'll ask, what's a parent helper?
Are you talking about games or practices?

The only adults allowed on the field during games are the manager and the two rostered coaches.

You can have as many "practice" coaches as you want/need but they all have to have a background check and they must be approved by the President.
You can not just have a parent walk out onto the practice field and "help".

#4 BBallGurl

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:58 PM

To my knowledge, practices only.
Background check completed and approved by the President.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:24 PM

I assume the title "parent helper" is used to avoid violating the rule of the PA coaching.



#6 BBallGurl

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:35 PM

If confronted, I am sure the title and explanation will be, "he's a helper not a coach."

I haven't heard any consequences so probably nothing to worry about?

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:39 PM

I would say no, but get the waiver anyway. It only takes a few minutes to send in and get approved. Then you really don't have to worry.





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