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Please note: Once a year, each manager/coach must submit a background check before the first game of the season. Click here to fill-out your background check authorization online!
According to DeKalb County...
Applicants applying for a volunteer position with a DeKalb County Sports Association are subject to a criminal background check. Applicants with a criminal history from a period of one to ten years may not be permitted to volunteer (i.e. coach, board member, etc.).
Denied applicants may request a formal hearing by a review committee provided the applicant has no current record, no arrest, violation and or convictions within the ten year period.
Any false information given on the application will result in application and volunteer position being denied.
The following offenses are unacceptable for a volunteer position with DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Department: (1) Violent acts against a child, spouse, or another individual, place, or property. (2) Sexual conviction of a child or another individual. (3) Drug conviction. (4) Violent felony offenses. (5) Habitual offender. (6) Pending cases that involve number 1 through 5. (7) An outstanding warrant will automatically terminate volunteer position. (8) False information on an application will automatically terminate volunteer position.
Mandatory Reporter Training for Volunteers
Effective July 1, 2012, the State of Georgia passed a new law requiring all of our volunteers to serve as mandatory reporters for certain instances of child abuse.
In order to insure that each manager, coach and volunteer at DHYS is properly trained, we are requiring all board members, league directors, managers, coaches and other volunteers to complete a brief course on mandatory reporting and the responsibilities that go along with that.
This free course is called Mandated Reporters: Critical Links to Protecting Children in Georgia. It is provided by the Governor's Office for Children & Families and can be found here.
Pitch Count Rules and Guidelines
Click here to download.
Click here to download a worksheet to be used for tracking pitchers this season. Turn in the completed forms to your League Director so they can chart an average pitch count for their league.
DHYS Equipment, Field Maintenance, and Field Preparation Guide
Click here to download a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide than answers all questions that a manager, coach, or field parent (at any level) may have.
Field prep video:
Click here to learn about DHYS' rainout policy. Of note, the home team manager has ultimate responsibility for notifying umpires, Concessions, your League Director, and the VP of Planning of any cancelations and scheduled make-ups.
Game Day Line Up Sheets
These line up sheets are available to print out an use to set up both Fielding Positions and Batting Line Up. Versions are available for 6, 7 and 9 innings games.