Caledonia Little League (CBSL) - Caledonia, Michigan

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Volunteer Registration
    Thank you for expressing an interest...
USAB Coaches Certification
  USA Baseball - Coaches Certification Being...
Entering Pitch Counts on Website - Video
   Pitch Counts -  Please review this video...
Pitching Forms
    Pitcher Eligibilty Form - Must Be Signed...
Little League Rules
   Each year, Little League® provides its...
2023 Coaches Meeting
    The 2023 CBSL Annual Coaches meeting...
Volunteer Registration


Thank you for expressing an interest in being a volunteer for Caledonia Little League (CBSL).

CBSL can only be as successful as the strength of its parent/volunteer support. We recognize that our coaches, assistants and other volunteers make a significant contribution of time and effort to enhance the experience of playing Little League Baseball & Softball. It is the goal of CBSL to provide the best coaching instruction to our participants while maintaining a positive team environment.   

All prospective volunteers must meet the following requirements to be considered for a position within the League:

1.  Submit a CBSL Volunteer Form -  Begin

2.  Complete a CDC "Heads Up" Concussion Training (please attach a copy of your certificate to CBSL volunteer Form)

3.  Complete a background check - you will receive an email from JD Palatine shortly after completion of your volunteer form*

4. Attend any required league training/coaches meeting.

5.  (Optional/Recommended) Become USA Baseball Certified - Learn More

* All candidates are required to undergo a background check by Little League International.  CBSL uses Little League recommended JD Palatine as our background check provider. To learn more go here

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USAB Coaches Certification

USA Baseball - Coaches Certification

Being a baseball/softball coach is a ton fun and can be very rewarding.  It can also seem overwhelming at times especially as a new volunteer who may not have ever played the game.  There are so many skills to cover during practice (especially with the older age divisions)- infield, outfield, pitching, batting, base running, etc.- it’s hard to know where to start and how to prepare to serve your players well and advance their “game”.

In the past, CBSL has offered coaches “clinics” which attempt to provide snapshots into some of the fundamentals mentioned above.  This year we are piloting a free, online “certification” program offered through USA Baseball.  While this program gives a nice overview of all aspects of the game, it most importantly spotlights a coaching/league philosophy that puts the player (our kids) first.  We are excited about how this program could shape the culture of our league and quality of play in years to come.

Some details as you consider becoming a “certified” CBSL coach.

  • Every coach should approach this program with their age/division level in mind.  Included in the program is insight from MLB players and coaches.  Yes, this instruction may seem far above the level of Teeball but we need to know what skills and knowledge we are ultimately striving for and then present this in age specific ways.
  • The training is self paced and involves mostly video content; anyone can do it!  Our guess is that the average time commitment would be 6-8 hours (total).  
  • The program is free!  All you need to do is setup a profile with USA Baseball.  Here you can track your progress as you complete the A, B and C levels of certification.  Note: to be considered “certified”, you will need 100% completion of levels A and B and 83.33% of level C.  You do not need to attend a USA Baseball Coaches Clinic (unless you want to!).  


Here is the link to get started:



USA Baseball 'Mobile Coach' App

As a companion to this program, USA Baseball also offers the Mobile Coach App which we strongly recommend to all coaches.  This app offers a huge library of drills, skill instruction and practice plans to equip you and your players.  It is a "must have" as a baseball coach and a tremendous resource to add to your coaching toolbox!   

You can download the app at:

Apple Store:

Google Play: 


Entering Pitch Counts on Website - Video

Pitch Counts -  Please review this video for instructions on entering your team's pitch counts on the CBSL website

Pitching Forms


Pitcher Eligibilty Form - Must Be Signed by both mangers after each game - Download

Pitch Count Sheet -  Please keep track of each player's pitch count, do not rely on the scoreboard - Download


Little League Rules

Each year, Little League® provides its constituent leagues with current Little League rules, regulations, and policies that outline and define the operation of the program. It is important for all Little League volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. 

These rulebooks, published for all divisions of Little League Baseball®Little League Softball®, and the Little League Challenger Division® provide the structure and support for local leagues and Districts to provide a meaningful Little League experience for all children in their community.

2023 Rules and Rule Book Downloads

Full Rule Book - Little League International -  App Store  |  Google Play

2023 Significant Rule Changes  -  Link

CBSL Rules Summary Sheet  -  Download

Special Rules - Girls Minors  -  Download



2023 Coaches Meeting


The 2023 CBSL Annual Coaches meeting will be held on March 15 at 7:00 PM at the Kraft Meadows Intermediate School Cafeteria. 

Please note that this meeting is mandatory for all coaches as it will cover important information pertaining to the upcoming season.  If you are unable to make it, please send a family member or another person to attend in your place.




Adobe PDF file 2023 All-Star Forms *-  Player forms for 2023 Little League International All-Star Tournament

Adobe PDF file 2023 Coaches Calendar *-  Calendar of important dates for CBSL coaches. Dates subject to change.

Adobe PDF file 2023 Coaches Clinic - Softball *-  Clinic Notes and Handout from Varsity Softball Coach, Kaylie Schertzing.

Adobe PDF file 2023 Coaches Meeting *-  Agenda and Notes from the 2023 Coaches Meeting on 3/15/2023

Adobe PDF file 2023 Little League Rule Book *-  Full Little League Rulebook App. Free download at the App Store and Google Play

Adobe PDF file 2023 Practice Plans - Softball *-  Sample practice plans from Varsity Softball coach, Kaylie Schertzing.

Adobe PDF file 2023 Rules Summary Sheet *-  Rules cheat sheet. Coaches please please print and keep in your team binder

Adobe PDF file 2023 Tournament Dates *-  D9 Team & All-Star Tournament dates. Upper levels only. (Tentative as of 5-15-23)

Adobe PDF file Baseball Pitch Count Logging *-  Baseball Pitch Count Logging Instructions

Media file Bat Sizing Guide *-  Bats must meet Little League (USA Baseball) requirements

Adobe PDF file Coach Pitch Practice Plan *-  12 Week Coach Pitch Practice Plan

Adobe PDF file Coaches Clinic Handout (2022 Season) *-  Full handout from 2022 CBSL Coaches Clinic with Coach Burghardt

Adobe PDF file Coaches Conduct Policy *-  CBSL Volunteer Zero Tolerance Policy. Approved and adopted November 2022.

Adobe PDF file Keeping Perspective *-  The dos and don'ts when coaching youth athletes

Adobe PDF file Tee Ball Practice Plan *-  10 Week Tee Ball Practice Plan

Adobe PDF file Top 40 Baseball Rules Myths *-  Download a copy of the commonly mistaken rules of baseball (PDF version)

Adobe PDF file USA Baseball (USABat) Certification *-  Comparison document of USABat (allowed) vs USSSA (prohibited by LL)

*Note some or all of the preceding documents can be downloaded and displayed and/or printed in Adobe's Acrobat format.  If you do not have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software, download it now.