The "Parents Meeting" is just as important in T-Ball as it is with older teams. The meeting should be held about 2-3 weeks before your first practice. Have a print out spelling out the goals of the team. Mention your practice philosophy and how often and how long you will hold them. Always ask for a volunteer for a team parent and go over the responsibilities. Also go over: clothing, contact information, water bottle for each player, league policy about food in the dugout, any medical condition, plus anything else that is important to you the coach. The meeting should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Here's a hint, don't ask for volunteer assistant coaches, tell all you parents they are all assistant coaches. Some will approach you after practice trying to get out of it. Stand firm and ease off say that the minimum is to help with at least one practice. I've done this and it works. You'll get more assistant coaches than any other team.
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