Volunteer background checks
Simsbury Little League
Volunteer Requirements & Information
All adults who are interested in volunteering for Simsbury Little League as a manager, coach or umpire are required to complete a background check. This is a Williamsport Little League mandate. Only volunteers who have successfully completed their background check annually will be permitted on fields and dug out, including any parent or adult who wishes to help with field maintenance before games and practices. All volunteer applications are completed online
Below are guidelines on who needs to fill out an application:
- All managers or coaches age 16 and older who interact with the players on a practice or game field and dug out, including helping with field maintenance
- All umpires age 16 or older (note: youth umpires between the ages of 12 and 15 are NOT required to complete a volunteer application)
- Team administrators do NOT need to complete a volunteer application
All approved volunteer applications from the spring season are valid for the full calendar year which includes both the spring and fall seasons.
Applicants should allow at least a few days for applications to be processed. Some applications take longer than others, sometimes up to a week.
Please read below the suspension policy for managers and/or parents who fail to comply with this volunteer policy.
Volunteer Application Process
If you would like to volunteer please email Julie Trythall (
). Julie will email you a link to complete your background check using our preferred vendor. Please include your full name, email address and if you are a returning or new volunteer.
All questions related to volunteer applications can be directed to Julie Trythall (
) or additional contact information can be found on the board contacts page.
The listing of approved volunteers will be posted on the SLL website under Documents; it will be updated every few days.
Approved Volunteer Listing
The list of approved volunteers will be posted on the Documents tab of the website.
Below is the suspension policy for managers and/or parents who do not comply with Simsbury Little League's volunteer application policy.
A manager who allows anyone over the age of 16 who has not been pre-approved by the SLL Board of Directors to participate and interact with SLL players on a practice or game field by will be suspended. Suspensions are as follows:
Pre-Season Suspensions are enforced after application deadline has passed and all applications have been processed: Manager is suspended immediately plus two practices
- 1st offense: Manager is suspended immediately, current game plus 2 games
- 2nd offense: Manager suspended immediately, current game plus 5 games
- 3rd offense: Manager suspended for the duration of the season
Anyone over the age of 16 who has not been pre-approved as a coach by SLL Board of Directors who participates and interacts with SLL players by coaching on a practice or game field is suspended for the entire season and must apply for reinstatement the following year.