Coaches Corner

Little League baseball is often cited as one of the highlights of growing up. That’s why so many former Little Leaguers return to High Park to “give back” by coaching the next generation of Toronto baseball players. Parent volunteers are also a critical part of the success of our Instructional and T-Ball programs. If you’re interested in coaching, please check the “Volunteer” box when registering your child, or reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.

Creating a safe and fun environment for learning and competing is integral to the High Park Little League community. Each of our coaches takes part in a police background screening and signs the High Park Coach’s Code of Conduct Document. They are also required to complete Respect in Sport training which continues to encourage fair play and is in line with High Park’s coaching philosophy of learning and fun over winning.

Concussion awareness is important at HPLL. Under Ontario’s Rowan’s Law, all sport organizations must confirm that parents have reviewed the age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources before players can register/participate in sport.  Click here to learn more.

High Park coaches apply Rowan’s Law protocols when any on field situation occurs where there may be the possibility of a concussion. HPLL’s Rowan’s Law – Coaches Concussion Code of Conduct provides clear guidance. You can read more on our process for what happens when someone experiences a concussion Rowan’s Law – Removal & Return to Sport Protocol.

If you would like to get involved with our teams, but don’t feel you are ready to coach, there are lots of other volunteer opportunities available from scoring games to setting up the diamonds before and after the games, to helping out at our regular clean up days, opening day ceremony and lots more. Please email us at [email protected] to register your interest for volunteer positions. Volunteers are also required to complete their Rowans Law training and police checks.

Coaching staff of High Park 2019 U10 Provincial Champions

Who was Rowan Stringer?

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.

Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.


Little League proud supports the efforts of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball through the Pitch Smart campaign. Click here for more information on the ensuring our Little Leaguers pitch smart throughout their entire career.

This webpage provides a current listing of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter that are currently approved for use in the baseball divisions of Little League (Major and below).

Visit Little League International’s FREE resource center for Managers & Coaches as well as Little League University.

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), launched in 1974 and delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments,and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, gives coaches the confidence to succeed.

Baseball Canada NCCP Baseball Training Info (including online training and resources)