Baseball Roster and Lineup Template
Vertex42's new baseball roster template was designed to help new coaches, assistant coaches, and team parents get and stay organized during the season. In addition to the basic roster, this free baseball template features an auto-rotating lineup worksheet, a blank printable baseball score card, and tables for tracking baseball stats.
If you're coaching or helping to coach young teams, you know how crazy the dugout can get. The baseball rotation worksheet can help you keep things manageable, even if you end up having kids not show up.
Baseball Roster and Lineup Template
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The Roster worksheet will help to collect important information including names, phone numbers, emails addresses and jersey numbers. It also provides space to detail practice information, game information and snack rotations. Simply collect the information you need and print out a copy for everyone on the team.
Decrease confusion in the dugout and balance playing time by using the included auto-rotating baseball lineup tables. Just enter the names and the starting lineup. Put a copy of it up in the dugout and let players find their position each inning.
If you don't want to use the auto-rotation, you can use the Position table to manually enter the positions for each inning. The Batting Order table will update automatically.
Visual Line Up
If you or your team like visual aids, you may like the Visual Lineup worksheet. It auto-rotates the players and displays the names of the players in position on the field. Just enter the starting lineup (names in green cells), and the rest is done automatically.
Baseball Scorecard Sheet
Print copies of the Scorecard worksheet to give to the score keeper(s) at the game. These baseball scorecards are just like those you once use at Major League games. They are great for collecting player statistics.
There is also a Stats worksheet for keeping a summary of the stats for each game. After the game, transfer the stats from the baseball scorecard to the Stats worksheet.
Usage Tips for the Baseball Roster Template
- Post a printout of the line up sheet in the dugout to let players figure out for themselves where they will be playing each inning, and what the batting order is. This can help reduce the chaos and the number of "when am I up?" and "what position am I playing?" questions.
- Recruit helpers to keep the baseball stats during the game. Give each of them a copy of the baseball scorecard. See the references below to learn how to use a baseball scorecard.
You will have players not show up. If you print the lineup worksheet ahead of time, you can avoid some confusion in the dugout by keeping the batting order as-is and substituting players on the field as needed.
In the Rotation table, there is a row for each player, and the positions rotate each inning.
You can change the order of the positions in column B of the Rotation table as needed. If you had exactly 9 players, then you might try a sequence of P,C,1B,RF,2B,CF,SS,LF,3B if you want to avoid spending 3 back-to-back innings in the outfield.
The bench positions (sub1, sub2, etc.) can be added into the rotation as needed depending on the number of players. For example, if you have 14 players, you might use a rotation like sub1,P,sub2,C,1B,sub3,RF,2B,sub4,CF,SS,sub5,LF,3B.
I'm not suggesting this is the best rotation. It is just an example of how to give players a fair amount of time on the field, by rotating them off the bench. The idea is to spread the bench positions as evenly as possible within the rotation.
Resources for Baseball Coaches and Parents
- Coaching Baseball at qcbaseball.com - This is a great collection of information for all coaches, new and old.
- How to fill out a baseball Scorecard at baseballscorecard.com/scoring.htm - An entire site devoted to this single purpose. Is it really that complicated? Maybe.
- Little League Rules at littleleague.org - Here is the official page for rules and regulations for Little League. Unfortunately, they require a subscription to access some of the rules.
- Rules of Baseball at http://www.scn.org/ncll/rules.html - This site lists some of the rules of Little League and how they are different from Major League Baseball.