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The Draft for Majors and AAA...will be held this weekend. That means that kids who are selected into those divisions should hear from a coach by Monday or can check back here to see if rosters are posted.
As always, there's a chance something could change and derail our plans so thank you in advance for your flexibility!
We hope for Majors games to start around the 17th of April, but again, that's highly tentative and dependent on many factors including weather and field conditions. Other divisions will start as field space becomes available.
Registration is CLOSED. We have already conducted tryouts for our AAA and Majors players and our draft will occur in the next couple weeks.
We are not in the practice of having a closing date for registrations for our lower divisions, but due to lack of volunteers to coach, we have to stop taking registrations at this time. If you would like to coach or put your child on a waiting list, please contact us.
We will have tryouts this Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 and 5-7pm. Your player only has to attend one if they have not yet had a tryout and they meet the criteria described below. Arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early.
**PLEASE RSVP-as soon as possible... to email@example.com with your choice of session.*** There is a more info and a flyer below to explain more.
Thanks for understanding the short notice- we have to find available gym time (not easy with all sports indoors right now) and have all of our coaches available too.
CRITERIA FOR TRYOUTS:
***All players that are 10-12 years old are required to attend Tryouts.
***All younger players wishing to be considered for either AAA or Majors must also tryout.
***League age 9 year olds (players born between Sept. 1, 2007-Aug., 31, 2008), and signed up to play in AA for a second year, you must attend Tryouts.
WOW! Tahoe Tough baseball- you all are amazing. Over 60 players came for tryouts at our first session! That also means their parents were committed despite a blizzard with snow, wind and crazy bad traffic to bring their kids. THANK YOU. Your kids are lucky you are so invested in their well-being. We really do recognize and appreciate your time!! Thanks so much to all the coaches as well who were there all day and our team- Mary Wagner, Jim Mathews and Mark Lehmann who set up and organized our day.
--Sincerely, Cheryl Orr, President STNLL.
If you receive this email, that means you registered your child to play Little League either this year or last (or both). We are just writing to keep you updated on what's happening with baseball here now. Hopefully, you will have some of your questions answered here in this newsletter too.
We always face interesting challenges running a spring program here in the mountains. Snow, cold, rain and lightning are all impediments to smoothly coasting through our season and we have to adhere to LL International Safety requirements and our own common sense. This year may be particularly interesting (or headache-inducing depending on your point of view) and require a later start and other adjustments. We want to provide the best experience under the circumstances we face. We do ask for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we try to tackle these issues. Please know, we put a great deal of thought and discussion into every decision to try to do the best we can for our players. Sometimes, when things don't seem to make sense on the surface, there really were deeper factors we have to consider.
We will try to keep you informed as best we can on our current status. Here is some info that may be helpful.
REGISTRATION: Open at tahoelittleleague.com
Our online registration is still open. Register now (please) even if we start later as we have to plan for coaching and prelim counts for uniforms, etc. We will start filling some divisions and may have to close them soon so register if you haven't already. Just email if you have any issues or questions. We are here to help.
**RSVP** to attend this Sunday's (March 5) tryout at 945am OR 1245pm at the South Tahoe High Gold Gym.
***EDITED TO ADD THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 19 AT South Tahoe High School Gold Gym*** Choose 2-4 or 5-7 pm and rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
If your player is age 10-12, he or she must attend a tryout session. If you have a younger child that wishes to play AAA or Majors, he or she must also try out regardless of age.
A flyer is attached that explains more about this. Please note that our tryout this Sunday is going on as scheduled. We are doing our best to accommodate our players schedules, coach availability (since they all have to be there) and facility availability (need available indoor facility with batting cage- not easy to get in Tahoe). Bring a glove and bat and helmet if you have them.
OTHER DATE(S) FOR TRYOUTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IF OR AS SOON AS WE HAVE THEM.
If your child plays tee ball through AA, they will be placed randomly on a team. If your child is playing AAA or majors, the process is a draft after all tryouts are concluded.
Sadly, it doesn't make sense to try and schedule a formal Opening Day. Last year we scheduled, cancelled, rescheduled, re-cancelled and attempted to reschedule again. Instead we will try to have a "Little League Day" with some festivities once we get the season going. Thanks for understanding.
PRACTICES AND GAMES:
Start PENDING and weather dependent. We will work hard to get us up and running as soon as possible.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Please be aware that due to an anticipated late start, potential weather issues after we start and a requirement to play a certain number of games by a certain date to maintain our Little League charter, we will almost certainly have to schedule games for the weekend of Memorial Day this year. Our season is already shorter than other leagues because of our meteorologic challenges so we don't see many options to get our season in without it.
Little League is defined as an adult volunteer organization to benefit youth. We need EVERYONE to volunteer in some capacity. Usually, we end up with the Board members, coaches and a few others doing the bulk of the work. This is not sustainable. We need help and the responsibility belongs to ALL of us.
First and foremost, we will ask parents of Majors and likely AAA players to work in the snack shack on your child's practice day or a game day every week. Each team can figure out how to provide these volunteers on these days. Other volunteers will gladly be accepted (it's fun- really). We simply cannot expect our concessions manger and one or two other people to cover every evening and all day on the weekends. We are working on a system to make working there as simple and stress-free as possible.
In addition, scorekeepers are required from each AAA and Majors team at every game. Each parent should learn how to do this and volunteers should rotate so that the same people aren't always doing this. To learn the basics of scorekeeping, please check out some YouTube videos like the ones in this series . We hope to have training set up as well, and you can always come learn "in the booth". With (preseason) baseball going, you can also get a cheap scorebook from Big5 or Amazon and watch the pro games and practice that way. Again, this seems intimidating at first, but is really fun (no, really!).
This year, we will also ask each team to designate a team parent. This should be someone other than the manger or coach who can help assign snacks and maintain dugout control in the lower divisions and coordinate scorekeepers and snack shack volunteers in the upper divisions. This will help our whole league run more smoothly and is a great way to get that volunteer credit.
Attached are the volunteer forms that coaches and team parents must fill out. Help us get a head start by filling this out and getting it back to us ASAP if you think you may be helping in one of these roles. First time applicants need to supply SSN and fill out the form completely. Returning volunteers- include any info that may have changed and be sure to sign.
That may be all for now. Hopefully soon, we will be able to pin down our dates a bit more for team formation, practices and games. Our Vice President has already been out there digging and removing snow and trying to figure out how to speed the process as we are excited to get to PLAY BALL.
Enjoy these beautiful blue bird days and we will be on the fields in no time!
Cheryl Orr, President, on behalf of the
South Tahoe National Little League Board of Directors
See below for links to tryout info and volunteer forms.
Registration is OPEN.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1). Register your players online by clicking the registration tab above.
2). Contact us if you have player new to STNLL, to have documents verified. (see highlighted text below)
That's it. If for some reason you cannot register online or have issues, questions, need info on financial assistance or just want to say hi, email us.
If you haven't played with STNLL before, there were some changes to the documentation needed for proof of residency/eligibility.
Go to this page to see what you will need to show. Documents should be dated Feb 1, 2016 to Feb 1, 2017
We may use photos taken of kids playing with their teams, at Opening Day and other activities on our website. These are usually group photos or action shots, but occasionally feature identifiable kids. Please let us know if you object to having your child's image used in this way on the website. You can email email@example.com.
South Tahoe National Little League is an all-volunteer, non-profit youth baseball organization in South Lake Tahoe California. It is guided by the principles, rules, and policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. We are goal driven and dedicated to giving the children in our community the best possible opportunities to build their character while developing their skills in baseball. STNLL is dedicated to providing a positive, safe, and healthy environment for a well-organized, supervised, and fun youth baseball program. This program will advocate sportsmanship, teamwork, confidence, courage, camaraderie, honesty, discipline, and a sound work ethic. STNLL promotes an atmosphere that fosters community interest and involvement. Through our combined efforts we can provide a solid foundation from which young players can grow into positive citizens in their community. Participation in STNLL will be a rewarding and a memorable experience. Our goal is to help children develop skills that will help them be successful in baseball and, more importantly, in life.
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