PLAYERS / PARENTS
DO I NEED TO SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
The National Little League, Inc. requires that residency shall be established and supported by THREE OR MORE of the following documents:
- Parents Driver’s License
- Voter’s Registration
- Vehicle Registration
- School Records
- Welfare Records
- Federal, State and Local Records
- Child Support Payment Records
- Homeowner or Tenant Property Insurance Records
- Utility Bills
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
WHAT IS THE AGE CUT-OFF’S FOR EACH DIVISION?
Generally, The Age Groups Per Division Are:
Tee-Ball 4 – 5 Years Old
Coach Pitch 6 – 7 Years Old
Minor’s 8 -10 Years Old
Major’s 10 -12 Years Old
Junior’s 12 -14 Years Old
It’s not uncommon for players to ‘play-up’ if their skill level is developed, but once a player reaches a certain cut-off they must play in their age range.
DO ALL PLAYER’S THAT TRY-OUT MAKE A TEAM?
Yes. YNLL is to provide baseball for ALL kids meeting the specific age requirements set forth by National Little League Baseball, Inc.
DO I HAVE TO TRY-OUT?
ALL players in the MINORS and MAJORS divisions need to attend at least 1 of the try-out dates.
T-BALL & COACH PITCH players are automatically placed on teams without try-outs.
WHY IS THERE A DRAFT?
The purpose of the draft system is to distribute the player’s talent and skill level amongst all the teams, and therefore have a well balanced league.
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE FIELD CLEAN-UP DAYS?
Yes. There is a lot that goes into getting the fields ready for the upcoming season. It has always been a struggle trying to get coaches, parents and players coming out and helping with the fields. We need at least 50 volunteers each field day to make it a success. YNLL has approximately 500 members (parents, players, coaches) and unfortunately, all we get on a good day is about 6 volunteers. That is not enough hands to get everything done before games begin. As a parent, you want to get involved with your child and be there for every game, but don’t you want to make sure your child has the best fields to play on? The fields will deteriorate over time because there is not enough parents and coaches coming out and getting their hands dirty for half a day. The city is not responsible for the upkeep of the fields. All they have to do is mow and water, that’s it. It’s our responsibility to keep the fields nice.
WHAT HAS TO BE DONE AT THE CLEAN-UP DAYS?
|Baseball Field Clean-Up (Trash)||1 Volunteer Per Field = 4 Volunteers|
|Painting Buildings, Dugouts, Bleachers, Graffiti, Etc.||2 Volunteers Per Field = 8 Volunteers|
|Edging the Fields so the Lines are Nice & Straight||6 Volunteers Per Field = 24 Volunteers|
|Placing Red Rock Along the Edges of Fields||4 Volunteers Per Field = 16 Volunteers|
|Resurfacing the Fields with Dirt||4 Volunteers Per Field = 16 Volunteers|
|Replacing Bleacher Seats if Broken||2 Volunteers Per Field = 8 Volunteers|
|Burning Weeds||4 Volunteers Per Field = 16 Volunteers|
|Blowing Debris Out||1 Volunteer|
|Pressure Washing Dugouts & Baseball Complex||1 Volunteer|
MANAGERS & COACHES
HOW TO I BECOME A MANAGER OR COACH?
Managers & Coaches are all volunteers. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Manager or Coach, need to come to the coaches meetings at the beginning of the season.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MANAGER AND COACH?
The Manager is the person in charge of the team. He/she is responsible for all actions and conduct of the team, its players, coaches, and fans. The Coach is responsible for helping the Manager’s with players, fans, practices, etc.
HOW TO BECOME A BOARD MEMBER OF YNLL?
All positions on the board are open every year. You must attend a Board Election Meeting and EVERYONE is welcome to cast a vote even if you don’t plan on getting on the board.
WHAT POSITIONS ARE THERE ON THE BOARD?
The Board Also Has Positions For The Following:
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM (placing logos on website, sponsorship board, banner orders, placing banners at fields)
PUBLIC RELATIONS (facebook, website, flyers for upcoming events)