BKW Little League: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 8/11 star Board Meeting -Elections for New Positions 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Berne Town Park Pavilion



Monday, July 28
Majors Softball in the news!

Majors Softball had a great season no doubt. Now they have been recognized in the local paper. Check it out here!

Open Positions on the BKW LL Board of Directors

Friends of BKW Little League;
The BKW Little League Board of Directors needs to expand going forward and would like to fill all of the positions listed below ASAP.  Full board elections will take place in September when the remaining board positions will be up for election.  Instead of having vice presidents at each level of play, we have decided to go with 1 Vice President of Baseball instead.  With so many positions to fill, we decided to trim back a bit on our planned expansion of the board.  
These positions are VERY important to the league and would be full voting members of the board.  With several of the current board members planning to leave in the next couple of years as their children age out, we need new people to join and be in position to take over the management of the league.
Though the regular season has ended, all of these positions will have important duties to perform in the coming months.  The league is in the middle of planning a huge fundraiser for August 24th at the Berne Summerfest and fall ball is only 2 months away.  We also plan on fieldwork for both the Berne baseball and Kiwanis softball fields.  New board members will be able to jump in and help right away.

 We are currently accepting nominees for all of the positions below.  New board members will be voted in at the next BKW Little League Board meeting on Monday, August 11th, at6:30 under the pavilion at the Berne Town Park.


Vice President of Baseball - The vice president presides in the absence of the president, works with other officers and committee members, is ex-officio member of all committees, and carries out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the president. Organizes practice and game schedules within the league and interleague regular season play for all league baseball teams. Attends all interleague baseball meetings to act as league representative.

Coaching Coordinator - Represents coaches/managers in league; presents a coach/manager training budget to the board; gains the support and funds necessary to implement a league-wide training program; orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches and managers; coordinates mini-clinics as necessary; Attend all interleague meetings to act as coach representative.

Concession Manager - Maintains the operation of concession facilities. Organizes the purchase of concession products. Responsible for the management of the concession sales at league events. Schedules volunteers to work the concession booth during league events. Collects and reviews concession related offers including coupons, discounts and bulk-purchasing opportunities. Organizes, tallies and keeps records of concession sales and purchases

Sponsorship/Fundraising Manager. Solicits and secures local sponsorships to support league operations. Collects and reviews sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.Organizes and implements approved league fundraising activities. Coordinates participation in fundraising activities. Maintains records of monies secured through sponsorship and fundraising initiatives. Work with Information Officer to ensure sponsor information is put up on league website.

Head Umpire/Chief Umpire (UIC) - Provides/schedules Umpire Training. Organizes and schedules Umpires. Maintains relationship with companies who provide professional umpire services for the league and with groups who provide volunteer umpires for the league.

Uniform Coordinator - Organize and oversee the uniform ordering process for the league (Spring and Fall seasons). Work with our distributors on uniform design, pricing, ordering and distribution to teams. Organize a league uniform night to collect sizes from players and coaches prior to spring season. Work with the Sponsorship manager to coordinate sponsor information on uniforms.

Head Groundskeeper - Oversee the maintenance of the leagues 4 fields. Plan and coordinate fieldwork as needed. Secure the funds necessary for large-scale field projects. Make sure all fields have needed materials (chalk lime, mound clay etc.).

Community Survey Now Open! Share your thoughts about the 2014 regular season.

The BKW Little League Board of Directors is seeking your input regarding your experiences during the 2014 regular season. Please take a few moments to complete this totally anonymous survey (unless you choose to identify yourself with optional questions at the end of the survey) and let us know what you liked and where you see areas for improvement.  
The league enjoyed a great 2014 season.  Our hope is that the information you provide in this survey, along with a newly expanded Board of Directors, will make the 2015 season even better.

Open Board position descriptions can be found at the BKW LL website. Positions are available immediately and we are eager to fill them all asap. You are encouraged to submit your name and contact information either at the end of the survey, or independently of your anonymous survey responses via email to bkwlittleleague@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your participation, 
BKW Little League

Crackerjack BKW LL Softball Majors Squad Captures InterLeague Championship with an undefeated 16-0 Season! Congratulations to these talented ladies.

 Congratulations to these amazing athletes and awesome coaches on thier perfect season,16-0, and Interleague Championship title. Special thanks to the families of these players for their support all season long, as well as their sponsor, Louck's Brothers General Contracting.

BKW LL Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons (click here)

Dick's Coupon

Friday, November 15
In Memory

~   In Memory Of   ~
 Lewis E. Tubbs Sr.
1935 - 2013
This past Monday, 11/11/13, BKW Little League lost a valued friend and asset with the passing of Mr. Lou Tubbs.  Mr. Tubbs has helped the league maintain the softball field in Knox for several decades now and he will be sadly missed.  He treated that field like it was his own front yard and always kept it looking great and ready for the kids to play on.  Also a great fan, Lou would sit out on his porch across the street which gave him a perfect view of the games. 
 Thanks Lou!!! 
BKW Little League has made a donation to the American Heart Association in his honor.

Sunday, April 20
Westerlo Field and the Tri-City Valleycats

Frozen Ropes Baseball Summer Camp 2014 (click here for printable form)

Monday, October 14
The Mission Of Little League

The Mission of Little League

Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball."

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Founded in 1939; granted Federal Charter July 16, 1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress H.R. 9234, and amended December 26, 1974, Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R. 8864. Little League is tax exempt.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

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