Frederick County National Little League: Welcome

Thursday, September 11
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL BALL


 

Frederick County National Little League is a 100% volunteer organization.  With over 520 boys and girls in the Frederick County National Little League program, your child's baseball experience can only be enhanced by our community working together.

Who Can Volunteer?  Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply. 

All parents of children involved in Frederick County National Little League Baseball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals. 

On rare occasions, Little League, through District Administrators and your local Board of Directors, may deny individuals the privilege of volunteering for reasons, past or present, that may be detrimental to the positive development of young people, other volunteers, and/or Little League International. When you apply to become a volunteer, you give the local Little League organization the right to conduct necessary background checks. 

How Do I Become A Volunteer?  Come out to our General Membership Meeting on September 22nd, 2014 at 7:30pm at Sherando High School Community Room. 

What areas need help?  We are currently looking for Team Managers (Head Coaches), Assistant Coaches, Team Parents, Coordinators for Picture Day, Uniform Coordinators, and Opening Day Season Celebration, Concession Stand Workers (2 game minimum), Fields and Umpires. 

Details for all volunteer positions are listed below.  To ensure a positive, safe experience for our children, Little League International requires all local Little Leagues to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, board of directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. Individuals are also required to complete and submit a Little League Volunteer Application to their local league. We are also now mandated by Frederick County and in turn the State of Virginia to have mandatory Concussion Training which is available on-line. 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES 

**Frederick County National Little League Official Board Positions 

LEAGUE PRESIDENT ** presides at league meetings, and assumes full responsibility for the operation of the local league. The President receives all mail, supplies and other communications from Little League International. The President must see to it that the league personnel are properly briefed on all phases of rules, regulations, and policies of Little League. The league President is the contact between the local organization and Little League International. 

VICE PRESIDENT(s) ** 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. 

SECRETARY ** maintains a register of members and directors; records the minutes of meetings; is responsible for sending out notice of meetings, issues, membership cards and maintains a record of the league's activities. 

TREASURER ** signs checks co-signed by another officer or director; dispenses league funds as approved by the board of directors; reports on the status of league funds; keeps local league books and financial records; prepares budgets and assumes the responsibility for all league finances. 

PLAYER AGENT ** conducts annual skills assessment and is in charge of player selection, assists President in checking birth records and eligibility of players; serves as a member of the board of directors of the local league an generally supervises and coordinates the transfer of players to or from the Minor Leagues according to the provisions of the regulations of Little League. Creates the game and practice schedules for the league. 

SAFETY OFFICER ** coordinates all safety activities; ensures the safety in player training; ensures safe playing conditions; coordinates reporting and prevention of injuries; solicits suggestions for making conditions safer, and reports suggestions to Little League International through the league President. 

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; serves as the contact person for Little League and its manager/coach education program for the league. 

INFORMATION OFFICER ** manages the league's website, manages the online registration process; assigns administrative rights to league volunteers and team; ensures that league news and scores are updated on a regular basis; collects, posts and distributes important information on league activities including direct dissemination of fund-raising and sponsor activities to Little League International, district, public, league members and media; serves as primary contact person for Little League regarding optimizing use of the Internet for league administration and for distributing information to league members and Little League.  In general, this role will involve Flyers, Email Communications, Mailings, and website.  If you love details & organizing this is a great job! 

BASEBALL FIELDS & EQUIPMENT OFFICER ** This position must ensure Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department’s Sherando Fields and Frederick County Natioanl Little League’s Passage Road baseball fields are safe, productive and pleasant environments for our players.  This role entails coordinating maintenance activities with volunteers, and outside vendors.  Individual(s) are also responsible for weekly inspections and maintenance, coordinating the striping of the fields during game days, and generally treating the fields like they were your own backyard flower bed.  

UMPIRE COORDINATOR -- obtains umpires for all the games, works closely with the Player Agent & Safety Officer. 

SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR -- Contact prior year's sponsors for upcoming season sponsorship comments.  Possibly generate new sponsorships.  Ensure sponsors' logos are in pdf file format and given to the webmaster for Frederick County National Little League website, and are given to the uniform coordinator for team sponsorship, banners are ordered (if new) and placed in the outfield at Passage Road fields, and collect sponsorship fees.  This person will work with Player Agent & Equipment Officer. 

UNIFORM COORDINATOR -- This role focuses on making sure that our kids get their uniforms before their first games, and that all baseball equipment is in good working condition, and well maintained, and given to the coaches.  This individual will work with the Player Agent & Equipment Officer. 

DIVISION VPs -- A board position.  They work closely with the Player Agent & President & Info Officer with registration, skills assessment, team placement, and all star selection (if applicable).  They helps coordinate practice and game schedules for their divisions, find coaches, establishes team parents, and serve as a liaison between FCNLL board and the coaches, parents and kids.  This is a great position for someone that likes to coordinate activities and work with people. 

TEAM MANAGER (or HEAD COACH) -- Being a manager or coach requires time, patience, and basic knowledge of the game of baseball. You may be required to attend meetings, instructional sessions, or seminars. You will communicate with the parents/guardians of your players to inform them of any schedule changes, rainouts, and Little League events and activities.  As a manager or coach, you have more interaction with young people than anyone else in Little League. Therefore, it is important that you understand the goals and virtues of the Little League program in order to effectively communicate them to your players.  Team responsibilities include organizing and managing practices (at least one per week), games (1-2 per week) and selecting and working with Assistant Coaches.  Basic skills training will be provided for new coaches.  Lots of fun! 

COACH (aka Assistant Coaches) -- This full season commitment requires assisting the Team Manager in activities described above.  Position will likely include working with small groups of kids to develop specific baseball skills.  Coaches for all divisions will be required to help keep scorebooks and pitch counts during the games.  Basic skills training will be provided for new coaches.  Lots of fun, too! 

TEAM PARENT -- Each team needs one parent to help the coaches coordinate activities and communicate updates.  Activities may include creating a Team List of players names with jersey uniform numbers, parents names and phone numbers and email addresses, as well as monitoring volunteer commitments on the team.  Team parents may also be asked to work with other Committee Chair Persons or Officers in finding volunteers to assist with special events.  Should be email savvy.  

SPECIAL EVENTS -- This individual is responsible for recruiting and working with all of the volunteers in the Frederick County National Little League program.  The officer in this position will work closely with Board members and other Officers that have responsibilities that require help from our group of dedicated volunteers. 

OPENING DAY COORDINATOR & WORKER BEES -- Come celebrate the start of the season, and watch the season start off with a bang.  Activities may include Home-Run Derby for the adults and other age divisions, the dunk tank, pitching booth, catered picnic, moon bounces, DJ, etc.  Worker Bees are needed to assist in this fun-filled day for the entire Frederick County National Little League!  

PICTURE DAY COORDINATOR -- This role entails - establishing the schedule for having the team pictures taken on a particular Saturday, communicating that schedule to the families through flier and webmaster, as well as be on hand to assist in orchestrating the team pictures and collect forms and fees.  You will work with Team parents to ensure information is dispersed timely. 

CONCESSIONS MANAGER -- Concessions is a vital part of raising money for FCNLL equipment & field maintenance.  This position requires making sure every game is covered with volunteer help, ordering and restocking food and beverage items, making deposits from the sales, training people to open and close their shifts.

CONCESSIONS WORKER -- This position is great for parents looking to fill their minimum hours for volunteering in our Frederick County National Little League organization.  Duties include arriving a half hour before game time to set-up the concession stand and food prep, serving customers, collecting money, restocking items when necessary, and staying a half hour after for after game sales and clean-up.

NOTE - Those individuals failing to make good on volunteer commitments affect everyone in our organization.  If you keep your commitment - then everyone works together, everything gets accomplished, and everyone has fun! 

Thank you in advance for all your time, support and assistance in making our Frederick County National Little League a great experience for the kids and their families in our community! 

Your Frederick County National Little League Board

 


Registration now open for FCNLL 2014 Fall Ball!

To register on-line please click below

Click Here to Register

We are accepting registrations for all divisions...if you are new to our league please make sure you upload or email a copy of your child(s) Birth Certificate to Patrick.Fontaine@FCNLL.com . It is $30 for each child and if you would prefer to not pay on-line please send me an email as we can do cash, check, credit card/debit card and payment plans.

This will be the first year we are offering Fall Ball for T-Ball and Coach Pitch so please pass the word.

 


This evening (August 11, 2014) is the last in-person registration 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Concession Stand in Sherando Park. We will be accepting cash, checks, credit/debit cards or you can make arragements. 

 


 

If you are considering Managing or coaching a team please click on "Handouts" on the left and fill out the Volunteer form and also a Manager/Coach Application. I will also need a copy of your driver's license and if you already have a Frederick County Parks and Recreation Badge I need the expiration month and year. 

 

 


 

 

 If you would like to run for a FCNLL Board of Directors position or want to become a voting member please before July 31st contact:

Diana Heishman Diana.Heishman@FCNLL.com 540-247-1098

Randall Griffith Randall.Griffith@FCNLL.com 540-671-2735

Leeann Rhoton Leeann.Rhoton@FCNLL.com 540-974-4040 

 


 Our last in-person registration date will be on August 11, 2014 (Monday) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sherando Park Concession Stand. $30 per child.

 

 


 The Cancellation Hotline number is 540-665-5678 (press #3 for cancellations) OR you can check Frederick County Parks and Rec's website - http://www.co.frederick.va.us/departments/o-z/parks-recreation and click on the CANCELLATIONS INFORMATION BUTTON.  



 

 

 

 

 

 



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