LWAA: Parents Page

Saturday, January 9
All Stars- Parents Be Prepared

Our regular season will end in the beginning of June. At that time, LWAA will select our All Stars. These will be players ages 8 to 12. If your child is selected for an all star team, they will continue playing into July.

So please, if you are going to make Summer travel plans, make them for August. It would be a shame if your child missed this great opportunity.

Tuesday, February 10
Resources and Information for Parents

 The Little League Parents Orientation Program- Take a few minutes and get to know what Little League is about. Click Here

 Sports Parenting -- It's YOUR Job
   We've made our point. If you've gotten this far, you're interested in some solutions. Suggested resources:
Web Site:
   A GREAT web site on the state of youth sports in America today.

   "Good Sports: The Concerned Parent's Guide to Competitive Youth Sports" by Rick Wolff,
   "Why Johnny Hates Sports"- by Fred Engh,
   "The Cheers and the Tears; A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Sports Today"-by Shane Murphy,
   "Will You Still Love Me If I Don't Win? A Guide for Parents of Young Athletes"-by Christopher & Barbara Andersonn,
   "Sports Parenting" by Jim & Janet Sundberg

.   " The Life You Imagine" by Derek Jeter- A must read for parents and children


Baseball ---By The Numbers
5,000,000- kids playing youth baseball
455,300--high school ball players
130,100--seniors playing high school ball
110,000--freshmen "       "          "
   25,700--NCAA baseball athletes
    7,300--NCAA freshman baseball athletes
    5,700--NCAA senior baseball athletes
      276--Division 1 baseball teams with
      232--Division II baseball teams with
    8,218--est.# Div.I & II scholarships
      600-- NCAA seniors drafted to pro's
      750-- Major League Players
      25%-- Major Leaguers born outside U.S.

8,897 to 1--Your kid plays in the Majors,
890 to 1--Your kid signs a pro contract,
608 to 1--Your kid gets an NCAA scholarship
195 to 1--Your kid plays college ball,
   11 TO 1--Your kid plays high school ball.

So, what does all this mean, Mom and Dad?
It means just let 'em go out, have fun and enjoy themselves, 'cause you'll get better odds in Atlantic City.

--Sources-- NCAA; Center for Sports Parenting; & "Sports Parenting", by former major leaguer, Jim Sundberg.

Parent's Pledge
The objective and purpose of the LWAA Little League is to plant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. In order to meet this objective, we need the cooperation and leadership not only of those parents who volunteer as managers, coaches and umpires, but as well, that of the parents who are spectators of the children who participate in the league.
    The Board has noticed that last year some parents have failed to recognize the league's objective and have failed to bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary. In fact, the actions of some of the parents have been abusive towards umpires and league officials.
    Thus, we are reminding parents of the league's objectives, of the part they play in support of them, and their importance in support of league officials, managers, coaches and umpires who assist in the growth and development of their children.
    We are asking parents to acknowledge their obligation as league parents and acknowledge as well that the league will not tolerate any behavior that is abusive or detrimental to the welfare of the children or to the objectives of the league.
    The Board of Directors of the LWAA Little League has come to a decision that in those instances where a parent or group of parents exhibits abusive behavior or behavior that is so egregious that it is detrimental to the welfare of the children or the objectives of the league, the league may have no choice but to require your child or children to be removed from league play. This is not a decision we have come to lightly and it is certainly not an action we hope that we ever have to take.
    We ask the parents to review this policy carefully. By registering in LWAA Little League, you acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of this policy.