Tunkhannock Little League Baseball Association: Welcome

Tunkhannock Little League Registration and General Information

Information for 2014 Fall Ball
and our 2014 Fundraising Golf Tournament
 
Fall Ball 2014:
Tunkhannock Little League will take registration for Fall Ball developmental programs on these dates:
Tuesday August 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday August 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
At Keefer Field Concession Stand
The number of registrations received and availability of nearby programs will determine what age-level programs and formats we can offer. Programs may be a combination of game or clinic formats. We will take registrations for: 
Baseball – League ages 7 through 11
Teener Baseball – League ages 12 through 15
Softball – League ages 7 through 12
Printable Fall Registration forms can be found under "Forms/Handouts" 
 
2014 Tunkhannock Little League
Fundraising Golf Tournament Coming Up Soon!
Sunday September 14 at Stone Hedge Country Club.
Sponsors and Golfers are needed !!!   Go to the Handouts / Forms tab and scroll down for Sponsorship Form or Golfer Registration Form.  Sponsor Commitments and Golfer Registration must be received by August 22nd for planning and printing needs.  We use this tournament for facility improvements.  Thanks for your support! 
 
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Scroll down this page for all other general information / FAQs.  And see the "Forms" tab at left for forms you can print out and fill out in advance to save time.
  
2014 Registration Information is Below...
Registration Jan 28-29-30 and Feb 4-5-6
* No registration on a day that school is closed due to weather 

This page covers registration and general info.  Check the menu at left for more info and forms.   News for your specific team or age-level program will be shared through your coaches or commissioner.  Also check our Facebook page.  General info on our area, ages, fees, family responsibilities, etc. is summarized below - just scroll down.

Tunkhannock is a member of Pennsylvania Little League District 15. We are the chartered Little League program for residents of Tunkhannock, Lemon, Eaton, & Washington Townships and Tunkhannock Borough.  Info on residency and age eligibility is below.

2014 Spring Registration Dates & Times

2014 Spring Registrations will be taken on six dates:

Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday January 28-29-30

and Tues-Wed-Thurs February 4-5-6

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm those days at the High School

* NO Registration on a day School is Closed or Dismissed Early due to Weather


If you wish to save time, go to the Handouts/Forms tab to the left, scroll down to Spring Registration Material  and print a registration form.  Fill it out and BRING IT to one of the registration dates above to complete the rest of the registration process.  We do not accept e-mailed registrations.  Also on that Handouts/Forms tab any person who wants to coach or help coach a team can find a Volunteer Application  - print, complete, and bring with you or fill one out at registration.


 Read below for additional Registration information & FAQ’s: Registration Dates, Area and Age Eligibility, Fees, Family Responsibilities including Maintenance, Fundraising, and a Rough Schedule Pre-Season through Tournaments. This site contains only general announcements and major event schedules. Please stay in touch with the coaches of your child's team for your specific team's game and practice schedules and other information. Initial game schedules are normally set in by mid-April. Practice schedules are established by each team’s manager and coaches.


 * * * * *  Program FAQ’s:  * * * * *    

Area we Enroll: 

  • Due to Little League Charter, the Tunkhannock Little League spring programs are open only to residents of the following Wyoming County municipalities: Tunkhannock, Eaton, Washington, and Lemon Townships, and Tunkhannock Borough.  Please click on the "OurArea (Who Can Register Here)" tab on the left menu for more information.  These boundaries are established by our Little League regulations under and are not negotiable except for special circumstances which must be approved by local, district, and Williamsport.  Per Little League regulations, proof of residency may be requested.  The Little League regulations for residency documentation are on the tab "Residency Requirements" on the menu at left.
  • If you live outside those areas a different Little League organization is your home Little League - such as Christy Mathewson to the east, Robert Horlacher League to the south, or FWM in Mehoopany.  Links to those neighboring Little Leagues who maintain a web presence are at the bottom of our "Helpful Links" page on the left menu. 
  • As of 2014, Little League, Inc., regulations were updated which now allow us to accept players who live outside our charter area but who attend a school building within our charter area.  Please go to "Our Area" tab for additional information.  If your player resides outside our charter area but attends school at a building within our charter area, you can register in Tunkhannock but you must also provide a Little League School Enrollment form with your registration (this form is included with our registration materials on our Handouts/Forms page).

Age Eligibility:

  • To participate in our full-season programs, starting with T-Ball, your child must be at least 5 years of age by April 30 of this spring. After that, when moving up in age-level programs, a player's "league age" for baseball / softball program eligibility is set per national Little League guidelines: age as of April 30 for baseball programs, or age as of past December 31 for softball programs.   Again, our minimum age for T-Ball is 5 years of age by April 30.


  • Proof of Birth Date Required for First Time Registrants: All first-time registrants to Tunkhannock programs must provide proof of birth date by presenting a copy of the child's official birth certificate. Please note that Little League regulations do not allow use of a baptismal certificate or hospital certificate in place of an official state-issued birth certificate.  Under the "Handouts" tab is a document from Little League International explaining acceptable proof-of-age requirements and how you can go about obtaining a replacement birth certificate if needed.

Fees: 

  • Your Choice at Registration:  Candy Sale Fundraiser or Pay Opt-Out Donation: We have no mandatory registration fee. However at registration each family must choose one of these two options ...
    • ... participate in the candy-sale fundraiser (one fundraising box of candy per player - must be sold).  If you choose the candy sale, the candy will be passed out at one of the first practices in April.  You will be asked to return sales money by mid May.
    • ... OR opt-out of that fundraiser by paying a donation at registration: $30 for one child, $20 for any additional players from the same family.   If you chose this "opt-out" donation, it must be paid at registration - we accept cash or checks.

Family Fundraising Responsibilities

  • Concessions & Field Maintenance: All families are also expected to help with concession stand operation and with field / facility maintenance.  Field Maintenance is one of our biggest needs -- it takes a lot of work to get our fields ready for the season and to keep them maintained during the year. We need each and every family to do a share of the work.  Pre-season and in-season maintenance will be scheduled team by team. Your program commissioner and coaches will communicate the weekends assigned to your team.  We need everybody to do their share to spread the work load.
  • Memorial Day BBQ:  All families are also  expected to participate in selling tickets for our major fundraiser, the Memorial Day Chicken Barbecue.  The profits from the Memorial Day BBQ represent over a third of our operating income needs each year.  We also need a lot of help from our families preparing, cooking, and cleaning before and after the BBQ.

Coaches and Umpires:

  • We are almost always in need of coaches and umpires. It is a great way to help out the kids and community. If you are interested, let us know at registration. All volunteers for coaching, assistant-coaching, or regularly scheduled umpiring MUST complete a Little League Volunteer Application form each year, a form which includes agreement to a background check.   A printable copy of the Volunteer Application Form is included on the Handouts tab.  You can print it, fill it out, and bring it to registration or mail it to us.  However it MUST be received and processed prior to your involvement in practices or games.  Only persons who have been cleared through the Volunteer Application / Background Check process are allowed in the dugout or on the field with the team.
  • For Minor-Major Baseball and Minor-Major Softball we are also requesting coachiing candidates to fill out a coaching applicaiton form (found under Handouts / Forms) which asks for some more background and insures you understand the responsibilities of coaching beyond just games and practices.
  • NOTE:  We need more trained umpires!!!!  If you are willing to become a regularly scheduled umpire we will pay for your attendance at a Little League umpire clinic and pay for your own umpire gear. 

Then after registration, what happens next ...

Team assignments

  • Will be made duriing the month March.
  • Minor and Major Baseball and Softball programs normally require players to attend tryouts which are used for coaches to see players prior to drafting them onto Minor and Major rosters.  Make sure you get the information on your program level tryouts at registration.  Age-eligible players will be assigned to a Minor or Major roster by the coaches and commissioner.  As long as a player is age-eligible and residence-eligible, they will be assigned a spot somewhere in our programs.  (Current minor-major tryout information is posted on the Baseball and Softball tabs at left).
  • T-Ball and Coach-Pitch rosters are normally determined in mid March.
  • Junior -Senior (ages 13 and up) rosters depend on registrations and area program availability and are normally determined by late March.
  • No matter the program, you should hear from your child's coach by April 1.  Your coach will communicate practice days, times, and locations based on his/her schedule.  (Please note it is logistically impossible to meet individual player requests for specific practice days.) Your coach will ask parents to attend the first practice or team meeting to hear information and fill roles.

Team roles must be filled

  • Your coach will need volunteers for "Team Parent" roles (sometimes called "Team Mother" or "Team Father").  These roles are needed to coordinate the team's fundraising duties: concession staffing, candy sale, and Memorial Day BBQ ticket sale.  Your team will also be assigned a field maintenance day during the season.

Season Schedule

  • Practices normally start in early April, depending on weather. T-Ball coaches may choose to start a week later than older programs.  Practice times and days are set by individual team coaches.
  • Regular season games start in mid to late April and continue through mid-June. Games are scheduled on Monday through Friday evenings, all day Saturday, and occasionally Sunday evenings.  Most T-Ball games are on Saturday mornings;  the schedule for the older programs is generally weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons and varies week to week.  We usually try to publish an initial regular season schedule by around April 15th.

Memorial Day:

  • Mark your calendar for the annual Memorial Day Barbecue -- this big fundraiser (over 3000 chicken dinners sold each year) delivers one-third of our annual income needs!  We need a lot of help before, during, and after that big day - facility preparation, event setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup.  We have a big crowd and we introduce all teams on Keefer Field that day.  Most teams also participate in Tunkhannock's Memorial Day parade that morning.

District All-Star Tournaments:

  • During June, the "Tournament" or "All-Star" season begins for those programs which participate in district tournaments. Little League Tournament teams are organized by age levels (league age 9-10, league age 11-12, and league age 13-14). Tournament teams are selected by coaches for 9-10 programs and by voting of both players and coaches for the older levels.
  • To participate on a tournament team, a player must agree to be available for practices and games from the start of tournament practices in June through the end of District-15 competition in mid July.  Exact dates are set by the District and shared prior to the start of tournament season each year.  Tournament game schedules are set by the district;  tournament practice schedules are set by the teams' coaches.
Our current officers, program commissioners, and fundraising leaders can be found under the "Officers and Board" link on the left.  We are always seeking more help and welcome new board members who are willing to volunteer their time and effort toward the work involved in our programs and facilities.  Contact a current board member if you are interested in taking an active role in the operation, maintenance, or fundraising needed by our programs..
 

Tunkhannock Little League survives through the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of our local Tunkhannock community. Please support our local business sponsors who support our children by sponsoring teams, renting advertising on our outfield, or providing volunteer services to our organization. We appreciate our community support!

 

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Still have Registration questions that weren't answered above?

You can email registration questions to Tunk-Little-League@mail.com 



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