First String, Inc.: Welcome

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Sunday, September 25
WELCOME to First String "A Community Team," Inc.!



Greetings First String families!  

We had an amazing last season, and we are already thinking ahead for next season. Baseball sign-ups will start taking place in Janury 2017, and you will have the opportunity to sign up electronically. On January 1st I will send out a mass email notifying parents of registration information and deadlines. Registration will open early so we can give parents enough time to plan and set up payment arrangements if needed. 

Everyone who participated in this year's season has a LeagueOne account they can log on to register for the new season. To get your username please contact me and I will forward that information to you. You will likely need to reset your password, which will require you to click on "forgot password?" from the sign-in page, and an email will be sent to the email you provided at the time of registration. If you do not have an email account or did not provide that to me when you registered, you will need to contact me to get the information on how you can log-in so you can register. We are trying to get away from paper registration so you do not have to fill out the same paperwork every year. We appreciate your cooperation in doing this. We know it may not be an easy transition, so we will still be available at Douglass Center during registration days and I will walk you through the electronic sign-up process. With electronic sign up you will be able to pay online using your credit/debit card. You will have the option of choosing from a few payment arrangement options that can be spread out over the months prior to the start of the season. Anyone who desires to pay with a check or cash will still have the option of bringing their check or cash to Douglass Center during registration days. 

Fall Ball is another option to consider at the end of each regular baseball season. Fall Ball is provided to all interested players and you will sign-up using your same LeagueOne account and following the instructions at that time. First String does not host a Fall Ball team itself; however, some of our coaches work alongside the Champaign-Urbana leagues who do and many of our players have participated in this program over the years.  This is another opportunity for your players to continue to develop their skills, and is an opportunity to play alongside players they may have competed against in the regular season. We encourage you to take part. 

As always, you can call or email me any time with questions. Email me at, or dial 217.398.0714.


Imani Carr, Secretary