Little League Southeastern Region: Region News

2015 Region Tournament Volunteer Opportunities



The 2015 Little League Baseball and Softball Southeastern Region Tournaments are fast approaching and we are in need of a wealth of volunteers to assist with these two events.

The Little League Softball® Regional will take place from July 30 to August 3 and the Little League Baseball® Regional will begin a few days later August 7 and end August 13. All games take place at Little League Southeast Park, located on the Southeastern Region complex.

Individuals may assist in a variety of areas. The available areas are concession stand, facilities & grounds, game operations, gift shop, parking, team meals and usher. Individuals may elect to assist in multiple areas.

To become a volunteer, individuals will need to complete an initial registration process and then a volunteer application. With the volunteer application, the submission of a government-issued photo ID along with personal information, which includes one’s social security number is necessary. These items are required as a background check must be completed on each volunteer, which is in compliance with Little League regulations. The registration process, which will take less than five minutes, is new for 2015, and may be completed online (access available below) or in-person. There will be no volunteer briefing this year.

After completing the initial registration process, the volunteer application will be accessible. The application, along with the photo ID can be returned in-person, by postal mail or by fax (478-987-7232) to the Region office. A copy of the photo ID can be made or provided in-person as well.

To turn in the application and/or ID plus access any of the information in-person, individuals can stop by the Region headquarters located at 439 Snellgrove Drive in Warner Robins, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Furthermore, the 2015 Volunteer Handbook, a new addition for this year, is available below and individuals will also be provided with a link to it upon completion of the online registration. It also is available in-person at the Region office. It contains a wealth of useful general, tournament and volunteer information. As you will see in the handbook, we are in need of a parking area coordinator. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know. No experience necessary.

Groups are also welcomed to volunteer as a whole in certain areas. All members of the group will need to complete the full registration process, but the Region staff will work with the group in scheduling and any other assistance efforts.

For anybody, including groups, that have questions or are looking for additional information, please direct them to Matt Weber, assistant region director by email at mweber@LittleLeague.org or weekdays by phone at 478-987-7227.

Volunteer Registration Volunteer Handbook
 


2015 Tournament Umpire Profile Book



We are excited to roll out a new publication. Introducing the 2015 Tournament Umpire Profile Book. This publication features brief profiles on each Region and World Series Tournament umpire from the Southeastern Region, plus historical information. Give it a look today!

 



2015 Umpire School Now Open for Registration



2015 Southeastern Region Umpire School
October 13-18, 2015 -- Warner Robins, Ga. (Southeastern Region Headquarters)
The Southeastern Region Umpire School is designed to provide the information and training necessary to allow any umpire to take his/her game to a higher level of proficiency. Participants will be instructed in two-umpire field mechanics on the 60’ and 70’/90’ diamonds. Learning will take place while participating in mechanics drills and actual games during the course of the school. All on-field activities are recorded and reviewed, which provides participants a better understanding by seeing themselves in actual umpiring situations. Detailed plate mechanics are covered in daily cage sessions which are recorded with a DVD provided to each student which shows individual instruction time. Playing rules and regulations are discussed during classroom sessions along with actual or simulated game situations. Each student will additionally receive rule books, mechanics manuals, and a notebook with informational documents, all of which provide the tools necessary for becoming an advanced level umpire.
Registration Link
 Price: $425 per attendee
Includes housing, lunch and dinner beginning Tuesday through Saturday evening plus School shirt, hat and a wealth of materials.


Tuesday, September 9
Brian Wolfe Honored as Golden Mask Award Winner



Spotsylvania County Little League Umpire-in-Chief Brian Wolfe was honored as the second recipient of the Little League Southeastern Region Golden Mask Award winner.

Wolfe was presented the award, by surprise, in advance of the Little League Baseball Southeastern Region Tournament championship game in Warner Robins, GA August 8.

The Golden Mask Award is designed to recognize the volunteer umpire within the Southeastern Region. The award, which was introduced in 2013, honors a volunteer Little League umpire for his/her outstanding service to Little League Baseball and Softball programs across the region. Larry Adams, of Tennessee was the first honoree.

A volunteer with his league since 2008, Wolfe was selected as an umpire for the 2014 Little League Softball Region Tournament and completed his time in Warner Robins less than two weeks before accepting the award. Wolfe was the first umpire from Spotsylvania County Little League to be selected for a region tournament.

Wolfe was presented with his own personal “golden mask” and his name will hang with fellow winners at the Region Headquarters.



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Tuesday, September 9
Toni Perrigan Named Inaugural Southeastern Region Volunteer of the Year



Toni Perrigan, of Chester (SC) Youth Baseball Little League was recently honored as the inaugural Southeastern Region Volunteer of the Year.

Perrigan was honored during an on-field ceremony prior to a game on the first day of action during the Little League Baseball Southeastern Region Tournament in Warner Robins, GA.

Perrigan has been an indispensable part of Chester Youth Baseball for over 14 years. During this time she has worked tirelessly to ensure that all youth who wanted to play baseball were able to, and that their experience was a positive and formative one. The league says she epitomizes what a volunteer in youth sports should be.

Her volunteer career with Chester as a team parent and quickly embraced the role of team mom. Over the years she has served in many capacities, including marketing and public relations, scorekeeper, administrative roles, concessions manager, player agent and fundraising coordinator. To this she continues to serve as an active volunteer with Chester in spite of the fact she has no children active in the league.

Most days Toni is the first to arrive at the league complex and is frequently the last to leave. Over the year Toni has essentially taken on the role as the parent over the whole league (so called "league mom"). Her efforts allow the league to run as efficiently as possible. She is quick to laugh and is rarely seen without a smile on her face. To sum it up, Toni Perrigan is the quintessential volunteer!

Congrats to Toni and Chester Youth Baseball Little League for being the first recipient of the Southeastern Region Awards Program.



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Southeastern Region Umpire Alumni Association



Are you an umpire who has worked a Southern/Southeastern Baseball or Softball Region Tournament?

The Southeastern Region is organizing a Southeastern Region Umpire Alumni Association. The focus will be on recognizing and forming a brother and sisterhood of volunteer umpires who have worked in a Southeastern Region tournament. If you are a Southeastern Region tournament umpire, please complete this electronic application: Alumni Application.

More information to follow in the coming weeks and months. 



Larry Adams Receives First Golden Mask Award



Warner Robins, Ga. – Little League Baseball and Softball® volunteer umpire Larry Adams received the first Golden Mask Award prior to the Little League Baseball® Southeastern Region Tournament final Friday, August 9 at Little League Southeast Park in Warner Robins, Ga.

Adams, a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., received the award for his continued service to his local league, Carter County American Little League.

The Tennessee District 5 umpire has been a volunteer at Carter County American Little League for the past eight years. In addition to local league games, Adams has umpired both district and state-level tournaments. He was also selected as a volunteer umpire for the 2011 Southeastern Region Little League Softball tournament.

Over the past eight years Adams has been fully involved with league, not only as an umpire but as an active board member and volunteer. He has also recruited new umpires to the league and trained numerous umpires for the league. Included in this was creating a youth umpiring program for the league.

Adams was presented with a hand-crafted award that he can display at his home. A plaque, which will list each award winner, hangs at the Southeastern Region Headquarters for all to see and already includes Larry as the first honoree.

The yearly award was created by the Southeastern Region Headquarters as a way to honor one volunteer umpire from the eight states that make up the region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia). Nominations were accepted earlier in the year from league presidents and district administrators.

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