Martin County North Little League: Parents Info

Thursday, February 20
Thank you to ALL our Volunteers!

We appreciate the committment from our Team Parents in assisting the coaches and the league by communicating with and help keeping our teams organized!  

Please see below the Team Parent Handbook for 2014.


Handout: Team Parent Information

Monday, February 18
Managers & Coaches for 2014
Please find below list of 2014 Spring Teams including contact information on Managers & Coaches.
Handout: Game Schedules

MCNLL Code of Conduct

The goal of the Martin County North Little League is to make the game of baseball and softball fun for players of all ages. Therefore, it is imperative that players, coaches, parents, families, spectators, and umpires conduct themselves with the highest degree of sportsmanship.

To facilitate this objective, MCNLL has implemented a Code of Conduct for all groups. Specifically, everyone associated with our Little League program will be expected to promote a constructive and positive atmosphere both on and off the field. While is it understandable that competition can and will breed excitement and high emotion, the MCNLL board believes that spirited competition can be experienced without a “win at all cost” mentality.

Nevertheless, for those who cannot play, coach, or observe within the spirit of our rules, the following Code of Conduct will be enforced by the Board of Directors. The Code of Conduct below sets forth the minimum standards of discipline for the operation of the league. MCNLL retains the right, through its Board of Directors, to determine if additional penalties are warranted.

In addition, if a code violation occurs during a game played without game officials (i.e., umpires), MCNLL will conduct an investigation and determine the appropriate discipline.

For additional information, please visit the 2013 Policies & Procedures



ESTIMATED GAME DAYS AND TIMES

The following is our current estimate for the days and times of games to be played in our various Divisions:

1. Senior and Junior – to be determined by Inter-League Committee.

2. Major Baseball – Tuesdays and / or Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and / or Saturdays at 4:00 PM or 7:00 PM

3. Minor Baseball – Monday and / or Thursdays at 6:30 PM and / or Saturdays at 1:30 and 4:00 PM.

4. Coach Pitch Baseball – Saturdays at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. Teams may play additional games during the week sometime during the season if scheduling allows.

5. Tee-ball Baseball – Saturdays at 9:00, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

6. All Softball Divisions – to be determined by Inter-League Committee.

Coach Pitch Softball – Saturdays at 9:00 or 11:00 AM.

Minors Softball – Wednesday at 6:30 PM and / or Saturdays at 11:00 and 1:00 PM.

Majors Softball - Tuesdays and Friday at 6:30 PM

Jr / Sr Softball – Monday, Thursday at 6:30 PM and /or Saturdays at 4:00 PM.

 

The majority of the games will be played at Sailfish Park in Stuart, Hidden Oaks, LCpl. Justin Wilson Memorial Park, Halpatiokee Park and the 10th Street field in Stuart. Inter-league games will be played on these fields and the fields of opposing teams.



Sunday, December 8
DIVISIONS OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

TEE BALL—AGES 4/5 and 5/6

Matt Lewis, 772-708-3019 or lewis.matt11@yahoo.com

The focus of this division is FUN in LEARNING the fundamentals of the game. Throwing, hitting and running the bases will be emphasized. The Executive Committee will appoint teams.

Games are on Saturdays at Sailfish Park on teeball field.  

 

COACH PITCH—AGES 7 and 8

Matt Lewis, 772-708-3019 or lewis.matt11@yahoo.com

The focus in this division is continued fundamental strengthening and learning positions. This is a time for the player to make the adjustment from T-Ball to Minor league play. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation.

Games are on Saturdays usually at 9am or 11AM. 

 

MINOR DIVISION—AGES 9 and 10

Jeff Hoadley, 772-600-0854 or jeffhoadley@yahoo.com

The minor league will focus on the development of pitchers and catchers, as well as the introduction of basic offensive and defensive strategies. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation.

Weekly games are Monday or Thursday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm or 4pm. 

 

MAJOR DIVISION—AGES 11 and 12

Tom Galinis, 341-7136 or t tom@galinissmiles.com

Major League Division players incorporate skills, strategies, and fundamentals previously learned into a balanced competitive environment. Although competitive, this league will maintain the highest level of sportsmanship. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation.

Weekly games are Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 4pm or 7pm. 

 

INTERMEDIATE/SR LEAGUE DIVISION-AGES 13-16

Greg Block, 772-285-6627 or gblock@targetsyourmarkets.com

The Intermediate/Senior League format is based on sign-ups and the organization of other inter-league teams. The focus in these divisions is the transition to the larger playing field, pitching from the stretch and stealing. Teams will be drafted after mini practice/evaluation is completed.

Schedules will be determined based on the number of teams within the inter-league.

 

 SOFTBALL DIVISION—AGES 4-16

Steven Weisberg, 708-4045 or weisberg007@yahoo.com

The Softball format is based on MCNLL sign-ups and the organization of other District 17 Inter-League teams. Teams will consist of the following divisions: Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, and Jr./Sr. leagues. Games times and days to be determined. Mandatory Softball Coaching Clinic for Managers and Coaches will be held. Dates to be determined.



MCNLL LOCAL RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL DIVISIONS

The following are local rules applicable to all MCNLL Divisions:

1. The home team shall always occupy the third-base dugout regardless of posted signs.

2. It is optional for managers and game coaches to carry a current NYSCA certification card.

3. All on field volunteers will be required to wear an ID Badge. This includes all managers, coaches, assistant coaches and team parents (who will be in the dugout). The badge shows that you have a current background check on file.

4. With the exception of tee-ball and coach pitch, only the manager and two designated game coaches (each of whom must be NYSCA certified) may be in the dugout during the games. Team moms, parents, siblings, statisticians and extra coaches are strictly prohibited in the dugouts. The manager may station a parent outside the dugout to assist with player control, but under no circumstances may anyone other than the manager and the two coaches enter the dugout for any reason. Tee-ball & Coach Pitch: In tee-ball and coach pitch, a manager may utilize as many NYSCA certified coaches as are necessary to expedite play and maintain order. In addition, in tee-ball and coach pitch only, a manager may utilize a team mother or other designated parent to assist in the dugout with drinks, equipment, retrieval of bats, and batting order. One approved adult must remain in the dugout with the players during the game.

5. Each manager MUST conduct a parent/guardian meeting prior to the first practice. At the meeting, managers are encouraged to inform parents of your expectations as a manager, both from them and their children. Inform parents of practice schedules, appropriate behavior and any other matters that are deemed appropriate. It is imperative that you meet at least one parent/guardian for each of your players and explain your rules and policies as a manager. In addition, this meeting is the appropriate time to discuss specific game rules that may be unique to your league.

6. Per Little League rules, all players (managers and coaches) MUST stay in the dugout throughout the entire game unless excused for appropriate reasons by a manager, coach or umpire. Players may not leave the dugout to sit in the stands, visit the concession stand or simply abandon their team. Legitimate reasons include restroom breaks, first-aid attention, etc.

7. Report any player who continues to miss practices and/or games to the Player Agent and League Director immediately. This includes players who quit, move, or suffer season-ending injuries. For the Major Division and above: the manager must report to the division director and to the player agent any player who misses 2 or more consecutive practices and/or games. A determination will be made by the league if a replacement player is required. (See page 24 for specific Major League Policy)

8. No players may be added to your roster without prior approval of the Player Agent and the Executive Committee.

9. Prior to the start of every game, both teams shall line up (along the first and third base foul lines) for the reciting of the Little League Pledge.

10. All games at the Major level and higher will utilize the scoreboard when operable.

11. Managers will report all injuries to the Safety Officer within 48 hours via the League Injury Report.

12. Weather cancellations will be announced on the league hotline and website.



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