Opening day is just 10 days away and for many of us just 3 more practices to get the girls ready. So at this point, I want to share important reminders and information. I will put them in quick bullet format so Bryan may actually read this : )
Current practice schedules were set only through next week so we wouldn't have any conflicts when entering the game schedule (which I am obviously laboring to enter onto the website).
Once the game schedule is complete, you can then enter your own schedule for practice through your team website. Its our hope you do continue to practice at least once a week.
I am told uniforms will be done by this Thursday. We will pick them up and have them ready for you to hand them out next week. I've tried everything I can to get the practice jerseys this week but just didn't happen.
Its my experience there will be some mistake/issue. Don't panic. Just let Betsy McCroskery and me know asap and we will see what we can do to fix it.
Opening day is also picture day. Please have your players arrive at least a half hour (that's 30 minutes Yerye) prior to the scheduled game time.
Plan is to do player introductions and National Anthem before each game (maybe even the LL pledge?). Please provide your line up - written legibily - to our professional announcing crew (which is probably me) as early as possible.
Games at Veterans:
If you haven't picked up your key from the office at Veterans, please do so. You will need it.
For game days, I placed 2 doz 12 inch and 2 doz 11 inch game balls in our storage shed.
There is also a hitting net in the shed for girls to warm up hitting into or for practices.
There is also a first aid kit.
There are also a couple scorebooks just in case and a plate brush and ball strike indicator.
Storage shed is behind the batting cages.
Once game schedules are out, you as coaches have the authority to change games if absolutely necessary. Little League does not support forfeiting/cancelling games.
If rescheduling, you must make the changes on the website not just verbally with another coach. I need to know of course in case I need to update field maintenace (especially at Veterans).
First aid kits are on the second floor in a cubby. One for each team. Please be sure to pick yours up asap and have it with you at all practices and games.
Lastly - for minors coaches - our local league rules are agreed to with Golden Gate. Please be sure to print and have a copy with you for reference during the season.
On behalf of the Board, parents and players thanks for all you do!