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Latest information that was sent out via email on 1/25/2020

Good Afternoon KRVLL,

There have been a lot of questions about try outs, registration, and coaches, we wanted to let you know the latest information. 

Registration: In order to still receive the Early Bird Registration discount, you must be PAID IN FULL by the end of January.  Please contact our Treasurer, Yvonne Stockwell, at [email protected], if you have any questions.  You can also set up a payment plan with her, if that will work best for you.  Payment plans will not be able to utilize the Early Bird Discount.
      -Final in person registration will be at the Wallace and South Fork game on Jan. 30th. Please have your online registration complete before coming to the in person registration, we will have you complete required forms. We will also be accepting payments.
      -Once try outs are done, and teams are formed, registration will be closed for the 2020 season.
      - You do not have to pay in order to complete registration online, please choose "check", when you are at the payment page, if you    would like to pay at a later date.

Coaches:  We are in need of coaches for all our divisions!  We cannot run our try outs, or our season, without volunteer coaches.  If you are interested in coaching, or helping at try outs, please respond to this email for more information.  We will need all coaches to attend a meeting.
     -The required coach meeting is February 4th at 6:00 at Wallace Elementary in the Cafeteria.

Umpires:  We are also in need of umpires in order to have our season run well.  There are upcoming, out of town, district clinics that we are in need of having volunteers attend.  If you are interested, please email our UIC Abby Bolt at [email protected].  There is a possibility of reimbursement for your travel and time, but that amount is limited.  Please contact Abby ASAP.  Dates are as follows;
   -Feb 1 in California City 8:30am-4:30pm
   -Feb 22 in Tehachapi 8:30am-4:30pm
   -Feb 29 in Bishop 8:30am-4:30pm
          -All classes are indoor as well as outdoor, please dress accordingly

Try Outs: All players, with the exception of T-Ball, MUST try out in order to be placed on a team.  All required forms (medical, concussion, school verification) must be completed before players can step on the field, we will have these available, or you can print them off the website.  Try out dates and times are as follows;
      -Feb. 9th at Kissack Softball Field at 1:00
      -Feb 20th at Kissack Softball Field at 5:00
     -Feb 23rd at Mt. Mesa Baseball Field at 1:00
Please arrive early in order to complete paperwork, as well as have time to get your players warmed up and prepared for the try out.

If you would like to help with events coming up, for example opening day, please respond to this email.  We cannot make these events happen without the help of our community.

Sponsors:  We are in need of sponsors for the 2020 season.  If you, or anyone you know, would like to be a sponsor, please let us know. 

If you have any questions, please respond to the email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We look forward to hearing from you and are very excited for the 2020 season.

Thank you so much for your support!
KRVLL 2020 Board



Board Meetings
2nd Thursday of each month at 6:15 PM
Location: Wallace Room 28


REGISTRATION
Final Registration date is 2/23/2020

Tentative Dates
These are not set in stone yet, but are being planned at each board meeting, please join us for any input.

Monthly Clinics
Tryouts
Opening Day will be in April 18
Closing Day
will be in June

Recent Information

Welcome to the 2020 baseball/softball season of the Kern River Valley Little League.

 

Based on the most frequent questions we have recently received, here are a few key dates and points of information regarding the upcoming season.

 

1) Registration and Fees


Beginning January 1, 2020, registration will start on our website at KRVLL.com. If you register and pay in FULL before January 30, 2020, you will receive a $10.00 discount. Regular local division fees are $95/player. Interleague traveling division fees are $125/player.


All participants MUST be registered online to participate. 


In-person registration events will be utilized to turn in hand-signed paperwork, or any payments. They are as follows; January 7 at the Pizza Factory in Lake Isabella, January 16 at Pizza Barn in Kernville, January 22 at El Portal in Mt. Mesa, and January 30 at the South Fork/Wallace Basketball game at Wallace Middle School. 


You will see a slight visual change to the website sometime in January. Don't worry; it will function as before, if not better. A new entity acquired the company which initially hosted the site, and the changeover is happening in the background. Luckily all Little Leagues across the nation are grandfathered in and will not have to pay the hefty monthly service fee, which is excellent news! The site will require a new $3.00 "transaction fee" for each account. That does NOT mean "per player." If you have multiple players and sign them up at the same time, you will only incur this fee once, as you will only have one account for all of the kids in your family. Note: this fee is required whether you pay online or in person.


What your registration fees pay for:  Registration fees only cover a small portion of what the league is required to forward as payment for supplies, services, and facilities. The funds also pay for the participants' uniform jersey, hat, and socks. Additionally, the fees assist in covering player insurance cost and the charter fee required by the National Little League. Other expenses that the league has to pay for are as follows, but not limited to, the following: 

Field lease

Field maintenance

Field maintenance supplies

Chalk

Bases

Catchers gear

Baseball/softball equipment, bats, balls, gear bags, etc.

Coaching supplies

Trophies

Opening and Closing day ceremonies

Bathrooms/outhouses at the fields

Trash dumpsters/removal from the fields

Umpire supplies

Scorebooks


What is NOT covered by the registration fees are the year-round, priceless hours selflessly donated by all of our volunteers. Without volunteers, none of this would be possible. 



Condor Ticket Fundraiser


Junior players will be selling Condor tickets as a league fundraiser. The Kern River Valley Little League has group tickets for the Condor game on March 28, 2020. Tickets will be sold for $15.00 for a lower level section seat and can be purchased from any of the Junior players after January 5.  



2) Try-Outs


Every player, except T-Ball, MUST attend a try-out. Junior try-outs will be January 5th at the Kissack Softball field in Lake Isabella at 1:00. Try-outs for every other division will be in February. Dates will be determined at the next board meeting on January 13.


3)Opening and Closing Day Ceremonies

 

Opening Ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for April 18.

Closing Ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for June 12 

 

4) Uniforms

 

Each player will receive a jersey, hat, and socks at the start of the season. You will receive information from your coach about what color baseball pants will be required to purchase before the first game. There will be more information to follow on the distribution of team uniforms.

 

5) Practices, Beginning in March

 

Practices are more critical than games – this is where the kids learn to play as well as learn the game. We will teach them the basics, but repetition and practice are how they improve. Coaches will advise you of your practice days/times and locations once teams are determined.

 

6) Coaching/Volunteering

 

We welcome any parents who are interested in assisting their team. They can do so as a Team Parent, help manage the dugout during games, assist with coaching, and more. Please let us know if you are interested. To be involved in any aspect of the league, and interaction with the players, a background check and volunteer application must be completed. Once you have been league approved, you will receive a badge that you will need to have visible at all league functions. Volunteers are what make this possible. Thank you in advance for helping our youth!


Coaching/Managing application: If you are interested in coaching in the 2020 season, please go to our website and complete the application.

 

7) Games

 

Our games will be held around the Kern River Valley. The season starts in early April and ends in mid-June. We will distribute the schedule once it is available. Please let us know if your child will miss any games, preferably one day in advance of the game. League rules say we must have a minimum number of players on the field, or we forfeit the game.

 

8) Game Duties

 

Every game consists of a "home" and "away" team. Each team needs to perform its' designated game duties. The parents responsible for each game duty must be in place and have the assigned task completed before the game can proceed. Assigned responsibilities for "home" and "away" teams are as follows:


Home Team Duties:

- Field preparation before the game (Rake, drag, water, and Line Field 30 min before the start of the game)

- Scorekeeping


Away Team Duties:

-Concession (if your field has a stand). Work in the concession starting 30 min before the game until the end of the game

 - Field clean-up after Game (rake field, focus on repairing mounds and batters box, remove bases and return all equipment to the sea train)

 - Pitch Count for both teams (Major and Minor games only)

 

At least two parents/guardians will be needed to split scorekeeping between for each team; this is MANDATORY. A scorekeeping clinic will be held before the start of the season.


Umpires are one of the vital volunteer positions in the league, and we need more for all divisions.  At least one parent/guardian from each team will need to attend an umpire clinic before the start of the season.


9) Baseball/Softball Equipment

 

All players must supply their baseball/softball cleats/footwear, glove, and protective cup (jock/jill).  

 

For more information, visit www.krvll.com.


We look forward to seeing you this 2020 Little League season.

See you on the field!