FAQ

Q: When are signups?
A: Signups/Registration usually begins in November and runs until early January, however each year might be a bit different, since each year we have a new board, and they will set their own schedule. Online registration opens November 27th and closes January 20th. Register before December 31st for a $5.00 discount. There will be 3 opportunities to register in person in January. See Facebook for Details.

Q: What is the Raffle Buy out
A: Little League allows one mandatory fundraiser each year. The raffle will be a buy out option at registration. Your child will receive tickets to sell to help recover this cost.

Q: When and where are practices?
A: Practices are at the discretion of your coach.

Q: When and where are games?
A: Our schedule is usually released around mid March. We cannot plan games until registration is complete, teams and coaches are assigned, and field space is allocated. For the 2017 season most games will take place at DeGarmo Fields. Games take place weeknights and Saturdays. No games on Sunday.

Q: How many games will my daughter play?
A: Our league guarantees 12 games, however we try and schedule several more to allow for rainouts and well because we just like watching our girls play.

Q: Okay I get it, you can't finalize a schedule until you know how many girls are playing and you round up enough coaches, but can you give me an idea of what a typical league season looks like?
A: Sure! Registration opens around December and runs until February(ish). Try-outs/Skills evaluation usually take place in mid February. Teams are formed by March and coaches can start practices. Games start mid to late March and can last until late May/early June. End of season playoffs (for Minors, Majors, and Juniors divisions only) start at the end of the regular season. All Star selections (for Minors, Majors, and Juniors divisions only) happen in mid June with play usually beginning in late June. All Star season lasts until the team is eliminated from the tournament (this can be as late as August, should the team advance to Regional or World Series rounds).

Q: Its raining/wet/muddy. Are we playing?
A: Rain out status is determined by CARD and/or your coach. Please contact your team manager for official word on your game status.

Q: What equipment will my daughter need?
A: Players should arrive at their first practice with a glove, rubber molded cleats, and a water bottle. Softball pants are recommended, but are not required until requested by your coach (usually once uniforms are distributed and before first game and/or picture day)

Q: Are there any uniform supplies my child needs?
A: A uniform consists of a pair of softball pants, a jersey, a pair of softball socks and cleats. The league will provide each player a team jersey. Due to individual fittings, players need to provide their own pants, socks, and cleats. Your manager will provide more specifics as for the color. Steel cleats/spikes are not allowed below the Junior level. 

Q: When are uniforms available?
A: The process of ordering and printing uniforms is fairly time consuming. We need to figure out the number of teams, the number of players per team, and Team Sponsors before uniforms can be printed. So it changes from year to year. The only guarantee the league can make is that uniforms will be ready by opening day. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Q: When will I find out what team my daughter is on?
A: All teams should be formed by late February. If you don't hear from a team manager by March 1, please contact the Player Agent.


Q: Can my child be placed on a team with one of their friends?

A: The league allows friend request for only the TBall and Farm divisions. While a request may be made, there is no guarantee that it will be approved. In the Minor through Juniors divisions, we cannot honor any requests due to the player selection process.


Q: If my child is unhappy with the team they are placed on, can they switch teams?

A: Only in extreme cases do we allow girls to switch teams. Such requests must be made in writing to the Board of Directors for consideration by the Player Agent. Approval requires extenuating circumstances, so any request is highly unlikely to be approved, and in most cases we will ask the player remains with their team. 


Q: If my child decides to quit, is it possible to get a refund?

A: Refunds are available upon written request prior to the formation of teams. After teams are formed, NO REFUNDS will be honored.


Q: Can I keep my child down in a lower division or bring him/her up a division a year early?

A: CSLL strongly supports age appropriate league placement. The only time an adjustment may be requested is when there is a safety risk to a player playing in their age appropriate division. Requests must be made in writing and submitted to the Player Agent for consideration.


Q: Are there any rules about minimum playing time?

A: Rules regarding playing time are made on a division by division basis. In the TBall division, all players play in the field and all players bat in a continuous batting order. Continuous batting orders are used for all CSLL divisions. 


Q: How are Managers selected?

A: The President shall appoint Managers and Coaches annually. There is no tenure in serving as a manager or coach. Per Little League rules, a managers appointment expires on September 15th. In order to manage in CSLL a person must first fill out an "Application to Manage", an Official Little League Volunteer form, and pass a background check during the registration period. The League President reserves the right to interview potential managers. Managers shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board. The Board has the right to approve or disapprove an appointment made by the President. The selection of managers and coaches is in the jurisdiction of CSLL and is not subject to intervention from the District, Region or Little League Headquarters. A coach can not be appointed or approved until after the player draft to avoid the "red shirting" of players through selective coaching appointments.


Q: How many managers/coaches can be on a team?

A: In the TBall and Farm divisions there will be one manager per team, but no limit to the number of coaches that may volunteer, however there can be no more than four (4) league approved adult volunteers in the dugout at any one time. In all other divisions there is one manager per team and no more than two (2) league approved adult volunteers in the dugout at any one time.


Q: What are the responsibilities of a manager and a coach?

A: The team manager oversees the management of the team throughout the season. They are responsible for setting a practice schedule, developing a practice format, creating a lineup for every game, and ensuring kids get their minimum playing time in each game. Managers are the focal point of the team and must be committed to following through with managing the team from mid-February to the start of June. Time commitment is usually around 8-10 hours a week depending upon division. Managers need to be able to commit to be at all practices and games. Managers also must attend a pre-season coaching clinic provided by the league, and a manager's meeting with the league President.

The Manager shall be responsible for the conduct of his or her players, team parents, and team volunteers and their guests at all league games, practices and team functions. 

Coaches provide support during practice to ensure kids get enough attention while developing their skills. Coaches are under the guidance and direction of the manager. Typically, a manager will design a practice format and have assistants take care of coaching small groups of players, assisting with batting practice, hitting fungos, or other assistant duties. Assistant coaches should commit to be at all practices and games, generally about 6-8 hours a week depending upon division. All actions of an assistant coach during games are the ultimate responsibility of the manager.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a problem that needs to be resolved by the league?

A: If at any time you have a problem or just want information, you can contact a league official at any time. However, please first discuss any concerns with your child's manager. Contact information is on the league web site. You are also welcome to attend a Board meeting and express your concerns directly to the Board with prior approval from the President. The league board meets monthly throughout the year, with meeting locations varying.

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