FTLL Tee Ball Division Coordinator: position vacant (maybe you???)
This division is an instructional league where everyone will have equal playing time. Scores and outs are not kept. We emphasize positive self-esteem and good sportsmanship regardless of players' abilities. Teeball is designed to introduce the game to first-time players while they learn basic fundamentals such as throwing, catching, hitting, fielding position and basic rules.
The season is here! The first Tee Ball All-League Practice and Skills Development Night is tomorrow night (Tuesday) at Old RES field at 6:00 p.m. Two quick things:
1. Arrive early and find your Team/Coach. Parents and players who came to the FTLL Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday already know this information and can hit the ground running. Those who did not will need to arrive early and find their coaches. Team assignments are available on request.
2. The Town of Rockport is in the process of replacing the infield, dirt, and bases for the baseball diamond in the southeast corner of the Old RES field. When complete, this will be a great resource for our program. However, it's not yet done. So, please stay off the dirt infield tomorrow night. Stay on the grass. The Town has promised to mark it out with "Do Not Cross" tape, but whether or not this happens, please try to keep your kids away from the stakes, bases, backstop, and infield dirt.
Weather looks good for tomorrow night. Come ready to play!
[May 07 2018] Our Tee Ball Locations - Old RES, Hope, Lincolnville
Going forward ...
All of our practices and games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 8 to the final session (Tee Ball Olympics and Ice Cream Social) on June 21. Our schedule has been posted for you to access, download, and print from our league website – http://ftll.sportsoffice.com. Find it under the “Tee Ball” tab, and identified as “2018 Tee Ball Schedule” in the righthand column.
We have 8 teams and play 4 games every Tuesday and Thursday. Three games per night will take place at Old RES field, in Rockport. The fourth game will take place at one of three other Five Town locations, with each of our teams taking turns playing at those locations.
On May 15, 17, 29, and 31, the fourth game will take place on the lower/soccer field at the Lincolnville Town fields, behind Lincolnville Central School.
On May 22 and 24, and June 5, 7, 12, 14, and 19 the fourth game will take place on the field behind Hope Elementary School – the grassy area adjacent to the playground, in the rightfield area of the baseball diamond.
Please understand that some amount of travel is necessary for all team sports. We are lucky that nearly 70 children registered for Five Town Tee Ball from all of our five member towns – Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport.
For the first time since our Five Towns merged Little League nearly a decade ago, we will be hosting Tee Ball games in the towns of Hope and Lincolnville. It’s especially exciting for the children and families of Hope, Appleton, and Lincolnville, but it should be a great experience for our Rockport and Camden children, too.
Believe it or not, these same Kindergarteners and first graders will be playing softball and baseball with their friends from all five towns at Camden Hills Regional High School in a few short years. Friendships they make now – with friends from Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport – will last through high school and beyond. Everybody gets a chance – to play tee balland to do it in their hometowns.
If you aren't already doing so, please follow Five Town Little League on Facebook for all of our regular news blurbs and photos of action at all of our levels.
Finally, make sure you thank your volunteer coaches, and ask them how you can help. This thing only works if everyone chips in. Don’t be bashful!
[Apr 27 2018] Schedule Pending
We are in the process of re-working our schedule to take advantage of our steadily growing numbers. At this point, please know two key dates:
Saturday, May 5: FTLL Opening Day Ceremonies, at Marge Jones Park fields, in Rockport, at 11:00 a.m. Tee Ballers will be introduced during the ceremony and collect on the field with all of the other baseball and softball teams. It's a sweet event and an opportunity to grill out with the whole of our Five Town LL baseball and softball community. (TBD: we may distribute uniforms on the morning of this event. Stay tuned!)
Tuesday, May 8: Tee Ball Opening Night / All League Practice, at the Old RES field, at 6:00 p.m. Collect with all of the other Tee Ballers for an introduction to the game and the season, meet with our coaches, and get off on a good foot for the season.
Going forward, all of our practices and games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 8 to the final session (ice cream social) on June 21. Some of our teams may have opportunities to play games at one of our other fields -- in Hope, in Lincolnville, and if we can arrange it, in Appleton. Stay tuned for these developments!
[Apr 09 2018] Tee Ball Coaches Meeting - April 26
The Tee Ball Coaches will meet on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Camden-Rockport Elementary School.
At this meeting, we will identify coaching pairings and distribute players among the 7-8 teams we end up fielding. We will also discuss Tee Ball safety and tips on how to run your games. If you are volunteering to help with coaching, you are required to attend this meeting.
[Feb 13 2018] Tee Ball Coaches and League Coordinator NEEDED!
FTLL Tee Ball operated last season without a coordinator. Our coaches pulled together and made it work, but agreed it would work better if 1-2 volunteers stepped forward to manage the whole Tee Ball division from the outset.
We want you! Please contact FTLL President Rick Thackeray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 233-8697 to learn more about this program and how you can help make it the best possible Tee Ball experience for our community's future baseball and softball players.
[Feb 12 2018] Parental Code Of Conduct
We have posted our Parental Code of Conduct in the right column and made it a part of our Consent/Waiver/Release during registration. Please read it carefully in order to understand our requirements.
[Feb 23 2017] APPLETON RESIDENCE
All Appleton residents please select "scholarship" durning registration...this years fees for Appleton residents will be paid for by the Jeff Landwehr Memorial...Thank you Ken Butler