Hello and Welcome to Fleet Park Coach Pitch, Veteran (VCP) and Rookie (RCP) Divisions,
My name is Tim Vohar. I am the Fleet Park Board of Director’s member in charge of Coach Pitch and Uniforms. I previously served as the member in charge of T-Ball. I have two boys in baseball at Fleet Park. Andrew, 11, who I coach in Majors (Angels) and Aiden, 5 (league age 6), who I coach in RCP (Reading Fightin’ Phils). This will be my 25th year coaching, 8 years coaching youth baseball, and my 7th year at Fleet Park.
Coaching CP with me this year will be VCP Clay Winn, Logan Carraway, Tommy Van Hoose, Chris Moylan, RCP Mike Cutter, Mark LaBaire/Seth& Laurwn Ervin, Chris Mason, Brad Moragn and Donnie BAiley/Jim Harris. Additionally each Manager will need two assistant coaches per game and to help run practices.
We will need one team parent per game when your team is batting to help the on field coaches maintain the dugout and prep the players to bat. In addition the team parent will be responsible for the league wide fundraising raffle tickets and the end of the season party. We strongly discourage snacks during the course of the season due to the increasing and high amount of allergies, team parents should communicate with the team manager.
The home team is responsible for making sure the field is in playable condition, i.e. no trash, rocks, holes, etc. and that the field is chalked. (The outfield lines should not be chalked. They will be spray painted.) The visiting team is responsible for raking and dragging the field. The coaches have volunteered to coach not perform field maintenance. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure the field maintenance is performed. Coaches and managers are getting your players ready to play before the games and getting the teams out of the dugouts so we can get the next game started on time. So please make sure you help the coaches with field maintenance.
PRACTICES and GAMES
Most teams will practice one day a week. Most teams will have two games a week, one on Tuesday or Wednesday and one on Saturday. I will be on either the coach pitch, Field 4,5,7, or Majors, Field 3 most Saturdays, if you need me.
Every team will be assigned several snack bar slots during the course of the season. They will be DURING our assigned game times. If your child’s team does not have the required amount of volunteers during your assigned time slot and you were assigned the shift your player may not play in the game.
Every batter at Fleet Park must wear a batting helmet while holding a bat by the handle. In Coach Pitch facemasks are required. I’d like to touch on a subject that makes some of us squeamish, myself included, Lice. Three seasons ago Fleet Park had to dispose of a pick-up truck full of helmets and catchers gear. Fleet Park has a limited supply of communal helmets available. Because some parents will buy their player their own helmet we ask that you clearly mark the back of the helmet with the child’s first and last name and we ask that players that don’t have their own helmet not borrow a player’s personal helmet. All Fleet Park helmets will be labeled. So if you end up with one accidently please let me know. We do strongly recommend each player having their own helmet though. Fleet Park has a sponsorship agreement with Norfolk Baseball Academy , 702 22nd Street, and they are selling helmets from $15.00 to $25.00.
The players will receive a hat and t-shirt as part of their registration. Pant color for all players is gray. It is recommended for most players of the RCP age purchase tie baseball pants without belt loops. However that is not a requirement, and most VCP will wear pants with belts. If you buy drawstring pants belts are not used. Additionally most of the players pants will be so long the socks won’t be seen. That is your call
Each team will have 8-9 players. The breakdowns will easily be shared among all the parents, so please sign up with your manager for your role in helping make your child’s youth baseball experience possible
(1)Manager – 10-12 days of practice, 14-20 games, 1-2 nights of duty official, organizing practices, attending coaches meetings, attending coaches’ clinics.
(2)Asst. Coach – 10-12 days of practice. 14-20 games
(2)Team Parent – 14-20 games. Raffle tickets. Organize end of season party.
(2-4) Snack Bar – 1-2 days (usually one weekend and one weeknight for a 3hr shift
(2-4) Field Maintenance – 7-10 field preps and 7-10 field clean-ups
It is my goal to have us all work as a joint force to help the players have a great experience.
Little League Baseball Parents Information
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call me at 757.288.9504.