2014 HARNEY LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 24 FOR ALL DIVISIONS
From the bars on the left side of website, click "Registration Information" for details on league, divisions, and to register.
Also on left side near bottom, click "JEVIN" to go directly to registration.
The Harney MAJORS DIVISION registration deadline is quickly approaching. This deadline is Feb. 28th. The Majors Division is a competitive division that 9-12 year olds are eligible for. If you are a returning Majors player or you want to tryout for Majors this year, you must register by Feb. 28th.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LEAGUE BOUNDARY REQUIREMENTS
Little League International has changed their requirements to league eligibility. Beginning in 2014 players will be eligible for a league based not only on their residence, but also where they attend school. If they attend school within a leagues boundaries they are eligible to register within that league.
This change will most notably impact students at Robbinsdale Elementary and South Park Elementary. If a child attends these schools they are eligible to register to play with Harney Little League. Other schools, including private schools will be impacted by this also.
How is Harney keeping your kids safe in 2014?
The safety of the youth in our Little League program is important to Harney. That is why we are now going to be conducting electronic background checks directly from our registration system. Any person who works with the kids on the field will be required to do a background check. This includes coaches, managers, umpires, team parents, and the board. If you know, or think you may perfom any of these duties then you MUST register yourself along with your child, and as part of this process you will need to APPLY TO BE A COACH or NON-COACHING ADULT VOLUNTEER. Concession stand workers do not need to do background screening.
All of our volunteers should be pleased with this new process as well. The information needed to screen volunteers will be encrypted and secure. Unlike in the past, paper forms with sensitive information will not need to be completed. In my opinion this was a higher risk manner of doing these screenings.
Also, for the first time we will provide the option in the Majors Division for pitchers to wear helmets, or hard caps, for added safety from balls being hit back to them. We are making this optional this year but highly encourage players, parents, and managers to use these helmets to avoid unnecessary and serious injury.
2013 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR ! ! !
MIKE CROZIER: Energizes his team with his upbeat tempo. He stepped in to help coach the Majors Division Engineers when help was needed. Mike is a positive role model who displays eagerness and enthusiasm even when his team is struggling. His is so positive; he uplifts the kids in every game and every practice!
RON RANDLE: Eager to help with whatever is needed. He is always flexible and easy to work with. Ron always has the best interests of the kids in mind and he has a smile on his face at all times. Ron coaches several teams in different levels, he helps with the Fall League and helps run the grill.
RONNIE WEIR: Ronnie has unlimited enthusiasm and is in constant planning mode to make the league better for kids and families. He helped develop and run the Fall league for the Pee Wee kids. Ronnie coaches several teams and serves on the Board as Division Director of Pee Wee and Majors.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THESE INDIVIDUALS AND EVERYONE
ELSE WHO MAKES THIS LEAGUE SUCCESSFUL! WE
KNOW THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WE DEPEND ON EVERY
DAY AND COULDN'T RUN THE LEAGUE WITHOUT THEM!
2013 ALL STAR TEAM
Manager: Jeff Barbier
Coach: Rich Maguire
Coach: Dic Chiolis
FINAL BOYS MAJOR STANDINGS: 2013
Dakota Sport Athletics 17 - 3
Coca-Cola Peppers 17 - 3
Common Cents Centsers 11 - 9
Wells Fargo Bankers 11 - 9
Malone Engineering Engineering 8 - 10
CLICK ON "REGISTRATION INFORMATION" ON THE LEFT BAR TO READ DETAILS ABOUT DIVISIONS, COST, AGES, ETC.
PLEASE READ ON BELOW FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES CONCERNING SOME OF OUR DIVISIONS AND CLICK ON "IMPORTANT DATES" IN THE LEFT HAND BAR.
What Little League is Made of...!
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Message from the President...
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new President of Harney Little League. I am Steve Deming and I have been involved with Harney for the past seven years. Being involved with Harney has been a great experience for me and my family. I will work as President with the hope of making it possible for you all to have great experiences also.
For the past three years the League has been led by Jason McGough. Jason was able to accomplish a lot and enabled our teams to be some of the most competitive teams in the region. We thank Jason for the immense number of hours he committed during those years serving Harney, and pledge to continue making Harney better!
During the time I serve as President we will focus on several areas of improvement and growth:
- Develop the value of volunteerism throughout the league and increase participation.
- Formalize the development of players and coaches throughout all levels of play.
- Develop and promote the softball program.
- Improve communication throughout the League and improve participants' awareness of how the League operates.
- Complex improvement.
Steve Deming, President