2016 T-Ball and Baseball Registration ! ! ! 

The 2016 Season is within site and with that registration for baseball and T-Ball starts soon.  Registration for all divisions opens Jan. 15th.  Harney Little League continues to use the JEVIN system to register.   Please click JEVIN to proceed to registration.  

 

There are important deadlines to watch for.  Players for the following divisions must be registered by the deadline listed:

 

Majors Division: Feb. 27th

 

Minors Division: Mar. 12th

 

All others: 9 Year Old, Pee Wee, Coach Pitch, T-Ball:  Mar. 20th.

 

Fliers will be going out to schools soon as well.

 

For questions, you can call: 

Darrick Brooks, Registration Director: darrickbrooks03@gmail.com; 431-8639 

                        --or--

Walt Feeger, Player Agent: harneyplayeragent@gmail.com; 430-1228.

 

 

More changes to the Little League Age determination rules...

There have once again been changes made by Little League to the Age Determination rules.  You will recall that changes were made in 2014 to make January the cut-off to determine league ages. Some criticism resulted in more changes in 2015. The Age cut off will now be Aug. 31 for players under approximately 10 years old.  Additional changes were made even as recently as October 2015.   

 

Regardless of your child's age we ecnourage you to visit the Little League site to read the explanations and to view the age chart to ensure you know what playing age your child will be this spring.

Little League Age Determination Rules and Explanation

 

 

2016 Harney Board Members

The Harney Little League Board is securely in place and working hard for all of its league members.  Stay tuned to this website and your email for ways you can help!

2015-2016 Harney Little League Board
Board Contact Information.docx
Microsoft Word document [16.3 KB]

 

 

Harney Little League By-Laws and Handbook
Harney LL Handbook 2015.doc
Microsoft Word document [196.5 KB]

 

 

2015 Majors Division Final Standings

1st  Dakota Sport Athletics

2nd Coca-Cola Peppers

3rd  Malone Engineering Engineers

4th  Wells Fargo Bankers

5th  Common Cents Centsers

 

BASEBALL COACHING HELP

Go into the 2016 season prepared to be the best coach you can be. Learn the skills you need to know to help your kids as a coach or parent. Visit the Little League Coaches Resource Center for great resources and links: 

http://www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/Coach_Resource_Center.htm

 

T-BALL COACHES: Coaching for the first time and you don't know where to start?  Little League has a great program set up for you. This includes coaching plans for the whole season, how to teach basic skills, and more... http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/TeeBallDivision.htm

 

COACH PITCH COACHES:  Little League has developed a new program this year for the Coach Pitch Division.  This is another great opportunity to give you the tools you need to coach your kids! ...http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/coachpitch.htm

 

All of these tools are at your disposal free of charge.

 

LEAGUE SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you for your participation in the Harney Little League Survey.  Please find the attached documents for these results and an explanation of results.  Included in these results is an explanation about registration fees and also Capital Improvement Projects.

 

A couple items I want to address in regard to complex improvement....  Two items that received lots of attention include parking lot repairs and the old Pony field that has been run down for some time.  The parking lot is a city responsibility and we have encouraged the city to address this for some time.  You will be pleased to know that the city has made significant repairs this fall that I think you will enjoy seeing in the spring.  

 

Also, the field on the corner is not part of the Harney LL complex and we are not responsible for this field. Rapid City High School Baseball is responsible for this field. They do have plans to make improvements this winter and spring. As with many things, high cost of repairs have prevented them from completing much up until now. They have possessed this field for just over a year now. Hopefully we begin to see some good changes soon.   HLL is willing to aid this progress in any way we can. 

 

Lastly, I want to stress that HLL also has financial constraints when it comes to making improvements to the complex.  Your fundraising potential, ability to contribute your "manpower," and equipment will enable us to make the kinds of changes you want to see. 

Capital Improvement Projects
Capital Improvement projects.doc
Microsoft Word document [46.0 KB]
Survey Results and Explanations
survey results2.doc
Microsoft Word document [207.5 KB]

 

 

Making your complex what you want it to be...

The following is a list of projects Harney Little League has completed in the last 5 years...

1. Built two batting cages to help players and teams.

2. Completed some landscaping and seeding around west batting cage.

3. Added sprinklers and seeding on the slope behind the Majors field to replace what had become nothing but dirt.

4. Added about 20 big trees to the complex.

5. Built 3 new backstops on the Majors Field, Minors field and Pee Wee field.

6. Replaced fencing on the Minors field and Pee Wee field.

7. Replaced sewer pipes.

8. Built a new infield for the new Minors field.

 

With that said there are a number of pressing issues before us, which some of you identified in the recent survey:

1. New or repaired bleachers

2. New or repaired batting shed/indoor practice facility

3. New concessions and bathroom building.

4. General complex and field improvements.

5. Playground for young kids. 

 

All of these, and others are worthy improvements and are certainly things on our radar to improve with your help.  

 

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