Are you ready to represent Ankeny Little League with gear? We hope so! Little League is doing spirit wear a little different this year, in that we are doing everything online. We are working with a company that allows us to place orders online and get the gear shipped directly to your house! Visit this link for the store and show your Ankeny Little League Spirit!
The store will be open until March 26th, and orders will be shipped within 2-3 weeks after that. It will open again in April for a second round of orders, so be watching for that announcement!
Here are the dates for umpire clinics and test dates! Please bring a baseball glove with you.
Tuesday March 24th 7-9pm at Northview Middle School
Thursday March 26th 7-9pm at Northview Middle School
Sunday March 29th 7-9pm at Northview Middle School
Thursday April 2nd time and place TBD
Monday April 6th time and place TBD
Tuesday April 7th time and place TBD
Thursday April 9th Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, time TBD (Also test session #1, there will be a one hour review session on the field)
Monday April 13th 7-9pm Quad Center Test session #2
Thursday April 16th 7-9pm Quad Center Retake test session #1
Friday April 17th 7-9pm Quad Center Retake test session #2
There is more information posted on the Umpire Info tab about the requirements and training for the 2015 season. Check it out and get signed up!
The player evaluations and draft was held March 9th. By now you should have been contacted by your team's manager. Practices are not expected to start until after spring break. If you have not heard from your player's manager, you can contact your league's administrator to let us know.
The administrators are:
|Jr. Administrator -13/14|
|Intermediate Administrator - 11/12|
|AAA - Administrator - 11|
|AA - Administrator - 10|
|A - Administrator - 9|
If you're looking for information on some key dates with the upcoming season, here is a tentative schedule, it's been up[dated as of March 9th. The schedule can change based upon things like weather and other unplanned events, so please be aware it is still tentative.
Find more information about the 2015 season on the 2015 Season Info tab.
For 75 years, Little League has strived to provide children with healthy and safe baseball and softball opportunities. Little League would like to congratulate Major League Baseball and USA Baseball for the launch of their new Pitch Smart campaign, as we continue to work together to make baseball a safe, fun sport for all children.
The Pitch Smart program is a collaborative effort to encourage youth baseball pitchers to adhere to strict pitch count limits with mandatory day's rest. The program follows the same guidelines that Little League established in 2006 to protect young arms. Both Little League's pitch count regulations and the Pitch Smart program directly benefited from the insight and expertise of Dr. James Andrews, notable orthopedic surgeon and a member of Little League International Board of Directors, and his colleague, Dr. Glenn Fleisig, also of the American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Andrews recently wrote about the importance of putting the baseball glove down for Little League's The Parent Connection.
"The issue of arm safety is something we take very seriously here at Little League," said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. "We are thrilled to see the launch of the Pitch Smart campaign, and Little League looks forward to continuing to work with Major League Baseball and USA Baseball to enhance the safety of the sport for all its young participants."
After several years of research, Little League launched its pitch count program in 2006. With limits set for different amounts of pitches for different age groups, Little League has been diligent in protecting young arms since establishing strict pitching rules based on Dr. Andrews' research. With many baseball players participating in Little League and other youth baseball programs, it is important for parents and coaches to use the Pitch Smart campaign and the Little League pitch count program to ensure young pitching arms stay safe.
Little League strongly encourages all Little League volunteers, parents, and officials to review PitchSmart.org and share it with others.
Ankeny Little League is looking for community members who want to volunteer their time to help run one of the best organizations in Ankeny. Ankeny Little League serves over 1200 youth, and it takes many great volunteers to make a season happen. If you are interested in serving on the board, or if you want more information about volunteering, please contact League President Shawn Wolfe.
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