Registration is now open for 2015! Check out the Registration tab for information on the registration process, any changes for your player's age group, and evaluation times for Single A and up!
If you're looking for information on costs, the 2015 Registration Information letter has all the information you need.
At the last board meeting, the board approved managers for all Single A and above teams. Your league administrators should be sending you an email today thanking you for volunteering and letting you know about the mandatory coaches meeting and clinic scheduled for this Sunday at Prairie Ridge Middle School. The coaches meeting will start at 6:30 and should last approximately 45 minutes. During this time there will be breakouts with your respective administrators to talk ground rules and determine draft order and team names and answer any questions you might have. Following this both High School varsity coaching staffs will provide a coaches clinic. We encourage all coaches to attend this session. Bring your gloves as this is an interactive clinic. The clinic should last about an hour.
If you're looking for information on some key dates with the upcoming season, here is a tentative schedule. The schedule can change based upon things like weather and other unplanned events, so please be aware it can change.
Find more information about the 2015 season on the Season Calendar tab!
There information posted on the Umpire Info tab about the requirements and training for the 2015 season. Check it out and get signed up!
Little League International has changed how to determine which league your player is eligible for this coming year. This only affects players born on or after January 1, 2006. If your player was born prior to that, the new rules will not affect you.
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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