Hope everyone had a great holiday and New Year's Day!! With the turn of the calendar the start of baseball is right around the corner!
There have been a lot of exciting additions to PLL during our break:
1. This year you will see brand new scoreboards on Fields 2 and 3 with wireless controllers. Our scoreboard on Field 5 has also been fixed and updated....
2. On the fields, you will notice all infields have been cut and new sod and sprinklers were installed.
3. In the Concession stand, new wall fans were installed to help with those warm evenings. We also have new meal options, including combos and we finally said goodbye to our cash register. This year parents and volunteers can use a touch screen to make working their shift even easier!!
4. Outside the stand visitors will have FREE access to a portable charging station for phones, tablets, etc. You'll also notice our new, high-def security cameras to help protect our upgrades.
5. As you enter our park, please notice our new "Welcome Area" in progress. You will have the opportunity to have a permanent presence by purchasing a brick to be placed there.
REGISTRATION FEES: Due to feedback from our parents, uniforms will be simplified for our younger players and registrations have been reduced to reflect that. In the upper levels, there have been no increases despite rising costs.
T-BALL AND MACHINE PITCH:
1st Child - $50
Each Additional Child - $45
Late Fee (after 2/23/16) – $20
Check Return Fee - $35
MINOR LEAGUE AND UP:
1st Child - $70
Any additional child - $65
Late Fee (after 2/23/16) – $20
Check Return Fee - $35
All PLL players must reside within the geographic boundaries of Pocomoke Little League. PLEASE make sure you bring all proofs residency - even for returning players. Little League has strict rules on documents needed and the dates that are acceptable. Parents or legal guardians (with documentation) must provide THREE OR MORE acceptable forms of residency, dated between February 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016, from the following categories:
1. Driver's License
2. Voter's Registration
3. School records
4. Welfare/Child Care records
5. Federal records
6. State records
7. Local (municipal) records
8. Support payment records
9. Homeowner or tenant records
10. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal). YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE OF THESE AS A FORM OF RESIDENCY.
11. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
12. Insurance documents
13. Medical records
14. Military records
15. Internet, cable or satellite records
16. Vehicle records
17. Employment records
ACCEPTABLE FORMS USING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: If you live outside our league boundaries, but attend either Pocomoke Elementary School, Pocomoke Middle School or Pocomoke High School, you are eligible to play. School attendance must be supported by documentation from ONE of the following categories:
1. Official/Certified School enrollment record
2. School issued report card or performance record
3. A Little League issued school attendance form completed by the principal, assistant principal or administrator.
Little League categorizes players based on age. Parents or legal guardians (with documentation) must provide an ORIGINAL proof of age document, issued by federal, state or provincial registrars of vital statistics. Birth certificates are preferred.
2016 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY
Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.
COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS:
As always, our league cannot run without the time and dedication from our parents, coaches and volunteers. If you are interested in coaching a team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer form and provide a copy of your driver's license.
We're looking forward to a great 2016 season. Thanks for helping us make Pocomoke Little League bigger and better!!
We're once again preparing for the 2016 baseball season! We're hoping for another great year for league and community. To help defray league costs, we're seeking sponsors to support Pocomoke Little League through advertising or sponsorship. We offer several options for our sponsors as listed below. Your donation helps us to off-set the operating cost for the league. There is a large cost each year with uniforms, county fees, equipment, umpires, little league fees, insurance etc. In addition to those costs it also allows us to provide financial assistance to those who qualify. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Option 1: Field Sign Sponsorship: Includes (1) 4’ tall by 8’ wide color sign to be placed on the outfield fence of field 2 at Newtown Park. $250 donation.
Option 2: Team Sponsorship: League team will be named after your company, also includes your company name on the back of players jerseys for that team as well as a 4’ tall by 8’ wide color sign on field 2 at Newtown Park. $500 donation.
Option 3: Concession Stand Sponsorship: Includes your name at the concession stand for the 2016 season, a team sponsorship, as well as a 4’ tall by 8’ wide color sign on Field 2 at Newtown Park. $800 donation.
Option 4: Monetary Donation: If you would like to donate but are not interested in any of the options listed, we will always accept a monetary donation in the amount of your choosing.
All sponsors, regardless of donation level, will be displayed on website.
NOTE: Pocomoke Little League is a registered 501(c)(3), all donations are tax deductible.
DEADLINE: Team sponsorships are due by February 26th to allow for uniform printing.
Please send all payments to: Pocomoke Little League, c/o Travis Cowger, 828 White Oaks Lane, Pocomoke, MD 21851. For information regarding signs and payments, you can contact Travis Cowger at 443-783-9175.
Thank you for your support!
OPENING DAY 2016 INFORMATION: APRIL 9TH
We've been monitoring the weather for Saturday. In consideration of players, coaches and parents, we're going to move the start time of our Opening Day Ceremonies to 10:00 AM. Hopefully, that will allow the temperatures to go up at least a couple of degrees. Please plan on having players to the fields no later than 9:45am so they can be lined up for introductions.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
3. Introduction of Teams
4. National Anthem by the Pocomoke Elementary School Choir
5. Color Guard by Pocomoke Junior ROTC
6. First Pitches - We are pleased and honored to announce that Coach Brandi Castaneda, Head Coach of the Pocomoke High School STATE CHAMPION Field Hockey Team AND Coach Derrick Fooks, Head Coach of the Pocomoke High School STATE CHAMPION Boys' Basketball Team will be throwing out our Opening Day ceremonial pitches.
7. President's Remarks
SCHEDULE OF GAMES:
T-BALL: POCOMOKE FIELD 3
11:00 AM: DEAN vs BENSON
12:30 PM: BOSTON vs DEAN
MACHINE PITCH: POCOMOKE FIELD 2
11:00 AM: TYSON (Guy) vs SHARP ENERGY (Nock)
12:30 PM: SHARP ENERGY (Nock) vs MIDWAY (Mitchell)
MINORS: POCOMOKE FIELD 1
11:00 AM: POCOMOKE LIONS (Hooks) vs CHESAPEAKE DAIRY (Scott)
4:00 PM: POCOMOKE vs CHINCOTEAGE
JUNIORS: SNOW HILL
1:00 PM: POCOMOKE vs SNOW HILL
MINORS SOFTBALL: POCOMOKE FIELD 3
3:00 PM: SNOW HILL vs BUCHANAN SUBARU (Esham)
BYE - NO GAME
SAVE THE DATE!!
Our popular End-of-the-year party is scheduled for Friday, June 24th from 6:30-9:30pm.
Join us for music, food, and fun!!
Some highlights will be our annual hitting derby, MVP and Most Improved Awards and we will be having our raffle drawing. Don't miss it!
END-OF-YEAR PARTY/HITTING DERBY
THANK YOU!!!to everyone who came out to our end of the year party and hitting derby. It looked like everyone had a good time and we appreciate the turnout! Also...CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our team award, raffle and hitting derby winners. Hope you had a good time!! Please check out our pictures in the 2016 End of Year Album or on Facebook.
RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS:
1st Place: 20 qt. Yeti Cooler - Sharon Hasty
2nd Place: Personalized Corn Hole Boards - Connie Mills
3rd Place: $50 Gift Card to Hibbett Sports - Beverly Cowger
TEAM AWARD WINNERS:
Coach Boston's MVP - Trace Myers (Not Pictured)
Coach Boston's MIP - Luke Portier (Not Pictured)
Coach Benson's MVP - Layton Makinen
Coach Benson's MIP - Mason Rantz (Not Pictured)
Coach Dean's MVP - McKhai Selby
Coach Dean's MIP - Josiah Sessoms (Not Pictured)
Midway MVP - Wyatt Westbrook (Not Pictured)
Midway MIP - Brandon Trego (Not Pictured)
Tyson MVP - Kendall Rayfield
Tyson MIP - Noah Healey
Sharp Energy MVP - Caroline Webster
Sharp Energy MIP - Brendon Ayres (Not Pictured)
Chesapeake Bay Dairy MVP - Eli Scott
Chesapeake Bay Dairy MIP - Roman Holland (Not Pictured)
Pocomoke Lions MVP - Noah East (Not Pictured)
Pocomoke Lions MIP - Jacob Payne (Not Pictured)
Majors Co-MIP - Brayden McIntyre (Not Pictured)
Majors Co-MIP - Michael Arnold
Minors SB MVP - Sydney Taylor (Not Pictured)
Minors SB MIP - Trinity Matthews
Majors SB MVP - Julianna Holland (Not Pictured)
Majors SB MIP - McKenna Selby
2016 HITTING DERBY WINNERS:
T-Ball: 1st Place - McKhai Selby, 2nd Place - Amelia Webster
Machine Pitch: 1st Place - Landon Makinen, 2nd Place - Kendall Rayfield
Minors: 1st Place - Eli Scott, 2nd Place - Jacob Urbanski
Majors: 1st Place - Jai Sample, 2nd Place - Michael Arnold
Minors Softball: 1st Place - Maddie Esham, 2nd Place - Jaidan Davis
Highest Overall Scores: 1st Place - Jai Sample (Majors), 2nd Place - Eli Scott (Minors)