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Garner Little League

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to volunteer?

Garner Little League is operated completely by volunteers, so help is always needed and appreciated.  In order to volunteer, please send an email to [email protected] and we will send you a link to an online form to fill out.  Alternatively, you can fill out the included volunteer form and return to the league either via mail (PO Box 1026, Garner, NC 27529) or by turning it into a board member.  Additional information on volunteering can be found here.


What equipment will my son/daughter need?

 

Required

Recommended

Provided

Tee Ball

Cleats, glove, baseball pants (gray), socks (coach to confirm color)

Helmet, bat, equipment bag

Jersey, hat

Baseball

Cleats, glove, baseball pants (gray), socks (coach to confirm color)

Helmet, bat, equipment bag, athletic supporter

Jersey, hat

Softball

Cleats, glove, baseball pants (gray), facemask

Helmet (must have face mask), bat, equipment Bag

Jersey, socks


When will my coach reach out to me?

Teams will be drafted about a month before games start each season.  For the Spring season this is in March and for the Fall season it is in August.


When will practices start?

Open practices will be held for all age groups before team practices start depending on the weather.


When do games start?

  • Spring Season - Opening Day is the first Saturday in April, weather permitting.
  • Fall Season - Games start the week of or the week after Labor Day depending on the division.

Who can I reach out to with additional questions?

Feel free to contact the league with additional questions via Facebook (Garner Little League), email ([email protected]), or phone (919-779-2499).


How will the league contact me with league news, updates, and schedule changes?

Garner Little League uses multiple channels to communicate including:

  • Facebook (Garner Little League) – Please like and follow our page for the latest updates including reminders, events, and inclement weather changes.
  • E-mails – E-mails regarding re-scheduled games, event reminders, general information, etc. 
  • Text Messages - New for 2019!  Text messages will be used sparingly for urgent communications.
  • Website (www.GarnerSports.com) – Important links, forms, schedules, etc.

How long will the season last?

The season typically lasts 8-10 weeks depending on the weather and make-up games.


Will there be an All-Star team?

Little League prides itself on it's All-Star experience.  Each spring teams in various age groups/divisons are selected to be part of All-Star teams.  The exact divisions vary from year-to-year based on interest.


What do I need to know about the changing bat standards?

USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations has adopted a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its National Member Organizations, — including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball — USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which applies to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.

For Tee Ball there is a sticker program to certify existing bats.  The League will review your bat and affix a sticker.  For Baseball all bats must have the USA Baseball stamp (for more information can be found at usabat.com).  There were no changes to the Softball bat standards.


What types of concessions are available at the parks?

Both parks are equipped with concession stands that offer a variety of items including La Roma personal pizzas, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, drinks, candy, etc.  Both concession stands accept cash or debit/credit cards.


What does my registration fee cover?

Your registration fees cover multiple expenses to help ensure that the league is successful including: Insurance, Little League charter fees, equipment, umpire fees, and other league costs.  Uniforms are paid for by league sponsors.


What type of insurance does the league carry in the event of an injury?

Little League requires that all leagues have policies to cover accidents, general liability, and crime insurance.


Where can I find additional information regarding the rules for each division?

The complete Little League rule book are available for purchase online at LittleLeague.org, local rules are available via your coach or by contacting the league.

Contact

Garner Little League

PO Box 1026 
Garner, North Carolina 27529

Phone: 919-779-2499
Email: [email protected]

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