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Interested in Coaching?
by posted 12/05/2017


Coaches are the lifeblood that keeps our program alive. Every step in our progress as a league is owed in great part to the parent volunteers who choose to get involved, stay involved and grow their teams. To those who love to spend time with their kids and their kids’ friends, and who value the life lessons that baseball teaches, we proudly invite you to get involved.
 

  1. Coaching is about giving kids confidence by teaching them a game that literally changes lives.

  2. Coaching is hauling the gear bag around like a custodian, because you are one.

  3. Coaching is a chance to make all kinds of new friends (especially the young ones).

  4. Coaching is making every player know s/he’s the best one on the team.

  5. Coaching is two hours on a green grassy field where the office can’t reach you.

  6. Coaching is the high-fives you give and get from the sweetest faces.

  7. Coaching is assuring a dejected child that the sun will rise tomorrow.

  8. Coaching is a tribute to your own kids’ dreams.

  9. Coaching is a tribute to your community.

  10. Coaching is a tribute to the ones who coached you.

We need you!  Our program operates entirely on our volunteer base but nowhere is that needed more than in the Coaching staff. 

Our season will be starting sooner than you know and if we have to close registration due to low turnout for coaches, we need to know now. If you think you may be interested, please register. If you know you are interested, please register. If you hope to help in any capacity with the team, please register. Bottom line: please register.

  REGISTER

Babe Ruth International requires that all coaches in levels Minor A and above must complete a certification course.  Link is  http://www.baberuthcoaching.org/coaches/
 

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IS YOUR PROFILE UP TO DATE?
by posted 12/05/2017

The 2018 season is now underway.  We would like to ensure that your information is accurate in our database so that you do not miss any important news messages. Here are the most frequently asked questions....

  • How do I change my email address?"

  • My phone number is wrong, how do I change it?"

  • I'm not receiving practice/game notifications.  How do I fix this?"

The answer to all the above frequently asked questions is that your contact information is incorrect or outdated. You will need to update your or your family's, contact information. 

First, it's important to understand that as a member on our site, you have full control to change any/all of your contact information without the need to contact anyone.  To change your personal contact information, as well as, to set up and control your notifications, follow these simple steps

  1. Select the "Member Log In Portal" link on left hand menu

  2. For existing users, enter your email address and password and you'll be logged into the windsorbaseball.org site.  (Skip to Step #4)

  3. If you have forgotten your password or if this is your first visit, enter your email address only and click 'Submit'.  A temporary password will be emailed to you. (some providers may block this email - you may need to check your Spam folder) You can then log back in at which time you will have the option to change your password.

  4. If you are a returning member but your email address does not work, simply email us at: and we can advise you of the last email address we have in our system.

  5. Once you've logged in to our site, you can now set or change your preferences such as text messaging, e-mail, notification settings for games reminders, pubic/private/roster viewing of your info (please use Roster if not a coach), etc.  This screen also links to all members of your family as well.  You can change their information as well.

  6. On the player profile, we recommend that both parents (if applicable) emails be listed. Simply type a semi-colon between.

As we've mentioned, the main thing we like about our website is that it makes it easier to communicate with our members.  During the season, we send out emails to notify you of upcoming events, like Opening Day as well as notices about game changes.

Text messages?
When you register, you will have the option to activate this feature.  Just provide your cell phone number and service provider.  We strongly recommend you provide this information for each player and parent in your family profile.  This will ensure you receive notices, such as game or practice changes or other late notice items such as rain delay or field changes.  It happens!!

Phones can be categorized as: Public, Private or Roster. We need at least 1 number to be marked Roster. This number will appear on your team page and will  not be visible to anyone other than your team families. If you are going to be a Coach, please mark your primary contact number as Public. This will allow other coaches to contact you about scrimmages, changing practice dates, etc. Any numbers marked Private will not be viewable by anyone except the website Administrator/President.

Password: Since many families use one common email, we ask that each adult establish their own password. This will help to distinguish each of you in our system.
 

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2018 Registration Open
by posted 12/04/2017

Our 2018 season registration is now OPEN!

Registration for the 2018 season begins today and will continue until Jan. 31st. Simply go to "Register Online" to begin the process. You will be asked to upload a copy of your child's birth certificate, if you have not already done so, during the process so please have scan ready (.pdf or .jpeg format).

Should we experience a shortage of volunteer coaches, we will use the registration date to establish a 'wait list' so the earlier you register, the better.

Notice will be posted regarding upcoming assessments once a date/time has been selected. Assessments are only for players ages 9-12 and are used to help us form equitable teams and to place players in the appropriate level.

Please advise your neighbors who may be new to Windsor as this message is being sent to current/returning members.

Thank you

 

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Board Meeting
by posted 11/29/2017

Our next Board meeting is Wed. Dec 6th, 7:30pm at Round Table Pizza.

We are still looking to add members to our board.  If you are interested in helping us make our program successful, we welcome you.

There are still 'at large' assignments that you can help with (see previous post for list of these assignments) that do not require you be a board member.

Let us know if you would be interested.

Thank you

 

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Board Meeting-Election
by posted 11/06/2017

The first board meeting for the 2018 season will begin immediately after election of members.

Key positions up for assignment include:

  • Player Rep - oversees a specific player level which typcally consists of team formation, player movement,
  • Secretary - responsible for preparation of Agenda, send to Board members, takes minutes at meetings, book meeting room, update league calendar of all events
  • Equipment - purchase equipment for all teams (not uniforms)
  • Field Maintenance - work with Coaches to ensure field maintenance is followed, assist as needed

"At Large" positions that do not require you to be a Board member:

Please reply if you are interested in joining our Board but cannot make this meeting or if any of the 'non-board' positions are of interest to you.

  • Concessions - this can be a shared job; we have a small snack shack at Mattie and a permanent one at Kaiser. Purchase/receive food, work with volunteers to work weekday/weekends
  • Social Media - post/maintain Facebook site (take/post pictures from games, specifically the 12's Classic and end of season Championship games)
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: faciliate sponsor donations, work with our Uniform Coordinator to ensure sponsor names/logos are correct,
  • Photo Day Coordinator - assist in handing out packets to teams, be at field on Photo Day to work with photo staff and league members to answer any questions, receive photos, coordinate photo pickup at fields
  • All Stars Coordinators:
    • Uniforms/SWAG: place orders for all teams, work with Uniform coordinator for SWAG (souvenir) orders, receive funds for any additional orders, deliver to teams;
    • Tournament: this person will work with each teams "Team Parent" to gather all documentation for placement in Tournament Binder for review by Babe Ruth officials prior to play.
     

    Please reply if you are interested but cannot make this meeting

Thank you

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New Bat Rules 2018
by posted 10/27/2017

Beginning in 2018, all bats used in play must meet the new rules governing approved bats.

This logo MUST appear on the handle of your bat or a green sticker version will be on the barrel of the bat. 

 

 

 

"It is the policy of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to assure the safety of all participants.  Accordingly, Babe Ruth League, Inc. reserves the right to ban any equipment, including bats, at any time, including during the season, based upon a change of existing policy and/or upon new information made available to Babe Ruth League, Inc."

A new tab, "2018 Bat Rule" has been added to our site that explains in further detail the change.  (see link below). We strongly encourage our members to read this information before making a purchase.

Please share this information with anyone who may be considering purchasing a bat or registering for our League. Christmas is not too far away and a new bat may be on a player's wish list!

2018 BAT RULE

 

 

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Memorial Bench
by posted 04/25/2015

 

"This bench was inspired by, and in honor, of two amazing men:  Mark Hopkins and Kevin Mendoza .  They were dads, husbands, friends, coaches and volunteers.  They are what makes Windsor so great. Windsor is a community of families. Our community is special with amazing families with great family values. This bench represents that in appreciation of all volunteers.

So take a moment. Sit on the bench and reflect on a moment in time of what baseball meant to you and remember.

 

 

Little League baseball started by a volunteer with a dream; one man, Carl Stotz.  This man had perseverance. He went to 54 businesses asking for sponsorship before he got one that said, “yes.”  That business said “I will do it for the kids.” Carl also used $40 of his own money to start this dream which doesn’t sound like a lot of money but back in 1939, that was half his monthly income and you know there was a Mom that had to “OK” that decision.  That’s confidence.

Players, take time to thank our volunteers. The Moms and Dads that man the snack shack, the brothers that Umpire games and the Dads that coach.

I would like to thank Maryann Alexander and Board and the Town of Windsor for making this a reality.  It’s important to recognize and celebrate our volunteers because without them none of this would be possible and someday, the baseball players of today will be the volunteers of tomorrow; carrying on baseball traditions and all that it teaches us.  It also brings us together as a community." Daniel Gromm

Dante Mendozo and Ian Hopkins

Dante Mendoza and Ian Hopkins

The Board of Directors would like to thank all the families who made this possible with their support through our raffle last season. We would also like to thank the Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation Department for their support and assistance to ensure that this bench was ordered, received and installed in time for our Opening Day Parade.

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