Los Fresnos Little League Softball 2012-State Finals

LF Little League Softball Team Heads To State

The Los Fresnos Little league softball team won sectional on Tuesday the 10th of July. They victoriously beat San Diego, Texas 31-2. With this win they are now on there way to state. Congratulations Team!

 

Los Fresnos Little League Registration for 2015

LLLFbaseballAre you and your little ones ready for the new year?

January 26th  THRU March 4, 2015
Monday – Wednesday
6pm to 8pm @ Los Cuates Middle

Saturday
10am to 1pm @ Los Fresnos Old City Park (HWY 100)

For additional information, call David Loera at 956-280-4912 or Melissa Chavira 956-372-2610

We look forward to seeing your littles ones at registration! Let’s make this year an AWESOME ONE!

Los Fresnos Little League Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony will be on Friday, April 1st at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Parent, please make sure to have your kid(s) there at least 10 minutes early (6:20pm) so that they can gather with their team and prepare for the ceremony.

Also, registration for Los Fresnos Little League is now closed.

Los Fresnos Little League Registration

We are currently taking registrations for Los Fresnos Little League at the following locations:

Mondays and Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm
Los Cuates, teacher’s lounge next to the office

Saturday from 10am to 1pm
City Park, next to Whipple Library

The week of the 18th of February is the last week to register!

::: TRYOUTS ::: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. Minors at 3:00 pm. Majors at 5:00 pm.

The mission of the Little League program is not to develop exceptional ball players. In the guise of the game, the essence of Little League teaches children how to accept success and deal with failure, while learning about sportsmanship, competition and accountability.

 

 

LF Little League Softball Team Heads To State

Los Fresnos Little League Softball 2012-State Finals

The Los Fresnos Little league softball team won sectional on Tuesday the 10th of July. They victoriously beat San Diego, Texas 31-2. With this win they are now on there way to state.

Congratulations Team!

Los Fresnos Little League 2012 Placements

Los Fresnos Little League - Baseball Field

The Los Fresnos Little League thanks all of our dedicated supporters that helped make the 2012 season a success.

We would also like to announce the placements from Junior Minors, Minors, and Major divisions.

For the Junior Minors, first place went to the Rays, second place went to the Braves, and third place went to the Yankees. Fourth place went to the Orioles.

Tournament play for the Junior Minors went as follows: First place went to the Braves, second place went to the Rays, and third place went to the Yankees. Fourth place went to the Orioles.

For the Minors division, season play, first place went to the Yankees. Second place went to the A’s, third place to the Astros, and fourth place went to the White Sox.

Tournament play for the Minors division, first place went to the Yankees. Second place went to the A’s, third place to the Astros, and fourth place went to the White Sox.

Season play for the Majors went as follows: First place went to the Mets, second place went to the Dodgers, and third place went to the Pirates. Fourth place went to the Rockies.

Tournament play for the Majors went as follows. First place went to the Mets. Second place went to the Dodgers.

Starting Thursday, June 14, at 6:00, we will be having a Junior Minor tournament that will consist of three days of play, culminating on Saturday, June 16, with the championship at 7:30.

The first two games of the tournament are Brownsville West vs. Laguna Madre on East Field, and Brownsville North vs. Harlingen on the West Field at 6:00.

The second game is Brownsville East vs. Willacy at 7:30, also on the West Field.

On Friday, Los Fresnos will play the winner of the Brownsville West vs. Laguna Madre game at 6:00, and the winner of the Brownsville North vs. Harlingen game will play the winner of the Brownsville East vs. Willacy game at 7:30, both on the West Field, culminating on Saturday, June 16, with the championship at 7:30.

Starting on June 23, Los Fresnos will be holding tournament play for the 11 U All Stars. The four teams involved are as follows. Los Fresnos, Brownsville West, Brownsville North, and Laguna Madre. It is a double elimination tournament play representing the east side of the lower Valley. Times and brackets are to be announced.

Photo Gallery Update – May 5, 2012

Los Fresnos Little League 2012 - A's

Two new photos submitted by Chris Sopha on our Facebook fan page… Thanks, Chris!

http://www.losfresnoslittleleague.com/2012-photo-gallery/

http://www.facebook.com/LosFresnosLittleLeague

Structure of Little League Baseball and Softball

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The First Level: The Local Little League
Each Little League program is organized within a community. As part of a league’s annual charter it establishes its own boundaries with certain restrictions (explained later in this section). It is only from within this territory that the league may register its players.

All league personnel, including the elected board members and officers, and each of the managers, coaches, umpires, auxiliary, field workers, etc., should be volunteers interested in providing the benefits of a Little League program to the youth of their community. Each volunteer must complete an annual volunteer application and submit to a national crimal background check to be eligible to participate as a league volunteer (in the positions stated above).

Each league is guided by a Board of Directors, usually five to 25 adult volunteers from the community. There are now more than 6,500 Little League programs in nearly 90 countries around the world.

Although Little League regulations do not prohibit payments to umpires or other personnel, such employment is strongly discouraged. Those who work with children at the local league level should be interested only in volunteering their time to make their community a better place.

The local league Board of Directors, elected from and by the adult members of the league, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the league within the rules, regulations and policies of Little League. The local league is encouraged to become incorporated, but it is not required.

Local Little Leagues are also provided with a suggested structure  for organization, elections, etc., known as the league’s “Constitution.” Each league’s Constitution must be reviewed and approved at the Regional Headquarters level.

To accomplish its goals, the Little League organization protects the integrity of each player, each team, and each community. Little League programs operate within specific boundaries for each league’s territory to permit participation by all eligible youngsters within the boundaries. Adults in communities where no chartered Little League programs/divisions exist can organize a program with help from the League Development Department at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

Each local league in the Little League program establishes its own boundaries with guidance from its volunteer District Administrator who oversee the area, and the region headquarters. There are some exceptions to this as determined by the Charter Committee in South Williamsport. A league’s boundaries must not overlap or encroach on another chartered Little League’s boundaries.

Although leagues may assess a registration fee, used to purchase uniforms and equipment, maintain fields, etc., the fee cannot be a prerequisite for playing. The Little League philosophy does not permit any eligible candidate to be turned away. Emphasizing the spirit of Little League, rules require that every child plays in every game.

The Second Level: The District
For administrative and tournament purposes, roughly 10 to 20 leagues in a given area usually comprise a district. The District Administrator is an experienced volunteer elected by the constituent leagues to counsel, direct, and provide leadership in the policies and rules of the Little League program and to serve as liaison between the leagues and the Regional Director.

The District Administrator organizes the district tournament and attends the periodic International Congress where Little League rules and regulations are democratically reviewed and revised for the betterment of the program. There are more than 600 District Administrators worldwide, each with a staff of appointed and/or elected assistants to help more effectively serve his or her leagues. It is recommended, but not required, that the District become incorporated.

The Third Level: The Region
The District Administrators report to the Regional Director, of which there are five in the United States. As part of the staff of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, the Regional Directors work out of Regional Centers at Warner Robins, Georgia; San Bernardino, California; Indianapolis, Indiana, Bristol, Connecticut, and Waco, Texas. Representatives for the International regions of Little League maintain offices in Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan and Poland.

The Fourth Level: International Headquarters
Little League operations are led by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball. Mr. Keener responds to the Little League Board of Directors, which includes eight field District Administrators elected to rotating terms by fellow District Administrators at the Congresses.

The full-time staff members of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, work with District Administrators, their assistants, and local league officials in developing new leagues, coordinating tournaments, and assisting in the overall operation of a local league program. Worldwide, there are about 110 full-time Little League employees (about one for every 40,000 children and adult volunteers).

Little League International, in agreement with its insurance carrier, offers various services including the processing and payment of accident claims under the programs offered by Little League International. The service speeds up the necessary processing and provides a valuable service to affiliate leagues. Little League’s professional and volunteer staff are available to provide a full range of services to more than 2.5 million participants registered in new and established leagues throughout the year.

The headquarters building is the focal point of the Little League complex of 66 acres in the Borough of South Williamsport, located south of the city of Williamsport on U.S. Route 15, a main north-south highway connecting Buffalo, New York and Washington, D.C. The plot contains six diamonds, including one regulation diamond for Senior and Big League play, practice facilities, housing, dining and recreation areas, Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium (sites of the annual World Series in August), the John W. Lundy Conference Center, and the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum.

The Little League International headquarters building houses all administrative and business offices of Little League, as well as facilities for storage and mailing of large quantities of materials distributed annually to local leagues. Its operation is geared to five-day-a-week service throughout the year.

More than 300 games are played on Little League International diamonds from June to mid-August. Under scrutiny of Little League International personnel, these games offer opportunities for research in many areas of playing situations. As a result, new techniques in safety, training, equipment, etc., are constantly in view.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

The Little League Pledge

Little League Pledge

The Little League Pledge was written by Peter J. McGovern, the late president of Little League Baseball, in 1954. It made its first appearance in the February 1955 “Little Leaguer” magazine. Its text has remained unchanged in the half-century since then.

The Little League Pledge was drafted after Mr. McGovern became aware that local Little League programs were reciting the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance before games. Mr. McGovern wanted to give all leagues (not just those in the United States) a pledge reflecting some of the sentiments of the Pledge of Allegiance, minus the references to the U.S., while adding the elements of sportsmanship and the desire to excel.

The text of the Little League Pledge was sent to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Feb. 22, 1955. President Eisenhower (and every president since then) was a strong supporter of Little League.

In a response by letter to Mr. McGovern a few days later, President Eisenhower said: “Thank you for…sending me the inspiring and fine pledge that, I understand, will now be repeated at the start of the Little League Baseball games. I am always glad to hear the plans and activities of Little League.”

A recitation of the Little League Pledge is led by President George W. Bush before Tee Ball on the South Lawn games at the White House. President Bush first recited the Little League Pledge in 1955 as a Little Leaguer in Midland, Texas.

Pledge 

I trust in God
I love my country
And will respect its laws
I will play fair
And strive to win
But win or lose
I will always do my best

Today, local Little League programs sometimes choose to recite the Little League Pledge at the start of the season, and some recite it before every game. It is printed on the backs of the Little League rule books. Some local leagues also choose to play or sing the National Anthem of the country in which the game is played. Others may add a prayer to ceremonies.

Whether to recite the Little League Pledge, play or sing the National Anthem, or say a prayer, is entirely up to the local league’s board of directors. While many local leagues and districts include a recitation of the Little League Pledge in ceremonies, it is not, and has never been, required to be recited by any person involved with Little League Baseball or Softball.

The History Of Little League

Little League History

Little League’s roots extend as far as baseball’s history itself – even into the 18th century.

Soldiers of the Continental Army played ball at Valley Forge during the American Revolution. U.S. citizens played more modern versions of the British games of cricket and rounders through the early 19th century, often called “town ball.” In the 1840s, New Yorker Alexander Joy Cartwright and his acquaintances played a game they called “base ball” that was very similar to the game we know today. (Stories later arose saying Abner Doubleday invented the game, but historians generally regard the stories as myths.)

On June 19, 1846, in a contest many historians consider the first scheduled baseball game, Cartwright’s New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club was defeated by the New York Baseball Club, 23-1, in four innings.

During the American Civil War, soldiers on both sides played baseball to pass the time between battles. In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first openly professional baseball team. By the end of the 19th century, baseball was known as “America’s Pastime.” Read more »

Becoming A Little League Volunteer

Little League Coach


Why Should I Become a Volunteer?

The Los Fresnos Little League Baseball and Softball organization was designed to help create citizens within our community. Our program is intended to foster leadership, preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.

At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. The Los Fresnos Little League program is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. Becoming a Los Fresnos Little League volunteer is a very rewarding decision with endless possibilities and benefits. You will also gain a better understanding of why you should become involved, who volunteers are, what you can do, and how you can sign up.

Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.

All parents of children involved in Los Fresnos Little League Baseball and Softball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child’s life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.

On rare occasions, Little League, through District Administrators and your local Board of Directors, may deny individuals the privilege of volunteering for reasons, past or present, that may be detrimental to the positive development of young people, other volunteers, and/or Little League International. When you apply to become a volunteer, you give the local Little League organization the right to conduct necessary background checks.

How Do I Become A Volunteer?
If you’re interested in becoming a Little League volunteer, please visit our Contact Us page for more information.

What Can I Volunteer To Do?
No experience is required to become a volunteer. Most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training. The Los Fresnos Little League will provide you with any necessary training (as well as support and encouragement), as they deem necessary. The best volunteers are those who are able to bring added enjoyment to the game simply be being themselves. What you see during Little League games is a mere fraction of what you can do as a volunteer. You can volunteer to help in virtually any aspect of Los Fresnos Little League Baseball or Softball.

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