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WIth the recent changes to the Marin Department of Health camp/cohort rules, we are now launching a modified Fall Ball program for TCLL players in the Majors, Minors, Rookie, and Farm divisions.
This fall program will be very different from prior years’. Without the ability to do actual games, the focus will be on building skills through practices and, when the air quality allows, just getting kids out onto the field to play ball.
One important item to call out is that because equipment cannot be shared, each player needs to use his or her own glove and bat. Bats must be little-league approved with a USA Baseball sticker. For any family who cannot afford to buy the needed equipment, we will make bats available on a first-come-first-served basis to those families who request them.
The program will be run in a series of 3-week camps, as per Marin DOH guidelines, and we aim to start the week of Labor Day. Each squad of 12-15 kids will have two practice slots each week, all at Joe Wagner field. Again, unless Marin DOH rules change, there will be no competitive games between squads – just practices, drills, and skills competitions as allowed and appropriate.
Please note that any child who was in Majors in the spring is eligible to play Majors again in the fall. Players who will be moving up a division this coming spring have the choice to play up or down, depending on their skill level. Additionally, a Farm player from the spring last year may play Rookie in the fall.
The cost of the fall program is $110 for the entire fall season (substantially less than prior years). However, this cost will be waived for any family who donated any portion of their spring registration fees back to the league. We once again want to very much thank you for your generosity during a time of crisis for everyone.
The registration link is below. Note that we are not asking for any payment during the registration process and will follow up to collect registration fees during the season from the relevant families.
Please note that registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the number of parent managers and coaches we can muster on short notice during this challenging time. We do believe we have enough volunteer coaches, but if demand is stronger than expected we will need more of the TCLL community to pitch in to make this happen.
Priority registration will be offered to those who register by this Friday, September 4th. We hope to construct all of our cohorts over the weekend, and be ready to practice next week.
It has been a tough six months for all of us, and while we still mourn the loss of our spring season, we are excited to give the kids in this community a chance to get out there and play baseball. Let’s all hope the health and fire situation continually improves to make this possible for the entire fall season.