Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Volunteer for Grier Heights Registration

Walk-up registration begins this weekend at the Randolph Park Concession Stand, at Grier Heights Community Monumental Park on Sam Drenan Road, and at the Food Lion on Wendover Road. Registration continues online through February 19th and remains the easiest option for signing your child up for spring baseball, softball or tee ball.

If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at registration in Grier Heights, please contact Brandon Merchant. Our efforts in that neighborhood are a very important part of our league. Here are the sign up times:

Concession Stand:
Saturday,  February 4,  10:00-2:00.

Grier Heights Community Monumental Park:
Saturdays,  February 4, 11 & 18,  10:00-4:00.
Sundays,  February 5, 12 & 19,  1:00-5:00.
Weekdays,  February 13-17,  3:00-5:00.

Food Lion:
Saturdays,  February 4, 11 & 18,  10:00-4:00.
Sundays,  February 5, 12 & 19,  1:00-5:00.

Friday, January 27, 2012

MPTLL Dives Into Social Media

Myers Park Trinity Little League has recently ventured into social media via Facebook and Twitter as an additional way to spread information to the families and supporters of our league.

The new MPTLL Facebook page is up and running with a sampling of league news, including information about registration for the spring season. It will be updated throughout the year with the latest on Myers Park teams, people, events, announcements, league history, baseball and softball info and Little League news. So "like" us on Facebook if you want to stay in the loop. And please help us use Facebook to spread the word about spring registration. There is an additional Facebook page devoted to the alumni and history of Myers Park Trinity, so check that out as well.

Twitter is another valuable tool for getting quick and easy access to information on subjects that interest you. Even if you don't tweet anything yourself, you can sign up and follow groups or people of your choosing to have announcements, articles and ideas delivered instantly to your phone or computer. So sign up and "follow" the MPTLL Twitter feed for all the latest league info. And for more on baseball, softball and youth sports in general, follow yours truly.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Register Online for the Spring Season

Online registration for the Myers Park Trinity Little League Spring Season is underway and will continue through February 19. Charlotte's oldest Little League is celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year with its usual assortment of baseball, softball and tee ball divisions.

For more information, go to the league website for the spring calendar, boundary map, all-star and challenge program info, parents' and coaches' FAQ and much more.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Little League Bat Info Page

If you are wondering the difference between BBCOR and a BPF... or comp vs. alloy... or you want to know which bats will be allowed this season... Little League has put all of this information and more on one page. Here's more info regarding the new Little League bat info page. Keep in mind that Myers Park Trinity is currently associated with Little League, Inc. in only the 5- through 12-year-old baseball divisions. Our older divisions and our Softball program do not fall under Little League rules.

"New Field" Backstop Going Up Today

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

All-Star Residency Documentation Change

Just a reminder for parents of prospective 2012 All-Star players.....

Documents collected for proof of residency must now be dated or in force between February 1 of the previous and current years. This means that for the 2012 season documents must be from between February 1, 2011 and February 1, 2012. A driver's licence in effect during that time would be accepted. This rule mainly applies to the All-Star Tournament season, when these documents must be presented to Little League officials for player eligibility.

Click here for more information on this and other rule changes. And here is more info on the specific proof of residency documentation that will be acceptable.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spring Registration Coming Soon

The registration period for Spring 2012 baseball and softball is almost here. Online signups begin January 14th, and remain the easiest way to register your kids. For more information about our various divisions of play, check out the Spring Season page on the MPTLL website. To find out if you reside within the established Little League territory of Myers Park Trinity, take a look at our latest Boundary Map. For information on preseason baseball and softball instruction at our park, visit Hardball Mechanics. And here are some important dates to be aware of:

Online Registration:  January 14 - February 19
Concession Stand Walkup Registration:  February 4, 10:00-2:00
Softball Practice Period Begins:  February 25
Little League Baseball Skills Assessments (Tryouts):  February 25-26
Challenge Team Tryouts:  February 28-29
Major League Draft:  March 1
National League Draft:  March 2
American League Draft:  March 3
Little League Baseball Practice Period Begins:  March 5
Softball Games Begin:  March 17
Opening Day / Baseball Games Begin:  March 24
Picture Day:  April 14
Spring Break - No Games:  March 31 - April 7
T-Ball Season Closes:  May 12
Softball Season Closes:  May 20
Memorial Day - No Regular Season Games:  May 26
Closing Day / Little League Baseball Season Closes:  June 2
All-Star Season Begins:  June 4

Junior and Senior League dates have not been determined. The complete league calendar is here.