2020 Registration

Altamont Little League

2020 Registration

Frequency Asked Questions

Where can I register?

When is registration open?

What is the cost?

When are practices and games?

What about the candy fundraiser?

What is the Voter Fee?

Which division is best for my child?

How do I make a teammate or manager request?

How do I register for a Hope Christian team?

When does the season start and end?

 

Where can I register?

We are once again using the Blue Sombrero website provided by Dick’s Sporting Goods for managing registrations this year. You can register online at www.altamontll.org. There are also in-person registration events at the Altamont Board Room on January 18th and 25th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

When is registration open?

Registration is open now until the end of January. Registrations may be accepted in February at the discretion of the Altamont Board President. Registrations in February will incur a late fee of $40 per player.

What is the cost?

The cost is $125 for the first player in a family, $85 for the second, and $70 for each additional child. There is an additional $40 deposit per family that will be returned after someone in the family works for two hours at the Field Cleanup Day on February 22rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When are practices and games?

From the time the season starts (the week of February 24) until Opening Day (March 21), teams will practice twice per week. One practice will be on a weeknight and the other on Saturday. Practice days and times will depend on manager and field availability.

Once games start, there will be roughly two games per week. This will be one game on a weeknight and another on Saturday. For the Rookies 2 and higher divisions, a practice will likely be scheduled each week as well. This will depend on field and manager availability as well as team interest. For Majors, in addition there will be a division-wide clinic during both the practice and games portion of the season. This gives older players a chance to play more and further advance their skills and passion for the game.

What about the candy fundraiser?

We will once again use chocolate bar sales as a fundraiser this year. During registration you will be asked to acknowledge your understanding of the policy by accepting the following statement:

Acknowledge Fundraising Policy: You pay $60 but will recoup your money by selling chocolate. To opt out, acknowledge this statement and select 'Yes' on the opt-out question below and you will be charged $50 instead of $60.

Chocolate bars can be picked up at one of the live registration events on January 18th and 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They can also be picked up at player evaluations or field cleanup day.

If you prefer not to sell chocolate bars, you can choose to opt out. In this case, instead of purchasing chocolate bars for $60 and getting your money back by selling them, you lay a fee of $50.  To opt out of the candy sales, answer Yes to the question:

Do you want to opt out of selling candy as a fundraiser?

This will provide a $10 discount upon checkout and you will not need to pick up chocolate bars from the league.

What is the Voter Fee?

Little League International provides guidance on membership and voting regulations. To better track these, we are asking the question

Do you want to be a voting member of Altamont? This will add $5 to your order.

If you would like to be a voting member of the Altamont General Membership (which is not the same as being a Board Member), answer Yes. This will add $5 to your order regardless of the number of children being registered. We will hold at least one General Membership meeting in the fall to handle a variety of matters related to the league. Attendance at these meetings will be mandatory as we need to get a quorum to hold votes.

Which division is best for my child?

When you begin the registration process, you will be presented with a description of the different divisions. Players in baseball Rookies I, Rookies II, Minors, and Majors will also need to attend a player evaluation session. Sessions will be held on February 8th and 15th. Rookies will be held from 9-11, Minors from 11-1, and Majors from 1-3. League representatives will be watching the players to help ensure they are placed in a league appropriate for their skill level. For Minors and Majors, these sessions also serve as evaluation opportunities for the managers, as drafts are used to determine teams in these divisions.

For softball, we are still working to determine when player evaluations will occur. This is used to ensure that girls are placed in a division appropriate for their skill level.

How do I make a teammate or manager request?

Teammate and manager requests can be made for players in Tee Ball, Rookies I, and Rookies II only. Teams in higher divisions are determined via a draft. To make a request, the following options are presented during registration:

Teammate request (not guaranteed and only available for Tee-ball and Rookies):

Coach request (not guaranteed and only available for Tee-ball and Rookies):

 

How do I register for a Hope Christian team?

Hope Christian teams may be available for Tee-Ball, Rookies I, and Rookies II baseball divisions. To request your player be placed on a Hope Christian team, answer Yes to the following question during registration:

Would you like this player to be placed on a Hope Christian Elementary School team (not guaranteed and only available for Tee-ball and Rookies):

When does the season start and end?

Practices start the week of February 24. Games will start roughly around our Opening Day, which is Saturday March 21. The regular season will conclude on May 21.

 

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