Opening Day is tomorrow! How quickly it arrived this year with such limited practice time. Here is the rundown of events:
• 8:15 AM – arrive to meet with your team in the parking lot at the Belknap County Courthouse located at the corner of Court and Academy Street please no bats, balls, or cleats during the parade. PLEASE HAVE PLAYERS WEAR THEIR TEAM HAS AND SHIRTS!
• 8:30 AM – the parade begins with a slight detour this year. The parade will march up Court Street, turn left onto Main Street, bear right to Beacon Street East, then turn left to Hanover Street, and then reconnecting with the standard course up Main and North Main Street, ending at Colby Field located at Opechee Park.
• 9:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies at Colby Field including prizes for participants in our mandatory calendar fundraiser, first pitch, and the Little League Pledge. Also not to be missed; a live rendition of the National Anthem by Bethany Clifton!!
◘ Calendar Fundraisers are not guaranteed to be included in either the prize or cash drawings on Opening Day if not handed in to Division Directors by tonight. Coaches and Board Members will not be expected to walk in the parade carrying fundraiser calendars. However we will try to accommodate all calendars handed in.
◘ The schedules have been updated to include concession duties for each team. Most teams have two shifts between April 27th through the All-Star tournament in mid-July. Managers should not need to work these concession duties as they are already volunteering dozens of hours. Concession duties are for parents of the children on the team. Each family is expected to volunteer for at least 1 shift per season. Please sign up with your team manager for the shift you will be working and the number of volunteers you are bringing (volunteer forms are NOT required for the concession stand). We would be most appreciative if you volunteer more than once.
See everyone in just a few hours!
Did you know we have a feature on our website that may be of interest to all Laconia Little League members. You can use the dropdown beside the Cell-phone area of your personal account, Registration / Edit My Account member areas to specify your cell phone carrier. After you make this selection, all broadcast email messages, including schedule change notices and GAME CANCELLATIONS sent from the website will also be sent to your cell phone as text messages. So now if they cancel the game while you're on the road, you'll know about it right away, instead of waiting until you get near a computer or wait for a call from your Coach or Manager.
In order to make this happen, your will have to choose your cell phone carrier through either online registration or the Edit My Account feature. ALL GAME CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES, any position-specific e-mails (Board Member, Coach, etc) and any League-wide E-mails will be sent as a text message to your Cell Phone. Choosing a carrier turns text messaging on for the corresponding cell phone number and you need to do nothing else!
*If you pay per text message, please be aware your service provider could charge for each Text Message you receive. You can cancel the service at anytime simply by removing your cell phone carrier from beside your cell phone.
Laconia Little League is now on Twitter! You can get a free account at www.twitter.com . Once you have an account, search for "LaconiaLL" or go to www.twitter.com/LaconiaLL . Web updates will be made as they are available. If you would like something posted, please e-mail and the Webmaster will post it on Twitter for you. If you would like your name mentioned in the the Tweet, please let me know.
Logging into your Laconia Little League Personal Account
If you were a player, parent, umpire, league official or other member of the 2013 Laconia Little League, you can update your information such as your address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses as they change.
There have been a few questions about how to log into your personal account on our site. If you click the "Edit My Account" button on the lower left menu and then enter your email address only, it will send you a password for your account.
You can then go in and edit the options available, such as text messaging, e-mailing notification regarding games, public/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.
While at this screen, you are also able to update your contact information so Laconia Little League always has the most up-to-date info. If you want multiple emails on your account, please put a semicolon ";" after the first email and then enter the second email.
LLL Anounces the Rich Velasquez Foundation (RVYSEF)!
Laconia Little League is pleased to announce the NEW Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation (RVYSEF). RVYSEF now has a link, http://rvysef.laconiall.org located on the Laconia Little League website. This foundation was developed to help area youth that need equipment for any sport and may not have the means to pay for it. Please see more information at the RVYSEF website or on Laconia Little League's website under the RVYSEF tab. You will find lots of information on this foundation, along with an online form to request equipment for your child or a child you know needs assistance. All requests will remain anonymous. Thank you Jack Batchelder and Cyndi Velasquez for developing this foundation that will bring lots of help and plenty of smiles to children that need it!
Thank you to Bill Salta for sharing this video on "How Baseballs are Made". Extremely interesting video you can view by clicking on Videos on the left hand side of the home page or clicking on the following link...