2012 Chanhassen Baseball & Softball Parent Information Meetings
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2012 Chanhassen Baseball & Softball Parent Information MeetingsMARCH 5th - 13+ BASEBALL
Presentation OutlineProgram Update/Opening Remarks/2011 HighlightsMeet the BoardFeedbackKey Dates Tryout/Evaluation ProcessConcussion TrainingVolunteeringCAA Baseball and Softball ApparelSponsorshipsDugout ClubQuestion and Answer
Welcome to the 2012 CAA Baseball and Softball Season
Significant growth over 5 past years
In-house program changes for 2012 (youth baseball)
Improved program- more volunteer opportunities, sponsorship program, and formation of Dugout Club
Key UpdatesRecord Number of Players Registered - 1,197 Expanded Field Space by working with Victoria/Carver County
Larry Lovig, PresidentSOFTBALLTed Ellefson- VP, SoftballJack Downey- Director, In-house SoftballEric Raymond, Director, Travel SoftballBASEBALLChad Hake, VP BaseballDave Windschitl, Director 5s-8s In-house baseballBrian Benkstein, Director, 9s-12s In-house baseballMike Larson, Director, Tournament BaseballBob Schaefer, Director, Hosted Baseball TouramentsTodd Neils, Director, 13+ In-house/Metro Baseball
Board MembersAngel Whiteside, VolunteersTom Lindquist, Player AgentJoe Witterschein, Director, Safety OfficeJohn Pitz, TreasurerTondi Schoepp, SecretaryCraig Stacey, League Information OfficerAdvisor Baseball: Cullen Bahn, Chan High School Varsity Baseball Coach
FeedbackPaid coachesTournamentsTeam compositionRegistration fees
NON-METRO BASEBALL:Evaluations will be 1st week of practice (April 21st)13-year olds at Lake Ann14/15-year olds at Lake Susan
Team will play Shakopee, Minnetonka, Edina and Eden PrairieMETRO BASEBALL:Baseball Metro tryouts: 13s, 14s, and 15s- April 14th and 15th (outside- weather permitting- must attend both days) In case of inclement weather, evaluations will be held at Chanhassen High School. The website will be updated with informationTeam formation and posting on the website by 4/17Practice begins on 4/17
Non-Metro Baseball13 Yr. Old/7th Grade Community League Teams will be selected through a draft. All players must attend the outdoor evaluation the first week of practice. Additional information on evaluations will be sent out as we get closer. Teams will be formed in late April. The regular season will run through mid-July. Practices and games will be at Bandimere Park, Lake Ann Park and Diethelm Park, Monday through Saturday and an occasional Sunday. 14-15 Yr. Old / 8th-9th Grade Community League Fourteen and fifteen year-olds will be combined into one in-house league. Teams will be selected through a draft. All players must attend the outdoor evaluation the first week of practice. Teams will be formed late April. The regular season will run through mid-July. Practices and games will be at Lake Susan Park, Bandimere Park, Carver and Diethelm Park. Monday through Saturday and an occasional Sunday.
METRO BASEBALLTEAM COMPOSITION:13-year olds: 5 Metro (AAA, 2AA, and 2A)14-year olds: 3 Metro (AAA, 2AA)14/15-year olds: 2 A15-year olds: 2 Metro (AAA, AA)COACHESEVALUATIONS: (Prior Year and field evaluations are used)Day 1: Fastballs (hitting and pitching), Infield (SS to 1st), Outfield throw to cutoff, and base running (home to 1st). OPTIONAL: CatchingDay 2: Hitting Curveballs, Pitching (fastballs/curveballs) Infield (charge and throw), Outfield (throw to cut-off) and base running (2nd to home). OPTIONAL: Catching
METRO BASEBALLEVALUATION SCORING:Day 1 and Day 2- lowest scores thrown out to calculate final score. (If a player chooses to catch, lowest two scores from pitching, infield, and outfield will be thrown out)
$25 evaluation fee collected during 1st day of tryouts
Pants pick up will be at CAA Storage, 1361 Park Rd. Lakeside Promotions on Saturday/Sunday 11:30 - 6:00. Chan wear will be available for order.
Evaluation 4/14 - 4/15Bandimere ParkAnticipated times (check website)13-year olds (Al Ma) 10:00 11:30 (Mo Wr)11:30 1:00
14-year olds (Bj Ni) 1:00 2:15 (Ob Zi)2:30 3:30
15-year olds 3:30 5:00
If inclement weather, CNHS and time change
Eval form (non-Catching)
Eval Form (Catching)
Final Eval results
Concussion TrainingMinnesota Legislature Concussion Law Passed September 1st, 2011Mandates:>All coaches and officials receive concussion training and education (3-year intervals)>Coaches MUST remove athlete from activity if they exhibit signs or behaviors or are suspected of sustaining a concussion>Law requires health care professional signature to return to play if athlete is removedCAA has already instituted training- available on our Website for anyone- provided by Centers for Disease Control>All aspects of the law will be STRICTLY Upheld by CAA baseball and softball
VOLUNTEERINGVolunteer Board MemberLeague Volunteer Director Angel WhitesideFee$150 volunteer fee will be destroyed at the end of the season upon completion of the required 5 hours of service. Hours will be updated monthly on the CAA Website. Final hours need to be completed by 8/1/12.Fee raised due to limited volunteer participation in 2011 season
VOLUNTEERINGHow Do I VolunteerVolunteerspot link on CAA website
Volunteer expectationsSpontaneous help is always welcome, but does not qualify as volunteer hoursVolunteer hours are recruited by Division Volunteer Coordinator or via VolunteerspotWhen you apply to become a volunteer, you give the our League organization the right to conduct necessary background checks.
VOLUNTEERINGWhat doesnt countAssisting with practicesTeam photographerPitch count or stat keeperSnack coordinator
For teams to be successful, parent involvement is needed at many levels.
To qualify for volunteer hours, the job(s) must be posted on Volunteerspot. If it is not in volunteer spot, than it does not qualify.
TEAM BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR:Jon Hokanson: 952-239-9913 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Sponsors Receive:Name recognition on website (over 130,000 visitors in past year)Company info and link on BB/SB websiteName/Logo placement on players sleeve for each team sponsoredAbility to provide additional branded material (water bottles, etc.)A team plaque at years end commemorating your support
We are seeking 85+ team sponsors
We will work with you if you have a favorite team you want to sponsor (cant guarantee but will make every effort)
Onboard for this year: Pitch2Pitch, Linhoff Photo, Tradition Capital Bank, Lakewinds Co-op, Lakeside Promotions, Kidz Klipz, Baden Sports, Dicks Sporting Goods
Dugout ClubThe Dugout Club is a booster club created to support diamond sports within the Chanhassen High School boundaries. Its primary objectives include maintenance and improvement of the stadium complex at Chanhassen High School as well as additional community development projects to provide safe, playable fields and practice facilities and equipment for the baseball and softball teams within our member communities www.dugout-club.org
Stadium WalkThe Dugout Club will be selling a limited number of bricks to build the 2012 10 x 10 sidewalk panel for The Stadium Walk at the Chanhassen diamond sport complex. LEAVE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY Help sponsor ongoing improvements to the Storm diamond sport facilities by purchasing an engraved brick. Personalized bricks will be placed at the entrance to the stadium complex as each 10 x 10 sidewalk panel is sold out. Your brick will provide ongoing financial resources to support ongoing and future facility improvements
Buy your brick today and support the Storm legacy.
CHANHASSEN APPARELProvided from Lakeside promotionsAvailable at all evaluation daysIn-house and travel
15% of proceeds directly refunded back to baseball programs
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS