Hello Parents, thank you for researching Little League. We created this page to provide you information on what you need to know and what to expect. Little League is an international organization of youth sports. Little League sevices multiple age groups and both boys and girls. Children that turn 4 before 9/1 are eligible for teeball. This starts a child off on a tee and we transition to coach toss midway throughout the season. We then progress through older divisions and introduce kid pitch. Our program costs are slightly higher than other sports because of our overhead involved in renting the gym for winter clinic, umpire fees and equipment purchases. A common question we get is about the cost structure. We pay a fee to use the fields and lights, supply uniforms, umpires, catchers equipment, helmets, bats, balls and a Little League dues. Your registration only covers a part of those costs. The rest is made up through the concession stand, fundraisers and sponsorship.
Many responsibilities exist beyond the normal team level: Commitments that make the EWPAL Little League function smoothly. Parents make the program a quality experience for all our children.
The EWPAL Little League can only be as good as we, the parents, make it. Following are some important volunteer areas that are required during the season.
Field Preparation and Maintenance
Special Events Coordination
Volunteer Umpiring Help
Parent support during both games and practices is critically important to the success of the league.
Be supportive of the team by ensuring your child arrives at each practice and game on time.
Be a positive role model during games, whether you are a manager, an assistant coach, or simply a spectator.
Finally, please keep the following in mind:
Always be positive and enthusiastic.
Show your child positive reinforcement.
Observe practices and games to learn proper techniques to practice with your child.
Encourage your child toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game.
Teach your child to always play by the rules.
Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than a victory.
Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team.
Let the managers and coaches do the coaching.
Let the umpire call the game.
If you have concerns about anything regarding your team or the league, first talk to your manager.
If your concern is not resolved, then contact the Division Player Agent listed on the main EWPAL Little League page.
Tag Day - Canning
We offset your costs through fundraising throughout the season. One of our standard fundraisers is called Tag Day. the name comes from the old concept of giving a tag in exchange for donating to charity. This is also referred to as canning as we usually stand outside of Walmart of Shoprite with cans asking for change.
Volunteering - Work bond
in order to keep our prices low and continue to invest in the program, we are adding a $150 work bond this year. This is a seperate check for 4 hours of work in helping improve the program. Everyone will turn in a check. Head Coaches will get their hours waived by returning the equipment at the end of the year. all others are required to work their hours.