2014 Burlington Titan Tournament Teams
Titan Teams are to be weekend tournament teams that will provide an opportunity for kids in our program to play more games at a higher and more competitive level. It is to be governed by a subcommittee of the Burlington Little League Board. It will be co-sponsored by Burlington Little League but all of the programs expenses will be funded by separate player costs, separate sponsors, and fundraisers.
Proposed guidelines by BLL board:
1) Subcommittee formed of 6-8 members w/ at least 2-3 non board members.
a) Chairman to oversee the committee and must be board member. Main communicator w/ Little League Board. b) Committee members to oversee scheduling of tournaments, fundraising, uniforms, coaching selections, etc. c) All decisions concerning Burlington Titan Teams must be approved by the Burlington Little League Board of Directors
2) Team Set up
a) There will be one team for each age group, U8-U14, depending on interest level. An age group may have more than one team, depending on level of interest, pending manager and Little League Board approval. Each team will consist of approximately 11-14 players. There will be an open tryout each fall and/or winter for these teams.
b) They must be part of our LL program by playing on one of our other in house teams. They can be out of our LL area but they must be waivered in and play on one of our local league teams.
c) Teams will consist of U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14, depending on interest level.
d) Kids are eligible for a team based on age and grade they are in. See below:
U14-14 as of April 30, or 8th grade
U13-13 as of April 30, or 7th grade
U12-12 as of April 30, or 6th grade
U11-11 as of April 30, or 5th grade
U10-10 as of April 30, or 4th grade
U9-9 as of April 30, or 3rd grade
U8-8 as of April 30, or 2nd grade
If a player is eligible and desires to try-out to play up with their grade level, they should notify the coach for that level.
e) Coaches will be selected by the Manager, and approved by the Little League Board assuming they pass all background checks, etc.
Tournaments Set Up
a)U8-U10, 4-6 tournaments per age group. Tournaments will be scheduled through our committee. Coaches will not be allowed to schedule or change any tournament dates without approval of Titan Committee Chairman.
b)U11 thru U14, 5-7 tournaments per age group. Tournaments will be scheduled through our committee. Coaches will not be allowed to schedule or change any tournament dates without approval of Titan Committee Chairman.
a)This program is being sponsored though our own local Baseball League but it is total separate entity and has no ties w/ Little League Baseball of America. We have to get our own separate insurance as well as funding to run these teams.
Main forms of financing our program:
1)Player Fees = approx $100-$150 Payment will be due 11/30/2014.
2)Host tournaments (2). May 17-18, U9, U11, U13. May 31-June 1, U8, U10, U12, U14. $350 entry fee. All families of Titan Parents will be scheduled a shift to work at our tournaments. This is our primary fundraiser and we need full support to work it.
Rules to Remember:
1)Titan team program comes second to Burlington Little League. Never should games, tournaments, or practices be scheduled during Burlington LL games that could cause a conflict.
2)These teams are to be highly competitive teams that will allow these kids a chance to learn and compete at a higher level. However, all kids may not get equal playing time, but they should all get fair playing time. It’s great to win, but at this level it is more important for them to develop better baseball and life skills. If they are good enough to make the team, they are good enough to play in every game.
3)Each player from our Burlington Teams are allowed to pitch no more than 9 innings in a weekend tourney, despite what the tourney pitching rules are. Communication of pitching must be done between Little League Coaches, parents, and Titan coaches. Please observe these rules, as we do not want the pitching to suffer for the league teams, and most importantly, we do not want to contribute to potential arm injuries. Any coaches deliberately caught breaking this rule will be removed as coach.
For further questions regarding the Titan Program, please contact Shannon Weis cell – 262-331-3041, email – firstname.lastname@example.org