|Let the children play.
A Letter From The President,
Dear Parents and Players,
My name is Sue Pullen,
and I will be serving one more year as Thornydale Little League’s
President for the 2004 season. I
am self-employed as an Insurance Broker, and I have three children playing
in Thornydale Little League this year.
The Little League season
will begin soon. Registration
for new and returning players will be held on January 17th and 24th
from 9am to 12pm at Thornydale Elementary School. We will also have sign ups for Managers. As a Board, we select and appoint
Team Managers. It is the
Manager who selects his/her Coaches, with Board approval.
Teams are formed the week of
March 15th. Players
will be called sometime during that week to begin practices. Games begin Saturday, March 27th.
As you can see from the
side panel, we are in need of a number of Board positions. Volunteering on the Board is
an important commitment, and we need help! For example, if we don’t have a Fall Ball Coordinator, we
will not be offering Fall Ball this year.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please send me an
I would like to remind
everyone the objective of Little League, according to our
Constitution. “The objective
of the League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community
the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for
authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children
and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.” As adults, it is imperative that
we set good examples toward this goal.
The younger divisions
(T-Ball and Mini-Minors) are designed to introduce our children to baseball
and softball. The Minor
division is an instructional division, designed to develop
player skills and get them ready for the Majors (10 to 12 year olds), which
is a more competitive division. Our
upper divisions include our Junior and Senior players.
As a Board, our focus
continues to be communication and training. Please take advantage of the clinics
we set up for you and the players. There
will be a number of Umpire Clinics designed to get you, the Parent, familiar
with the rules of umpiring. Each
year we need lots of umpires to get us through the season. Our hope is to get as many parent
volunteers as possible on the field and behind the plate this season.
If you have any questions
or concerns that are not being addressed, please feel free to contact the
appropriate Board Member by email, or find us at the Park!
Sue Pullen, President
Thornydale Little League