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Parents Corner


Kirkland American Little League (KALL) Board of Directors strive to operate our league in a positive instructional manner in which players learn sportsmanship, team work, life lessons, competition and good baseball skills.
 

VOLUNTEER:


Our League is an all volunteer league and we rely on each parent in the league to volunteer to help out their players team and the league in some way each season. You can do so in any of the following ways.
 

Manage or Coach

Scorekeeper

Field Prep

Dug Out Monitor

Umpire

Concession duty

Team Mom
 

Every parent of every player needs to volunteer for something. Please do your part to set a good example for your player by volunteering.

Good Team work is what gets things done.

COACH AND MANAGER EVALUATION FORM
Every year during the last week of the regular season KALL Player agents and VP's hand out Coach and Manager Evaluation sheets. However we would like to hear from any parent any time of year you feel you would like to share your opinion. Please click on the links below for the evaluation forms.
 

       Coaches Evaluation Form


       Managers Evaluation Form


LOOKING FOR MORE BASEBALL?
 
SUMMER BALL
Little League Summer baseball is not boundary controlled like Regular Season baseball. This is more of a relaxed Sandlot style baseball with very few if any practices with lots of games and lots of fun. 14 plus players are put on every team so families don't have to worry about missing games when on vacation. There will always be enough players to field a team and if not just borrow some from the other team.

Summer baseball in run by Kirkland National Little League and played at the Juanita Beach Park by Spuds http://www.kirklandnational.org/
 

FALL BALL

Little League Fall Ball starts in September and goes for 6 weeks with double headers every Sunday starting at noon. Fall ball is a little more serious then Summer ball and is a great place to develop your skills.

Fall ball is NOT boundary controlled like regular season little league. Anyone from any league can join Kirkland American who organizes a few teams at various ages. We even had a few players from Kirkland National and Redmond West on the teams. check our headlines for registration dates in Early August. For more information check out the District 9 web page for Fall ball  http://washdist9.org/FallBall.htm

 

OVER AGE 12 & WANT TO PLAY BASEBALL

Is your player over the age of 12 and still wants to play baseball?

Now there are more choices then ever. If you want to keep playing Little League Baseball

Junior League for Players 13 & 14

Senior League for Players 14, 15 & 16

Big League for Players 16, 17 & 18

These leagues are being operated around the Eastside by Little League district 9.  If you would like more information on this league contact  information@kall.org

 

SELECT BASEBALL

The Eastside is full of Select Baseball teams - The ages range from 9U (9 and under) up to 18U.

Many of these teams advertise at the local batting cages as to when their try outs are and hold them between September and November for teams that practice indoor all winter and play games the following Spring and summer. As many as 300 players will show up for just 12 spots on a roster. 

Participation on these teams can run from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 per year.

 

TOURNAMENT TEAM BASEBALL

While many think tournament teams are operated by Kirkland American Little league - They actually have NOTHING to do with KALL or Little League

However KALL does have players who participate on tournament teams, while at the same time playing for little league teams. 
 

What is a tournament team?

These are teams formed by parents who organize a team to play baseball in tournaments outside of Little league (usually during Spring Break, Memorial Day and after little league is over during the Summer). (Tournament teams never interfere with Little League practices or games).

These parents then go out and find tournaments for their team to play in. Some teams have traveled as far as Nebraska and other just stay here locally in the Puget Sound area.


Teams are formed in a variety of ways:

Some parents/coaches ask their friends to play on a team.
 

Other teams may scout little league games looking for players with talent & invite only those players to play for the team. 

The Bottom line is who ever is organizing the team can use what ever method they choose to form a team. Little League has no control over this since these teams are NOT affiliated with Little League in any way.
 

USE OF FIELDS:


KALL practice fields and game fields are NOT available to these teams. These teams must find their own practice locations as they are NOT affiliated or associated with Little League in any way.
 

If KALL is not using the fields the City of Kirkland has given us the fields are available to the public on a first come first served basis, however KALL can not assign or schedule other activities on these fields. 
 

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