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					               ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                 P.O. BOX 62761
                                       COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                      Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org




Dear Academy Little League Parents and Players,                                              January 6, 2011

Thank you again for an exciting 2010 season with our three of our age divisions winning the All-
Star Colorado District 5 Championships and advancing to the State Championship tournaments!
We look forward to another strong season this year. Practices will start end of April and games
will begin in May. We are planning to field All-Star teams in our three older divisions to
participate in the divisional All-Star tournament in July. This will be our fifth season offering
Academy Little League Softball and we aim to have five teams per division: Midgets, Rookies,
Majors and Juniors.

As we begin our 5th season of softball, we want to again recognize the tremendous volunteer
spirit of those who contribute to our league’s success. Last year was a great success because of
the hard work of all of our volunteers. This year we will continue to work on all four of our
divisions and help develop softball here in Colorado Springs. We remain confident with your
continued support that Academy Little League will again be recognized as the finest Little
League in the region. To that end, we remain committed to operating our league in accordance
with the guiding principles and policies established by Little League Softball.

One distinctive difference between Little League programs such as ours and other softball
programs is the minimum play rule. All players must play a minimum of six defensive outs and
have one at bat in each full regulation game. In addition, all players will be placed on a team
regardless of ability. We are a developmental softball league that focuses on the softball
development of each individual player through out the league.

The three older divisions have player evaluations, and players are drafted onto a team; we match
player abilities during the draft to insure each team is somewhat equal in ability. In addition, we
do not guarantee a makeup evaluation, you need to make every effort to make your scheduled
player evaluation time.

NOTE: Similar to the past year, we anticipate D20 restrictions on field use. That may limit
field availability and the number of total games that can be played. Because of this situation that
is out of our control, we may have to limit the number of players in certain age divisions again
this year. In the event that we cut off registration because of field availability, or (as has been our
policy in the past) if we are unable to obtain a qualified volunteer manager for a team, your
money will be refunded.

As you would suspect, it takes a lot of time and effort to administer and manage a program of
this size. The Board of Directors will be asking for your help as coaches, team managers, tryout
                            ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
          Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                 Brett Ortengren,
                ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                  P.O. BOX 62761
                                        COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                       Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org
volunteers, and a variety of other jobs that are necessary to make the program a success. As you
review the enclosed registration information we ask that you please consider volunteering for one
of the positions listed--it takes almost 30 volunteers just to complete tryouts! A person will be
available at registration to accept volunteer forms; one is enclosed for your consideration.

Registration fees for the 2010 SOFTBALL season:
         Midgets, (ages 7 and 8) $95.00
         Rookies, coach pitch and girl pitch (ages 9 - 11) $130.00
         Majors, girl pitch (ages 11 – 12) $175.00
         Juniors, girl pitch (ages 13 and 14) $175.00
THE LOCATION FOR REGISTRATION WILL BE AT FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
LOCATED AT 8685 EXPLORER DRIVE IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

Registration Dates:
Session 1: Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Session 2: Monday, January 31, 2011, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We will have another registration at the end of February.



                                       ALL-STAR PROGRAM
Introduction

The intent of Academy Little League is to field the best, most competitive combination of players and
staff to represent the League. We participate in the Colorado District 5 All-Star Tournaments (9-10, and
11-12 and 13-14 yr) following the end of regular season play. Each age group fields one team, each
composed of a maximum of 14 players. Official dates for the 2011 All-Star Tournaments are not yet
published/confirmed; however, we expect District play to begin on/about July 9.

Both the 11-12 year old and 13-14 year old All-Star Teams have the opportunity to advance beyond the
State Tournament to Regional competition; and the 11-12s to the World Series.

Player selection


All-Star participants (must first be nominated by regular-season teammates to attend evaluations) will be
selected based upon the following criteria:

    a)   Players demonstrated attitude, commitment, and sportsmanship.
    b)   Players demonstrated on-field performance.
    c)   Team manager (regular season) recommendation.
    d)   Availability throughout the entire All-Star tournament schedule, including all practices.
    e)   Performance at All-Star evaluations (to be held mid June, 2011).


                             ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
           Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                  Brett Ortengren,
                  ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                    P.O. BOX 62761
                                          COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                         Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org
Final player selections will be made by the All-Star manager and coaches based on the above listed
criteria. All-Star practices begin on/about June 15 and are typically conducted up to 5 days a week until
the District Tournaments begin in early July.

Manager / Coach selection: The All-Star manager for each division is selected by the Board of
Directors near the conclusion of the regular season. The manager selects one or two assistant coaches
who must also be approved by the Board of Directors.

NOTE: In the past there have been questions regarding fielding separate (from the All-Stars) tournament
teams. The ALL Board wants everyone to understand these teams (if formed) have nothing to do with
ALL; they may be formed, organized, coached, and funded by anyone wanting to do so, with players
from any (or a mix of) organizations. Our league insurance, equipment, policies, etc. does not
cover/support these separate tournament teams. Consistent with the league’s goal of fielding the best,
most competitive combination of players and staff to represent the League, ALL does not support players
selected as ALL All-Stars to participate on tournament teams ON/AFTER the date that All-Star
selections are made (approximately June 15, 2011). The Board does, however, clearly recognize the
potential benefit of improving individual skill levels of ALL players who choose to play on tournament
teams throughout the regular season. However, as stated previously, the Board encourages attendance at
all league games/practices for ALL players, and fully supports ALL regular season coaches in their
decisions to determine playing time based on games/practices attended.




You can also find extensive information about our entire program at
www.Academylittleleague.org. We wish you a safe, enjoyable, and memorable 2010 season.
Now, let’s get ready to play ball!!

Sincerely,


Academy Little League Softball Committee




                               ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
             Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                    Brett Ortengren,
               ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                 P.O. BOX 62761
                                       COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                      Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org
                                 GENERAL INFORMATION
BOUNDARIES (you must reside in this boundary to play for Academy Little League):
--All of the Air Force Academy
--South of: Interquest Parkway to Colorado Highway 83 to N Powers Boulevard south to Old Ranch
Road east to Black Forest Road north to Burgess Road east to Vollmer Road.
--North of: Garden of the Gods Road to Austin Bluffs PKY to Stetson Hills PKY to Marksheffel Road.
--West of: N Marksheffel Road to proposed Marksheffel to Vollmer Road.
--East of: Pike National Forest boundary south to Garden of the Gods Road.
AGE DIVISIONS (age as of Dec 31, 2011)
 MIDGETS 7-8 years            ROOKIES            9-11 years
 MAJORS 11-13 years           JUNIORS            13-14 years
DURATION OF SEASON [exact dates TBD; 10-12 games plus a year end tournament]


        Player Clinic            April TBA


        Player Evaluations: Sunday April TBA location TBA, Midgets (6-8 yrs old not
                            included)


        Game Dates: May and June




GAME DAYS games will be scheduled for during the week between Monday and Friday and some
games will be scheduled on the weekends. Game schedules will be finalized after teams and field
locations are finalized.

PRACTICES Days/times and locations are set by each coach, and may be on any day of the week.

CONFLICTS WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES We recognize there may be conflicts with other
extracurricular activities--scouts, soccer, music, and even other softball activities (such as tournament
teams). Please be aware that we encourage players to attend all league practices/games. Coaches reserve
the right to adjust playing time based on practices/games attended.




                            ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
          Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                 Brett Ortengren,
                  ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                    P.O. BOX 62761
                                          COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                         Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org


                        REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Please fill out a registration form for each child. Bring completed
        1. Registration form(s),
        2. Birth Certificate,
        3. Proof of address,
        4. Registration fee (check or cash).
        5. Volunteer Form

REGISTRATION SITE Focus on the Family: 8685 Explorer Dr. -- Administration Bldg.


Session 1:        Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Session 2:        Monday, January 31, 2011, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We will have another registration at the end of February.


REGISTRATION FEE (includes price of player's uniform, equipment, umpires, etc…)
        Midgets (ages 6, 7, 8) $95.00
        Rookies (ages 9, 10,) $130.00
        Majors (ages 11, 12) $175.00
        Juniors (ages 13, 14) $175.00
              $20 LATE REGISTRATION FEE APPLIES AFTER the March 15th.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
We will need to have a copy of every player’s birth certificate, even if you have played in the past. The
player’s birth certificate is for us to verify the age of the player.
LATE REGISTRATION
Anyone who registers late--after Player Evaluations date--will be charged a $20 late fee and will be
placed on a waiting list.
EVALUATIONS
Player evaluations will be held on a Sunday afternoon in April. Location will be determined.
REFUNDS: No refunds will be given after March 1, 2010.




                               ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
             Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                    Brett Ortengren,
                      ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                              P.O. BOX 62761
                                                    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                                   Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org

                  REGISTRATION AND EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION
                                                                 PLAYER:
Name:                                                                          Date of Birth                    /                 /

Address:                                                                                   Home Phone                 (       )

City:                                                                          State:                 Zip:

CLOSEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO RESIDENCE:
                                                                PARENTS:
Fathers Name:                                                                              Home Phone                 (       )

Address:                                                                                   Work Phone                (       )

City:                             State:                Zip:                    EMAIL: ____________________________

Mothers Name:                                                                              Home Phone                 (       )

Address:                                                                                   Work Phone                (       )

City:                             State:                Zip:                    EMAIL: ____________________________

                                                            AUTHORIZATION
I represent that I am the parent or legal guardian of the above named player. I hereby give my approval to participate in any and all Little League
activities, including transportation to and from the activity. I know that participation in baseball may result in injuries and protective equipment
does not prevent all injuries to participants. I release and hold harmless the teams, coaches, officials, players, sponsors, organizers, Academy
Little League from all liability or responsibility for any claim, damage, or legal action on behalf of the participant or the participants heirs, or
personal representatives, arising from any injury the participant may sustain, except to the extent and in the amount covered by accident or
liability insurance. I certify the above named participant does not have any medical or physical problems which are not disclosed here. I give
my consent for emergency medical care necessary to preserve life, limb, or well being of my dependent. I agree to return, upon request, the
uniform and any other equipment issued to myself or the above named participant in as good a condition as when received except for normal
wear and tear. I will furnish a certified birth certificate for the above named participant to League officials. I have read the above statement and
freely execute this document. A photocopy of this document may be treated as equal.

Signature:                                                                                            Date:

How did you hear about our league? ____ Internet ____Gazette ____Word of Mouth
____Posted Signs ____School ____Library if other, please describe: ____________________

                                          PLEASE FILL OUT BACK OF THIS FORM!
                                                   LEAGUE USE ONLY

LEAGUE AGE                        DIVISION                                     BIRTH CERT. VERIFIED

Boundary verified _______AMT. PAID                                  CASH            CHECK             CK. #




                                 ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
               Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                      Brett Ortengren,
                 ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                    P.O. BOX 62761
                                          COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                         Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org
                                              Code of Conduct
This document outlines Academy Little League’s Code of Conduct for Managers, Coaches, Players and Parents. It is
provided to ensure all participants understand and practice principles of behavior that support the purpose of Little
League baseball as identified by Headquarters National Little League Baseball, Williamsport, Pennsylvania:

         “Little League is a program of service to youth. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful
         activity and training under good leadership in the atmosphere of wholesome community
         participation. The movement is dedicated to helping children become good and decent
         citizens. It strives to inspire them with a goal and to enrich their lives towards the day when
         they must take their places in the world. It establishes the values of teamwork,
         sportsmanship and fair play.”

In light of this, the following Code of Conduct is designed to instill and maintain the highest level of sportsmanship,
integrity, fairness and professionalism in the Academy Little League program. All participants (Managers,
Coaches, Parents and Players) accept responsibility for adhering to the Code of Conduct upon registration
into Academy Little League. Violations should be reported to the Academy Little League Board for resolution:

Manager/Coach:
   Present an image of professionalism and competency, to include dress and appearance.
   Present exemplary behavior during all Little League and/or related activities.
   Demonstrate enthusiasm, honesty and respect for the game which necessarily includes fair play.
   Comply with established game, League and National Little League rules.
   Display and encourage sportsmanship; encourage the same by players and fans.
   Place the emotional and physical well-being of players at the top of your priorities (to include a safe playing
    environment).
   Will not use tobacco, drugs or alcohol while involved in/around Little League and/or related activities.

Player:
   Present exemplary behavior during all Little League and/or related activities.
   Display and encourage sportsmanship at all times.
   Demonstrate respect to Managers, Coaches, Umpires and other players.
   Will not use tobacco, drugs or alcohol while involved in/around Little League and/or related activities.

Parents:
   Present exemplary behavior during all Little League and/or related activities, remembering that all Managers,
    Coaches and Board Members are volunteers.
   Display and encourage sportsmanship at all times.
   Demonstrate respect to Managers, Coaches, Umpires and players.
   Help maintain a clean and safe playing environment.
   Will not use tobacco, drugs or alcohol while involved in/around Little League and/or related activities.
I have read the Code of Conduct and accept the same as my responsibility upon acceptance of this
registration by Academy Little League.

I give permission for ALL to use any sports photographs taken during the season on the
ALL website.



Signature:_____________________________                         Date:______________

                              ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
            Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                   Brett Ortengren,
              ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                P.O. BOX 62761
                                      COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                     Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org




                              REGISTRATION CHECKLIST
Must bring the following items with you to registration:
________Completed Registration Form

________Birth Certificate (copy for our ALL files)

__________Code   of Conduct

________Proof of address (Utility Bill)

________Boundary Verification

________Registration Fee: (Cash or Check Only)




                           ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
         Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                Brett Ortengren,
               ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
                                                 P.O. BOX 62761
                                       COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80962
                                      Web Site: www.academylittleleague.org




                                   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Academy Little League relies on volunteers to ensure the success of our program. Please sign
up and assist where you feel your particular talents or expertise can best be utilized. Check the
position(s) you would like to volunteer for:

____MANAGER (Head Coach)                              AGE GROUP_______

____COACH (Assistant Coach)                           AGE GROUP_______

____UMPIRE

____Softball Committee interest _____________________________________

NOTE: Acceptance into above positions requires a vote by the Academy Little League Board
and a background check (for these positions please fill out the Volunteer Application found on
the website under the tab ‘About ALL’, then ‘How You Can Help’).

NOTE: FOR MANAGERS/COACHES--PLEASE FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
FOUND ON THE WEBSITE EVEN IF YOU MANAGED/COACHED WITH US IN PREVIOUS
YEARS (WE ARE HAVING TO INCORPORATE THE NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM).    THIS FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE
VOLUNTEER TABLE AT REGISTRATION.    YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED TO
MANAGE/COACH UNLESS YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM.

PUT a check if you are interested:
___ FIELD MAINTENANCE                 ___ UNIFORMS                            ___PLAYER EVALUATIONS
___ WEBSITE/FACEBOOK                  ___ FUNDRAISING                         ___ SPONSOR
___ END OF SEASON                     ___ RULES COMMITTEE                     ___ OTHER
    TOURNAMENT
                                                                              ________________________
___ CLINIC


 PLEASE FILL OUT BELOW COMPLETELY AND LEGIBLY AND TURN IN TO VOLUNTEER TABLE

Name:                                                        Email: ____________________________
Home Phone:      (     )                       Work Phone:         (      )




                            ACADEMY LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL COMMITTEE
          Steve and Ginger Ernst – Coordinators; Dave and Linda Warhoe, Jim Gracias, Greg Elmendorf,
                                                 Brett Ortengren,

				
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