Franklin Township Youth Association
A lan Kochans ki, Pres ident--689-2225 Bridget Klos ins ki, Secretary–689-0096
FTYA.ORG Jeff LaFrance, Vice Pres ident 329-6024 George Buniak, Trus tee-- 456-0295
Pat Banes , Treas urer--479-4898 Chris Hamler, Trus tee– 537-6198
FEBRUARY, 2011 Kate Corby, VP Comm. -454-1544 M ike Kilhullen, Trus tee- 619-9188
You can register and pay by way of
credit card for Baseball and Softball
online at FTYA.org from now until
From Desk of the FTYA President:
February 7. In person registrations w ill also be
held on January 25 and February 4 from 6:30 - D ear Parents,
8:00 in the Meeting Room at the Municipal
I am happy to announce that the FTYA will be utilizing an online
registration system for our program. For years, we have heard your
inquiries. Over the last couple of months, we have reached out to
find the best system to fill our needs. Now, our online system will
be open from January 17 through February 7 for Baseball / Softball
The FTYA basketball season is off to Registrations. This will allow parents to register their children at
a great start ! Our regular season games began on the comfort of their schedules. Also, we will still hold 2 in person
January 6th and w ith playoffs our season w ill go into registration sessions on January 25 and February 4 at our
the month of March. We have 8 teams competing Community Center, for parents who desire to still do this in person.
in the league this year across the various grade Now you can sit down at home, fill out the required information
levels. Just a few important reminders:
and make a debit or credit card payment at your convenience. The
Please make sure your child brings in w ater only to ease of this system is fantastic. It will allow us to enter the
any of the basketball facilities. No food or any other information one time and we will no longer be required to fill out a
type of beverage is allow ed. This is a league wide registration forms for each sport and for each child. As we go from
rule. No pets are allow ed in any basketball facility sport to sport, all we need to do is verify the information, make
unless they are necessary to assist w ith a medical your payment and you are done. Big thanks to Michael Kilhullen
condition. T here w ill be no practices o n for doing the research on our online registration system!
Saturday, January 29th.
I would like to thank Ed Casey, Lee Ivanitski and Craig McGuire
W e are in search of a basketball coordinator for nex t for stepping up and taking on the shared role as Baseball
years program. W ithout a coordinator there w ill be Coordinator for the upcoming season. It is good to see new faces
no basketball. Please let Alan Kochanski know if join us and continue to make our FTYA program the best that it
you are interested in the position.
could be. Welcome aboard! We still need more volunteers to help
I w ould like to thank Joe Flynn, Kelly O'Dell, Theresa us.
Buniak and the follow ing students from Franklin for
their help w ith cleaning up the municipal building Our basketball season is now in full swing. Our kids look good.
gym floor and facility over the Holiday break to get Keep up the hard work.
us ready for the season:
If you have any questions, please reach out to me or join us at our
Nicholas DeTore Claire Flynn Maggie Flynn next FTYA meeting at the Municipal Building on February 8 at
Jack Melquist Evan Melquist Eddie Gonzalez
Jake Carter Eddie Gonzalez Keelie Giannone
Dalton Buniak Julia Buniak
George Buniak, Alan Kochanski,
Acting Basketball Coordinator FTYA President
The 2011 softball season will offer teams
Baseball at the instructional, junior, intermediate,
and senior levels. All levels play two
games per week against other township
I am very pleased to announce that we
teams. The 8 week long season opens
will have baseball in Franklin Township in
2011. Ed Casey, Craig McGuire and Lee April 16th. The league will also host
Ivanitski have all volunteered to coordinate tournaments in May for the junior, intermediate, and
baseball. At this time I would like to thank all senior levels.
of the FTYA members, coaches & parents
that helped me the past few years with Girls in K-2 begin at the instructional level. Here, they
learn the basic skills of throwing, catching, fielding, hitting,
Jeffrey LaFrance and how to play the game. Coaches are on the field at all
email@example.com times, either pitching to the girls or encouraging their
defensive skills and teamwork on the field. An Incrediball
is used which is a softer version of a softball. It's a very
casual and fun way to learn the game. At the junior level
The next FTYA meeting (3-4 grade), girls continue to develop core skills and begin
will be Tuesday, February playing the pitcher position. At the intermediate (5-6
8, 2011, 7:30 p.m. at the grade) and senior level (7-8 grade), more softball rules are
Municipal Building on enforced and the girls enjoy competitive, fast-pitch
Route 57. softball games!
Sign-ups begin this month! We encourage girls of all skill
levels to join our softball league. Please visit
www.ftya.org/Softball.html for more details.
Make the FTYA into the type
of program you want it to be by We also need some parents to join our league as volunteer
volunteering your time and coaches. Training, workshops, and ongoing mentoring
talents. Why not invest some of
your time in the youth of will be provided. Please contact me if you are interested.
Franklin Township – be a
VOLUNTEER. We’ll be We are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2011 season!
posting some ideas of the kind of help we need on the
web site, keep an eye out for how you could participate. Michael Kilhullen,
Have a suggestion?
Use the comment section
and praise can be given,
all with the touch of a button!