Fall Ball is here:
On Saturday August 18th we will have coaches meetings and Equipment Pickup at the following times-
Coach Pitch 8:00am- 8:45am
Majors 8:55am- 9:40am
MKP Coaches will be contacted by their commishioner.
All meetings will be held at Advanced Storage:
3080 Alma Rd.
McKinney, TX 75070
McKinney Little League has worked with a local McKinney based Uniform company, McKinney Tees and Sports Apparel, to order our uniforms & hats for our Fall 2012 Baseball Season.
All teams will receive (2) XL Coach Shirts per team unless you send an email to McKinney Tee's by Aug. 16th @ 10:00AM via the email address below. Please remember to note your team name and division.
The following important Dates and Times are available for Coaches to pick up their Team uniform orders:
- August 27th from 9-5
- August 28th from 9-5
- August 29th from 9-5
For the Fall Season, McKinney Little league will be ordering all Jersey's with the following numbering scheme 1-13. If teams want something different, please use the McKinney Tee's unique email for MLLB questions or additional orders at firstname.lastname@example.org. by Aug 20th. Any changes to numbers or extra request is at the coach/team cost (MLL will not cover this cost).
These orders will be available after the 29th due to the short turn around time. McKinney Tees and Sport Apparel 1414 S. Tennessee McKinney, TX 75069 972-542-0100
Directions to McKinney Tees from Gabe Nesbit Ball Field: Travel east on Eldorado past 75 until light at Hwy 5/Macdonald. Take a left at the light and veer off to left onto Tennessee. We are right past red brick church on the left. 1414 S Tennessee. Directions to McKinney Tees from Mouzon Ball Field: Take Hwy 5/Macdonald south. Turn right at Elm/Wilson Creek. Take left at 4 way stop (Tennessee). We are about halfway down on right. 1414 S Tennessee.
The rules are listed on the website. If you need an additional copy, or are unable to access, please contact your commissioner.
Bats: All bats have to be 2 1/4 diameter per Little League guidelines.
For the Spring season, coaches will not be limited to the number of players that they can protect, nor will coaches only be allowed to protect players from the previous season’s roster.
If you want to coach please email Registration@mckinneyllb.com and let us know what team names (provide 3 minimum)(must be an existing MLB or Triple A team name, See Below) you want to be. Be sure you already have an account on McKinneyllb.com. If not, you will need to create one. You will be contacted to let you know if we have enough players for you to coach.
***Please note that ALL coaches and assistants are required to complete a background check for every spring season (or fall season if you did not coach in the spring).
Returning teams may stay together now, from league to league
NOTE: Returning teams/coaches must provide their new team Pin # to each player, BEFORE they register.
All players who are not on a team will be placed on teams via the blind draft.
Although it is not a requirement, MLLB encourages all players who are league age 8 to participate in the MKP Division. Below is some information that may help you decide if MKP is right for your players. If you have questions after reading the information below, please direct those to maito:email@example.com.
How is league age determined?
The league age is the age of the player on April 30. For example, a player who is 7 years old today and has a birthday in Feb. - is considered to be league age 8 since he will be 8 on April 30.
Can 9 year olds play MKP?
No - all league age 9 year olds must play in the Minors Division
How is MKP different from Coach Pitch (CP) ?
The kids get to pitch, and an umpire calls balls and strikes. The batter can strike out, but there are no walks. Instead, the batter's coach pitches to him in the event that 4 balls are called. The coach pitching inherits the strike count from the kid pitcher, so a batter may only get 1, 2 or 3 pitches from the coach. The pitching distance is 40 feet as opposed to 30 feet in CP, so the ball usually has a little more velocity when thrown by the coach. Standings are kept, and the level of play is a little bit better than in CP since most of the kids are 8 years old.
Why should a coach prefer MKP over CP?
Sooner or later all of the kids will move up to some form of kid pitch; it is just a matter of when. From a coaches perspective it makes sense to take a group of kids and move on with the inevitable. It is always a challenge to coach a group of kids when moving from one level to the next no matter when the time comes, and sometimes it is best to get started at the first opportunity.
Can a coach protect his entire CP team when moving to MKP?
Yes - a coach can protect all the players that were on his coach pitch team. This includes any 7 year old who might want to play up.
Can a coach add new players to his roster?
A coach can only add new players to his roster if he has less than 7 players on his roster. In other words, newly formed teams can only protect up to 7 players. New players will be added to the teams via a blind draft.
How do I know if a player is ready for MKP?
That is a hard one to answer, but here are two items to consider. 1) Safety: the balls are thrown and hit harder, so please consider the safety issues; 2) Fun: will my kid have more fun in CP or MKP next season? Below are some pros and cons that may help decide which is more fun for your players.
The kids start to learn the basics about pitching.
The kids are introduced to batting against a kid pitcher.
Although there are no walks, the kids learn about balls & strikes.
Although there is no stealing, the catcher does become a little more involved in the game.
The kids are playing with other kids their age; there are less 7 year old compared to coach pitch, and there are no 6 year olds - so the level of play is better.
The kids could be exposed to wild pitching and get hit; they then may end up being hesitant at the plate.
The games are much lower scoring since it is harder to hit the ball
The games may only have 3 or 4 innings, so there are less at-bat for the players
More practice time is involved since teams have to work on pitching.
Pro or Con: Standings are kept, so the games will be more competitive in nature
Here is the Background Check form for anyone who is coaching the Spring 2011 season.
It must be turned in to a Commissioner or Board member, and you must show valid identification.
The Player Protection Form can be downloaded Here.
Draft rules and procedures can be found Here.
All coaches should have a user account on Mckinneyllb.com before requesting a pin # you can sign up for an account here.
MLLB Rules can be found Here.
New this year the Little League International has created LittleLeagueCoach.org.
Expert advice from renowned players and coaches; video demonstrations; skills development drills and exercises. Little League managers and coaches can get all the tools they need to start their season right or build on what they already have in place. And it's free.Coaches are encouraged to contact their league commissioner for the access code.
Coaches, be sure to bring your checkbook to the draft/coaches meeting to put the deposit down on your equipment bags!!
Please contact your division commissioner with any questions. See the contact page to determine who your division contact is. Contact Page
- LittleLeauge.org Common Forms
- LittleLeauge.org April Coaches Newsletter
- Coaches Background Check/Application to Coach a Team
List of MLB and Triple A Teams.
MLB Teams Available:
ANGELS, ASTROS, ATHLETICS, BLUE JAYS, BREWERS, CARDINALS, CUBS, DIAMONDBACKS, DODGERS, GIANTS, INDIANS, MARINERS, MARLINS, METS, NATIONALS, ORIOLES, PADRES, PHILLIES, PIRATES, RANGERS, RAYS, RED SOX, REDS, ROCKIES, ROYALS, TIGERS, TWINS, WHITE SOX, YANKEES
Triple A Teams Available:
BANDITS, BULLS, EXPRESS, HOT RODS, IRON PIGS, IRONBIRDS, LUGNUTS, METS, MUCKDOGS, MUDCATS, RAPTORS, RATTLERS, RED WINGS, RIVERCATS, RIVERDOGS, ROCKHOUNDS, SAND GNATS, SCRAPPERS, STORM, THUNDER