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Spring 2017 Calendar and FAQ's

Updated Friday April 21, 2017 by McKinney Little League.

The following is a detailed outline of important dates as they relate to McKinney Little League Baseball for the Spring 2017 season.  Please understand that these dates are tentative and subject to change and/or cancellation.

February 18th Coaches Meeting: At First Baptist Church.

  • All Divisions: 8:30-8:45 Sign in, ID Photo (all volunteers need a 2017 Badge), Pick up Coaches Binder and donuts and coffee.
  • General Meeting: 8:45 am to 10:00am for All Divisions.
  • Rules Meeting: T-Ball & Coach Pitch Divisions: 10:00-10:45 MPR Room
  • Rules Meeting: Pitching Divisions: 10:00-10:45 Theater
  • All head coaches will need to attend this meeting and they are welcome to bring their assistant coaches as well. If a head coach is not able to attend, the head coach should make arrangements to have an assistant Coach attend.  
  • CPR and First Aid training: All Divisions: 11:00am MPR Room.  1 coach per team must attend the CPR training.

February 19th Regular Registration closes:  Please have your player registered and paid for by this date as we will begin finalizing team placement.  Uniforms will not be ordered for anyone with an outstanding balance.  Late Registration will remain open for teams with open slots.

February 18th Player Evaluations:

Who Must Attend:

  • Unassigned players within the Minors (Age 9-10), Majors (11-12), and Intermediate (11-13).

  • All players wishing to play up or down a division must also attend to be evaluated

  • Please contact Will Lloyd if you wish to have your player evaluated to determine the division your player should be placed in if their age falls in more than one division.   will_lloyd82@hotmail.com

  • Players who are unable to attend evaluations will be placed in the blind draft.  ALL registered players will be drafted and placed on a team.

Who Does NOT need to attend:

  • Players in the T-Ball, Coach Pitch, and MKP Division

  • returning Spring Players in the Minors, Majors, and Intermediate division who are a returning McKinney Little League player and your team is playing in the Spring 2017 season and you wish to return to your Spring 2016 team.     

‚ÄčThe players' skills will be evaluated and placement on a specific team will be based on the coaches draft.  Players who are unable to attend evaluations will be placed in the blind draft.  ALL registered players will be drafted and placed on a team.

*Please be sure to send your child with all of the necessary equipment and protective gear to play baseball.

Player Draft to follow immediately after at the field (weather permitting). All Coaches in the Minors, Majors, and Intermediate Divisions will need to make plans to attend these players’ evaluations because observations made will be helpful when drafting players to fill their rosters.  Warm ups February 18th will begin at 2pm with evaluations starting at 2:30pm and should be finished by 4:00pm.  A player draft involving all applicable coaches will follow immediately after the tryouts.  We also have a bad weather in-door plan in place. If weather does not permit outdoor evaluations then the evaluations will take place at 3:00pm at Michael Johnson Performance center (MJP).  Any changes regarding times and location will be posted on the website and sent via e-mail.

February 25th Big Al’s Coaches Clinic:  This is a FREE Clinic for all Coaches volunteering in McKinney Little League Baseball. Parents are also welcome to attend this clinic.  You do not need to pre-register as McKinney Little League has already registered and paid for this clinic.  Just sign in when you arrive. Big Al covers ideas for drills, practice planning, and a lot more issues related to the bigger picture of how coaches can positively influence their players.  Most of the coaches last year gave us feedback that this an absolute must attend for all coaches because of the huge impact that Big Al had on them.  The clinic location will be hosted by Arlington SW Little League and TX District 7 and will take place at Martin High School, 4501 West Pleasant Ridge Rd. Arlington, TX 76016.  The Clinic is split into two separate sessions: Coaches of players aged 9-13 years of age, the clinic times are 8:15am to 12:30pm, on Saturday, and coaches of players aged 5-8, the clinic times are 12:45pm to 4:00pm. Coaches and parents are welcome to attend both of the Saturday clinics or just the age division for their applicable team.

Practice Field Reservations start - TBD:  Coaches will be able to start practicing using their specific practice time and field selected by them at the coaches meeting.

March 18th Opening Day Ceremonies: Opening Day Parade and Ceremonies begin at 9:00am at the Gabe Nesbitt park.  This is an exciting day that involves a lot of festivities. Buzz studios will be set up for individual and team photos next to Nesbitt 4.  More information regarding this event will follow in the coming weeks.

March 13th-March 19th Pre-season Tournament: A single game elimination tournament will take place shortly before and after the conclusion of the Opening Day Ceremonies.  This Tournament does not apply to Beginner T-Ball or Advanced T-Ball.

March 18th Regular Season Games Begin for T-Ball: A 12 game regular season schedule for T-Ball will begin.  Please understand that not all teams will start their games on this date.

March 21st Regular Season Games Begin for ALL divisions: A 12 game regular season schedule for all Divisions will begin.  Please understand that not all teams will start their games on this date.

May 21st Tentative Day to Conclude Regular Season Games for Coach Pitch and up Divisions: This is a tentative date and depends on how many rain out games happen during the regular season.

May 23rd Tentative Date for End of Season Tournament to Start: This tentative date will be the start of our Double Elimination Tournament.  Of course, depending on how many rain outs occur prior to this date, this tournament could start later.  If this tournament starts significantly later, McKinney Little League may also need to change the Tournament format to ensure the completion of all games by any firm date given by the City of McKinney.

June 3rd Tentative Date for all regular season games and Conclusion of the End of the Spring Season Tournament.

June 1st All Star Selections