Transylvania Little League

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Jan, 2016

Transylvania Little League adds T-Ball division

Transylvania Little League is excited to announce the creation of a T-Ball division for children aged 4-6 for the Spring 2016 season.  The TLL Board of Directors recently approved this division expansion after reaching an agreement with the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department.  
Historically, TLL and TCPRD have offered simultaneous programming options for children between the ages of 4-6.  The discussion between the two organizations began in the Fall of 2014 when TLL President Cody Owen approached then Parks and Rec Programming Director Scott Goins about a potential agreement for TLL to manage the T-Ball program.  
Owen had this to say, "We are excited about this tremendous opportunity to provide baseball programming for younger children.  The move is in the best interests of our organization because it gives us the opportunity to build relationships with young families and provides them the opportunity to become more familiar with our organization before their son or daughter begins play in a more competitive league.  Little League International has invested heavily in the development of a curriculum for T-Ball programming.  Each manager/coach will be provided with a manual that covers practice plans, fun activities, and simple drills that will enable kids to familiarize themselves with the game of baseball."  
The cost per player will be $40.00, which includes a uniform jersey and hat, and a 10 week program that will consist of a practice and game each week.  Owen was quick to point out that wins and losses will not be the priority when games are to be played.  
He added, "Too many times I've seen managers, coaches, and parents get too caught up in wins and losses, and as a result the quality of instruction that player members receive suffers.  The goal of this T-Ball program is to establish a foundation that young children can build off of.  We will not be keeping score in this league.  The purpose of offering this league is so that children can learn the three basic fundamentals of the game, throwing, hitting, and catching in an environment where they will also be exposed to important values like teamwork, respect, sharing, etc. etc."  
Registration for the T-Ball program is currently open on Transylvania Little Leagues website transylvaniall.org.  The league is currently accepting volunteer applications for managers/coaches for these T-Ball teams.  Please contact TLL at [email protected] for more information.